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blownstang01

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Posted: 06/07/19 11:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You will always need the tool you didn't bring.

Aside from that bombshell, I bring a 300+ piece crafstman tool kit, a couple different pliers, DVOM, test light, and a kit with wires, connectors, and electrical tape. OF COURSE duct tape. I also started carrying some of the quick connect plumbing connectors....I had to replace One at the toilet once at a campsite and have always carried them after, that was 10 years ago and haven't needed one since.
OH, I also carry a replacement Motorcraft Fuel filter and the line release tool to change on the road if needed.

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A lot depends if you regularly boon dock or not. I do. Having a variety of saws (chainsaw, reciprocating saw, hand saw(wood), circular saw, hack saw, etc.) has improved the experience substantially for me, and my neighbors. (if any)

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Tools - 2013
Tools - 2014
Fave tools 2017

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BarabooBob wrote:

I forgot the corkscrew on one trip and it took me 15 minutes to find another camper that had one. It was the longest 15 minutes of the trip for my 2 adult daughters. They never let me forget it.


FYI, a course threaded 3" drywall screw and a pair of Channelock pliers makes a servicable corkscrew in a pinch.

If you have the right touch breaking the neck off of the bottle can work also, but you're getting into the contamination gray area when doing so which may put you into that dipping water from the lake thread LOL..

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THIS is the most important tool, Then the standard Multitester. Doug

https://www.amazon.com/Automotive-Extend........locphy=1026451&hvtargid=pla-745588546775

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My dental pick comes in handy for getting into those tight places.

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At almost 80 yoa, a couple of good high limit credit cards. I'm getting too old to do major work on the road and my rich wife[emoticon] says I'm not allowed to anyway[emoticon].


"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to go". R. L. Stevenson

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Forgot cork screw......no problem. Take a key and wedge it into the cork at a 45 degree angle. Twist around to loosen up cork. Pull straight out. Or always buy wine with screw caps.

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Duct Tape.

discovery4us

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I have found that having the correct tool is not the problem but rather not having a new part to put back in after I take out the broken part.

Test light, voltmeter, socket set, and screwdriver set will allow me to diagnose almost everything on the RV.

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