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Old 07-17-2016, 02:06 PM   #11
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Have a socket that fits your lug nuts on your tires. a 4/way will not work on the thin wall rims. Most socket sets will not have the correct socket needed either. Find what you need before you leave on your trip and carry it with the camper.

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Old 07-18-2016, 12:19 PM   #12
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Try this: What to Keep in your RV Toolkit

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Old 07-18-2016, 02:53 PM   #13
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One of these (or similar other brand)
I use this more than anything else in the toolbox.
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Old 07-18-2016, 03:06 PM   #14
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Don't forget a torque wrench and appropriate socket to check your wheel lug nuts. And a breaker bar to get them off. And either a bottle jack or a Traileraide to lift the tire to remove.
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Old 07-18-2016, 04:37 PM   #15
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A free multimeter from Harbor Freight and gorilla tape instead of duct tape.
X2,3,4 or whatever. Good info.
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Old 07-18-2016, 04:58 PM   #16
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X2,3,4 or whatever. Good info.
Their free tarps are a handy item, wind/sun screen.
Something to lay on.
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Old 07-18-2016, 05:04 PM   #17
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lots of good suggestions, but don't carry what you don't know how to use. For example, a voltmeter and test light are useless of you have no experience diagnosing electrical. Carry what you are comfortable using for tools, a selection of screws, bulbs, fuses, tape, zip ties.
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Old 07-26-2016, 07:59 AM   #18
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Building a tool kit

Tire gauge- air pressure is everything

multimeter if you don't know how to use it check YouTube. At least learn to check a pedestal before you plug in.

grease gun- Not needed as long as you are meticulous on your pre trip maintenance. A bearing going out on the road will leave you stranded. I take one in case a hub gets hot. I check every stop.

Gorilla tape, bailing wire, eternabond(roof repairs).

Assorted tools, pliers, vise grips, screw drivers and sockets.

I like the idea of a few parts to keep me on the road, instead of packing up and going home. I'll add some of the above suggestions to my kit for sure.
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Old 07-26-2016, 11:45 AM   #19
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Here is my list, FWIW

one time I pinched/abraided my trailer wire while towing... luckily not bad enough to fail, but did not want to drive 4 hours home like that. I found a RV place near the campground and had to buy a new section of wire. Then spent a bit on my back installing at the campground.

Small drill/driver is nice for taking off panels to access items in the trailer (like hidden fuse panels)

My small toolbox sits in the garage (by the big one) between trips so I always check the list to make sure its fully stocked before heading out.

Its not on the list, but I also have a selections of screws, wire nuts, etc in the top of the toolbox.

Never get too focused on carrying everything... you can usually stop at a hardware or auto supply store to pick up supplies if something crazy happens. Just make sure you have the main tools you need.
Zip Ties
Duct Tape
5-in-1 Screwdriver
Pliers (adjustable / needle)
Rubber Hose Washers
Silicone Spray / WD40
Wire nuts
Electrical Tape
Small Socket Set
Wire strippers
Drill (I have a small one)

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