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Old 05-06-2017, 11:25 PM   #1
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Looking forward to traveling and to enjoying the "forum". Hoping to travels south for the winter. Ready to leave cold NH winters behind. Anyone have suggestions for a basic "tool kit" to carry on the road? Thanks, Al
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Old 05-06-2017, 11:44 PM   #2
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Congrats and welcome.

For an RV the basic tool kit must include a screwdriver with a small square head driver. All the screws in the RV are square head (and all the same size). I keep a multibit screwdriver in the junk drawer with square head bits.
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Old 05-07-2017, 12:52 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum and RVing. Hope you have many happy care free and safe trips. You have come to the right place to ask questions as there are a lot of friendly, knowledgeable folks on the forum that can relay their experience to you and help if needed.
As far as basic tools are concerned, I am probably the wrong guy to answer that as I probably carry way to many tools with me. But I would carry as many as you feel comfortable with and have room.

Other items you may want to store just in case, are sealants and a small roll of Eternabond roofseal tape for those times that you may discover leaks at a bad time. I guess there are no good times to find leaks, some just worse than others.

Wire ties come in handy also, and oh yeah, a large thick piece of cardboard to keep you off hot or cold pavement or gravel while you scoot under you RV to fix or check something.
You can fine tune what you need as you go along.
Happy trails.
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Old 05-07-2017, 02:41 PM   #4
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Thanks for your reply. I have a multi tip screwdriver / driver set as part of my tool kit.
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Old 05-07-2017, 02:46 PM   #5
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Thanks for your insight into carrying a toolkit. I too tend to carry more than I need. I appreciate the suggestion of carrying tape to fix leaks and the cardboard for laying the ground, something I hadn't considered.
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Old 05-10-2017, 02:14 AM   #6
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Well, now. Just subscribed to this forum also. I already have so many. So helpful.
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Old 05-10-2017, 02:31 AM   #7
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Looking forward to traveling and to enjoying the "forum". Hoping to travels south for the winter. Ready to leave cold NH winters behind. Anyone have suggestions for a basic "tool kit" to carry on the road? Thanks, Al
Welcome! I take a general purpose tool box and a battery charger.
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Old 05-10-2017, 11:26 PM   #8
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I pack fewer tools, as the years roll on. About once a year, I drag it all out and decide what to put back in. Rather than cardboard, I take a cheap tarp in the original package.

Besides what has been mentioned. I have a few extras. A little mirror for checking the batteries with a flashlight. A small saw, just in case poor campground maintenance left branches too close. A small air compressor. A set of triangle road reflectors, hope they are never used! An assortment of wiring splices and ends, and electrical tape.

I keep a small bag under the bathroom sink with a multi tool. a multi screwdriver, and a small flashlight. One more thing, a big battery spotlight, just in case of emergency.
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Old 05-24-2017, 12:51 PM   #9
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I pack fewer tools, as the years roll on. About once a year, I drag it all out and decide what to put back in. Rather than cardboard, I take a cheap tarp in the original package.



Besides what has been mentioned. I have a few extras. A little mirror for checking the batteries with a flashlight. A small saw, just in case poor campground maintenance left branches too close. A small air compressor. A set of triangle road reflectors, hope they are never used! An assortment of wiring splices and ends, and electrical tape.



I keep a small bag under the bathroom sink with a multi tool. a multi screwdriver, and a small flashlight. One more thing, a big battery spotlight, just in case of emergency.


So helpful. Thanks!
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Old 05-24-2017, 12:58 PM   #10
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Old 05-24-2017, 02:04 PM   #11
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Old 05-25-2017, 03:05 AM   #12
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I like to carry a jump start/power supply box. Not only can you jump start your engine, you can start your generator and/or recharge cell phones in an emergency.
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Old 05-25-2017, 10:38 AM   #13
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Old 05-25-2017, 02:04 PM   #14
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Thank you, and thank you for your service. I am a retired US Army Warrant Officer.
I'm looking forward to camping this way rather than the Army way..
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Old 05-25-2017, 02:21 PM   #15
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Thank you, and thank you for your service. I am a retired US Army Warrant Officer.
I'm looking forward to camping this way rather than the Army way..
Welcome, indeed! What branch of Warrant were you? I am retired Aviation Warrant. I find the camping an improvement, to say the least
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Old 05-25-2017, 02:51 PM   #16
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Thank you. I am retired maintenance, 286A C&E Officer.
I think I will find this much more relaxing than in a pup tent
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Old 05-25-2017, 05:04 PM   #17
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Once I owned a beautiful 23' 1087 Travelcraft. Now soon to be in the market for a Majestic 19G or Chateau 19G. They seem popular and sometimes difficult to find, but the size suits me and I'm looking forward to traveling.
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