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Old 10-28-2011, 06:28 AM   #1
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Good morning,
Since I am new to all of this, I was wondering if anyone knew how many tools should I take with me. Should I take a small tool kit or a large tool set with power tools? We have a 1998 Winnebago Itasca Sunflyer 36'. I don't want to take too much but also don't want to not have enough tools. Any experience on this.

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Old 10-28-2011, 06:50 AM   #2
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I carry one of those 100 pc.all-in-one fold up tool kits. It has all the basics and is compact. Most other repairs requiring bigger tools I use a shop and credit card.

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Old 10-28-2011, 06:52 AM   #3
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The first thing would be how handy you are. No point in bringing a glockenspeil if you don't know how to use it. I would reccomend the tools to do basic house stuff to anyone you always need basic hammer, screwdrivers. Now for the engine and drive train that would depend again on your knowedge and ability. If you are a retired mechanic then by all means bring a few tools but not the whole shop. I carry enough tools to do anything short of a engine rebuild no air tools but thats me . I like to feel I can fix any problem myself.
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:53 AM   #4
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You can never have too many tools, but in this case there is a limit to what you can do on the road. I carry a socket set, a set of wrenches, hammer, screwdriver set and that's about it. I also carry a battery operated drill. Make sure you have the square driver for all those RV screws that hold the thing together. Also a torque wrench big enough to check torques on the wheel nuts.
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:08 AM   #5
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I am a back yard mechanic. I like to think I can fix anything. My Dad is a 40 year retired mechanic. I just know I will not know when to draw the line when it comes how many tools to take.
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It really doesn't matter how many or how few tools you bring... You will NEVER have the right tool for what ever breaks. I'm pretty sure it's parts of "MURPHY"s LAW"

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