Collyn Rivers is uniquely qualified to provide advice to anyone who want to buy an RV.  He’s travelled throughout Africa, towed a 40 year old caravan from Helsinki (Finland) to the 700 km north of the Arctic Circle and crossed the centre of Australia 12 times.  He’s dealt with every issue you’d ever be likely to encounter on the road. He’s travelled in a wide range of different sorts of RVs.  He’s an accomplished engineer and an a journalist who’s specialized in translating complex topics into real English.

Praise for The Caravan and Motorhome Book

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

Without doubt, this is the best book we have ever read . . . it will be treasured, and read on a regular basis.
The Wanderer (Campervan & Motorhome Club of Australia Ltd)

How to Choose and Buy an RV

Buying an RV is a major investment. For many it will be second only to buying a house. It’s not a project to be undertaken lightly.  You need to take the same care you’d take when buying a car or buying a house.  Because your RV will be both - it will be your home and your means of transport.  When you carry your home with you there are things, sometimes unexpected or surprising things, that you’ll need to know.

How to Choose and Buy an RV has been written to be your guide in the process.  Collyn Rivers has brought together his background as an engineer, his experience on the road with many different RVs and his background as journalist and author to create a book that will walk you through everything you need to make the right decision.

Should you tow a caravan or get a motorhome? If you choose to tow should you choose a camper-trailer, a conventional caravan or a fifth-wheeler? There are a bewildering number of RV types to choose from. You’ll want to know which really suits the kind of travel you plan.  This book lays out the plusses and minuses of each.

What sort of layout will work best for you?  Do you need an annexe? How about a microwave and TV?  What sort of toilet and shower should you travel with? What accessories do you really need and what can you live without?

How to Choose and Buy an RV is packed with the solid information you need to make an informed choice.  If you already own an RV you’ll discover things that will make you think “If only I’d known that at the time”. If you don’t own one this book can be your adviser and your guide as you make one of the biggest financial decisions you are ever likely to make.

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