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small tool kit,I try for multipurpose tools and if I cannot fix it with those items call the man. I'mgoing camping not to rebuild my tt. Do a check of all items to make sure nothing is wearing out before leaving in the military (Navy)it's called PMing equipment so it will workwhen you need it.


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Hi,
My Tool to add would be a high visibility vest with reflector stripes to wear when you need to do some work on your rig while on the side of a highway. It is light and does not take up much space. And may save your life.

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A good jack- my Dad had a scissors jack from Sears when we started camping and he passed it on to me, now I have had several occasions that that it came in handy

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Add to the list a fold down orange marker cone. Easy to store and pops up to full size. If stuck on the road set it out down road from you.


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1775 wrote:

Add to the list a fold down orange marker cone. Easy to store and pops up to full size. If stuck on the road set it out down road from you.


Thought about doing the same, but we have Lynx Levelers that would suffice as safety markers spread down the road.


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I carry two tool bags. Mostly to be prepared and also because I like to help fellow campers. If I can picture what I have correctly ...

Resources:
• AAA Plus RV
• Managing 12 volts book by Harold Barre
• Manuals for the systems in my trailer

Tool box:
• Sockets and wrenches for everything on the trailer, hitch and wheel lugs.
• Breaker bar
• Torque wrench
• Various screw drivers and a kit that has various hex and square heads
• Channel lock pliers
• Needle nose pliers
• Hammer
• Rechargeable drill (mainly for the stabilizers)

For tires and hitch
• 6-ton bottle jack
• 12volt portable air compressor
• Tire gauge
• Wheel bearing lube and small grease gun (zerk fittings)
• Extra L pins for the Equal-i-zer
• White Lithium lube

For electrical:
• Multimeter
• Equus battery monitor
• Various fuses
• Extra bulbs
• Electrical tape
• Progressive Surge protector
• One or two 25' 30 amp cords
• Various adapters
• Wire cutter

For water system:
• Blue tote
• White potable hose
• Water pressure regulator
• Water Bandit
• Inline external water filter
• Fresh water container with a quickfill pigtail for easy filling
• Nitrile disposable gloves (for dumping)


Other:
• An extra set of keys for the truck and all the locks on the camper
• First Aid Kit
• Leatherman knife
• LED Flashlight
• A tube of Dicor LAP sealant
• Wood saw
• Assorted clamps
• Duck tape
• Krazy Glue
• Rags


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Not trying to be smart but what tools a person needs depends greatly on their ability to use them. For some people it is worth it to carry a lot because they will fix whatever comes up . Others just need roadside assistance and a credit card. I have met people not only in RVing but everywhere who have a fortune in tools but would never have a clue how to use them. Be honest about your ability and willingness to fix problems as they come up and decide from there what you personally need.

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hallock5 wrote:

1775 wrote:

Add to the list a fold down orange marker cone. Easy to store and pops up to full size. If stuck on the road set it out down road from you.


Thought about doing the same, but we have Lynx Levelers that would suffice as safety markers spread down the road.


That is a good idea BUT while we know what these are, the average guy in a car is going to react to a large orange cone in the road a lot faster and probably will be trying to figure out what the orange or yellow lego blocks are doing in the road, rather than paying attention to what he is about to hit.

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1775 wrote:

hallock5 wrote:

1775 wrote:

Add to the list a fold down orange marker cone. Easy to store and pops up to full size. If stuck on the road set it out down road from you.


Thought about doing the same, but we have Lynx Levelers that would suffice as safety markers spread down the road.


That is a good idea BUT while we know what these are, the average guy in a car is going to react to a large orange cone in the road a lot faster and probably will be trying to figure out what the orange or yellow lego blocks are doing in the road, rather than paying attention to what he is about to hit.


That's a good point. I carry flares. Hard to mistake what it is for.

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Emergency repair tape. It is rubbery and sticks well to itself. You use it for repairing a radiator hose, house pipes, insulate electric lines, and many uses only limited by your imagination and needs.

Also some sort of ladder


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