Getting Started

Getting Started

My wife and I are moving up from part time camping to full time rving. My question is what should my tool box contain?

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Nov 16, 2010
18 tools on your belt
by: JR

I carry a small pouch on my belt....a LEATHERMAN. It contains 18 of the most needed items: scissors, file, pliers, flat and phillips screwdriver, etc. Look up Leatherman on line to see all it has. Don't buy the cheap copies out there...I paid about $80 for mine and gave them to my sons for Christmas several years ago. I think they are cheaper now. They come with a lifetime warranty from the factory located in Portland, Oregon. Best Wishes....JR

Oct 20, 2010
A few more that have been lifesavers ...
by: wil

include a small AC compressor for pumping up Tow or trailer tires. If you have diesel and air brakes then insert a "T" and a valve with a quick connect for an air hose and carry an appropriate length of hose and air chuck for your needs. In a similar vein, we also carry one of those combo jump starter / compressor combos. That self-contained battery is real insurance when you forget to disconnect the toad from the MH or truck. I also carry a closed-end wrench and a large adjustable wrench to tighten the hitch ball and anti-sway components.

Oct 15, 2010
Tool Box
by: Mary's husband

Basic stuff:

Phillips head, flat head, adjustable wrench, medium vice grips, hammer, small hack saw, rubber mallet, retractable utility knife, small pipe wrench, rechargeable drill, assortment of drill bits, 1/2" socket set, duct tape, electrical tape, nylon zip ties, various size stretch straps, 8' ladder (fiberglass).

There's always someone in the campground willing to help and if they don't have what you need they know someone who does and there's always a Lowe's next door to a Walmart;) Check air pressure in tires often...replace tires every 5-7 years.

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