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Old 12-16-2015, 06:33 AM   #15
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As a full-timer, I have found a collapsible step ladder to be VERY useful. I have one like this (but paid much less). It doesn't fit in the toolbox very well though.

http://www.amazon.com/Folding-Compac.../dp/B004JFH7VW
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I would throw in a infrared laser thermometer. Very useful for checking tires/brakes/trouble shooting and good in the kitchen as well.
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I carry a 3-drawer tool chest full of normal stuff,then a small bench vise that clamps to a table or bumper,a small air compressor,150lb max,shark bite fittings for 1/2 pex plumbing,also many,many pex fittings,crimp rings,small leanth of pex pipe and crimp tool.I also carry an complete tire repair kit,same one that you see at tire repair shops,not the rinky-dink walmart kit,12 ton bottle jack,a110 v 1/2"drive impact wrench with sockets and 24 drawer small parts box with nails,screws,bolts,nuts,rivits,washers,hex head tec screws of many leanths,oil,spray lube,some 1&1/2" drain fittings and glue and short section of pipe,vacuflush spare parts ,Also electrical dog bones to adapt up or down,extra leanth of power cord for coach,110v extension cord,droplight,large tire rubber tire chocks,skill,saw,jig saw,hack saw,large dead blow mallet,, 8,2x12 pc's for under tires or levelers,all 2 ft long and tapered at both ends,telescoping ladder,I use all drivers side cargo holds for my,just in case stuff,centerline and pass side for va ca stuff,all I can say is it's a good thing my unit has a high occc

I am absolutely positive the one thing that I will need,won't be on board!!!
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The amount and type of tools you need is determined on ones abilities to do his own service and repairs, if you're a weekend warrior, full timer or boondocker who goes in remote areas.


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Radial arm saw, table saw, drill press, and a Snap On van is my toad........

Seriously, a small box full basic things you use at home (if you can't lift it yourself, it's too much). I also have a couple small plastic bins of misc. parts, my drill and bits, caulk, cable ties, duct tape, etc.

Just remember, you are seldom more than 30 minutes from Home Depot, Lowes, etc.

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.And if you can't fix it, you can fix it so that nobody else can fix it.

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A good pair of bottle jacks encase you need to get a wheel off the ground. And some wood scraps to put between the jack and frame/ground.
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An electric, plug in or battery, leaf blower. Ryobi 18v battery is what I use, etc....
I'm sorry, but why do you need a leaf blower? That's not exactly a small tool either
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I'm a newbie and after my first camp out I carry a leaf blower for all the debris that gathers on the camp site.
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Radial arm saw, table saw, drill press, and a Snap On van is my toad........

Seriously, a small box full basic things you use at home (if you can't lift it yourself, it's too much). I also have a couple small plastic bins of misc. parts, my drill and bits, caulk, cable ties, duct tape, etc.

Just remember, you are seldom more than 30 minutes from Home Depot, Lowes, etc.

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^^^ This ^^^

I own an auto parts store and paint & body shop, and like to think I have a well stocked tool box on board my 5'ver.
Never fails, I still will buy a tool or some hardware every trip.
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And remember, if you need help fixing stuff, open your engine compartment, spread out some tools, open a beer and wait. Dudes will stroll up from all over the park just to ask "whacha doin'?" Like moths to a light, we can't resist. Offer such new friends a beer or they'll go away.
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You know, the guy who dies owning the most tools wins the game.
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Duct tape and WD-40... If it moves and shouldn't- Duct tape; If it doesn't move and should- WD-40
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