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Posted: 07/21/12 12:01pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

hand carry tool box?
take the whole thing!!!


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a roll of duck tape, roll blk electric tape , multi screw driver pair pliers a small hammer and a good discover card, the rest is just dead weigh.

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Posted: 07/21/12 01:03pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What kind of rig do you have?
You're getting some really wacky suggestions here when some of these posters don't know if you have a large diesel pusher or a popup trailer.

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Posted: 07/21/12 03:43pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sturgis Bike Week.......Aug 6-12. Campgrounds full week before and during.

Do you have reservations or planning on 'winging' it?

Murphy's Law: regardless of what/which tools you take..the one you will need won't be with you

Hand tool box with basic wrenches, sockets, screw drivers, electrical tape, various gauge wire, electrical connectors, various hose clamps, assorted screws, duct tape, teflon tape, caulking, hammer, pliers, tie wraps, oil/atf/coolant, funnel, plastic tubing etc. etc. etc.


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Posted: 07/21/12 07:16pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Take all the tools you can afford to carry, but don’t forget the most important thing. Take plenty of BEER, it’s a safety thing.


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This is my notion of a practical rv toolbox contents list:

Tools you're probably going to need:
small socket set
wrench set
pliers
needle nose with wire cutters
channel locks
razor knife
claw hammer
adjustable/crescent wrench
multi tip screwdriver
tip set for the screwdriver that includes phillips, flat, torx, hex, square
multi meter
torpedo level
WD-40 or similar
duct tape
assortment of cable ties (greatest invention since duct tape)
small tape measure
electrical tape
a few wire nuts, connectors and splices
a little bit of electrical wire
bailing wire or the urban alternative wire coat hangers to cut up and use
fist full of assorted screws, nuts washers
fuses
extra light bulbs
a socket big enough for the hot water drain plug--I was shocked to find out just how big that thing is 1 1/16th or so

Things that you might need or are just nice to have:

cordless drill/impact wrench and drill bits
tip holder for the drill so you can use the screwdriver tips
socket adapter for the drill to use the sockets already in your toolbox
dedicated wire cutter, stripper, crimper
one of those little plastic hacksaw blade holders
fat max or similar tool box saw (they work great on wood and pvc)
bigger socket set
more wrenches
JB Weld or two part epoxy
breaker bar
whatever else you can think of

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Posted: 07/21/12 09:34pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Duct tape and a hammer.

If it moves, tape it.
If it don't, hit it.





Joking aside, it really depends on your own skill level. Guys that are handy, carry quite a bit, otherwise take what you're comfortable using. A VOM meter is useless if you can't use it, etc , etc


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Posted: 07/24/12 08:46pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We carry a pretty basic tool kit with screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers, etc. Duct tape and electrical tape. Volt meter,some electrical crimp connectors and shrink wrap. Rechargable impact driver and drill. But think h2guy hit it on the head that all the tools in the world don't really help you if you are unsure or unfamiliar with how to use them.





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Posted: 07/24/12 09:16pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As the years roll by my toolbox gets smaller. I figure I do not need to rebuild a transmission on the side of the road, just jury-rig a repair good enough to limp back to civilization.

I finally removed all my SAE sized tools. Everything is metric now, and the only few remaining SAE sized bolts anymore will fit the closest metric equivalent.

Tape (electrical, duct, filament)(you do not need a whole roll, a partial roll is fine), misc nut/bolts/fasteners, a couple of yards of wire - both electrical and baling, zip ties, plus a minimalist tool set. My entire kit fits into a 50mm ammo can and has not been found wanting yet.


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Posted: 07/25/12 07:12am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ditto on the Sturgis post! Make sure you have reservations and be out of there on Wednesday that week. Big party in Huelett that day on the 8th. Unless you ride and like big crowds (like we do)! Beautiful country though! Have fun


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