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Hein's Useful Stuff
for Van Enthusiasts

These are items we have used in our van builds and travels. Enjoy.

There are Amazon Associates listings where we collect a small commission - thank you. We have no affiliation with any seller or manufacturer of these products. There are certainly better prices and other options. Suggestions welcome and please tell me if an item is not found or unavailable.

Roof vent adapter installation tools and supplies

3M Windoweld Cartridge

Flexseal liquid 16 oz

3M 4412N sealant tape
    1" wide
    2" wide

Manus butyl tape for Heki vents
    1/2" wide
    Other widths 3/83/41"
EternaBond EC-1 cleaner (use to clean van surface)

Tapes and sealants

3M VHB tape 4611 high temp
     1/2" wide x 15 ft
     1" wide x 15 ft

ProFlex exterior caulking

Electrical and wiring supplies

Ancor Marine wire. Some lengths are not always available. We may have shorter lengths available for local pickup only.
    18 gauge
    12 gauge
    10 gauge
    8 gauge
    18 gauge speaker wire

Ancor Marine Crimp Terminals
     Crimp tool for abov

Welding cable
    4 gauge red & black 10ft ea
    2 gauge red & black 15 ft ea

Welding cable lugs
    - choose cable and hole size from list
    - note: Fullriver battreries accept 5/16" ID lugs

Small cable lug crimp tool 

Large cable lug crimp tool
     - better direct price for above

Nylon split loom
    1/4 ID 
    1/2 ID 
    3/4 ID

Tesa cloth electrical tape

Blue Sea Terminal Fuse holder
     - terminal fuses for above
    200 A
    150 A
Bussman Circuit breakers
    150 A
    100 A
    60 A

BlueSea Fuse panels 

Digital Temperature controller 

Lighter plug sized volt meter

Hall Effect Current Meter
    - Box with on/off switch for meter above
Panel with volt meter, USB ports, lighter socket and switch
Panel with all above and more switches

Water systems and plumbing

Reinforced PVC NSF tubing


Freeze proof PVDF barb fittings

     - choose Natural Kynar® (Polyvinylidene Fluoride)

3-way valve for fill/drain/suction port

Mixing valve for exterior shower

Quick disconnect hose fitting

Audio upgrades and speakers

Alpine PWE-S8 powered subwoofer
(sounds great, no separate amp, easy to install in our sub panels)

10" free air resonance shallow mount sub woofers

6.5" & 6.75" speakers for Sprinter, Transit, Promaster
front and rear doors. Recommended for our adapters.
    Rockford Fosgate
    JL audio
    Memphis Audio
Here is a search at Crutchfield

Note: not all speakers will fit. Please tell us your choice and we will verify for you

Solar arrays

Please contact Hein for help with layouts

Our towers (design patent pending)

For use with 8020 Crossbars
        Promaster  *coming soon*
Direct Mount

For use with panels ~47" wide (Renogy 100D and RNG-100D slim)

Our mounting tabs (typically 4 per 100 watt panel and 8 for large panels)

For use when two panels share the same crossbar
    2-hole for 8020 Tee connection *listing coming soon* please call

8020 that we stock in black and clear (10% discount for warehouse pickup)
    1517 rounded

Order your own 8020 1502 and 1517 series LS for crossbars and framing
    (Hein can configure these for you and send a link to purchase)

Renogy panels
    RNG-100D new edition
    for use with 8020 crossbars and our towers

    for use with our direct mount towers for Sprinter

    RNG-100D slim
    narrow version for use with our direct mount towers for Sprinter
Eclipse (black panel)
    for use with 8020 crossbars and our towers

Cable entry methods

Small combiner box
     - Cable glands for above

BlueSea cable clam

SeaView multi cable clam 

Battery heater parts

Dorman seat heater elements
(there are others brands and sizes)

Temperature controller

We also use this for fans and other temperature control applications.

Last update 3-4-19