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How to Choose and Buy an RV: Here's how to get it right first and every time

How to Choose and Buy an RV: Here's how to get it right first and every time

by Collyn Rivers
How to Choose and Buy an RV: Here's how to get it right first and every time

How to Choose and Buy an RV: Here's how to get it right first and every time

by Collyn Rivers


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Buying an RV is a major investment. It is likely to be second only to buying a house. Especially if this is your first RV purchase, where do you begin to get the information you need to make the right choice?

In How to Choose and Buy an RV you will find everything you need to become an informed and well-prepared buyer. Collyn Rivers, one of the foremost authorities on RVs in Australia, breaks down the pros and cons of the many sorts of recreational vehicles available. He identifies the key questions you need to ask to work out what you really want and need.

Collyn gives clear advice about how to inspect and negotiate for new or used RVs. He discusses the extras you'll want include before hitting the road and details the rules and regulations you'll need to know before venturing around Australia.

You need expert advice before buying an RV. This book will answer your questions and even the ones you hadn't considered asking.

Collyn Rivers "has enormous knowledge of the subjects in his books and his writing is concise and not overdone with technicalities or difficult-to-understand jargon."

Peter Poat, The Weekend West Australian

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780648794554
Publisher: RV Books
Publication date: 06/11/2020
Pages: 146
Sales rank: 1,120,927
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

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 and SolarBooks). "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

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Establishing the essentials

Chapter 2 - Towed - or self-propelled?

Chapter 3 - RV categories

Chapter 4 - RV awnings and annexes

Chapter 5 - RV kitchens

Chapter 6 - RV showers and toilets and washing machines

Chapter 7 - Dining and sleeping

Chapter 8 - RV accessories

Chapter 9 - Buying the RV

Chapter 10 - Looking after yourself and your RV

Chapter 11 - Useful RV-related books and information

Chapter 12 - About the author

Appendix 1 - RV terminology

Appendix 2 - Australian Road Rules Summary

Appendix 3 - (New) Road Vehicles Act 2018

Appendix 4 - Checklist for buying a used RV

Appendix 5 - Australian Consumer Warranties

Appendix 6 - RV checking and loading

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