Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-03-2013, 07:59 AM   #29
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 951
Originally Posted by road dogs View Post
John Fluke if I need absolute accuracy but I have the freebie HF meters in every vehicle also-maybe two of them in every vehicle. Those meters are perfect for checking voltage and resistance and if they get lost, I know where to get more....
I agree on the Harbor Freight multi-meters. They occasionally go on sale for $3 and can be bought there for less than $5 every day. They are red. I keep one in each vehicle. I have never needed the accuracy of a Fluke while on the road.

2004 Tiffin Allegro 27.5 ft. P32 18,000 lb GVW. 8.1 liter. Workhorse chassis built May 2002. 21,000 miles. 2012 Jeep Liberty Toad. RVi2 brake unit.
Full.Monte is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-03-2013, 04:06 PM   #30
Senior Member
Scotty14's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 177
I have an AN-77 Fluke Meter i had in the Navy. When i retired, it came with me in retirement. Still works good today. Just have to replace the batteries every so often.

Scott Stielow IC1(SW) USN Retired
Scotty14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2013, 07:34 PM   #31
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 4,510
I have fluke, beckman, simpson 360, HF stuff...

Been in communicafions over 30 years, early fluke was POS at rf sites while beckman worked fine.

Current gen of fluke are great for pro use, but a little expensive for one time a year use.

I much prefer US made and go to local industral supply or electronics supplier for items that matter, consumables are difficult to find US made, but HF does sell US made sandpaper, air hose and a few other items.

On one trip to HF wound up with about 3 of the meters, combined with the 4 others i already had.

The test leads fall apart and they are too short, but when you need garden gloves or sanding disks and the meters are free you almost get your money's worth.

I use the flukes most of the time, but if i am working on the bobcat out in the yard and am going to get dirty then the HF one it is.

At work it is a fluke when it matters, HF when in the bad part of town...

Any of them are suitable for simple troubleshooting and very basic stuff.

But if you are expecting pro service then fluke for digital and simpson for analog

Tony & Lori
1989 Country Coach Savannah SE
TQ60 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:12 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.