It’s convenient to carry a roll of paper towels in the motorhome to clean up messes both indoors and out. But it’s also a hassle when you have to reroll the towels after they’ve toppled over because of wind or motion. Viva On-the-Go Napkins from Kimberly-Clark Professional provide a simple solution to this problem.
Instead of coming on a roll, these napkins are packaged in a convenient, one-at-a-time, Pop-Up box that won’t blow over in the wind or tip over when traveling. The 8.9-inch-by-10-inch napkins are said to be soft on hands and faces but strong enough to clean up messes and spills.
A 65-count box of Viva On-the-Go Napkins has a retail price ranging between $2.99 and $3.49.
1400 Holcomb Bridge Road
Roswell, GA 30076
Fiberglass Roof Cleaner
According to product literature, Fiberglass Clean & Prep from Dicor Products is specifically formulated to remove oils, road grit, and other contaminants from an RV’s fiberglass roof and to enhance the adhesion of the roof coating.
The fast-acting formula is said to be easy to apply, biodegradable, and suitable for use on polyester or vinylester gel coats. It is not recommended for cleaning EPDM or TPO roofing.
A gallon container of Fiberglass Clean & Prep has a retail price of $49.45.
2965 LaVanture Place
Elkhart, IN 46514
Supplemental Braking System
The Rvibrake auxiliary braking system from Danko Manufacturing LLC is a fully proportional portable braking system that can be used with vacuum and active brake towed vehicles.
The system features the company’s “One-Touch Auto Positioning” technology, which automatically positions the housing against the towed vehicle’s floor pan during installation. According to product literature, the Rvibrake is two-thirds smaller than other portable braking systems, weighs only 8 pounds, and can be transferred from vehicle to vehicle in minutes. The system comes with a wireless monitor, which plugs into the motorhome’s 12-volt-DC receptacle, and a breakaway system.
The Rvibrake has a retail price of $1,250.
Danko Manufacturing LLC
624 Atchison Way
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Tire Pressure Monitor
The 507RV tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is the newest addition to Truck System Technologies’ line of products.
Designed in response to customers’ requests for tire sensors with user-replaceable batteries, the system is currently at work on RVs, commercial trucks, and other high-risk vehicles, allowing drivers to monitor tires while stationary or on the road. The system reports current tire pressure and temperature, monitors up to 22 tires, and features customizable alert parameters. With the touch of a button, users can program their sensor positions, and the system comes equipped with a streamlined display, loss of signal alert, and 12.5-gram sensors. In addition to dashboard and windshield mounts, this system includes a two year warranty, installation wrenches, and two powering options.
The 507RV starter kit, which comes with four sensors, has a retail price of $259. Additional sensors are $100 per pair.
Truck System Technologies Inc.
4250 Keith Bridge Road
Cumming, GA 30041
Battery Charging Device
The QuadLink from Specialized Products Company is a four-channel battery charger multiplier that makes it possible to simultaneously charge up to four lead-acid batteries with one charger.
According to product literature, the QuadLink will turn any brand of 6-volt or 12-volt-battery charger into a four-station maintenance charger, automatically splitting and distributing all of the charger’s capabilities into 10-minute sequencing charge segments. The QuadLink does not add to or change the charging capabilities of the charger, but multiplexes the charger’s application to the number of batteries being charged at one time. The device reportedly will work with any 6-volt or 12-volt battery, regardless of size or CCA rating.
The Xtreme QuadLink has a retail price of $99.95.
Specialized Products Company
1100 S. Kimball Ave.
Southlake, TX 76092
The UT Wire Q Knot from Rubbo International Inc. is a reusable tie product that is said to be handy for bundling and organizing wires, cords, hoses, and other items.
The flexible rubber tie stretches to bundle multiple items, then cinches tight using the Q Knot’s self-locking design, which utilizes nonslip gripping teeth. The Q Knot comes in three lengths “” small, medium, and large “” to accommodate many types of bundling jobs.
A 12-pack of Q Knot ties has a retail price of $5.99, while a 25-pack is priced at $8.99. Another version, the Q Knot Pro, is available with super-strong triangular teeth for heavy-duty tasks.
Rubbo International Inc.
3162 E. La Palma Ave., Unit F
Anaheim, CA 92806
My Smart Snacker is a personal storage container for holding your favorite drink and snacks close by while traveling.
The container was designed to fit into existing vehicle cup holders measuring 3 inches to 4 inches in diameter and 2 inches to 4 inches deep, or on any flat surface. The device includes a built-in cup holder along with a container and snap-on lid to keep snacks fresh and in one place. The container also includes a screw-on base and a flexible base sleeve for a snug fit into the vehicle’s cup holder.
My Smart Snacker is available in four colors and has a retail price of $14.99.
Smart Snacker Products LLC
7149 E. 163rd Ave.
Brighton, CO 80602
The Skooba Design January 2012 V.3 Large Satchel will keep a full-size laptop computer safe plus provide plenty of storage space for files, small electronic devices, and the other items for your office on the road.
The bag includes a dedicated laptop section with fully padded walls and Skooba’s “Bumper Bars” for maximum protection and access. It also features 20 pockets and compartments to keep necessities organized; a water bottle caddy; a gasket-sealed, weatherproof zipper on the front flap compartment; a movable/removable file divider; and Skooba’s Superbungee shock-absorbing shoulder strap. The 46-ounce bag is made of microballistic nylon, which is said to combine strength, durability, and water resistance with the look and feel of fine luggage.
The Skooba Design V.3 Large Satchel has a retail price of $179.95.
465 Paul Road
Rochester, NY 14624
Bicycle Seat Cover
Many motorhomers carry bicycles with them as they travel, providing a convenient form of transportation around the campground or to nearby sight-seeing areas. But exposure to rain and road grime can wreak havoc on a bicycle seat. The B3 Bicycle Bum Buddy was made to protect the seat when exposed to the elements.
This water-resistant cover keeps the seat dirt-free and dry, reducing the chances that it will suffer premature rot and decay. It can be used while traveling or to keep the seat dry overnight once you’re camped. The cover folds up into a small sewn-in pouch for convenient storage.
The B3 Bicycle Bum Buddy has a retail price of $9.95 plus $3 shipping.
P.O. Box 1045
Pelham, AL 35124