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Old 10-03-2011, 03:28 PM   #11
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Plus I keep an assortment of those funny screws around as well

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Funny screws. These trailers are put together with `em. Square drive screws!





As for my tools I have a set of Craptsman sockets, 3 drive sizes, open end wrenches, screwdrivers, etc, so on.
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:01 PM   #12
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Funny screws. These trailers are put together with `em. Square drive screws!

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Yep, that be them!

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Old 10-03-2011, 05:12 PM   #13
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You guys are right, those are funny little screws. Never gone looking for them, where'd you find new ones?
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Yep, that be them!


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The "technical" name for those types of screws are Robertson and invented by a Canadian. Here's a link to their website for those who want to learn more.

Robertson Screw
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Don't forget fuses for your tv & tt, they maybe a different style. Larry
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snip..... where'd you find new ones?
I grabbed an assortment of them a number of years ago at one of the local Elkhart, IN., RV surplus stores when I was camping in the area.

As a matter fact, I was in the same area this past spring camping with some friends, and picked up a few more RV odds & ends here: http://bontragers.com/

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Old 10-04-2011, 07:21 AM   #17
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I use them all the time for many projects. You can get them at Home Deep Hole or any good hardware store.
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:47 PM   #18
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I didn't bother with spending a lot of money on a duplicate set of tools. I simply bought a large rubbermaid tub and store all the high-quality house tools that I would use when I RV in there. When I camp, I just load the tub on the truck. In the tub, I have:
  • 1/2" Socket Set
  • 3/8" & 1/4" Socket Set
  • Cordless 3/8" Drill
  • Pop Rivet Set
  • Vice Grip Set
  • SAE GearWrench Set
  • Metric GearWrench Set
  • Stubby SAE GearWrench Set
  • Any Specialty Tools

In a 5 Gallon plastic bucket I have a hammer, hatchet, splitting wedge, Screwdriver and bits, folding shovel, raincoat, rope, etc. I also have a tools in a zipper case (screwdrivers, Channel Lock type & needle nose pliers, etc). And, I always bring my torque wrench.

Now, let me ask you: Would you buy all that stuff above just to have in your trailer for when you periodically go camping? Yeah, I thought so too.

Nearly everything I use for camping is in some kind of container. It makes it easer ans quicker to load/unload and as long as you're dilligent about putting back into the container whatever item(s) you were using, you're less likely to forget anything
I do the same thing. I have a box i take to and fro. No sense buying double, but I do have a few things I keep in the TT drawer that I bought extra (just in case i ever walk out the door and forget) and that would be my hammer, screwdrivers, and wrench.
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In my trade (machine repair journeyman) I can fix (not a butcher job either) nearly anything with the following:
8" adjustable
10" adjustable
10" Channellock pliers
Yellow handle Ideal T-Stripper
5 in 1 screwdriver
10 x 1/4" flat blade screwdriver
roll of 3M Super 33 tape
Metric Bondhus ball end allen wrench set
Inch Bondhus ball end allen wrench set

Add to that a 4 way lug wrench to fit the TT lugs and I'm good.

For the TT you could probably lose the Inch allens but you'd better keep the Metric ones for the quality import bicycles.
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