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Old 02-11-2007, 08:57 AM   #1
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Based on everyones list, any thing new or special? My tools are the usual socket set, wrenchs, clamps, drill, etc. .......any unusal sizes/tools that have bailed you out of a bad situation?
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Based on everyones list, any thing new or special? My tools are the usual socket set, wrenchs, clamps, drill, etc. .......any unusal sizes/tools that have bailed you out of a bad situation?
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Old 02-11-2007, 09:41 AM   #3
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Jerry, as GaryKD has mentioned on these forums in recent days,I would invest in some various size blade fuses. I went to PepBoys and bought a huge assortment of all kinds of fuses,but that's just me...

Duct tape.... fixes most everything right?

I also have an assorted set of crimp fittings,a nice spring loaded wire stripper and some heat shrink tubing...Don't forget something to crimp with as well.
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Bob, I have a good supply of blade fuses (5 amp - 30 amp. both micro and std. size). I had to go to Napa, Walmart and Radio Shack to complete my collection. I do not have any of the very large blade fuses. What would I use the shrink tubing for?

When your Essex slide would not slide in, do you remember if an oversize socket was needed.

I am usually the guy at the camp ground giving out parts to the people that don't plan.

Bungy cords and C clamps came in handy when my rear chassis filter service area / cover cracked and was dragging.
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Jerry,
Besides the basics mentioned in your OP and a complete set (or more) of fuses, consider:
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<LI>box end driver for those automotive trim screws
<LI>safety road kit with the orange triangles
<LI>small jar filled with a variety of electrical connections
<LI>super champs
<LI>wire (green and red) #14
<LI>small jar filled with an assortment of screws, nuts, botls and washers
<LI>replacement 12V bulbs (not all bulbs but a variety that will keep the irritation down until you can get to a supply point
<LI>in addition to duct tape, different kinds of sealing tape
<LI>package of etrnabond
<LI>set of allen/hex wrenches
<LI>whatever you use to clean the front of the coach and lots of it.
<LI>lots of rags and microfiber cloths
<LI>whatever you use to clean the outside windows
<LI>what ever glues and epoxies you use. I carry three different types
<LI>RV caulk and a caulk gun
<LI>3 or 4' crow bar
<LI>compressor that will deliver 30 psi more than you put in your tires. And associated hoses and ends.
<LI>enough blocking material (12"X12"X2") of wood or plastic that makes you comfortable you can insulate the coach from lightening (metal jacks ground your coach) and have the coach level
<LI>8 quarts of oil (in quart containers)
<LI>one gallon of antifreeze (gallon container)
<LI>batteries for the flashlight(s)[/list]I do not have access to my coach so this is from memory.
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Jerry, I am relatively certain a large socket wouldn't have helped me as the slide,if I remember correctly, goes in and out on a threaded rod on each side.
I can look at an EXDP in the morning in building 11,or maybe Peter can confirm.

As far as the shrink tubing,I carry a soldering iron and I cover all those soldered connections with shrink tubing.

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Let me add some items for emergency plumbing repair...
...a couple of Flair-It couplers (to repair a leaky section of PEX)
...a 5' length of PEX tube
...and a couple of ˝" male-male fittings (these are on the rear side of the your water heater, and are known to break occasionally)
...an assortment of wire ties (zip ties)

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Did you repair or replace the cracked cover in the filter service area. I have a 06 4301 and my cover cracked last week coming through St. Augustine, Fl. I have it clamped in place with a c-clamp at the moment, hoping it will last until we get back to Md. late March.
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In addition to tools, I carry 2 sets of fuel and oil filters, one air filter, 2 gallons of oil and coolant.
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Old 02-13-2007, 05:18 PM   #10
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Newmar replaced the cracked cover. Not sure how many miles I dragged it, but fortunately I had clamps and bungy cords on hand. I purchased small C clamps to hold the replacement cover in place in the event the factory knob fasteners fail again.
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With regard to the filter cover,I chose to replace the factory supplied knobs with long bolts. I used a flat washer on the outside and screwed the bolt through the threaded nut that was mounted on the inside,then used a lock washer and a nut on the other side of the mounted nut...Won't ever have to worry about those knobs again...
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The problem I had with my cove is it broke around where the factory knob holds it on. A piece about 3 inches long broke off. The piece is still there with the factory knob.
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My cover also failed around the knobs. This is why I have installed small c clamps around the perimeter.
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re:filter cover,
Sounds like my mod is is like Bob's. I used sst cap screws with fender washers on the outside and nylock nuts on the backside.

Is Newmar still using those worthless knobs?

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