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Old 02-11-2012, 05:15 AM   #1
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Startup Tools and Other Necessities

just wonderin what are good tools and extra things to start out with. Pickin up our 2012 cougar 327 res, headin to florida then over to new orleans for a c21 conference. Thanks Chuck
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:10 AM   #2
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OK...... most important is a good tire gauge, then a toque wrench. Checking air pressure and lug nuts very important. ....... a bottle jack and wood blocks .... I can go on and on. I probably carry too many tools. (not that I think that is possible) I am sure others will have their priories also. JM2¢, Hank ...... if nothing else a good roll of duct-tape and some wire.
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:52 AM   #3
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One of those "101 piece tool kits" sure comes in handy.
http://www.amazon.com/Crescent-CTK17...d_sim_sbs_hi_4
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You don't say if you're new or a seasoned camper, so lets assume new: Chocks for the wheels, and assortment of electrical adapters and heavy duty extension cords, misc water connections, something to help determine if the rig is level. That's a start.
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:26 AM   #5
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Part of our checklist which keeps growing with each trip as we think of things we should have brought:
Rope; Clothes Pins; Outdoor mat; Tarp; Tire Guage; Torque Wrench; Tool Box; Axe/Hatchet; Picnic Table Cloth; Lawn Chairs; Flashlights/Charger; Extension cords; WD40; Pocket Knife; Levelling boards; Socket Set; Compressor; Jumper Cables; Bar-B-Que/small propane tank; Bar-B-Que utensils; Fire Starters; Garden Hose; Tire Chocks; Bug Spray/Off Candles /Zapper; Torpedo Level; Lantern; Bungie cords/Tiedowns, bottle jack; jack stands;
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:29 PM   #6
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Air Gauge?

Where is the best place to get a good-dependable air gauge? I have several, but they seem to be cheap.
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:08 PM   #7
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Like others have told you welcome and you will love your327 we have had ours a year and no real big problems. Others have covered the big stuff to get and you will find out the other things as time goes by.
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Where is the best place to get a good-dependable air gauge? I have several, but they seem to be cheap.
I use a digital one I picked up at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00080QHMM/

Someone mentioned Bug Spray. I have several pest control products I keep on hand: Raid ant killer, and ant traps. It’s no fun dealing with an ant invasion.
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:24 PM   #9
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Where is the best place to get a good-dependable air gauge? I have several, but they seem to be cheap.
Most "cheap" gauges don't always read as high as you may need. Just like other things RV related measuring at or near the max may not be very accurate. Another good tool is an infrared thermometer, they make checking tire and hub/brake temps quick and simple.
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:49 AM   #10
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Most "cheap" gauges don't always read as high as you may need. Just like other things RV related measuring at or near the max may not be very accurate. Another good tool is an infrared thermometer, they make checking tire and hub/brake temps quick and simple.
Hank, you mentioned an infared thermometer. What's the brand and model you use. I've been looking but not really sure about features and prices. Seem to be a big range of both.

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