Author Topic: Rv tools... what do I need for starters?  (Read 2857 times)

Offline Wbago

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Rv tools... what do I need for starters?
« on: June 22, 2017, 02:22 PM »
All my tools are metric sizes, so I'm gonna buy a set for the van..
Recommendations for basics spanners and sockets, etc, I've never had imperial spanners lol :-)

Offline Rickf1985

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Re: Rv tools... what do I need for starters?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2017, 04:38 PM »
All depends on what you plan on doing really but assuming you already have a ratchet and extensions all you need are a set of US sockets which usually come from 3/8" up to 3/4" in a 3/6 drive set and if you get a 1/2" drive set they will usually go from 7/16 up to 1 1/8 if it is a complete set. You probably do not need the 1/2 drive set unless you are doing some really big work. Wrench sets are the same thing, from 3/8" up to 1" will cover everything you need to do. A set will usually have from 3/8" up to 3/4" and then you buy the 13/16, 7/8, 15/16 and 1" buy them selves. Screwdrivers are the same as yours, #2 and #3 Phillips and a couple good straight blade drivers. Add a couple adjustable wrenches for those times when you need to hold the other end of a bolt and you do not have two of the wrench you need. Keep in mind, a lot of metric cross over to US. 7/16 = 11mm, 1/2 = 13mm, 9/16 = 14mm, 11/16 = 17mm, 3/4 = 19mm.  I think 5/16 = 9mm but I am not sure.


Offline CapnDirk

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Re: Rv tools... what do I need for starters?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2017, 09:53 PM »
All my tools are metric sizes, so I'm gonna buy a set for the van..
Recommendations for basics spanners and sockets, etc, I've never had imperial spanners lol :-)


Imperial.. That's what their called?   :D   I've heard SAE, Metric, now imperial, and when I started turning a wrench on Jags 40 years ago it was British Standard!


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Offline tmsnyder

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Re: Rv tools... what do I need for starters?
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2017, 07:00 AM »
I thought they were called English sizes, but now here's an actual guy (bloke?) from England calling them Imperial ?! 


What Rick said ^^^  and I'd add that if this is for emergency roadside tools then a set of 3/8 sockets to 3/4 and a set of wrenches should do it, 1/4 to 3/4, 7/8, or 1" a bonus would be to have an extra 7/16, 1/2, and 9/16 just in case, or good vicegrips, although theres usually a metric size that's close enough to hold one end of the bolt while cranking on the other, in case that ever comes up.  I don't think you'll need the 1/2" drive sockets, the only thing bigger than 3/4" would be lug nuts and you should have a proper lug wrench for those.

Offline Wbago

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Re: Rv tools... what do I need for starters?
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2017, 09:31 AM »
Am on the case ..
All answers good ones, gonna grab a socket set, and a few odd spanners to make a full set, also need a decent bottle type jack I think... 

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Offline WrigleysBraveWin

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Re: Rv tools... what do I need for starters?
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2017, 07:30 AM »
Other than those listed I would include in my tool box:


Gorilla Tape
WD 40


Remember if it moves and shouldn't use Gorilla Tape and if it doesn't move and should use WD 40
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Re: Rv tools... what do I need for starters?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2017, 11:53 AM »

Offline Rickf1985

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Re: Rv tools... what do I need for starters?
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2017, 03:14 PM »
Except that "old" does not pass modern emissions where it is required to do so. Yes, the "Modern" mechanic, or technician, as they are now called is required to purchase tens of thousands of dollars of modern diagnostic equipment. And the catch is that that equipment goes out of date after 5-7 years and they come out with new stuff that you have to buy if you want to stay in the game. That is why I retired. I was putting out more than I was making.

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Re: Rv tools... what do I need for starters?
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2017, 04:23 PM »
Yes, my Father-in-Law was just talking about Whitworth tools and how much he hates British vehicles. (I drive a Land Rover and I love it  :P )....I'd never heard of the Whitworth tools before, thanks for the story Ralph.
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