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Old 10-22-2010, 06:52 AM   #11
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For a ladder we usually take either a 4 foot Little Giant or just a three step stool. It depends on how heavily we are loaded. For most of what you can handle yourself a basic set of tools from Sears is probably sufficient. Be sure to have an extra belt and extra oil along with tranny fluid. That brings to mind the flexible funnel to put the oil in if you need to add oil.

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Old 10-22-2010, 07:48 AM   #12
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As I scanned all these great ideas I didn't see a multi meter.
You can get a cheap one at Harbor Freight or Radio Shack for
a few bucks. They can be priceless if you have electrical problems.
Battery voltage can tell you a lot. The little led battery charge
indicator on the wall is no replacement for a meter.
Also have been known to have blown fuse that didn't look bad.

Meter, WD40, duct tape, spare fuses can take you a long way.
electrical tape and an assortment of wire nuts and wire stripper/cutter.
A hand full of zip ties are nice but in a pinch the duct tape will
get the job done.

One of those 6 way screw drivers are imperative.
Cheap one's from HF can cost 2 or 3 bucks and have 2 size phillips
and 2 size slot and by removing the bit you get 1/4 and 5/16
nut driver all in one handy tool.

I have a small rubber maid bin in the bottom of a closet to hold
the above and quite a bit more.....

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Old 10-22-2010, 07:55 AM   #13
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In our TV I keep a 233 piece tool kit that has 1/4, 3/8's and 1/2" drives, wrenchs etc. I also have the afforementioned multimeter, a complete set of screwdrivers, pliers, side cutters, crimpers with an assortment of ends, a 20 ton bottle jack, and assortment of lubricants such as fluid film, PBlaster and silicone spray and a torque wrench. There is usually more but I can't htink off the top of my head.

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Old 10-22-2010, 08:09 AM   #14
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I picked-up a medium size tackle-box, and stocked it with things like electrical connections, wire wraps, elec tape, pipe tape, WD-40, lube-oil, dry graphite lock-ease, soulderless connectors, spare fuses, various plumbing fittings, asorted nails, screws, nutts,bolts, washers, spare parts, a small 110/12 volt multi-meter, water hose gaskets, spare hose nozzle, blow-out fittings for interizing, spare annode for water heater, tiny wire brush for cleaning elec connectors for trailer, etc...

I then pick-up a rechargable screw-gun that I use for screw/nutdriver/drill bits and or a socket for raising and lowering my stabilizers. To go along with that, I picked-up a single kit in a durable plastic molded kit, that had the assortment of bits that I was looking for. Also got a spare batery. One battery in charger (mounted in storage compartment) , one in gun, sio that I always have a charged battery. My screwgun came in a kit with the gun, a charger, a battery, and a flashlight (which uses the same battery). I kept the flashlight as a spare in an inside drawer for easy access.

The other major item in my tool-kit is a Kobalt (Lowes) tool-kit - about 130 pieces, all secured in a very durable molded plastic case. Great quality tools, this kit, or similar, is usually available before Christmas for less than $100.00. Stay away from the simlar "junk" tol kits, for $30-$40 (or less!). These tools aren't dependable when you need them the most! (Been there, done that, got the tee-shirt!)
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:23 AM   #15
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Old 10-22-2010, 03:41 PM   #16
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IT Sound like ACE Hardware to me. Well ! I just don't see where we need all that. Until I look at my truck toolbox & rig. Now it look like ACE it is.

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