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Let’s Go Aero GearDeck 17

For RVs that don’t have a built-in compartment for a generator, the problems of portable AC power can be huge. One option is the Let’s Go Aero GearDeck 17, which offers a new way to transport and store portable generators. This enclosed, hitch-mounted carrier system measures 48 inches long by 25 inches wide and 25 inches high.

You can add or remove components of the versatile GearDeck 17 to create the carrier that best accommodates your needs. The system can be used as a hitch rack (Twin- Tube), an open-platform cargo carrier (GearDeck) or in its original form (GearDeck 17). All configurations permit telescoping capability for access to vehicle doors and cargo bays. For folks who have smaller motorhomes, trailers and pickup campers, the GearDeck 17 allows you to easily transfer the rack and genset from one RV to another. Contact them directly for options and pricing.
www.LetsGoAero.com, (877) GO4-AERO, (464-2376)

InterVac Vacuum Accessory Kit

Keeping the outdoors out of the RV is a challenge we all face. The quickest tool is the vacuum cleaner, but the problem is carrying all the parts and accessories that go with one. Enter the Standard Accessory Kit from InterVac Design.

Designed for optimal space-saving, the comprehensive Standard Accessory Kit contains an amazing stretch hose, combination rug/floor tool, dust brush, upholstery tool and crevice tool. It also includes an adjustable, non-corrosive, one-piece telescoping wand. A handy mesh storage bag keeps all the parts together. The unique stretch hose shrinks from 40 feet to only eight feet for easy storage. The aluminum telescoping wand prevents cracking and rusting, and an adjustable feature helps prevent back and muscle pain.

Suggested retail price of the kit is $99, and you can save over $20 by purchasing the kit with an InterVac central vacuum unit. Visit their website to order the accessory kit and take a look at their compact vacuum cleaners while you’re there.

TurnSmart Mirrors

The new TurnSmart Mirror System uses super-bright LEDs that blink in conjunction with the vehicle’s turn signals, alerting drivers in your blind spots. The system consists of left and right wideangle side mirrors that are wireless and solar powered, and an RF transmitter that operates the LEDs.

For fast, easy installation the transmitter attaches in the trunk or rear of the vehicle and to the turn signal wires or a trailer wire harness in the trunk or under the bed of the vehicle. The kit includes twiston connectors, zip ties, a cigarette lighter charger and a test light. The universal kit fits any vehicle, and no tools are required for installation. The suggested retail price is $149.95 plus $6.95 S&H. Visit their website for more information.
www.turnsmart.com, (800) 992-2018

Valley Hitch

A hitch with the towing electrical connection built inside the receiver? It’s an innovation that would have others asking, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Valley, a towing industry leader for more than 60 years, did. This system eliminates the need for unsightly brackets or draping the harness outside the vehicle, where it can be damaged by weather and road debris.

The new hitches, primarily Class II and Class III rated, are available in both round and square two-inch cross-tube receiver designs for popular pickup trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles. A harness, supplied with each hitch, plugs directly into the vehicle’s existing tow wiring, then into an OEM-quality four-flat or seven-way connector on the backside of the hitch. To ensure durable and reliable operation, the connectors are sealed to prevent dirt and moisture from getting in.

These integrated trailer wiring hitches and harnesses from Valley are vehicle-specific and are packaged in kits. Visit their website and select the “Where to Buy” link to get information on all available hitch kits and where to buy them.
www.valley.us.com, (800) 344-3112

U-line SP18 Icemaker

There’s nothing more refreshing than a cold beverage or snack on a hot day of traveling. U-Line’s compact SP18 icemaker produces a large amount of ice in a short time, making it easy for everyone on board to keep cool. This high-performance icemaker can produce more than 20 pounds of ice per day from only two and a half gallons of water, and it stores up to 12 pounds of ice in its clear, removable ice bucket.

With its low profile, the SP18 takes up minimal space. This icemaker has a zero-clearance door swing and a field-reversible door. A travel pin keeps the door securely closed. Installation is easy and inexpensive; the SP18 only needs a quarter-inch water line connection and doesn’t require a drain. Frontvented for built-in installation, it doesn’t need any extra fans or venting. It measures 18-1/2 inches high by 13-15/16 inches wide by 24-13/16 inches deep. It has a retail price of $979.