Caravan & Motorhome Electrics

The Solar Library

The complete Solar collection
all 3 Solar Books
by Collyn Rivers for A$74.95.

Usual price A$89.85.

Caravan & Motorhome Electrics

by Collyn Rivers

eBook: A$29.95

cabins * camper trailers * caravans * fifth-wheel caravans * campervans * motorhomes * RVs of all kinds.

Caravan & Motorhome Electrics is the totally rewritten successor of the original globally selling Motorhome Electrics. The book’s content now also covers every aspect of designing, installing and fault finding of the electrics in fifth wheel and conventional caravans and camper trailers. The book explains how things work, and what they do (not what vendors claim they do). It shows how to dramatically improve charging performance, successfully install solar, and reduce energy draw of electric (especially) three-way fridges. Essentially it provides solutions proven to work, not suggestions that may work.

The author shows how the ongoing move towards fully voltage controlled alternators necessitates dc-dc alternator charging. And that, post-2016, regulations are likely to limit or even preclude alternator charging with new vehicles. It covers the solutions in depth: i.e. solar, plus fuel cell’s 24/7 power generation (light and compact yet silent and non-polluting (and now existing in LPG form), needing only a small battery for peak loads.

As with all Collyn’s books, the content is thoroughly researched, technically accurate, yet in plain English, plus explanatory illustrations, many of the author’s own vehicles. The author’s background includes automobile research, electronics and large-scale magazine publishing (including founding the world’s largest electronics magazine). He was technical editor of Australia’s The Bulletin magazine in the 1980s – and has supplied Tech Notes to The Wanderer for a now 14 years. The 100 page A4 (now four colour) book is printed in Australia. It is still priced at its original $42.50. The ISBN is: 0 9578965-9-X.

The Solar Library

The complete Solar collection
all 3 Solar Books
by Collyn Rivers for A$74.95.

Usual price A$89.85.

The Solar Books Collection

For the next billion plus years our Sun will produce over 7000 times the energy we use right now. It is clean, free and reliable. It makes every sense to use it. These three solar books explain how.

Solar Success

Solar Success explains every detail of what you can run from solar, the energy needed/available to do so and how to design and install it – in depth. 

Solar That Really Works!

Solar That Really Works covers the purchase, design and installation of solar energy in boats, cabins, and all form of RVs.

Caravan and Motorhome Electrics

Caravan & Motorhome Electrics covers every aspect of designing, installing and fault finding of the electrics in fifth wheel and conventional caravans and camper trailers.

All of Collyn Rivers' books are available as eBooks.  They are formatted for tablets and are intended to be used as reference books.  Only the digital books can be purchased on this site.

Collyn's printed books can be purchased through any bookshop in Australia and New Zealand. Many have them in stock. All can be ordered from Booktopia.com.au.

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