What's in your bits and bobs box?

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  1. Vanda2

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    I've bought a small plastic box for Elvis, our motorhome.
    At the moment, it's got a small can of WD40 in it (y)
    It's our first campervan so not sure what we need.
    OH is not mechanically or DIY minded in any shape or form lol :rolleyes:
    So what do you think we'll need? What do you have in your bits and bobs box?
     
  2. NickNic

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    You don't need much (y)

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    I looked in mine before answering and found the following.....

    ....bits...
    and...
    ...bobs....
     
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    A Swiss army knife & Swan Vesta matches are always useful :)
     
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  5. Vanda2

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    Lol I looked at the duck tape and put it back on the shelf :rolleyes::D(y)
    Thank you
     
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    Thanks MH
     
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    That's a very personal question.....:):)
     
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    On a more serious note...

    Multi tool
    Duck tape (what else? :rolleyes:)
    Spare fuses
    PZ 2 screwdriver
    McLube dry lubricant
    Spare 12v plug
    Belly button fluff
     
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    Bits of paper with phone numbers for peops who know how to fix things. Spare fuses - I have used one spare in 3 years. Spare bulbs though never needed one. Spare corkscrew cos half way through the evening i always seem to lose mine - no idea why.
     
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    Plumbers grips, spanner set, torx screw set, Allen key set, circlip set, various screw drivers, multimeter, 12v compressor, socket set, various pliers, screws, bolts, various electrical connectors, saw, ECU code/reset analyser, magnetic bolt retriever, big and medium adjustable spanners, jubilee clip set, zip ties, electrical wire, lots of hose connectors, mini drill and drill bits, battery charger, mini hammer, Stanley knife & spare blades, wire cutters/strippers, wire brush.
    Spare long arm mirror (passenger side) made up from the previous 2 smashed mirrors, and new fitting bolts!
    Self amalgamating tape, PTFE tape, gas tape, wd40, spray oil, spray grease, silicone paste, electrical tape 12v and UK 240 V fuses, and some other stuff I can't remember (y);) No room for a barbie in my garage:sneaky: I have used all of that stuff over the 4 years I have been MHoming, some of it for other under equipped campers!
     
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  11. Techno

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    Multimeter
     
  12. Mr B

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    3 different sized hammers...
    Tight
    Very tight
    And who the f...k tightened this up :)

    My dad , God bless him, worked down the mines (Yorkshire speak... Went darn pit..)
    He had two tools of every type, but never carried any..
    He always said, lost one and brock tuther.... ;)
     
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    My bits and bobs are a full sewing kit with loads of threads, hook and loop tape, press stud snaps, a couple of different sizes of elastic and webbing and buckles. Superglue, strong double sided foam tape, Gorilla tape and clear repair tape.
     
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    bought several nice plastic boxes with lids to go in garage for all the stuff we would need - needless to say they are all half empty - should have bought half of what I did !!!!!!
     
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    In our van I carry the most ridiculous amount of tools and spares. However, toolkit, homebase do a brilliant car emergency tool kit, and it fits under the drivers chair. Other than that, tube of glue, duct tape and WD40, and a multimeter that should cover everything
     
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    Cable ties, a good Stanley knife and a head torch :)
     
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    Gelding horses?
     
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    You cannot travel without having duck tape!:Eeek:. Cannot tell you how many motorhomes we have seen bodged with duck tape, particularly in Morocco. Even seen one bodged with parcel tape but that was just shameful, everyone knows that any self respecting motorhomer uses duck tape when bits threaten to drop off!!
     
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