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We all know how important it is to carry tools so we can modify and fix any issues with our RV. What is the best place to store the toola' in RV or in the truck (also the tow vehicle). I keep mine in a toolbox in the bed to the truck as when I have the RV I tow it with the truck. What does everyone else do/ prefer?

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The interior steps in our MH can be opened from the top (they're on hinges). DH keeps his tools inside in two canvas bags. Great option for us!


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In the towed truck. The truck is always wherever I am. The RV frequently is not.


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2 Retired wrote:

The interior steps in our MH can be opened from the top (they're on hinges). DH keeps his tools inside in two canvas bags. Great option for us!


I too have an interior step that provides quite a bit of storage and that is where most of my tools are found {I use canvas tool bags as well}. What doesn't fit there goes into a cubby under the forward end of the dinette.

These locations keep the rather substantial dead weight of my tools well forward and low in the coach while being easily accessible from the inside. I admit to carrying more tools {and spares} than most but that has served not only me but a lot of others very well over the years.

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I have a leatherman multi-tool in my glove compartment. Other than that, my tools are a phone and a credit card. They go in my pocket.

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I keep mine under the rear seat in the truck. Front axle of the truck is the one place I need to add weight when towing, and this is as far forward as I can put it.


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i keep the TT tools in the pass through and the truck tools under the rear bench seat.


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Seattle Steve wrote:

I have a leatherman multi-tool in my glove compartment. Other than that, my tools are a phone and a credit card. They go in my pocket.
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I started out in an RV with 10x the number of tools I would ever use even as a full timer. I have a kitchen drawer with a leatherman, multi-tip screwdriver and an adjustable wrench. Those have handled at least 90% of my repairs. I do have a small cloth bag with a hammer, hand crank drill, a hacksaw and a few small hand tools.

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