|Dometic’s new PowerChannel Awning Hardware Rail mounts onto the arm of an RV’s awning and provides 7.5 amps of power to Dometic accessories (sold separately by RV dealers) such as wireless speakers, LED lights, or a fan. Multiple devices can be connected simultaneously, with the awning open or closed. Accessories lock onto the rail with a simple twist; no extension cords are needed.
The UV resistant rail comes in black or white. It measures 1.26 inches high, 27.49 inches wide, and 2.42 inches deep, and weighs 1.4 pounds. The suggested retail price is $49.99.
|Wheely clean, er, really clean wheels help your motorhome look its best. Brush Hero is a detailing tool that uses the water pressure from a standard garden hose to rotate a brush that can remove road grime from hard-to-reach places, such as around lug nuts and wheel spokes. Brush Hero rinses as it scrubs.
Other uses for the tool include washing dogs, cleaning bikes and motorcycles, and scrubbing grills. The Brush Hero Starter Set comes with a turbine, a hose connector, a white brush for tough jobs, and a black brush for sensitive surfaces. The brush doesn’t spin fast, but that’s by design. The cost is $34.99.
|When used as scraper tools, fingernails suffer wear and tear, while single-edge razor blades can damage many surfaces. Another option is Scrigit, a plastic tool that can scrape off small amounts of dried food, candle wax, putty, adhesive stickers, tape, labels, paint, grease, grime, and more.
Scrigit is about the size of a pen and is held like one. On one end is a round-edged scraper, based on the shape of a fingernail; on the other end is a flat-edged scraper. Scrigit can remove substances from many household and vehicle surfaces, whether flat or curved, including Plexiglas windows. (It should not be used on hot surfaces.) The price for a pack of two is $6.99; a pack of five, $9.99.
|You know the squeaky wheel gets the grease, right? But there’s more squeaky stuff out there, which is why WD-40 developed 3-In-One RVcare Slide-Out Silicone Lube and 3-In-One RVcare Window & Track Dry Lube.
The slideout lube is formulated to be waterproof, to prevent rust, and to keep a slideout running smoothly without sticking or squeaking. The window and track lube is designed to reduce friction and wear while protecting against corrosion. The formulas won’t attract dirt and debris, according to product descriptions. And both cans come with a permanently attached straw that can shoot a precision stream or a wider spray. The price of either product is $5.97.
WD-40 Consumer Relations
|If you don’t breathe, don’t sweat, and don’t produce body heat, you just might avoid detection by mosquitoes. A better option for keeping the bloodsucking bugs at bay: the Halo Mosquito Repeller from Thermacell. The device contains a replaceable butane cartridge that heats a repellent mat. The mat expels allethrin, a synthetic form of the repellent that occurs naturally in chrysanthemum flowers. The result, according to product literature: creation of a 15-foot-by-15-foot protection zone.
Halo is silent and odorless, and there’s no open flame or fluid to spill. The repeller comes with one butane cartridge for 12 hours of protection; up to four cartridges can be installed for 48 hours of run time. Halo is available in brown-black, gray, or white. The price is $39.99.
Thermacell Repellents Inc.
|You want food and drinks in a cooler to stay as cold as ice. But ice melts, which can lead to soggy hot doggies and water-soaked sandwiches, as well as cold hands and disintegrating food labels. CoolerMate Insert was developed to eliminate such botherations.
The insert, which is made of BPA-free plastic, can be filled with ice cubes and water, or it can be filled with water and frozen. The melting ice never touches the cooler contents. An included siphon drains the melting ice and can be used to provide clean, cold drinking water. The insert can be used in coolers up to 65-quart capacity. It is 113/4 inches high, 191/2 inches long, and 10 inches wide. It weighs 2.5 pounds when empty. The price is $44.95, or $39.95 for two or more.
SoCool Products LLC
|RVers want reliable communication, even in remote areas. WeBoost, a Wilson Electronics brand, addresses that need with the recent launch of the Drive 4G-X RV, a cell phone signal booster kit for use in the United States and Canada.
Here’s how it works: An outside antenna collects signals and delivers them to the booster. The booster strengthens the signal by as much as 32 times and sends it to an inside antenna, which broadcasts the boosted signal inside the vehicle. The Drive 4G-X RV enhances talk, text, and high-speed 4G LTE and 3G network signals. The system can accommodate up to four simultaneous users, and it works with all wireless carriers. The suggested retail price is $499.99.
|It’s true that electronics and water don’t mix, but you need not go device-less at a beach, pool, river, or ocean. You can protect your phone, watch, and other valuables with the Waterseals Waterproof Mini Tablet Zip Pouch from Lewis N. Clark.
The pouch’s waterproof material is durable enough to prevent leakage, but thin enough that you can still use your electronic devices through the pouch, thanks to a see-through window. Pictures and videos can be shot to a water depth of 9 feet. The pouch includes an adjustable lanyard that can be worn around your neck, shoulder, or wrist. The pouch is 8 inches by 6.875 inches. The suggested retail price is $10.99.
Lewis N. Clark
|There’s no avoiding it: You sit a bit when traveling in a motorhome. Sitting on a bulging wallet in your back pocket can aggravate the sciatic nerve, causing back pain. So, maybe it’s time to pick a different pocket with a Front Pocket Wallet from Rogue Industries. More than two dozen styles are available, with prices starting at $30. They all sport a slim, rounded design.
The Classic Made In Maine Edition is a leather wallet that features WalletGuard, which blocks RFID skimming (a form of digital theft); a full-size banknote section; three card slots that hold up to six credit cards; an ID pocket; and a stash pocket. It’s available in black and brown. The wallet measures 5 inches by 3.4 inches by 1/4 inch and weighs 1.4 ounces. The price is $45.