camper trailers tech tips

tricks, tips & ideas for your camper

 

 

 

  technical info
buying a camper  

THOUGHTS ON BUYING A CAMPER TRAILER

   

CHECKLIST WHEN BUYING A CAMPER TRAILER

BUYING A CAMPER TRAILER FOR BEGINNERS

CHOOSING THE RIGHT CAMPER

TO HIRE OR TO BUY

     
around the camper  

CAMPER WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION

   

ELECTRIC BRAKE CONTROLLERS

OFF ROAD TRAILER UNDERCARRIAGE

OFF-ROAD COUPLINGS

SECURING YOUR CAMPER TRAILER

TOWING REGULATIONS

TRAILER PLUG & SOCKET WIRING DIAGRAMS

STONE GUARDS

     
maintenance   CAMPER TRAILER MAINTENANCE
   

CARRYING SPARES FOR THE CAMPER TRAILER

ELECTRIC BRAKE TROUBLESHOOTER

REMOVING MOULD ON CANVAS

SECRETS OF CANVAS CARE

     
safety   CAMPER TRAILER SAFETY CHECK
   

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

GAS HEATING DANGERS

     
misc.   LEVELING YOUR CAMPER
   

SIMPLE REVERSING TECHNIQUE

TENT PEG PULLER

VEHICLE AWNINGS

3WAY FRIDGE BASICS

     
12volt 12VOLT COMPRESSOR FRIDGES & AMG BATTERY SYSTEMS
    SETTING UP A 12VOLT SYSTEM BASICS

RICHARD'S SOLAR SPREADSHEET

     
travel  

CAMPASPECT PHONE APP

   

CAMPING & TRAVELLING WITH KIDS

COMMUNICATIONS  

DIGITAL PERSONAL LOCATOR BEACONS

DRESSING FOR THE OUTDOORS

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATOR

HIRING CAMPING GEAR

SATPHONE HOW TO

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 lighting  

KORR LIGHTING KIT 4

    12 VOLT RECHARGEABLE 60LED HANDHELD LIGHT
     
brake controller   REDARC TOWPRO ELITE
     
battery monitors   NASA BM COMPACT BATTERY MONITOR
   

ENERDRIVE ELITE BATTERY MONITOR

E-FLITE POWER METER

VICTRON BMV-600S BATTERY MONITOR

WATT'S UP METER

     
dc-dc battery chargers   REDARC BCDC1225 INSTALL
    REDARC BCDC1225

REDARC BMS1215

REDARC BCDC 1220

     
12volt power supply   LAPTOP 12VOLT POWER SUPPLY
     
lithium batteries   LITHIUM IRON PHOSPHATE BATTERIES
    LIFETECH LITHIUM BATTERY INSTALL
     
solar panels   TOPRAYSOLAR PORTABLE 13WATT PANEL
     
fridges   FRIDGE SWITCH
    35 LITRE ENGEL POWER DRAW

40 LITRE ENGEL DRAW

ROB & CAROL'S REPCO 3WAY FRIDGE

ROBERT'S REPCO 3-WAY FRIDGE & COMPARO

     
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

     
phone & navigation   CAMPASPECT PHONE APP
     
security   CARAVAN & CAR ALARMS VEHICLE TRACKER
    SPOT HUG

TOYLOK

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

JAYCAR VELCRO CABLE TIES

WHAT'S TECHNI ICE

   
  diy projects
lighting   GOLDSTREAM LIGHTING UPGRADE
   

DIY LED FLEXI LIGHT

jAYCAR 21 LED FLEXIBLE LIGHT

LED STRIP LIGHT PROTECTIVE TRAVEL COVER

LED LIGHTBAR SYSTEM

MIKE'S LED LIGHT

FLURO 12VOLT CONVERSION

TUCO'S ENERGY SAVER CAMP LIGHTS

 
12 volt

 

PORTABLE LITHIUM BATTERY BOX

 

 

 

12VOLT SWITCH BOX

AMMETER BOX

DIY 12VOLT DIGITAL TIMER

DAVE'S LIGHT HOLDING POLE

GRANT'S DIY 12VOLT POWER SUPPLY BOX

 
camper wiring

 

AVAN ELECTRICS ADD-ONS
 

 

 

REDARC BCDC1225 INSTALL

DIY CUB WIRING

DAVID'S 12 VOLT TRAILER WIRING

DES'S DIY 12VOLT CAMPER WIRING

KELVIN'S WIRING PROJECT

GOLDSTREAM ELECTRICAL UPGRADE

 
solar panel ideas

 

32 VOLT PANEL & REGULATOR INSTALL
 

 

 

DIY LIGHTWEIGHT SOLAR PANELS

FLEX SOLAR PANEL FRAME

VEHICLE MOUNTED SOLAR PANELS

 
charger installs

 

REDARC BCDC1225 INSTALL
 

 

PROJECTA DBD120 INSTALL

12VOLT CHARGING UPGRADE

 
battery installs

 

LITHIUM BATTERY INSTALL
 
 
battery monitors

 

ENERDRIVE ELITE BATTERY MONITOR

 

 

NASA BM COMPACT BATTERY MONITOR

VICTRON BMV-600S BATTERY MONITOR

WATT'S UP METER

DUAL BATTERY MONITOR

MULTIFUNCTION DC MEASURING PANEL

CON'S BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

 
fans   MIKE'S FANS
     
canvas    DIY AWNING
               BEDSIDE AWNING SUPPORTS

KEN'S KK ANNEXE ROOF SUPPORT

SPREADER POLE BASEPLATE

     
flooring   AUTO CENTERING FLOOR
    SECURING THAT SHADECLOTH FLOORING
     
opening the camper ADDING 12VOLT ACTUATORS
   

ADDING HINGES TO THE CAMPER TOP

LATCH HANDLE

     
closing the camper SOFT FLOOR ROPE & PULLEY PACK UP SYSTEM
     
kitchen ideas   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

JOHN'S CAMPING TABLE

     
storage  

CAMPER CARGO DRAWS

            

CAMPER GEAR BARRIER

CAMPER TOOLBOX DIVIDER

AVAN STORAGE IDEAS

TRAILER TROLLEY

TRACKABOUT MODS

   
fridges

     

THERMAL ESKY COVER
    IMPROVING GOLDSTREAM FRIDGE EFFICIENCY

SHORTENING A  3WAY FRIDGE

MAKING THE SUPERCHEAP 2WAY FRIDGE MORE EFFICIENT

   
water          WATER PUMP WATER TRANSFER
       

   

WATERTANK DRAIN INSTALL

QUIETENING THE WATER PUMP

INSTALLING A BREATHER IN A WATERTANK

MARK HAND PUMP FOR JERRY'S

KEN'S JERRYCAN WATERPUMP IDEA

INSTALLING A WATER TANK LEVEL INDICATOR

REAR WHEEL WATER CARRIER

KATE'S CAMPERS WATERWORKS       

HOW TO INSTALL AN UNDERSLUG TANK

 
water heaters    TONY'S BUSH SHOWER
    DIY 12VOLT BUSH SHOWER

ADDING A COLD WATER MIXER TO YOUR SHOWER

HOOKING UP COLEMAN TO CAMPER WATERTANK

DIY HOT BUSH SHOWER

NEIL & MARGARET'S DUOETTO

PAUL'S DIY GAS HOT BUSH SHOWER

SOLAR SHOWER BAG HEAT TEST

     
air heaters   INSTALLING A WEBASTO
     
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

 
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

 
brake controller   WHERE IS YOUR BRAKE CONTROLLER MOUNTED
   

 

generators

 

GRAHAM'S DIY GENERATOR
 

        

HONDA GENERATOR SOUNDPROOF BOX
  GENERATOR SOUNDPROOF BOX
 
pole storage         POLE STORAGE
   

CUSTOM POLE CARRIER

 
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

TRAILER REAR HITCH RECEIVER

USING CONDUIT CLIPS AROUND THE CAMPER

UNSTICKING TWIST LOCK POLES

CAMPER LEVELLER

     
DIY camper   THE STULTIMATE 
     
 

maintenance

           

ADJUSTING CAMPER TRAILER BRAKES

AXLES & BEARINGS

AXLE INSPECTION

CAMPER TRAILER MISADVENTURE

CAMPER TRAILER MAINTENANCE

GETTING THAT WHEEL BACK ON

HYDRAULIC BRAKES PARTS

JOCKEY WHEEL INSPECTION

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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