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Old 12-12-2006, 05:34 PM   #1
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What is THE BEST tool you have and love to use for your A/S and why?

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Old 12-12-2006, 05:42 PM   #2
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Bottle opener!

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Old 12-12-2006, 05:42 PM   #3
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Right now I love my air cutoff tool and my compressor. It's the best for cutting off those rusty elevator bolts.

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Old 12-12-2006, 06:16 PM   #4
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We love our Honda Generator. It lets us camp for a few days in primitive sites and still have power to break camp and hit the road. We were high centered in Glacier NP with dead batteries, unable to lift stabilizers or work the power jack No more! ~G
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Old 12-12-2006, 06:17 PM   #5
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Codybear,it would be a cyclo polisher and nuvite s polish,ALUMINITIS is hard to cure so i just feed it with nuvite s-----

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Old 12-12-2006, 06:21 PM   #6
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It would have to be our Honda generator. Without it all our camping would have to be at regular campsites.
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Old 12-12-2006, 06:21 PM   #7
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I would have to vote for my DeWalt 18 volt drill/driver. I use it all the time with a 3/4" socket to lower and raise Lucy's stabilizers. I also use it with the same 3/4" socket to adjust the spring bars on the Hensley.
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Old 12-12-2006, 06:22 PM   #8
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Thumbs up 3/4 " socket wrench

OMgoodness great minds in the same channels, we posted this same thing moosetags... Fits the stabilizers and for tensioning the w/d bars for the hensley hitch.

Hitching set up homework for that women's rally, that wrench is my new best friend!! Besides my AAA rv roadside assistance card for peace of mind!!
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Old 12-12-2006, 09:41 PM   #9
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If I can list two:
1. My Leatherman tool- useful for cutting, screwdriving, crimping, picking up stuff in narrow quarters, and cleaning my fingernails!
2. A Triplette 310 analog voltohmeter- checking out light bulbs, troubleshooting electrical problems, monitoring the battery voltage, etc.
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Old 12-12-2006, 10:12 PM   #10
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Hitchin' Rods

Its a toss up between the cordless drill with the 3/4 socket or the "Hitchen Rods"

Here is a link Hitchin' Rods :: Hitchin Rods :: QWorks Corporation
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Old 12-12-2006, 11:46 PM   #11
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First, I love our tow vehicle. When not towing, it also comes in handy moving lots of stuff, people and is great in the snow.
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Old 12-13-2006, 04:00 AM   #12
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19.2 volt right angle drill. When not drilling out close quartered rivets, etc, stays in the trailer for lowering/raising BAL's.
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Old 12-13-2006, 04:56 AM   #13
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Old 12-13-2006, 06:48 AM   #14
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Since I do a lot of woodwork, I love my 18v brad nailer which allows me to avoid hammering on things in the trailer. I just modified the bedside cabinet yesterday using it.

When I opened the nailer box, I found an unexpected 18V drill in there as a bonus. I hadn't noticed in the store that a free drill was included. I use the 18v drill on the stabilizers and at a low torque setting for wheel lugs before finishing up with my torque wrench.

The torque wrench is another favorite. I recheck my lugs every couple of trips.

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