Essential tool kit

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  1. chrisinplymouth

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    what with weight always being an issue...... For emergency repairs, what does everybody suggest should be essential tools or other bits and bobs that you shouldn't leave home without.

    Best wishes

    Chris
     
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    Multimeter, gaffa tape, WD40. Adjustable spanner and reversible end screwdriver,
     
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    And the "Green Flag" membership Card
     
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    Full toolkit shown

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    oh and a current credit card. Plus bus pass
     
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    Whiskey!

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    Well this is helping! ?
    Come on folks, this could save my bacon some day! :)
     
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    I spend up to 5 months a time on a trip. From experience I would not leave without a spare (habitation) water pump and (engine) fuel filter plus the tools to change them. A selection of fuses, blade and cylinder are also a good idea. Tools themselves are always available to buy but things specific to your van aren't.

    Dick
     
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    Socket set, hex keys, torqx keys, large plumbers grips, large screwdriver, hammer, insulating tape, volt stick, bulbs batteries, odd electric wire, jump leads, pressure gauge, compressor, 12V extension lead, 240V extension lead, hook-up crossover lead, frog plug to normal hook-up socket.
     
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    Sikaflex and mastic gun, ladder or some means of getting on the roof.

    A selection of washers, nuts and bolts.

    Decent bottle jack and torque wrench - alternatively good breakdown cover. Fiat supplied jack and tools are pitiful.
     
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    Ok I have my serious head on now.

    I have a tool bag with a wide variety of tools in it. Every time I do job on the van the tools for that job stay in the bag. From time to time I do tidy it up and put stuff away I think I will have no need for.

    In the main cordless drill, selection of bits including screw driver bits. Decent socket set with breaker bar, ratchet and elbow, hammer, screw drivers, electric tape, spare wire and fuses etc.

    Of course tyre change kit and oil, coolant and grease, some plumbers mate in case of leaks and a couple of handy multi tools.

    Finally a ranger of torches and work lights

    But bear in mind I have a 15yo home made van conversion.. in my car I just have an rac card and washer bottle top up.
     
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    Duct Tape, cable ties, Breakdown membership :roflmto:
     
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    Thanks for all your helpful comments.

    Chris
     
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    Oh bacon, errrrr, a pig?:LOL:

    Mole grips, cable ties, jubilee clips.
     
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    And I will add that in our 8 years on the road I've used every tool for myself or sometimes to help others.
    I did not put, set of spanners and BIG adjustable, micro screwdrivers ( computers ). Never carried a drill but borrowed one once to rebuild a wing mirror and nice French person removed in the Gorges du Verdon, this also needed some very thick copper wire and lasted a year.
     
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    I have bought a spare wheel and Tyre these new vans dont have them I can change a wheel quicker than messing about with the liquid driving a few kms and checking and reduced speed. Been told once you put the liquid in a trye it cant or tyre shops wont repair them?
     
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    Of course the main thing to remember is that no matter what you hve with you, the tool you need for the urgent job will be at home.. take what you can and what you think of and make sure you have decent breakdown cover.
     
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