Resource helps RVers with DIY

Camper Rehab, a Cool Springs Press publication authored by DIYer Chris Peterson, offers a top-to-bottom guide to getting a fifth wheel, teardrop or other camper trailer ready for the road.

Camper Rehab covers topics ranging from basic troubleshooting to electrical and plumbing projects, replacing interior surfaces and decorating the RV. The book uses detailed illustrations, color photography and step-by-step, how-to information to get help RVers prepare for their next camping trip.

Camper Rehab also offers advice and information for buying a trailer. The book walks through the process of evaluating a potential purchase, identifying which issues are fixable and which are deal-breakers, as well as how to spot hidden problems.

The publications looks at all types of RVs and fifth wheels, addresses the RV lifestyle and repairing trailers/Rvs, and provides tips on how to make smart RV purchases by being able to identify deal-breaker flaws.

Peterson is a veteran home improvement and design author. Among the many books he has written are 5-Gallon Bucket Book, Building with Secondhand Stuff, Manskills, four books in the Ideas You Can Use series, and many books in Cool Springs Press’ Black & Decker Complete Guide series. He has also co-authored numerous home design books with noted media celebrities.

SOURCE: Cool Springs Press press release

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt has been a writer/editor for more than 25 years, working in law enforcement, aviation, supply chain and the RV industry. She's not a stranger to RVs, however. She grew up camping, and still camps as many weekends as she can every year. She is the owner of In Good Company Communications and can be reached at

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  • Hazel says:

    I’ve been looking for a small RV looking at 2 different ones, Casita or Tear Dropper. Both offer indoor facilities with the new ones. I’m still in my research stage, as I just retired and going to sell my house, in the spring. I’m trying not to get overwhelmed by all of the blogs and info. I’m looking forward to becoming a full time or part time RVer. Any advise on where to look for buying a good used RV, would be appreciated.


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