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Old 07-28-2014, 02:46 PM   #29
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One of the best additions to what everyone has mentioned is a cordless impact wrench. I bought a craftsman 19.2 volt with two batteries. It has worked well for me. We are full timers in our second year and have found that anything you are accustom to having and have the talent to use is worth having with you providing it fits with in your weight capacity. I have used many of my tools on projects other than motorhome/trailer maintenance or repair. I also have left some tools at our Son and Daughters home since I haven't used them in over a year. We stay on property that we have set up for extended stays with three family members, two in SW Michigan and one in South California.

Full set of mechanic tools including metric 1/4" thru 3/4"
complete electric tools 12vdc & 120-220 ac
pancake air compressor
bottle jack
full set of cordless tools
electric porta-band saw
electric palm sander
hand saw
framing square
electric saber/jig saw
I have most all of it packed in three "CONTICO" plastic containers I bought at Walmart that I bought years ago to ship scuba diving equipment when luggage was free on air travel, they live on my slide outs now.
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:06 AM   #31
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make sure to have Torx drivers, lot of new vehicles use Torx.

One thing I have not seen mentioned, I keep a selection of bolts, nuts and washers in various lengths and diameters. Never know when a bolt will get loose and fall out, nice to be able to have a replacement right there.
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:16 AM   #32
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The tool box is a personal struggle for me. Tools are heavy and I carry a lot of them. It's kinduv the one area (other than water and diesel) where I look the other way when loading up. Seems like they get a lot of use, though, if not by me, by other RVers. Biggest surprise is the popularity of the Dewalt 18v grinder. \ken

DEWALT 18-Volt XRP Ni-Cad Cordless 4-1/2 in. (114mm) Cut-Off Tool-DC411KA at The Home Depot
Yup ... I have the 120vac version ... seems like I'm cutting stuff all the time !!

The other thing I don't leave home without is a PEX crimping tool, some fittings, and few 4 ft. lengths of PEX. Unfortunately, it gets used .
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Since I have a Keystone product - all the above plus a bit more!
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:30 PM   #34
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One of the best additions to what everyone has mentioned is a cordless impact wrench. I bought a craftsman 19.2 volt with two batteries. It has worked well for me. We are full timers in our second year and have found that anything you are accustom to having and have the talent to use is worth having with you providing it fits with in your weight capacity. I have used many of my tools on projects other than motorhome/trailer maintenance or repair. I also have left some tools at our Son and Daughters home since I haven't used them in over a year. We stay on property that we have set up for extended stays with three family members, two in SW Michigan and one in South California.

Full set of mechanic tools including metric 1/4" thru 3/4"
complete electric tools 12vdc & 120-220 ac
pancake air compressor
bottle jack
full set of cordless tools
electric porta-band saw
electric palm sander
hand saw
framing square
electric saber/jig saw
I have most all of it packed in three "CONTICO" plastic containers I bought at Walmart that I bought years ago to ship scuba diving equipment when luggage was free on air travel, they live on my slide outs now.
1948boat (and everyone else),

As a newb to RV'ing, I'm putting together a tool kit. Most of the tools listed in this thread seem pretty obvious. (Of course, they're "obvious" AFTER someone mentions them. ) However, the woodworking tools throw me a bit (hand saw, framing square, etc.) throw me bit. Why woodworking tools in an RV?

Thanks,

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add a couple of different sized carpenters clamps to hold stuff down to work on or to clamp wood back together till the glue dries, Oh and Gorilla glue, etc
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i always carry some alumiweld great stuff just use a torch also have some for steel and cast supper strong
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1948boat (and everyone else),

As a newb to RV'ing, I'm putting together a tool kit. Most of the tools listed in this thread seem pretty obvious. (Of course, they're "obvious" AFTER someone mentions them. ) However, the woodworking tools throw me a bit (hand saw, framing square, etc.) throw me bit. Why woodworking tools in an RV?

Thanks,

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These were of course tools I had prior to the full time motor homing, but to answer your question, since we have extended stays we have built two small decks and do not use our steps to enter the coach, it is safer carrying shopping bags.
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1948boat,

Nice looking steps and deck. Your tool list makes sense.

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Dang......ya'll are describing a fully equipped workshop/mechanic's garage. I have never needed anything more than a basic tool kit, knife, fuses, and a cordless drill. My thinking is that if I need any heavy duty tools then I probably am about to take on something way over my head and should just call for help.

I also like shedding weight, not adding it.

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