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Bank of Dad

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Posted: 05/31/15 10:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In late August we are driving from FL to UT, 2013 3/4 Suburban and 2013 23ft TT.

What should I do to the truck and trailer to prepare. It is stored on a lot near my house. Gasp, I haven't used it since February.

Also, what tools to take with us. I have a small air compressor already. And one of those things you drive up on to change the tire. And I have US Rider road service (cause I pull a horse trailer too).

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Posted: 05/31/15 10:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I always take a small cheap tool kit $50 Cobalt from Lowes.

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[emoticon] Hi, Mostly some basic tools, a torque wrench and proper sockets for lug nuts, and a good credit card.


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That new a trailer: axles/bearings, brakes (& backing plates). You should be OK with your tires (& spare), lights (& wiring), general TT roadworthy condition.

That new a Suburban: WD bars/hitch, tires, general maintenance (all fluids). Warranty?

Tools: Electric drill and socket to fit the levelers (scissor type), long water/sewer hoses, gorilla tape, 3 step ladder.

Look at some of the RV club web sites...Good Sam, FMCA, etc. They have a supplies list for long distance/long time camping.


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I don't mean to sound like a jerk, I really don't mean it that way. But when people ask me what tools they need, I assume they don't know how to use them. So I say take a credit card.

What I mean is that if you knew how to work on trucks and trailers, you'd likely already know what tools you're likely to need. So take a basic home tool set for quick tightening and pounding jobs. Credit card for the rest. Know your limitations. I know what I know, and I know what I don't know.

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Duct tape. Don't forget the duct tape......

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12v test light, electrical tape


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4 things come to mind:

1. what is the most common issues and
2. what experience do you personally have?
3. what are you willing to do while on vacation?
4. do you have roadside assistance?

I think vibration is likely the root cause of most issues if you have done your checks before leaving. So electrical connections, screws, bolts and plumbing fittings my major concern.

tools to stay ahead of major issues, like air gauges, battery testers etc. keep you ahead of needing or using repair tools.


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Spare fuses for both TT and TV. (a couple of each size)
Voltmeter
A pack of screws for the cabinet hinges and other things(#6, #8, #10)
Gorilla Glue
grease
A combo screwdriver that includes the various tips(square, star, slotted, phillips)
channel locks pliers
hammer
large ratchet set that includes a 1/2" drive socket to fit lugnuts
1/2" drive torque wrench to torque lugnuts(100#)
bottle jack(10 or 12 ton)
cordless drill(for the TT stabilizer jacks) and bit to fit same
a good air pressure gauge (you have a compressor)
good voltage surge protection
motor oil
coolant(mixed 50/50)
windshield washer fluid
leveling blocks (I carry 2 sets of the orange ones)
comfortable chairs
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People drive 1000 miles to work and back every month without tools but can't go 1000 miles in a straight line without worrying about a breakdown. If it is road worthy and maintained you should need nothing. Take some plastic and have fun.





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