Coil n’ Wrap products promise to make quick, neat work of coiling hoses, cords, cables, and more.
By Gary Bunzer
Have test you ever watched a camping neighbor open an RV storage compartment door to retrieve the TV cable and literally empty that compartment by yanking out every other piece of gear stowed in there? Leveling blocks, camp shovel, sewer adapter, lawn chairs, toolbox, front doormat, et al, come tumbling out, tied together with an umbilical of kinked TV cable that was coiled haphazardly and stuffed into the compartment.
As comical as that might seem, you’d be surprised at how often such scenes play out every day in the campground. And perhaps it’s even happened to you. If you have ever struggled to find a neat, compact way to roll and stow a water hose or a heavy-duty extension cable, or anything else that coils, you owe it to yourself to seek out these nifty products from Coil n’ Wrap.
The Coil n’ Wrap product line contains storage solutions for seemingly every type of coilable accessory. Every Coil n’ Wrap product guarantees a neat, compact package, every time. It is permanently attached to water hoses, extension cords, air or propane hoses, television cables, etc., and enables the user to choose the size of the loop desired and to quickly and compactly coil and secure any length of cord or hose. The smaller that first loop, the more compact the final package; the smaller the package, the easier to stow. All cords, hoses, and cables remain twist-free, untangled, and non-kinked. Plus, they are easily retrieved and ready for use at the next campsite. Makes you wonder why no one thought of this sooner.
Each Coil n’ Wrap product comes packaged with either a 12-inch or 18-inch hook-and-loop strap and the Coil It device. The company’s Coil It device, a patent-pending neoprene-like figure 8 of sorts, is what makes these inexpensive products so effective. Complete instructions printed on the reverse side of the packages inform users how to create perfect, compact coils every time. Coil n’ Wrap devices are available for water hoses up to 5/8 inches in diameter by 50 feet long; television cables up to 75 feet long; 16-gauge extension cords; 30-amp shoreline cables; and 10-gauge cords and air/LP-gas hoses.
The company also offers packaged pairs of Awning Safety Straps, which are designed to prevent awning arm assemblies from rattling (or worse) as you drive down the road and also are handy for securing any number of other items. In addition, a retractable phone/modem cord for those of you who can’t live without e-mail while on the road is uniquely packaged to look like a fish. The 8-foot cord fits all standard phone jacks and is perfect for traveling with a laptop.
Tired of attaching your TV cable by twisting and turning, seemingly forever, those fine-threaded connectors at the campground? Coil n’ Wrap also offers a package of two TV cable quick-connects.
Another product offering is an assortment of hook-and-loop One-Wrap buckle straps, a must for securing just about anything that doesn’t fit into a Coil It. These color-coded hook-and-loop straps come six to a package and are designed with the hook portion on one side of the strap and the loop portion on the reverse. Attach one to the cords of power tools, stereo cables, speaker wires, appliance cords, etc.; then, simply coil the cord and wrap the strap around itself. Each package contains one 18-inch strap, two 12-inch straps, and three 8-inch straps.
My personal favorite offered by Coil n’ Wrap is the Heavy-Duty Carry Strap. I use it for securing and carrying a bunch of extension cords or coiled lengths of rope at one time. Simply coil and secure each cord separately, using the hook-and-loop buckle straps, and then loop the quick-release buckle through the centers of the coiled cords. The adjustable quick-release buckle enables the user to secure many cords of varying sizes. The easy-to-handle handle “” no typo intended “” is formed to the hand and is quite comfortable even when toting five or six heavy cords bundled together. An anodized grommet that is built into the heavy woven strap portion enables the user to simply hang up the entire bundle when not needed. This keeps the entire bunch clean, dry, and off the floor.
Coil n’ Wrap products can spell an end to RVers’ tangled cords, kinked hoses, twisted ropes, broken conductors, bent TV antenna cords, and knotted extension cables. And the company has several new products that will be available soon, including a 30-foot retractable phone cord for indoor or outdoor use, and the portable Wind Fence, which reportedly eliminates many wind issues for RVers and homeowners.
For more information or to find the location of the dealer closest to you, contact Coil n’ Wrap, 15508 W. Bell Road #101, Surprise, AZ 85374; (866) 603-8388; www.coilnwrap.com; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.