Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-29-2015, 10:38 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Shaky's Avatar
 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 183
Essential RV repair items.

Stuff happens when traveling and it usually happens miles from a proper repair shop. There are several items that are must haves.

1. Duct tape! If duct tape can't fix it nothing can.
2. Electricians tape.
3. Locktite. I use the blue.
4. Teflon Tape. The equivalent of duct tape only for hose fittings.
5. Hose clamps.
6. Antifreeze.

And last, but not least a simple tool kit. I also carry a Leatherman. Simple items that can save your bacon if you are mechanically inlined.

For those that don't know the first thing about a tool, or duct tape there's always AAA RV Plus, or Coach net. I carry both for those "I just can't handle it" emergencies.
__________________

__________________
'97 Pace Arrow Vision 36 with Tag Axel, Ford 460 with Banks Power Pack. 2000 Jeep Wrangler Toad, one miniature schnauzer that rules the roost and a wife that enjoys traveling. Retired FTCS (SS) USN and loving it. FMCA#461483
Shaky is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-29-2015, 10:51 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
kjackson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 276
Don't forget zip ties!!
__________________

__________________
Chasing 70 (degrees F) in a 2004 Travel Supreme MH, 2015 Jeep Wrangler, mountain bikes, hiking boots and swim shorts.
kjackson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2015, 10:55 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Gordon Dewald's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 10,164
Credit card, Auto Club Card, cel phone.
__________________
Gordon and Janet
Tour 42QD/inTech Stacker
Gordon Dewald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2015, 11:04 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 370
Mobile access to iRV2 and other internet resources.
__________________
2003 Itasca Sunrise 32v F53
Okiedoke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2015, 11:48 AM   #5
Senior Member - DIYer
 
Waiter21's Avatar


 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: NW Ohio
Posts: 3,387
Old belts and hoses, When I change them, I always carry the old one with me as a spare.

Spark plugs
Ignition coil
U joint
Tools ( don;t forget breaker bar )
jack
1 gallon air compressor
duct tape
hose clamps
assorted wire
5 gallon gas can
oil
tranny fluid
axle grease
assortment of nuts, bolts, washers, cotter pins, etc (the junk box)

Over the years, I find I'm helping someone else who's broke down, as Mine will never break with all the stuff I carry.
__________________
1999 Fleetwood Southwind 35S (Ford F53 6.8L V10) - Toad 2003 Saturn Vue.
(www.1999Southwind.com)

It won't do MACH 2, but I can get a sandwich and take a pee.
Waiter21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2015, 02:23 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
MattC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 459
Nobody has mentioned soft iron wire. aka mechanic's wire, bailing wire, Re-bar wire. It is really good for tying up things that are too hot or need more strength than zip-ties.

Matt
__________________
A lifelong waterman and his bride going dry places for as long as the fuel money lasts.
MattC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2015, 02:29 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
jondrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Orlando
Posts: 1,841
Broke the latch holder on one of my basement storage doors. Luckily I had two self tapping sheet metal screws and my drill/ driver
__________________
2015 Fleetwood Discovery 40G
2014 CRV w/EZ Tow
jondrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2015, 02:43 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Skip426's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Powell River, B.C.
Posts: 14,971
Multi-meter; for those electrical gremlins, that just won't go away.
__________________
99DSDP 3884, Freightliner, XC, CAT 3126B, 300 HP /ALLISON 3060
2000 Caravan toad, Remco & Blue Ox.
Skip426 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2015, 07:43 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
jacwjames's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 4,597
I keep a small tool box with a variety of nut/bolts/screws, fuses & electrical connectors, and spare latches for doors/drawers.
__________________
Jim J
2002 Monaco Windsor 38 PKD
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee w/5.7 Hemi
jacwjames is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2015, 07:52 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
T Gibson's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Frederick, Maryland
Posts: 233
Yellow micro towels, tarp, bar, socket set's, electrical box (meter, strippers, connectors, wire ties, spool wire 12-14), oil filter, air filter and some replacement fluids for all fluids. Way more than I should.
__________________
2 of us + 1 rescue, Sadie (not sure who rescued who)
Toad: 11' 2dr Jeep Wrangler, 2010 Fit Sport
11' Bay Star 3302,11' Alpine 3555RL 40' 5er
T Gibson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2015, 08:29 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Orange Beach, Alabama
Posts: 123
I only thought I was prepared! I have no Duct tape!! I never leave home without tools, multi-meter, etc. I have had to change oil in Walmart parking lots and at road side pick- nic areas. I try to anticipate what I need.

Being new to this RV (couple of years) scene, was just wondering if there is any type "signal," or method to alert my fellow rv's if you are broke down and need some type assisstance if passer-bys are able to?
__________________
winnbrave1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2015, 05:43 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Gordon Dewald's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 10,164
Quote:
Originally Posted by winnbrave1 View Post
I only thought I was prepared! I have no Duct tape!! I never leave home without tools, multi-meter, etc. I have had to change oil in Walmart parking lots and at road side pick- nic areas. I try to anticipate what I need.

Being new to this RV (couple of years) scene, was just wondering if there is any type "signal," or method to alert my fellow rv's if you are broke down and need some type assisstance if passer-bys are able to?
What would cause to to have to change oil in a Walmart or picnic parking area? That would be the most uncomfortable place to change oil.

Hope you are not dumping the used oil down the storm drains.
__________________
Gordon and Janet
Tour 42QD/inTech Stacker
Gordon Dewald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2015, 05:54 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Aransas Pass, TX
Posts: 251
Quote:
Originally Posted by winnbrave1 View Post
I only thought I was prepared! I have no Duct tape!! I never leave home without tools, multi-meter, etc. I have had to change oil in Walmart parking lots and at road side pick- nic areas. I try to anticipate what I need.

Being new to this RV (couple of years) scene, was just wondering if there is any type "signal," or method to alert my fellow rv's if you are broke down and need some type assisstance if passer-bys are able to?
Get some truckers warning triangles if you don't already have them. That's plenty of notice thet yer broke...
__________________
HoneyBadger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2015, 06:06 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: On the Road
Posts: 1,358
You can get the triangles at Harbor Freight, Northern Tool etc cheap. I've now moved up from duct tape to gorilla tape-it stays stuck.


2005 Country Coach Inspire, C9 CAT
__________________

__________________
2012 Nu Wa 363RSBDA
2016 Ford F-350 Dually 6.7
Duoglide1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
repair



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to Repair minor delamination? broadsword Class A Motorhome Discussions 7 04-01-2014 07:30 AM
American Coach: 05 Revolution repair log : stardate 3-17-14 plasma800 Fleetwood Products Owner's Forum 22 03-25-2014 12:00 PM
Area repair shops? Sthwindrider Mid-Atlantic Region 3 03-09-2014 12:36 PM
Body Repair Berlin Kid Palazzo Motorhomes 5 02-22-2014 12:36 PM
Onan genset issue, code 32, $1500 repair? Shadow520 RV Systems & Appliances 5 11-18-2013 11:48 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.