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Old 01-08-2013, 05:38 PM   #1
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This is our first diesel pusher MH, Freightliner XC-s chassis and a 300 hp Cummins engine . Is most of the chassis and engine metric or American ?
Any ideas what we should have in a tool kit. Gary
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:46 PM   #2
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I have just about emptied my roll around tool box into a carry all bag. I never used my tools so much until I bought a motorhome. My most useful tool so far is a small high torque cordless screw driver. It has simplified many jobs.
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This is our first diesel pusher MH, Freightliner XC-s chassis and a 300 hp Cummins engine . Is most of the chassis and engine metric or American ?
Any ideas what we should have in a tool kit. Gary
On mine it's US .... however, I don't remember whats on the Onan genset. As mentioned, the most often used tool is some kind of drill/driver and bits to fit the screws in nearly all the moldings.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:54 PM   #4
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I am not trying to be a SA but, would be a good idea to have a cell phone in your tool box to call for help.Safe Travels
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I have about 40 pounds of tools that has traveled in our 3 rigs over the last 20+ years. I have of used about 2 pounds of them so far, always the same 2 pounds. I have both SAE and metric.

I tackle a lot of coach issues and most issues with my toad, but any RV drivetrain issues, and anything that weighs more than my tool box gets done with a debit card.

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We've worked on every assembly and subassembly of the MH. Have never found a metric bolt.
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We've worked on every assembly and subassembly of the MH. Have never found a metric bolt.
Correct! But toads do
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About two thirds of all fasteners on the Ford chassis are metric. And most toads are about the same. You can't work on anything without both kinds of tools. I carry a large craftsman tool set with both, screw driver sets and test light, volt meter, electrical terminal kit, and a few other small tool boxes with a little bit of everything. And duct tape, and electric tape and much more. I probably spent about five hundred dollars just for the basic stuff to carry along in the motor home and have added some more. Dewalt cordless drill and all kinds of driving tools for it and a good set of drill bits also. Also a few cans of flat repair. May get you out of a bind. Not the preferred tire repair, but it can save you in remote locations.
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Ah yes! Duck Tape. Be prepared to MacGiver.
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I carry both.

One other thing I started carrying, little bottles of loctite. Turns out I use it all the time.

Must commonly used tool, however, is the power screw driver.
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Thanks for all responses.I've been an auto tech all my working life so i'm not afraid to get into things but this thing is a lot bigger and harder to get at stuff.
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I carry a small toolbox screw drivers, pliers, few wrenches and sockets it's not likely I'll change a tire or rebuild the engine.
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Carry what you are capable of using and have the ability to fix. If you know what you are doing, then you will know what to have at hand. Many times it is not the tools, but the parts you may need even more than the tools.
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I carry both.

One other thing I started carrying, little bottles of loctite. Turns out I use it all the time.

Must commonly used tool, however, is the power screw driver.
I have both SAE (Inches) and Metric (MM) wrenches, Loctite,, I have wore out a couple of small battery operated power screwdrivers, Duct Tape and GOOP, don't forget GOOP Wal-Mart now carries RV-GOOP

Goop comes in many "Flavors" now days, they all have slightly different features. but they seal leaks, close boxes for shippping, mount stuff, I go through 2 or 3 tubes a year it seems.

The original product fixes the sole of your tennis shoe.
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