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ApexAZ

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Our new toyhauler is being delivered tomorrow!

I've sorted out capacity, weight, hitches and all that, but what about things that go on the inside of the RV?

So far we have purchased:

Sewage hose kit
Kitchen stuff
Outdoor griddle
Bedding stuff
Cleaning stuff
A basic tool kit, such as hammer, screwdrivers, allen wrenches, a socket set, leveling bubble, tape measurer, etc.

Air compressor is still on our list of things to buy
Fix-a-flat and tire change kit - I think it comes with a tool to lower/release the spare tire, but I am not sure if it will fit the actual wheel lugs. Also, do we need some sort of jack in the event we need to change a tire, or will the one that came with my truck work?

Are there any other tools or essential items we need to get that we aren't thinking of? I'm assuming so. Suggestions?

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Food, clothes...

Toys for the garage?

I would lean toward taking a few short trips and see if you miss something. It's easy to overload packing for every possible issue.


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valhalla360 wrote:

Food, clothes...

Toys for the garage?

I would lean toward taking a few short trips and see if you miss something. It's easy to overload packing for every possible issue.


Yes, after subtracting the weight of our General, fuel and water, we have about 1100 lbs to spare. Maybe closer to 1k after we replace the mattress.

We bought all plastic dishes, a cheap and lightweight pots and pan set. Minimal tools.

I expect to do several trips to the scales as we settle in.

Certain things, like the griddle, ice chest, 20 lb propane tank, luggage, etc, we can carry in the bed of the truck.

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Multi-meter and have the basic knowledge on how to use it.

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Multi-meter and have the basic knowledge on how to use it.


This is something I hadn't thought of, thanks!

Do you think we should get a traditional one with leads, or a clamping type?

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Torx bit screwdrivers in addition to slotted and Phillips. Unless the RV industry has changed Torx screws are their favorite fastener after staples.


Maybe a suitably sized bottle jack for tire changes if you don't have one.

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GPS.
Tire pressure gauge. I like the digital ones.


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ApexAZ wrote:

RedRollingRoadblock wrote:

Multi-meter and have the basic knowledge on how to use it.


This is something I hadn't thought of, thanks!

Do you think we should get a traditional one with leads, or a clamping type?


Yes, absolutely Yes. You can buy a single unit that has both the clamp on as well as leads.

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My Titanium (a Canadian Manufacturer) does NOT use Torx. The fastener of choice id "Roberts" #1 and #2. A square recess in the head.

Roberts drivers and power bits in both sizes are available at Northern Tool.

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thomasmnile wrote:

Torx bit screwdrivers in addition to slotted and Phillips. Unless the RV industry has changed Torx screws are their favorite fastener after staples.



I'd look things over carefully, you might have some fasteners that use the Square Bits, the Robertson type.

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