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Old 02-14-2015, 01:23 PM   #1
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What tools do you keep in your rig?

What kinds of tools do you keep in your rig? Since we're new to RVing I want to bring some basics. So far this is what I have in my toolkit:

crescent wrench, vise grips, assorted screwdrivers, 15/16 long socket for water heater drain, wire strippers, elec. and duct tape.

What do you bring?

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Old 02-14-2015, 01:24 PM   #2
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Here's a good thread.......

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Old 02-14-2015, 01:36 PM   #3
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Add to your list a cordless screw gun with bits, gorilla tape, quality lug wrench, bottle jack(unless your truck comes with one like a Ford), random screw assortment, roof repair tape (eternabond), spare fuses, and a voltmeter. I think that is all I carry for the coach. My truck box is another story.
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Old 02-14-2015, 01:59 PM   #4
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Let me begin with the idea that I do (today) carry too much, but each time I do some service work I seem to refine and occassionally reduce the listing. Every "guy" thing (tools, parts, support items) is inventoried and has a designated home in our rig. The only emergency I have had in two year has been a blown air line for one of my air bags (sunseeker coach) and I did not have a method of repair (not a fun day). I do now, I added 20' of line and 6 connectors to the list.

At min atleast consider back up parts for you water system (filter housing, strainer). If you can't maintain pressure and flow you don't have water...

A good plan is only use the tools and parts that are on the rig during your service work, replace what you use and add to the list anything that moves from the garage to the work at hand.

For me getting the DW to follow suit within the coach will require more than squaring our myers briggs results......
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Old 02-14-2015, 02:02 PM   #5
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Old 02-14-2015, 02:04 PM   #6
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12 volt compressor
jumper cables
assorted spray lube (wd-40,jigaloo,graphite,lithium grease)
assortment of bolts,screws and electrical connectors, misc light bulbs
large flat file and hacksaw
24" breaker bar and 15/16 socket for wheel replacement
2 ton bottle jack
duct tape and fine wire
+ all the common hand tools in a toolbox stored in the front closet
disposable cover all and work gloves
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Old 02-14-2015, 04:27 PM   #7
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We've been RVers for 5 years but when we were newbies we kept a few spiral notebooks handy to write down things we needed....from tools to food to upgrades. (It's pretty funny...like when we had super-fresh corn-on-the-cobb that we bar-b-qued and then sat down and asked each other, "Did you pack any butter?" NOPE)

I have the "near me" app on my iPhone and when in a pinch (like forgetting bread or discovering the site is too long from the sewer line to my line) I'll pull up the nearest hardware store/Walmart and disconnect the truck and make a trip into town...and usually grabbing an ice cream or something on the way back.
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Old 02-14-2015, 04:34 PM   #8
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Amongst my extensive tools I also carry a wire feed welder an air compressor and two different generators.
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Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. That's our philosophy, and we'll be coming back to y'all's lists when we get our new TT.
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Old 02-15-2015, 12:15 PM   #10
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A nice compact set of 3/8 drive sockets some wrenches and screwdrivers, anything heavier than that I'll call GS or AAA.
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