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TireMinder (by Minder Research, Inc.)

TireMinder - Minder Research, Inc.Minder Research, Inc. has introduced the TireMinder® Wireless TMG400C and TMG500HD TPMS for RVs, motorhomes and motor coaches (up to 22 wheels.) The systems are designed to continuously monitor tire pressure and temperature, and offer both visual and audible warnings if pressure drops or if temperature exceeds 167F (blow-out warning.)

The TMG400C (0 to 145 psi) includes four screw-on pressure/temperature transmitters with replaceable lithium batteries. The TMG500HD (0-233 psi) includes six permanently sealed transmitters with a five-year minimum life expectancy. Both include an easy to read monitor, multi-angle bracket, and a 12/24-volt car charger.

For more information, please contact Minder Research, Inc. at (772) 463-6522, or via their web site: www.MinderResearch.com.

Tankless Electric Water Heaters (by Rheem)

Tankless Electric Water Heaters - RheemBoat and RV owners can now have hot water on demand while they are out and about thanks to Rheem's addition of the Tankless Electric Water Heaters to its expansive line of water heating products. Capable of providing nearly instantaneous hot water, Rheem Tankless Electric Water Heaters provide the energy and water savings that homeowners demand in a durable, compact product that fits in most any space.

An energy-saving feature of Rheem Tankless Electric Water Heaters is the unit's voltage modulation feature. The water heater only uses energy when a demand for hot water is made, helping to save on power bills. Rheem Tankless Electric Water Heaters can also help reduce water usage by providing nearly instantaneous hot water, eliminating the cold water wasted while waiting for warm water to reach the user.

Rheem Tankless Electric Water Heaters come pre-wired, making installation easy– there's no need to open the unit. A temperature control knob is located on the outside of the unit along with an LED light that indicates when the heat elements are active, making this one of the most user-friendly products on the market.

Rheem Tankless Electric Water Heaters feature a compact, durable design that can be installed anywhere hot water is needed, including homes, apartments, condos, hospitals, recreational vehicles and boats. The all-metal housing reduces the risk of accidental breakage associated with plastic models. Ranging in size from about the size of a cigar box to a large shoe box and weighing 6-12 pounds, the Rheem Tankless Electric Water Heater is available in six capacities ranging from a 3 kW 110 volt model, perfect for hot water at a bathroom vanity, to a 27 kW 240 volt model, capable of providing hot water for an entire home. Rheem Tankless Electric Water Heaters feature a durable copper and brass heat exchanger, which is protected by a 10-year heat exchanger warranty. Rheem Tankless Electric Water Heaters are also protected by a one-year limited parts warranty. For more information, visit www.rheem.com.

Lance Model 1181 (by Lance Camper)

Lance Model 1181 - Lance CamperThe new 2011 Lance Model 1181 has been introduced and features nearly every option offered by Lance. The 1181 is a rear entry 11'6" Cabover truck camper with fiberglass siding, all aluminum construction, single slide out and a TPO roof. The camper is designed to be paired with a 1-ton dual rear wheel or larger full size truck. This camper rolled out of the Lance facility on 5/19/2010 with a destination of Galaxy Campers in Southern California. The camper was inspected and set up for customer delivery by Galaxy Campers on Saturday May 22nd 2010. Eric Dye and the LOA took delivery of the camper on May 23rd 2010. The truck it is paired with is a 2003 Chevrolet 3500 diesel, dual rear wheel, full size pick up truck.The truck is outfitted with air bag suspension, Hellwig rear sway bar, Happijac front tie downs, Torklift rear tie downs and Torklift Fast Gun turnbuckle system.

This is a flagship camper and will, no doubt, bring Eric Dye and the Lance Owners of America many years of Lance camping fun.

Lance Owners of America: The Lance Owners of America is an organization that unites the owners of Lance campers and provides information and support to its members. The goal of the LOA is to provide the Lance owner community with valuable, up to date, information to help make their truck camping experience a great one. The Lance Owners of America has been in existence since March of 2000 and has members all over the US and Canada. The LOA has an online presence at www.lanceowners.org with a very active forum, member photo albums, online store and much more.

Sea Kayak Adventures

Sea Kayak Adventures, Inc. invites outdoor-minded folks to join its five and six-day fully guided paddling trips through the wilds of British Columbia's Johnstone Strait off northern Vancouver Island. This narrow sheltered orca freeway is world renowned for its summer congregations of hundreds of "killer whales" following the salmon runs funneled from the sea into this specific area. In fact, Canada is the first and only country in the world to establish and maintain an orca preserve there. The Michael Biggs Robson Bight Orca Preserve is set aside specifically for this unique species called "northern resident orcas."

Participants will paddle two-person sea kayaks through the glacier-carved waterways between Vancouver Island and the rugged mountains of mainland British Columbia. Along the way, they'll get close to wild orcas, as the strait is a traditional gathering place for these whales. Guides scan the calm waters for spouts and point out whale behavior. Bald eagles dot the towering trees along the shore, feasting as do the orcas on the prolific salmon runs here.

The group will also explore the area's rainforest on foot, visit the ancient First Nations sites, visit orca researchers and hopefully glimpse a black bear from their kayaks. Each night, they'll camp on secluded island beaches where they can watch orcas from their tents.

Trips depart from Port McNeill on Vancouver Island BC Canada – weekly Aug, 2010 (5-6 days paddling; USD $1,295-1,395/person). The price includes camping and kayaking equipment, meals, kayaking instruction and guide services. Youth get 10% of the above prices. 12% HST tax and airfare not included. For further information contact Sea Kayak Adventures, tel. (800) 616-1943, or access their web site at www.seakayakadventures.com.

Microsoft Streets & Trips

Microsoft Streets & TripsWith 1.7 million points of interest such as hotels, restaurants and national parks, the new version of Microsoft Streets & Trips is a great way to handle every aspect of a trip from beginning to end. With a fuel consumption manager, free road construction updates, and more ways to customize maps and routes, families can save money and time while planning trips according to their preferences. Once the trip is planned, travelers can quickly and easily send their route information directly to their handheld GPS device. They can also share their route information with others; according to the American Red Cross, travelers should provide a friend or loved one with an itinerary for the trip, including the planned route and departure and arrival times. Consumers can use Microsoft Streets & Trips to easily e-mail an itinerary to friends and family — a great tool for communicating trip plans to those sharing the adventure or those waiting to welcome the family home.

Once on the road, spoken street names and Voice-Prompted Directions will smoothly guide families to their destination. If they get off route, Automatic Re-Routing helps consumers get back on track after a wrong turn, which can decrease wasted gas and save valuable time. If they need to make an unexpected stop, the software's Find Nearby Places feature allows travelers to search a radius up to 50 miles to find select points of interest such as ATMs, hotels, mechanics, pharmacies and more. For more information, visit www.microsoft.com/streets/travel.