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Old 03-07-2013, 08:21 AM   #1
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What tools for a newbie

Planning on a dedicated toolbox to stay with the vehicle. Driving a 36' Winnebago Champion. What should be in that toolbox?
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:30 AM   #2
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The std stuff wrenches, sockets,pliers,screwdrivers all normal hand tools. Then a multimeter, spare fuses,extra filters and needed wrenches for them. An Electrical repair kit with an assortment of connectors, bungee cords,wire ties, rescue tape, duct tape the list is endless :-)

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I carry basic stuff

And checkbook.
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I also carry a hammer, I carry mostly rachet staps and a few bungee cords, crowbar, rubber hammer, camp axe, small foldup military shovel, portable air compressor.
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I also carry a hammer, I carry mostly rachet staps and a few bungee cords, crowbar, rubber hammer, camp axe, small foldup military shovel, portable air compressor.
Oh yeah. Hammer! Mine is a 6 lb ball peen named PAT (Permanent Adjusting Tool)
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Along with the 'normal' tools I also carry and assortment of bolts, (std & metric) nuts for bolts, washers, screws, extra lamps, hand cleaner and rags. Being that I tow a trailer for the 'toys' I also have extra wheel bearings, seals, grease and the 'proper' tools to work on the trailer. Something else I have is a halgon work light (AC) in case I need to make repairs in the dark. It has come in handy a couple times. I would rather have 'too much stuff' then not have what I might need.
Here is Alaska it can be a long way to get help!
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:56 AM   #7
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2X on the checkbook and basic stuff...plus a great way to meet your neighbors is by looking pitiful and bumming tools ;-(
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We do most of our own repairs so we have several tool boxes and kits. Some tools we have double and triple of cause well you can never have too many pliers or screw drivers .........
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Thanks everyone. So I'm getting just basic vehicle tools, with some camping tools thrown in. Seems there's nothing exotic I'm missing out on knowing.
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Thanks everyone. So I'm getting just basic vehicle tools, with some camping tools thrown in. Seems there's nothing exotic I'm missing out on knowing.
Thanks again,
Ya got yer basic plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and mechanical. Someone here once said they carry a 100 lbs of tools but use the same 20 lbs most often. That's probably about the size of it. But never hurts to be prepared.
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The farther you travel from civilization , the more prepared you need to be to handle whatever will arise. If you never travel far from built up areas, you can always buy whatever you forgot or dont have. My friend is a diesel mechanic and we changed his transmition in a truck stop parking lot half way home on a 4000 mile trip. Now thats prepared, air tools and everything.
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I keep a soldiering iron, cordless jigsaw with an assortment of blades (metal and wood cutting) and a pair of baby-bolt cutters handy in addition to the usual stuff. Helpful for repairs and mayhem.
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Oh yeah. Hammer! Mine is a 6 lb ball peen named PAT (Permanent Adjusting Tool)
I have a 2lb sledge I just call the BFH - an often used go-to tool.
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The best tool to have when you most need it wont be in your tool box. It will be back sitting on the store shelf when you said to yourself "Nah I will never have a use for it."
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