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Old 07-03-2016, 09:31 AM   #15
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Start with the basics but anytime you work on it only work out of that box if your at home and have to get a tool out of your garage add it to your rv box when done. And yes I carry more than I nee but at one time or another I have use everything I carry

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Old 07-03-2016, 09:55 AM   #16
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I haven't seen high heat silicone (RTV) ,Sealall, tire plugs and small 12volt compressor on the list.

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Old 07-04-2016, 04:57 PM   #17
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Good one ! i forgot, PorterCable 18 volt air compressor, same battery as the drill/driver and recipt, saw !!!
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Old 07-05-2016, 11:23 AM   #18
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one more thing

I've found a pair of clamping pliers like vise-grips with round or (pipe) jaws to be very useful and occasionally a third hand.
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Old 07-05-2016, 06:32 PM   #19
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One more tip. The box itself should be a plactic one. A metal one will scratch up your flooring and get rust stains on the floor.
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Old 07-06-2016, 11:00 AM   #20
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There are a lot of good ideas for things like spare fuses, caulking, etc. The basics that you should have as far as tools, in my opinion are:

- Hammer
- Set of screwdrivers
- Set of Allens
- Small socket set
- Channellock pliers (2)
- Small open end wrench set
- Utility knife
- Putty knife
- Wire cutters/strippers
- Tape measure
- Battery powered drill with various bits

That should get you through just about anything in a pinch. If you have some specialized tool you think you need, you can always add it, but while I have tons of tools at home, I want to try to avoid bringing all that with me.
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Old 07-08-2016, 10:27 AM   #21
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Tool List

Im with Halftimer, I try to do my repairs out of my on-board toolbox, if Im short something it will probably get added. Im one of those guys that never met a tool I didnt like, so my shop is well stocked. Im also one to do all of my own maintenance and service work, so I carry what I think Id need on the road for most things.

1. Multi bit screw driver with a wide assortment of special bits
2. Basic dedicated screwdrivers, square drive, Phillips, straight, etc.
3. Most of a Lowes pliers set, left a few things behind
4. 6, 8 & 10 adjustable wrenches
5. 8 vise grip pliers
6. Both 3/8 SAE and metric socket sets, my rig needs both
7. Both 3/8 SAE and metric combination wrenches
8. A combination set of SAE and metric sockets
9. Medium ballpin hammer
10. Wire strippers and crippers
11. Allen head wrench sets
12. Tape measure
13. PEX hose cutter and crimper for steel PEX bands
14. Caulk gun
15. Grease guns, small and standard
16. 14 pry bar, use to do the last inch of lift when changing tires, makes life easy (never had a flat)
17. Multimeter
18. Infrared themoter
19. Digital tire gauge and an analog tire gauge
20. Torque wrenches, I check my wheel lugs every morning along with tire pressures
21. Four-way tire tool
22. Long breaker bar with another 30 pipe cheater
23. 12 ton jack
24. Cordless drill with charger & matching work light
25. Odd assortment of items used to change a wheel bearing
26. Utility knife & razor scraper
27. LED flashlight in toolbox
28. Split ring pliers, inside & outside
29. I use a CO2 system to inflate tires instead of a compressor, I frequently do not have 110v power for a larger compressor
30. And what ever I cant recall

As for supplies and parts:
1. Full set of fuses
2. Spare bulbs
3. Duct tape
4. Electrical tape
5. Crimp ends for wires
6. Spare length of 12Ga. Wire
7. Cable ties
8. Spare wheel bearings, seals, etc.
9. Bearing grease
10. Grease for wet bolts
11. Disposable gloves
12. Rags
13. Silicone spray
14. WD40 (this is not a lub)
15. Spare PEX fittings and PEX clamps & short length(s) of PEX pipe
16. Assortment of screws
17. Roof repair materials
18. Caulk
19. Superglue
20. Butyl tape
21. C-clips for compartment door latches
22. Dicor self leveling sealant
23. Manuals for everything Ive found manuals for
24. All other things I cant think of sitting here

I carry this stuff in four places, a regular plastic toolbox for the most used things, another box for the cordless stuff, another plastic box for rarely used tools and a large plastic tub for the spare parts. With exception of wheel bearings and jacks Ive used all the rest of stuff at some point or another. I would recommend you carry those tools and parts that you are comfortable using, except always cary a spare set wheel bearings, they can be hard to find in many places, depending on size. Someone else can install it for you if needed, they're light, small and usually cheap.

My own end game is to be prepared to handle most things that can cause troubles on a trip.
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Old 07-14-2016, 10:03 AM   #22
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I have been RVing since 2000. During that time I have purchased a ammo box which
I store underneath with tools. I have needed the basic sets of tools from screw driver,
wrench, sockets, etc etc, as other mentions. But most important is the otherstuff I
have used such as electric tapes, screws, drill, glue, repair kits. It taken me time to
get the tools in that box only as I needed it. But I been able to assist many other
campers to do onsite repairs.

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