Kit Adds Braking Power
Pacbrake has introduced the new PRXB exhaust brake kit for Ford 7.3L Powerstroke diesel trucks. The new device has been engineered to apply constant backpressure as engine speeds change, maintaining optimum retarding performance through the entire RPM range. The effect is to improve driver safety and control.
The manufacturer says the PRXB will decrease the number of brake relines by as many as five times over the life of the vehicle, saving as much as $7,500 in maintenance costs. Suggested retail price of the kit is $1,200. For information, contact Pacbrake, P. O. Box 1822, 250 H. St., Blaine, WA 98231-1822. Phone (800) 663-0096 or see www.pacbrake.com.
Monitor Keeps Track of Fuel
The TRAX II-FMS Fuel Monitoring System from Transfer Flow is a device that informs the vehicle driver about fuel consumption and the operation of the fuel system. The dash-mounted LCD display shows the number of gallons remaining in the tank, miles per gallon, fuel consumption rate, and the distance and time before the tank runs empty.
The system also allows the driver to keep up-to-date with detailed information on a trip, calculating such details as the distance traveled, average speed, average fuel economy, and the cost of fuel since the trip began. The device also alerts the driver if there is any problem with the fuel system. Transfer Flow’s TRAX II-FMS is available for 1995 and newer fuel injected gas vehicles equipped with an electronic speed sensor. Suggested retail price is $249.99. For more information, contact Transfer Flow at (800) 442-0056 or see www.transferflow.com.
Pontoon Adds Plastic Seat
The ODC Super Sport from The Creek Company of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, is a one-person pontoon boat designed for fishermen. It comes with 8-foot long pontoons with a plastic molded seat and pinnable oarlock stations. The boat can be maneuvered with fins for hands-free fishing.
The boat has side cargo pockets and a stripping apron for catching fly line. The manufacturer says the boat can be assembled and disassembled in minutes and fits in the trunk of a car. It has a weight capacity of 375 pounds. Suggested retail price is $299.99. For information, contact The Creek Company, P. O. Box 773892, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. Phone (800) 843-8454 or see www.creekcompany.com.
Pet Loader Safeguards Dogs
The Pet Loader is a stair system that helps dogs enter an SUV, van, truck, trailer or camper without risking the injuries that can result when a dog tries to jump into a vehicle. The device is especially useful for dogs that are older or handicapped.
The Pet Loader consists of 18-inch wide retractable platforms that can be extended to form stairs. Marine grade mildew-resistant carpeting gives the dog good traction, even in wet weather. The Pet Loader folds to become just 22 inches long and 7.5 inches high, small enough to fit in the under-the-seat compartment of many vans. The Pet Loader sells for $159. For information, contact A’WEGO Enterprises, P. O. Box 27, Caledonia, IL 61011. Phone (800) 805-0819 or see www.petloader.com.Research Campgrounds, Plan RV Safe Routes & Turn your phone into an RV GPS.
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