Comet ceiling lights from SalVinCo LLC are fixtures that feature a tilting swivel, making them ideal for a variety of lighting needs inside the motorhome.
The Comet S surface-mount light operates with a side-mounted rocker switch. For low-profile applications, the Comet R recess-mount light works with a toggle switch, or it can be ordered without a switch. Each 12-volt/24-volt light is equipped with a Bee Green LED bulb in either 160-lumen warm white or 190-lumen cool white to provide the same or better light as comparable halogen bulbs while using less power. The plastic fixtures are available in all white or in chrome with a black swivel and switch.
The Comet S has a suggested retail price of $58; the Comet R with a switch is priced at $53, and the Comet R without a switch is $46.
8223 Blaikie Court
Sarasota, FL 34240
The RV TwinTrak from Valterra Products LLC makes it possible to double the number of utility slots in the awning, providing a second slot for lights, accessories, or drapes at your campsite.
The RV TwinTrak comes in six 3-foot sections and slides into the awning’s utility slot to provide two tracks that work with all standard accessory hooks.
The RV TwinTrak has a suggested retail price of $49.88.
Valterra Products LLC
15230 San Fernando Mission Blvd.
Mission Hills, CA 91345
The 2,500-degree-Fahrenheit Heatmaster exhaust shield from D&H Heat Technology Inc./Koolmat Insulation is designed to reduce exhaust system heat from coming through the floorboards and into the RV’s living area.
The Heatmaster has a straight-line textured surface with 2,500-degree-Fahrenheit ceramic insulation sandwiched between. The shield installs on top of the exhaust and can cover the length of the pipe or just a specific section. It also includes grommets on the outer edges so it can be attached with stainless-steel wire or stainless-steel tie straps. The shield can be no wider than 22 inches and can be cut to the desired length.
The Heatmaster has a suggested retail price of $1.01 per square inch.
D&H Heat Technology Inc./Koolmat Insulation
P.O. Box 985
Mooresville, NC 28115
AMSOIL Silicone Spray is formulated to lubricate and protect nonmetal surfaces that may be damaged by conventional lubricants such as grease and oil.
Silicone Spray protects rubber, nylon, plastics, upholstery, vinyl, wood, cardboard, fiberglass, and other nonmetal surfaces with a dry, nonstaining lubricating film to lock out moisture, and it helps to prevent rubber from cracking and drying. The aerosol spray will not attract dust or dirt, keeping applications free from contaminants.
A 10-ounce can of Silicone Spray has a suggested retail price of $7.55.
925 Tower Ave.
Superior, WI 54880
The D-I-Y RV Plumbing Repair Kit from Sumdalus – USA is a collection of fittings to help do-it-yourselfers make repairs on their 1/2-inch fresh-water system.
The kit comes with a variety of fittings and valves that utilize the company’s quick-connect system, which reportedly reduces installation labor without the need for special tools. With a push, a fitting or valve can be installed on any 1/2-inch hot or cold water line, and the fitting or valve can be disconnected and reused repeatedly. The design allows for simple connections to PEX (plastic), CPVC (thermoplastic), copper, and polybutylene tubing. All fittings are made with FDA-approved, lead-free materials and meet or exceed RVIA standards.
The D-I-Y RV Plumbing Repair Kit has a suggested retail price of $149.95.
Sumdalus – USA
P.O. Box 186
Zephyrhills, FL 33539
The FiAir is a compact, hand-held, battery-powered blower designed to assist in starting fires. According to product literature, the FiAir helps get wood fires to a full blaze in two minutes and charcoal fires to cooking temperature in half the normal time. The device’s point-and-shoot operation allows users to generate continuous airflow and/or controlled bursts to feed fires from a safe distance without worry from smoke, sparks, or burns. Measuring 9.2 inches long and weighing 5.6 ounces, the blower is small enough to fit in a cooking apron or tool belt. The device is powered by three AAA batteries (not included).
The FiAir has a suggested retail price of $29.99.
709 S. Aiken Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
According to product literature, the zForce YX240 cell phone signal booster from zBoost will help improve the cell signal in areas where it can be weak or intermittent. While it does amplify the signal, it cannot create a signal where none exists.
The zForce includes a dual-band cradle unit with a bi-directional amplifier that captures the outside signal and amplifies it inside the vehicle. The cradle also charges the phone when connected. The product comes with an external magnetic-mount antenna with 15 feet of cable and a gooseneck 12-volt power adapter to plug into the vehicle’s power port.
The zForce YX240 cell phone signal booster has a suggested retail price of $129.99. The company also offers the ZBoost SOHO unit that can be used to amplify the signal for multiple users simultaneously.
1 Meca Way
Norcross, GA 30093
TV Wall Mount
The 401L Locking Front-Load TV Wall Mount from McNaughton Inc. makes it possible to mount a TV in a small, tight space that will not accommodate traditional fixed mounts on the market today.
The 401L includes a SmartLock mounting plate that attaches to the back of the TV (fits VESA 75×75 and 100×100 patterns) and a wall plate. Once both plates are installed, slide the TV onto the mount, pull the SmartLock strap, and the TV is locked in place. To unlock the TV and remove it from the mount, pull the strap again and lift the set off. The 401L is capable of holding flat-screen TVs up to 36 inches and weighing up to 66 pounds.
The 401L Locking Front-Load TV Wall Mount has a suggested retail price of $39.95.
10700 Highway 55, #260
Plymouth, MN 55441
The Mighty Hauler 1000C is touted as the company’s strongest motorcycle carrier and as the ideal unit for use with diesel-pusher motorhomes.
The 1000C measures 32.5 inches tall but can collapse to just 9 inches above the receiver by pulling two pins, giving owners access to the motorhome’s engine door. Removing the first pin allows the jack to be folded out of the way. The second pin permits the unit’s 17.5-inch support to be removed. The carrier utilizes a T channel made from a 3/8-inch plate, and includes two Sway Lock pins reinforced with 3/8-inch plate to add more strength when a towed vehicle is attached. The carrier can support motorcycles up to 1,000 pounds and can flat tow a vehicle up to 6,000 pounds. It is recommended that motorhomes have a 2-inch Class IV or Class V hitch.
The 1000C has a suggested retail price of $1,595.
374 Fifth St. N.W.
Barberton, OH 44203