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Old 01-15-2014, 08:16 AM   #15
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3/4 ton truck. I carry a fairly big tool box with a lot of stuff. Box of PEX fittings and crimper. Box with electrical stuff. Box of rivets and the riveter. Roll of metal tape. Battery powered drill. In the box are lots of things I picked up at Walmart on the road for specific probalems. Changed the whole umbical connector at Walmart in Wasilla, AK, one day wne the old one came unhooked and I ground it off the cable dragging it down the highway. Overall we have had little trouble on the road. But the box goes just because I like having the stuff.

the owners manual has been the most valuable tool for me. I have needed help from it with various electricl problems.
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:40 AM   #16
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I carry a typical assortment of tools, hope to not need them. But also in case someone else does need some help. I do carry an extra 30 AMP cord plug.

Never thought about carrying PEX, might look into it.
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:53 AM   #17
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One thing that I have needed more than once, is a 50 amp to 30 amp adapter. Breaker kept tripping on the 30 amp socket, changed to the 50 amp and good to go.
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:00 AM   #18
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I carry a plastic tool box with the minimum set of stuff I think I can get away with. But the one thing no one else has mentioned is a good pocket multi-tool. I carry an original Leatherman in my pocket while traveling. It has saved many hours of looking for the right tool just to tighten a loose screw etc.

I'm very weight conscious and once I made the mistake of suggesting to my late wife that we should reconsider the number of pots, pans and other cooking utensils we were keeping in the trailer. Her response was "right, lest start by looking in your tool box".
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:05 AM   #19
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I carry a plastic tool box with the minimum set of stuff I think I can get away with. But the one thing no one else has mentioned is a good pocket multi-tool. I carry an original Leatherman in my pocket while traveling. It has saved many hours of looking for the right tool just to tighten a loose screw etc.
Multitools are never the right tool for the job (unless the right tool is needlenose pliers) but a multitool is better than no tool at all. I have one that I keep in an outer pocket of my canvas toolbag, because it's often easier to just grab it than to haul out the whole bag and search through it for the right tool.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:22 AM   #20
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:29 AM   #21
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Amex,visa,master,AAA. cards will fix about anything i want to deal with
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:32 AM   #22
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Moosetags, what a great list of Apps. I am going to check them out!
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:52 AM   #23
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In addition to 50 pounds or more of tools, two 3 ton combination bottle jack and jack stand units:

http://www.toolsmithonline.com/produ...ack-Stand.html
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3/4 ton truck. I carry a fairly big tool box with a lot of stuff. Box of PEX fittings and crimper. Box with electrical stuff. Box of rivets and the riveter. Roll of metal tape. Battery powered drill. In the box are lots of things I picked up at Walmart on the road for specific probalems. Changed the whole umbical connector at Walmart in Wasilla, AK, one day wne the old one came unhooked and I ground it off the cable dragging it down the highway. Overall we have had little trouble on the road. But the box goes just because I like having the stuff. The owners manual has been the most valuable tool for me. I have needed help from it with various electricl problems.
+1 on the spare umbilical connector. We had the same experience on the last trip, also a spare 30amp to 110 house adapter, ours toasted itself along with male end of the 30 amp while glamping, try finding one of those at a RV park in the sticks.
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:35 AM   #25
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We travel light as possible on long trips far from home, so tools can be a space and weight hog. We need a set of sockets and wrenches, breaker bar, screwdrivers, pliers, etc. that fit a sturdy nylon too bag. A torque wrench for the wheel lugs, plastic tire changing ramp (no jack), moisture test meter, small multi meter, Fluke IR thermometer to check tires, brakes, differential, pedestal surge protector, and a Cosco two-step ladder to reach upper side of trailer, step up into truck bed, outdoor coffee table, and is a low work seat. Not tools, but also polish, cleaners, corrosion treatment, and lubricants, and a portable water softener.
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One thing that I have needed more than once, is a 50 amp to 30 amp adapter. Breaker kept tripping on the 30 amp socket, changed to the 50 amp and good to go.
We carry an adapter that is the reverse of that- to plug a 50 amp trailer into a 30 amp socket when no 50 amp socket is available- Salmon Lake Park, Grapeland, TX only has 5-6 50 amp sites and we never get there early enough-
I want to build or purchase an apparatus/adapter that is a 50 amp female to 2 30 amp males- plug the 50 amp trailer into 2 30 amp sockets at Salmon Lake Park-
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Don't forget Glue. I carry several types: contact cement, wood glue, super glue, and an all purpose like duco cement.
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:31 PM   #28
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I am amazed at how often I use a dremel tool kit on the road
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