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Old 06-11-2013, 11:07 PM   #15
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Nut driver, (to remove cover) Jumper wire and schematic for which wire to jump on the stupid 'fridge when you get the NOCO code at 4am.. stupid fridge..
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:07 AM   #17
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:16 AM   #18
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Power Probe 3, hands down fastest tool for diagnosing any 12V problem. Great videos on You Tube for training.
I second that! Power Probe 3 is a must have! Then maybe bailing wire, duct tape and some Hubba Bubba. JK
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:47 AM   #19
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Power Probe 3, hands down fastest tool for diagnosing any 12V problem. Great videos on You Tube for training.
I am curious why you think this would be better than a good multimeter. For what one of these costs you can buy a decent FLUKE VOM and do the same things plus current readings. Is there something about this unit I am not seeing. ?
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:51 AM   #20
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12 volt lithium drill kit. I buy ridgid because they warranty everything including the batteries for life. This is a relatively small drill and flashlight with two batteries and charger. It is much better to use the drill and screwdriver/nutdriver to get into some things than spend 10minutes plus removing a bunch of screws.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:11 AM   #21
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My Fluke Multimeter steals the show. In a motorhome there is always something electrical giving you grief,,, It allows me to diagnose the problem and get a repair (or a quick fix) done.

Don't leave home without one!!

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Old 06-12-2013, 05:18 AM   #22
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If most important is a the thing I use the most then it is screw driver with multi blades.

If most important is the thing I cannot do without then; Manuals, diagrams, schematics and trouble shooting tips and IRV2, the things that tell me how to fix stuff I know little about.
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What is your most important tool in your RV tool chest? I finally got a 1" long socket for my hot water tank drain plug after years of messing with a crescent wrench on a plastic plug
I carry a tool box, multimeter etc and they are all a must but I also carry a 1" drive socket, breaker bar and a 4' cheater bar to check my lug nuts. I had new front brakes installed in April, when I got to Utah in May, my son helped me check the lug nuts and sure enough 1 was coming loose. It pays to check.
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What is a BFH ???? Come on guys enough with the jargon.
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I won't put it all but as I know it it's a Big [moderator edit] Hammer. That said I carry a BFH
I was wondering what it was as well. So I Googled it. Surely it doesn't mean "Big Fat Head" does it? Or "Baby Friendly Hospital"? Or "Bus Fare Home"? The other explanations for BFH were not words I feel comfortable using in this fine forum so I won't.
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BFS = Big... "Fine"... Hammer ...Commonly used to bash the heck out of whatever is stuck, rusted, or otherwise messing up your day. Not necessarily the best tool for the job, but often unusually satisfying to use...

My BFH is sometimes used together with my BFS -- Big "Fine" Screwdriver that's big and tough enough to use as a chisel, prybar, lever and anything else a screwdriver isn't meant for. I've lost count of how many stuck fasteners I've busted loose with that combo plus a liberal application of PB Blaster (Another must-have...).
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For me the most used tool would be Thom.
And for Thom his most used tools would his Swiss Army multi tool that I got him I don't even know how many years ago for Christmas and then I think it's FLUKE meter.
He does have a tool box or 3 filled with tools that he will use on occasion but those are his 2 that he uses the most I think.
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My Fluke Multimeter steals the show. In a motorhome there is always something electrical giving you grief,,, It allows me to diagnose the problem and get a repair (or a quick fix) done.

Don't leave home without one!!

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I have a cheap Harbor Freight multi meter. After reading this thread I thought it might be time to upgrade to a Fluke multi meter.... Holy cow, they are expensive!!

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