There are a wide variety of conversion van accessories ranging from roof racks to high tech electronics. Conversion van accessories can be used to turn a regular passenger or cargo van into a camper van, or they can customize a unit that has already been converted. Some conversion van accessories, such as large picture windows, bathroom facilities, and kitchen utilities, can take a great deal of expertise to install. Other accessories, such as televisions, digital video disk players, and premium interior lighting, can be easier to add. There are also accessories such as folding tables, tent shades, and chairs that can be carried in a conversion van and used to create a comfortable outdoor living space when camping.
Many types of accessories can be custom installed when the van first undergoes the conversion process. Van conversion companies often offer some level of customization, and may provide a list of accessories that can be included or installed as upgrades. In some cases the furniture in a conversion van can be customized from the factory, though the floor plan layouts are often fixed.
It is also possible to obtain a variety of conversion van accessories and install them into a cargo or passenger van by hand. Some components, such as large picture windows, kitchen facilities, and bathroom units, may require special tools and knowledge to install. Conversion van furniture can also be installed by hand, though it is important to ensure that everything is bolted down properly and safe. There are often regulations or laws regarding these sorts of modifications due to the safety implications.
Other conversion van accessories can be easier to install or require no installation at all. Portable televisions and media players can often be plugged into the 12 volt electrical system via a cigarette lighter or existing power outlet. Premium lighting sometimes requires additional wiring, but this is often a relatively simple process. Conversion van consoles are another accessory that can be fairly easy to install because they often fit right on top of the existing dog house or replace the old console with a few bolts.
Many conversion van accessories are centered around improving the camping experience. Conversion van tables can be fitted into slots inside the vehicle or may have extendable legs so they can be used outdoors at the campsite. Folding chairs, pop-up shade tents, and collapsible fire pits are also accessories that can easily fit inside a conversion van and be used at a campsite.