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Just thinking of getting prepared for the coming season. Going to put together a small tool bag but not wanting too much weight.

 

So. ... What do you take with you? Not including your breakdown cover!

Just beginning our adventure. 95% of my time on CT I use my phone. As a result correct spelling and grammer will be used sparingly. This is due to fat fingers. Please don't let it bother you.

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Mark, just get everything made in titanium or similar. :)

we had one of those diy shop all in one case type kits. that plus some gaffer tape, gas spanner and zip ties seemed to do us.

its not so much of an issue atm as i always seem to be in the work van when were on site.

A seemingly problem free 2010 model Adria Altea 542dk that has more than its fair share of use.

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Duck Tape, Insulating tape, cross point screwdrivers, straight blade screwdrivers.

Junior hacksaw, pliers, side cutters, Bahco adjustable spanner (reversible jaw)

Digital multi-meter (and Spectacle wearers mini tool kit)

My tool kit does tend to swell as the season goes on, on a just in case basis :D

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Buy a lot of my tool-kit stuff from the pound shop.

 

Yes it doesn't last a lifetime in most cases but it doesn't get used that much.

 

Stuff is easily and cheaply replaced if need be.

 

Ian

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As a mechanic I generally have one rule.

 

You can tell a good mechanic by the size of the hammer he uses. :D

 

In reality, I have:

 

Long & short screwdrivers.

10mm spanner.

13mm spanner.

Adjustable spanner.

Side cutters.

Pliers.

Knife.

Cable ties.

Gaffer & insulation tape.

Various fuses and bits of wire.

 

Bold items fit in a large pringle tube thrown in the front locker.

 

I also have spare tv / sat cable fittings, a couple of bungee cords, and beer for the time when all else fails.

 

H.

Finding things funny since 1968 :blink:

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Only thing missing is the kitchen sink lol

Try keeping the tools in a plastic bowl. ..will then double as the spare sink!

 

:D

Trevor.

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We don't take much in the way of tools but if the International Space Station needed any repairs, I've got the tools for the job.

No Sandra Bullock though :(

Graham

Unless otherwise stated all posts are my personal opinion 

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The most useful bit of kit I carry is a 12 year old screwdriver with replaceable bits that I got from Halfords. It can do various sizes of flat blade, cross head, torx and hexagon head and is still in good condition with just one flat blade damaged by using too much brute force on a rusted screw. Other things include a selection of bulbs and fuses for the van plus wire, pliers, cutters, insulation and gaffer tape and a multimeter. Actually never really needed to do many 'in the field' repairs.

2004 Citroen C5 2. 0ltr diesel auto VTR and 2011 Bailey Orion 430/4

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I carry:

Adjustable spanner

Mole grips

Gas spanner - In caravan

Leatherman

Hammer

Hacksaw

Gaffer tape

insulating tape - in caravan

Fuses - in caravan

Multi screwdriver thing.

Cable ties

13mm spanner

12mm spanner

10mm spanner

 

The stuff that is not in the caravan, is hopefully usually somewhere in the car.

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After looking at this thread I will look into revising my toolkit. I do carry a trolley jack and a torque wrench but may add some things to my little tool box like large tie wraps and a stanley knife etc.

2004 Citroen C5 2. 0ltr diesel auto VTR and 2011 Bailey Orion 430/4

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I do have extra kit in the car boot, total weight of tools carried 6kg.

most used;

Crimp tool

Crosspoint screwdriver

8-9mm spanner

10mm spanner

13mm spanner

17mm spanner

19mm spanner

8" Bahco reversible adjustable

4lb hammer

stumpy claw hammer

Multimeter

Knipex pump pliers

Set Torx and Allan keys

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I carry:


Adjustable spanner x 2


Mole grips


Gas spanner


Leatherman or cheaper version


Lump Hammer for awnings /windbreaks


Hacksaw (Junior|)


Gaffer tape x 3


insulating tape


Fuses


Multi screwdriver x 2.


Cable ties, lots of them


19mm spanner and socket


13mm spanner


12mm spanner


10mm spanner


2 stanley type knives


1 Alko Jack (in 'van)



geoff


Kia Sorento KX-1 CRDI 4WD towing an Elddis Affinity 530

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My emergency stuff consists of:

 

Duct tape & water proof tape

Piece of thick plastic sheet.

Hammer

Saw

Tree loppers

Space

Screw drivers/pliers and little things like that

A load of spare bulbs and fuses

 

Russell

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It's an uncharted sea, it's an unopened door but you've got to reach out and you've got to explore.

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I have most of the things mentioned above plus a tube of glue, a few nuts, bolts and self-tappers and an axle stand.

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I carry most of that as others do, Cable ties and gaffer tape jubilee clips a must also have a small tin of small bolts and screws, this has got me and others out of problems many times. but do not forget spare fusses .

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Of course there is the school of thought that you only require two tools

 

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There is also the school of thought that says you need a hammer and a durex - if you can't fix it . ........... :D

 

 

 

Sorry folks!

Finding things funny since 1968 :blink:

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. ............and I can remember the early days when we carried an ex-army entrenching tool,useful for cutting holes in the turf to level your van. ...or to assist with digging an elsan pit. ........

 

geoff

Kia Sorento KX-1 CRDI 4WD towing an Elddis Affinity 530

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Most of the tools already mentioned with a couple of additions

1/ Bottle opener

2/ Wife, to hold the bolt/screw etc that is just an inch out of reach and of course to operate item 1 !!

Phil

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I carry:

Adjustable spanner

Mole grips

Gas spanner - In caravan

Leatherman

Hammer

Hacksaw

Gaffer tape

insulating tape - in caravan

Fuses - in caravan

Multi screwdriver thing.

Cable ties

13mm spanner

12mm spanner

10mm spanner

 

The stuff that is not in the caravan, is hopefully usually somewhere in the car.

I've been a heating engineer and general metal worker for 40+ years but i've never heard of a leatherman. What is it ????

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I've been a heating engineer and general metal worker for 40+ years but i've never heard of a leatherman. What is it ????

To save you Goggling it http://www. leatherman. com/

The difference between a master and a beginner

The master has failed more times than a beginner has ever tried.

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