Cooling and Heating

The Camper Trailer Book – Chapter 14: Fridges

The cooling ability of most fridges of similar price and size is usually related to how well (or badly) they are installed, not to major differences between the products. For them to cool as hoped, and use only the energy claimed, they must be installed correctly. Their makers show in detail how to do this, but most buyers and many ‘professional’ installers, appear to ignore the manuals. Because of this few RV fridges work as well as they should.

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Safe RV heating – use diesel or LP gas

This article explains safe travel trailer and motor home heating using diesel or gas. It explains how it works, what is available and how to safely install it. To ensure safe travel trailer and motor home heating it must be done correctly. Apart from a build-up of carbon monoxide, there is a risk of oxygen deprivation. For a full technical and medically-referenced explanation see article Gas Risk in Travel Trailers.

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RV Fridge Basics

Most fridges are pumps. They move heat from where it is not wanted to where it does not matter. Differences in how well they work are largely due to correct installation. RV fridge basics dictate all work like this.

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

There are severe risks of carbon monoxide poisoning if you misuse LP gas in a travel trailer, motorhome, or any type of tent or annexe. Moreover, there is a significant risk of brain damage at low levels of carbon monoxide.

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Why Caravans Roll Over
and how to prevent it

Explains in detail every aspect of tow vehicle and travel trailer stability. This is what you need to know to be safe on or off the road.

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ISBN: 978-0-6483190-6-1

Caravan and Motorhome Electrics

The essential handbook for anyone with an RV of any kind.  Everything you need to know to make the electrics in your rig work for you.

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ISBN: 978-0-6483190-8-5

Solar Success

Whether you’re building a new home or adding solar to an existing structure, this is the one book you can’t afford to be without.

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ISBN: 978-0-6487945-4-7

Caravan and Motorhome Electrics

The essential handbook for anyone with an RV of any kind.  Everything you need to know to make the electrics in your rig work for you.

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Any bookshop, whether online or bricks and mortar, can order copies of Caravan & Motorhome Electrics.  Just ask.
ISBN: 978-0-6483190-8-5