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Old 07-02-2016, 05:43 AM   #1
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Whats in your tool box on the TT?

I'm piecing together my toolbox for travelling with us on our journeys and I am finding it very hard not to bring them all. So...what are your thought on essential tools to have?

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I'm piecing together my toolbox for travelling with us on our journeys and I am finding it very hard not to bring them all. So...what are your thought on essential tools to have?
We have been camping 1.6x/mo for a little over 6 years. We travel all over the US, not nearly as fun as your adventure. I find your tool box reflects your abilities. (ie, If you dont like to mess with electricity then you won't have a multimeter.)

I carry basic hand tools (Screw drivers, small screwdrivers, crescent wrench, slip jaw pliers (Like channel locks), multimeter, box knife,

Supplies:
  • Kitchen/bath caulk (you may want exterior caulk and a roll of roof patch since you are full timing)
  • Butyl Seal Tape
  • super glue
  • spare wood screws/washers
  • Spare pex joints (in case of broken water pipe, we travel where it freezes)
  • pipe cutter
  • duct tape
  • wire nuts/tape/wire
  • spare fuses
  • spare bulbs
  • double sided tape
  • Spare bearings and seals
  • silicone spray (Lube)
  • command strips + command strip velcro

All of this fits easily in a shoebox.

Thinking about our mishaps that have happened while on the road has driven my toolbox and repair supply list. Those mishaps are;
-backed into a tree and punctured the roof (RV caulk, roof patch)
-shower hose not tightened enough lead to serious water leak (slip jaw plyers and indoor caulk)
-Bearing failure (even if you dont know or care about fixing your bearings you need to carry the parts with you in case you need them)
-Leaking back door (buytl tape)
-brake failure (wiring supplies, multimeter)
-bulbs burn out and screws come loose

I flipped through your blog, you guys are living the dream!!! I am curious as to what other resources you are using to gather information. Considering this type of undertaking you are clearly well equipped. I look forward to hearing about your range of travel and the technical challenges you run into full timing.

Welcome aboard!
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Old 07-02-2016, 07:58 AM   #3
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Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer With Laser Targeting

Infrared temperature sensor.
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Old 07-02-2016, 11:52 AM   #4
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I have 3 of these,one in the truck,one for camper,and one in the house, yes it's HF quaility , but, in a pinch, great to have ! All my quality tools stay home in the shop ! But these are great for the money, plus July 4th only coupon 25% off one item !http://www.harborfreight.com/130-pc-...ase-68998.html

Plus Cordless Drill Driver with driver Bits and drills ( great for stabilizer jacks too, with 3/4 socket and adapter ) and a matching cordless reciprocating saw with metal and wood blades and matching charger .
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Basic tool kit including screwdrivers, adjustable wrench, 3/8" drive ratchet set. Allen wrench set. Multimeter, drill/driver, bit set, drill set, channel lock pliers, long nose pliers, razor knife, you get the drift all kept in a small tool box in front compartment.
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All, plus more in the before mentioned kit !
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Not much. I have the tools I need to make adjustments to the WD hitch. And a leatherman. I do have some extra hose clamps and fuses. That's about it.
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We have been camping 1.6x/mo for a little over 6 years. We travel all over the US, not nearly as fun as your adventure. I find your tool box reflects your abilities. (ie, If you dont like to mess with electricity then you won't have a multimeter.)

I carry basic hand tools (Screw drivers, small screwdrivers, crescent wrench, slip jaw pliers (Like channel locks), multimeter, box knife,

Supplies:
  • Kitchen/bath caulk (you may want exterior caulk and a roll of roof patch since you are full timing)
  • Butyl Seal Tape
  • super glue
  • spare wood screws/washers
  • Spare pex joints (in case of broken water pipe, we travel where it freezes)
  • pipe cutter
  • duct tape
  • wire nuts/tape/wire
  • spare fuses
  • spare bulbs
  • double sided tape
  • Spare bearings and seals
  • silicone spray (Lube)
  • command strips + command strip velcro

All of this fits easily in a shoebox.

Thinking about our mishaps that have happened while on the road has driven my toolbox and repair supply list. Those mishaps are;
-backed into a tree and punctured the roof (RV caulk, roof patch)
-shower hose not tightened enough lead to serious water leak (slip jaw plyers and indoor caulk)
-Bearing failure (even if you dont know or care about fixing your bearings you need to carry the parts with you in case you need them)
-Leaking back door (buytl tape)
-brake failure (wiring supplies, multimeter)
-bulbs burn out and screws come loose

I flipped through your blog, you guys are living the dream!!! I am curious as to what other resources you are using to gather information. Considering this type of undertaking you are clearly well equipped. I look forward to hearing about your range of travel and the technical challenges you run into full timing.

Welcome aboard!
I'm working towards what he said ^^^ lol
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Duct Tape, Wire Ties and silicone. 4 way lug wrench and a good jack.

Plus the Harbor Freight tool kit already mentioned and you are good to go
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Everything.
...and I seem to add something to it on every trip.
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Whats in your tool box on the TT?

The minimal. And I find I need much less all the time.
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Good one. I totally forgot.
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Steve or other,
Can someone educate me on this one...why an infrared temperature sensor? AC? Brakes?
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CLV3, Taking tire temps, brake drums, Refridgerator, oven, A/C, you name it. Very accurate readings.

just point and pull the trigger. It has a laser dot to show the exactly when the sensor is aimed.

Use it around the house also. Not the best quality, but for the price handy to have.
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