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The Caravan and Motorhome Book

13-May-2016

 

Review by Allan Whiting

collyn rivers bookThis is an excellent publication and the third edition in a series that has been updated annually since 2001. However, I have an issue with the title that doesn’t really describe the contents.

Collyn is being way too modest and should rename it: “Everything You Need to Know About Recreational Touring in Australia” (EYNKARTA for short).

I reckon it should be compulsory reading for anyone contemplating short or long trips, with or without a trailer.

The latest edition covers such recent developments as lower-priced solar systems, lithium ferro-phosphate deep-cycle batteries and LED lights.

Collyn’s expertise is based on sound mechanical knowledge and a history of hands-on touring in remote areas. He offers well-informed pros and cons for different camping vehicle types.

Topics covered include surviving when you’re away from mains power; building your own RV; camper trailers; slide-on campers; campervans and motorhomes; caravans; toilet options; common mechanical problems; communications; LPG issues; health questions; inverters; trip preparation; safety; cyclones; entertainment; tyres; water; budgets and where to stay.

The book is well illustrated with photos, charts and diagrams, and, as with previous Collyn Rivers’ books, will be updated between print runs.

More info at: www.caravanandmotorhomebooks.com