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Old 11-14-2019, 07:37 PM   #21
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These threads seem to popup on one RV forum or another on a regular bases. I have three must have tools with me, a cell phone, credit card and AAA RV roadside service. Add to that tools for what you really think you would be willing to do, know how and have space to store. When I changed from a slide in camper and pickup to a B, I eliminated 3/4s of the stuff I had been carrying for years and never used. Tools that I had used at least once in the last 5 years I kept plus a few that just seemed like I should. The tool I use the most, a 10 way screw driver.
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Old 11-14-2019, 08:32 PM   #22
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I have three must have tools with me, a cell phone, credit card and AAA RV roadside service.
A reasonable position, except that AAA RV is the worst possible choice for RV roadside service. Most money, worst benefits. There are several detailed threads on this topic.
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Can’t go wrong with this fuse kit: MulWark 120pc Assorted Standard... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077RXSWVH...p_mob_ap_share
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The Harbor Freight 100 piece bit set with a 1/4" drive is useful to have with you. Also the hose splice kit. I carry some upper and lower radiator hoses and a fuel filter and large and small vice grips. Recently added a lithium powered impact wrench. Great for those lug nuts, and also a torque wrench. I carry a mat to lay on and other parts that would cause our trip to be delayed just waiting for a part. Having been to Yellowstone 16 times has taught us to have spares that can cause major delays.
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If I were only allowed to own one hand tool, it would be Vise Grips.
If I were only allowed to own one power tool, it would be a Dremel.
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If I were only allowed to own one hand tool, it would be Vise Grips.
If I were only allowed to own one power tool, it would be a Dremel.

Agree on the Vise Grip, although a good waterpump pliers (channellock) might also be in the running.


I don't carry any power tools with us. The closest would be a multimeter and a soldering iron. I can't think of any power tool that would be worth the space to me.
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IF one took, a Multitool it seems to me.

booster, Dremels are kinda small it seems to me (repeating myself).
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I carry a Dremel and have for quite a few years of RV'ing. cutoff wheels and carbide burrs to use with it have often proven handy.

As well as emergency use, I am getting into a bit of wood carving as a hobby to pursue both at home and away - mostly with knives, but I can see the Dremel fitting in there too!

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I consider this laminated piece of paper an important “soft tool” in my tool box. I just rewired power to my BlueSea ammeter and updated the electrical diagram. Most of important diagrams, plumbing or electrical I keep in the van, they are priceless if needed.
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Good point. I keep a full set of manuals with diagrams and schematics on my laptop.
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