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Motorcaravanning : A First-time-buyer's Guide - Trevor Fry


A First-time-buyer's Guide

Paperback Published: 15th July 2012
ISBN: 9781845844493
Number Of Pages: 80

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With the cost of family holidays increasing, more an more people are looking to take their holidays at home, so a campervan or motorhome makes an ideal choice. Combining transport and accommodation, motorhome popularity is increasing both for holidays and as a hobby.
This book gives guidance on the many sizes and types of motorhome available, the accessories you may expect your motorhome to be equipped with and it also shows you what you can do to make your motorhome more individual.
Covering every aspect of motorhome ownership, it explains the pitfalls of the ‘payload’ and ‘maximum gross weight’ figures and how to check them, and discusses fuel types, habitation, electrics, leisure batteries, chargers, fuel cells – in fact, everything you need to know to be a safe, self-sufficient motorhomer.

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The book is about as thorough and illuminating a survey as could be packed into this number of pages. There is just enough on each topic to launch the reader into further research ... The numerous illustrations are well chosen and of good quality. The text is lucid and without technical jargon. Scottish Caravanner

Introductionp. 5
Who the book is forp. 5
Why buy this book?p. 5
Essentialsp. 6
Category Bp. 7
Category C1p. 7
Category Cp. 7
How do you intend to use your motorhome?p. 7
What type of motorhome?p. 9
New or used?p. 9
Mileagep. 11
Power steeringp. 11
Left- or right-hand drive?p. 11
Importing your motorhomep. 12
Fuel typesp. 12
Disabilityp. 13
What size motorhome?p. 13
Payloadp. 13
Towing with a motorhomep. 14
Carrying a motor scooter on a rack at the rear of the motorhomep. 14
What type of layout?p. 15
Major considerationsp. 15
Bed: fixed or not?p. 15
End or middle bathroom?p. 17
Types of toiletp. 19
End or middle kitchen?p. 22
Other considerationsp. 25
Water tanksp. 25
Types of gas for cooking and heatingp. 26
Electricsp. 27
Heatingp. 31
Hot water systemsp. 35
Small to medium size motorhomesp. 36
De-mountablep. 36
Professional panel van conversions, sometimes called B-Classp. 36
Medium to large size motorhomesp. 46
Coachbuilt also know as C-Classp. 46
Low profile C-Classp. 48
Full size C-Classp. 52
Large to extra-large size motorhomesp. 56
A-Classp. 56
Fifth wheelp. 59
American style RVp. 61
Extras & accessoriesp. 67
Awningp. 67
Drive-away awningp. 67
Standard awningp. 68
Safari roomp. 68
Levelling ramps and spirit levelp. 69
Satellite dishes and television arielsp. 70
Cycle rackp. 71
Ladders and roof racksp. 71
Outside lockersp. 72
Motorhome safety (for your protection)p. 73
Vehicle breakdown coverp. 74
Additional itemsp. 74
Checklistp. 75
Indexp. 80
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781845844493
ISBN-10: 1845844491
Series: RAC Handbook
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 15th July 2012
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.8  x 0.76
Weight (kg): 0.2

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