The ABSORBAG from Buffers USA is said to collect and trap moisture that can lead to the growth of harmful mold and mildew inside motorhomes parked in high-humidity areas or closed up during long-term storage.
The product utilizes calcium chloride behind an absorption grid to remove moisture from the air and convert it to brine, which is trapped in a built-in collector that prevents re-evaporation and accidental spills. The one-time-use product reportedly can hold up to 1/4-gallon of water and is made from recyclable, nontoxic materials.
The ABSORBAG is available at RV dealers or from www.dryrv.com for $13.95 plus shipping.
10180 New Berlin Road
Jacksonville, FL 32226
The DuraPRO SnakeDriver Lighted Flexible Screwdriver from Innovative Concepts Corporation is said to allow users to see and access hard-to-reach screws, nuts, and bolts.
According to product literature, the flex design of this high-torque, ratcheting screwdriver makes it possible to drive or remove fasteners at virtually any angle, and the super-bright LED casts light anywhere it’s needed. The driver works as a stand-alone screwdriver or can be attached to a cordless drill for effortless operation.
The SnakeDriver Lighted Flexible Screwdriver comes with an assortment of bits and has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $19.99.
Innovative Concepts Corporation
200 Smith Way
Canton, CT 06019
Wireless Utility Light
The GE Wireless LED Touch Light from Jasco Products Company is a versatile light that users can connect, clip, carry, hang, or mount anywhere illumination is needed.
According to product literature, the cordless light includes a set of long-life LEDs with dual light capability that are cool to the touch. The holder, which has multiple mounting possibilities, includes magnetic feet that attach to most metal surfaces. The light also can be removed from the holder for additional portability.
The GE Wireless LED Touch Light operates on three AAA batteries and has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $12.99.
Jasco Products Company
10 E. Memorial Road, Building B
Oklahoma City, OK 73114
Roadside Safety Device
The e-flare HZ510 LED personal safety/distress beacon from Safety Solutions Products Inc. is designed to alert motorists to a stopped or disabled vehicle on the side of the road without the need for incendiary flares that pose a fire or smoke hazard and last for only 20 minutes.
The e-flare emits 165 to 185 bright flashes per minute from its eight high-intensity LEDs, which can be seen for up to a mile away in all directions. The 8.25-inch-tall, waterproof device has an impact-resistant ABS body and a shatterproof polycarbonate Fresnel lens, and it comes with a removable hard rubber base plate and high-strength side clips. It is powered by two D-size alkaline batteries, which are said to provide more than 40 hours of operation, and has a low battery indicator.
The e-flare HZ510 is available in red, blue, amber, green, and white colors and has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $40.98.
Safety Solutions Products Inc.
P.O. Box 2081
Cliffside Park, NJ 07010
According to product literature, Cajun Shine All from HTM International Inc. can be used to clean, wax, and polish a vehicle without using water.
The cleaner is formulated with micronized waxes, polymers, UV blockers, and antistatic moisture and dirt repellents, but it does not contain harmful petroleum distillates, alcohol, or ammonia. The cleaning kit includes a 12-ounce bottle of Cajun Shine All and two ultrafine microfiber cloths “” one for cleaning and applying wax and the other for buffing and shining.
The Cajun Shine All cleaning kit has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $17.95.
HTM International Inc.
16606 Bonham Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Boeshield T-9 from PMS Products Inc. is a lubricant and protectant that was developed by the Boeing Company for long-term protection of aircraft components, but it also has many practical uses in the motorhome.
According to product literature, Boeshield T-9 penetrates deeply into fasteners and fixtures; displaces moisture and stops existing corrosion; dries to a clean, waxy film; and lubricates and protects surfaces for months. It reportedly will not harm paints, plastics, vinyl, or rubber. For motorhomes, it is said to be very effective on awning hardware, steps and linkages, jack stands, hitches, slideouts, window tracks, electrical connections, locks, latches, and hinges. It also can be used for undercarriage protection and long-term storage protection.
A 12-ounce can of Boeshield T-9 has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $15.99.
PMS Products Inc.
76 Veterans Drive, #110
Holland, MI 49423
Keep your plastic storage bins organized with Bin BUDDIES from PacEasy Inc.
These nylon fabric inserts fit snugly into the bin and provide pockets around the inside of the bin for storing items, while still allowing the lid to be snapped on. And because items are stored in pockets and not rolling around the bin, they are less susceptible to wear and damage.
Bin BUDDIES are designed to fit a large range of storage bin sizes and styles, come in a variety of colors, and are available with two pocket options “” elastic or open tops. They have manufacturer’s suggested retail prices ranging from $15 to $28. FMCA members can receive $5 off their order by including the coupon code FMCA5.
5440 18th Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA 98106
The Platt 37-Pocket Double Traytote Bag makes it possible to store your tools and hardware in one convenient carrying case.
The bag features two inside pockets and 35 outside pockets for hand tools, a cordless drill, a cell phone, and more. It also includes a pair of 11-inch-by-6-inch multi-compartment plastic trays that slide securely into the bottom of the carrier for holding nuts, bolts, fuses, and other hardware. The tool bag, which measures 12 inches high, 23 inches long, and 9 inches wide, has reinforced carrying handles and an adjustable shoulder strap.
The Platt 37-Pocket Double Traytote Bag has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $77.28.
Platt Luggage Inc.
4051 W. 51st St.
Chicago, IL 60632
The Pioneering Spirit Travel Wheelchair from Troy Technologies Inc. is said to give those with mobility problems the freedom to travel without the burden of lugging around a bulky traditional wheelchair.
According to product literature, the compact, foldable wheelchair is built of aircraft-grade aluminum and reinforced with stress-proof steel to withstand the rigors of travel, yet is comfortable enough for all-day use. The wheelchair, which is available in two sizes, folds away to approximately the size of a small golf bag. The 16-inch model weighs 22 pounds and has a carrying capacity of 170 pounds. The 18-inch version weighs 23 pounds and can carry up to 250 pounds.
The Pioneering Spirit Travel Wheelchair has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $999.
Troy Technologies Inc.
232 Culper Court
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254