Our Recommended Products for your Van Conversion

We know how time-consuming it can be to scour the internet for the perfect products for your van conversion.
After 10+ builds, and countless hours on the forums, we've curated a list of our favourite products we keep coming back to.


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Categories


Electrical

 

Plumbing & Heating

 

Insulation, Screens, and Curtains

 

Interior

 

Exterior

 

ELECTRICAL


SOK LITHIUM BATTERIES
We recently discovered these super affordable, high quality lithium batteries from SOK. Available in 100 and 206 amp hours.

DISCOVER BLUE LITHIUM BATTERIES
Super compact and top quality lithium batteries made by Discover. Available in 100Ah and 200Ah sizing. Very affordable pricing for Canadian-made lithium batteries. 

RENOGY COMPACT 100W PANEL
These solar panels are super compact, making it easy to fit 4-6 on your van roof without compromising stealth. 

MAXXAIR FAN DELUXE 7500K
The creme de la creme of roof vents. Complete with automatic rain sensor and remote control. We recommend 1-2 of these in your conversion depending on the length of your van.  


VICTRON SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER
Another necessity from Victron - ensure your batteries are charged properly via your solar panels, and are not damaged by overcharging.

VICTRON DC-DC CHARGER
Can be used with lead-acid or lithium batteries. These chargers also come with bluetooth capability, so you can monitor your power supply via your smartphone.

VICTRON BM-712 BATTERY MONITOR
We love these simple battery monitors from Victron. Keep an eye on your charge levels and power usage with this compact and easy to install monitor that connects via Bluetooth.

SOLAR ENTRY GLAND
By far the easiest to use solar entry gland. It's UV resistant so it will hold up for a long time and easy to seal to the roof of your van. Available in black or white. 

2-1 MC4 CONNECTORS
Use these connectors to combine two (or four) solar panels in parallel or series. This allows you to only have to pass two wires through the roof of your van.

SOLAR EXTENSION CABLE
UV rated cable to run from your solar panels down to your electrical area. They come with MC4 connectors, making it dead simple to plug into your solar panels.

12V ROCKER ON/OFF SWITCH
These 12V switches by JR Products are a staple in our conversions. They also come in black and brown. 

12V DIMMER SWITCH
Because who doesn't love a dimmer! These switches are a great way to diversify your lighting in a small space. 

12V READING LIGHTS
We love the look of these sleek  reading lights. Change between blue and white light, and easily change the direction with bendable arms.


PLUMBING / HEATING


WHEEL WELL WATER TANK
Made by us at Curious Campervans, our Promaster water tanks are specifically designed to go around the wheel wells and save space.


FLOJET WATER PUMP
These are our preferred water pump. They run dry, are self-priming, and quiet thanks to their noise-absorbing mounts.  


QUICK CONNECT OUTDOOR SHOWER
We put an outdoor shower in all of our conversions. This one from Dura Faucet is easy to install, and quick to use. 


FRESH WATER FILL PORT
Made from UV stabilized plastic with a bayonet style cap, these fill ports make finishing your water cabinet a breeze.  


THE PERFECT SIZE SINK
Not too big, not too small. Just right. Meant to be under mounted, but you can over mount as well if preferred. 


360 FAUCET
These black faucets are  super sleek and minimal, plus they rotate 360 degrees (check our E-Biker's dream van for faucet outdoor shower inspo)


SINK TRAP
We use this drain line with a low profile trap to connect the sink to the grey water tank. It only takes up a few inches of space compared to a household sink trap to preserve precious cabinet storage.


ISOTEMP WATER HEATER
These electric water heaters also connect to your vehicle's coolant lines - making them super efficient and space saving. Contact us for pricing.


THETFORD PORTA POTTI
Easy to use, easy to clean, and easy to store. Thetford's porta pottis are award winning for a reason! Comes in a variety of sizes - we find the 365 model is perfect for your van conversion.


WEBASTO AIRTOP GAS/DIESEL HEATER
Tap into your van's existing fuel tank to maximize space and comfort with the Webasto Airtop heater. Available for gasoline and diesel engines.


INSULATION, SCREENS & CURTAINS


THINSULATE
Our preferred insulation for van conversions. Thinsulate is moisture and mildew resistant, delivers more acoustic absorption than competitive products, and is easy to work with. 


3M 90 ADHESIVE SPRAY
Although these cans cost a pretty penny, this is without a doubt the best adhesive for attaching insulation to your walls and ceiling. We also use it in our upholstery.  


NOICO SOUND DEADENING
We stick a layer of this on the metal walls before putting up the Thinsulate. It's self-adhesive, making it super easy to install.  


FOAM UNDERLAYMENT
This foam underlayment serves a few purposes in our conversions - great for making your own insulated curtains, as well as padding exposed metal areas before upholstering them.


WANDERFUL WINDOW COVERS
We are super impressed by the quality of these window covers from Wanderful. Currently only available for Sprinter stock-size windows. 


ROLEF BUG SCREENS
Canadian made custom bug screens for your sliding doorway and back doors of your van.  Made from great quality materials, with magnet and zipper closures. 


INTERIOR


SCOPEMA SEAT SWIVELS
Our fav seat swivels out there. The Scoepma swivels only raise your seat by 7/8" and function super smooth and quiet. 


LAGUN TABLE MOUNT
Being able to move around easily and adapt your living space in your van is essential. The Lagun mount allows just that - swivel your table top in multiple directions, or simply store it away. 


SEADOG SLAM LATCH
We've tried every drawer latch out there. These marine latches are by far the most functional and durable, plus they come in white or black. Check Sea Dog's website for a reseller near you.  


UNAKA FORK MOUNT
If you plan on storing bikes inside your van, these fork mounts from Unaka Gear Co are a must. They fit numerous fork sizes, and make getting your bike in and out of your van a breeze, while keeping it safely in place when driving.


HEAVY DUTY 60" LOCKING SLIDES
Perfect for bike rollouts and other storage trays in your garage. These slides can support up to 500 lbs and have built-in locks to keep everything secure while you're driving. 



EXTERIOR


PROMASTER ROOF RACK BRACKETS
Use these roof rack brackets to DIY your own rack out of 8020 for your Promaster conversion. From our friends at Unaka Gear Co. Sold in pairs. 


PROMASTER ADAPTOR BRACKETS
Use these adaptors with the Unaka Roof Rack Brackets to attach 8020 rails across the roof of our Promaster. Sold in pairs. 


THULE VAN LOCKS
Add these to your back doors and sliding door for an extra layer of security. As seen on our "Frann" van conversion. 


DICOR SELF LEVELLING LAP SEALANT
We use this to seal up any holes we make in the roof. It is self levelling so it creates a smooth finish and has been trusted on RVs for decades.