Author: William C. Meyer

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1608440400

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 228

View: 8130

The main purpose of this book is to act as a how-to reference manual for outfitting your RV or mobile home with the tools to support your working and life style and is written from the perspective of traveling full-time on the road. A secondary purpose is to supply information for persons to boondock where they wish and still have the electrical conveniences without having shore power. You will find topics on electrical systems, computers, solar energy and communications. Most all of the components referred to in the book are easily found at any computer retail store, hardware store and of course, on-line. You can save hundreds of dollars by installing your RV systems and have the pleasure and satisfaction of doing it yourself. The examples illustrated are a starting point to give you ideas on how to make changes to your RV. You will find detailed pictures, schematics and illustrations throughout the book to guide you along the way. There is also a reference section for finding the components you need and to further explore a topic. Included is a glossary of technical definitions for terms and abbreviations. For the more technically inclined, there are sections interspersed all throughout the chapters that provide ancillary information on the topic being discussed. Go to these Sidebars to learn more about the technology or feature. For those that work on the road, replicating your home or work office into a mobile office in the past has been difficult and frustrating to achieve because you could not accomplish all the same features and functions that are required to perform your job. As time has progressed, technology and people's inventiveness have continued to progress and seems to be progressing in an increasing geometric fashion. Obviously, this is good news for the mobile worker or mobile entrepreneur. Today, as of the writing of this book, the technology is available to match the performance and functionally of a brick and mortar establishment.
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How to Upgrade, Operate, and Troubleshoot 12 Volt Electrical Systems

Author: Harold Barre

Publisher: Summer Breeze Pub

ISBN: 9780964738621

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 244

View: 9424

MANAGING 12 VOLTS explains to RV boat, and alternative energy users how to upgrade, operate, and troubleshoot 12 volt electrical systems. There is confusion and misunderstanding about 12 volt systems. This book teaches layman how batteries, chargers, and electrical circuits work so that they can make intelligent decisions when selecting or operating their system.
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A Guide to Buying, Repairing, and Upgrading Your Travel Trailer

Author: Chris Peterson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0760353522

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

View: 1196

Old campers have an appeal that reaches back in time and can send your imagination soaring. Let's face it: they are cool. Who hasn't seen one parked on a boulevard with a "for sale" sign and pictured it bouncing along behind the family car, ready for adventure and fun? Unfortunately, campers are not quite homes, they are not quite cars, and they have their own unique systems and demands that make fixing and upgrading a challenge. Even if you have plenty of DIY experience, a camper speaks a foreign language. Consider Camper Rehab your Rosetta Stone for the language of Shasta, Dutchmen, or Airstream. This book is a top-to-bottom guide to getting a fifth-wheel, teardrop, or other camper trailer ready for the road and beyond. From basic troubleshooting to electrical and plumbing projects, replacing interior surfaces, and clever (sometimes "retro") decorating ideas, this book uses detailed illustrations, color photography, and a wealth of step-by-step, how-to information to get help you get your travel trailer into shape for your next big--or little--adventure. And in case you haven't pulled the trigger on that trailer you're eying on Craigslist just yet, Camper Rehab also walks you through the process of evaluating a potential purchase, identifying which issues are fixable and which are dealbreakers, as well as how to spot hidden problems. Written by accomplished DIY author Chris Peterson, whose light and approachable tone is coupled with the hardworking DIY information you need, Camper Rehab is a must-have for any camper owner or dreamer.
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Troubleshooting and Repair Guide

Author: D. Roger,Onna Lee Ford

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450001505

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 241

View: 2040

Anybody from the RV owner to the service technician can comprehend and determine troubles with an RV refrigerator. In this practical manual, the authors provide profound discussions in troubleshooting. True to its name, Average Joe's RV Refrigerator: Troubleshooting & Repair Guide aims to help any person in making minor repairs by himself/herself. It also supplies information that helps one know whether or not his/her service tech is qualified to make an educated analysis of the problems and is able to do the repairs successfully with the least amount of cost available to the consumer. Geared to assist any individual anytime, anywhere, Average Joe's RV Refrigerator: Troubleshooting & Repair Guide is a handy book that will be of use for both personal and business needs. Book Review: "Average Joe's RV Refrigerator Troubleshooting and Repair Guide made me feel confident that I (an average Joanne) could pull out my own RV refrigerator and know what I was looking at, what to check first depending on the problem, and where to proceed from there. Without the guide, I'd never know where to start. There are a lot of photos and the troubleshooting charts are easy to read, with a column for symptoms, possible problem areas, and causes and remedies. They identify specific problems for which I need to call on a repair specialist but I was surprised to see that many of the remedies are simple enough that I would not be afraid to tackle them myself. This guide will help anyone assess problems with thier RV refrigerator and try, first, to fix it yourself, thereby saving on costly repair bills." frugal-rv-travel
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Electrical Power for Home, Boat & Rv

Author: Kevin Jeffrey

Publisher: Avalon Books

ISBN: 9780964411203

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 280

View: 4102

Tells how to generate and manage your own electrical power supply
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Author: William Errol Prowse, IV

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546567110

Category: Electric automobiles

Page: 92

View: 1544

Official website: http: //www.mobile-solarpower.com Finally an easy approach to mobile solar design and installation: -Add a solar system to your RV, Van, Trailer, Car or Boat -Step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow -Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced methods for calculating your solar system. You choose! -Tips and tricks that will save you time and money -You can read this book from start to finish, or use it as a reference -Large, easy to understand pictures And much more! I promise that this book will be worth your time, or you will get your money back. There are many solar system books on the market that are just too hard to understand, and impractical. Tired of googling every question you have about setting up your own solar system? Then give this book a chance. It will show you everything that you need to know, from start to finish.
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Everything You Need to Know About Choosing, Using, and Enjoying Your RV

Author: Kim Baker,Sunny Baker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416552925

Category: Transportation

Page: 384

View: 2747

The Rver's Bible is the ultimate guide to living and traveling in a recreational vehicle. From purchasing, maintaining, and driving the rig to navigating the emotional pitfalls of life on the road, this handbook covers all the bases. Now revised and updated, the RVer's Bible keeps you up-to-date with all the new technologies and systems of the 21st century RV.
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Repair and Improve Your Boat's Essential Systems

Author: Nigel Calder

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472947738

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 960

View: 342

This manual takes both novice and experienced boatowner through minor to major repairs of electrical systems, engines, electronics, steering systems, generators, pumps, cookers, spars and rigging. When it was first published in 1990, the Boatowner's Mechanical & Electrical Manual broke new ground. It was hailed as the first truly DIY manual for boatowners and has sold in its thousands ever since. There have been significant changes in boat systems since then, particularly electrical systems, and this fourth edition has been fully updated to reflect these developments and expand its predecessor's worldwide popularity. 'Probably the best technical reference and troubleshooting book in the world' Yachting Monthly 'It deserves to come standard with every boat' Yachting World
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Projects

Author: Tony Candela

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613252293

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 3506

Countless collector car owners are skilled at performing mechanical work, but for many of them, electrical work seems like a black art, too complicated and too confusing. However, electrical upgrades are absolutely essential for a high-performance classic car or a modified car to perform at its best. With a firm understanding of the fundamentals, you can take this comprehensive guide and complete a wide range of electrical projects that enhance the performance and functionality of a vehicle. In this revised edition (formerly titled Automotive Electrical Performance Projects) brilliant color photos and explanatory step-by-step captions detail the installation of the most popular, functional, and beneficial upgrades for enthusiasts of varying skill levels. Just a few of the projects included are: maximizing performance of electric fans; installing electronic gauges; upgrading charging systems; and installing a complete aftermarket wiring harness, which is no small task. Each facet is covered in amazing detail. Veteran author Tony Candela, who wrote CarTech's previous best-selling title Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems, moves beyond the theoretical and into real-world applications with this exciting and detailed follow-up. This Volume 2 is essential for any enthusiast looking to upgrade his or her classic vehicle to modern standards, and for putting all the knowledge learned in Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems into practice.
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Power Up to Go Off Grid

Author: Joe Kandell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781983880575

Category:

Page: 58

View: 5303

Discover the secrets to powering your vehicle to go off the grid with mobile solar power systems. Learn how to power up to go off the grid the right way! Living in a van or RV is an awesome experience - but using loud generators to power your devices is not. When all you want to do is get on the move, having to rely on someone else's electricity can really put a damper on your travel choices. The good news? Solar panels, which are a very efficient source of renewable energy, can power everything you need - whether you are on the go or parked at a campsite! I've written a comprehensive guide to taking your RV or van OFF the grid and ON to an awesome, free adventure. Here are some things you will learn: The differences between lead acid vs lithium batteries, and which is better Learning how electricity works (for your RV or Van) Types of charge controllers, and which ones are best for you The basics of how solar panel work for you The best ways to install the mobile solar panels How to choose the appropriate size of inverters for your system And how to secure your solar panels against lightning While it is impossible to fit every solar off grid layout in one book, I've focused putting together the best setups to accommodate your traveling needs. Your fellow travelers will marvel at what you've done, and become jealous when they see your vehicle unhooked from shore power! So please, grab a copy of Mobile Power Systems for Vans and RVs - Power Up To Go Off Grid and let me lead you step by step through the process of taking your traveling to the next level!
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Author: Gary Bunzer

Publisher: Insiders' Guide

ISBN: 9780762735631

Category: Transportation

Page: 335

View: 1078

Covering both new and older RV models, a comprehensive manual for RV owners provides detailed guidelines on the care, repair, and maintenance of the RV, with easy-to-follow instructions, detailed diagrams, and helpful illustrations that take readers through preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair techniques for every system in an RV. Original.
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A Citizen's Guide to Policy and Politics

Author: Katherine Fierlbeck

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442609834

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 382

View: 523

Health Care in Canada examines the challenges faced by the Canadian health care system, a subject of much public debate. In this book Katherine Fierlbeck provides an in-depth discussion of how health care decisions are shaped by politics and why there is so much disagreement over how to fix the system. Many Canadians point to health care as a source of national pride; others are highly critical of the system's shortcomings and call for major reform. Yet meaningful debate cannot occur without an understanding of how the system actually operates. In this overview, Fierlbeck outlines the basic framework of the health care system with reference to specific areas such as administration and governance, public health, human resources, drugs and drug policy, and mental health. She also discusses alternative models in other countries such as Britain, the United States, and France. As health care becomes increasingly complex, it is crucial that Canadians have a solid grasp of the main issues within both the policy and political environments. With its balanced and accessible assessment of the main political and theoretical debates, Health Care in Canada is an essential guide for anyone with a stake in Canada's health system.
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