The long awaited
second edition of Collyn Rivers 'The Camper Trailer Book' has just been
released. Advancements in battery charging technology in the past couple
of years, particularly that
of DC to DC chargers, saw the first edition which was published in March
2006 out of date. This book has been totally re-written with only a few
pages surviving & revised from the previous version. There are an
additional twenty pages added.
Collyn uses everyday terms so you can
easily understand & follow the theory behind different battery types &
their charging sourced from 240volt, 12volt & solar. He goes on the to
explain wiring sizes, voltage drop over distance & how to select the
individual components in setting up your own 12volt system. Other 12volt
subjects include battery monitoring, generators,
inverters, fuel cells, fridges, water pumps, hot water, internal
heating, lighting & solar.
covered is the purpose & suitability of camper trailers, the chassis,
suspension, trailer hitches, brakes, wheels, tyres & a look at tow
Furthermore there is information on preparing
for a trip, what you may need to take & what it weighs, why things work
loose, communications, safety, vehicle recovery, legal issues, tools &
spares plus a section on the terms used throughout the book.
If you are looking for concise information on all
aspects of camper trailers, their use & 12volt system setups, you will
find it here all in the one book for easy reference.
More information can be found on Collyn Rivers'
Caravan & Motorhome Book website at