Kids can drive on their beds
Is it entertainment or a fun way to get kids to make their beds? It could be both.
Many youngsters love playing with toy cars and trucks, and now they can do so with the Road Map Duvet and Pillowcase Set from Uncommon Goods.
Printed on each twin-size cover is a maze of roads, roundabouts and vehicle illustrations to fill their imaginations. Search “Road Map Duvet and Pillowcase Set” at yauthentia.com. The cost is $158 with the website indicating free shipping to Canada.
Granted an extension
If you tote building materials, carpeting or other items that extend well past your truck’s lowered tailgate, then it’s time for help.
The American Tail-Mate from Truck Covers USA keeps these loads from resting on the tailgate and potentially causing damage to both your vehicle and your cargo. The load extender attaches to a Class III hitch and provides up to 30 inches (76 centimetres) of additional load-carrying length.
The Tail-Mate’s tubular beam can support up to 1,000 pounds (450 kilograms) of extra-long cargo, up to 51 inches (129cm) wide. The product is carried by several online resellers in the $350 to $400 range, plus shipping. Find out detailed product info at truckcoversusa.com.
Top up with fewer spills
Funnels are great until whatever you’re filling up is full, and there’s still liquid in the funnel … and then the entire contents of the funnel winds up on the ground.
The No-Mess Funnel (part number 68068) from Proform Tools helps prevent overspills with a patented ball-and-hook design that opens up the funnel spout to allow virtually any type of liquid to flow.
Once maximum capacity is reached, removing the funnel instantly closes the opening, allowing leftover fluid still in the funnel to be returned to the container. Purchase a Proform No-Mess Funnel for $18 from amazon.ca.
Hit the road
For people who love the open road, “100 Drives, 5000 Ideas” is authored by global travel writer Joe Yogerst for National Geographic magazine.
The spiral-bound soft-cover book offers a wealth of where-to-go information and suggestions for planning your next road adventure.
His 100 suggested drives covers all 10 Canadian provinces and all 50 U.S. states. Also included are recommended places to stay, things to see and do, plus other helpful travel tips. Obtain your copy for $34 from www.chapters.indigo.ca.
– written by Wheelbase Media