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I carry a bit of everything also. 12 v stuff, 110 stuff, plumbing stuff. Tbh, i think other people use it more then me in the campgrounds. But at least I know its there if needed. Guy this year borrowed my compresser and tire plug kit. Lol. I have the room and the extra tools, so why not bring them. Most of the sruff is in my tool box on the truck and stays there year round. If no one mentioned it allready a few shark bites are also good incase you need to cap off a water line.


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BarabooBob wrote:

If you use an impact driver, please don't let it rattle along at 0630. Your neighbors will appreciate it.


No chance of that with me, but I do have a quality ratcheting 3/4 wrench in case my battery dies in the impact, and the one time we got in after hours I used that on the leveler instead of the impact, the stabs are easy enough to do with the included long wrench, just takes a minute or two longer.


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The only tools you should carry are those that you are comfortable/competent in using.

BTW, I have owned 3 RVs, and have yet to come across a single Robertsons square bit bolt/screw. Just saying...


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4x4van wrote:

The only tools you should carry are those that you are comfortable/competent in using...


I get what you are saying, but for many of us thats not the way to approach it. We are competent with too many tools.
A better statement might be Tools that you are competent with that are also the most likely to be needed in a RV.
At that point, we return to the question of What are the tools most likely to be needed.

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I'm going to do something like theoldwizard1 has. I was gifted a tool set which is OK, but it is in a crappy clamshell plastic box secured by tabs which are falling off, and the tools don't fit snugly in their spots - so when you open it, everything falls out.


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CFerguson wrote:

4x4van wrote:

The only tools you should carry are those that you are comfortable/competent in using...


I get what you are saying, but for many of us thats not the way to approach it. We are competent with too many tools.
A better statement might be Tools that you are competent with that are also the most likely to be needed in a RV.
At that point, we return to the question of What are the tools most likely to be needed.


So, no to the table saw, planer and jointer???

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gmckenzie wrote:

CFerguson wrote:

4x4van wrote:

The only tools you should carry are those that you are comfortable/competent in using...


I get what you are saying, but for many of us thats not the way to approach it. We are competent with too many tools.
A better statement might be Tools that you are competent with that are also the most likely to be needed in a RV.
At that point, we return to the question of What are the tools most likely to be needed.


So, no to the table saw, planer and jointer???

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CFerguson wrote:

4x4van wrote:

The only tools you should carry are those that you are comfortable/competent in using...


I get what you are saying, but for many of us thats not the way to approach it. We are competent with too many tools.
A better statement might be Tools that you are competent with that are also the most likely to be needed in a RV.
At that point, we return to the question of What are the tools most likely to be needed.
Good point. I am quite capable, but only carry a small basic kit when I am going with JUST the RV, along with some spare parts (both for chassis and house), as I've very rarely had any major issues on the RV itself in the past 32 years (knock on fake wood!). I do, however, carry a full toolbox when I am taking the toys (ATVs, motorcycles, PWCs), as I am much more likely to need to make repairs on those. Keep in mind that I am only a long weekend warrior, so my practices would not apply to fulltiming; at that point I would take my full toolbox.

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