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Old 06-20-2007, 03:43 AM   #1
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This spring I have asked for and received a toolbox for my future RV for my birthday.

Now that I am finished with preparing my home for listing, I can prepare other things for my life on the road and I am wondering what I should include in my RV Toolbox?

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Old 06-20-2007, 03:43 AM   #2
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This spring I have asked for and received a toolbox for my future RV for my birthday.

Now that I am finished with preparing my home for listing, I can prepare other things for my life on the road and I am wondering what I should include in my RV Toolbox?

Thanks!
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Old 06-20-2007, 04:34 AM   #3
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Wow, what a list that would be. I carry lots of tools, not sure I could recant what is in there but here's some:<UL TYPE=SQUARE><LI>Various screwdrivers
<LI>Several adjustable wrenches
<LI>Open/box wrenches
<LI>Several pairs of pliers
<LI>Channel locks
<LI>Vice grips
<LI>English and Metric Socket sets (1/4", 3/8", and 1/2" drives)
<LI>Wire cutters
<LI>Needle nose pliers
<LI>Brake adjusting tool
<LI>Multimeter
<LI>12v DC tester
<LI>110v AC outlet tester
<LI>Soldering gun with solder
<LI>Electrical tape
<LI>Duct tape
<LI>Super glue
<LI>Gorilla glue
<LI>19.2v drill with bits and charger
<LI>Hammer
<LI>Hacksaw
<LI>Assorted screws
<LI>Wire strippers[/list]
There's more, just can't think of it all now. Maybe others will add to the list?
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Old 06-20-2007, 05:03 AM   #4
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I would add to Richards list:

Allen wrenches - Metric & Standard
Robertson #1 & #2 Square head drivers
Set of TORX drivers

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Old 06-20-2007, 05:38 AM   #5
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I would also add

Miscellanous electrical and hose connectors along with at least 3 better 5 of each fuse and bulb used in your coach.

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Old 06-20-2007, 07:02 AM   #6
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I would add:

Pop-Rivet Set-up
Sink plumbing wrench
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Old 06-20-2007, 07:28 AM   #7
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Is all of this for full-timers. It seems like a lot for part-timers. That said, is there a thread for a part-timers toolbox.
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:56 AM   #8
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Dickson:
Is all of this for full-timers. It seems like a lot for part-timers. That said, is there a thread for a part-timers toolbox. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I thought the same thing LOL.

I carry a tool kit from Costco which consist of basic socket set 1/4"-3/4", open end wrench 1/4"-3/4", 8" adjustable wrench, one pliers, bladed and phillip screw drivers, 8ton bottle hydraulic jack and lug wrench that fits TT & TV lugs. I also have a roll of black electrical tape and a razer blade knife. IMHO, if you can't repair with those tools, then you'll need to be towed to a shop
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I carry a lot of tools and unfortunately add to it each trip. I have most of the stuff previously listed and also carry a spare water pump. If you do much boondocking that's about the only thing you don't want to do without and most pumps are located in a spot that is easily accessible and it only takes a minute to change. If the wife is showering and it breaks I could easily change it before she is ready to rinse the soap out of her hair.

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Old 06-20-2007, 11:34 AM   #10
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I find that I too, carry quite a collection of tools and gadgets, just in case. I am a part-timer, seem to never get enough time to run our gasser down the road as much as we would like to.

I have packed around an inexpensive electric impact wrench and impact sockets, for tire removal should I have a flat along the way (mostly for me, this would be for one of the trailers we drag along since the coach tires are bigger than I am willing to change). Our HR Vacationer has an on-board generator, so power for us isn't an issue.

Just seems you never know what is going to happen.
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Old 06-20-2007, 01:28 PM   #11
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Well apackof2;

I guess we all need a bigger toolbox then.


I don't plan on doing any major repairs since I most likely wouldn't know what to do anyway. I do Carry a #1 and #2 Phillips and flat head along with a set of allen wrenches, 2 adjustable wrenches, a set of those star looking tips that go in a 1/4" socket a tube of super glue, some RTV, a roll of electric tape amd of course Ducked tape. During the first few trips and every now and then I check all the screws and nuts I can find beacuse it never fails something gets loose. I remember our first trip out in our pop up I got up in the middel of the night and found a flooded floor because a hose was loose. I am sure as you go You will also find a few things to add. I also carry a big torgue wrench, socket and bar for the tires. I check them before each trip on the way out and then again on the way back when I check the tire pressure.

Have fun and enjoy the camper.
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The best tool I've ever found for my on the road toolbox is, a high limit VISA card. Don't leave home without it
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Couple cases of beer. You do not want everything or you will end up with a couple thousand pounds of stuff you may use once every 5 years.
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Old 06-21-2007, 04:35 AM   #14
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Thanks all!

I guess you can't really have to many tools or "cold hard cash"
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