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Jane And Rog

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I’m signed up for a newsletter called Cool Tools it started years ago posting about “one tool you didn’t know about every day”.
I thought MHF might have some great insights here.

By way of a start, we love our breakfast knives (also known as picnic knives). They’re like sharp butter knives so you can cut bread and meat but also spread cheese and butter. They’re all you need for picnics, breakfast and most bbq meals. These are made by Opinel (who generally make great knives) we chose them because orange 🍊. They have a serrated cutting edge which has lasted without sharpening for at least six years. We also have some Kuhn Rinkon equivalents that are just as good.

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They’re expensive on Amazon :-( we bought in France for less.

So, what’s your cool tool for a MotorHome that others probably don’t know about? Some rules: let’s not criticise each others favourite tools (no cadac vs cobb wars please :)
 
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Shame thread went off topic so quickly - might have been a goldmine for gadgets you never knew you needed.
Guilty as charged. :(

Hopefully people will continue post.

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I’m signed up for a newsletter called Cool Tools it started years ago posting about “one tool you didn’t know about every day”.
I thought MHF might have some great insights here.

By way of a start, we love our breakfast knives (also known as picnic knives). They’re like sharp butter knives so you can cut bread and meat but also spread cheese and butter. They’re all you need for picnics, breakfast and most bbq meals. These are made by Opinel (who generally make great knives) we chose them because orange 🍊. They have a serrated cutting edge which has lasted without sharpening for at least six years. We also have some Kuhn Rinkon equivalents that are just as good.

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They’re expensive on Amazon :-( we bought in France for less.

So, what’s your cool tool for a MotorHome that others probably don’t know about? Some rules: let’s not criticise each others favourite tools (no cadac vs cobb wars please :)
Thanks for the recommendation, I’ve just ordered one! A great addition and suggestion 👏🏻
 
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This is my cool tool


excellent tool for prying timber apart, like skirting and architrave.
 

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Do my laptop and internet connection count? Gives access to help in emergency conditions and provides entertainment when its as dark and cold as today

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A Leatherman is my go to gadget for travel, current one is a Leatherman Wave.............they should last a lifetime but I keep forgetting them in my backpack, have lost 3 at different airports now, keep promising to leave one in the MH but ..........
 
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A Leatherman is my go to gadget for travel, current one is a Leatherman Wave.............they should last a lifetime but I keep forgetting them in my backpack, have lost 3 at different airports now, keep promising to leave one in the MH but ..........
My son gave me a Leatherman Charge+ TTI, with Titanium handles. I love it, but always worry about losing it - it cost over £200. :oops:
 

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A Leatherman is my go to gadget for travel, current one is a Leatherman Wave.............they should last a lifetime but I keep forgetting them in my backpack, have lost 3 at different airports now, keep promising to leave one in the MH but ..........
I find the Gerber multi tool range as a reasonable cost effective alternative to Leatherman. Not trying to say they are as good, but meet my MH needs 👍

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Landy Andy that bag is exactly the type of thing I was hoping for but, I want to know how to get one :) Lenny HB ditto!

dna i think the internet is certainly useful and cool but maybe not unique to your van

Tigger-Tim you seriously carry an endoscope? How big is it?

csd4t agree and I carry and Wera 1/4” set - I remember it cost a lot but I had a job
back then :-|

BusyBuilder very cool but… in the van? Do you wild camp a lot? :)
 
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Spriddler more details please. That looks awesome. Although I have no idea if anny vehicle I own even has spark plugs… I’m guessing not.
 
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Spriddler more details please. That looks awesome. Although I have no idea if anny vehicle I own even has spark plugs… I’m guessing not.
I can't tell you much more, but for interest it came with a complete dealer's set of 1950's Villiers special tools that I found when doing a total clearance of an old m/bike dealer (pre 1957 bikes and spares) shop that had been closed for around 30 years.
(I sold them to the Villiers company for their 'museum' as they'd never been able to get a set).

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And the list of tools was written on the back of this...........


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A Leatherman is my go to gadget for travel, current one is a Leatherman Wave.............they should last a lifetime but I keep forgetting them in my backpack, have lost 3 at different airports now, keep promising to leave one in the MH but ..........
I had this problem with my Wave in Luton airport whilst commuting to work. I was challenged at security with a few options so I did an about turn and went to the gents toilet, stood on the bowl and lifted a tile off the suspended ceiling and left it there. Come Monday morning I reversed the process and I still have it.
My main worry was in the meantime a drug dealer with a similar idea had secreted some of his stash and the cops with a stake out in it 😂😂

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