There are several ways for finding RV interior building supplies if you are considering customizing or renovating an RV or camper. Perhaps you’re even interesting in taking on the task of building an RV from the base up. This can be a complicated task unless you are already an expert at RV construction, but it also can be a great hobby for someone interested in learning the ropes of building campers. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of information all in one place to learn this skill from beginning to completion, so it’s important to glean as much as you can from several sources or better yet, find someone who is already an old hand and learn from him. If you’re needing to find interior building supplies for your project, you will need to get creative.
Just as there are no complete hobby programs that really teach the skill of building RVs from scratch, there is really no one place to find all of your building supplies for campers. You usually have to get creative in tracking down all you need. For example, if you need a replacement part for an older camper, you can search online among the various suppliers of parts and hopefully you can find what you need. However, if you need to replace a much older part for a vintage RV, you may have a really hard time in locating it. Sometimes the best place to find these types of replacements is a place like Craigslist or Iwana.
You can put a free listing in the recreational vehicle section in either of these and describe what you need. You will probably have responses to your ad with either the particular part you need or with information on where you can find it. Some people have old RVs sitting around and will gladly sell you what you need. You will find that it is also cheaper to purchase from a private person than try to find a replacement part at a more expensive RV store.
For RV interior building supplies such as materials for walls, flooring, headliners, bathrooms, cabinets and appliances, you generally will need to look at speciality companies. Specialty companies usually offer certain products such as all appliances for RVs or plumbing and bathroom materials. You will generally need to decide what types of materials you need for the interior areas and then do some research for the best products for your needs. In many instances, you will probably need to look at general home building supply companies like Lowe’s or Home Depot or your nearest construction supply store to find wood, trim, plywood, wall papers, paints, cabinet fittings and other materials.
It is important to think creatively when using traditional building materials for RVs. Always keep in mind to use lighter, more flexible materials if possible. Also, try to use materials that are not extremely toxic in odor since RVs are smaller spaces and will need to outgas the strong fumes before comfortable use.