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Old 07-14-2019, 05:17 PM   #1
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Tool List?

I have searched in Class A MotorHome forum and could not find anything.
I also looked at the newbie section with the sticky and links and did not see anything listed.

I am interested If anyone has generated a list of tools that should be carried on the coach for Everyday issues and things that experience tells you you should have had in your tool bag.

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I am picking up a 2016 motorhome tomorrow and I always like to be prepared for things that could be easily corrected...

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I'll start. A multi-meter.
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Old 07-14-2019, 05:32 PM   #3
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Multimeter, cordless drill, bit set, screw drivers, quarter inch drive socket set, mix of combination wrenches. Not to mention a 10 ton hydraulic bottle jack, the correct socket for the lug nuts, and a suitable breaker bar. You can possibly forgor the tire tools if you have a big MH as you will not likely ever change a tire without professional help
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I have searched in Class A MotorHome forum and could not find anything.
Seriously...try this then
https://www.google.com/search?q=tool...earch=irv2.com:
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Yup that was a serious question.. I used the search of Tool list and did not get anything of of value. Thanks for the google link I appreciate it, that was a real help there are lots of links to look at.

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I do all/most of my own maintenance and service on my 5th wheeler. While working on the rig at home I try perform these functions out of my on-board toolbox, if Im short something it will probably get added. Im one of those guys that never met a tool I didnt like, so my shop is well stocked. I carry what I think Id need on the road for most things. We are not full timers, so optional maintenance may get deferred until I get home with full shop access.

1. Multi bit screw driver with a wide assortment of special bits
2. Basic dedicated screwdrivers, square drive, Phillips, straight, etc.
3. Miniature screw driver set with large bit assortment
4. Most of a Lowes pliers set, left a few things behind
5. 6, 8 & 10 in. adjustable wrenches
6. 8 vise grip pliers
7. Both 3/8 SAE and metric socket sets, my rig needs both
8. Both 3/8 SAE and metric combination wrenches
9. A combination set of SAE and metric sockets
10. Medium ball pin hammer
11. Wire strippers and crimpers
12. Allen head wrench sets
13. Tape measure
14. Dermal tool with assorted bits and cutters
15. PEX hose cutter and crimper for steel PEX bands
16. Caulk gun
17. Grease guns, small and standard
18. 14 pry bar, use to do the last inch of lift when changing tires, makes life easy (never had a flat)
19. Digital multimeter
20. ODB II scanner with live display
21. Infrared thermometer
22. Digital tire gauge and an analog tire gauge
23. Hydrometer
24. Turkey basting tube for adding battery water
25. Propane gas sensor
26. Battery internal resistance meter
27. Torque wrenches, I check my trailer wheel lugs every morning along with tire pressures
28. Four-way tire tool
29. Long breaker bar with another 30 pipe cheater
30. 12 ton jack
31. Cordless drill with charger & matching work light
32. Odd assortment of items used to change a wheel bearing
33. Utility knife & razor scraper
34. Small mirror
35. Utility razor knife with spare blades
36. LED flashlight in toolbox and in each compartment
37. Snap ring pliers, inside & outside
38. I use a CO2 system to inflate tires instead of a compressor, I frequently do not have 110v power for a larger compressor
39. Air blow gun and a extension blow gun (up to 22) tire inflator
40. Hand held propane detector
41. Sewer line wrenches, plastic
42. Sewer drain plug wrench, plastic
43. Window wiper, for windows and solar panels
44. Spark plug socket for the geny
45. Hacksaw & spare blades
46. Small wood saw
47. And what ever I cant recall

As for supplies and spare parts:
1. Full set of fuses
2. Spare bulbs
3. Electrical, duct, Eternabond, Teflon tape & awning tape
4. Spark plug, filters and oil for generator
5. Crimp ends for wires, custom selected for wires on-board
6. Spare length of 12Ga. Wire
7. Cable ties
8. Spare wheel bearings, race, seals, etc.
9. Bearing grease
10. Grease gun and extra grease for suspension bolts
11. Propane pipe joint compound (the yellow stuff)
12. Disposable gloves
13. Leather work gloves
14. 5 x 7 ft plastic tarp, those free ones from Harbor Freight
15. Rags
16. Silicone spray
17. WD40 (this is not a lube)
18. Boeshield T-9 (this is a great lube)
19. Spare PEX fittings and PEX clamps (includes PEX end caps) & short length(s) of PEX pipe
20. Spare sewer hose seals for the ends of the fittings
21. Assortment of screws
22. Roof repair materials
23. Caulk, Proflex for outside and latex for interior
24. Superglue, epoxy
25. Butyl tape
26. C-clips for compartment door latches
27. Dicor self leveling sealant
28. Distilled water for batteries
29. Washers for water hose, spare wire mesh filter for the city water connection
30. Spare water filters for whole house filter
31. Manuals for everything Ive found manuals for
32. Hand cleaner
33. Windex
34. Roll of paper towels
35. All other things I cant think of sitting here

Not really tools or supplies:
1. 30 ft sewer line
2. 60 ft water line, 300 PSI
3. Portable water filter for filling fresh water tank
4. 50 & 30 Amp primary shore power cables, twist-on connector required for trailer end
5. 50 & 30 Amp extension cables
6. Assorted power cable adapters, from and to combination
7. Outlet receptacle tester and circuit analyzer, can be used with 30 & 50 amp adapters prior to plugging into shore power. The built-in EMS does the real job.
8. 25 ft coax TV cable with coax wrench and female to female adapter, needed in a few places
9. Sewer drain height adapters, used when sewer drain is in a sunken concrete pad, just take male and female threaded by slip joint ABS connectors and join them on the slip joint, very simple if one side is street type connector. Both 3 & 4 sizes
10. Macerator pump and dedicated hose segments, on some trips
11. 42 gal. Barker waste water tote, with short sewer hose adapters as required, on some trips
12. 60 gal water bladder with 12 volt water pump configured with hose fittings to refill fresh water tank, on some trips
13. Traffic cones
14. Safety Triangles, LED lighted
15. Heavy duty tire plug kit, lives in truck

I carry this stuff in four places, a regular plastic toolbox for the most used things, another box for the cordless stuff, another plastic box for rarely used tools and a large plastic tub for the spare parts. Small parts live in an assortment of plastic part boxes from Home Depot. I have avoided buying those assortment kits of parts. I select only the sizes and types that are actually used in my rig and in quantities that might be needed. With exception of wheel bearings Ive used most of the stuff at some point or another.
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Old 07-14-2019, 06:07 PM   #7
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Spare engine belts
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Old 07-14-2019, 06:21 PM   #8
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I suggest a few shark bite fittings. And few caps too. Quick and easy way to repair a water leak.
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Old 07-14-2019, 08:01 PM   #9
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Here ya go:

https://www.reserveamerica.com/outdo...rv-toolbox.htm
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Old 07-14-2019, 09:59 PM   #10
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I do all/most of my own maintenance and service on my 5th wheeler. While working on the rig at home I try perform these functions out of my on-board toolbox, if I’m short something it will probably get added. I’m one of those guys that never met a tool I didn’t like, so my shop is well stocked. I carry what I think I’d need on the road for most things. We are not full timers, so optional maintenance may get deferred until I get home with full shop access.

1. Multi bit screw driver with a wide assortment of special bits
2. Basic dedicated screwdrivers, square drive, Phillips, straight, etc.
3. Miniature screw driver set with large bit assortment
4. Most of a Lowes pliers set, left a few things behind
5. 6, 8 & 10 in. adjustable wrenches
6. 8” vise grip pliers
7. Both 3/8” SAE and metric socket sets, my rig needs both
8. Both 3/8” SAE and metric combination wrenches
9. A combination set of ” SAE and metric sockets
10. Medium ball pin hammer
11. Wire strippers and crimpers
12. Allen head wrench sets
13. Tape measure
14. Dermal tool with assorted bits and cutters
15. PEX hose cutter and crimper for steel PEX bands
16. Caulk gun
17. Grease guns, small and standard
18. 14” pry bar, use to do the last inch of lift when changing tires, makes life easy (never had a flat)
19. Digital multimeter
20. ODB II scanner with live display
21. Infrared thermometer
22. Digital tire gauge and an analog tire gauge
23. Hydrometer
24. Turkey basting tube for adding battery water
25. Propane gas sensor
26. Battery internal resistance meter
27. Torque wrenches, I check my trailer wheel lugs every morning along with tire pressures
28. Four-way tire tool
29. Long ” breaker bar with another 30” pipe cheater
30. 12 ton jack
31. Cordless drill with charger & matching work light
32. Odd assortment of items used to change a wheel bearing
33. Utility knife & razor scraper
34. Small mirror
35. Utility razor knife with spare blades
36. LED flashlight in toolbox and in each compartment
37. Snap ring pliers, inside & outside
38. I use a CO2 system to inflate tires instead of a compressor, I frequently do not have 110v power for a larger compressor
39. Air blow gun and a extension blow gun (up to 22”) tire inflator
40. Hand held propane detector
41. Sewer line wrenches, plastic
42. Sewer drain plug wrench, plastic
43. Window wiper, for windows and solar panels
44. Spark plug socket for the geny
45. Hacksaw & spare blades
46. Small wood saw
47. And what ever I can’t recall

As for supplies and spare parts:
1. Full set of fuses
2. Spare bulbs
3. Electrical, duct, Eternabond, Teflon tape & awning tape
4. Spark plug, filters and oil for generator
5. Crimp ends for wires, custom selected for wires on-board
6. Spare length of 12Ga. Wire
7. Cable ties
8. Spare wheel bearings, race, seals, etc.
9. Bearing grease
10. Grease gun and extra grease for suspension bolts
11. Propane pipe joint compound (the yellow stuff)
12. Disposable gloves
13. Leather work gloves
14. 5 x 7 ft plastic tarp, those free ones from Harbor Freight
15. Rags
16. Silicone spray
17. WD40 (this is not a lube)
18. Boeshield T-9 (this is a great lube)
19. Spare PEX fittings and PEX clamps (includes PEX end caps) & short length(s) of PEX pipe
20. Spare sewer hose seals for the ends of the fittings
21. Assortment of screws
22. Roof repair materials
23. Caulk, Proflex for outside and latex for interior
24. Superglue, epoxy
25. Butyl tape
26. C-clips for compartment door latches
27. Dicor self leveling sealant
28. Distilled water for batteries
29. Washers for water hose, spare wire mesh filter for the city water connection
30. Spare water filters for whole house filter
31. Manuals for everything I’ve found manuals for
32. Hand cleaner
33. Windex
34. Roll of paper towels
35. All other things I can’t think of sitting here

Not really tools or supplies:
1. 30 ft sewer line
2. 60 ft water line, 300 PSI
3. Portable water filter for filling fresh water tank
4. 50 & 30 Amp primary shore power cables, twist-on connector required for trailer end
5. 50 & 30 Amp extension cables
6. Assorted power cable adapters, from and to combination
7. Outlet receptacle tester and circuit analyzer, can be used with 30 & 50 amp adapters prior to plugging into shore power. The built-in EMS does the real job.
8. 25 ft coax TV cable with coax wrench and female to female adapter, needed in a few places
9. Sewer drain height adapters, used when sewer drain is in a sunken concrete pad, just take male and female threaded by slip joint ABS connectors and join them on the slip joint, very simple if one side is street type connector. Both 3 & 4” sizes
10. Macerator pump and dedicated hose segments, on some trips
11. 42 gal. Barker waste water tote, with short sewer hose adapters as required, on some trips
12. 60 gal water bladder with 12 volt water pump configured with hose fittings to refill fresh water tank, on some trips
13. Traffic cones
14. Safety Triangles, LED lighted
15. Heavy duty tire plug kit, lives in truck

I carry this stuff in four places, a regular plastic toolbox for the most used things, another box for the cordless stuff, another plastic box for rarely used tools and a large plastic tub for the spare parts. Small parts live in an assortment of plastic part boxes from Home Depot. I have avoided buying those assortment kits of parts. I select only the sizes and types that are actually used in my rig and in quantities that might be needed. With exception of wheel bearings I’ve used most of the stuff at some point or another.
OMG...I didn't see "heat-shrink tubing" for electrical wiring on your list. Add this to your list now!!!!

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RV Tools List
1. Multi bit screw driver with special bits
2. Screwdrivers, square drive, Phillips, straight, etc.
3. Pliers set
4. 6, 8 & 10 in. adjustable wrenches
5. 8 vise grip pliers
6. Both 3/8 SAE and metric socket sets
7. SAE and metric combination wrenches
8. A combination set of SAE and metric sockets
9. Medium ball pin hammer
10. Wire strippers and crimpers
11. Allen head wrench sets
12. Tape measure
13. PEX hose cutter and crimper for steel PEX bands
14. Caulk gun
15. Grease guns, small and standard
16. 14 pry bar, use to do the last inch of lift when changing tires, makes life easy (never had a flat)
17. Digital multimeter
18. Infrared thermometer
19. Digital tire gauge and an analog tire gauge
20. Torque wrenches, I check my wheel lugs every morning along with tire pressures
21. Four-way tire tool Long breaker bar with another 30 pipe cheater
22. 12 ton jack
23. Cordless drill with charger & matching work light
24. Odd assortment of items used to change a wheel bearing



26. Utility knife & razor scraper
27. LED flashlight in toolbox and in each compartment
28. Split ring pliers, inside & outside
29. I use a CO2 system to inflate tires instead of a compressor, I frequently do not have 110v power for a larger compressor
30. Air blow gun and a extension blow gun (up to 22) tire inflator
31. Hand held Propane detector
32. Hacksaw & spare blades
33. Small wood saw
34.

Supplies and parts:
1. Full set of fuses
2. Spare bulbs
3. Electrical, duct, thernabond & teflon tape
4. Crimp ends for wires, custom selected for wires on-board
5. Spare length of 12Ga. Wire
6. Cable ties
7. Bearing grease
8. Grease gun and extra grease for wet bolts
9. Propane pipe joint compound (the yellow stuff)
10. Disposable gloves
11. Rags
12. Silicone spray
13. WD40
14. Spare PEX fittings and PEX clamps & short length(s) of PEX pipe
15. Assortment of screws
16. Roof sealant
17. RV Caulk
18. Superglue
19. Butyl tape
20. C-clips for compartment door latches
21. Dicor self leveling sealant
22. Washers for water hose, spare wire mesh filter for the city water connection
23. RV Manuals
24. Hand cleaner
25. Roll of paper towels
26.
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OMG...I didn't see "heat-shrink tubing" for electrical wiring on your list. Add this to your list now!!!!

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Oh my- That was one of those items in the box that just did not make on my list. Memory failure when I wrote it. There's more- if only I could remember it all. Much too lazy to inventory the stuff. But thanks for the memory jog.
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Take a few minutes and check this out..


http://www.irv2.com/forums/f62/would...ad-310496.html


I wouldn't limit the search to a single sub-forum but the entire site as many Class C coaches have assembled tool boxes.
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