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Old 11-30-2014, 10:28 PM   #11
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Ok thanks. I think I get it now.
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Old 11-30-2014, 10:35 PM   #12
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I'd get an oscillating tool and a bunch of attachments for all kinds of things on the RV rather than a single purpose tool. Watch this to see what I mean...many brands available.
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http://www.harborfreight.com/power-t...ool-67537.html
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Old 11-30-2014, 11:09 PM   #13
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If you wanted to pick him up something he would probably never buy for himself, but darn rippin handy. I've been loving my little Truma LevelCheck thingamabob.

It's an ultrasound propane level detector. And it really works!! No more weighing or having to pour hot water over the stick on gauge. They want $70 through their website, but I picked up mine, new, on ebay for $52 including shipping.

It's definitely not really a necessity or terribly practical, but boy is it fun to play with.

It's been really interesting being able to track actual daily consumption by the different systems in my rig.
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Old 11-30-2014, 11:24 PM   #14
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Interesting tool. He's always guessing about propane levels in the trailer and with the gas grill at home. Can't tell you how many times I've heard there should be enough in there only to make him run to the store halfway through cooking a roast on the grill.
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Old 12-01-2014, 12:03 AM   #15
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For doing mods my vote would be for a compound miter saw. Its used for making molding joints, like picture frame or your baseboard or door moldings. I have a whole garage full of woodworking and mechanics tools. I have been known to make some furniture in my day and inherited the most of the mechanics tools from my father and this would be the one I would say gets the most use and is the most versatile one of my tools.
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I like to get gift cards. Some think it's not as personal but I get to pick EXACTLY what I want. I can add some extra gift money or my money to get the perfect tool or toy.

Asked for this when I bought my TV. Between birthday and Christmas I was able to get hatchie seat covers and husky floor liners. About $650 back then I think I had to add $100 of my money. That was in 08 for quad cab and six years later I still love them. JMO. Good luck.


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Old 12-01-2014, 06:41 AM   #17
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Can't tell you how many times I've heard there should be enough in there only to make him run to the store halfway through cooking a roast on the grill.
Ayep.. he and I would get along well. LOL Don't know how many times I've done that myself. You know when that happens too right? When you've got that especially nice cut of meat... it's all coming together... temps just perfect... wood chip are just starting to smoke off nicely... just getting that beautiful sear and everything is rendering off nicely... then "pfffft" it's out.
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Interesting tool. He's always guessing about propane levels in the trailer and with the gas grill at home. Can't tell you how many times I've heard there should be enough in there only to make him run to the store halfway through cooking a roast on the grill.
You could always just buy a 2nd propane tank. We have 2 for home that we're supposed to always have one full. Don't ask how well I manage that, though...

For building the shelves- the circular saw would be best. With it and something for a guide, you can easily cut straight lines. You can accomplish the same thing with a jig saw, it's just slower going. I never had a circular saw until recently and had to do everything with a jig saw; now that I have and use my circular saw, I pick it up more often than the jig.
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You could always just buy a 2nd propane tank. We have 2 for home that we're supposed to always have one full. Don't ask how well I manage that, though...

For building the shelves- the circular saw would be best. With it and something for a guide, you can easily cut straight lines. You can accomplish the same thing with a jig saw, it's just slower going. I never had a circular saw until recently and had to do everything with a jig saw; now that I have and use my circular saw, I pick it up more often than the jig.
Um yeah we have that second tank. It is usually empty and they get exchanged simultaneously.
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Old 12-01-2014, 08:52 PM   #20
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Ayep.. he and I would get along well. LOL Don't know how many times I've done that myself. You know when that happens too right? When you've got that especially nice cut of meat... it's all coming together... temps just perfect... wood chip are just starting to smoke off nicely... just getting that beautiful sear and everything is rendering off nicely... then "pfffft" it's out.
We've even had it go out midway through grilling lobster tails.
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