The RV TwinTrak from IF Designs LLC converts an RV awning’s single utility track into a double-track system, providing a second place to mount accessories such as shades, hangers, and lights on the awning.
The product comes in six 3-foot sections (18 total feet) to accommodate any size awning and to provide ease of storage. The RV TwinTrak has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $34.95.
IF Designs LLC
3088 Woodbriar Drive
Medford, OR 97504-4966
According to product literature, the Redi-Step is a portable, collapsible temporary step for a motorhome’s exterior steps to reduce the large drop-off that sometimes exists between the last step and the ground.
The cantilevered step attaches to the bottom step and is said to be quick and easy to install. It is constructed of aluminum and stainless steel, weighs just 8 1/2 pounds, and measures 23 inches by 8 inches by 2 inches when collapsed for storage.
The Redi-Step, which is made in the United States, has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $149.95 plus $15 shipping and handling.
665 N.W. Archer Ave.
Port St. Lucie, FL 34983
LCD TV Wall Mount
The Portable Cantilever LCD TV Wall Mount from McNaughton Inc. allows users to adjust the viewable angle of the TV, plus it makes it possible to move the TV “” and the arm unit “” to another location.
According to product literature, the full-motion wall mount can hold LCD screens from 15 inches to 30 inches in size and up to 30 pounds in weight. The articulating arm and the attached TV can be lifted off the mounted wall bracket and slid onto a mounted bracket in another location.
The Portable Cantilever LCD TV Wall Mount has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $89.95, with additional brackets available for $19.95 apiece.
10700 Highway 55, #260
Plymouth, MN 55441-6100
(800) 423-5487 (U.S. only)
(866) 854-6262 (Canada only)
Fresh Water Gauge
The WaterCounter water management system allows motorhomers to know how much water is in their fresh-water tank to the nearest gallon at any given time.
Unlike standard gauges that indicate the amount of water in the tank, the WaterCounter employs a sending unit meter installed on the pressure side of the water pump to count the gallons of water as they are used. This information is sent to a remote digital display unit mounted inside the RV. Users input the capacity of the tank into the display unit one time, and the system automatically deducts the gallons as they are used. Each time you fill the tank, simply hit the reset button on the display and the unit begins counting down again.
The system also allows an RV owner to track and know to the nearest gallon how much water is being sent to the other holding tanks.
The WaterCounter operates on 12-volt, 24-volt, and 36-volt DC power and comes with two brass adapters to connect the sending unit to the water line. It has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $295 plus $10 shipping.
8001 Old Tybee Road #204
Savannah, GA 31410
Shockles PowerKeepers from Simply Brilliant LLC are designed to reduce the stress placed on electrical cord and water hose connections.
Connecting the PowerKeeper to the cord or hose and the other end to a secure point near the power connection or water receptacle can help prevent the connection from accidentally getting pulled out or damaged. The device is made of marine-grade nylon webbing that covers an internal shock cord, and it includes anodized aluminum carabiners at each end. It also can be used to wrap wire, hose, cord, rope, or anything else that can be coiled.
The 6-inch PowerKeeper is available in red, blue, black, and silver colors and has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $8.95.
Simply Brilliant LLC
1832 Cascade St.
Hood River, OR 97031
Firepliers from CampCentral Co. is touted as the ultimate campfire-tending tool. The 30-inch-long, steel device is said to be strong enough to lift a 20-pound burning log, yet it offers the precision to retrieve a baked potato from hot coals without piercing the aluminum foil. The tool is capable of grabbing wood up to 1 foot in diameter and can be used during any stage of the fire-building process.
Firepliers, which is made in the United States, has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $24.95 and is available only through the Web site.
P.O. Box 4022
Davenport, IA 52804
Pet Tracking Device
The RoamEO pet location system from White Bear Technologies utilizes GPS technology to allow pet owners to quickly and easily locate their pets.
The system includes a portable handheld receiver and a GPS-enabled pet collar. The collar transmits GPS coordinates to the receiver, where the information is shown on a color LCD screen. According to company literature, the device can pinpoint the location of up to three pets at one time within one mile in every direction and show where they are heading and how fast in real time. It also includes a user-programmable GPS “fence” that provides audible alerts when the pet has left the perimeter. Both the receiver and collar are powered by rechargeable lithium batteries, and the collar is available in three sizes.
The RoamEO has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $419, and additional collars can be purchased at $159 apiece.
White Bear Technologies
900 Long Lake Road, Suite 100
St. Paul, MN 55112
La Fresh SPF 30 Sunscreen Travel Wipes are individually wrapped, biodegradable towelettes pre-moistened with SPF 30 sunscreen to help reduce the harmful effects of the sun’s rays on the user’s skin.
The 4-inch packages are small enough to place in a backpack, purse, golf bag, or other carrier, and they eliminate the need to carry a bottle of sunscreen that can leak or explode. A four-pack of La Fresh SPF 30 Sunscreen Travel Wipes has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $4.50.
La Fresh Group Inc.
4200 E. Mission Blvd., Suite B
Ontario, CA 91761
Headrest Neck Cushion
The NEK-BONZ headrest accessory is said to provide traveling comfort by filling the gap between the seat and headrest and cushioning the neck while you drive or ride.
The cushion is covered in soft, leatherlike material and features an expandable strap to stretch over the headrest, a plush polyester pillow interior, and a zipper for cover removal. The universal design reportedly makes it usable on any headrest.
The NEK-BONZ is available in nine colors and has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $19.95.
737 Blackhawk Drive
Westmont, IL 60559
According to product literature, the E+ Cruiser from Electric Motion Systems utilizes electric propulsion technology to provide the ultimate riding experience through pedaling or in full electric operation.
The bike features a 750-watt, hub-mounted, brushless permanent magnet motor that is said to be capable of reaching speeds of 20 mph. (An off-road version with a 1,000-watt motor that reaches 30 mph is available.) The bike also includes a 36-volt NiMH battery pack that reportedly can power the bike for 20 miles (electric only) on a single charge and 40-plus miles when using moderate pedaling. The display and vehicle controller shows the speed, distance traveled, and battery capacity; includes cruise control and riding mode functions; and features a password-protected security key.
The E+ Cruiser has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $3,495. The off-road version is priced at $4,094.
Electric Motion Systems
45150 Business Court, Suite 300
Dulles, VA 20166