The 8-inch-tall device is mounted on bendable and flexible legs made of medical-grade ABS plastic and TPE rubber, coupled with strong magnetic feet, making it capable of attaching to nearly anything. The Gorillatorch includes a dimmer switch to control the brightness of the CREE LED lamp up to 65 lumens. The light is powered by three AA batteries that will last for 20 to 80 hours, depending on the power setting used.
The Gorillatorch has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $29.95.
1535 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
The BOLT (Breakthrough One-key Lock Technology) series of padlocks from STRATTEC Security Corporation enables users to insert their vehicle key into the lock, turn it once, and program the lock to that key. Once programmed, only that key will open the lock.
The BOLT padlocks feature an automotive-grade cylinder with a shutter and a six-plate tumbler. According to product literature, they are highly resistant to corrosion and nearly impossible to pick or bump.
The BOLT series initially will include a padlock, a receiver lock, a cable lock, and a spare tire lock, with manufacturer’s suggested retail prices starting at $20.
STRATTEC Security Corporation
3333 W. Good Hope Road
Milwaukee, WI 53209
Talkabout MJ270 two-way radios from Motorola offer a great way for outdoor enthusiasts and families to communicate when on the go.
The radios have a reported range of up to 27 miles (will vary depending on terrain and weather conditions) and feature NOAA weather alerts, hands-free operation, an emergency alert button, and a built-in flashlight. Talkabout MJ270 radios are powered by three AA NiMH batteries that can be recharged via the included dual drop-in AC cradle or with the mini-USB port through a vehicle’s DC power port or when connected to a personal computer.
Talkabout MJ270 radios have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $69.99 per pair.
1303 E. Algonquin Road
Schaumburg, IL 60196
According to product literature, the Trilliant Mini Flush-Mount LED WhiteLight Work Lamp (#63610) from Grote Industries Inc. provides excellent lighting in a low-profile design.
The 12-volt-DC lamp is said to be a perfect solution for basement storage compartments, as an auxiliary reversing lamp, or for side illumination when stationary where contact with the light source may be a concern. The light is said to provide bright patented LED WhiteLight for more than 50,000 hours of operation, and its flood pattern casts a wide beam that is ideal for larger areas. A separate stainless-steel, flush-mount bracket and a rubber gasket are included to affix the light wherever it is needed.
The Trilliant Mini Flush-Mount LED WorkLight Work Lamp is approximately 7 inches wide by 4 inches high and has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $181.18.
Grote Industries Inc.
2600 Lanier Drive
Madison, IN 47250-0550
According to product literature, the Unifunnel hands-free funnel holder makes it easy to transfer fuel, oil, coolant, or other fluids or powders from one container to another without making a mess.
The tool is designed to hold all standard-size funnels in place and fits tank openings from 1 1/4 inches to 2 1/4 inches wide. To use, grasp the handles and squeeze to close the four stabilizing prongs. Insert the prongs into the tank opening and release the handles, allowing the prongs to open and secure the tool to the tank opening. Insert the funnel through the adjustable rings, and it is ready to use.
The Unifunnel has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $9.95.
P.O. Box 4723
Paso Robles, CA 93447
The Oil Collector from Retractable Tow Curtain LLC helps protect the motorhome and towed vehicle from the oil spray that comes from the crankcase breather tube.
The Oil Collector includes a 6-inch-by-6-inch-by-4-inch tank that attaches directly to the crankcase breather tube, with a secondary breather tube coming out the other side. The collector can hold up to 18 ounces of atomized oil and should be drained each time the motorhome’s oil is changed.
The Oil Collector has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $29.95 plus shipping.
Retractable Tow Curtain LLC
3255 W. Lone Cactus Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85027
According to product literature from Winegard Company, its new RoadTrip Minimax is the smallest roof-mounted automatic satellite TV antenna on the market.
The RoadTrip Minimax requires minimal roof space, measuring just 15 inches high and 20 inches in diameter, but reportedly provides maximum signal reception thanks to its enhanced antenna design and rounded dome. The product is equipped with DVB technology for automatic satellite acquisition and supports two receivers, so different programs can be watched on two TVs, provided the programs are on the same satellite. The antenna receives standard and high-definition programs from DISH Network and Bell TV and standard programming from DIRECTV. The antenna is for stationary use only.
The Roadtrip Minimax has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $899. Receiver and programming are sold separately.
3000 Kirkwood St.
Burlington, IA 52601
The Tempachair portable heated outdoor chair from Prairie Sales LLC provides a welcome warm seat for those sitting outside in chilly temperatures.
The fold-up chair features a heating element embedded in the seat cushion that warms to a comfortable 120 degrees Fahrenheit or a toasty 140 degrees Fahrenheit, depending upon the setting chosen. The element is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that will last from 2 1/2 hours (high setting) to 4 hours (low setting). The aluminum-frame chair includes a large side tray with an oversized mug holder, along with three roomy side storage pockets.
The Tempachair includes an AC charger and a car charger and is available in three colors. It has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $99.95.
Prairie Sales LLC
P.O. Box 140074
Nashville, TN 37214
The Contoure CMC 12070S Microwave Convection Oven Combination with Grill from InterCon Marketing allows users to heat, bake, and grill with one appliance.
The CMC 12070S provides the convenience of a microwave oven, plus the enhanced baking features of a convection oven. It also includes a radiant heat source that makes it possible to prepare food with hot-off-the-grill taste. Users can reduce cooking time by adding convection heat in combination with microwave energy. The oven has 10 power levels and eight touch menus, along with other convenience settings. The unit measures 20 7/16 inches wide, 12 3/8 inches high, and 18 13/16 inches deep, and it has 1.2 cubic feet of cooking area.
The Contoure CMC 12070S has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $499.95.
1540 Northgate Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34234