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Old 11-02-2014, 11:04 AM   #1
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Spare parts

So the "what broke last" thread got me thinking.

What spare parts do you bring with you, if any, in the MH for long trips?
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Old 11-02-2014, 11:16 AM   #2
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Toolbox, duct tape, electrical ties, caulk and caulk gun, credit card and cell phone. I have a good extended warranty so if I cant do a "quick fix" I call someone.
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Old 11-02-2014, 11:24 AM   #3
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Other than a large assortment of glue, wire, screws, nuts, and bolts, about the only spare parts I carry are bulbs and fuel filters. Probably carry more tools than parts as most parts or an alternative can be found at RV or hardware stores. Have had to purchase things like wood clamps, saber saw, and an electric drill while on the road.
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Old 11-02-2014, 12:15 PM   #4
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In addition to the above, I always carry a complete oil change set up just in case I go over my mileage on a trip or somethingfrom the road were to hit the oil filter, it doesn't take up much room. I also carry extra oil for the generator, transmission, and leveling system.
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On my Monaco, I found over the years certain things break or wear out more often than they should, like cabinet latches or hinges. Those items I would buy extras and keep as spares. On our new coach, it's too early to tell. I did loose the wiper nut cover on our first trip with rain, so I ordered two of them so I would have a spare.

I carry extra fuel filters for the engine and generator, extra electrical plugs for the tow vehicle connections, and other items like wire, screws, silicone, duct tape, a couple rolls of emergency tape, air and water tubing, fuses, circuit breakers and other small fasteners.

I don't carry a lot of tools, only what can be used for repairs on the road. I always have a soldering gun, voltmeter and now even carry a pex tool crimper and extra pex fittings.
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Old 11-02-2014, 08:50 PM   #6
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Most of the above plus lots of bungee calls & zip ties.

I also carry a mounted spare tire, I started doing this on a trip to Alaska and since I invested in it I keep carrying it.
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I carry a spare tire for MH, Toad, Dolly. Belts and Hoses and the left-over fluids for MH. Figure if I have trouble and need to call someone having the part is 75% of the battle.
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shark bite fittings, few feet of pex hose, hose clamps, bulbs, oil and tranny, fuel filters, tie wraps, mechanix wire, tape, electrical wire with assortment of conectors, screws, nuts bolts, fan belt, engine oil, tranny oil, theres more. and a good assortment of tools. I carry lots of extra but it really doesn't take up much room.
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Like the others, I carry spare filters and "jury rig" stuff I can use to make temp repairs, plus fuses and some bulbs. I only carry stuff I need to tide me over until I can buy parts locally or order online if needed.

You can drive yourself nuts with spare parts - whatever you have with you won't be the part you need anyway (Murphy's Law). However, if you have a critical component that may be hard to find, it is perhaps worth while to carry a spare. For example, I have a circuit board that controls all 12v power distribution in my rig (it's a multiplex wiring system) and if that fails the rig is pretty much unlivable. No fridge, no a/c or heat (thermostat), no lighting, etc. Hard to patch around it too, so I'm seriously considering buying a spare even though it's a $300 part. Haven't done it yet, though.
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Old 11-03-2014, 06:32 PM   #11
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- Mounted spare tire.
- Generator control board.
- BCC Board.
- HWH solenoid.
- HWH springs.
- HWH control valve.
- Water pump.
- Warter heater electric element.
- Some other minor bits and pieces.
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Carry a spare engine accessories/fan belt. It yours breaks you are stranded, no limping to the nearest exit, or repair shop. a roll of "rescue tape"; which allows you to temporarily patch a coolant hose, top off the system with onboard water, and get to the nearest repair facility. Spare fuel filters in case you buy a load of watery fuel.
A roadside assistance program for other breakdowns.
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