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Old 06-12-2013, 09:22 AM   #29
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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. ?
You can check for power, ground and measure voltage. It also has two different audible tones; one for power and a different for ground. This helps locate intermittent issues because you can attach the probe to the circuit then start wiggling wiring and connections till you hear the tone or the tone stops sounding depending on the problem at hand. Most importantly in my opinion, you can easily energize a circuit to test it. You have to use one to REALLY understand. I was recently trying to explain to a coworker why it is so good and he really didn't understand, so I let him borrow it. He is now a believer! A multimeter has it's place, but for most issues that would be in my tool box next to my lab scope. Both of which see very little action.
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Funny stuff! But seriously, I carry a screwdriver kit that has various sizes flat, phillips and those pesky "square" bits necessary to work on most RV screws; a regular pliers; needle nose pliers; a pair of larger channel locks; a small and large side cutters; small and large crescent wrench; electrical wiring connector kit; roll of 16 gauge multi-strand wire; 12V circuit tester & a digital volt-ohm meter; a replacement fuse set (with the proper size fuses for your fuse panel(s)); standard (and/or metric is your coach has metric size bolts) socket wrench set; duct tape; small hack saw; AND A BFH!!!
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:57 AM   #31
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The one I need the most is the one I don't have in the tool bag.
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:23 AM   #32
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Everything

I carry tools for automotive, woodworking, electrical, electronic, and plumbing. A small electric driver kit as well as a big one. All sorts of driver bits and several drill bits. 2 rolls of duct tape, electricians tape, wire, distilled water, spares for the things that usually get left behind. All the schematics and manuals for the coach and everything in it. a small assortment of hammers ranging from LFH to MFH. (I've never needed a BFH)

About the only thing I don't carry is a lug nut wrench, breaker bar and a jack capable of lifting the coach. I'm not even going to attempt changing a flat tire! That's what roadside assistance and credit cards are for. (Oh my poor back!)

Oh, and a 4G hotspots for getting to this forum.
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Funny stuff! But seriously, I carry a screwdriver kit that has various sizes flat, phillips and those pesky "square" bits necessary to work on most RV screws; a regular pliers; needle nose pliers; a pair of larger channel locks; a small and large side cutters; small and large crescent wrench; electrical wiring connector kit; roll of 16 gauge multi-strand wire; 12V circuit tester & a digital volt-ohm meter; a replacement fuse set (with the proper size fuses for your fuse panel(s)); standard (and/or metric is your coach has metric size bolts) socket wrench set; duct tape; small hack saw; AND A BFH!!!
Hey...that above is exactly what I have in my tool boxes. I have 2 boxes for tools (1 inside and 1 in an exterior bin) because I need to use the screw drivers and pliers much more often than the other stuff.

Ditto about the "square" driver...also known as the Robertson or Scrulox...Just so common in RV's.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_screw_drives

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For me, my Coach-Net membership card & cell phone , although we do have an all-around, general purpose automotive kit w/a multitude of tools that I added a hammer & a roll of Duct-tape to.

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I carry about everything already posted including bailing wire and Guerrilla Tape. I did include a 24" breaker bar recently...not for the MH, but for the boat. But, the two most important devices that I would never leave home without....the credit card and the phone.
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Along with the HenWay (as mentioned earlier), I carry a HammerFor and they fix most everything and don't take up much space.
For the big jobs I pull out the muffler grease, wire stretchers, and prop wash.
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In addition to the normal hand tools, tape, meter, etc. I carry a small tarp in case I have to lay on the ground to fix something.
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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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X2........the HFMM has been more than good for the past 11 years with cheater wire and alligator clips.
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