How to Choose and Buy an RV

How to Choose and Buy an RV is the ultimate guide for those times when you want to, well, choose and buy an RV.

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Prices for the paperback version including delivery can vary dramatically.  RVBooks recommends you shop around.  We've included a number of reputable booksellers you may wish to consider. Any bookshop, whether online or bricks and mortar, can order copies of How to Choose and Buy an RV. Just ask.
ISBN: 978-0-6487945-5-4.

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

The Camper Trailer Book

Fourth Edition

by Collyn Rivers

The Camper Trailer Book was first published in 2006. Camper trailers and usage, however, changed so fast it has been updated several times.

This book has not yet been converted to an eBook format and is not yet available as a paperback. While printed copies of previous editions may still be available, we have decided to publish this new edition of The Camper Trailer Book on this website.

Each week we will add a new section.  Over time the complete book will be available on this site. As each section is added it will also be completely searchable.

If you own or are interested in travelling with a camper trailer you will find this book invaluable.  It covers every issue you are likely to encounter and then some.  We trust you will find this helpful and useful.

The Camper Trailer Book – Chapter 32: Final notes

Earlier editions of my books, included full contact details of companies and organisations in associated fields. Such contact information is valid at the time of publishing but can be a problem if that address is subequently changed.

The ease of locating companies via Google and the Internet substantially removed this need. Further, many manufacturers now prefer only to use email; they deliberately omit their postal address and telephone numbers in their promotions. There is also a growing proliferation of local and overseas on-line vendors, and many existing vendors now solicit only Internet sales.

‘Googling’ what you seek will also bring up specialised market listings which, whilst not always current either, are more likely to be so than in most printed matter. For these and other reasons the print version of this book no longer lists contact details.

Companies can often be located via their trade name followed by .com.au (for some Australian companies). Others may have only .com/

There are also geographical and organisational suffixes: e.g. .nz is used in New Zealand.

Organisations are likely to use .org

Where the company name is more than one word, try joining the words together, omitting upper case letters, and spelling out ‘&’ as ‘and’. Thus of our current website is rvbooks.com.au. Where the above does not work try using a hyphen: eastpenn-deka.com is an example, if that does not work either, try eastpenn_deka.com

Another way is to search using the on-line Yellow Pages.

Obtaining specific information

Our main website (rvbooks.com.au) contains many of my articles over a wide range of topics. All are ongoingly updated and more added as deemed desirable. The site also has Links to other reputable sites of interest.

Also of interest is Collyn Rivers book (Disaster : Recovery). This book deals exclusively with disaster recovery situations. As with all of my books it is obtainable via bookshops Australia-wide. There currently no digital version.

For general up to date information on camper trailers, go firstly to campertrailers.org. This site has arguably the most current and comprehensive listing of camper trailers manufacturers etc. on the Internet. It is also a good place to buy and sell camper trailers and related gear. It has a tech tips section that includes handy DIY information.

Some good advice can be found on Internet forums, but tends to be totally outweighed by a mass of variously irrelevant and often hugely misleading comment. Those with an engineering or physics background can usually detect which is which by the terminology used, but it is close to impossible otherwise without that background. For this reason this book advises against seeking information from all but a few open Internet forums.

Collyn Rivers is a semi-retired automobile research engineer.  He is the author of seven books, five of which are about making RVs and solar work optimally.

How to Choose and Buy an RV

How to Choose and Buy an RV is the ultimate guide for those times when you want to, well, choose and buy an RV.

eBook versions

Paperback version

Prices for the paperback version including delivery can vary dramatically.  RVBooks recommends you shop around.  We've included a number of reputable booksellers you may wish to consider. Any bookshop, whether online or bricks and mortar, can order copies of How to Choose and Buy an RV. Just ask.
ISBN: 978-0-6487945-5-4.