Sierra Nevada Airstreams TT Owner's Guide

Understanding RV Science and Technology

Brake Controllers

How the trailer brakes work


Solar

Understanding your solar system


HVAC

Keeping the air inside comfortable and safe


Electricity

Volts, Ohms, Amps, Watts, wires and other things to know when chasing electrons around your RV


Battery

What is a battery? What kinds of batteries are there?


Energy

Energy and Power, what are they? How are they measured? What are your choices?


Systems

What you need to know about the two main electrical systems in your RV


Configuration

Parallel or Series? How do you decide to add more batteries to your RV house systems?


Charging

How are your RV batteries charged? How long does it take? What do you need to know to be able to depend upon your batteries?


Sway

Understanding why trailers sway and how it is controlled


Note: there are a lot of facts, assumptions, and calculations that are used to provide the information presented here. The intent is to provide 'back of the envelope' accuracy and not engineering or science level accuracy. There may also be cases of teaching license taken, such as the water and electricity analogy. However, errors or miscalculations may lead to misinformation or some analogies may mislead. If you see something you think should be corrected, please let us know - email rvtech@SierraNevadaAirstreams.org


Other resources

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Topic

Useful links

Physics

an online textbook explaining the basic science behind much of RV technology

Hiking beyond space and time along the concepts of modern physics. -- How do objects move? Why do they move? What is motion? Why does it exist? -- What effects can motion have? Is levitation possible? Is it possible to build a time machine? What does 'quantum' mean? Is empty space really empty? Is the universe a set? Which problems in physics are still unsolved? -- The Motion Mountain Textbook Project publishes a free physics textbook that tells the story of how it became possible, after 2500 years of study, to answer these questions. In an entertaining and challenging way, with little mathematics, it tells why classical physics, relativity and quantum theory must be explored, how they can be summarized in simple terms, why it is necessary to advance into regions where time and space do not exist, and what wonders can be discovered there. The text, written in English, presents at least one new surprise and one new challenge on each of its over 900 pages. The book is written for students and for everybody who is interested in physics and in the precise description of nature.

Choosing

RV Lifestyle Magazine - Garth W. Cane - http://www.rvlifemag.com/file316/rvtip316.html (Canada)


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