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Old 02-11-2017, 07:54 PM   #41
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Plumbing supply....Our local HD has short pieces, and also Ace Hardware
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Old 02-11-2017, 08:33 PM   #42
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My first RV (TT) is currently being built. Highly interested in this thread. Lots of good stuff here.
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Old 02-12-2017, 04:38 AM   #43
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I bought a 24" breaker bar and a set of deep impact sockets at Harbor Freight for less than a 4 way lug wrench. It takes less room than the 4 way and will fit all standard nuts and you can also buy a metric set if you need to, this stays in tow vehicle. Most times you can just drive up on 1 or 2 2x4's and get high enough to change trailer tire, tow vehicle you need a jack.
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Old 02-12-2017, 09:36 AM   #44
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That is gospel... Why I always carry a West Virginia Socket set...aka: Crescent Wrench. One size fits many...lol
I see the connotation has changed. Back in the day the Army referred to the "crescent wrench" as an Air Force Tool Kit.
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Overall that's been already mentionned...
A 18" level for parking the trailer
A set of booster cables (used it more to help others than for myself...but never know)
A 25' tow strap (if you ever get stuck on soft grass...happened to me)
An assortment of spare light bulbs for trailer clearance & tail/flashers/brake lights
I also keep in the bed of truck a 5' step ladder and short handle shovel
I also give a hand once in a while to campers in need...and I hate being stuck without the tools I need to fix something.
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Old 02-12-2017, 09:47 AM   #46
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Make sure you have a good lug wrench. I had a blowout and the lug wrench that came with the camper was not for taking a tire off.
And a torque wrench for putting the lug nuts back on!
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Old 02-12-2017, 09:47 AM   #47
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We are taking delivery of our first camper (28 ft trailer) in two weeks. Of course we are trying to figure out what we need to begin our new RV adventures. And a toolbox is essential, but just not sure what I need to put in it. So once again, I am looking for suggestions?
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Sorry do not have time to read 5 pages,,, so I am guessing some one said to carry a very good flash light,,, maybe one with a cordless drill ???
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Old 02-12-2017, 10:13 AM   #48
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I don't think anyone mentioned a trenching tool ...
Never thought about one of them. I guess one of them would come in handy if things go really, really bad. Now you've got me wondering where mine is at in the garage. I'm headed out to find it, and throw it in the rig.
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Old 02-12-2017, 10:59 AM   #49
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Don't think this was mentioned, but if you have a powered awning it's a good idea to have the special strap you need to retract the awning in case the motor fails. Some units come with one, some don't. A stuck-open awning can seriously affect your travel plans!
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Old 02-12-2017, 11:33 AM   #50
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I just roll my tool box up onto the bike rack, strap it down good and head to the FROG rally!
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Old 02-12-2017, 11:45 AM   #51
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Take the tires also? lol
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Old 02-12-2017, 12:26 PM   #52
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I keep mine in the TV so that it's available to repair TV when wandering countryside in vicinity of campground.
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Old 02-12-2017, 12:45 PM   #54
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A lot of good suggestions. I went on amazon and bought a air compressor that would inflate to at least 125-150 psi. I also stocked a roll of velcro tape to wrap cables, pipes, tubes, etc. Also get some small spray lube such as a super slick one sold at big box stores. This has helped me out numerous times to free stuck compartment locks.
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Old 02-12-2017, 12:48 PM   #55
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What ever you take you need something else, so look up the nearest harbor freight.
Also if you have aluminium wheels the standard lug wrench won't fit so get some narrow walled sockets and a bottle Jack.
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No matter what you pack for the trip with all possibilities thought through, you'll most likely miss something ~ have seen very few locations that WalMart, Lowe's, Home Depot, Harbor Freight aren't very far away. Just look at your camper carefully and pay attention to what's installed, could anything happen to whatever? If so, pack to fix it. The more trips made, the easier it becomes to add or delete items.
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2,000 piece socket set.
Screwdrivers of every type, each in 5 separate locations, EXCEPT the one you need.
A hammer. A BIG HONKING HAMMER. Like, a big one, ok?
All the stuff that is mentioned above. Whatever you miss, and leave out, will be the one item that you need first.
Air compressor. Electric drills.
Tape, duct, electric, and bandage!
Wire brushes
Toilet paper in every compartment (wait.......how old are you?)
chairs. You WILL carry a lot of chairs. You don't need them. But DW says to.
Folding tables.
Outside cooking stuff (LP grill, griddle, smoker, fryer, poacher, boiler, two of each)
LP tanks. Portable ones.
Medical kits. ACCESSIBLE medical kits.
Credit cards. LOTS and LOTS of credit cards.
Air gauge, up to 125 psi.
Infrared heat gun thingy.
Peanuts. (Trust me)
Rubbermaid tubs.
7 garden hoses.
6 garden hose fittings (all but the ONE you need)
Excedrin.
Makers Mark.
BIG glass. Put your favorite team logo on it. Won't matter, but it looks cool.
You forgot Air Nailers
Ladder and Scaffold
Table Saw
Band Saw
Glue and Clamps..
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Old 02-12-2017, 02:29 PM   #58
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I have them, and use the scooter plat form on my truck for scaffolding
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Old 02-13-2017, 07:40 PM   #59
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RV Tool Box setup

A soft sided tool Bag to hold the items with less weight
A low wattage soldier iron.
A few wire nuts. A small roll of electrical tape.
Very small vice grips and bigger ones. Can act as clamps.
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Tools to take

I remember a conversation with my brother about planning a long car trip with his girlfriend. His future father in law asked him if he carried enough tools to make minor car repairs. His response was "Sir I always carry enough tools to rebuild my engine".
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