RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-10-2015, 12:21 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
beagle22b07's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Kiski River Valley
Posts: 62
Emergency Repair Kits

Hello to all. As a newbie to RVing, I'm interested in hearing what fellow RVers pack along with them for emergency repairs. Things like water line repair parts, fuses, tire repair kits, 12v air compressor, etc. We will be making a 6 week cross country trip later this year and I'd like to start putting something together. I've got a 2015 Rockwood Mini, 2401.

Thanks

Larry
beagle22b07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2015, 12:31 PM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
ColoradoRick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 1,020
Check to see if your can use anything from your tow truck on the trailer. My last trailer had the same size lug nuts as the truck so didn't need to buy another one. My new trailer's not the same size as the Tundra BUT the truck has a nice bottle-jack that I can use on the trailer.

Even though our trailer is pretty new, we have road insurance with Good Sam. It's reasonably prices and has good ratings and recommendations. (It's like AAA but specifically geared toward RVs and had various levels you can sign up for.)

Back on topic....I thought of the worst case scenario for breaking down and put together a kit with nighttime reflector vests, flashlights, rain ponchos, road hazard flares and road markers, etc. I even put in one of those flashlights that strap to your forehead because I had one in my garage. (I think one of the kids gave it to me as a Christmas gift but that thing is pretty handy when it's dark and you need both hands to work on something!)
__________________
Rick & Karen
(Retired USAF, MSgt)
Monument, Colorado
8-year Travel Trailer RVers
2013 Forest River Rockwood Ultra-Lite 2904SS
2014 Toyota Tundra Maxcrew SR-5 TRD 4x4 (with Firestone airbags in the rear)
ColoradoRick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2015, 10:30 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Chnthiana, Ky
Posts: 32
I keep a 5' section of PEX tubing, splices, 90's, tubing cutter, rings, crimp tool and shark bites for water line repairs.
Torque wrench and correct socket for lug nut torque checks and tire replacement if needed.
A generic 140 piece tool kit with SAE and Metric sockets, wrenches, screwdrivers and so on.
4' aluminum step ladder for checking and cleaning off slide before leaving.
If and when something comes up that I am not prepared for I will write it down to add later or unhook and go get if needed right then.
__________________

2015 Rockwood Mini Lite 2504s
2015 Toyota Tundra Crewmax
Equal-i-zer hitch
Nights camped 2014 - 6
Nights camped 2015 - 20
AFitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2015, 02:43 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
rvpirate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by beagle22b07 View Post
Hello to all. As a newbie to RVing, I'm interested in hearing what fellow RVers pack along with them for emergency repairs. Things like water line repair parts, fuses, tire repair kits, 12v air compressor, etc. We will be making a 6 week cross country trip later this year and I'd like to start putting something together. I've got a 2015 Rockwood Mini, 2401.

Thanks

Larry
Good idea on the 12v air compressor. I keep this one in my truck at all times and love it.

SuperFlow MV50 - Air Compressor | O'Reilly Auto Parts

Make sure you get the type that clamps directly to the battery. They seem to be more powerful than ones that just plug into a cigarette lighter. Plus you can run it from you RV battery. The other type may not reach from inside your truck.
__________________
2003 F250 Crew Cab 4x4
2013 Wildwood XLITE 261BHLXL
2016 Nights camped: 6
rvpirate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2015, 06:48 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Sharon455's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Southern Arizona
Posts: 584
Quote:
Originally Posted by ColoradoRick View Post
I even put in one of those flashlights that strap to your forehead because I had one in my garage. (I think one of the kids gave it to me as a Christmas gift but that thing is pretty handy when it's dark and you need both hands to work on something!)

X2! Have used it more than once.


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________

Happiness is just a ride away!
Sharon455 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2015, 10:19 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
beagle22b07's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Kiski River Valley
Posts: 62
Thanks to all for your input. Going to start putting a box together this weekend.

Larry
beagle22b07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2015, 12:35 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
brookstone345sa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Wilmington, De
Posts: 238
All the above plus I now carry a 12Volt battery charger. Power converter went bad one time.
brookstone345sa is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2015, 01:05 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
HONDAMAN174's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Big brown desert
Posts: 2,933
Emergency Repair Kits

Fuses a must!

I also carry a "jump box" for the others campers with dead batteries.
Jump started 2 mini vans, one H2, and one class c which he ran down ALL his batteries- he was cynical that I was going to blow something up but quickly changed his tune once we got his generator jumped!
__________________
2014 Stealth Evo 2850- "Woodstock"
2011 Toyota Tundra Rock Crawler TRD 5.7- "Clifford"
2013 Honda Accord Coupe V6 w/Track Pack- "Julia"

Just glad to get away
HONDAMAN174 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2015, 09:19 PM   #9
Moderator Emeritus
 
ColoradoRick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 1,020
I also carry a jump box...very light and much faster than jumper cables (and safer) I've used it a couple times and it works great!!Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByForest River Forums1431656343.828387.jpg
Views:	143
Size:	209.2 KB
ID:	76994


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________
Rick & Karen
(Retired USAF, MSgt)
Monument, Colorado
8-year Travel Trailer RVers
2013 Forest River Rockwood Ultra-Lite 2904SS
2014 Toyota Tundra Maxcrew SR-5 TRD 4x4 (with Firestone airbags in the rear)
ColoradoRick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2015, 05:46 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
mzbrandi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 267
Quote:
Originally Posted by ColoradoRick View Post
I also carry a jump box...very light and much faster than jumper cables (and safer) I've used it a couple times and it works great!!Attachment 76994


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums

Ha ha, got one just like that one. Got it when I had less reliable vehicles.


Sent from my iPad using Forest River Forums
__________________

mzbrandi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2015, 10:52 PM   #11
Moderator Emeritus
 
ColoradoRick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 1,020
Quote:
Originally Posted by mzbrandi View Post
Ha ha, got one just like that one. Got it when I had less reliable vehicles.


Sent from my iPad using Forest River Forums

Lol I got mine when my daughters Saturn hit around 15-years old...what a hunk of junk. Glad she finally traded it in for a Mazda van.


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________
Rick & Karen
(Retired USAF, MSgt)
Monument, Colorado
8-year Travel Trailer RVers
2013 Forest River Rockwood Ultra-Lite 2904SS
2014 Toyota Tundra Maxcrew SR-5 TRD 4x4 (with Firestone airbags in the rear)
ColoradoRick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2015, 07:03 PM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Louisville
Posts: 90
X2 on the jump box. Mine also has a light and an air compressor built in. I use the compressor a lot more than the jump box (riding mower, small trailers, etc... Always lose air when the temp changes). My new 5er runs off the truck so even when I ran the battery dead, I was able to use landing gear and close slides off the truck. My old one didn't and the jump box came in handy.
Maxhise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2015, 07:29 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Ford Idaho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 9,839
100 feet of 550 para cord, not the stuff you get at Walmart or the Sportsmans WHSE.

Package of JB Weld.

1-1/2 ton come along.

__________________
2016 F350 6.7L LB CC Reese 28K 2014 Chaparral Lite 266sab
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." 2014 19 days camping 2015 17 days camping201620 days camping
Ford Idaho is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
repair

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


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:21 AM.