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Old 12-07-2012, 08:02 AM   #11
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I find I have helped more than my share of fellow campers over the years.
Everything from plumbing problems to roof issues. No one has complained about my tool selection so far (except my truck of course).
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:33 AM   #12
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Herk, You gave me flash backs to the days when we had CTK inventory lists. Do you have each box and bin lined with foam and shadow cut-outs for each tool?
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:02 AM   #13
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Herk, You gave me flash backs to the days when we had CTK inventory lists. Do you have each box and bin lined with foam and shadow cut-outs for each tool?
Space is at a premium. While I would love to have my tools set up for inventory sight checks, it is just not possible. The checklist is as close as I get to being able to find what I am looking for. My tools are arranged by "job type"

Everything I might need for plumbing is in the plumbing bag for example.
There is minor duplication (like the multi-use screwdrivers) among the bags.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:11 AM   #14
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Herk, You gave me flash backs to the days when we had CTK inventory lists. Do you have each box and bin lined with foam and shadow cut-outs for each tool?
Yep, and you better not be missing a tool before aircraft launch either
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:21 AM   #15
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I also carry as many cheap spare parts as possible, bulbs, wheel bearings, sewer hose,zip ties, water line coupler in case of a crack, of coarse the tool others have mentioned. Thermal coupler for the oven, water filter
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:42 AM   #16
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I hope if I ever have any major breakdowns Herk will be in the same campground.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:09 AM   #17
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I hope if I ever have any major breakdowns Herk will be in the same campground.
I, for one, hope you never have a major breakdown.
I will camp with you folks anywhere!
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:37 AM   #18
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I also carry as many cheap spare parts as possible, bulbs, wheel bearings, sewer hose,zip ties, water line coupler in case of a crack, of coarse the tool others have mentioned. Thermal coupler for the oven, water filter
Wheel bearings? Ok, now that's a little extreme
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:50 AM   #19
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$10 of insurance. If it does happen i can be back on the road in 30 minutes instead of hours searching for parts in the middle of an interstate. I always have extra bulbs to but in all my years of rving only had one go out but it was nice having one when it did. Bringing tools and spare parts as you can gives peace of mind and a worry free vacation
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:20 PM   #20
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Tool-wise, I'm a lightweight. I was gifted 2 sets of those "40-pieces" kits that has adjustable wrenches, socket sets, electrical tape, etc. I also carry a couple of extra tools - dead-blow mallet, bungees, straps, rope and my torque wrench and deep sockets. On my trip to Florida coming up (900 miles each way), I will be taking my air compressor and it's attachments - but I previously made a trip to Alabama (750 miles each way) without it.

I don't have anything substantial for replacement parts on the camper as I just don't have the knowledge or ability to repair much of anything. Major breakdowns will require 3rd party involvement.

Heck, even minor breakdowns of HVAC and the plumbing sort will most likely involve someone else. We'll see when I have to cross that road.

The tools that I did have (including using my hatchet) helped me when one I raised the landing gear before loosening my UltraFab Eliminators (e.g. JT Strongarms). I stopped after I realized my mistake, but not before damaging the one arm of the stabilizer. I was pretty happy with myself to take it apart, find what was wrong, fix it and move on (with the backup plan of just removing it temporarily).
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