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Old 01-05-2012, 10:41 AM   #1
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Tool Bag.

Just wondering what would make up a good tool kit to carry around in a RV. Must haves, Nice to haves etc. I'm in a Class A.
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Well let's see. Socket sets 1/2, 3/8 & 1/4 of course some metric sockets as well. Open & box end wrenches. 10 in 1 screwdriver with torx heads. Hammer, Channelock pliers, vice grips, wire strippers, crimpers, scratch all, mini screwdriver, voltage/continuity tester, various 12volt fuses, wire connectors, nylon wire ties, tape, bailing wire, small assormtment of some bolts and nuts, small assortment of sheet metal screws. Nice to have a cordless drill and some drill bits as well. That can be a start and build from there.
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My must haves are a Klein 10 in 1 screwdriver, good quality adjustable pliers(channel locks, etc), needle nose pliers, side cutters, wire strippers, a set of open end wrenches, socket set (1/4 and 1/2 drive) adding a 3/8 drive is also nice, wire brush, multimeter, 12v test light, hammer, rivet tool, crescent wrenches, spare wire connectors and wire, spare plumbing fittings, spray lube, battery brush.

I carry more but this is my basic kit. Travel well.

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Hmmm, I was thinking a tool bag, but maybe a top chest would be the way to go, especially considering all the sockets. I already have all the stuff indicated in my workshop, but I do have to get a better Multi Meter. What do you think about a PEX crimper, and some 1/2in PEX clamps?
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It all depends on how handy you are and what sorts of repairs you would be willing to attempt while away from home. Basic hand tools - screwdrivers , adjustable pliers, socket sets, etc. - are good. And electrical tools - a VOM, wire stripper, tape, wire ends and nuts, are a wise choice if you know what to do with them. I carry some basic woodworking stuff so I can do minor repairs to cabinetry, but woodworking is a hobby of mine.

Some people are willing to do chassis & engine repairs on the roadside, so they need more/bigger sockets and wrench sets, jacks, etc.
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It all depends on how handy you are and what sorts of repairs you would be willing to attempt while away from home. Basic hand tools - screwdrivers , adjustable pliers, socket sets, etc. - are good. And electrical tools - a VOM, wire stripper, tape, wire ends and nuts, are a wise choice if you know what to do with them.
That's the right answer. If you are handy, clever enough and like to do major repairs then, by all means, you will need the tools. If instead you are like me and neither like to do major repairs nor have the expertise then you will not need many. We carry basic tools, as quoted, as well as WD-40, silicone lube, duct tape and electrical tape. Our entire tool kit fits nicely into two plastic tackle boxes, each about 1/2 full.
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Take a look at this thread, you might find some useful info:
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Take a look at this thread, you might find some useful info:
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Great link, and thanks for the list.
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In addition to tools listed add Duct tape, wire ties, a roll of shop towels, safety glasses, mechanic gloves, old clothes.
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I carry a lot of tools, DW and I changed out a alternater one friday night on our DP at a Peterbilt dealership parking lot! They wanted 4hrs labor at $125.00 an hour! We changed it start to finish in 1 hour! I figure that is $500.00 worth of diesel! I carry a lot of tools.
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"A DREMEL" with lots of attachments, can cut, drill, grind, sand, polish, shape and more. Some even battery operated.
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No one has mentioned a hammer
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Good call on the Dremel. The hammer would be usefull to look after noisey neighbours too. hehehe.
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