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Old 11-15-2016, 07:44 PM   #11
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Thinking back, the only tool I've had call for is an adjustable wrench to undo the propane hose from the tanks so I could take them in for refill. I carry a bunch of other stuff, but Bryan has that covered.
So Glenn, you need a wrench for the tanks? My hoses coming off the regulator have the plastic hand knobs.
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Yup. I need a wrench. No plastic knobs, which is OK because the more gnarly and twisted my fingers get with arthritis, the harder it is to tighten plastic knobs.
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So many helpful minds here so what are essential items to carry in your escape toolbox?
We have about everything on the list above and a bunch more, general items such as duct tape. Make sure that you do get the Teflon tape to put back your water heater anode. Also need a tool for that, socket wrench I think 1 1/16". Someone else confirm, please.
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Old 11-15-2016, 08:21 PM   #14
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We have about everything on the list above and a bunch more, general items such as duct tape. Make sure that you do get the Teflon tape to put back your water heater anode.
I have two plastic boxes that I keep under the dinette seat, drivers side. In one I have " hard hand tools" in the other I have supplies like zip ties, tape, electrical adapters, volt meter and the like. The boxes are plastic and were not expensive at all. They are about 15 inches long
11 in. wide 7 inches high. They weigh about 10 and 5 lbs. in the tow vehicle I have my bug out bag which is more outdoor and survival oriented. The more you haul the less likely you'll need it but like warm clothes, you can't put them on if you ain't got them. It is fun and satisfying to be able to help fellow campers, fiberglass or not. This is often possible with tools and knowledge, usually takes both.
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Old 11-15-2016, 08:27 PM   #15
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I have two plastic boxes that I keep under the dinette seat, drivers side. In one I have " hard hand tools" in the other I have supplies like zip ties, tape, electrical adapters, volt meter and the like. The boxes are plastic and were not expensive at all. They are about 15 inches long
11 in. wide 7 inches high. They weigh about 10 and 5 lbs. in the tow vehicle I have my bug out bag which is more outdoor and survival oriented. The more you haul the less likely you'll need it but like warm clothes, you can't put them on if you ain't got them. It is fun and satisfying to be able to help fellow campers, fiberglass or not. This is often possible with tools and knowledge, usually takes both.
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I like it Dave. It's true you can't carry everything you're likely to need, but a good selection of basic hand tools, fasteners, etc has definitely come in handy more than once. Besides the hand tools, I do carry a few of the Cordless power ones as well.
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Old 11-15-2016, 08:30 PM   #16
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This is often possible with tools and knowledge, usually takes both.
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I knew I was missing something.
But, without the knowledge, you don't need the tools.
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Old 11-15-2016, 09:16 PM   #17
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Yup. I need a wrench. No plastic knobs, which is OK because the more gnarly and twisted my fingers get with arthritis, the harder it is to tighten plastic knobs.
I've never seen a QCC hose end without a plastic coupling nut, and it's not just an add-on to the nut, it's the threaded part. Are you still using the old left-hand-threaded POL hose end?

Anyone who has trouble gripping a plastic QCC coupling nut can try a rubber strap wrench... which isn't a bad thing to have in the toolbox, although certainly not an essential tool.
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Anytime there's a something I need to loosen (jar lid or nut), I put on rubber gloves. Gives plenty of grip and I KNOW I have rubber gloves in the trailer
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We have about everything on the list above and a bunch more, general items such as duct tape.
If someone asks me if I have any duct tape I say "what color"

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Anytime there's a something I need to loosen (jar lid or nut), I put on rubber gloves. Gives plenty of grip and I KNOW I have rubber gloves in the trailer
That's smart.
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