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off road camper trailer essentials guidebook
off road caravan essentials guidebook
Design Guide for Desert and Sandy Areas with off road caravans and camper trailers

Guide to Suspension Design off road caravan and camper trailer
off-road camper trailers inter-changing wheels and tyres on your caravan camper and your vehicle
Guide to using sustainable technology with off road caravans for lowest cost of operation
Guide to Best Stability towing an off-road caravan
amazing lithium battery and charging guide
essentials guide to silent and superlight fuel cells for off-road camping
offroad camper trailer solar and battery size calculator
high performance energy systems for camper trailers and caravan
Design for comfort in off road caravans and camper trailers
getting the most from mulimedia in off-road camper trailers
getting the most from mulimedia in off-road camper trailers
Digital Photographers professional setup in off road caravan
Design for comfort in off road caravans and camper trailers
Guide to using sustainable technology with off road caravans for lowest cost of operation

Understanding canvas design in offroad camper trailers
Guide to Easy travelling with a boat and outboard for off road camping

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LIGHT WEIGHT

Essential Guide to Off Road Design of Camper Trailers

off road camper trailer essentials guidebookThis ebook identifies the problems in off road travel first and then offering some design solutions.

These designs may not suit everyone. Researching your own personal requirements for an off road camper trailer can take time. Oncesomeone has travelled and gained experience they get better insight into what their requirements are, but the purchase has been made!

Click on the eBook image on the right to download the eBook containing:

  • What setting up time and packing up time would you expect?
  • What are the benefits and pitfalls of canvas?
  • How easy is it to keep dust and midges out of the camper trailer?
  • What is the best airflow for comfort sleeping off-road?
  • Essential design of Kitchen, cooking and refrigeration.

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Essential Guide for off-road Design of a Caravan

Essential guide to design of off road caravans

With the right caravan you can stay anywhere and experience all of Australia. When (not “if”), you find your favourite spot, you can stay as long as you like. Its your choice and not dependent on facilities.

That’s great, but the price of an off road caravan is higher than an outback van.

A 58 Page eBook containing 10 chapters, here are a few of them:

  • The importance of "self contained" with off-road caravan compliance
  • Low weight is essential!
  • Length and turning circleWidth, tracks & reversing mirrors
  • The weight of adding batteries and solar
  • Adding the weight of additional water tanksUsing reclaimed water
  • Shock Absorbers: Saviour or Slave? Airflow and comfort off-road

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Design Guide for Desert Travel with Off-road Caravans and Camper Trailers

Design Guide for Desert and Sandy Areas with off road caravans and camper trailersA campfire in the desert is like no other. Sparks rising upward towards the stars with glowing embers melting into the ground. Do you have enough water? Are you well prepared for crossing sandy sections of track?

Traveling through the desert needs special preparation. It also involves special preparation and taking things with you. (Like taking firewood with you.) This can add to the weight of your vehicle. 

However, you need the absolute lightest load and lightest overall weight. Select the right options for your off road camper trailer or caravan for the safest travel across harsh and hot country; or on remote sandy beaches.

  1. Low weight is essential
  2. Traps that increase “apparent weight”
  3. Importance of good Suspension
  4. Length and Ramp over angles
  5. Matching wheels tyres
    Large Diameter Wheels and tyres
  6. Water - How much do we need?
    Water tank configurations  Dual Grey Water Tanks and Using reclaimed water
  7. Importance of understanding canvas in hot climates
    Tropical Roof: both Canvas and Metal
    Insulation, Airflow, 12V Air-conditioning and comfort off-road
    Air-flow and Natural Coolness
    Air conditioners
  8. What is the trend in energy use in a caravan?
  9. What size batteries to design for?
  10. The weight of adding batteries and solar
  11. The “weight effect” of Braking

With the right camper trailer or caravan and vehicle combination, you can travel safely anywhere and experience all of Australia. 

SUPERIOR SUSPENSION

Guide to Suspension Design off road caravan and camper trailerTraveling off-road to out-of-the-way places requires long distances on both highways and off-road tracks.

You have a good choice of coil or air suspension with independent trailing arms.

With air-suspension, you can drive faster and more confidently on typical rough roads or corrugations.

Heaviersprung tandem caravans may be reduced to a kangaroo-hopping crawl.

Is the air suspension worth it? Read this eBook to decide. 

This eBook of 28 pages includes the following topics:

  • 1. Independent Suspension Innovation in 4WDs since 1970’s
  • 2. Reliability
  • 3. Digital Age adds to Stability as well as Reliability
  • 4. The Difference with Caravans and Trailers.
  • 5. Camper Trailers and Caravans pre-2000
  • 6. Coil Springs
  • 7. Coil Springs and Stability
  • 8. Air-Springs (Air-bags)
  • 9. Premium Air-springs
  • 10. Roll Stability and overall Design
  • 11. Ride Quality and Lowest Unsprung weight
  • 12. Lowest unsprung mass of any suspension
  • 13. Air Suspension Control Systems
  • 14. Ride Height controlled Air Suspension Systems
  • 15. Changing a Wheel /Tyre without a Jack
  • 16. Driving on 3 Wheels in an Emergency
  • 17. Anti-Sway Bars
  • 18. 5 Year Warranty

With the right caravan and vehicle combination, you can travel safely anywhere and experience all of Australia. 

off-road camper trailers inter-changing wheels and tyres on your caravan camper and your vehicle

You have just suffered your second flat tyre in a short time. It is mid afternoon and the clock is ticking toget to camp. At this point in time... How important is it to have interchangeability of wheels and tyre between your vehicle and your camper trailer or caravan?

Landrover Discovery Wheel Matching will be possible in mid 2017

  • Why interchange Wheels and Tyres between your vehicle and your caravan /camper trailer?
  • Matching Vehicle Tracking Width
  • Matching Vehicle Wheel Size
  • Matching Vehicle Wheel Type and Tyres Decision Tree
  • Vehicles with small PCD and unable to match with 2 tonne bearings
  • Matching 18” Wheels and Tyres
  • Matching 150 Series Toyota Prado
  • Quick Check on Major Brands
  • NJOY Guide No 14, 2011
  • Suspension Arm Offset Photos
    Hubs and Studs Photos
    Suspension Arm Close Up Photos with Hubs
  • Bonus Section on Tyre Markings and Pressure settings

Find out how easy or difficult it can be to match your specific vehicle. Over 10 vehicles and hub sizes listed.

Guide to using sustainable technology with off road caravans for lowest cost of operationOver or Under-inflation contributes to:

  1. Rapid and uneven tread wear,
  2. A loss in fuel economy,
  3. Poor vehicle handling
  4. Excessive heat buildup which may lead to tire failure.

Then there are the issue of a small puncture from an imbedded nail or fencing wire can cause a tire to be significantlyunderinflated.

The topics in this eBook include:

  1. Why is tyre pressure and temperature so crucial?
  2. What is the link between Tyre Pressure and Temperature?
  3. Getting the starting pressure right
  4. Adjusting the pressure with the 4PSI or 6PSI rule
  5. Adjusting the pressure to the optimum
  6. Using a TPMS: Specifications of TPMS, TPMS Kit from Kimberley
  7. Suggested Pressure and Speed for off-road conditions
  8. Conversion Table
  9. Is there an Optimum Tyre Size?
  10. Acceleration, Braking and Load Transfer
  11. Tyre Markings/ Tyre Size
  12. Tyre Ageing

This eBook stepsthrough the best way to set your tyre pressures. It also leads into the benefit of using a TPMS (Tyre Pressure andTemperature Monitoring System). It will give you better insight into tyre issues when travelling off road and recommendations that cansave you repair time, money and ultimately protect your safety. Download it for free!

Guide to Best Stability towing an off-road caravan

Traveling off-road to out-of-the-way places requires as much attention on the compatibility of the vehicle to the off roadcaravan as it does the fundamentals of chassis and suspension design. 

This ebook discusses vehicle stability when towing to get to the theory of what causes instabilityand what the guidelines are to manage it. A comprehensive set of conclusions isincluded.

This Guide covers the following topics:

  1. Understanding Vehicle Stability
  2. Changing a Vehicle Manufacturer’s Suspension /Tyres
  3. The Role of Tyres in Towing Stability
  4. The Role of Suspension in Towing Stability
  5. Towing Stability Recommendations
  6. Table of Design Constraints of Vehicle to Caravan
  7. Air Suspension in the Caravan aids Towing Stability
  8. Speed and Anti-sway devices for towing stability
  9. Car-Trailer High Speed Stability Report
  10.  Lowest unsprung weight aids towing stability
  11. Changing a Wheel /Tyre without a Jack
  12. Driving on 3 Wheels in an Emergency

With the right caravan and vehicle combination, you can travel safely anywhere and experience all of Australia. 

Download this eBook to find out more!

SOLAR ENERGY

amazing lithium battery and charging guideKimberley have shipped over 2,000 Lithium Batteries; lots of customer feedback and experience. 

The eBook Covers:

  • What are Lithium Iron Batteries and why are they Amazing?
    Environmental Benefits
    Performance Benefits
  • The Easy Part: installing Lithiums. The hard part is charging them.
  • There are Traps here? What are they?
  • Bluetooth Lithium batteries
  • Charging from multiple Sources
    Using 240V, Solar , Fuel Cells and Vehicle chargers
  • Discharging and Storage
  • Sizing your Lithium Batteries
  • Complete Electrical System
essentials guide to silent and superlight fuel cells for off-road camping

With the EFOY fuel cell you can stay anywhere and experience all of Australia.
When (not “if”), you find your favourite spot, you can stay as long as you like. Its your choice and not dependent on facilities.

The core question then when investigating your requirements is to ask just how much of Australia do you want to experience?

That’s great, but the price of this technology is high. Is it worth it?

There is good demand for second hand fuel cells as the warranty period is long and the technology is so reliable. So the realcost of ownership is low.

Have a read through this eBook to decide.

  • The Technology behind EFOY Fuel Cells?
  • What are the performance advantages?
  • Setup in the back of a Landcruiser for fishing trip with results.
  • How do they compare to Generators?
  • Installed in an off-road camper trailer
  • Installed in an off-road caravan

Download this eBook to see if this suits your needs. 

offroad camper trailer solar and battery size calculator

Rather than a guide with the differences in solar technologies and technical information, This guide presents ses of tables for you to decidewhat suits. You will be able to turn the pages and see different setups. For instance:
Tables:

  • 100 Amp Hr AGM 5 hours of solar per day
  • 200 Amp Hr AGM 5 hours of solar per day
  • 200 Amp Hr AGM 2 hours of solar per day
  • 120 Amp Hr Lithium 5 hours of solar per day
  • 250 Amp Hr Lithium 5 hours of solar per day
  • 80 Amp Hr Lithium 5 hours of solar per day 140 Ahr Fuel Cell 30% Load
  • 160 Amp Hr Lithium 5 hours of solar per day 140 Ahr Fuel Cell 10% Load
  • 160 Amp Hr Lithium 2 hours of solar per day 140 Ahr Fuel Cell 10% Load
  • What Super Thin Solar and Super Light Flexible Solar Panels look like.
  • Comparison of different technologies.

This is a great tool for non technical and technical people alike. It will give you a practical guide to staying independently withsolar!

High Performance Electrical Design for Camper Trailers and Caravans

high performance energy systems for camper trailers and caravan “ This is all about camping, why dowe need modern devices or high battery power?”
High performance for this eBook is measured by high power/ low weight.
In Caravans and Camper Trailers, the lighter the weight, the easier to tow with better accessibility to the best camping spots.High performance energy comes at a price. Is it worth it?

Download this 38 Page eBook containing many chapters, here are a few of them:

  • 1. Operating a full power Air-conditioner on Batteries
    2. Why are we using more power? a 20 year trend.
    3. Performance is measured by Power to Weight
    4. Examples of Low weight Solar panels
    5. Designing a Lithium System to avoid danger
    6. Generating Power with Solar
    7. A Quick Lesson in Solar Performance?
    8. MMPT Solar Controllers are a Must!
    9. Storing the electrical energy in Batteries
    10. Design of Lithium Systems
    11. Design of Charging systems for Lithium Batteries
    12. Storing the electrical energy in Methanol - Fuel Cells
    13. Easy to use charging systems

HI TECH COMFORT

Designs for Comfort with Off-road Caravans and Camper Trailers

Design for comfort in off road caravans and camper trailers

There is a dilemma when traveling to out of the way places:
Where is the fine line between authentic camping and new-age comfort?

If you want to imitate “Bear” Grills and his “minimalist” style of adventure, then this book is not for you.Mind you “Bear” doesn’t take his wife with him. And that is the rub!

A 46 Page eBook, here are a few of the page titles:

Toilet Choices including waterless, ecofriendly toilets. Water is like Gold in the Bush:Water Tank Sizing,Using Multiple Water Tanks wisely,Pumping external water,Measuring Water tank levels,How does “Diesel Hot Water“ work,Dual Grey Water Tanks and Using reclaimed water

Importance of understanding canvas and insulation
Airflow with canvas,Kwik Canvas and Draught Skirt designs,Cool Canvas Airflow
Insulation in Caravans,Ultimate tropical roof for a Caravan

Safe Heating,Diesel and Space Heater Types,Membrane Heater technology
Roof Air conditioners and height,Split Air conditioners and low noise,12V Battery operated air-conditioners.
Addendum on Energy and Power
getting the most from mulimedia in off-road camper trailers

Imagine watching an MCG Test in the quietness of an overcast and damp day on the coast. Or playing your favourite tunes as you are preparingfor dinner.

This eBook outlines what you can and can’t play on systems that are available.

  • Summary of what is available in Camper Trailers
  • Listening to music inside/outside the camper trailer
  • Waterproof and Dustproof?
  • Enjoy your favourite movies or catch-up on the latest sporting match around the campfire
  • Use of WiFi and NextG 3G Service with Internet
  • Using a Satellite Dish is now easy
  • Viewer Access Satellite Television service or VAST
  • VAST Channels Available (Mid 2012)

The Satellite VAST service is a great free innovation for travellers from the Australian Govt. Take advantage of this on your next trip.Download the free eBook now and see how easy it is!

getting the most from mulimedia in off-road camper trailers

Imagine lying back in your cinema seats watching amovie in the quietness of an overcast and damp day on the coast. Or playing your favouritemusic as you are preparing for dinner. Or even listening live on a VHF channel!

This eBook outlines what you can and can’t play on systems that are available in the full size caravans like a KimberleyKruiser, Black Caviar.

  • Summary of what is available in off-road caravans
  • Listening to music inside/outside
  • Waterproof and Dustproof?
  • Enjoy your favourite movies or catch-up on the latest sporting match around the campfire
  • Use of WiFi and NextG 3G Service with Internet
  • Using a Satellite Dish is now easy
  • Viewer Access Satellite Television service or VAST
  • VAST Channels Available (Mid 2012)

The Satellite VAST service is a great free innovation for travellers from the Australian Govt. Take advantage of this on your next trip.Download the free eBook now and see how easy it is!

Digital Photographers professional setup in off road caravan

What terrific photographs by a customer passionate about his photography while camping! However, he doesnt want to lose any ofthose images and wants to backup all his data and charge all his camera batteries in a safe location.

This eBook describes a professional setup to do just this: It has a background on the Digital Darkroom in the Desert setupincluding:

1. At the Heart of the System is a 12V Hub Router
2. Safe dry, dust free space to store your equipment out of sight
3. Power available to charge your equipment any time and anyplace
4. Vibration ready pad for Network Attached Storage
5. Networking to make backups easy to do and secure
6. Connectivity to the Cloud
7. Tools to make life easier
8. Use of Fuel cell for 12V power

Download this eBook to learn more about your choices.

VALUABLE WATER

Designs for Comfort with Off-road Caravans and Camper Trailers

Design for comfort in off road caravans and camper trailers

There is a dilemma when traveling to out of the way places:
Where is the fine line between authentic camping and new-age comfort?

If you want to imitate “Bear” Grills and his “minimalist” style of adventure, then this book is not for you.Mind you “Bear” doesn’t take his wife with him. And that is the rub!

A 46 Page eBook, here are a few of the page titles:

Toilet Choices including waterless, ecofriendly toilets. Water is like Gold in the Bush:Water Tank Sizing,Using Multiple Water Tanks wisely,Pumping external water,Measuring Water tank levels,How does “Diesel Hot Water“ work,Dual Grey Water Tanks and Using reclaimed water

Importance of understanding canvas and insulation
Airflow with canvas,Kwik Canvas and Draught Skirt designs,Cool Canvas Airflow
Insulation in Caravans,Ultimate tropical roof for a Caravan

Safe Heating,Diesel and Space Heater Types,Membrane Heater technology
Roof Air conditioners and height,Split Air conditioners and low noise,12V Battery operated air-conditioners.
Addendum on Energy and Power

Guide to using sustainable technology with off road caravans for lowest cost of operationDesigning foroff-road travel to out-of-the-way places is more than an art...it is getting so much functionality for so littleweight and making it compact and durable.  Then add to that the importance of sustainability. Good design can yield the absolute lowest running cost that inevitably comes fromsustainable technologies. It just makes good business sense! 

Download this eBookto answer this question! Table of contents for the 27 pages is:

  1. The Top Ranked Priorities for Sustainability
  2. Summary of eco-friendly power sources for a Camper Trailer or Caravan
  3. Reduce Vehicle Fuel Consumption when Towing
  4. Maximise air-flow for ventilation
  5. Reduce need for Portable Generators
  6. Consider 12V Air-conditioning for Bedroom Suite
  7. The Impact of Noise
  8. Using a Fuel Cell
  9. Reduce need for LPG
  10. Using Diesel Hot Water instead of LPG
  11. Reduce Absorbtion of Suns Heat Energy
  12. Using LED Lighting
  13. Using Bio-Diesel
  14. Using Membrane Heating
  15. Leave no footprints on Montague Island - a Special Project!

QUICK SETUP

Understanding Canvas in Off Road Camper Trailers

Understanding canvas design in offroad camper trailers

The price of an “off-road” camper trailer is higher than an outback or an on-road one. Is the canvas any different? Canvas for camper trailers is vastly different to that for a tent.

You are paying much more money and for that money you need a superior design.

Here is a 36 Page eBook with Open Reseach containing:

  • It’s the design that is different for a camper trailer compared to a tent!
  • Airflow and comfort sleeping off-road
  • Flameproof Canvas near Kitchens
  • Australian Technology in Canvas Design & Fabrication
  • Traps with Canvas
  • Strength and Waterproofness in Canvas Design
  • Materials in Canvas Design
  • Range of Materials used
  • Disadvantages of Pop Tops, even with a hard roof!
  • Keeping out midges: The little things that ruin a good trip

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TOYS

Guide to Easy travelling with a boat and outboard for off road campingIf you arrive at Cape Leveque with a boat, it is hard to imagine experiencing all of Australia without a boat.

Designing for off-road travel to out-of-the-way places is more than an art...it is the structured science of getting so much functionalityfor so little weight and making it compact and durable. And this fits perfectly with boats, particularly for smaller boats you carryoff-road. This guide covers these topics:

Performance versus Weight: Summary of Rigs and Weight
Where to store the Outboard?
What size Boat?
Using a Boat Loader
Folding Boat Trailers
Storing the Folding Boat Trailer
The Most eco-friendly solution is a RIB and electric outboard
Summary of RIB Advantages and Disadvantages
If you love fishing, there are thousands of places and hundreds of species to discover. If you just love exploring, then you can'texperience ALL of Australia without taking a boat with you off road.

Download this eBook to learn more about your choices.