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Old 10-30-2013, 07:00 AM   #15
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I have a bucket-like tool bag with pockets all around the outside and open in the center. Screwdrivers, pliers, crescent wrenches, etc go in the pockets. Small 3/8 and 1/4 drive sockets sets, multimeter, etc. go in the center. Easy to carry to the point of work and easy to grab the needed tool.

I also carry tools in the Jeep for trail repairs. Additionally to screw drivers, pliers and such Here are also the 1/2 drive socket set, impact wrench, BFH, etc. The heavier duty stuff.

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Old 11-03-2013, 03:14 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Paul R. Haller View Post
I do not know what others are willing to tackle on their own but this is what I carry. 241 piece mechanics tool set that includes 1/4 3/8 and 1/2 drive deep and regular SAE and metric sockets, extensions and swivels. 2 full sets combination wrenches in SAE and metric. Full set screwdrivers in both flat and philips including stuby, 2 square and 4torx. Soldering gun with solder and a digital VOM. WD-40 and white grease and wheel bearing grease. Wire, terminals and crimpper, 5 minute epoxy and super glue,# 2 permatex, 2 pipe wrenchs, 4 sizes pliars, 3 vice grips, needle nose pliars small jewelers pliers and mini screwdriver set, RTV, hi temp RTV and a Dewalt 18 volt lithium cordless drill, charger with a 55 piece drill set and a full set drill drivers. Duc tape, masking tape, electricle tape, foil tape, teflon tape and 4 sizes heat shrink tubing. 4 tubes dicor, 3x5 Dicor patch and contact cement. I also carry both inner and outer wheel bearings along with 2 grease seals. I have on board air in my truck and a 10 ton jack chocks and a small floor jack. Lets not forget lug wrench, hammer, small vacuum vice, headlamp, 4 rechargeable flashlights, magnifiers, 3 foot step ladder a 16 inch slip joint pliars and a complete first aid kit.

This set allows me to repair or replace and troubleshoot almost everything in the 5er and truck short of a tranny rebuild on the road, for everything else there is Visa.
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Old 11-03-2013, 04:40 PM   #17
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My it's idea was a collection of small tool boxes and tool bags tucked here and there but I couldn't settle on what went where. I has a small 4 drawer top box from Home Depot and opted to bolt into the bin relight next to the door. I can open the top and the drawers to get what I need. I know it isn't going to be bouncing around. Power tools will all be in an adjacent smaller compartment . I will probably need to give some things up when I finally get weighed.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:19 PM   #18
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This thread is timely for me. I had a 6x10 trailer mainly to house my tool chest and scooter. Since it was stolen a week ago, I'm trying to figure out what tools I really need and how to store them in my new trailer.

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Old 11-03-2013, 11:49 PM   #19
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I have never really had a problem with what tools to bring or how to store them because we are usually pulling a race trailer with enough tools and parts to build a couple motorcycles from the ground up including a large compressor and spare generator. As of late we have been doing more actual camping and vacationing so the need to bring a smaller solid set of tools with us that would fit in the coach became necessary . I found a complete set of tools that came is sort of a hard shell plastic brief case. It has 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 ratchets , sockets wrenches screwdrivers, everything. It is made by channel lock and has held up to many years of wrenching at the race track. I have seen similar sets at SAMs club and Costco but marketed under the Crescent brand. It is light and easy to store and all the tools have a snap fit into the case to keep them organized. You can bring it to your work area, open it up and everything is handy and organized. It is a great start to the necessities of life on the road. I find the most useful things in a motorhome are my electrical kit. Wirestrippers, connectors, electrical tape, a vom meter and most useful of a ll a 12v test light.
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:32 AM   #20
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For the tools that stay in my MH during my camping season, I use some gutted out plastic toner boxes that are about 12x8x4".

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