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Old 04-11-2014, 02:31 PM   #1
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We will pick up our 21ft on the 21st (coincidence I think not), what tools should we have to travel, and are they metric or U.S. Standard?

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I carry a craftsman 1/4 drive socket set metric/standard, assorted screwdrivers, pliers & crescent wrenches, an assortment of electrical crimps and crimper. If i need more tools than that I'll probably be out of my depth and be looking for help.
One thing you will eventually need with an Escape is Robertson head screwdrivers .
Another thing I just added is one of these to adjust the Anderson hitch - only one piece to keep track of:
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I carry duct tape and a zero balance Amex card!
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... what tools should we have to travel, and are they metric or U.S. Standard?
There are few mechanical components in a trailer. The Dexter axle (including wheel nuts) is U.S. inch standard, and probably the coupler probably is as well. Appliances are whatever the appliance manufacturer used. Most threaded fasteners (other than in the axle assembly and coupler) need screwdrivers, not wrenches.
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I haven't used any tools, other than a multi-meter, in six years.
I have no duck tape. Leaves a sticky residue.
I use gaffer tape, which costs four or five times as much. Used in movie industry to tape down cords without damaging finishes.
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2X on replacing duct tape with gaffer's tape. I carry far too many tools, but the non standard one I seem to use the most is a #2 Robertson screwdriver (square head).
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Hmm.

What size Robertson screwdriver would be the best one to bring along, or is there only one size?

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One thing you will eventually need with an Escape is Robertson head screwdrivers .
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The Robertson is the most secure and positive screw driving bit by far. Yes, it was invented by a Canadian. Get over it

[QUOTE=Pam n Fletch San Jose CA;49284]Hmm.

What size Robertson screwdriver would be the best one to bring along, or is there only one size?

Thanks!

The two most common sizes are 2 & 3, that's green handle and red handle or just carry a mulit-bit screwdriver.



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I haven't used any tools, other than a multi-meter, in six years.
I have no duck tape. Leaves a sticky residue.
I use gaffer tape, which costs four or five times as much. Used in movie industry to tape down cords without damaging finishes.
Learn something new every day! Never heard of gaffers tape, and I've had a number of friends in theater. Is it available at Home Depot, or will this be a mail order?
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