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Old 09-07-2011, 08:52 PM   #21
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Every RV MUST have some square-drive screw driver heads! They only cost a few dollars.
I totally agree. I have several tips of varying lengths (up to 6 inches) both in my inside camper tool drawer and my outside (basement) tool kit.
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:51 AM   #22
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This is one kit i keep all of the time along with many of that other tools mention, i also keep a pickset as well.
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:01 AM   #23
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This is one kit i keep all of the time along with many of that other tools mention, i also keep a pickset as well.
Excellent tip. I have a security bit set and a lock pick set as well, but never thought to include them in my camper tool bag. They would have come in handy on one of my trips.
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:52 AM   #24
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The one thing I'm sure to carry is my laptop and the Zip Drive with all the Owner's Manuals in PDF form. If I need to troubleshoot anything I have all the info in one convenient place. Otherwise I carry the basic tools, extra fuses and light bulbs for every light fixture on the coach.
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:43 AM   #25
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The one thing I'm sure to carry is my laptop and the Zip Drive with all the Owner's Manuals in PDF form. If I need to troubleshoot anything I have all the info in one convenient place. Otherwise I carry the basic tools, extra fuses and light bulbs for every light fixture on the coach.
I also carry all the PDFs and photographs in the onboard PC and also another set in the iPad in case the issue kills power camper. (I can run the PC from the inverter)
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:17 AM   #26
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The other thing that i keep as an extra tool is an awning rod, i keep this in the car incase someone in the RV park locks there keys in there car and i will do this free of charge. I have had to use this to help my son out and a few of his friends but i did forewarn them if you call me again at midnight on a Firday or Saturday you will pay, so let it be a lesson.......min charge is $65 bucks just to come out and then at least an hour extra to get the keys out...........

The awning rod has a lot of great uses.
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:54 PM   #27
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I totally agree. I have several tips of varying lengths (up to 6 inches) both in my inside camper tool drawer and my outside (basement) tool kit.


The Robertson screw , invented in Canada in 1908.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:41 PM   #28
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I read an article about a year ago regarding what tools to carry in an RV.
The best piece of advice in the article was to only take the bare minimum.
Tools equal weight. Weight equals reduced fuel economy.
On any given weekend there’s always “that guy” in every campground that has a rolling craftsmen store in his RV.
Those guys usually will also be eager to lend you what you need because that way they can feel important because they were prepared.

The point is you’ll be able to complete the repair & he’s the one getting the crappy mileage!

I’ve also noticed that if someone brings out a toolbox at a campground it’s like a magnet for every shade tree mechanic in that section.
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:16 AM   #29
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I am typically "That Guy."
I don't do it to feel important; I just like to help people.
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I am typically "That Guy."
I don't do it to feel important; I just like to help people.
I was not trying to imply any negative connotations on the term "that guy" or single anyone out. I too like to help others & I used to be "that guy" with regard to what I carried.

When we first started out we had a popup.
I had 2-3 hundred lbs of tools & enough spare parts to build a second popup.
Included in my list was a bow saw, saber saw & a saws-all just to make sure.

Now I carry one of those small household mini tool kits, a roll of that stop leak tape, a DMM, duct tape & a BFH.
I usually need the duct tape after I use the BFH.
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