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Old 09-19-2016, 08:29 AM   #1
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Spare Parts Inventory

New to motorhoming so don't have experience on what breaks. Question is: Does anyone have a list or identify a thread that provides a good list of spare parts to keep on hand while camping to help prevent spoiling a great camping trip?





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Old 09-19-2016, 08:53 AM   #2
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I've owned 12 RV's including 3 Class A diesel pushers. I've never carried a parts inventory as it can be an expensive concept and a crap shoot as chances of having the right spare part at the right time is probably not going to happen.
With that said, it's a good idea to carry 2 fresh water hoses, an extra length of power cable, 2nd cable coax and two lengths of sewer hose for use in some campsites as the services may require it due to the location of the services on the pad. If you boondock a lot, some may suggest a spare water pump. Beyond that, most things that fail will either send you home early or you cam manage the failure in such a way as to allow you to complete your camping adventure.
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Old 09-19-2016, 09:12 AM   #3
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Spare fuses. Open fuse box and see what sizes are used.
I keeps several of all of them. Haven't had to use any of them but once.
My fault that I blew one.
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Old 09-19-2016, 09:19 AM   #4
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Congrats on your Forester.Check the Forester and Sunseeker (forester is just upscale sunseeker) forums and you'll get a hint on what people are doing to their motorhomes. Should give you an idea on what to carry. Myself I carry more tools than parts, there's usually a Walmart or Homedepot around to pick up any bandaids I need.RSchleders list of hoses and cables is good I might add fuses- a good 12v asssortment pack wouldnt hurt
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Old 09-19-2016, 10:20 AM   #5
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Yep---fuses are definitely a must have. My bad, I missed recommending them!!!
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I am a weirdo... Most people know that know me, know that. I carried/will carry more parts and hope to never use them. I do that little mods or repairs when I was out. Gave me a purpose besides cooking and cleaning and watching kids.

I carried before(I am loosing some of it) I mostly carried in case someone else needed it.

Pex assortment w/tube, fittings and tools
electrical assortment w/fuses, bulbs, wire, loom, connectors and tools and cords and adapters
way too many tools mechanics and maintenance
didn't carry a ladder... but i got a telescoping 12.5 ft
Hmmm. It doesn't sound like much, but it was when I unloaded it all.
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Old 09-19-2016, 11:13 AM   #7
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I once did some work for a company that rented motorhomes. They always packed a spare starter, alternator and belts in each one. Their thinking was that those parts often went out and repair shops had a habit of gouging them for the new ones...Just sayin..
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Just thought of some additional items, some of which are mentioned above.
--Well stocked tool box
--Engine belts
--A selection of zip ties
--Some electrical and balling wire.
--Box or jar of assorted, hardware, screws, bolts, nuts, washers, wire nuts, couple small hose clamps. Anything else you can think of along this line.
--A "professional" grade high pressure tire gauge.
--Black electoral tape, Guerrilla/duct tape
--Tube of self leveling RV caulk/caulk gun
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Old 09-19-2016, 11:50 AM   #9
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Toolbox and tools, the failures on the roads have never sent me home (yet, knock on wood) but have been part of the adventure. I have had to replace tires, shower mixing valves, water pumps, fix leaks, light bulbs and fixtures on the road. I do most of the preventive maintenance to keep major failures in check, seems to have worked over the years. Hope this post doesn't bite me.
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X2 on the ladder. I have a ladder attached to the back end but not comfortable with going staight up the telescoping 12.5 is a lot easier. Good(or maybe not)thing the rear storage is so big
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