There’s nothing fun about the fungus known as mildew. The appearance of grayish-white or brown powdery stains in RV kitchens and bathrooms or on vinyl awnings and furniture leads some people to reach for Star brite’s Mildew Stain Remover.
According to the product description, Mildew Stain Remover is formulated so as to not harm vinyl. It also can be used on fiberglass, plastic, and painted surfaces. It begins breaking up mildew stains on contact without heavy scrubbing. After allowing it to work for a few minutes and scrubbing lightly, you rinse the surface clean. Stubborn stains may require a second application. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for a 22-ounce spray bottle is $14.99.
Veggies are good for you, so cleaning and chopping them in your RV shouldn’t be a hassle. That’s the idea behind the Prepworks Over-the-Sink Cutting Board.
The cutting board is 16.63 inches long, 10 inches wide, and 1 inch high when collapsed. Its extendable arm expands to 24 inches long to fit various sink sizes. Produce can be rinsed using a removable colander in the cutting board. The colander collapses to one-third its size for storage. Nonskid feet on the underside of the board and the arm help keep the cutting board in place during use. The price is $24.99.
Prepworks by Progressive International
Longview Towing Mirror has added to its line of slip-on extension towing mirrors with products designed for Dodge Ram 1500 and GMC Sierra/Chevrolet Silverado (mid-2019 models to present). The mirrors slip over the original-equipment manufacturers’ driver- and passenger-side mirrors to provide a long view down the towed RV.
The mirrors are made of UV-rated polycarbonate/ABS plastic and original-equipment manufacturer scratch-resistant glass. Each mirror is manually adjustable. Installation parts are included. The retail price of LVT-3120 (for Dodge Ram) and LVT-1820 (for GMC Sierra/Chevy Silverado) is $84 per pair.
Longview Towing Mirror
Screen Door Protector
Pets — especially the rambunctious ones — can be hard on RV screen doors. That’s one reason Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) developed Screen Defender, a black powder-coated aluminum screen designed to add a layer of protection over the existing door.
Screen Defender is compatible with Lippert’s line of entry doors for travel trailers, fifth-wheels, and motorhomes. Screen Defender locks into the extrusion channels on the existing screen door. The product, constructed with the same materials as the entry door frame, is available in multiple sizes. Dimensions are based off of the RV screen door opening size, typically identified with a decal on LCI doors. The price is $29.95 to $34.95, depending on size.
Lippert Components Inc.
Chances are you won’t slip on a banana peel, but you might take a tumble on wet steps, slippery floors, and the like. That’s where Incom’s Gator Grip Anti-Slip Safety Grit Tape comes in. The tape, which can be used indoors or outdoors, provides extra traction.
It’s made from a thick PVC base layer and infused with a 60-grit mineral abrasive compound. Its acrylic adhesive is said to form a waterproof bond to virtually any clean, dry surface. It can be temporarily repositioned during the application process. Gator Grip comes in a variety of sizes and is available from stores such as Do It Best and Walmart, as well as online retailers. The price for one 6-inch-by-21-inch strip is about $8 to $10.
Incom Manufacturing Group
Furrion has introduced its Arctic built-in refrigerator, a 10-cubic-foot, 12-volt model. lt is available in gloss black, matte black, stainless-steel, or black stainless-steel finishes.
According to the product description, features include Furrion’s Vibrationsmart technology, which allows the refrigerator to operate while traveling on rough roads and slight inclines; a larger storage capacity than similar models with the same outer dimensions; reversible hinging; and a compressor that cools faster than traditional absorption models, and which uses nonflammable, noncorrosive, and ozone-friendly R134A refrigerant. The suggested retail price of the 10-cubic-foot Arctic model is $1,079.99.
When you’ve maxed out the storage space inside your RV, you might consider hauling gear on the outside. A cooler or other items can catch a ride on Camco’s Eaz-Lift RV Bumper-Mounted Cargo Carrier.
The carrier, which weighs 14 pounds, is made of powder-coated steel. It mounts to 4-inch and 41/2–inch RV bumpers. Overall dimensions are 26 inches by 31¾ inches by 4 inches; inner dimensions are 24½ inches by 301/8 inches by 33/16 inches. Mounting hardware is included. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $49.20.
If it’s time for you and your RV to be seen in a new light, you might consider Enbrighten Seasons Color-Changing Vintage LED Café Lights by Jasco. Using the included remote, you can select one color, a two-color combination, or various preset color modes. In all, the 16 hues offer more than 120 color combinations.
According to the product description, the Edison-style bulbs are impact-resistant acrylic designed for year-round indoor or outdoor use. The lights can be dimmed with the remote, and they can be set to time out after two or four hours. The price for 12 bulbs on a 24-foot cord (white or black) is $119.99. A 48-foot/24-bulb set also is available ($199.99).
Jasco Products Company
Moisture is good for plants, tree frogs, and mushrooms. Not so good for an RV or RVers, because it can lead to mold, mildew, and health issues. Air-Dryr, from Davis Instruments, reduces humidity by drawing in cool, moist air via convection and warming the air to above the dew point.
Air-Dryr, which is UL listed, plugs into a 110/120-volt outlet. The device is designed to switch off automatically if airflow is blocked. Two Air-Dryr sizes are available; the smaller one, Air-Dryr 500, is designed to handle an interior living space of 500 cubic feet, which is fine for most RVs. It has a 70-watt heating element and draws 0.6 amp. It’s 14 inches long, 5 inches wide, and 4.5 inches high. The price is $65.99.