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Old 02-21-2009, 08:11 PM   #1
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Other than basic tools, fuses/relays, extra fuel filter, extra belt... what should I plan to take along in the motorhome? I tend to take way too many tools, assorted fasteners, etc...

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Old 02-21-2009, 10:44 PM   #2
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I seem to take a lot of tools, but if you can't, take money!
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Old 02-22-2009, 03:39 AM   #3
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Other than basic tools, fuses/relays, extra fuel filter, extra belt... what should I plan to take along in the motorhome? I tend to take way too many tools, assorted fasteners, etc...

Brad
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A good volt/ohm meter.
Air hose with chucks.
Battery powered drill.
Maybe a 12 ton bottle jack.
I carry a creeper.
Some folks carry air tools.

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Old 02-22-2009, 06:02 AM   #4
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Hi bthode,
I've also found that a small hacksaw and a Dremel tool can come in real handy sometimes. The hardest thing for me to do was to pick out what to bring from my large tool set in my garage when I decided to go fulltime. Now everything is in storage after selling the stickhouse. Actually just two 5x6x8 foot crates worth of stuff that we didn't think that we could get rid of. Now we don't miss it at all and wish we sold a bunch more stuff in our multiple garage sales....uhhhh....but I digress....about tools...I found that you can buy from most companies like Husky or Craftsman, a nice compact tool set that folds compactly flat with most of the generic tools and a 3/4 inch socket set. I havn't had to deal with anything over 3/4 inches and probably have a service company deal with that sort of problem.

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Old 02-22-2009, 06:50 AM   #5
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I took off originally with minimal tools and buy them as I need them. Most of the stuff I do seems to be installing toys inside the MH. I bought a small wood saw and a small hack saw along the way. Duct tape and a 12v connector set. I seem to have a good selection of spray lubricants and glues. Cordless drill with bits. Otherwise, the great thing about America is that you are never far from a hardware store or Sears.
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One of the butane soldering guns has come in handy. I buy those clear plastic storage tubes with the colored ends (come in various sizes) from Home Depot and store the soldering gun, solder, tips, shrink tube and other related items in a single tube.

The soldering gun is handy if/when you have an issue with a tow vehicle connection or other wiring issue.
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:44 AM   #7
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Be realistic about what you can and should do while on the road.

My tool kit include a set of hand tools in a molded plastic case that folds up into a compact package (bought at Costco), a cheap saber saw and cordless drill, a few misc. fasteners, a volt-ohm-meter (essential for trouble shooting electrical problems), electrical crimp-on connecters and a crimping tool. Make sure you have a driver for #2 square head screws, as these are used throughout the coach.

A good variety of all the fuses used throughout the coach is important and it's nice to have a few of the common light bulbs used in the coach.

And, remember, you're never very far from a Home Depot, Lowes, Ace Hardware, etc.

Loading up on a bunch of tools and supplies that you'll probably never use on the road adds lots of additional weight and takes up valuable storage space.
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Assortment of screwdrivers, a hammer and the biggest role of duct tape you can find.
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I carry an electrical test light along with a meter/tester and a 12 gauge jumper wire with alligator clips on the ends. Complete extra belts and a set of fuel filters. Otherwise, just the normal; sockets wrenches screwdrivers and asst pliers. Oh, and crimp-on solderless connections like above. (and don't forget the vise-grips either)
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:25 PM   #10
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All the responses have some good advice. It always been my experince that I usually need something I didn't bring, so I bring way too much now. So bring all you have room for.

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The usual wrenches, sockets etc. multi-meter, zip-ty's, cordless drill with a ton of attachments, I have a cordless sawsall, exterior tape for sealing any leaks, spare fuses and bulbs,misc screws & bolts & hardware, oh and a BFH.
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In addition, I keep a good supply of some repair items,
Soldering iron,
wire nuts,
crimp type wire connectors and crimp tool
a few odds and ends of wire.
some wood screws,
sheetmetal screws
fuses
Electrical tape,
masking tape,
duct tape.
light bulbs,
tape measure

My wife keeps a small box with some sewing supplies to make clothing repairs...thread. needles. pins, safety pins, buttons, press on patches.

We also carry office supplies such as;
tape, pens and pencils,
paper,
envelopes,
ruler
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by RVRon:I carry an electrical test light along with a meter/tester and a 12 gauge jumper wire with alligator clips on the ends.



RVRon, I always carry a 12 volt test light, and jumper wire equipped with alligator clips too. And don't forget a roll of electrical tape.

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