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Sunforce Products Pro Series Inverters

Inverters and RV’s just seem to go together. Sunforce has taken this to heart and released the premium ProSeries inverter line for RV and small cabin use. The ProSeries inverters add to the impressive line up of renewable energy products already available from Sunforce Products. The inverters play an integral part in alternative energy set up and meet the needs of consumers who desire to maintain a high quality and high performance system while remaining environmentally minded.

Pure sine wave inverters are important because they are able to power the sensitive electronics that modified sine wave inverters cannot. Sensitive electronics includes TV’s, computers, microwaves, medical machinery, and anything that uses the AC power line as a timing source.

The ProSeries line has three pure sine wave inverters; the 1000 Watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter priced at only $399.99, the 2500 Watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter priced at $799.99 and the 4500 Watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter for the really heavy loads such as microwave ovens priced well below the normal market at $1,499.99. Contact them at their web site for further information.
www.sunforceproducts.com

Car MD

Car problems don’t care if you’ve got an important meeting or holiday road trip planned. Now, thanks to the CarMD automotive diagnostics tool, you can check for hidden problems and find out why the “Check Engine” light is on without having to wait until the repair shop opens. An ideal holiday gift for car owners. The CarMD hand held device, which fits easily inside a purse or glove compartment, works on all 1996 and newer cars, light trucks, SUV’s and minivans and most of our RV’s, including many Class-A motorhomes manufactured for use in the U.S. it’s color-coded LEDs tell the driver if the vehicle’s systems are running normally, which is beneficial when inspecting a used car or preparing for a road trip.

CarMD customers also gain free access to an unprecedented diagnostic database with coverage for up to three household vehicles and support from ASE Certified technicians. This feature is invaluable in helping drivers with little or no automotive experience determine why their “Check Engine” light is on. All CarMD customers need to do to get a detailed diagnostic report for their vehicle is install the CarMD software, link the tester to their PC via an included USB connector and create an account. The CarMD online database does the rest. CarMD is available direct to consumers for $98.99.
www.CarMD.com

MotoSat HD

High Definition (HD) TV has become the byword for the digital television systems coming online early in 2009. As RV’ers on the road we use satellite TV broadcasts from the Dish Network, Direct TV, StarChoice or Bell ExpressVu for our Canadian fellow travelers. The rub comes when you look at the satellite antenna market and try to guess what would be the best system for our lifestyle. Enter MotoSat who has been building powered satellite antenna systems since 1985. Their new Universal HD system is a fully automatic universal base system that can easily be changed from DirecTV, to Dish Network, Bell ExpressVu or even to a StarChoice system, without having to do any major surgery. Simply change the arm and amplifier assemblies on the front of the antenna dish and you’re done.

The HD unit comes standard with 4 outputs for DirecTV, Bell ExpressVu and StarChoice systems. For Dish Network it comes standard with 3 outputs and 1 input (for extra satellite input) and the service is easy with all the electronic components on the inside of the vehicle, not on the roof where heat and moisture can be a factor. The unique antenna controller supports multiple DVR and receivers. The entire weight on the antenna and mounting plate is only 49-pounds of load on the roof, much less than the air conditioner unit. Retail cost on any of the versions of the HD system is $1,995.00.
www.motosat.com

Shakespeare Satellite Radio Antenna

With the merger of Sirius and XM satellite radio services, subscribers can access an expanded world of station options. Shakespeare’s Galaxy SRA-40 Satellite Radio Antenna is type approved by the engineering departments of both Sirius and XM, so RV owners can now have the best of both worlds. It can connect to either Sirius or XM receivers and deliver all the new programming.

Housed in sleek, white ASA plastic, this compact antenna measures only 3.5” in diameter by 1.35” high. The SRA-40 easily installs on any surface up to 1” thick. If direct access under the mounting surface is difficult, such as on RV rooftops, Shakespeare’s SM- 30 Mounting Kit solves the problem. This versatile antenna also works well on boats and includes an SM-31 pedestal mount. Shakespeare’s Galaxy SRA-40 comes with a special 25’ low-loss cable featuring a quick-disconnect gold-plated TNC connector at the antenna’s base. It requires no separate power cable. The antenna’s single-cable design fits newer receivers, and a separate SRS-1 adapter retrofits to older, dual input models. Optional 35’, 50’, 90’ and 135’ cable kits are available.

Shakespeare’s Galaxy SRA-40 Satellite Radio Antenna has a limited 1-year warranty and a suggested retail price of just $109.95. The SM-30 Mounting Kit costs $20.95. Contract them directly or visit their web site for more information.

803-227-1590 www.shakespeare-marine.com.

Pet Naturals

Most RV’ers travel and share the road with their pets. But when you travel with your dog, or dogs, do you ever notice them exhibiting separation anxiety? Nervousness? Pacing? When pets can’t adapt to stress it can lead to nervousness, hyperactivity, excess barking, abnormal urine marking, and destructive or aggressive behavior.

Calming Soft Chews for Dogs by Pet Naturals of Vermont helps pet owners to manage behavioral problems in pets without affecting their animal’s emotional balance and personality. It contains a combination of ingredients not found in other calming formulas, which help to reduce behavior problems associated with stressful situations. Calming Soft Chews have a delicious chicken liver flavor that dogs love! Visit the Pet Naturals web site for package size and pricing.

www.petnaturals.com 888-340-1995