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The Caravan & Motorhome Book was first published in 2002.

It was updated seven times and totally rewritten in 2012.

The book covers every conceivable aspect of campervan and motorhome usage. It was initially conceived during the author’s epic trans-Africa trip that included two Sahara crossings.

It takes in experience gained during author (Collyn Rivers) plus twelve return trips across the centre of Australia from Broome to the east coast and back (24 journeys – each of 7000 km plus) in his converted OKA ex-mining truck.

He and his wife (Maarit) did three more (return) in their 4.2 litre Nissan Patrol and Tvan.
The author’s caravanning experience includes towing a 40 year old caravan from Helsinki (Finland) to the 700 km north of the Arctic Circle.

The Campervan & Motorhome Book is also aided by the author being an ex motor industry research engineer. He later switched careers to become a technical author and publisher.

Review Quotes:
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)

 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

 Table of Contents:

Chapter 1 - The early years

Chapter 2 - What can go where?

Chapter 3 - Campervan, motorhome or trailer?

Chapter 4 - Common requirements

Chapter 5 - Camper-trailers

Chapter 6 - Slide-ons

Chapter 7 - Caravans

Chapter 8 - Fifth-wheel caravans

Chapter 9 - Campervans & motorhomes

Chapter 10 - Off-road campervans & motorhomes

Chapter 11 - Building your own

Chapter 12 - Tyres

Chapter 13 - Lighting

Chapter 14 - LP gas

Chapter 15 - Water

Chapter 16 - Toilets & showers

Chapter 17 - Space & water heating

Chapter 18 - Refrigerators (fridges)

Chapter 19 - Television

Chapter 20 - Communications

Chapter 21 - Away from mains power

Chapter 22 - Batteries & charging

Chapter 23 - Solar energy basics

Chapter 24 - Solar specifics

Chapter 25 - Mains power

Chapter 26 - Inverters

Chapter 27 - Preparing for the trip

Chapter 28 - Common problems

Chapter 29 - Outback travelling

Chapter 30 - Keeping safe

Chapter 31 - Cyclones

Chapter 32 - Keeping well

Chapter 33 - Where to stay

Chapter 34 - What it costs etc.

Chapter 35 - Legal issues

Chapter 36 - Approximate weights (kg)

Chapter 37 - About us and our vehicles

Chapter 38 - Contacts & links

Publisher Marketing:
This version of the Caravan & Motorhome Book is an all-new replacement the Campervan & Motorhome Book (first published in 2002). It covers every conceivable aspect of camper trailer, caravan and fifth wheel caravan, campervan and motorhome usage.

 Like all of Collyn Rivers' books it is technically sound yet written in plain English.It was initially conceived over 50 years ago during the author's epic trans-Africa trip that included two Sahara crossings. It takes in experience gained during Collyn's subsequent twelve return trips across the centre of Australia from Broome to the east coast and back (24 journeys - each of 7000 km plus) in his converted OKA ex-mining truck. He and his wife (Maarit) did three more (return) trips in their 4.2 litre Nissan Patrol and Tvan. The author's caravanning experience includes towing a 40 year-old caravan from Helsinki (Finland) to 750 km north of the Arctic Circle.

Contributor Bio:  Rivers, Collyn
Originally trained as an RAF ground radar engineer, Collyn Rivers spent a brief time with de Havilland designing power systems for guided missiles, before becoming a test engineer at the Vauxhall/Bedford Motors Research Test Centre. He migrated to Australia in 1963, where he designed and built scientific measuring equipment. In 1971, Collyn Rivers founded what, by 1976, became the world's largest-circulation electronics publication, Electronics Today International. From 1982 to 1990 he was technology editor of The Bulletin and also Australian Business magazines and in 1999 started two companies: Caravan and Motorhome Books, and Successful Solar Books (now rvbooks.com.au and solarbooks.com.au). Anyone who has been an electronics enthusiast over the past 30 years or so will be well aware of Collyn Rivers. He was the founding editor of Electronics Today International (ETI) magazine which went on to have a number of very successful editions in the UK and elsewhere, as well as being very successful in Australia. Silicon Chip Magazine
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