Bus Build Supplies

This is everything we could find online that we used for building a school bus into a tiny rolling home on wheels for our family of 4. By clicking the links and purchasing through Amazon, we receive a small percentage of the profits to help keep our website going!


Solar-Connector Tool/Crimper:

Disconnector tool

Table Saw: DeWalt

Hitachi 18 Gauge 5/8 inch to 2 inch Brad Nailer

Perfect Butt Profile Scriber

Bosch RA1181 Benchtop Router Table

            Bullnose Router Bits

Angle Grinder: DeWalt

Miter Saw: Evolution Power Tools Rage3

Welder: Hobart 500553 Handler 210 MVP

Sewing: Singer 4423


Soldering Iron

Wonder Wash- Hand Washer

Bus Sound System

Cd Player/Radio

Speakers: 6”x9” Rockford Fosgate


PROPANE SENSORS – one by inside connection under furnace to stove, one in bathroom at other indoor connection for water heater to fridge

First Alert Smoke/Co2 Alarms  -one in bedroom, one in kitchen


Refrigerator: Norcold Propane/110v with 12volt display NaX841

            Refrigerator Side Panel Vent Cover

            Rooftop Vent Cover

            Rooftop Vent Base

            Camco Universal Vent Tape

Atwood Air Commander Air Conditioner/HeaterDehumidifier 15026

Inside Atwood cover

Atwood 3 burner stove and oven

Universal Stovetop Cover

Dickinson Propane Furnace P12000

Precision Temp RV550 Tankless Water Heater

Natures Head Compost Toilet

Shower Pan: 32”x32”: (no link found)


Solar Panels: 4- 275 watt panels from a local solar panel installer for $280 each (they were his showfloor panels hanging on the wall. We also got him to throw in 4- 100 watt panels for $100 extra dollars! For use on the future homestead!)

            Sealant for Mounts

            Mounting Brackets

MC 4 Cables

MC4 Connectors

Renogy Branch Connectors

Solar Cable 100’

Connector Tool/Crimper

Disconnector/Assembply tool

Combiner Box: I made mine with this bus bar- and a junction box like this that I found at a True Value Hardware Store but I made it myslf out of parts.

Inverter: Magnum ME2012

Inverter Remote Panel: Magnum ME-RC 50

Solar Charger: Morningstar TS-MPPT-60 TriStar

Tristar Digital Meter for Solar Charger

Remote Temperature Sensor

Battery Monitor: Bogart Engineering TriMetric TM-2030


Disconnect Switch



Fuse Holder for Inverter

Later Additions for when the solar is covered:

Noco Genius g3500 solar battery charger

Noco  plug in ports


LED Strip Lights

Waterproof LED Lights for Bathroom

LE Power Adapter


12 Volt Fuse Box

Shore Power 50 Amp Plug In

50 Amp Power Cord Connector


30 Amp Dogbone

110 Volt Dogbone

Noco  plug in ports

NOCO Genius G1100 (bus battery charger)

Noco Genius g3500 (solar battery charger)


Precision Temp RV550 Tankless Water Heater

Reverse Osmosis

Water Softener: On The Go

PENTEK 150237 #10 Big Blue Filter Housing

Water Filters

Aquaboon 5 Micron Coconut Shell Carbon Block

Pentek DGD-2501 1 Micron

Pentek R30-BB 30 Micron

UV Light

Water Pressure Gauge

Parts Per Million Monitor

Water System

Water Pump: SHUR-FLO


Twist-On Pipe Strainer ½”

Water hose 25′ (we have 2)

Backup 50′ water hose

Septic kit for Gray Water

            Septic Support

            Septic Drain/Connector

Original Fill Port

New Fill Port

Original Water Tanks:

            Bulkheads:  TF050



New Water Tank: 42 gallon water tank


Double Flaring Kit and Tube Bender

Propane PigTail (had to replace after a year and a half)

Gas Pressure Test Kit- Water Column Gauge

Living Room

Coat Hanger Bar


Cabinet Hinges: Blum

Drawer Slide Hardware: Blum

            Rear Mount Bracket

            Locking Device



Hanging Organizers

            Utensil/plant holders


Precision Temp RV550 Tankless Water Heater

Shoe Organizer:

Nature’s Head Compost Toilet


Shelf Support and Coat Hanger

Queen Mattress

Twin Mattress


Metal storage boxes: 36” Aluminum underbody box

Steel continuous hinge

Metal T Door Holder Clasp

Winch: Champion 13004

Winch Cover

Winch Rubber Line Stopper Hook Saver

Secure Clasps for underbelly storage covers

Rear License Plate LED LightStrip

Exhaust Wrap (To help keep heat down near the propane lines that are near the exhaust)

            Steel zipties

Trailer Hitch

52” LED Light Bar

Tire Stuff

            Torque Multiplier Lugnut Wrench

            Mount/DeMount Tire Irons X2

            Hydraulic Air Jack


Fuel Filter- FleetGuard FF5269

Air Filter: FleetGuard AF979

Oil Filter



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