I am a semi newbie for the airstream world but not to the repair world. We live in western Montana, and do some boon docking and also some road trips.
I have another 5000 mile road trip coming up and was trying to cut down on my tool inventory. I have a 1982 Excella 31 I have replace everything but axles on the running gear, have pulled trailer 7,500 miles since I purchased and only one water leak, plumbing.
Most of the tools have been used by others or for routine maintenance. The tools are carried in back of my pickup in 3 tote boxes, and 1 small grip, as I call it what i use all the time grip, Attached is my current list for tools I carry. I feel sometimes I carry to much and sometimes maybe not enough. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Please let me know if I really do need therapy, as my wife says.
The one thing I learned from my gramp ( old AG dealership)was if its mechanical it will break.
SSC (Silver Senior Center)
SSC TOOL KIT
GORILLA TAPE; most important tool in kit
GLOVES; LEATHER, MECHANIC GLOVES, HD RUBBER GLOVES, THROW AWAY RUBBER GLOVES,
SOCKET SETS ;1/2”- 3/8” METRIC AND US TO 1”
WRENCHES; ¼” THRU 7/8” METRIC 4MM THRU 20MM, 2 CRESENT WRENCHES
3 SCREW DRIVERS PHILIPS AND FLAT
18 VOLT IMPACT DRIVER; only way to remove old rusty screws
5 PLIERS; SIDE CUTTERS, NEEDLE NOSE , REGULAR PLIERS, WATER PUMP, & VISEGRIP
HAMMERS ETC; CLAW HAMMER, RUBBER HAMMER, AXE, SMALL HACKSAW, TIN SNIPS, CENTER PUNCH, EMERY PAPER
ELECTRIC KIT; WIRE, MULTIMETER, CONNECTORS, SOLDER GUN, SILVER SOLDER, WIRE TIES, FUSES, LED BULBS, TEST LIGHT, 4 ALLIGATOR CLIPS, ELECTRIC TAPE, JUMPER CABLES, WIRE STRIPPING AND CRIMPING PLIERS, WIRE NUTS. SHRINK TUBE
PLUMBING KIT ; PEX TUBING, PEX SHARK BIT CONNECTORS 2 STRAIGHT AND 2 45*, VARIOUS SIZE HOSE CLAPS. HOSE WASHERS, PLUMMERS TAPE.
RIVET KIT; VARIOUS SIZE RIVETS, RIVET GUN, DRILL BITS, 18 VOLT VARIABLE SPEED DRILL W/CHARGER, 3 SIZES OF STAINLESS STEEL METAL SCREWS,CAULK GUN WITH TUBE OF TREMPRO 635 IN IT.
COTTER PIN ASSORTMENT
TIRE CHANGING KIT ; TANDEM TIRE CHANGING RAMP, 4 WAY WRENCH, BACK PACK SNOW SHOVEL, 4 WAY WRENCH, 2 8X10 TARPS, AIR GUAGE. HUB CAP HAMMER, 12 VOLT
COMPRESSOR, also use impact driver
EXTERIOR UPKEEP KIT; NUVITE POLISH, CYCLONE POLISHER, ORBITAL POLISHER, TOWELS AND RAGS,STEEL WOOL, BLACK METAL SPAY PAINT, WIRE BRUSH, WASHING BRUSH WITH EXTENTION HANDLE, 50 FOOT HOSE. SPRAY NOZZLE, SMALL LADDER