• Sikaflex - Perhaps the best adhesive/sealant available.  It has a wide range of uses such as fixing windows and roof lights.  It is also great for securing solar panel brackets to van roofs without needing to use screws or bolts, which could lead to leaks.  Sikaflex 221 or 252 are very good.  252 is quicker setting with a harder consistency.  There are other products available, but be sure to use something of good quality on important fixes.  Tiger Seal is also recommended, but many people prefer Sikaflex.

Whether you are building your own camper van, or looking to replace or upgrade parts in your existing vehicle, finding parts can often be difficult and expensive. But there are a number of places that make things easier and often much cheaper. or are particular useful and I highly recommend them.

If you need a lot of materials, like wood, screws, bolts, etc then you'll save a lot of money by making a list any buying everything in one go.

Here is list of places that should help you find the parts you need.


Company Description
Local Pound shop Cheap tools, paints, cleaning products and more.  Have a good look around. Auction website offering everything from parts, tools and complete vehicles
ScrewFix Great retailer of building materials and tools. Great value.
Wickes DIY retailer, found around the UK
Maplin Massive electronics retailer.
Ikea Massive retailer of household goods, including cheap foam mattresses.
USA Auction website offering everything from parts, tools and complete vehicles.

Comments (2)

  • Brittney's picture

    Can you please suggest other websites for purchasing appliances and things in the U.S? Campervans are far less common here and I'm having a terrible time finding what I need.

    Mar 31, 2012
  • Anonymous's picture

    Im thinking of buying a panel van of this type, and converting it myself, anybody done this?

    May 17, 2011

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