The system includes four different areas to input information: EmergencyPod, to store contacts, next-of-kin, passport, evacuation, and other information; MedicsPod, to keep health records, history, doctor, and health provider information; DocsPod, where you can upload scanned documents; and PetsPod, for specific medical history and veterinary contacts.
PepPods subscriptions are available for one to eight people and have prices starting at $24.95 per year.
TeAM Consumer Products LLC
5113 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041
“Gulf Coast Adventure: Still Wild & Beautiful” from RV Adventure Videos takes viewers on a scenic 1,700-mile trip along America’s Gulf Coast, including areas that were devastated by hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.
According to product literature, the DVD shows an amazing array of birds, mammals, marine life, flora, and fauna, and highlights the residents who are working hard to rebuild their beautiful coastal region. The 90-minute video begins in Sanibel Island, Florida, and heads west through Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, ending in Padre Island, Texas. The DVD also features 45 minutes of extras, including maps, a visual campground guide, and other information. The tourism industry on the Gulf Coast was devastated by the hurricanes, and the video encourages RVers to help get the region back on track.
“Gulf Coast Adventure: Still Wild & Beautiful” has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $24.95. Other RV Adventure Videos featuring excursions through Alaska, the Northeast Coast, the Southeast Coast, and more are also available.
RV Adventure Videos
8701 S. Kolb #4-190
Tucson, AZ 85706
Compact Speaker System
The Tango Studio for iPod from XtremeMac is a compact desktop audio system that is compatible with all iPod models and also includes a built-in FM radio.
According to product literature, Tango Studio will charge and play any iPod placed in its retractable universal docking well, and also includes an auxiliary jack in the back of the unit that can be used for earlier iPod models and other devices with audio out, such as computers and gaming systems.
The system is said to deliver excellent audio performance through its two 3-inch, full-range speakers and high-dynamic amplifier. The Tango Studio also has a clear blue LED display for volume, operating mode, and radio frequency information, and comes with a remote control that operates the unit from up to 50 feet away.
The Tango Studio has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $79.95.
3265 Meridian Parkway
Weston, FL 33331
According to product literature, the NAV300 from Delphi Corporation is a lightweight, portable GPS navigation system that will help to ensure that drivers arrive at the right destination every time.
The compact system “” 4.6 inches wide and 3.1 inches tall “” includes a 2-gigabyte SD card with NAVTEQ maps for all of the United States (including Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico) and Canada. GPS connectivity is acquired using a SiRF III antenna, and the system is powered using the built-in, rechargeable lithium-ion battery or a 12-volt-DC power cord.
Other features include Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling, an entertainment suite (DVD, MP3, picture viewer, and more), and a ZAGAT Survey Guide packed with leisure and dining information.
The NAV300 has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $399.99.
5820 Delphi Drive, Building D
Troy, MI 48098
Satellite TV System
According to company literature, the new TracVision SlimLine series of satellite TV antennas from KVH Industries offers excellent reception in a 12-inch antenna.
Besides their slim profile, these domed antennas are said to feature high signal gain, super integration with both standard and high-definition programming from DirecTV and Dish 1000 service, and automatic satellite switching via the remote control. The TracVision SlimLine series includes four options: the R4 SL, which is a stationary unit; the R5 SL, an in-motion system; the R6 ST, an in-motion system with an integrated standard DirecTV receiver; and the R6 DX, an in-motion system with a choice of an integrated DirecTV high-definition package or a Dish Network/ExpressVu configuration.
The TracVision SlimLine series of satellite TV antennas has manufacturer’s suggested retail prices that begin at $1,299.
50 Enterprise Center
Middletown, RI 02842-5279
Heated Water Hose
The No Freeze Water Hose from the Conrad Company is said to keep water from freezing before it reaches the motorhome in temperatures as low as -30 degrees Celsius.
The hose, which is available in lengths from 15 feet to 100 feet, includes a self-regulating heater cable that operates on 120-volt-AC power. The hose also features PVC industrial foam thermal insulation and a durable braided polyester filament outer cover that is said to be UV- and fire-resistant and will not tear. The hose is available with the electric connection located at the water source end or the motorhome connection end.
The No Freeze Water Hose has manufacturer’s suggested retail prices starting at $250.
The Conrad Company
120 Outerbelt St.
Columbus, OH 43213
The Epic Power Bank from Hi-Dow International Inc. reportedly can charge nearly any portable electronic device, including cell phones, cameras, and more.
The charger plugs into any standard 120-volt-AC outlet (up to a 240-volt outlet) and charges fully in two to three hours. Once the device is charged, simply take it with you as a backup charge for your electronic devices. When you need to use it, attach the appropriate conversion jack for your electronic device, press the “on” button, and begin to charge.
The Epic Power Bank comes with 10 conversion jacks and has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $59.95.
Hi-Dow International Inc.
2071 Congressional Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146
Portable Pressure Sprayer
According to product literature, the Nomad portable pressurized water sprayer from TTI North America was designed to facilitate outdoor cleaning chores when water hookups are limited.
The Nomad includes a 10-foot power cord that plugs into any standard 12-volt-DC outlet; a 3.5-gallon water tank that can provide up to 10 minutes of continuous cleaning; a 20-foot hose; and a pistol-grip nozzle with adjustable spray patterns. The tank unit is made of high-impact plastic, comes with a waterproof power switch cover for safety, and includes a mesh accessory pocket to store the hose and power cord.
The Nomad measures 17 inches long, 11 inches wide, and 15 inches tall and has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $169.99.
TTI North America
7005 Cochran Road
Glenwillow, OH 44139
According to product information from Jireh Game Co. LLC, once you play the board game Tuck, you will be addicted.
This family game, which is designed for two to four players ages 6 years and older, combines strategy and luck to provide hours of fun. The object is to move your peg from its home position around the board and into your finish area.
The game includes a wooden playing board, 16 colored pegs, a deck of cards, and a set of game rules. The game has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $30, plus $7 shipping, and can be ordered by visiting the company’s Web site.
Jireh Game Company LLC
514 Upland St.
Manchester, NH 03102
The 22-foot telescopic flagpole from Energy One Mfg. is said to make it easy for RVers to fly their favorite flags at the campsite.
The heavy-duty, fiberglass flagpole can accommodate two 3-foot-by-5-foot flags (includes three revolving collars with flag clips) and collapses to 50 inches long for storage. With its 2-inch-diameter bottom section, you can secure it in your own mount, or use one of Energy One’s ladder or toy-hauler mounts (not included).
The 22-foot telescopic flagpole weighs just four pounds and has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $54.95.
Energy One Mfg.
P.O. Box 6370
Whittier, CA 90609