The Camper Trailer Book
by Collyn Rivers
The Camper Trailer Book was first published in March 2006 and updated yearly. Camper trailers and their usage however changed so fast that, by 2012, a second edition of The Camper Trailer Book became necessary. A small part of the original was thoroughly revised, but most of it has been totally rewritten. It also contains a great deal of additional material – and has 20 more pages. This eBook is now the book's third edition.
Camper trailers, in essence offer the freedom and pleasures of camping but without the latter’s discomforts. Further, a well-made off-road camper trailer can be towed almost anywhere a towing vehicle is capable of taking it. That these benefits are widely appreciated is shown by camper trailers continuing to be the largest growing sector of the RV market.
Camper trailers vary from box trailers with a basic tent and mattress – to complex products costing more than caravans. Most over $12,500 or so are well designed and well made. Some superbly so.
Yet despite the huge number already in use, little unbiased and technically reliable advice is available, particularly regarding suspension systems and tyres, fridges, and electrical systems. These and many other related matters are obscured by inaccurate and misleading advice from campfire and internet mythology, specially that relating to batteries and solar.
The Camper Trailer Book clarifies issues such as the pro's and con's of independent suspension, and why shock absorbers are essential. It covers electrics in depth because no other book deals with the specialised electrical needs of camper trailers and 4WD owners.
This book shows how to make fridges, battery charging and solar work as they should. And, as many people do their own work, it also covers the building and modification of camper trailers and their systems. It provides approaches that will work, not simply ones that may work.
See below for contents, sample chapter download and reviews.
Sample Chapter Download
Click on the link below to download the free PDF sample chapter - 'Camper Trailer Overview' - from The Camper Trailer Book (7 pages):
‘It is difficult to find any aspect that is not fully explained’
Peter Poat, The Weekend West Australian.
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