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Old 03-13-2013, 05:32 PM   #31
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I usually have 2 with me the one I keep in the truck and the one in NY trailer, funny the last time that I went to use them they where both dead and I had no 9volt batteries
There you go, plenty of batteries for every device you might carry. We carry a double A size recharger and sets of rechargeable batteries for the camera and flashlights.

And don't forget the phone chargers 12volt and 120volt.
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:53 PM   #32
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I'm sorry but I have to ask, what happened with your trailer that you needed a multi-meter?
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:47 PM   #33
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I'm sorry but I have to ask, what happened with your trailer that you needed a multi-meter?
I'm using it all the time, from checking AA and 9vdc batteries to checking the house batteries charge. My meter also has a proximity tester that allows me to check if power is present at a switch, outlet or lite without making contact when I'm working on things. I guess some of us like tickling wires and knowing how thing work and some like to leave it to experts...
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:36 PM   #34
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I've never needed a multi-meter
First weekend off the grid we had an issue with our fridge. We used a multi-meter to check fuses, confirm voltage, and generally troubleshoot. With information on this site, we determined that our use of power was too aggressive and the battery was low.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:42 PM   #35
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a bit of patience will need to be packed...... a bit for everyone.... don't forget a good dose of relaxation!!! After packing all the necessities ...... you will need that relaxation last but not least.... have a safe trip and a great time!!!!
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:18 AM   #36
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I'm sorry but I have to ask, what happened with your trailer that you needed a multi-meter?
Bob,
My experience has been you never know you need something ... till you do; and then you will use it all the time for all kinds of things.
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I’m an old tent camper and my philosophy was/is, pack light and take only what you really need. I still feel that way, although if you look in my basement storage area you might not believe I still follow that philosophy. I do have to admit that my needs seem to have expanded greatly since getting into RVing. I just wanted to be sure that I wasn’t missing something and really needed to add a multi-meter to my basic toolbox.
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