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Old 05-19-2022, 05:15 PM   #15
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Being the life long CEO of DIY, I bring it along. My dad always told me, if you know how to use it, take it with you.
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Old 05-20-2022, 09:17 AM   #16
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Good list & additions but you never know what you need till you actually need it.

15 years into RVing, 5-6 months per year, & I am still buying needed tools.
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Old 05-20-2022, 03:43 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by hamm2018 View Post
Remember, everything on that list cuts into how much of other things you can take. It cuts into the cargo carrying capacity for everyday items you may want to take along, like food, clothes, general supplies.

We full time and have a large 5th wheel, I still need to be concerned with what we carry. I have a 4-drawer toolbox and a 8-drawer plastic cabinet that holds parts, screws.

Take care in what you think you will need and what you "want since you are an avid "DIYer".
Most larger hand tools and electric-powered tools may be rented as needed instead of hauling around 3-4 hundred # of tools you may only need one time a year.
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Old 05-20-2022, 05:37 PM   #18
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Dremel..wouldn't leave home without it. And I think a 192 full piece tool kit is too much. I would pare it down to about 1/2 that. I take a lot of stuff, Xtra cabinet latches, flex seal spray,
Most of the stuff mentioned already. On our 10 month trip to AK I was ready for anything. Oh..a 3x3 sheet of corregated cardboard case a window gets blown out by a rock from a passing truck. A 6 ft step ladder can be helpful. I use a sawzall a lot. I take the soldering iron. A good assortment of sheet metal screws and some wood deck screws up to 3. 1/2 inches. The 2 part epoxy in the syringe can fix almost anything plastic that breaks.
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Old 05-20-2022, 07:19 PM   #19
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with my old Northstar t/c i used to carry just the basics.a couple sets of pliers,socket set,thats it.i had a finite amount of space/weight i could use.i'll probably do the same with the t/'s amazing what i can do with just a leatherman.
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Old 05-24-2022, 01:35 PM   #20
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I've always been a do-it-myselfer and struggled with the same question when preparing to full time. After almost 2 years on the road, 98% of my tool use have been the very basics. An all in one toolkit has handled almost all of the repairs. A couple times I needed something I didn't have, so a drive to the autoparts or hardware store solved the problem. For bigger stuff, there's my checkbook.

I have a larger toolbox in a storage compartment and it's has been very rarely opened. Oh, and X2 on a caulking gun.

I do have another small toolbox with electrical stuff in it. Mostly low voltage tools, soldering iron, strippers connectors shrink tubing and a multi-meter. That's come in handy quite a few times. I'm in a class A so I carry a grease gun and filter wrench for doing my own oil changes.
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Old 05-24-2022, 09:08 PM   #21
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IMO you can’t have enough tools when your rving and you’re a doityourselfer. I always pulled a racecar with a fully stocked toolbox. Now that we retired from that I put together a toolbox that is one fourth the size but carry the things I hope that will get me by
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Old 05-24-2022, 09:30 PM   #22
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A single heavy jackstand if you plan on addressing any tire issues, and everything required to change a tire yourself. Personally I'll call a tire service first, but sometimes that leaves you sitting roadside for hours.
If that's the case I'll remove it myself, load it in the toad and drive to the nearest tire facility.
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Old 05-24-2022, 09:42 PM   #23
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Like Apline36 says you can never have enough tools.

I recently bought a small inverter DC welder. Just in case you need it.

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