Build Your Own Overland Camper by Haynes Manuals

Haynes,  Build your own Overland Camper.


Now, it was a long time ago when I first read  Haynes Workshop Manual. I think it was probably back in 1979 when I was trying to maintain my Yamaha FS1E moped. What a great little bike that was. Following that I bought a manual for every car I owned.

More recently Haynes has expanded their portfolio away from vehicle maintenance. There is a varied list of titles now available, the one I have just read is “Build you own overland camper”.

This is a great read for any one considering a self build camper whether or not they intend to use it off road. It covers all the basics from selecting a vehicle to building a box, right up to the technical detail around torsion stress, and electrical wiring. Other areas covered are cooling (habitation and cab), building cabinets, gas installs, water installs, electrical installs, solar panels etc etc.

This book gives all the techy stuff mainly written in a language that the layman can understand. There are lots of pictures to assist with the detail as well as contacts and specialist companies listed that could prove invaluable if you chose to embark on a grand project.

This would make a great Christmas present for anyone with a mechanical or motorhome interest.

A five star book and great value.

Don’t forget to check out the long list of titles from the \Haynes stable at

Next up for review will be building your own motorhome followed by their book on wine and the one on Ale. Just give a couple of weeks to find the time to read them…..

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