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Dec 6, 2022
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Hi everyone, I'm clearing out my home garage and came across a plastic tool box and thought I could use that for essential tools for the motorhome and then thought what are the essentials? Gas spanner :-
 

Kannon Fodda

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Keep it simple, if it needs substantial repair your not going to attempt without workshop amenities. This is about patching up a leak, loose fixture, dodgy wire.

Screwdrivers, adjustable spanner, pliers, electrical tester, small hammer.

Then some consumables. Gaffer tape, cable ties, fuses, perhaps electrical connectors, perhaps small screws.

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TheBig1

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a multimeter is an essential item. Otherwise, just the basics as listed above and a credit/bank card as there are shops everywhere you can pick up bits needed
 
Oct 29, 2016
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Having asked my neighbour the same question, a Blonde Wig, short skirt & a big smile seems to be the most effective at getting any assistance, especially at the local garage or rubbish tip.(y):giggle:
Les

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Jan 27, 2018
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One of the best travelling tools has to be a subscription to fun and internet connection followed by
Multimeter preferably a DC clampmeter.
If a fiat Multiecuscan or Alfaobd OBD2 readers and appropriate gubbins.
and a small collecion of mechanical stuff (i carry a large selection of mechanical stuff)
 
Nov 18, 2011
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Keep it simple, if it needs substantial repair your not going to attempt without workshop amenities. This is about patching up a leak, loose fixture, dodgy wire.

Screwdrivers, adjustable spanner, pliers, electrical tester, small hammer.

Then some consumables. Gaffer tape, cable ties, fuses, perhaps electrical connectors, perhaps small screws.
I have change a engine over in a carpark :sneaky: well it was a bit more than just change a engine
Bill
 
Feb 16, 2020
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Head lamp, torch, extensive hex bits, and holder. 1/4 drive socket set, + 1/2 ton of other stuff , motorbike spares as well. Mirror glass. Pumps, water and air.;)
 
Apr 11, 2015
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Dad always carried a big hammer 6 inch nails and a screwdriver (among a lot of other stuff) those were his essentials.
 

busbuddy

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In my vw camper days I changed a clutch release bearing on the hard shoulder of the m5 about 2am, was done in less time than the aa usually take to arrive
Used to carry all the spares in that, if not used for mine then for mending a mates
Nowadays I only carry minimum spares and tools, I've learnt not to carry spanners/sockets that dont fit anything on the vehicle I'm driving
I carried a plug feeler gauge for 10 years in a diesel van 🤦‍♂️
 
Apr 30, 2018
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Ditto what Kannon Fodder says. Keep it simple, the only things I would add would be; 1 x stright and 1 x elbow 12mm John Guest water connectors (based on previous experience).
 

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Put an AA or RAC membership card in the box, no need for tools then ;)

Will they come out to tighten up a leaking connector on your sink tap or repair your hab door lock, or how about an overhead locker that's got the hinge screws coming loose. ;)

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