Recommendations for tools to keep in on board toolbox

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  1. dcrowder03

    dcrowder03 New Member

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    I am a NTM used popup owner. I want to put together a small tool box to keep on board. What would you include not listed below?

    Right now my list consists of gorilla tape/tear-aid, multi-bit screwdriver, small hammer, 2 adjustable wrenches, wax, multitool, small socket set, level, pliers

    Thanks.
     
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    1380ken Well-Known Member

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    Vice grips, safety pins, drywall screws,
     
  3. jk70

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    Besides what you listed I have:

    - extra set of keys (actually can only get 2 of the 6 keys I need copied)
    - 30 to 15 amp adaptor
    - cap to my hitch receiver
    - extra receiver pin and coupler pin
    - latex gloves for cassette toilet and BAL Leveler (lots of grease)
     
  4. Bullfrog Bheer

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    After a mishap a couple years ago, we also now stock a rivet gun and assortment of rivets.

    A good sized knife, like a hunting knife or a small hatchet. Also a lug wrench for the camper. The one in your TV might not work.
     
  5. gruss

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    Small shovel
    prybar
    dead blow hammer or rubber mallet
    electrical tape
    zip ties
    velcro tie wraps
     
  6. gkraps

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    Here's something I have used or lent to a fellow camper: red, transparent tape for repairing the tail light lens, either on the pop-up or TV.
     
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    12 volt fuses. I carry 30 amp, 20 amp and 15 amp.
     
  8. Mamagoogins

    Mamagoogins New Member

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    Duck Tape
    RV Extension Cord
    Rubber Mallet
    WD-40
    Bungee Cords

    and not tools but great to have:
    Extra batteries
    Spare light bulbs
     
  9. R00

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    Cotter pins, all sizes
    Wire strippers, 12v butt end and ring connectors, extra wire
    *extra wheel bearings and seals, bearing puller if you have room*
    Flashlight, pref. a headlamp
    Ratchet straps, invaluable when a roof latch or two breaks
    Voltage meter, or at least a test light
     
  10. G. Will Ickers

    G. Will Ickers New Member

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    In my truck:
    socket set
    hammer
    fire extinguisher
    road flares
    various gloves
    axe
    transfer shovel
    bungees
    tire pressure gauge
    ratchet straps
    first aid kit
    jumper cables
    screw drivers, wrenches
    hunting knife
    gerber multi tool
    my get-home bag
    recovery strap and shackles
    flashlights
    duct tape

    In the camper:
    first aid kit
    torpedo level
    pliers
    crescent wrench
    flashlight
    hatchet

    Most of the stuff I need for camping is already in my truck. Most of the stuff in my truck is for emergency situations.
     
  11. Mamagoogins

    Mamagoogins New Member

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    When I first bought my pop up, I found this forum thread to be super helpful:

    http://www.popupportal.com/index.php?topic=18402.0

    Now, I have a checklist that I use. Most of these items have a permanent spot in the camper but some of them, I forget if I don't use the list. I'll add that I don't always need this much...but making a list helps me remember things like pillows. A week long trip using sweatshirts for pillows was a bummer.
     

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    Halford Well-Known Member

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    Add the jack with lug wrench when the camper has a flat tire... I got one at HF.
     
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    ChocoChock01 On the road aagaain See Rallies below;

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    I just used a coupon at HF that provides for a free set of 6 screwdrivers with any purchase. They also offer a coupon for a free compact LED flashlight with any purchase. You can bet these items go in my pup toolbox.
     
  15. 94-D2

    94-D2 Happy Campin'

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    I keep a tool bag with assortment of box wrenches, a multi tool gorilla socket, bit driver set, adjustable wrench, multi bit screw driver, spare clips, gorilla tape, multi meter (very important) drill bit set, tire plugs, JB weld, and my craftsman c-3 blower, driver drill and tire inflator. Rivet tool and rivets. On the tv is tow strap, co2 power tank, gorilla lug wrench and compressed flat fix. With 2 group 27 batteries and jumper cables, I could trail weld with a few sticks to get a broken spring hanger or tongue weld back together and save the trip. I'm covered.
     
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    between my PUP and TV, I think I have everything listed above. Additionally I have electrical tape and teflon tape.
     
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    Best tip of the year right there. I found this out the hard way recently, Having to unhook your pup and leave it beside a busy interstate while you go buy a lug wrench is no fun at all. [:!]
     
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    I am with you. Got to have it.

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  19. ChocoChock01

    ChocoChock01 On the road aagaain See Rallies below;

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    I was reading of a camper who decided to go another trip before replacing his tires, was heading up 395 about Ridgecrest area, when tire blew and he didn't have a spare. Went into closest town (on Sunday) and the tire store wasn't open until Monday. Got the tire on Monday and headed back to where they left the PUP and it was totally trashed (pictures of the damage was sickening). It was ripped apart and left on side of road. And being it was an older PUP the insurance was legal min.

    So above advise is really important!!
     
  20. 94-D2

    94-D2 Happy Campin'

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    That sounds like the guy who was victimized in Bakersfield from Pux. in his case I think his spare was flat too (again preparedness) but in either case he left the pup on the side of the road.


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    Doesn't take up much space and hopefully keeps me going.
     

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