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Old 12-14-2010, 07:34 AM   #15
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1/2" torque wrench (for lug nuts and...) Fuse Buddy with VOM (checks ATC circuits at the fuse box). Funnel for all those fluids I.E. ATF.

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Old 12-14-2010, 07:54 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by fasteddy
The square tip for Robertson screws comes in three sizes. Make sure you have them all.

We just retensioned our slide out cover and this was exactly the tool we didn't have that we needed. So agree w the square tip tip.

Other tools we have are in line w other posters. We have some basic electrical repair stuff (multimeter, wire strippers, test light, electrical tape), some plumbing repair (esp. Tape), mechanical stuff ( drill, assortment of screw tips,wrenches etc) greases and lubes (for slides, doors etc) and a good axe.

And even after all that there's always something on the shopping wishlist


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Old 12-14-2010, 09:00 AM   #17
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I got that tool
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:23 AM   #18
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One of the screwdriver sets that has a big assortment of bits has come in handy many times.

A couple of crescent wrenches can take the place of a bunch of drivers. I don't even bother to break out the socket set if one will work because whatever it is the size I need either doesn't exist or is missing

If you don't have WD40 stay home.

We bought a box with a roll of Velcro and some "coins" (round Velcro dots) and it has saved the day a couple of times. Used one of the coins just this morning to get the bathroom door to stay open since no matter how level it wants to close. It bumps into a header piece for the pocket door and now stops and stays there if I want.

If you have a diesel and carry extra fuel filters don't forget you need a very large filter wrench and some fuel to prime it. I will leave the priming the filters discussion to another thread though.
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:28 AM   #19
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Belt change...

Ok, sounds too simple but...

The simple thing that will get you in trouble is a broken belt.

Some like a CAT requre a large wrench and a few other items.

So, next oil change if you have not changed the belts in a few years, get a set of belts while you are at it and change them.

Make note of all of the tools needed and get a set for you MH, store the removed belts inside too.
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:35 AM   #20
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I carry most of what has been mentioned plus a compresser, impact wrench and sockets to remove wheels and hydrolic jacks. What someone mentioned was a tire plug kit. I do need one of them. Thanks for the reminder.
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:44 AM   #21
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Oh, I forgot to add this because it's just so obvious...and for that very reason it nabbed us in the behinds on our very first boondocking trip (just for fun I wrote about the "what not to forget" episode here: The RV Toolbox…or what not to forget | Wheeling It).

Moral of the story....Remember to bring jumper cables.
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Old 12-14-2010, 10:01 AM   #22
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One things for sure, I don't care how many tools you'll bring, you'll always find you are one short.
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:37 PM   #23
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:48 PM   #24
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Just in case you are still undecided. Let the DW pack the RV with everything she wants to take. That will help you decide. You'll be amazed at how easy that decision becomes.

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Old 12-14-2010, 07:57 PM   #25
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Don't forget your metric crescent wrench....
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Old 12-14-2010, 08:17 PM   #26
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Last but definitely not least, now that you have all the tools you need. Bring a laptop computer so that you can log onto IRV2 and find out just exactly how to fix the thing that broke.

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Old 12-14-2010, 08:33 PM   #27
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exactly sammie!

that is so true!!! i don't know how many problems have been answered here for me!

My few things:

Multi Meter
The new craftsman multi wrench (the one with like 14 different sizes on one handle) get the craftsman one though. the knock offs have have pivot bolt that runs through the middle of it, craftsman has an open hole so you can get on long bolts easy.
Hammer (god knows that thing has done some good!)(done plenty of damage too lol)
Plumbers Wrench
Pipe Wrench
Hack Saw
Cordless Drill

those go in the rv with me

my craftsman top half of my stacked boxes goes in the back of my toad along with the floor jack, 4 way, shovels, and other bigger stuff... lol

but most of all that dang square bit... i phillips bit gets you by occasionally but that square bit is a life killer!

you'll learn as you go, thats the fun of it all.... good luck and enjoy and just remember, you can pack it all and you still won't have enough!
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:21 PM   #28
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Don't forget your metric crescent wrench....
I gotta get one of those :(

Also the "dog bone" wrenches don't really work on metric. Metric is close to SAE but not the same and using it on a nice torqued on bolt you will strip the head. I know this not from working on RV's but from my personal experience with my job.

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