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usermichaelmorris
Posted: 6 June 2015 9:25 PM
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I'm putting together a small tool kit to pack permanently in our new (to us) Elddis Autoquest 200.
This is intended to provide the facility to carry out running repairs to the habitation bits and VERY basic mechanical failures if for any reason we can't get the AA out (i.e.no mobile signal) or something is loose rather than broken.

Below is a proposed basic tool kit (This doesn't include consumables such as bulbs and fuses) - comments /suggestions welcome.
Bullnose pliers
long nosed- pliers
large adjustable spanner
small adjustable spanner
small (number of sockets) socket set
slotted screwdrivers
cross headed screwdrivers
Driver handle
hex drivers
security drivers
awl/bradle
Stanley knife
insulating tape
gaffer tape
WD40
multi meter
userRussellnpod
Posted: 6 June 2015 9:56 PM
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I would also stick in a few appropriate screws and nuts plus some washers if you want to secure those loose bits
userLen Salisbury
Posted: 7 June 2015 7:07 AM
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What about extending wheel nut handle?
usershaggy
Posted: 7 June 2015 8:23 AM
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To save on weight and space I have one screwdriver and various adaptors that come with it, cross head, slotted and hex. It also has a flexible extension with a magnet when you drop a screw into an inexpressible space, not that I've ever done that!

Gavin
userclifford60
Posted: 7 June 2015 3:44 PM
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Hi there, Where's the hammer?
userDave 'R'
Posted: 7 June 2015 6:29 PM
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Spare blade and cartridge fuses might be useful.
usersakofox
Posted: 7 June 2015 8:27 PM
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I had the end of a throttle cable in a renault traffic horse box break, so I always carry a length of 3 core flex , you can then strip it to meet the need.

Edited by sakofox 2015-06-07 8:28 PM
userBrock
Posted: 8 June 2015 7:54 AM
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Adjustable spanners are useful but sometimes are too large to get into the space available. I take one that fits the gas tanks but for the rest, I take flat head thin spanners. The only spanner I've needed though is 24mm which seems to fit the bigger nuts on my van.

Multimeters are sensible if you know how to use them. Otherwise they can be dangerous.

Small hammer as Cliffy says and one I take a screwdriver a la Shaggy. I have found something with a magnet on the end that can get into difficult areas very useful.

Torch - possible head torch - but definitely one that can be used to illuminate in the engine bay.

To minimise the risk of no signal, my missus and I have different mobile providers.

Whatever you take, and having a toolkit is a must, make sure they cover what you might ned to fit in the van so check what types of head your screw have, the size of bolts etc.

usermichaelmorris
Posted: 8 June 2015 1:56 PM
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Len Salisbury - 2015-06-07 7:07 AM

What about extending wheel nut handle?


The van didn't even come with a jack! Given the size of the vehicle we plan to get the AA to change and flat tyre.
userlennyhb
Posted: 8 June 2015 10:08 PM
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I won't go anywhere without a good selection of cable ties and a couple of cam lock straps.
usergocro
Posted: 9 June 2015 1:10 PM
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Baling wire, handy for fishing about and binding up things,
userArchiesgrandad
Posted: 10 June 2015 8:40 AM
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A length of bicycle innertube and a couple of medium sized clamps.
AGD
usershaggy
Posted: 10 June 2015 10:33 AM
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lenght of bicycle tube


?????

Pray tell what for?


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userArchiesgrandad
Posted: 10 June 2015 6:15 PM
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A length of bicycle inner tube can be used to join pieces of tube or piping together to stretch to the grey water drain, or a different piece ,bound up with insulation tape, will join odd bits of water hose in a similar manner. It's a good insulator, and it can be used to prevent things chafing, it can be cut up in different ways to make rubber bands, just use your imagination.
It takes up very little space, needs no special care or treatment, and it's free.
What's not to like?
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userBrambles
Posted: 21 June 2015 12:30 PM
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Archiesgrandad - 2015-06-10 6:15 PM

A length of bicycle inner tube can be used to join pieces of tube or piping together to stretch to the grey water drain, or a different piece ,bound up with insulation tape, will join odd bits of water hose in a similar manner. It's a good insulator, and it can be used to prevent things chafing, it can be cut up in different ways to make rubber bands, just use your imagination.
It takes up very little space, needs no special care or treatment, and it's free.
What's not to like?
AGD


Just cut off a piece of inner tube to make a new retaining rubber strap for dump valve cap. So there is another use to add to the list.
userArchiesgrandad
Posted: 21 June 2015 2:27 PM
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Way to go Brambles, welcome to the fold..
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userBillggski
Posted: 21 June 2015 7:57 PM
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I got a tool kit with my mmm subscription last year, very neat and most of the kit I need in one box. Supplemented with the usual cable ties, WD40, gaffer tape etc.
userBrianBW
Posted: 2 November 2015 11:59 PM
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I have one to, but over the years I find I 'must' add that extra tool. Last time I weighed it, it was 12kg,
userWilly Wonka
Posted: 5 November 2015 5:05 PM
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Why the intrepid Motorhome owner should have at least one roll of Duct tape in his/her Tool kit when venturing out on the open road -



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