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Old 05-02-2012, 06:44 AM   #1
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As promised, here is one of my "newbee" questions: for my new DP (Fleetwood Expedition, Freightliner Chassis), by your experience, what is an appropriate/critical set of tools to lay in for on-the-road repairs/maintenance??? Your thoughtful experience would be most appreciated!
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A basic set of ratchet and sockets, a few box-end wrencehes, pliers, wire cutter, screw driver set with Torx and Roberts tips, assorted electrical crimp connectors and crimp tool, electricla and duct tape, nylon ty-wraps, spare fuel filter and a spare fan beltspare fuses for the RV and truck, spare light bulbs, a few short pieces of electrical wire, a 50' 15 amp electrical cord, 3 or 4 bungee cords, a 10' x 12' plastic tarp, a roll of shop towels, can of WD-40, a can of silicone spray, a can of spray grease, small can of oil, gallon of oil for the diesel, gallon of anti-freeze for the diesel, volt-ohm meter, spare AA and AAA batteries, some light weight rope or twine, small bow saw, small harchet, some 2" x 10" boards, 4" x 4" blocksd, and I am sure a lot more items.

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It seems you can never have to many tools. The one you always need is the one that's at home in the shop when you're a 1000 miles away :-(
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TXiceman covered most of it....I'll had hand cleaner/degreaser. Also a good tire pressure guage.
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Hose clamps and fuses, spare circuit breakers
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:44 AM   #6
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Have all the basic hand tools as listed above and I just added a small SKIL 18V Lithium Ion drill with a basic set of drill bits to my tool compartment. Added a set of vise grips too.
I also keep a box with various nuts and bolts,screws and anchors.
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And remember no matter what you pack along the one thing you need will not be
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In addition to the above, the one essential tool you need in your tool box is your check book. It will (hopefully) cover anything else you might need.
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What is neededin your tool box.

JB Weld in a tube for all your gluing repairs. Most places won't accept an out of town /state check. A credit card is a must.
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Also don't forget plugs, points, bearings, valves, rings, fuel pump, starter switch, ignition wires, water pump, oil pump, clutch, clutch bearings, clutchplate, brake lining, brake shoes, and radiator hose couplings.
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One last thing that most forget.
A very good pair of extra heavy duty jumper cables.( not these cheap things you see)
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:51 AM   #12
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Here's an idea that I don't think I saw yet....

I always purchase a box of rubber gloves...those blue ones for mechanic work..seem to work very well and don't tear as much....you can find them in any Autozone or Advance Auto, and even Walmart I think...usually under $5.00 for a box of em..good for hooking up too....I keep them right above my drivers seat so they are readily available before I leave the motor home...But, of course, and like the tool that you'll need and left home on the bench....you'll be out of the motor home when you remember about the gloves over the drivers seat....ha ha I know from experience..
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those mini light bulbs - we carry a pack - always seems that when we are far away from somewhere we can buy them, we blow a bulb.
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