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Last trip left us with a broken slide out. On road repair was not an option. local shops (even my home dealer) did not have the motors used in a coachmen freelander. All this setup a return trip that was less than fun.

My solution, take spare parts along on net trip.

I made a list of things that might need repair or replacement and order extra.

(1) motors for slide out (you know it will happen again)
(2) belts for vehicle
(3) fluids
(4) new spare tire ( unit did not come with one
(5) fuses for coach and vehicle
(6) a better tool kit
(7) duct tape ( the ultimate fix)

Knowing this is common knowledge for the experienced RVers, but to newbies like me ... another learning opportunity.

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Good list but you may also want to carry some plumbing items...washer replacement kit, clamps, Atomic Tape, plunger...ect.

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Mostly I agree that carrying spares is a good idea. I can understand why you would want the motor, but in my case, with the very limited cargo space available, I would forgo the motor.

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yep, I also carry jumper cables and spare dump valve along with all the above stuff..

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The motors are very small 12 volt cylinders so they take up very little room.

Good things to add to the list, thanks

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Think about everything you will need to SAFELY change a tire. Bottle jack, jackstands, heavy duty lug and torque wrenches (I also have a 100 psi compressor & tire repair/plug kit).

I have found that a good assortment of ss screws (both wood and machine), along with nuts and washers can be very useful. Forget the duct tape and get roll of Gorilla Tape, this stuff is awesome!

Various wrenches - set of box/open end, sockets, strap and hex all can come in very handy. Electrical crimp connectors (butt, ring etc), tape, heat shrink and don't forget the crimper.

A Dremel with a decent assortment of accessories can be a great go to tool for all sorts of jobs(I use the sanding drum to trim da pooch's nails).

These have all worked for me.
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A multimeter, mini-screwdriver set, epoxy and "crazy glue", hammer, nails, saw,hatchet, clothesline, clothespins, camera etc chargers, battery filler, prybar,air compressor with chuck, car battery charger, electrical connectors and crimping tool, electrical tape, X-acto knife, swiss army knife, butane log bbq lighter, iron bailing wire, water pump pliers, large vice grips, wire cutter, tarp, good battery lantern, hacksaw, batteries for everything, other stuff mentioned above.

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All the above plus a spare wheel bearing set, races, seals, rags and grease...... and the tools to change out a bearing. An inexpensive infrared temp probe will go a long ways to getting early warning on a brake or bearing problem.


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Instead of duct tape, carry gorilla tape. It's water proof and can patch anything from the roof down.


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