Nothing beats going on a vacation than going on an RV. RV’s are relatively cheap if you are planning to spend your vacation somewhere near your home. There are times where drivers tend to face mechanical problems with their RV with no nearby service facility in sight. It is important to have a set of tools ready at hand for emergencies like these. These tools may be few in number but are essential in solving RV-related problems.
But how will you know which tools to bring in your RV toolbox? Check out the list below:
Screwdrivers and Wrenches
An RV has a lot of nuts, screws, and bolts to keep its components altogether. It’s important to keep an assortment of screwdrivers and wrenches in your vehicle. Some types of screwdrivers and wrenches may be useful in the long run like:
- Long and short multi-bit screwdrivers
- Large flat head screwdriver
- Electric screw gun
- Socket wrench set
Pliers have a lot of use. They can be used for cutting, filing, and sniping objects. Next to screwdrivers, hammers, and wrenches, the pliers are a mandatory tool for most mechanics. With its primary use to grip objects securely, it’ll be a breeze to tighten those bolts in a sec! These are the few that every RV driver must have in their RV toolkit:
- Side cutter
- Long-handled needle nose pliers
- Slip joint pliers
- Locking pliers
A hacksaw it a metal-framed saw used in cutting plastic, metal pipes, and other small household materials. This proves to be useful for RV drivers since an RV will have pipes underneath. Like any other tool, hacksaws come in different sizes. If you’re worried about the load of your RV, it’s best to bring a small one just in case you encounter an emergency with your pipes.
Flashlights can be useful if you encountered some mechanical problems underneath the vehicle or at night. This will help RV drivers inspect their vehicle for the cause of the problem with ease. Make sure to have enough batteries for your flashlight, though. You don’t want to work in the dark, right?
Plumbing and Electrical Tools
The RV comes with plumbing and electrical systems. Like what has mentioned above, hacksaws can help out in a pipe leak. Basic tools such as Plumber’s putty, ABS Cement, hose washers, and Teflon tape would also help in in pipeline problems.
Aside from your plumbing tools, it’s best to have electrical tools in case of an electrical problem. Electrical tools should be included in your toolbox such as:
- A good multi-meter
- Extension cords
- Battery charger
- Spare wire
- Solder and small iron
Other Miscellaneous Tools
Aside from the tools mentioned above, you’d be needing some miscellaneous objects in your arsenal. Since you’ll never know what kind of problems you’ll be encountering when you are driving your RV, it’s best to be resourceful. These tools include:
- Large axe
- Air compressor
- Jumper cables
- Tape measure
- Rubber mallet
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