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Old 11-25-2019, 09:16 PM   #1
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Tool kit...

New 287bhss owner and am looking to put together a "camper toolbox". Anything I should make sure is included? All input is appreciated 🤙
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Old 11-25-2019, 09:48 PM   #2
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Lug wrench.
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Old 11-26-2019, 08:03 AM   #3
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Yes, lug wrench #1! For plumbing emergencies, a PEX tubing cutter, PEX crimper, and a handful of clamps. Or you might get by temporarily with some worm gear clamps and a screwdriver. Mainly for braided hoses, PEX will probably never leak. I was lucky enough to discover my issues at home, but it could easily have been on the road.

A cheap multimeter and spare 12v fuses for whatever sizes you have in your unit.
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Old 11-26-2019, 08:07 AM   #4
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Critical, from Lowe’s.

A $4.95 square tip screwdriver!

And a Voltmeter.
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Old 11-26-2019, 08:14 AM   #5
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I Agree with the others plus a socket for water heater anode, Teflon tape, Zip Ties, Duct Tape, Tire gauge, also normal tool box contents.
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Old 11-28-2019, 12:34 PM   #6
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Jack for the TT to go with that lug wrench.
Folding shovel. I've got the solid fold down MorRyde steps and a side sloped campsite can cause the door to bind on the steps.
Battery powered drill with drill bits and screwdriver/socket bit set. Get the socket bit for your stabilizers, much easier than hand cranking. $5 on Amazon.
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Old 11-28-2019, 12:51 PM   #7
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#1 socket,extension and breaker bar to change a tire. Make sure the socket fits over the nut, aluminum wheels may require a thin wall socket (6point). Also members here have reported the spare is bolted to the unit with a different size socket than is used to take off the tire from the axle.
#2 socket 1-1/16 for the water heater, can use the same bar and extension as used for the tires.
#3 common hand tools, cordless drill and a complete set of bits including extension and the bit to put down the stabilizers. External battery and or battery charger. Tire gauge.
#4 assorted screws, nuts, wire tape, Teflon tape, fuses, bulbs if not LED, some wire and an a few wire ends.
#5 some way to jack up the camper to change the tire, can be a bottle jack, the tv jack or a ramp.
I carry way more on long trips than when going to a local campground. Jay
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Old 11-28-2019, 01:44 PM   #8
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Don't forget a razor knife.
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Old 11-28-2019, 01:47 PM   #9
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I can't list all the 'tools' I carry. The issue now is that I have so many, in every nook and cranny, that I can't remember where the square tipped bits are, or where the small crowbar is, etc. etc. etc.
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Old 11-28-2019, 01:54 PM   #10
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I can't list all the 'tools' I carry. The issue now is that I have so many, in every nook and cranny, that I can't remember where the square tipped bits are, or where the small crowbar is, etc. etc. etc.
Yeah, we're those folks at the campground too. But as long as I know it's in there, I can fix it. At least after I find the tool I need.
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Old 11-28-2019, 03:29 PM   #11
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Torque wrench for lug nuts
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Old 11-28-2019, 04:39 PM   #12
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Great input. I appreciate everyone's help ��
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Old 11-28-2019, 05:18 PM   #13
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Depends on your skill level.

I carry things others might not like torches, soldering iron, PEX tools, come along, chain & binders, torque wrench, hacksaw, snap ring pliers, drift punches, tin snips, Torx/Allen wrenches, etc.

There have been several past discussions on this topic and eventually, every tool imaginable gets mentioned. No need to carry them if you can't use them.
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Torque wrench, large multi socket/wrench combo kit from Lowes, spare alternator, spare fluids, oil, trans fluid, hose for a possible trans cooler line blow out, multi meter, folding triangle and flare kit, air compressor, and what ever else I can't think of, I figure if I have it I'll never need it!
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Before you purchase a lug wrench, make sure that it will work with your wheels. My TT wheels are shaped so that I have not found a regular lug wrench that will fit into the area where the lug nuts seat. I have to use a deep socket and 25" breaker bar to get the lugs off. My truck also needs deep well sockets to get the lugs off. The bar that came with the truck is about 15" long and the lug nuts are torqued to 150 ft/lb so the 251" bar gives me enough power to break the lugs free. A torque wrench is also a requirement for me.
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Battery powered drill with drill bits and screwdriver/socket bit set. Get the socket bit for your stabilizers, much easier than hand cranking. $5 on Amazon.
Everybody keeps telling me that and I'm afraid wife will hear. That is her one job, cranking down the stabilizers. Makes her feel useful. Can't take it away from her, lol.
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Before you purchase a lug wrench, make sure that it will work with your wheels. My TT wheels are shaped so that I have not found a regular lug wrench that will fit into the area where the lug nuts seat. I have to use a deep socket and 25" breaker bar to get the lugs off. My truck also needs deep well sockets to get the lugs off. The bar that came with the truck is about 15" long and the lug nuts are torqued to 150 ft/lb so the 251" bar gives me enough power to break the lugs free. A torque wrench is also a requirement for me.
Yes... I suppose a 20.9 foot bar would break the lug nuts free!
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I just picked up a great full tool kit on sale at Harbor Freight for $30. It's going in the truck.
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I just picked up a great full tool kit on sale at Harbor Freight for $30. It's going in the truck.
Wait til you start cracking sockets with little force!
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