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.
Is it time for your medication or mine?
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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
needle nose with wire cutters
multi tip screwdriver
tip set for the screwdriver that includes phillips, flat, torx, hex, square
WD-40 or similar
assortment of cable ties (greatest invention since duct tape)
small tape measure
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
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
JB Weld or two part epoxy
whatever else you can think of
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.
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.
So many campsites, so little time...
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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