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Easy Access, Capacity and Security Combine in New Rainier Bike Rack

StowAway2 Rainier Bike Rack

StowAway2 Cargo Carriers is proud to announce the release of its new Rainier Bike Rack. The Rainier is a hitch mounted bike rack that lets you have it all: easy access to the rear of your vehicle, a cargo rack for your extra gear, and premium security features.

Portland, OR (PRWEB) September 14, 2008 -- StowAway2 Cargo Carriers is proud to announce the release of its new Rainier Bike Rack. "The Rainier incorporates everything that our customers have been telling us they want in a full-function bike rack - not just a place for their bikes but also room for their bike gear," said StowAway2 President Jim Stewart. "The Rainier lets you have it all: easy access to the rear of your vehicle, a place for your extra gear, and the security features that you expect from a premium bike rack."

The Rainier mounts on all Class III/IV 2The Rainier stands above the pack thanks to its versatility. StowAway2's patented and rugged swingaway frame enables the Rainier to swing out for clear access to the rear of your vehicle -- even when the bike rack and cargo basket are fully loaded. The frame pivots a full 180 degrees for total clearance on both liftgates and van doors. Best of all, the racks are interchangeable: the bike post can be removed for those trips where the bikes don't come along and the cargo rack can be removed if you only need to bring the bikes.

Like its name suggests, the Rainier offers ample room for all your bike helmets, tools and other gear. Its cargo rack measures 53" x 25" x 5" and it can carry up to 200 pounds (bikes and gear). The Rainier mounts on all Class III/IV 2" hitch receivers, making it the perfect addition for most SUVs, minivans, trucks and RVs.

The Rainier wouldn't be complete without all the extra touches that you expect from a high-end bike rack. "We've added a keyed-alike security cable and hitch lock to prevent theft and included our popular Hitch-Coupling Tightener to eliminate hitch wobble," said Stewart. "With these additions, we think the Rainier is the most functional, versatile and secure bike rack available today."

The StowAway2 Rainier Bike Rack is priced at $499.00 and is available from StowAway2.com and several online retailers, including FastTrackRacks.com. To view an online image gallery of the StowAway2 Rainier, go to: StowAway2 Rainier Showroom

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PU-Products Qwik Rax System

PU‐Products, LLC  is pleased to announce our newest product:  THE QWIK RAX SYSTEM   

Designed specifically to hold our exclusive 5‐gallon, 2 handled utility jug securely in a variety of mounting applications and not to forget Jerry Cans, Coolers, Bikes! 

The QWIK RAX JUG HOLDER holds the jug in place by utilizing the indented ribs of the utility jug. Made of 1 inch, formed steel tubing and powder coated in black, the QWIK RAX features several 5/16 inch holes on three sides and the bottom so that it can be mounted almost anywhere and in any direction. For example, on a tailgate, truck bed, outside or inside an off‐road vehicle and more.

Two or more QWIK RAX can be mounted next to each other to create a ‘bank’ of jugs! A locking steel handle secures the jug and the variety of slots and holes, will allow you to use stretch straps, such as our ROK™Straps.

The QWIK RAX can also be paired with our Spare Back Board Strap-on. Mounts quickly in under 3 minutes over your spare tire on most all vehicles. Allowing you to carry your cooler and extra jug easily and securely on the back of your Jeep, F.J., Suzuki, Hummer and other vehicles.

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Safety at it's "Level" Best

KENT, WA, April 01, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Torklift International, creator of the original Stableload for Ford and Dodge trucks, is pleased to announce the release of its Chevy/GMC rendition of the popular suspension accessory.

"The Chevy/GMC Stableload has skyrocketed into the top 10 on our bestseller list in the month since it's debut. This is a product that has appealed to everyone moving a heavy load." says Jay Taylor, General Manager for the Kent-based company. "With the Chevy/GMC version of the Stableload, Torklift has really taken suspension apparatus engagement to the next level."

The new Chevy/GMC Stableload (specs and image available at http://www.torklift.com) improves on Torklift's earlier Ford/Dodge Stableload by adding two further directions of adjustability. The Chevy/GMC Stableload is adjustable side to side as well as front to back for a more accurate leveling of the load. This unique four-way adjustability allows the user to keep the vehicle level in all directions. The Chevy/GMC Stableload is designed to work with or without aftermarket airbag overloads. Unlike airbags, the Chevy/GMC Stableload does not increase the vehicle's load capacity. Rather, the Stableload significantly improves handling characteristics by taking the energy incorporated in the suspension apparatus and activating it sooner. Essentially, it engages the factory overload springs sooner in order to provide a more safe and secure ride. In addition to reducing sway, body roll, and bucking (often associated with the loss of control leading to accidents), the Chevy/GMC Stableload keeps the vehicle level. A level vehicle has the additional benefit of improved breaking and reduced stopping distance, maintaining correct front-end alignment.

Stableload installation is designed to be quick and easy, taking roughly 30 minutes to set up all four units on a truck. It's priced about a third of the cost of other overload and suspension upgrade products, making it a cost-effective leveling option. Like all other Torklift products, the Chevy/GMC Stableload will be produced at the company's headquarters in Kent, WA but should be available anywhere in the US or Canada within 48 hours of ordering. The product number is A7300 and prices start at $173.25. All in all, the Chevy/GMC Stableload offers consumers who are hauling or towing heavier loads peace of mind and a safer ride.

For more information contact Jessie May at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 1-800-246-8132 ext. 12.

About Torklift International

Headquartered in Kent, Washington, Torklift International is the market leader in the United States for high-end aftermarket accessories such as hitches, suspension accessories, turnbuckles, wiring harnesses, and tie downs. All of their products are 100% made in Kent, WA utilizing materials made in the United States. Their full line of products, including the new Chevy/GMC Stableload is available for review at http://www.torklift.com.

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4 Wheel Parts Introduces a New Line of Extang Tonneau Covers for Pickup Trucks

Tonneau covers can be a priceless asset to have for a truck and 4 Wheel Parts wants to make sure everyone can get the tonneau cover that is perfect for them. By adding a new line of Extang Tonneau covers to our inventory, 4 Wheel Parts offers a variety that is unparalleled so everyone is guaranteed to find the best one for his or her truck bed.

Compton, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2009 -- 4 Wheel Parts, the nation's largest distributor of off road parts and accessories for trucks, Jeeps, and SUVs, announces the launch of a new line of quality tonneau covers by Extang. An Extang tonneau cover offers a number of benefits including up to 10% increased gas mileage, weather resistance for all climates, and a quick no-drill installation.

If someone has been looking for a tonneau cover for a truck, they can't go wrong with Extang. With such a wide variety, there's sure to be one for every type of application. The off-roader on-the-go can benefit from any one of Extang's roll-up tonneau covers, which provide quick and easy access to the truck bed. There's no time wasted unfastening or securing. Instead, this tonneau cover allows the owner to get in, get their cargo, and get on with their life.

Or maybe someone carries larger cargo in their truck bed and needs the option of transporting objects that are too big to go underneath the tonneau cover. In that case, an Extang folding tonneau cover is the perfect fit. These truck bed covers are divided into multiple panels that fold up to rest against the cab, providing the owner with full access to the truck bed. This makes it so much easier, allowing for transportation of large cargo without having to remove the tonneau cover. When the job is done, just fold it back down to protect any remaining cargo in the truck bed.

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Light and Bright is Best for Road Safety

Light and brightly coloured cars are more likely to help you to be seen on the roads according to new research by NRMA Insurance.

Sydney, NSW December 5, 2008 -- Light and brightly coloured cars are more likely to help you to be seen on the roads according to new research by NRMA Insurance.

The results show that light and brightly coloured cars such as white, yellow, beige and red are involved in around 10 per cent fewer crashes than dark coloured cars such as black, green and blue.*

NRMA Insurance spokesperson Adam Macbeth said the car insurance research indicates that lightly coloured cars are more visible and potentially a safer option for car buyers.

"We also found that the average cost of repairs for light coloured cars is less than dark coloured cars, which may suggest they may be involved in less severe accidents," he said.

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