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RV Books provides powerful, proven & unbiased information on caravans, motorhomes, camper trailers choosing, buying, using and building

Instant, powerful, unbiased & accurate information & advice on caravans, motorhomes, camper trailers and fifth-wheel caravans.

RV Books helps current and future caravan, motor home, camper trailer and fifth-wheel caravan owners understand, buy, maintain and enjoy all types of RV. Here are general & technical RV articles, videos and influential RV blog. Plus our own proven digital and printed RV Books written by Collyn Rivers. It also features long-proven work of other RV authors.

RV Books sells eBooks directly only. If you would like to buy a print version, please see here.

Please note: All articles have now been updated - and continue to be as needed. 

Both caravan and home solar is also covered our companion site solarbooks.com

New From Collyn Rivers!

Why Caravans Roll Over

- an all-new guide by Collyn Rivers

(eBook A$19.95)

This all-new book ebook explains in detail every aspect of tow vehicle and caravan stability. It includes ways of assessing the stability of your existing (and/or proposed) rigs - and full details of how to enhance it.

Virtually all of the book is in plain English - but with ample references etc for professional engineers.

"Should be compulsory reading for everyone involved with Caravans: Design / Engineering, Marketing, Journalism (print & electronic), Regulations, Inspections, Driver-Training, Caravan Clubs, Towing and Modifications."
Colin Young
Founder and CEO
Caravan Council of Australia

SPECIAL! 50% Off Solar Books for readers of rvbooks.com

RV Book's sister-site solarbooks.com provides powerful, proven, yet easy to read information about solar energy and how to make it work better while saving a lot of money.

Solar That Really Works! and Caravan & Motorhome Electrics deal with caravans, motorhomes, camper trailers & all RVs.

Solar Success is all about home and property systems.

All books are written by Collyn Rivers. They show quick and easy ways to tell what you can run from solar, the energy needed/available to do so and simple ways to design and install it.   For no-nonsense information and advice about going solar you can't do better.

This offer will only be available on our solarbooks.com website until 1 July 2019 so act now!

Just enter the code RVBOOKS319 at the solarbooks.com checkout for a 50% discount.

All books are in eBook (pdf) format

The Caravan and Motorhome Book

by Collyn Rivers

(eBook A$19.95)

A detailed analysis for buyers and owners of caravans and motorhomes.

Caravan and Motorhome Electrics

by Collyn Rivers

(eBook A$19.95)

A technical but accessible guide to all aspects of RV electrics.

The Camper Trailer Book

        by Collyn Rivers

(eBook A$19.95)

Essential yet simple and proven reading for buyers, builder & owners of camper trailers.

Solar That Really Works!

by Collyn Rivers

(eBook A$19.95)

This factual, simple & long proven book explains all you need to make solar first time for you.

The RV Handbook

by Collyn Rivers

The first ever fully comprehensive guide to RV purchase and ownership. Expected publication date is now late-2019.

General articles on a range of important topics relating to RVs.

Technical articles to assist RV owners, manufacturers and legislators.

Visit our online bookshop to buy all our books in print or eBook format.

Our influential blog on all things RV.

Battery Breakthrough - New technology may replace lithium-ion. Read about it here first!

Solar battery breakthrough

Battery storage has long been the major cost of home, business and even caravan solar. Most new systems are now lithium-ion and costs about $1 per watt/hour (most home systems need 12,000-15,000 watt/hours).

This may well be slashed by a new Australian-developed battery (called Gelion) that uses zinc-bromide: a (claimed) much cheaper and safer technology than the lithium-ion batteries used now.

The zinc-bromide chemistry used by Gelion operates without the need for active cooling and enables 100% of the battery’s capacity to be used (most batteries are damaged or wrecked by that).

The Gelion company is based on work by Professor Thomas Maschmeyer, winner of the 2018 Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science. The so called the Gelion Endure system is inexpensive, robust, safe, fully recyclable and scalable.

The company plans to launch the system into the $70 billion global energy storage market. It states that ‘the global battery market is currently valued at $60 billion to $70 billion and yet, if we were to take all current batteries produced in one year, they would only have the capability to store around to store around 11 minutes of annual electrical power use. Gelion has set out to fill the overwhelming market need with an inexpensive, robust, safe, fully recyclable and scalable battery – the Gelion Endure system.”The zinc-bromide chemistry used by Gelion operates without the need for active cooling and uses 100% of the battery’s capacity.

Its electrode surfaces can be rejuvenated remotely using battery management systems, making it suitable for stationary energy storage applications in remote sites.

See also Collyn's companion website: solarbooks.com. It has many caravan and motorhome plus home and property solar articles.

why buy a book?

We feature RV content from authors recognised in the Australian and New Zealand RV industries for their in-depth knowledge and independence. All books are free of advertising, and authors accept no payment to mention brands in their books. By purchasing a book, you are not only educating yourself but also supporting the work of independent RV writers.

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