Wednesday, August 31, 2016

RV's, 5th Wheel and Camping- Must Have's Guide




Gerry and I love to travel. Whenever we can, you will find us in our RV traveling from one place to another. It's actual hard for us to stay put here during the winter months, but we don't like to leave our dog Jake in the winter at the kennels, so we usually stay home from October- March. Itching to get out again.


This upcoming Fall, we are hoping to start on Snow birding. Gerry is retiring soon and this is what we've been planning on doing for quite some time. Of course, before we can go on Snow birding, we need to make sure that we have planned everything accordingly. Our home should be secure. Our stuff needs to be stored. And we have a budget that we will stick to while on the road.
Your RV or 5th Wheel is like your second home though and you want to have it all equipped.


Valterra Cable Hatch-





• For Use with RV Electrical Cables
• Includes Installation Tape and Hardware





Valterra White 2-3/4" MPT Lead-Free Flush Mount Water Inlet-




Easy press-in dust plug

Plastic flange with U/V guard, White
• Installation tape and hardware
• Swivel connection with gripper
• 1/2” MPT inside connection
• Use PTFE tape on threads
LEAD FREE!!





Valterra Awning Buddy-




Installs in a Snap
• Stops flapping noises
• Reduces wear and tear
• Rubberized interior secures to fabric
• Clamp by pushing down levers
• Tighten to side bar with Velcro attachments



Coleman Directors Camp Chair XL-



Coleman's top of the line camp chair for maximum comfort and convenience.
A must have for every camper!

•Weight capacity 350 lbs
•Unfolded dimensions 54 x 41 x 54 cm(21 x 16 x 21in)
•Folded dimensions 54 x 41 x 12.7 cm (21 x 16 x 5in)
•Heavy Duty Polyester Fabric
•Padded back and armrest
•Ergonomic design with slanted armrests
•Continuous heavy duty steel frame and arm support
•Collapsible side tray with recessed cup holder
•Integrated 9 can soft cooler 

•Compact folding design for easy transport
•Weighs 8.48kg (18.70 lbs)




Sniff'n' Stop RV Kit-







"The perfect RV kit to eliminate insects and rodents - they simply stay away! Sniff 'n' Stop's essential oils are not harmful or have dangerous chemicals. This formula provides long lasting protection that saves you time and energy over traditional pest killing baits and sprays. The RV kit includes two different products for specific uses: 1 bag of deterrent granules, 1 large odorant pouch, 6 small odorant pouches and 1 personal protection spray."


Blueline RV Sanitation -




Offering a complete line of quality RV sewer hoses and fittings to create the most simple, secure hookup! With their popular and simple “push-on” sewer hose connections, you no longer need to trouble with clamping devices, tools, or even threading your RV sewer hose. With each Blueline RV Sanitation fitting, you get a leak-free connection every time you hookup. For the most simple, secure connection, nothing is better than Blueline! 



Prest-O-Fit-




RV Step Rugs from Prest-O-Fit help to protect the interior of your RV while accenting the exterior. Available in several styles to meet the particular needs of RV users. Their brands include Outrigger, Ruggids and Wraparound Brand RV Step Rugs. Each step rug is made of durable, weather-resistant materials that resist sun-damage and fading. All of their RV Step Rugs are easy to install, fitting most manual and electric steps and available in an assortment of popular sizes and colors to coordinate with almost any RV. 




FridgeCool Fan-
By fanning the cold air that falls to the refrigerator floor, FRIDGECOOL helps your refrigerator run more efficiently. Cool down time is cut in half. Food spoilage caused by bottom freezing and top warming is eliminated.
·       Stops food spoilage
·       Cuts initial fridge cool-down time by 50%
·       Runs for more than 30 days on 2 "D" batteries
·       Works great in the top of your ice chest too! The circulating air over the ice drops the cooler temperature up to 25%.

Instructions
1.     Place the FRIDGECOOL fan on the bottom shelf of your refrigerator
2.     Maintain a 40 degree Fahrenheit temperature in the food compartment
3.     Do not use in the freezer


Phoenix Airfusion Shower Kit By Valterra




The airfushion design uses a vacuum valve built into the bottom of the shower head. The valve creates compressed air bubbles that quickly
expand as they’re forced through the spray head with the water creating a
high pressure spray that feels like home.

* 20%-30% less water than conventional shower heads.

* Available in chrome, brushed nickel, white and clear

*Can be purchased separately or in a kit that includes a 60” hose,

  three position bracket, hose guide ring and flow controller for trickle shut off.

Walex Products Company:
Commando-





·       Restores sensor function
·       Advanced super-concentrated enzyme formula
·       Removes waste and paper from the tank walls
·       Cleans entire tank in 12 to 24 hours

·       Easy to use dissolvable packet


Porta-Pak-




·       #1 product of its kind
·       Unbeatable odor prevention
·       Formaldehyde-free
·       Biodegradable
·       Breaks down waste and paper

·       Available in fresh and Lavender scents


Smart Solutions "Dually Guard"-






Full-width, all-rubber rock guard is specifically designed for dual wheel trucks.
One-piece design is 94"W at the bottom to cover the full dual wheel base. Tapers to 70” W at the top (bumper width) for maximum towing protection. Allows free exhaust pipe air flow. Made of extra durable 3/8" thick molded rubber with molded-in anti-sail stiffening ribs. Mounts to 2" hitch insert and can be easily installed and removed. Includes 70" angled steel mounting bar and all mounting hardware.



Smart Solutions " The Ultra Guard"-





Ultra Guard is full width, solid protection for towed vehicles. Made of 3/8" molded reinforced rubber the one piece design is extremely durable and attractive. It protects towed vehicle from damage from flying road debris. The motor home models mount to the bumper or frame of the coach. The truck model attaches to most 2" receiver hitches and is easily removable.

The Ultra Guard is shown here with and without the stainless steel Ultra Plate and installs easily onto most motorcoaches. (Ultra Plate sold seperately)



Smart Solutions Add-A-Drawer-



The Add-A-Drawer is the perfect answer for finding that extra space in your motorcoach. It mounts under tables or cupboards and has a double rail design that accomodates both flat or lipped table styles. The drawer is 8"x17"x2" and has self-locking sliding channels. It's a great addition to your table for storing many items. Very useful if you also use your kitchen table as your "office desk" while on the road, and great for pens, paper, tacks, paper clips, tape, scissors and more! 



RV Supply Warehouse-
Road Pro 300 Hour 13 LED Glow Spotlight-
300 Hour 13 LED Glow Spotlight, Clear body.
This flashlight/spotlight/lantern belongs in your emergency kit.  It's also great fun providing a safe lantern in your tent or anywhere.  Leave it on as a night light--it lasts and lasts.  Take it on hikes and when you go boating and fishing.  Not only is it waterproof, it turns on when it hits the water!
  • 13 Super bright LEDS (9 white / 4 red)
  • Waterproof, floats
  • Turns on automatically when immersed in water
  • Glow feature in handle
  • Storage compartment in body
  • Batteries included (4 AA)



 StarKist -




Part of traveling means stocking up on delicious, convenient, portable foods packed with protein to keep your energy level going. Check out StarKist’s new flavored tuna pouches which are healthy and easy to eat right out of the pouch with no mixing or draining required. These pouches are low in calories, high in protein and a great source of  Omega-3 fatty acids.
If you love wild caught salmon, StarKist has you covered with their new Salmon Creations pouch featuring both Lemon Dill and Mango Chipotle flavors.

Hot sauce lovers, now is your time to rejoice because StarKist has released a new Hot Buffalo Style Tuna Creations pouch seasoned with hot and spicy buffalo sauce, making it easy to satisfy your spicy cravings.
In addition StarKist has also released Kid’s Creations pouches to encourage kids to eat more fish and look forward to meal time. These pouches come in delicious flavors including Bacon Ranch and Honey BBQ that contain plenty of DHA Omega-3 fatty acids to support brain development.



Carefree’s Dura-Mat-





The Strongest, most durable Mat Available!  Dirt and Water just filters right through!

Carefree’s Dura-Mats are the most rugged and beautiful mats on the market today.  Colored vinyl strands and reinforcement fibers are loomed into a woven fabric then compacted and bonded for exceptional strength and durability.  They are hemmed all around and the design allows for dirt and water to filter right through the mat.  They also come with reinforced brass grommets for staking the mat to the ground and after use they go into their very own storage bag so they are easy to transport and store.  Available in 4 color options; Gray, Brown, Blue or Bordeaux.  All mats are 8’ deep in widths of 8’, 10’, 12’, 14’, 16’, 18’, and 20’.


Buena Vista + Room-




Lightweight, convenient and easy to setup.  Nearly doubles your living space!  Just attach it to your awning and you are done! 

Setting up the Buena Vista is quick and easy.  The door can be mounted on the left or right side along with the easy to use wall seal, stakes and a one-piece skirt.  Clear weather-view zippered panels on the outside keep rain out, and the zippered panels on the inside offer privacy.    For odd-sized rooms, there is an extension panel to ensure a tight fit.  Ideal for picnics and relaxation outside without worrying about the elements.  When you are ready to hit the road again, it goes back into an easy to use storage bag.  It fits all brand of traditional and 12V Awnings with vertical arms in 10’-21’ and also fits Carefree’s Campout and Freedom Awnings from 3-5 meters.




Durable, Easy to Use, Canopy Protection-




These durable clamps mount to your Carefree, A&E or Faulkner patio awning rafter arm and easily fold out when needed. Soft rubber protects your canopy from flapping in the breeze and ensures the canopy is taut when the awning is fully extended. Since they are permanently mounted to your awning there is never a chance of misplacing them and they fold into the arm so they can remain attached when the awning is open or closed. The installation process is very easy and they are available in Black and White color options.  Please note, these clamps will not work on curved arm applications.




Starter Ladder for RV’s-




Get a leg up on climbing your coach's ladder to access your roof top maintenance with our 48" ladder.  The hardware secures our starter ladder to your coach's exterior ladder so it cannot get knocked off.  This ladder will support up to 300 lbs at a 12° angle.


Extend A Line Clothes Dryer-





The Extend-A-Line is designed to be mounted to 1” or 1 ½” exterior ladders with 9 5/8” - 10 1/8” spacing between upright tubing.
·         Six independent arms can carry towels, suits, or clothes on hangers
·         Supports 10 lbs per arm, 60 lbs maximum load when evenly spaced
·         18’ of line space
·         Actual wire arms are 42” long
·         Wall mounted bracket provided for home use, or RVs without ladders
·         Chrome plated arms and a plastic body resist rust


TRICO RV wiper blades-





With a full line of windshield wiper blades, refills and arms, TRICO has the wiper products for virtually all of your Recreational Vehicle (RV) needs. TRICO® blades and refills feature durable metal construction and a heavy duty natural rubber wiping element for quality performance under demanding conditions. Class C RVs are typically built on a van chassis and require conventional automotive blades like TRICO Exact Fit® blades.



Solvit PupSTEP Wood Pet Stairs - (from 1-800 Pet Meds)-



Solvit PupSTEP Wood Pet Stairs provides a safe and stylish way for pets to ascend and descend. The solid wood construction folds flat for easy storage and transport. The stairs require no assembly and can be placed against beds, chairs, sofa, tables or any desired area. The pet steps are perfect for small pets, aging pets and pets with joint issues. Perfect for the RV and 5th wheel for our furry friends!

For: Dogs and Cats





Renogy 200W Monocrystalline Starter Kit-





The Starter Kits are a great introduction for people who have just started getting into solar—a combination of being great on budget, and easy to get set up and running without too much effort. The Starter Kit provides the convenience of having the essential components of a solar system in one kit and because the items are bundled together, you save more than if you were to buy the items separately. Of course, as with having any solar system, the ability to have renewable energy on hand while off-grid is more than a little helpful, even if just to help provide lighting or charging your devices. With our Starter Kit, all the items included are under warranty: the accessories for a year and the panels for twenty-five years. 

If you ever have any questions, our team is more than happy to help assist you and can be reached via phone at 1-800-330-8678 or via techsupport@renogy.com




Orion Bear Deterrent-



Orion Safety Products introduces its new non-lethal sight and sound Bear Deterrent.  The product produces a loud “gunshot” sound, a bright dynamic flash and smoke, and it is designed to scare bears away before they are close enough to be in attack mode.  Field tests in Alaska have demonstrated Orion Bear Deterrent can be effective at 300 feet.  

Though lethal bear attacks are rare, there has been an increase in bear attacks and maulings as more people live in or visit bear habitats according to a 2014 article in National Geographic.  The report also suggests that people who live in or visit areas where bear and other large animals live, can educate themselves and take precautions to reduce risk of an attack.  Bear deterrent products are recommended for hunters, campers, hikers or anyone living in rural areas frequented by bears.    
              
Orion Bear Deterrent is an excellent, long-distance alternative to bear pepper sprays and other deterrent products available.   “Bear spray products and other deterrent products do not work at longer ranges, and they may not work in all weather conditions,” explained Jay McLaughlin, President Orion Safety Products, “When bears are close enough to use some of these other products, it can be a terrifying and dangerous situation.  Protecting yourself and your family is critical.  Orion Bear Deterrent works at distances as great as 300 feet with both a visual and sound signal to frighten bears away.”     

Orion Bear Deterrent offers additional advantages over currently available alternatives.  It is non-lethal and a safe alternative to weapons, traps and poisons.   While bear sprays may not work in wind, rain or other weather conditions, Orion Bear Deterrent works in all weather conditions with no risk of fire.  It is lightweight (launcher and 4 shells weigh only 6 ounces), waterproof, and compact – a holster is available, so you may quickly access it when needed.  Orion Bear Deterrent produces a loud “gunshot” sound, over 120db and is louder than most audio bear deterrents, and it produces a bright, dynamic flash (over 11,000 candela) and smoke.  This multi-sensory device gives the user a better chance of deterring a bear than a product that only produces a sound, visual alert, or chemical deterrent.  The product is also less expensive than most bear deterent sprays.  
  
Orion Bear Deterrent is ideal for use when hunting, fishing, hiking, or camping in remote areas.  It is also great for people who live in wilderness areas and other areas where bears may dwell.  Orion Bear Deterrent may also be used to ward off other large animals including dogs.   It can also be used as an emergency signal allowing rescuers to hone in on your location if you are lost or injured.  The product comes with a launcher “gun” and four Orion Bear Deterrent shells.  Replacement shells, launcher holsters, shell holders and other accessories are available separately.    

About Orion Safety Products

Orion Safety Products, Easton, MD, is the nation’s largest manufacturer of highway and U.S. Coast Guard Approved signals.  They have manufacturing facilities in Easton, MD, Peru, IN and Bristol, PA.  For more information, visit www.orionsignals.com. Orion Bear Deterrent is available at Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Gander Mountain and other outdoor, camping and hunting equipment retailers or call 1-800-637-7807. In Canada the best way to find this product is by contacting the Orion Customer service department at  mcustomersevice@orionsignals.com

      


Homcom Torque Multiplier Wrench Set -




This Homcom Torque Multiplier Wrench Set uses gear reduction to help you loosen and remove lug nuts by hand. It is compatible with nearly every heavy duty vehicle, including semi-trucks, RVs, tractors, buses and more. It is capable of generating up to 4800 lbs of torque, allowing you to remove lug nuts without the use of power tools. A perfect companion for emergencies on RV road trips or just for completing some DIY maintenance.
Package includes:
    ·         4 x sockets: 41 mm (1-5/8"), 38 mm (1-1/2"), 33 mm (1-5/16") 6 point sockets and a 21 mm (13/16") - 4 point socket; 75 mm tall
    ·         1 x storage case
    ·         1 x wrench
    ·         1 x speed handle bar
    ·         1 x long bar

*** Gerry has one of these- tried it out on our RV and with minimal effort, was able to remove all wheel nuts. Highly recommended!


and to go with this torque is the  One -Inch Male To  Half Inch Female Socket Adapter by Cheater Wrench-



"Once you've broken a tough lug nut loose with your torque multiplier, you don't want to keep using that tool to fully remove the nut. It takes 58 revolutions of the input shaft to turn the output shaft just once. And removing the nuts by hands can be a bother and take time as well. If you use a 1" male to 1/2" female socket adapter, you can keep your socket on the lug nut and attach that adapter to a 1/2" impact gun. Then you can use the impact gun to very quickly run off the lug nuts. Break each one loose first, then take them off in no time with this adapter."




The Drive 4G-M

Staying connected is essential for all people, but even more so for those on the go. The Drive 4G-M allows people to have a strong reliable signal even where it is extremely weak. The Drive 4G-M  is simple to install and works with all U.S. carriers. Simply install it in the RV, run the antenna to the roof and it immediately starts boosting signal with the RV. The Drive 4G-M gives you faster download speeds and improves battery life. It’s a must for anyone traveling long distances in an RV.




Honeywell HeatBud Ceramic Personal Heater-



The Honeywell HeatBud Ceramic Personal Heater is a portable, energy efficient solution that provides just the right amount of heat for you. This unit is perfect for all personal spaces and can be implemented in home, at school or in the office. Designed with ceramic technology that provides fast, even heating, it is energy efficient and uses only 250 watts. Offered in four fun colors, it has a modern, compact design that fits anywhere. Use on and/or underneath desks, tables and work spaces. With one button manual controls, it is simple to use. It's a great way to keep your space cozy and warm.






ObusForme  1.5” Memory Foam Mattress Topper-





·      This memory foam mattress topper conforms to your body shape to enhance your sleep.
·      No need to worry about mattress creaks or squeaks as memory foam changes shape when you move providing support throughout the night.
·      It reduces pressure points at your shoulders, hips and legs, and also improves your blood circulation causing relaxation.
·      This mattress topper will provide added comfort to an existing mattress without having to spend the price of a new mattress. 
·     It is a quick and affordable solution for a better night’s rest.
      The plush velour cover is also machine washable for ease of use and can also be spot cleaned for your convenience.  





The Bedlocker Electric tonneau from Pace Edwards-



RVers with fifth wheels know just how valuable every inch of storage space is. That’s why the motorized Bedlocker Electric pickup bed cover from Pace Edwards is a must have. It’s built to accommodate your fifth when traveling, and is incredibly easy to use – open and close it with a keychain fob. Park your trailer, then close the Bedlocker Electric to add extra, secure storage capacity. The cover can be opened to any position on the pickup, and when not in use, this hard tonneau conveniently retracts into a canister at the front of the truck bed.




Starfrit's Lock &  Lock Classic containers-





Since 1997, Lock& Lock has revolutionized food storage containers which always seem to have one recurring problem: leaking. With its 4-locking mechanism and a resilient silicone seal, food is kept fresh longer without having to worry about leakage. Containers are offered in two types of plastic: the original version in polypropylene and a transparent version, the Krystal line (no BPA). To its plastic collection, Lock & Lock has added the Glass Lock & Lock and the Ceramic Lock & Lock product lines. All great practical solutions for bringing your lunch, storing your leftovers, storing dry food, organizing your kitchen pantry, cooking meals (Glass) and so much more. 

Lock &  Lock Classic (Plastic)
Lock & Lock Classic containers, the original 100% air and liquid tight containers, are essential when it comes to storing and re-heating your food. Each freezer and dishwasher safe piece (container and lid) is also microwave reheatable. They are the perfect practical solution for bringing your lunch, storing your leftovers, storing dry food and so much more.




InnoTechRV.com 








This LED lighting solution from InnoTechRV.com provides both decorative multi-color and white outdoor lighting for your RV awning area.  The waterproof RGB LED light strip kit comes with everything needed to install the LED lighting system using either 12VDC or 110VAC power.  

The 16' LED strip is backed by strong 3M tape to enable it to stick to any clean surface and can be cut to length. Two options for wireless remote control are provided, RF and infrared. The RF wireless remote is capable of controlling the strip through walls and without direct line of sight to the controller. The remote controls can select from up to 16 different colors including white and you can control the brightness by dimming the light output. InnoTechRV.com supplies a range of innovative electronics products for your RV including Tire Pressure Monitoring, Holding Tank Level  Monitoring and Centralized Tire Inflation/Deflation Systems. 




Mr. Heater-The Portable Buddy-



North America's Most Popular Portable Propane Heater! This patented radiant 4,000-9,000 BTU Liquid Propane heater connects directly to a 1 lb. cylinder and is the perfect solution for heating enclosed spaces like RVs or Campers up to 200 sq. ft. The expertly engineered size to BTU ratio is augmented with a fold down handle to give this heater maximum output while retaining a minimalistic footprint. To light the unit, simply rotate the knob to pilot and push. Then the integrated Piezo sparking mechanism will take care of the rest. With the Oxygen Depletion Sensor (ODS) and accidental tip-over safety shut-off you can be sure that you will enjoy years of comfortable indoor safe heat.”



We'll need this locking device for our tow dolly- as we wouldnt be without taking our SUV as a second vehicle. We've traveled before with just the RV and you really need the second vehicle to get to those smaller spots where an RV just wont go.

The Master Lock No. 379DAT features a universal trailer coupler lock, designed to fit 1-7/8in (48mm), 2in (51mm) and most 2-5/16in (59mm) couplers. The advanced locking mechanism provides resistance to picking and prying. Resists rust and corrosion! And the Limited Lifetime Warranty provides peace of mind from a brand you can trust.


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