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3 Essential Tools to Keep in Your RV and Why

3 Essential Tools to Keep in Your RV and Why

When you’re packing for your summer camping trip, or even a weekend getaway with someone you love, it’s important to have the essentials on board your RV. If you’ve been reading some of our previous blogs, hopefully you’ve made a checklist of the things you’ll need to bring with you!

While it can be a disaster to forget clothes, shoes, or your toothbrush, you also don’t want to head out on an adventure with having the right tools on board your rig.

A good rule of thumb is to have a fully-stocked toolbox somewhere in your RV at all times. But, even then, having the right tools (and a few extras) can make a difference if you run into any kind of trouble on the road.

With that in mind, let’s look at three of the most essential tools to keep in your RV’s toolbox, whether you’re traveling near or far.

1. Pliers/Socket Wrench

Though these are two different tools, they serve similar purposes. It’s a good idea to have at least a couple of pairs of pliers with you on board. Needle Nose pliers are great for a variety of issues, while locking pliers can help you to keep machine nuts in place. A socket wrench can assist with the same things, while tightening nuts and bolts. If you’re doing a quick repair, a socket wrench can make your job much easier and faster.

2. Screwdrivers

Having both a flat head and Phillips screwdriver on board with you will save you a lot of time and stress if you need to fix something quickly. They’re small, lightweight tools that are easy to store almost anywhere, even if you don’t have a toolbox.

Additionally, having a cordless power drill in your tool box is another great option. While it shouldn’t replace the need for screwdrivers, if you have a larger project to work on or screws that need to be embedded somewhere, it’s the right tool for the job. Make sure to invest in a set of bits!

3. Tape Measure

If you’re an RV or camping enthusiast, chances are you’re always thinking about your next project or modification. Having a tape measure on hand will make it easy to get things done correctly. It can also be useful at campsites if you’re trying to measure out your space or set something up that needs to be a certain size. Simply put, having a tape measure helps to take out the guesswork, so whatever project you tackle will be as accurate as possible.

Keeping Your Tool Box Stocked

There are plenty of other “non-tools” you should keep with you at all times, including things like fuses, duct tape, and even a box of matches. Having a fully-stocked toolbox is a great way to keep yourself safe and prepared on the road. No one wants to think about something needing to be fixed, but it does happen from time to time. The more prepared you are, the easier of a fix it can be, and you can get back to enjoying the open road.

Jun 23rd 2020 Stacey Koziel

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