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Old 01-01-2017, 04:32 PM   #1
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Came across the link below while searching for tool lists for trailer traveling. The RV Troubleshooting Tools list is actually pretty good. I currently travel with most of the items on the list. Does anyone have a list other tools that should be on this list based on the experience of not having the right tool when needed?

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Old 01-01-2017, 05:44 PM   #2
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Make sure you have a #2 Robertson bit (square) that is what fits the screws they put these things together with.

I would also suggest a moisture meter. If you use it after a heavy rain it can pinpoint a potential leak, sometimes before it is visible. I have a couple of pretty expensive ones from work. They come in penetrating and non-penetrating. I use the non-penetrating to just get an idea if moisture is present then use the other one to narrow it down.

The two tools I use the most are a VOM (Volt-Ohm Meter) and a Klein 11-in-1 screw driver.

Another thing I have done is get PDF copies of all of my various manuals and put them on a thumb drive. I also have them stashed on a Cloud Drive so I can get to them with my cellphone or tablet in a pinch.

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Make sure you have a #2 Robertson bit (square) that is what fits the screws they put these things together with.

I would also suggest a moisture meter. If you use it after a heavy rain it can pinpoint a potential leak, sometimes before it is visible. I have a couple of pretty expensive ones from work. They come in penetrating and non-penetrating. I use the non-penetrating to just get an idea if moisture is present then use the other one to narrow it down.

The two tools I use the most are a VOM (Volt-Ohm Meter) and a Klein 11-in-1 screw driver.

Another thing I have done is get PDF copies of all of my various manuals and put them on a thumb drive. I also have them stashed on a Cloud Drive so I can get to them with my cellphone or tablet in a pinch.

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The #2 bit is one I learned by needing it and not having it. Now it is in my kit. The volt meter is also in my kit already. Never thought of the moisture meter and PDF copies of the manuals is a great idea. Thanks...
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After having no water because of a broken PEX tube I'm a firm believer in having a sampling of PEX tubing, couplings, crimp tool and a handful of crimps.
You will eventually encounter a leak at the most inconvenient time so might as well be prepared.
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The lightest and most valuable tool to carry is a credit card with a high limit.
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The lightest and most valuable tool to carry is a credit card with a high limit.
Not to mention the patience of a saint.
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For water line plumbing I like and carry the Shark Bite fittings and lengths of tubing along with a tubing cutter. The fittings work well in tight spots as you just push the tubing into the fitting and you're good. If you get the disconnect ring you can take apart and reuse the Shark Bite fitting as well. Available on Amazon or any Home Depot etc.
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Not to mention the patience of a saint.
That's one area i'm sadly lacking in.
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Didn't think about the plumbing stuff. I carry a few Sharkbite Fittings in the correct size(s) for my RV, and a few short pieces of Pex. Also some large male plumbing plugs that will fit in the end of a faucet hose to use in case a faucet gets damaged. I have had more than one crack over the years, having the plugs allowed me to continue camping and repair properly when I got home.

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