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Old 07-22-2013, 02:46 PM   #15
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Duct tape, GFI , fuses, Voltage tester, extra pins for tow bar , pull ties. Never have it all.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:46 PM   #16
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There are many things I cannot or will not do - so I don't carry what it takes to do them. But I carry more than I need. My view is that someone may be in need and if I can lend a hand and a tool I will. Hence the screw driver for most anything posted above. Other stuff

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The little Williams Electrical box is worth it weight for sure. Along with it my electrical bag has an old Fluke 77, wire, connectors, many fuses and breakers, two DC vans, cutters and drinkers. And this new Fluke Click image for larger version

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And a host of flashlights and a Q Beam with battery clips instead of Plug that I salvaged from my bass boat. I think of my emergency triangles as tools as well. Also 18 gauge galvanized steel wire for those times when Duct Tape just won't do.

Terminal post cleaner and wire brushes for batteries and safety goggles (and no I don't wear them when dumping holding tanks).

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Like I said more than I will hopefully need but since I have space and capacity I want to be prepared for your problem too. It's they way of the road if ya ask me.

I'm sure I've forgotten stuff but my insurance pictures come I'm handy for old memories like mine. Btw - take pictures for your insurance - they won't believe all the stuff we carry!
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:00 PM   #17
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flaggship1 I almost thought I was looking at all the tools and stuff Thom has until I saw that it was neatly packed away in the bays and not laid out around the RV right now as he's still working in a problem.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:09 PM   #18
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I always believe..
If it moves and it shouldn't..Duct Tape!!
If it's suppose to move and it doesn't..WD-40!!
And if that does't do it then a big freakin hammer! Snap ties and bungee's are very handy as well.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:51 PM   #19
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Small is better - some items I use often
Dremel 110vac, not rechargeable, for sawing, grinding buffing etc.
Quality rechargeable elec. screw driver with drill bits
Rat tail file
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Old tooth brush
Small 2" or so paint brush
One screwdriver with in-handle bit storage
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:24 PM   #20
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And if that does't do it then a big freakin hammer! Snap ties and bungee's are very handy as well.
Oh yeah - gotta have Bungees

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Old 07-22-2013, 08:38 PM   #21
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Something I now will carry with me is a tube of Dicor and caulk gun to seal potential roof leaks. Had two leaks last trip out, a lot of rain, duct tape worked in a pinch.
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flaggship1 I almost thought I was looking at all the tools and stuff Thom has until I saw that it was neatly packed away in the bays and not laid out around the RV right now as he's still working in a problem.
I have some slight mobility issues as I think we have discussed in another thread - and have found that having things in their place makes my life easier if ya know what I mean.

The blue bag below is the electrical bag, the red box is plumbing and in front of that is the Dremel I have had for years (new I forgot something). It has the little circular saw with it that is really handy.
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Those items need to move in with the other tools but the bay was blocked at storage so they just kind of went where they could.

Hopefully when we go full time later next year (fingers crossed) I'll be able to maintain order. LOL.

I know Thom is a hard working man and his tools are right where he needs them. At hand!

Personally, I hope I don't need any of them very often. But when push comes to shove, I got no problems pushing a tool or two.
Take care and hope health and life are treating you both right!
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There are many things I cannot or will not do - so I don't carry what it takes to do them. But I carry more than I need. My view is that someone may be in need and if I can lend a hand and a tool I will. Hence the screw driver for most anything posted above. Other stuff

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The little Williams Electrical box is worth it weight for sure. Along with it my electrical bag has an old Fluke 77, wire, connectors, many fuses and breakers, two DC vans, cutters and drinkers. And this new Fluke Attachment 42832 and a Fluke IR Gun.

And a host of flashlights and a Q Beam with battery clips instead of Plug that I salvaged from my bass boat. I think of my emergency triangles as tools as well. Also 18 gauge galvanized steel wire for those times when Duct Tape just won't do.

Terminal post cleaner and wire brushes for batteries and safety goggles (and no I don't wear them when dumping holding tanks).

I have a plumbing box with pipe wrenches and other assorted stuff including this tight space hack saw Attachment 42833

Like I said more than I will hopefully need but since I have space and capacity I want to be prepared for your problem too. It's they way of the road if ya ask me.

I'm sure I've forgotten stuff but my insurance pictures come I'm handy for old memories like mine. Btw - take pictures for your insurance - they won't believe all the stuff we carry!
Steve
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Hey Bruce! Like the new Avatar. Remember - I do have them - the Mardi Gras rope lights. I think you may have missed my mascot sparky toasting your new role as Moderator on the other thread - so Cheers To Ya Brother from Steve, Annie and Sparky.

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flaggship1 for all those little fuses, electrical connectors, screws, washers, etc we have 6 of these - Stanley Hand Tools :* FMST14920 *-* FatMax® Shallow Pro Organizer FMST14920 - FatMax Shallow Pro Organizer - we picked them at either Lowe's or Home Depot. We labeled them so that we know which one to grab. You might want to think about something like them to keep the little things in. We keep some stuff inside but the big containers are in the bay but like I said right now we have most inside. Got the volt drop problem worked out but the tach jumps while at a certain RPM unless you step on the brakes or put on the lights so now trying to figure that out.
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One thing I am surprised has not come up at all is the file of documentation for your coach and its installed or regularly carried equipment. I have an old attache case with the coach's complete documentation (owner's, service and parts manuals) under the dinette and am expandable file of all the little stuff in an upper cabinet. Should I not be able to repair something, I at least have what the person that can needs to know.

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One thing I am surprised has not come up at all is the file of documentation for your coach and its installed or regularly carried equipment. I have an old attache case with the coach's complete documentation (owner's, service and parts manuals) under the dinette and am expandable file of all the little stuff in an upper cabinet. Should I not be able to repair something, I at least have what the person that can needs to know. Matt

I have eight loose-leaf binders of manuals I inherited from my previous owner, along with every paper service document from the day this coach left Nappanee. PO separated the manuals and put each page in an individual page protector! While I appreciate the thoroughness, I'm still trying to find the time to consolidate it all. Oy.
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