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Old 11-15-2016, 06:59 PM   #1
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What's in your toolbox?

So many helpful minds here so what are essential items to carry in your escape toolbox?
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Old 11-15-2016, 07:05 PM   #2
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most important, a credit card.....and a Robertson driver....https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&ke...l_4yk4ztmk9j_e
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Old 11-15-2016, 07:14 PM   #3
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Mine changes a bit, but right now it contains roughly the following:

Torque wrench
Breaker bar
Assorted sockets
Robertson bits/screwdrivers
Cordless Drill/driver
Utility knife
Electrical tape
Teflon tape
Vise grips
Pliers (assorted)
Adjustable end wrenches
Level
Zip ties
Hammer
Mallet
Wire stripper/crimper
Wire terminals
Small assortment of spare wire
Spare fuses
Spare anode rod
Spare led bulbs
Assorted small box of heat shrink
Tube of Lexel clear or Proflex clear
Assorted fasteners
Assorted drill and driver bits
Dremel kit
Small pack of assorted sandpaper

Not counting things like the black tank wand, water heater wand, sewer stuff, etc.
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Old 11-15-2016, 07:19 PM   #4
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Mine changes a bit, but right now it contains about the following:

Torque wrench
Breaker bar
Robinson bits/screwdrivers
Cordless Drill/driver
Utility knife
Electrical tape
Teflon tape
Vise grips
Pliers (assorted)
Adjustable end wrenches
Level
Zip ties
Hammer
Mallet
Wire stripper/crimper
Wire terminals
Small assortment of spare wire
Spare fuses
Spare anode rod
Spare led bulbs
Assorted small box of heat shrink
Tube of Lexel clear or Proflex clear
Assorted fasteners
Assorted drill and driver bits
Dremel kit

Not counting things like the black tank wand, water heater wand, sewer stuff, etc.
Excellent Brian. This is exactly what I'm looking for, although I'm a tool novice! Wish I would have learned some things from dear ol dad about use of tools before he passed. Would love if the gatherings could incorporate a class on care of trailers & use of tools etc! Thank you much.
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Old 11-15-2016, 07:22 PM   #5
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Pretty much what I just moved out of the old trailer, except the Torque wrench. Any recommendations? Also, what's so great about the Robinson bits/screwdrivers vs. others?
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Pretty much what I just moved out of the old trailer, except the Torque wrench. Any recommendations? Also, what's so great about the Robinson bits/screwdrivers vs. others?
That was a typo. They're Robertson bits/drivers. That's because Escape uses Robertson screws throughout the trailer. They have a slightly tapered square hole in the center instead of a slotted or Phillips type head. You can achieve alot of torque with a Robertson screw and driver, with no slippage or damage to the fastener or bit.
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and there are 2 sizes being used in the trailer. I purchased a set like this https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&ke...l_4yk4ztmk9j_e
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Oh, also forgot there's a small hacksaw and some blades in there, and a Leatherman multitool.
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Old 11-15-2016, 07:38 PM   #9
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Mine changes a bit, but right now it contains roughly the following:

Torque wrench
Breaker bar
Assorted sockets
Robertson bits/screwdrivers
Cordless Drill/driver
Utility knife
Electrical tape
Teflon tape
Vise grips
Pliers (assorted)
Adjustable end wrenches
Level
Zip ties
Hammer
Mallet
Wire stripper/crimper
Wire terminals
Small assortment of spare wire
Spare fuses
Spare anode rod
Spare led bulbs
Assorted small box of heat shrink
Tube of Lexel clear or Proflex clear
Assorted fasteners
Assorted drill and driver bits
Dremel kit
Small pack of assorted sandpaper

Not counting things like the black tank wand, water heater wand, sewer stuff, etc.

Nice list! Gives me some ideas for rounding out my kit. Especially the spare anode rod, bulbs, etc. I pretty much have most of the tools.

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Old 11-15-2016, 07:41 PM   #10
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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.
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