Any old brush won’t do when it comes to cleaning the exterior of a motorhome. Mr. LongArm says its Very Soft Regular Flow-Thru Brush works great on many RV surfaces, including fiberglass, aluminum, glass, and canvas.
The 10-inch brush is made with chemical-resistant materials and, according to the company, works well with cleaning solvents. Hard-to-reach areas can be cleaned by attaching the brush to a Mr. LongArm water-fed extension pole (sold separately), or the brush can be used with regular extension poles and utility handles. The brush’s rubber bumper helps to keep your RV scratch-free. And there’s a built-in hang tab for easy drying. The suggested retail price is $12.40.
Greenwood, MO 64034
Hardworking hands — the kind covered with so much oil, grease, or dirt that people go “Eww!” — need a powerful cleanser. GOJO Ecopreferred Pumice Hand Cleaner promises not only to cleanse the skin but to condition and nurture it. The lime-scented product uses a biodegradable formulation that incorporates naturally renewable ingredients and natural scrubbers. It contains no petroleum solvents.
The hand cleaner is Ecologo-certified by UL, an independent safety science company, signifying the product has met certain environmental performance standards. It also is certified bio-based by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The suggested retail price for a half-gallon container with a pump dispenser is $18.99.
GOJO Industries Inc.
P.O. Box 991
Akron, OH 44309
When you want to whip up a quick dish outdoors, the BT-5000 Bella Tavola Click 2 Cook stainless stove by Wall Lenk makes it simple.
No matches are needed; just insert and click a butane can into place (the stove uses Bella Tavola BuTank 8-ounce disposable cans), then fire it up with a click of the piezo ignition system. The stainless-steel stove features a 9,500-Btu cast-aluminum burner with adjustable flame. It also has a gas leak prevention device and a pressure-sensing safety shutoff. The stove comes with a carrying case. Its suggested retail price is $39.99.
Wall Lenk Corporation
P.O. Box 3349
Kinston, NC 28501
The Jambox from Jawbone is touted as one of the smallest, best-sounding wireless speakers and speakerphones.
The speaker is powered by a pair of acoustic drivers that produce extreme high and low frequencies from a single ultra-small dome speaker. They work with a moving-wall bass radiator to deliver thumping lows. The Jambox can play music from any Bluetooth-enabled device, or it can be connected through its 3.5-millimeter audio input. It also includes a built-in microphone for use as a speakerphone; a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that can deliver up to 10 hours of continuous play; a micro USB charging cord; and an AC adapter. The speaker measures 6.1 inches by 2.2 inches by 1.6 inches and weighs 12 ounces. Users can create their own custom Jambox with 100 different grille and cap color combinations.
The Jambox has a suggested retail price of $149.99.
99 Rhode Island St., 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
RVers dread the thought of a dead towed vehicle battery. That’s why the RVibrake Towed Battery Charger from Danko Manufacturing can come in handy.
The Towed Battery Charger has a 15-amp output and charges and maintains the battery in a vehicle while it’s being towed. The device is designed to handle both heavy-load and trickle charging. An LED indicator glows when the towed battery is charging; when the battery is fully charged, the unit goes into maintenance mode. The charger can be installed in 15 minutes; it requires a seven-pin connector on a motorhome and a six-pin connector on a towed vehicle. Its suggested retail price is $50.
624 Atchison Way, Suite 103
Castle Rock, CO 80109
SR CAR Sound and Thermal Spray Kit is a two-part spray system that helps to deaden sound and to thermally insulate an RV or car. The kit is the result of a partnership between Silent Running, with its SR CAR product, and Temp-Coat Brand Products.
Silent Running literature notes that SR CAR is a solvent-free, nonflammable viscoelastic coating that dampens vibration and reduces unwanted noise. To use the kit, you first spray SR CAR onto interior surfaces such as the firewall, generator and storage compartments, wheel wells, and door panels. Next, spray the thermal insulation product over SR CAR.
The kit, which includes one gallon of SR CAR Sound Damping and one gallon of SR CAR Thermal Insulator, is priced at $115. Offered separately, the sound damping is $60 and the thermal insulator is $55.
30 Tyler St.
P.O. Box 120183
East Haven, CT 06512
No need to cry over spilled milk or other beverages with the Traveler, a stylish hardwood table designed by The Table Server. Four cup holders in the tabletop prevent spills while your motorhome is heading down the highway or while you’re eating dinner under the stars. A lower tray can hold items such as ice buckets and barware, and is interchangeable with the tabletop.
The Traveler is 26 inches high, 24.5 inches long, and 14 inches wide. When not in use, it folds to save space and comes with a canvas carrying bag. The table is available in all-weather teak for $199 or acacia wood for $179.
The Table Server
28 Margaret Drive
Plainview, NY 11803
What you wear can play a part in the ongoing battle to prevent bug bites. ExOfficio offers a line of men’s and women’s clothing that features Insect Shield. Its active ingredient is Permethrin, an insect repellent that is bonded to the fabric and repels mosquitoes, ticks, ants, and other pests. Company literature notes that the invisible, odorless repellent lasts through 70 washings (the clothing should not be dry cleaned).
Among the company’s offerings is the women’s BugsAway Lumen Hoody. It’s made with a mesh weave that helps keeps the wearer cool on hot days, and comes with a drawstring hood. The suggested retail price is $60.
4202 Sixth Ave. South
Seattle, WA 98108
FMCA Polo Shirt
Lookin’ good, feelin’ good. That pretty much sums things up when you’re wearing one of FMCA’s new men’s polo shirts available through the FMCA Store. The shirt, made of 3.8-ounce 100 percent polyester, helps keep you cool by wicking moisture away from the skin.
Other features: a flat knit collar; three-button placket; dyed-to-match rubber buttons; double-needle sleeves; and hem side vents. And, of course, the FMCA logo is embroidered on the chest. The shirt is available in red or navy. Available sizes range from small to 3XL. The price is $23 for sizes up to XL; $24 for 2XL; and $27 for 3XL.
Family Motor Coach Association
8291 Clough Pike
Cincinnati, OH 45244