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Both Val & Sue have now retired,
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My latest article can help explain what I believe is the most common (and most misunderstood)
electrical issue, found throughout the Recreational Vehicle scene.
Be it a 4X4, Camper trailer, Caravan, Motorhome, or Boat,
in fact anywhere there is a need for a 12V auxiliary power system.

This really is a must read for everyone, it is very important,
it's an issue that seems to affect almost every RV fit-out!
Please click on the link below to see a relatively 
description of this issue,  
and how to quickly diagnose, and fix the problem.

NEW>>Could you have a cable sizing problem? Voltage drop?
Not getting enough juice where it's needed?<<

Folks regarding this website,
it is now a regularly updated
article & information/advice only website,
sorry no retail sales at all.

I have now retired, but I will continue to support & update
my information articles, and write new ones.
I am passionate about helping folks out,
and passing on correct,
and easy to understand no BS information,
on RV electrics and other RV related things.

My easy to read and understand,
RV technical and not so technical information articles,
these articles have become very popular!

(I'm real chuffed, and I thank all you good folks for your kind words and encouragement)

Please check out my articles on this link below

Sorry for the scary mug shot folks
Scary mug shot Val Rigoli           My Colorado Camper
Click the above photo of my camper to see a larger one :-) 
New G'day Folks,  just a brief introduction about me (Val Rigoli) Since my early childhood I've always had a keen interest in the great outdoors, camping etc,  being a member 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.
In 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.
Later 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 had to put on staff, I soon 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 attention to detail, I guess I'm just too darn picky, so after 6 years I chose to just close the business down.

So in 2002 I started the business Fridge & Solar, opening a 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 only.

But again it became far too busy for me to handle (just not enough 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 while.

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 motorhoming and camping forums and FaceBook, please keep an eye out for MrVal smile

Please note:-
My articles are written in good faith from in-excess of 50 years of practical hands-on experience, learned skills, and industry knowledge, and while I have no formal qualifications, most folks have found my advice to be both informative and accurate. 
The information below is to help search engines find us, but it also may give some insight to just some of the products and articles I cover on this website. We have information here on Dual battery systems, Enerdrive/Xantrex Dual Battery Monitors, Boats and Caravans, Motorhomes too, portable fridges, gas and electric fridges, solar energy, solar panels, solar power systems, deep cycle batteries, AGM batteries, 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.  

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