[spacer height=”20px”]Collyn Rivers’ all-new
Caravan & Motorhome Book
has all you will ever need to know (possibly more!) about RVs of all types.
This all-new book replaces the Caravan & Motorhome Book (first published in 2002). It covers every conceivable aspect of camper trailer, caravan and fifth wheel caravan, campervan and motor home usage. Like all of Collyn Rivers’ books it is technically sound yet written in plain English.
Collyn Rivers has put his encyclopaedic knowledge into print . . . there is virtually no issue he hasn’t covered. Certainly his engineering background is a superb credential but best of all Collyn has done it all himself.Caravan World
Collyn is an accomplished engineer who knows how to design and build successful systems. It is refreshing to see practical advice written in plain language when there is so little solar information around. . . this is an essential text . . . you won’t find a better guide.Alan T. Gray
Collyn Rivers has done it again! – if you need to know anything about motorhome electrics, then this book is for you…
Collyn must be, without doubt, the foremost authority in Australia on this subject.The Wanderer (Campervan & Motorhome Club of Australia Ltd)
Recently updated articles
Claims for dual cab ute towing capacity mislead caravan buyers. That ute must weigh enough to keep a caravan steady, or the caravan tail wags the towing dog. Close to 40 years, Australia's towing speed limit for trailers over a laden 750 kg was 72 km/h. Back then the...read more
Updated 27 February 2018 That caravans roll-over yet most vehicles don't shows caravan dynamics is not understood, or ignored. Here, in plain English, Collyn Rivers explains why. The main cause is that hitch extending from the tow vehicle's rear. It not only allows,...read more
Updated June 2017 Driving across Africa is now politically impossible. Our 1960 such two-way expedition across all Africa was the very last known. We started in mid 1959 - and exited the Sahara cloon 28 April 1960. The track was closed that night. It has never...read more
April 2017 Why caravans roll over is long known - here is why they do – and how to avoid it happening. Collyn Rivers explains. There are many reasons why caravans roll over. In almost every instance the tow vehicle’s rear tyres loose all grip, causing the rig to...read more
Updated 3 May 2017 Do caravans need independent suspension is a marketing rather than an engineering issue. This article explains why caravan beam axles are generally better. Until 1930 or so most cars had beam axles (typically leaf sprung). A US-led wish for softer...read more
Updated 20 May 2017 Variable voltage alternator problems with caravans and motor homes arise when charging auxiliary batteries. Here's why and how to fix them. These alternators are, in particular, installed on many post-2013 vehicles. Prior 2000 or so alternators...read more
Updated November 2017 Lithium ion battery safety in caravans is tainted by a fire-prone technology of differing kind. The LiFePO4s used in caravans are far safer - here's why. Lithium ion batteries pack a lot of energy in a small volume. As with weight lifters they...read more
Batteries & Battery Charging
Caravan/Tow Vehicle Behaviour & Suspension
Caravan & Motor Home Compliance
Cooling, Heating & Lighting
Gas & Water
Health & Safety
Legal & Compliance
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Power - and its usage
Collyn's Other Website
- There you’ll find a range of articles you won’t see on this site.
- The articles deal with solar for home and business.
- More are being added all the time.
- Here are a selection of titles →
From the novice to the seasoned professional, titles like The Camper Trailer Book, Solar That Really Works and Caravan & Motorhome Electrics have provided rare and obtainable insight into the complicated inner-workings of intricate systems for years. His work has proven so popular that most of his titles are enjoying their second or and even third editions.
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