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Old 12-26-2012, 11:37 AM   #1
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Tool Box for RVs

Im looking for ideas on what to cary in the tool box.
I already have offset pliers, sockets, screw drivers, etc.
What tool do you cary that has saved the day?
Duck Tape is just always there.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:41 PM   #2
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I carry a small tool set with the regular stuff(Wal-Mart).
Roll of Duct tape.
Roll of electrical tape.
Roll of water hose repair tape(NAPA).
Extra fuses and breakers.
Small length of 12 ga. electrical wire(automotive type).
4-way lug wrench.
Extra light bulbs(automotive type, for tail/brake/flashers).
First-aid kit.
4' of bailing wire.
Assorted size of hose clamps.
1/2" battery operated rechargeable flashlight.
Multi-meter.
Tire plug kit.
utility knife.
Hand axe.
12" X 12" Orange safety flag.
Small bottle jack.
Gallon jug of water.




I found the list below on another site, but seems like much.

• 1/4 and 3/8 drive socket set, SAE 5/32-3/4, Metric 4mm-19mm
• 3/8 drive deep sockets 3/8-7/8
• long handled swivel head 3/8 drive ratchet
• 3/8 drive extension 10 inches long
• 12 inch adjustable wrench
• 8 inch adjustable wrench
• 4 assorted size flat screwdrivers
• 3 assorted size Phillips screwdrivers
• interchangeable screwdriver set with torx (star), allen (hex), and Robertson (square) bits
• 20 once framing hammer
• wire stripping and crimping pliers
• large folding allen wrench set
• hacksaw and 6 blades
• needle nose pliers
• combination wrenches 3/8-7/8 with extra 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, and 3/4
• #420 Channel Lock pliers
• 8 inch file with handle
• 7/32 round chainsaw file with handle
• flaring tool
• wire cutter
• 16-foot tape measure
• stainless steel toothbrush
• cordless drill, battery, and charger
• drill bit set
• Vise Grip locking pliers
• standard pliers
• 3/4 wood chisel
• 1/2 cold chisel
• utility knife and extra blades
Cheap 3/8" VSR Electric Drill
Small Digital Voltmeter
12-volt Continuity Tester
Roll of Electricians Tape
(2) 3/4" Hose Clamps (automotive screw type)
Assortment of Tie-Wraps (3" - 7")
Set of Various Shaped Needle Files
Small Flashlight (a Mag Light works great)
Spray Can of WD-40
Spray Can of Lithium Grease
Set of Small Hex-Key Wrenches (1/16" - 1/4")
Fat (donut style) Hose Washers
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:10 AM   #3
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I would suggest looking at your tool box closely and eliminate un-needed items and only add items that you can find a use for. In the TT I do not have the best of tools; I also only carry what I will potentially need. Have No sockets, I have yet to find any spot where one is needed.

The TT is in storage so here is my list as to what is in my very small toolbox as I recall;

-Square drive screw driver (use this the most)
-6 in 1 screw driver
-Crescent wrench (med size, aka universal metric wrench)
-Needle nose pliers
-Side cutter (small)
-Linesman pliers
-Disposable utility knife (break off tip style)
-Small roll of electrical tape
-Teflon tape (plumbers tape)
-A few Scotchlok wire connectors, a few wire nuts
-Safety glasses
-15/16 box wrench (water heater drain wrench)
-Spare fuses (15, 20 amp, I want a 1 amp for the frig but I have not located that yet)
-Garden hose washers (just a couple)
-6-12V Circuit tester (continuity tester)
-A few Kreg square drive screws of various sizes
-A few spare light bulbs
-A small squeeze tube of clear silicone caulk (marine grade)
-Small hammer (6-8oz)
-Zip ties of various sizes

As for other items;
-Water supply hoses, I have two hoses would recommend one 25 footers, and a shorter one (10 footer??).
-Garden hose Wye, just in case you need to share a water supply.
-90 deg elbow, this will take the stress off the plastic hose coupler on the TT
-Pressure regulator

-I also carry a Safety Vest, just in case I need to change a tire on the street side along the freeway, I also have a bright yellow rain suit for the same reason.
-Bottle jack

-I have a small tube of grease for the hitch
-A small hatchet for fire making
- examination gloves (sewer duty)
I am sure there are a few additional things but that is all I can think of at the moment.

-In the truck I have an 18” breaker bar with the correct sockets to change the tires on the TV and the TT.
-leather work gloves
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You should always make sure to include a cell phone and credit card :-)
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:32 AM   #5
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Flashlight

They all mention flashlights but for me, one mounted on a strap that you can wear on your forehead is a must. Easier to work with 2 hands free and the light is always on what you are looking at.
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They all mention flashlights but for me, one mounted on a strap that you can wear on your forehead is a must. Easier to work with 2 hands free and the light is always on what you are looking at.
Yuppers! I've got a little 3 LED light that clips onto the bill of my "gimmie" hat. Pretty handy.
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I just used my J-B Weld again to fix a broken handle on my can opener. That stuff rates right up there with duct tape, in my opinion. I also carry an electric drill and bits, sometimes a hand saw, assorted wood screws and nails. I like to be able to do a little basic woodworking just in case there's something I'd like to build.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:58 AM   #8
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One thing I have that comes in handy sometimes is a 24" prybar. A medium size crowbar would also do. Sometimes you just need to pry something to get it in the right position, but the ol' back just hasn't got enough oomph.
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I also have universal hand saw handle (I guess that is what you would call it). It holds reciprocating saw blades or a hacksaw blade. I also have an old school ice pick, it is so good for many different things.

I might also have a mini pry bar, but not sure at the moment.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:50 AM   #10
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I put a tool box in my MH that I had laying around the house.
It was full of all the tools that didnt go with my real tool box.
So i figure its time to sort and throwe.
Ill definitly use y'alls ideas.
The head light is always on my list. We use them at work just about evey night.
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