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Old 06-20-2021, 08:06 AM
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Default Tool kit for TM

Still outfitting our new 2922KS and have 2 questions related to tools to have on board:
1. Are the nuts and bolts predominantly metric or SAE?
2. Any suggestions for a basic tool kit for a TM (sockets, pliers, screw drivers, etc)?
(If these are answered in an existing post - my apologies)
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Old 06-20-2021, 04:17 PM
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Most all of the screws are #2 Robertson (Square recess). The bolts for the lifting arms are 1 1/8" , so it's SAE. Otherwise I've gotten by with your ordinary misc. bag of tools ie.,channel locks, flat tip screw driver, phillips hammer, etc.
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Old 06-22-2021, 07:44 PM
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Thanks Onyrlef!
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Old 06-23-2021, 06:50 AM
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Years ago, a then-friend liked our TM so much that he bought one for himself. He wasn't RV-savvy, so as a "welcome aboard" gift, I packaged up a goody pack for him. Some of the items may no longer be appropriate, such as 30-amp glass fuses. Others may be of no interest you, so pick and choose at your whim. The Goody Pack contained:
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"EMERGENCY GOODY PACK

# 194 lamps - clearance lights
# 912 lamps - "porch" lights
#1141 lamps - interior light fixtures
#1156 lamps - tail lights
#1157 lamps - brake/turn-signal lights

7.5 amp glass fuses - spares for the fuse in the back housing of the toilet (no other use)
30-amp glass fuses - spares for the main battery fuse (no other use)
7.5 amp blade fuses - spares for the DC distribution panel in the converter
15-amp blade fuses - spares for the DC distribution panel in the converter

Small cable ties - for holding small things together
Medium cable ties - for holding medium things together
Hose clamps - for holding hoses together
Wire nuts - for holding wires together
Oil - for oiling things, especially the spring bar stubs each time you hook up
Grease - for greasing things, especially the hitch ball each time you hook up
Dry lube with teflon – for lubing things that will be exposed to dirt and grit. Specifically, the screws in the stabilizers jacks.
Allen wrench - actually, it's a stabilizer jack crank. Just add an 18-volt cordless drill
Butane lighter - for lighting up that relaxing cigar while you refuel your generator
Small screwdriver set with interchangeable bits. The TM is assembled with square-drive screws. You can't change a tire (for example) without these.
Digital multitester - in case you want to test your multiple digits.
. As you know, when a gizmo breaks, it is handy to have a spare gizmo at hand. As you also know, if you have a spare gizmo at hand, your gizmo will never break. Therefore this goody pack is really designed to prevent unneeded breakages and failures. It has worked well for me!"

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Old 06-23-2021, 10:25 AM
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All this reminds me of the recommendation to carry a couple of ratchet straps that could hold the shell down should any of the hold-down latches fail. I suppose if you camp near a town you could always just go into town and pick something up but if you boondock, it could be an issue.
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Old 07-21-2021, 01:15 PM
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GREAT LIST! Stumbled on this post inadvertently and will now add some more stuff to my TM onboard toolbox. :-)
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