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Monitoring, the How and Why.
Enerdrive-Xantrex Battery Monitor
installation/fitting -- Hints, tips and set-up help
Fridge 12V Power Problems
Batteries Check out the advantages.
power socket in your car for a portable fridge.
Battery Chargers...are they
and Wiring, more things to think about
many do I need (Batteries, maybe Solar Panels etc.)
Amp-hours, Watts !! what's
that all about?
you know?? here are
some useful RV electrical related facts!
and Cable sizing, a must read
article by Collyn Rivers.
Venting of your
Testing, and Myths
power consumption comparison
a household 240 volt 140 litre
a 12 volt 140 litre Waeco fridge.
solar panels work under street lights?
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| G'day Folks,
introduction about me (Val Rigoli)
childhood I've always had a keen
interest in the great outdoors, camping etc, being a
of the Scouting movement for over 15 years probably had a lot to do
with this, so I guess a natural progression for me was to extend this
camping and outdoors thing to caravanning, motorhoming and boating etc.
Work wise I
started out in the
caravan industry on
the Gold Coast back in 1975, working for the original Gold Coast
Caravan Repairs, repairing and renovating caravans, after this I had a
job building new caravans for a while.
the early 80's I discovered computers, and then later still
the Internet, where I became very
involved with the Motorhomes
Australia forum (1998), devoting
much of my spare time to chatting
socially on the forum, and giving advice where I could to people with
caravans and motorhomes and the likes, soon after I was handed the
reins to the Motorhomes
Australia website, I still
look after it to this day.
on in life I
opened up my own business building Slide-on Pop Top campers
(Stronglight Campers), this business was progressing very well until I
put on staff,
realised that this was not going to work for me!
Put bluntly, I simply
could not find staff that were keen/passionate enough, or paid enough
detail, I guess I'm just too darn picky, so after 6 years I chose to
just close the business down.
2002 I started the business Fridge
shop front in Labrador on Queensland's Gold Coast, also building an
associated website, selling goods on-line, also writing
information and how-to articles.
After a few years this business became too busy for me to handle alone
(I knew that staff would NOT be a good option for me) so I
closed the shop front, packed up, went home and took the business
on-line to the Internet
But again it became far too busy for me to handle (just not
hours in the day), so feeling a bit (lot) burnt out, I closed up the
on-line selling and hung a "Gone
Fishing" sign on the website for a
However I continued to write and update my information and
how-to articles on this website, and
I love helping out folks out as much as I can, so I continue to write and update my articles, and still post regularly on some of the
and camping forums, please keep an eye out for MrVal
you now know I am now back selling a few
products through my ebay
My articles are
written in good faith from
in-excess of 40 years of practical hands-on
experience, learned skills, and industry knowledge, so while
I have no
formal qualifications most folks comment that they have found my advice
to be both informative and accurate.
If you need a
hands-on helping hand in South East Queensland? Please check out the
good friend Brett offers at >>Brett's
Camper Care (click here)<<
have information here on Dual battery systems, Enerdrive/Xantrex Dual
Boats and Caravans, Motorhomes too, portable fridges, gas and
electric fridges, solar energy, solar panels, solar power systems, deep
cycle batterys, AGM batterys, 12v + 24v systems, we also talk about
amps and solar regulator, Kyocera solar panels, Dometic/Electrolux, and
Waeco fridges and their other products, and other refrigeration
products, as well as smart battery chargers, Redarc battery isolators,
and of course my special MEGA fuses, MEGA fuse holders and mounting
blocks, and heaps more.