The Pop ‘N Lock, which is made of high-impact polystyrene, fits all Fan-Tastic Vent models and requires no tools or screws for installation or removal. Once the old screen is removed, the new screen pops into place securely, covering the pre-existing screw holes.
A box of two Pop ‘N Lock screens, which are available in white or off-white colors, has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $20.
Fan-Tastic Vent Corporation
2083 S. Almont Ave.
Imlay City, MI 48444
The Cord Wrap from Agent 18 is designed to prevent tangling and knotting of headphone cords commonly used with personal audio devices. The lightweight unit, which measures just 1 inch in diameter, neatly wraps the headphone cord and also allows users to keep the cord at a manageable length while in use. It comes with a handy pocket clip.
The Cord Wrap has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $5.
705 Westmount Drive
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Windshield Glass Repair
Pits and scratches on windshields and windscreens can refract light and impair a driver’s vision. The Scratch Aid Glass Repair Kit from Ocean State Abrasives can be used to remove these imperfections.
The kit features optical-grade lapping and polishing compounds and includes a felt lapping bob and a 6-inch-diameter buffing wheel (with drill mount assembly), each of which attaches to a standard-size drill. Also included are step-by-step directions for removing dings caused by common road debris.
The Scratch Aid Glass Repair Kit provides enough material for repairs to five typical windshields and has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $39.95.
Ocean State Abrasives
P.O. Box 1864
Kingston, RI 02881
GPS Mounting Base
The View Base from Lorachell International allows users to mount their GPS, cell phone, or other electronic devices to the dashboard or other flat surface without the use of adhesives or drilling.
The View Base is said to use patented antiskid material technology to keep the electronic device in place in all driving conditions. Users attach the GPS or other electronic device to the View Base via the standard suction cup mounting bracket that would otherwise be affixed to the windshield.
The View Base has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $19.95.
711 W. Lambert Road
Brea, CA 92821
The S-Biner from Nite Ize Inc. is a double-gated carabiner-style clip that can be used to attach, carry, or hang a variety of items.
The “S” design of the clip reportedly makes connecting and detaching items easier than traditional carabiners, and extra security can be achieved by attaching accessories to the center bar. The S-Biner, which is made of high-quality stainless steel, comes in five sizes with load limits ranging from 5 pounds to 100 pounds.
The S-Biner is available in stainless, black, and spectrum finishes and has manufacturer’s suggested retail prices ranging from $1.99 to $3.99.
Nite Ize Inc.
5660 Central Ave.
Boulder, CO 80301
Insect Bite Treatment
The AfterBite Outdoor Combo Pack from Tender Corporation is said to provide soothing relief from bites and stings caused by insects and marine life.
The kit includes solutions for youngsters and adults alike. AfterBite Kids, a nonstinging cream formula made with baking soda, tea tree oil, and aloe vera, reportedly provides children with gentle relief from the pain and swelling that accompanies insect bites and stings. AfterBite Outdoor, a gel formulated with baking soda, ammonia, and tea tree oil, can be used on more aggressive bites and stings.
The AfterBite Outdoor Combo Kit has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $5.99.
106 Burndy Road
Littleton, NH 03561
Rhino Hide’s xTreme Fast Repair (XFR) is said to be a high-quality, waterproof adhesive that can fill, bond, and repair numerous types of materials, making it an ideal tool for RVers.
Designed to replace superglues, epoxies, and putties, XFR provides instant holding power, allows 30 seconds of adjusting time, and cures in just five minutes. Once dry, XFR can be sanded, painted, stained, taped, or drilled, and it reportedly will not shrink or separate when exposed to the sun.
XFR comes in a specially designed two-part cartridge that keeps it from hardening in the tube, allowing it to be stored and reused when needed. The XFR kit contains the adhesive cartridge, a plunger, three mixer tips, sandpaper, and a form sheet. It has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $14.99.
P.O. Box 909
Eaton Park, FL 33840
“FRED” Trac Bar
SuperSteer has introduced a new Trac Bar specifically designed for use on Freightliner Custom Chassis’ front engine diesel (FRED) chassis to improve stability, tracking, and handling.
According to product literature, one end of the Trac Bar attaches to the chassis and the other end connects to the rear axle housing to help prevent rear axle wander. The bar is made of heavy-gauge steel and is powder-coated for long-lasting good looks. It bolts on using existing mounting points and comes with all necessary hardware and instructions.
The Trac Bar for Freightliner’s FRED chassis has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $525.49.
458 Redwood Highway
Grants Pass, OR 97527
Carbon Monoxide Detector
The Pocket CO 300 from KWJ Engineering is a small, portable carbon monoxide detector and dosimeter that warns users when concentrations of this potentially deadly gas are present.
The device alerts users with loud alarms, vibrations, and bright LED warnings when varying levels of carbon monoxide gas concentrations are detected. The unit also provides parts-per-million readings, time-weighted average calculations, and other measurements on its digital LCD screen.
The Pocket CO 300 weighs less than an ounce and is approximately the size of a key fob. It carries a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $139.
8440 Central Ave.
Newark, CA 94560
Digital Converter Box
On February 17, 2009, all local TV broadcasters are required to switch their signal from analog to digital. For those with analog TVs in their motorhomes who use an over-the-air antenna to receive local broadcasting, Winegard Company has the RC-DT09 Digital to Analog Converter Box, which makes it possible for users to continue watching programming on their analog TVs.
The converter box “” which measures 5.5 inches wide, 1.75 inches high, and 6.5 inches deep “” plugs into the existing analog TV and a Winegard over-the-air antenna (all Winegard batwing antennas are able to receive the digital signal), enabling consumers to receive free local DTV stations.
The RC-DT09 Digital to Analog Converter Box has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $62.99. However, the U.S. government will provide up to two $40 coupons that can be used for the purchase of certified DTV converter boxes, including the RC-DT09 (one coupon per unit). Visit www.dtv2009.gov or call (888) 388-2009 to request these coupons.
3000 Kirkwood St.
Burlington, IA 52601
(866) 609-9374 (order)