Tools to take Camping....

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Postby CAJUN LADY » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:23 pm

CAJUN LADY wrote:I carry a tool kit I put together and it stays in my camper.

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I've added a couple of things to the tool kit and upgraded to a hard plastic tool box. I think I like the bag style better for storing.

I also carry rope, electrical and pipe tape.

The duct tape came in very handy when I had a blowout (helped cover the gaping hole under the sink cabinet). I keep a couple of good flashlights in the camper.


I love my adjustable wrench (which isn't pictured in here)! Don't need to worry about 10" or 12" - works on anything!
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Re: Tools to take Camping....

Postby KCStudly » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:53 pm

Wolffarmer wrote:Even today when I see someone ( even me ) miss use a tool I mentally call them "Primitive Pete".

Small world. I too remember this movie (when I saw it it was projected from film onto a screen, so not a video).

For many years I kept an old Stanley flat blade screwdriver in my tool bag as a "beater". It was specifically designated as the "use it for anything" tool. Prying, wedging, chiseling, anything goes. It had been ground back so many times that it was a mere shadow of its former self and could no longer be used for screws. The shank was just a tad bent, perfect for prying really, but the handle was still in tact, complete with rubber grip over yellow plastic handle, despite years of hammering on the end of it. I even used it as a wedge to stop the rope bundle frame on Mr. B from being winched too far forward during erection (more properly described as "deployment"). Unfortunately I loaned it out at work and it never came back to me. One of my best and most used tools... sorely missed. :( (Update 9/14 - Found my old screwdriver in a coworkers tool bag and promptly stole it back!!!).

Hey, I have been complimented on my technique of properly using and adjustable wrench as a hammer; you just have to know where to hit it on the back of the fixed jaw so as not to damage the edges of the screw thread hole. :D I am, after all, a professional mechanic.

My Ford wrench (bonnet wrench) that was probably my grandfather's at one time, came back to me with a chip in the jaw and a bend in the handle after loaning it out at Dale's place. Damn monkeys. That wrench was probably a hundred years old and they abused it with a pipe on the handle and poor fitting. Bastardos.
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Re: Tools to take Camping....

Postby ladyliz » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:31 pm

Other tools... We take a "Fireside Friend" for splitting wood. Comes in real handy! We have not finished our trailer so we still tent it and use inflatable mattresses. For that we use a plug-in inflator running off an inverter for the initial fill up. And we use a hand pump to top off the mattress right before bed.
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Re: Tools to take Camping....

Postby lrrowe » Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:47 pm

Here is a product that might be worth putting in your tool box. I bought a spool of it to try, but cannot yet report on it. The negative reviews in Amazon seems to be mostly from users who used in on water pipes, etc. Just maybe it might work on one of your outings.

http://www.fiberfix.com
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Re: Tools to take Camping....

Postby Java Jack » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:25 pm

Sears had a multipiece set on sale last year on Black Friday. It was about $30 off regular price ($99). It was similar to this one...

http://www.craftsman.com/craftsman-192- ... ockType=G7

It has sockets/ratchets/extensions, open/box wrenches, nutdriver/screwdriver, hammer, allen wrenches, pretty much any tool I would need to fix anything in a fairly compact carrier. It would fit under the back seat of my extended cab truck without issue. It was about 3" tall thick or so, 2 feet tall and 1 foot wide (about those dimensions). Add some pliers, hatchet, zip ties, duct tape and you are in pretty good shape I suspect.

I will probably pick up a similar set this year on black friday to keep in our TD once we get it. I hate being stranded without tools.
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Re: Tools to take Camping....

Postby drjenk » Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:00 am

This is a very informative thread, thanks
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Re: Tools to take Camping....

Postby slowcowboy » Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:59 am

cajon lady. thats a pretty good overall good set up. just the basics not the hole shop! slow
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Re: Tools to take Camping....

Postby Catherine+twins » Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:25 pm

I just bought a multi-pack of this stuff. It looks like a toolbox shmoo (yeah, Goggle it), anything you need it to be. I'll let you know if it is of any use. :D

http://www.mnn.com/your-home/at-home/st ... with-sugru

http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00EU7DBNM/r ... 2HUUQ5PJB0

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Re: Tools to take Camping....

Postby 39Ratrod » Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:19 pm

I am also a big fan of bringing cordless drills and some misc. screws. I also have a matching reciprocating saw that makes firewood gathering a breeze. They share the same battery pack of which I have 3.
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Re: Tools to take Camping....

Postby lrrowe » Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:28 pm

The cordless recipicating saw is another good idea. The last thing I want to drag along with me is a chain saw. The only exception to this would be an electric saw used with a generator when shore power is not available.
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Re: Tools to take Camping....

Postby 39Ratrod » Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:33 pm

lrrowe wrote:The cordless recipicating saw is another good idea. The last thing I want to drag along with me is a chain saw. The only exception to this would be an electric saw used with a generator when shore power is not available.


I used to take a chainsaw too, but they are just way too noisy. Sometimes you need to be discrete!
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Re: Tools to take Camping....

Postby lrrowe » Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:52 pm

:twisted: I understand that. :shhh:
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Re: Tools to take Camping....

Postby Wolffarmer » Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:48 pm

If you are packing a battery drill. Toss in an egg beater while you are at it.

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Re: Tools to take Camping....

Postby 39Ratrod » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:28 am

Wolffarmer wrote:If you are packing a battery drill. Toss in an egg beater while you are at it.

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Re: Tools to take Camping....

Postby Wolfpack » Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:13 pm

I shall take some needle nose pliers, adjustable wrench, and a couple of screwdrivers. For wheel changes, a breaker bar, torque wrench and gloves.
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