CHeck list

Discussion in 'Beginning RVing' started by Kerri, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. Kerri

    Kerri Member

    I thought I'd find in the seach area a check list. I wanted to double check what all tools I need to pack, and stuff like that. I should of kepted the one from last year. I'm I looking in the wrong area?
    Kerri
     
  2. utmtman

    utmtman Senior Member

    Re: CHeck list

    I can tell you what I carry,
    Teflon Tape
    Electronic tool kit with crimpers for wire connectors and connectors in all kinds and sizes
    Wire Ties
    Duct Tape
    Electrical Tape
    Multi Meter
    WD 40
    Leatherman Tool (knife,pliers,screwdriver,)
    Pliers
    Curved Nose Channel Lock Pliers
    Vise Grips Pliers
    Needle Nose Pliers
    Wire Cut Pliers
    Carpenters Hammer
    Tape Measure
    Plumbers Wrench
    Pipe Wrench
    Adjustable Wrench
    Flashlight
    Tire Gage
    AC three in one circuit tester
    Fuse Puller
    Safety Glasses
    Screw Drivers Flat tip and Cross tip
    Small Pry Bar

    Extra Equipment
    Air Compressor
    Heavy Duty Jumper Cables
    Heavy Duty Extension Cord
    Extra Fire Extinguisher
    Light weight leather gloves
    Gardeners Knee Pads
    Coveralls
    Reflective Emergency Triangle
    Shovel
    Ax
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Re: CHeck list

    Damn Lee ,, where do u put all u'r rv stuff :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
    I know who to call when i'm out on the road and need a pipe wrench :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
    Hey u know i'm just kidding u :dead: :clown: :laugh: :laugh: ;) ;)
     
  4. utmtman

    utmtman Senior Member

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    LOL believe it or not it all fits in two tool boxes in two storage boxes, as for the extras they go into the other four storage boxes. Dont have room in this rig for anything else but.....................
     
  5. elkhartjim

    elkhartjim Senior Member

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    Hey Lee...don't let them get you down. You can always pull a trailer behind the toad. The one thing that caught my eye was the knee pads. Good idea...I pray alot when I'm working on my mh.
     
  6. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Re: CHeck list

    Hey Lee don't let Rod get to u, he is always pulling on some one string :laugh: I to carry most of the items you mention. but as Jim stated knee pads, that one thing I left out going to get mine today at Lowe's and put them in the tools box great idea. do you have anymore suggestions :)
     
  7. Kerri

    Kerri Member

    RE: CHeck list

    Thanks Lee
    This is a good list. I'm only missing about 7 items. So I did pretty good from last year. It's time for me to check out the generator, change oil and filter. I have no idea why I didn't do that last year at the end of the season. But maybe for my 3rd year of camping I'll have it all together. ;) We'll be pulling out Apr 11th so I have time.
    Thanks
    Kerri
     
  8. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Re: CHeck list

    morning Kerri, always be prepared. I just changed the oil in the MH and the Gen. and sitting on go. I might add that you should carry extra oil, tanny fluids and also have your belts and hoses checked out.
     
  9. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

    Re: CHeck list

    I carry about the same as Lee. I carry both a 12 V and 115 V Air compressor. The 12 V goes in the truck for emergencies. The 115 V goes in the truck too, but only because that's where I have room for it. It is used at the RV site because it pumps up the 80 psi for my tires much faster than the 12 V. Keep those tires up to correct pressure and you won't have near as many problems. Don't forget the disposable gloves for doing the sewer hoses/connections. Knee pads are a must.
     
  10. Kerri

    Kerri Member

    RE: Check list

    For my generator, I carry a kit. Has oil, filter all together. I must ask this next question. Not sure what you all will say, so hear it goes.
    In my RV I have a gas tank, I believe it's almost full. So, did I put any treatment in it NO. So what do you guys think?

    Kerri
     
  11. elkhartjim

    elkhartjim Senior Member

    Re: CHeck list

    How long has it been setting? I wouldn't worry if just a few months. I would top it off with fresh fuel.
     
  12. Kerri

    Kerri Member

    RE: CHeck list

    The gas has been there since Nov.
    Kerri
     
  13. DARLING

    DARLING New Member

    Re: CHeck list

    Kerri
    Has everything been setting since nov or have you started up everything regulary?
    Darlin :cool:
     
  14. Kerri

    Kerri Member

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    I have not started the generator since Nov. Today I opened up the LP tanks, started the heater, my battery is good. But, I don't know what to do about the generator.
    Kerri
     
  15. elkhartjim

    elkhartjim Senior Member

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    Fire it off. The genset that is...
     
  16. utmtman

    utmtman Senior Member

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    I too have two compressors one is a 110 the other is a cigarette lighter kind. But it can be charged on a 110 line. My 110 compressor has one of those tanks and can be charged to 100 lbs if I remember right. I also have a box of them surgical gloves for the messy work. I also carry a couple of jack stands and a roll around jack in case I need to work on the car. I hate them screw jacks cars carry. And recently I did a leak repair on my rv and had to buy a caulking gun so that might be another item to add to your list. I also have a hose stretching tool for the sewer hoses to make the opening easier to add an end connector.
     
  17. elkhartjim

    elkhartjim Senior Member

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    Kerri...did you start your genset? Purring like a kitten I hope.
     
  18. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    Kerri Jim is right go start your genset and let it run for a while, 5 min should do. what you are doing is letting warm up and get rid of the moisture built up. I would also start the MH and let it run also that keeps the motor lubricated. I would all so add the fuel additive if it been sitting that long.JMHO
     
  19. Kerri

    Kerri Member

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    Ok guys, this makes me feel much better. Another lession. I'm leaving the house and going to start that bad boy up! I'll reply later :approve:
    Kerri
     
  20. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

    Re: CHeck list

    Gas generators should be run (exercised) every month for 2 hrs with a med sized load on it. Same principal as your car running down the highway on cruise as opposed to around town driving.

    Kerry, if it won't start, it will be because the gas has turned to varnish in the carburetor and will require your carb to be cleaned out. Gas Gen sets require a little more work in the off season than propane/diesel. However, all of them should be exercised to get the oil pumped up through the moving parts and condensation out. Always run them under load. I either turn on my air conditioner in warm weather or a electric heater in the winter. This puts a good load on the Gen set.
     

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