camper trailers tech tips

tricks, tips & ideas for your camper

 

 

 

  Technical
buying a camper  

CHECKLIST WHEN BUYING A CAMPER TRAILER

   

BUYING A CAMPER TRAILER FOR BEGINNERS

CHOOSING THE RIGHT CAMPER

TO HIRE OR TO BUY

     
around the camper

VEHICLE AWNINGS

   

3WAY FRIDGE BASICS

CAMPER TRAILER SAFETY CHECK

CAMPER WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION

CAMPER TRAILER MAINTENANCE

CARRYING SPARES FOR THE CAMPER TRAILER

LEVELING YOUR CAMPER

OFF ROAD TRAILER UNDERCARRIAGE

OFF-ROAD COUPLINGS

ELECTRIC BRAKE TROUBLESHOOTER

ELECTRIC BRAKE CONTROLLERS

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

GAS HEATING DANGERS

REMOVING MOULD ON CANVAS

SECURING YOUR CAMPER TRAILER

SECRETS OF CANVAS CARE

SIMPLE REVERSING TECHNIQUE

STONE GUARDS

TENT PEG PULLER

TOWING REGULATIONS

TRAILER PLUG & SOCKET WIRING DIAGRAMS

     
solar  

RICHARD'S SOLAR SPREADSHEET

   

THINK SOLAR

     
travel

CAMPASPECT PHONE APP

   

SATPHONE HOW TO

CAMPING & TRAVELLING WITH KIDS

COMMUNICATIONS  

DIGITAL PERSONAL LOCATOR BEACONS

DRESSING FOR THE OUTDOORS

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATOR

HIRING CAMPING GEAR

SHARING THE ROAD WITH BIG RIGS

TOTAL FIRE BANS

TRAVEL GEAR CHECKLIST

UHF RADIO CHANNELS

WHERE TO GO

     
 

costing

           

ALAN'S COMPARATIVE COSTS  

JOHN'S COMPARATIVE COSTS XL SPREADSHEET

JOHN GODWIN'S COMPARATIVE COSTS

   
 

product info

12volt NASA BM COMPACT BATTERY MONITOR
   

 

ENERDRIVE ELITE BATTERY MONITOR

WATT'S UP METER

REDARC BCDC1225

REDARC BCDC1225 INSTALL

12 VOLT RECHARGEABLE 60LED HANDHELD LIGHT

E-FLITE POWER METER

LIFETECH LITHIUM BATTERY INSTALL

KORR LIGHTING KIT 4

LAPTOP 12VOLT POWER SUPPLY

REDARC BMS1215

REDARC BC-DC 1220

VICTRON BMV-600S BATTERY MONITOR

TOPRAYSOLAR PORTABLE 13WATT PANEL

INSTALLING A WEBASTO

     
camping  

BLACK WOLF TURBO LITE FS250 TOURING TENT

    C GEAR MATTING

SOLAR BLANKET

     
cooking  

MAIR DUTCH OVEN LID LIFTER

    CobBra

LITTLE WOMBAT BUSH CAMPFIRE

COLEMAN OVEN

     
security CARAVAN & CAR ALARMS VEHICLE TRACKER
  SPOT HUG

TOYLOK

     
vehicle protection   ROCK TAMERS
     
water BEST WATER FILTERS
     
water heaters   DUOETTO WATER HEATER
     
misc.   TICK TWISTER
   

JAYCAR VELCRO CABLE TIES

WHAT'S TECHNI ICE

   
  diy projects
DIY camper               THE STULTIMATE 
     
camper mods  

ADDING HINGES TO THE CAMPER TOP

            

AUTO CENTERING FLOOR

BEDSIDE AWNING SUPPORTS

CAMPER LEVELLER

CUSTOM POLE CARRIER

DIY AWNING

JOHN'S CAMPING TABLE

KEN'S KK ANNEXE ROOF SUPPORT

LATCH HANDLE

SECURING THAT SHADECLOTH FLOORING

SPREADER POLE BASEPLATE

TRACKABOUT MODS

TRAILER REAR HITCH RECEIVER

USING CONDUIT CLIPS AROUND THE CAMPER

UNSTICKING TWIST LOCK POLES

   
fridges

     

THERMAL ESKY COVER
    35 LITRE ENGEL POWER DRAW

40 LITRE ENGEL DRAW

IMPROVING GOLDSTREAM FRIDGE EFFICIENCY

SHORTENING A  3WAY FRIDGE

ROB & CAROL'S REPCO 3WAY FRIDGE

MAKING THE SUPERCHEAP 2WAY FRIDGE MORE EFFICIENT

ROBERT'S REPCO 3-WAY FRIDGE & COMPARO

   
water          WATERTANK DRAIN INSTALL
       

   

HOOKING UP COLEMAN TO CAMPER WATERTANK

QUIETENING THE WATER PUMP

SOLAR SHOWER BAG HEAT TEST

NEIL & MARGARET'S DUOETTO

PAUL'S DIY GAS HOT BUSH SHOWER

DIY HOT BUSH SHOWER

INSTALLING A BREATHER IN A WATERTANK

MARK HAND PUMP FOR JERRY'S

KEN'S JERRYCAN WATERPUMP IDEA

INSTALLING A WATER TANK LEVEL INDICATOR

ADDING A COLD WATER MIXER TO YOUR SHOWER

REAR WHEEL WATER CARRIER

KATE'S CAMPERS WATERWORKS       

HOW TO INSTALL AN UNDERSLUG TANK

 
kitchen   ANDREW'S KITCHEN
   

COBBPRIMUS

DES'S CAMP TABLE

DAVE & KERRIE'S KITCHEN

HOMEMADE SAFETY LATCH

KEN'S DIY KITCHEN

IAN & EDYTHE'S KITCHEN

IVO'S CAMPER KITCHEN

NEIL'S REAR TAILGATE KITCHEN

RICHARD'S TRAK SHAK KITCHEN ADDITION

SLIDE-OUT KITCHEN SUPPORT

 STOVE SPLASHBACK

STORAGE SHELF

TAILGATE KITCHEN SELF SUPPORTING SHELF

 
lighting

 

GOLDSTREAM LIGHTING UPGRADE
 

 

 

12 VOLT RECHARGEABLE 60LED HANDHELD LIGHT

 DIY LED FLEXI LIGHT

 jAYCAR 21 LED FLEXIBLE LIGHT

LED STRIP LIGHT PROTECTIVE TRAVEL COVER

LED LIGHTBAR SYSTEM

MIKE'S LED LIGHT

TUCO'S ENERGY SAVER CAMP LIGHTS

 
bike racks           FIAMMA BIKE RACK
            

CAMPER TRAILER BIKE RACK

DAVID'S TRAK SHAK BIKE RACK

KEV'S BIKE RACK

KEN'S KIMBERLEY KAMPER BIKE RACK

TIM'S KK BIKE RACK

WAYNE'S CUB FOLDING BIKE RACK

 
stone guards   EWAN'S STONE STRANGLERS
    ALAN'S ADJUSTABLE STONEGUARD

DIY POLYCARBONATE REAR WINDOW PROTECTOR

IAN'S DIY VEHICLE MOUNTED REAR STONEGUARD

RON'S STONEGUARD

RICHARD'S FOLDING STONEGUARD

STONE GUARDS

 
12 volt

35 LITRE ENGEL POWER CONSUMPTION
 

 

 

40 LITRE ENGEL DRAW

12VOLT SWITCH BOX

FLEX SOLAR PANEL FRAME

AMMETER BOX

CON'S BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

DIY CUB WIRING

DIY 12VOLT DIGITAL TIMER

DAVE'S LIGHT HOLDING POLE

DAVID'S 12 VOLT TRAILER WIRING

DES'S DIY 12VOLT CAMPER WIRING

DUAL BATTERY MONITOR

FLURO 12VOLT CONVERSION 12VOLT CHARGING UPGRADE

GOLDSTREAM ELECTRICAL UPGRADE

GRANT'S DIY 12VOLT POWER SUPPLY BOX

KELVIN'S WIRING PROJECT

MIKE'S FANS

MULTIFUNCTION DC MEASURING PANEL

PROJECTA DBD120 INSTALL

RICHARD'S SOLAR SPREADSHEET

VEHICLE MOUNTED SOLAR PANELS

 
generators

 

GRAHAM'S DIY GENERATOR
 

        

HONDA GENERATOR SOUNDPROOF BOX
  GENERATOR SOUNDPROOF BOX
 
storage         JOCKEY WHEEL ALTERNATE STORAGE
    POLE STORAGE

TRAILER TROLLEY

CAMPER GEAR BARRIER

CAMPER TOOLBOX DIVIDER

CAMPER CARGO DRAWS

 
portable loo GOLDSTREAM CROWN POTTA POTTI INSTALL
    ALAN'S PORT-A-LOO LIFT
     
jockey wheel   JOCKEY WHEEL ALTERNATE STORAGE
   

INFLATABLE TWIN JOCKEY WHEEL

     
hitch  

TREG COUPLING ALIGNING AID

    OPENING THE TAILGATE

EASY SHACKLE PINS

     
brake controller   WHERE IS YOUR BRAKE CONTROLLER MOUNTED
 

 

 

 

maintenance

           

JOCKEY WHEEL INSPECTION

ADJUSTING CAMPER TRAILER BRAKES

AXLES & BEARINGS

AXLE INSPECTION

CAMPER TRAILER MISADVENTURE

CAMPER TRAILER MAINTENANCE

GETTING THAT WHEEL BACK ON

HYDRAULIC BRAKES PARTS

SERVICING WHEEL BEARINGS

SECRETS OF CANVAS CARE

 
 
 

12volt tech

Jamie's 12volt   CABLE LENGTH & CURRENT CAPACITY GUIDE
charts & diagrams   DUAL BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM DIAGRAM
   

 

DUAL BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM TO CAMPER DIAGRAM

INCREASE AMP HOUR BATTERY CAPACITY IN PARALLEL

INCREASE VOLT CAPACITY  CONNECT BATTERY IN SERIES

CONNECT 6 VOLT BATTERIES IN SERIES TO CREATE 12 VOLT

CONNECT 6 VOLT BATTERIES IN SERIES TO CREATE 24 VOLT

EQUALISE TO REACH MAXIMUM CHARGE

SOLAR PANELS TO BATTERIES VIA REGULATOR

WIRING A JUNCTION BOX TO A SOLAR PANEL

CONNECTING A XANTREX LINK LITE METER 

CHARGING BATTERY VIA 3 STAGE CHARGER

 
     
Collyn Rivers   CABLE SIZE & CONVERSIONS
    VOLTAGE DROP

LEAD ACID BATTERIES

WHAT SOLAR MODULES REALLY PRODUCE

     

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