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Old 05-24-2015, 05:23 PM   #1
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Class A Do I Yourselfers Tools

You Do It Yourselfers, how do you stow/carry your tools?

I have a large pile, trying to determine how to organize.


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Old 05-24-2015, 06:17 PM   #2
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That's always an issue when outfitting a MH. There's almost nothing that I won't attempt to fix but one can't take everything because of weight and space.

I mounted my tool box on slides and keep it in a front right side compartment. The propane tank is on the drivers side and I'm a bit heavier than the DW. So I'm off setting that weight by putting the tools under the DW's seat.

I have all the 1/2" D large sockets that I'd need to tighten shocks, wheels, etc. Also a torque wrench. Also have a 3/8" & 1/4" drive case and set of sockets which includes metric. One DVOM electrical meter. An assortment of screws, fasteners, fuses, screws, tape, screw driver with interchangeable tips. An assortment of waxes, glass cleaner, leather conditioner, 303, cleaners etc in a tub. Stuff to do electrical wiring and repairs. I also carry two battery operated drills and some bits. I have a 20-Ton bottle jack and some safety stands. Also just got a small air compressor. It will add air to a tire in a pinch. It may take 15 minutes but that's better than driving on a low tire. Also when I get air bags I can adjust air pressures.

If I don't have what I need I know I can either borrow from another camper or buy what I might need in a pinch. As time goes by you'll realize that some things you don't ever use so you can eventually leave them home.


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Old 05-24-2015, 06:19 PM   #3
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I carry a plastic Craftsman toolbox with pliers' wrenches, screwdrivers, hacksaw etc. In addition I have a small electrical kit, a rechargeable drill and a socket set.
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Old 05-24-2015, 06:30 PM   #4
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Given the size of your unit you can put in a decent tool box and a bin for the cans and bottles. ;-)
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Old 05-24-2015, 06:47 PM   #5
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I have two of those clear plastic boxes with lids ( 2x3x2 ft) Tools in one spare parts in the other. these fit neatly in the basement storage areas.
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Small plastic tool box plus separate socket and open end wrench sets in their own case.

Any thing else needed, borrow from your neighbors or use tools left at S&B.

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