Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-04-2011, 10:44 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Port Clinton Ohio
Posts: 20
What kind of tools do you carry?

I was wondering what kind of tools do you carry in your trailers?I am planning on carry assortment of screw drivers, channel lock pliers, hammer, adjustable wrenches, maybe a set of combination wrenches, socket set, wire cutters and crimpers, DC and AC volt meter.
Any other suggetions?
__________________

__________________
scottsman411 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2011, 10:52 PM   #2
AKA Bluebird
 
dimurrrw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 1,061
Send a message via Yahoo to dimurrrw
Depends on your definition of tools. I would add WD40 and duct tape. Do they count?
__________________

__________________
Happy Camping! ///// Richard D.
2006 4x4 Ford 250 SD / 2007 Flagstaff 827 FLS
One very patient wife and one furry child who travels with us. Forty-two years of trailering and camping, and I still have a blast.

dimurrrw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 07:42 AM   #3
Site Team - Lou
 
Herk7769's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 21,155
Weight of tools adds up quickly. I carried everything but a table saw my first trip and when I hit the scales I was shocked. After taking an inventory I reduced my tools and the camper weight by over 500 pounds.

This is still a work in progress. but here is our current checklist for our 3 month annual trek.
Attached Files
File Type: doc Camping Checklist - edited 15 June 11.doc (130.5 KB, 339 views)
__________________

Lou and Laura with Bella - German Short Hair Pointer
2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2010 Flagstaff 8526RLWS - Superglide 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW
Herk7769 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 07:57 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 752
I carry just the necessary tools like a picknic screwdriver and a small set of other tools like a set of pliers etc. I have a small asst of screws in a small box. The most important item I have is a jack for my trailer and the right ratchet socket for the size of my bolts for the trailer wheels. The size is different than my truck. My wife takes care of the rest. I carry a few special tapes in case of emergencies.
__________________
capucine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 08:10 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: South Louisiana
Posts: 338
I have the tools I normally carry in my truck (TV). A little everything, cheap little socket set, good quality #2 phillips and flat head, good Multimeter, connectors, etc..
Make sure you have an appropriate jack, I have a 12 ton bottle jack, lug wrench, and torque wrench with sockets to fit my lugs and WDH. Make sure you check to mske sure they fit and work when you need them. I put them in the TT on the right side where I can access them easy if I get a flat. 90% of the time you will pull to the right to change a tire. I don't want to put my blind back to traffic while digging in a compartment.

If I don't have a tool I need, chances are it is a tool that I probably won't use again, but can go somewhere and get it if needed. I don't want to carry something I will hardly use. All weight counts. Think about multi-tools like screw drivers where you change tips, wrenches with different sizes on each end, etc..

Just my thoughts. So far have always had what I need and often what someone else needs.
__________________
Kirk, KN1B
2013 Cardinal 3800FL
2009 GMC 3500HD CC LB SRW
kbrown1075 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 08:35 AM   #6
Lottery Non-Winner
 
Ovair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 437
Quote:
Originally Posted by herk7769 View Post
here is our current checklist for our 3 month annual trek.
3 months every year? Jeesh, I'm in the wrong line of work!
__________________

2011 Georgetown 337
2009 HD FLHTCU
2007 HD FXSTC
Ovair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 08:44 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
jimh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Lake Charles, La.
Posts: 1,531
i'm going to have to make a list like lou so that i will know where it is...

i carry: a set of screw drivers
socketwrench
24" breaker bar
assorted sockets plus deep well sockets
assorted screws
1/2 doz fender washers
duct tape
hammer
hand saw
drill & bits
soldering iron w/solder
needle nose pliers
diagonal cutters
electrical tape
jack
assorted fuses
measuring tape w/level
spare sewer cap
spare sewer pull handle
multimeter
plug in circuit tester (abt 1.50 from harbor freight, checks for properly wired pedistle)
sealant and caulk gun

i carry a lot more than that, but that is what i consider most important..just need to inventory it and make note of its location.

the first time i had to change a tire on it , i learned to hate those decorative lug nuts. the wrench that i had used to check the torque them turned out to be slightly too big and twisted the cover around the nut when i tried to remove it. the nut comes out only slightly beyond the rim (if any) the rest is decorative. i carry deep well sockets that fit and will fit if the decorative cover comes off. (i have chiseled that cover off to get to the nut). breaker bar was needed when i couldn't move the nuts.

when i got rid of my 1st trailer, i had accumulated something to repair just abt every ailment encountered to that date. started fresh with the present one.
__________________
jimh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 08:49 AM   #8
Site Team - Lou
 
Herk7769's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 21,155
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ovair View Post
3 months every year? Jeesh, I'm in the wrong line of work!
What is that strange looking 4 letter word before the exclamation mark?
I seem to remember it but have not used it for some time...

The secret of success.

Invent something that costs a dime; can sell for a dollar; has low occupational risk; and is habit forming.

A no lose formula for money.
(No NOT drugs - Too risky)

Anything (not involving actual labor) you can do over the Internet so the boss has no idea where you are; and does not care as long as the deadline is met.
__________________

Lou and Laura with Bella - German Short Hair Pointer
2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2010 Flagstaff 8526RLWS - Superglide 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW
Herk7769 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 08:51 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Rugged Brown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,098
I will tail behind Lou from now on. If I need anything, he got it. that way, i don't have to carry anything.
__________________
Terry/Bernadette
Lily the Yorkie
2015 Dodge Ram Sport 1500
2015 Crossroads Zinger ZT28BH
Rugged Brown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 09:02 AM   #10
Site Team - Lou
 
Herk7769's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 21,155
No one has ever regretted camping next to me (that I know of!).
The reverse is not true.
__________________

__________________

Lou and Laura with Bella - German Short Hair Pointer
2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2010 Flagstaff 8526RLWS - Superglide 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW
Herk7769 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:56 PM.