Just about anything in your RV has the potential to snap, crack, rip loose, tear, bend, leak, spark, or fall off. Whether it happens during the drive or once you’ve reached your destination, a breakdown of any kind can be stressful, expensive, and potentially hazardous. Some breakdowns do require full maintenance, but other problems can be quickly fixed or momentarily patched up with some good handiwork and the right set of tools.
Just like your car, there are a few tools that you should keep in your RV at all times, to be prepared for incidents on the road. Remain safe by first getting an RV insurance quote for the big stuff, and then being well-equipped with the necessary tools for on-the-road fixes.
No matter how well constructed your rig is, eventually something will have to be adjusted or worked on. These basic tools can help you deal with everyday problems and annoyances:
- Socket wrench set (standard and metric) for tightening and loosening bolts and machine nuts.
- Phillips head and flat-bladed screwdrivers (large, medium, small) for tightening and loosening screws; also for prying items apart.
- Standard pliers for holding machine nuts while installing or removing, or squeezing items together.
- Channel-lock pliers (medium and large) for dealing with oversized machine nuts or turning pipes 10-inch Crescent wrench-for when sockets won’t fit properly.
- Small drill bit set with sizes ranging from 1/16- to 1/4-inch. Get one that works with both metal and wood.
- Cordless drill with a spare battery for turning the drill bits that make the holes. Also good for lowering and raising trailer stabilizing jacks.
- Sturdy claw hammer allows straighten what got bent, bend what got straightened, drive nails and stakes, and pull ’em out again, and provide “persuasion” where needed.
- Pocket knife to cut rope and twine, or stripping wire insulation,
- Hobby knife with blade protector and extra blades, extremely sharp, for making very precise cuts in canvas, vinyl, tape, paper, wood, and some plastics.
- Wire cutters for cutting electrical wire, or turning metal coat hangers into marshmallow skewers.
- Small tape measure to determine how much electrical wire you’re going to need, or how much ground clearance you’ll have while trying to get over a boulder embedded in the road.
- Mini hacksaw with extra blades can cut away twisted bolts, damaged metalwork, or thicker plastics.
- Small two-way bubble level to make sure your rig is properly leveled.
- Folding tree saw for cutting trees that have fallen across the only road out and you can’t back up. (Emergency use only).
Other items that may come in handy, depending on what you use your RV for, include:
- Vinyl adhesive
- Threadlocker glue
- Multi-purpose adhesive
- Silicon sealant
- Seam sealer
- “Super” glue
- Duct tape
- Zip ties
- Spare bulbs
- Insulated wire
- Electrical tape
- Weatherproof safety matches
- Two-way radios
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