A list of our must-have items for a school bus conversion
We often get asked what products we used to complete our school bus conversion. Below are a list of our favorite items we used during our build!
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We are in love with Beddy’s bedding! Honestly I couldn’t imagine being in bus or RV without it. The sides zip up like a sleeping bag and the minky lining is so soft and cozy!
This 12 volt heated blanket is great for cold nights! It is so soft and can even be machine washed! It can run off either a battery pack (purchased separately) or your 12 volt system, which is a great option to conserve power!
These blinds come in a whole bunch of different sizes, which is perfect to customize your build!
This little tv is a perfect size to hang in our bedroom! Although we don’t watch often, it is perfect for those rainy evenings we are stuck inside!
This ultra flush tv mounting bracket is perfect so we keep as much space as possible in our bedroom!
Can’t forget a Firestick to stream all our favorite shows!
This USB adapter is perfect for plugging in the Firestick behind the tv and staying low profile!
We love our cushions! We ordered two different sizes of these, one for the back and one for the seat! They very comfortable, and so easy to clean! Just remove the cover and throw them in the wash!
This ottoman is perfect for resting your feet, or for an extra seat!
These curtains are on all the windows of our bus! They come in a whole bunch of different sizes, and wash really well!
We use this curtain for our bus door! It also washes very well!
These curtain tiebacks work awesome when we are on the road or need to let a little sunlight in our bus!
This is a super high quality magnetic screen! It fits the door nearly perfect and does an excellent job keeping the bugs out!
We get asked about our fridge all the time! We love that it has a separate fridge and freezer. It has relatively low energy consumption, and it holds a surprising amount of food! It also fits right under the countertop!
We have actually purchased this faucet for our stationary home as well! We have had no complaints, and you can’t beat the price! It swivels and the sprayer also detaches, which is perfect for those sink shower days!
Another item we also get asked about all the time is our kitchen cabinets. Our cabinets, sink, counter, and storage bins in our kitchen are all from Ikea. We honestly couldn’t be happier with how they have been holding up over the last year!
This peel and stick backsplash is super quick and easy to install!
If I could only recommend one thing, this would probably be it! A literal life-saver for fresh water on the road!
These magnets work perfect for keeping cabinet doors closed while on the road!
We LOVE our Blackstone! We use it for nearly all of our cooking!
Inexpensive flipper for our Blackstone.
Wire for 12 volt power.
Wire connectors for 12 volt connections.
Our exterior lights.
Puck lights for our stairs.
Recessed puck lights for our ceiling.
Wire for 120 volt power.
15 AMP outlet.
Speakers in our ceiling.
Speakers in the rear of our bus.
12 volt switch panel.
12 volt switch panel.
12 volt switch and charge panel next to our couch.
Dimmer knob for lights.
12 volt charger in our bedroom.
Super high powered 12 volt fans. We have two of them in our bedroom and they do an excellent job keeping us cool!
30 AMP power inlet in case we hook up to shore power.
30 AMP cable (10/3).
30 AMP male plug (we use this as a transfer switch).
30 AMP female plug for transfer switch (QTY 2).
MaxxAir ventilation fan.
12 volt system master switch.
Another 12 volt master switch option.
Battery isolator to charge battery bank off vehicle alternator (handy for not-so-sunny days!)
Fuses… fuses everywhere!
Battery cable terminals.
12 volt positive bus bar.
12 volt negative bus bar.
12 volt fuse block.
Battery tender to charge batteries while plugged into shore power.
Resettable circuit breaker.
3000 watt pure sine power inverter from 12 volt to 120 volt.
Locking fresh water gravity inlet.
12 volt water pump.
Under sink grey tank.
Pex shut off valve.
Pex pinch clamps.
Pex cold water.
Pex hot water.
Pex line securers.
Pex crimping and cutting tools.
Our fresh water tank (40 gallons).
Renogy 200 watt solar panel. We have 2 panels on our bus and have had no issues keeping our appliances and devices up and running!
30 AMP charge controller.
Cable gland kit for solar wire passage through roof.
Branch connectors to connect multiple solar panels.
Solar adaptor wire connection cables.
Hole saw set.
Dewalt starter kit with all the handheld essentials needed for a school bus conversion.
Dewalt miter saw.
Battery operated Dewalt chainsaw… a must have by Bryant!
If your bus has rivets, this air hammer is a must!
Finishing nailer for trim and shiplap walls.
We always carry this tool set on the road with us!
Thankfully we’ve only had to use this a handful of times, but definitely a must have for safe travels!
Perfect for picking up all that pet hair that seems to get everywhere!
Carbon monoxide and propane gas detector.
Combination battery operated carbon monoxide and smoke detector.
Vent cover to vent electrical compartment.
We put this in our stairwell and over our wheel wells to keep the road noise to a minimum!
Class 5 tow hitch (look up your make and model!)
Trailer electrical outlet.
Harness to connect trailer outlet to bus electrical.
Diode to direct electricity one way. Used for hooking up the trailer lights.
Cargo basket (largest one we could find!). We also put our scooter on this.
Tire pressure gauge.
12 volt compressor and tank.
Air compressor kit.
These camping chairs are super sturdy and comfortable. Plus they come in a whole bunch of fun colors!
Lets be honest, you can never have too much storage!
A must-have for removing all those stubborn decals!
Perfect to fit your larger water bottles or coffee mugs!
We attach these to the overhang of our roof deck! Super fun and comfy!
No spill dog bowl is perfect for being on the road!
Seriously a LIFESAVER for dirty, muddy paws! Just fill with water and place in your dog’s paw! It works amazing!
Our favorite travel book! It is full of state and national parks to visit!
My favorite hydration pack for hiking! Comfortable and easy to clean!
Our favorite cooler backpack for longer hikes!
This little stickers really help keep those pesky bugs at bay! All natural and DEET free, they are a favorite of ours!
We covered our stairs in turf and it works perfect! Easily removable to shake out the dirt!
A must for sealing off around any holes you cut in your bus!
The best waterproof sealant!