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Old 11-17-2018, 10:53 AM   #1
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Essential Tools / Cool Stuff I've Found For RV'ing!


I'll start with just one!

Atlas 46 Yorktown Tool Roll.

I got a LARGE tool set, full tool box of tools to fit in this! I can testify this is a GREAT option and minimizes space. I got the full tool box PLUS other stuff in 1/4 the space!

Super heavy duty! They make a larger one but this carries a hefty weight and once you get too heavy defeats the purpose IMO!

Check out the video!

One of those purchases that hit on all cylinders for me!

What's your coolest essential tool?


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Old 11-21-2018, 02:31 PM   #2
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Duct tape.

OK, so it's a corny joke, but when the hook broke off on our awning arm, it was really handy.

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Old 11-21-2018, 03:34 PM   #3
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I bought a couple of tool bags from Harbor Freight.
One is mostly wrenches, with sockets on clip on rails.
All the assorted tool bags go into a 24 gal. Rubbermaid Action Packer (rare) and lives in the bed of the TV.
Long breaker bars and big sockets live under the back seat.
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Old 11-21-2018, 08:28 PM   #4
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I meant COOL stuff!


Fenix UC35 Flashlight:


Benchmade Mini Crooked River Knife:

And duct tape!

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Old 11-23-2018, 11:43 AM   #5
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After having my 23FB for over two years I am ordering a new larger model.

My ten essentials for all owners. These apply to new and older trailers.

1. Check your tires for wear and tread.
2. TPMS (tire monitoring system.
3. Battery cut off switch. Many threads here.
4. Battery monitor. how much power are you using vs supply.
5. Make sure you have adapters for power 30/50 amp etc.
6. Along with spare fusses (you should consider EMS power surge protector
7. A good tool kit and don't forget the proper socket for your wheels.
8. Disposable gloves. Need I say more.
9. If you wan't to check why any electrical does not work consider a Volt/Amp meter
10..Bungee cords. You will read on these forums drawers coming out etc.

Have fun. Make your own list. These forums have made my life easier although cost a few dollars but probably saved more.

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Old 11-26-2018, 03:21 PM   #6
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16 or 18inch crescent wrench......and an equally sized pipe wrench ....... works better than the tool that came with the hitch. ....also gets those stubborn pipe plugs out of the sewer connections.....allows trailer ball and insert work.

Of course the tool box on my truck actually has tools in it.
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Old 11-26-2018, 03:23 PM   #7
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Soap and water.......for those days the gloves are missing
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Old 11-26-2018, 04:12 PM   #8
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I've got a couple:


Cuisinart Kettle:

Level system:

Dinosaur board for HW heater:

Digital wall clock
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Old 11-26-2018, 05:40 PM   #9
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Zip ties.

2015 27ft FC FB
WBCCI #3960
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Old 11-26-2018, 06:51 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Caffeinated View Post
Zip ties.

Yes -- used these when the little flappy thingy on the hot water heater broke off. Worked great for 600 miles until we were able to repair.

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Old 11-27-2018, 06:16 PM   #11
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Flashlights are cool! I found one that fits in a bracket while it recharges. So far, it has stayed in placed over some very poor roads. Have a similar bracket at home so I can use the same flashlight when not traveling. Mag-Lite ML150LRX.Made in USA!
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Old 11-27-2018, 06:29 PM   #12
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The tool bag is cool but I see problems with organization/finding stuff. I keep the large Craftsman blow mold kit behind the back seat, plus I modified the case, cut out a lot of blow mold and added bigger size wrenches and extensions rolled up in wrench rolls. It's all very organized and a pleasure to work out of and sits nicely behind the back seat of my crew cab with a bungee to keep it upright.

I like the flashlight and added it to my wish list. My favorite though after 20 years of carrying one in my pocket is the Surefire E1. One 3V battery and short enough to comfortably fit in my jeans pocket, I always have it on me and use it daily.

Couldn't get by without my Swiss Army Knife and my Surefire E1.

By the way if you want a E1 or E1E you will have to find a used one, they are no longer made. So far though Surefire has honored the lifetime warranty sending me several free switches and one free LED head over the years.
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Old 11-27-2018, 07:09 PM   #13
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You carry a spare circuit board for your water heater?
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:03 AM   #14
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Here's two more I can't live without!

Porlex hand coffee grinder:

Aero Press:

Bonus! My favorite coffee! Arbuckles Ariosa Organic!

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