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Bigpeetee
15-06-2012, 14:11
Many of us carry a tool box in our MH, the size usually dependant on personal skills.

What do you feel is the No1 tool needed?? (With exception to the std wheel change kit, mind you, some MH's don't even need those as they don't have a spare!!)

I think a digital multimeter is No1, judging by the number of electrical/battery questions that keep cropping up on this site!!

whitevanwoman
15-06-2012, 14:16
Not exactly a tool, but I always have a bottle of Lavender Oil on me for insect bites, cuts, spots, emergency deodorant, headaches, stressy moments, sunburn, sleeplessness and various other uses. A truly little magic potion.

MORGANTHEMOON
15-06-2012, 14:37
I find whisky works for most of those too !

Bottle opener!

goggsey
15-06-2012, 14:50
a good screwdriver set always handy to have around

Smaug
15-06-2012, 14:52
Duct tape & Stanley knife (after the multi-meter)

DTDog
15-06-2012, 14:57
Has to be the Leatherman, but thats too sensible.

On the lines of Duct tape + WD40 :-

6122

Millie
15-06-2012, 15:03
Corkscrew :cheers:

Disinfectant wipes and baby wipes.

Bigpeetee
15-06-2012, 15:06
Bottle opener!

While you wait for the RAC man??

policeartist
15-06-2012, 15:08
Has to be a kettle :)

n brown
15-06-2012, 15:13
towrope ,so friendly farmers can tow you off the wet grass
cake,to have with a nice cup of tea while you wait for one to pass by

DRoader
15-06-2012, 15:28
Pliers and a hammer :wave:

Bigpeetee
15-06-2012, 15:37
Pliers and a hammer :wave:

My Dad used to call a hammer a "Birmingham Screwdriver", so you've got 3 tools for the price of one!!

Don't know where the expression came from, anyone else heard it??

oldish hippy
15-06-2012, 15:38
a hammer and cold chisel best for removing screw losing bolts and move stuff that won move

Firefox
15-06-2012, 15:43
Swiss army knife:

Mine has 2 screwdrivers, 2 Blades, scissors, saw, corkscrew, bradawl, bottle opener, key ring, hook, and can opener. It's the huntsman one with the tweezers and toothpick but those bits got lost.

Somelier
15-06-2012, 15:44
My Dad used to call a hammer a "Birmingham Screwdriver", so you've got 3 tools for the price of one!!

Don't know where the expression came from, anyone else heard it??

Round here we call it a "Manchester screwdriver". Screwdrivers being only used for removing screws!

My most useful tool? My credit card - to pay the exorbitant price for fuel.

whitevanwoman
15-06-2012, 15:48
Loo roll and /or several packets of tissues (especially at music festivals)

snowbirds
15-06-2012, 16:09
Hi Smaug,

Your comment about Duct tape,I always thought it was DUCK TAPE and away's wondered why would you name it after a duck, and now I know thanks.

Regards Snowbirds.:idea-007::idea-007:





Duct tape & Stanley knife (after the multi-meter)

snowbirds
15-06-2012, 16:14
Hi


VIAGRA !:angel::cool:


Snowbirds.




Many of us carry a tool box in our MH, the size usually dependant on personal skills.

What do you feel is the No1 tool needed?? (With exception to the std wheel change kit, mind you, some MH's don't even need those as they don't have a spare!!)

I think a digital multimeter is No1, judging by the number of electrical/battery questions that keep cropping up on this site!!

Bigpeetee
15-06-2012, 16:19
Hi


VIAGRA !:angel::cool:


Snowbirds.

Don't need that for my tool!!

whitevanwoman
15-06-2012, 16:23
Don't need that for my tool!!

he he he :lol-049:

Bigpeetee
15-06-2012, 16:36
Well it really is called by both names and the original was made of duck cloth ! Meaning it was waterproof .
Duct tape is often a different type as used for ventilation and heating .
You also get Duck branded tape
Confused ?
Good me too

Is it the same as gaffer tape used in Gigs etc?

snowbirds
15-06-2012, 16:42
Hi Basildog,

Thanks for that I thought it was just Me and age that done it.

Regards Snowbirds.







Well it really is called by both names and the original was made of duck cloth ! Meaning it was waterproof .
Duct tape is often a different type as used for ventilation and heating .
You also get Duck branded tape
Confused ?
Good me too

GeoffB
15-06-2012, 16:54
I want a sonic screwdriver!

Funky Farmer
15-06-2012, 16:57
A good pair of molegrips

DRoader
15-06-2012, 17:08
Your wits about you :wave:

marydot
15-06-2012, 18:08
A big strong man! (preferably with a toolbox)

vwalan
15-06-2012, 18:10
no .nice looking chick .with a big box of tools in one hand and a big bag of money in the other hand .
hopefully they know how to use the tools .
if not well we can think of other things to do. ha ha .

MORGANTHEMOON
15-06-2012, 18:21
A big strong man! (preferably with a toolbox)

We have some uses then!

marydot
15-06-2012, 18:32
Well I wouldn't keep a dog and bark myself - and men do so like to feel important!:rolleyes:

vwalan
15-06-2012, 18:45
we didnt know you were called important.
but we could all feel.
im going know before you shout at me .hee hee

tiderus
15-06-2012, 18:48
I think in the tool box, you should always carry two condoms.

That way if anything breaks down,

you will always be one jump ahead? :lol-049:

chass
15-06-2012, 20:16
Shoe goo, & a Swiss army knife.

marydot
15-06-2012, 20:29
we didnt know you were called important.
but we could all feel.
im going know before you shout at me .hee hee

Just spent a day with 21 little 5 year olds - you can't match them for humour, even if you are on their level! (Only joking, of course)

vwalan
15-06-2012, 20:31
oh well i,m getting younger .ever one tells me i,m more childish than i used to be .
isnt that the same . hee hee.

scenictraveller
16-06-2012, 10:02
i find my axe is a really useful tool good for wood and disposing of hitch eeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrr:ninja:

Smaug
16-06-2012, 10:14
Credit card :scared:

Burtie
16-06-2012, 11:27
the wife i find is the more usefull tool as she keeps the mh safe when me and the kids go walking
across the moors she also chips in with the cooking now and again

elainekirk
16-06-2012, 12:18
Gardeners velcro tape for plants dirt cheap in discount shops and invaluable bedding so easy to tidy away with a band round and curtain tie backs I even use it to bundle daughters scooter and the outdoor chairs together in a bundle. The garden variety is thinner and all in one fastening.g to itself and being finer doesn't pick up all the tack the household velcro does but it is equally as strong

wild west jack
16-06-2012, 12:40
my swiss army wife to help push and see me out and to send for help if its dark :p

A sky hook, fourcandles and a flare gun !

Bungees, rope, adjustable spanner,multimeter,bucket,waterproof crawller mat and coat,jump leads,support vehicle,AA details,;)

vindiboy
16-06-2012, 12:43
My must have tool/gadget/instrument is my Sat Nav, best thing I ever bought, Tom Tom, makes travelling Sooooooo easy and stress free.:cool1::cool1:

mandymops
16-06-2012, 16:44
Hi Smaug,

Your comment about Duct tape,I always thought it was DUCK TAPE and away's wondered why would you name it after a duck, and now I know thanks.

Regards Snowbirds.:idea-007::idea-007:

Ha ha me too.Suddenly it all makes sense. Having read all this and not even knowing what half these things are,let alone what they do,I'm thinking mascara-to bat eyelashes at someone who looks like they do.:lol-053:

David & Ann
16-06-2012, 17:15
Diesel fuel. Without it we get no where.☺☺☺

dodgy1
16-06-2012, 17:27
Has to be swiss army knife

herbenny
16-06-2012, 17:32
As cheesy as it sounds my must have is my hubby because he is my source of:lol-053: entertainment and makes me laugh :lol-053::lol-053:.........

cookie
16-06-2012, 17:41
In light of my last outing I have to agree with you the multi meter would have come in handy had my hubby taken it with us.

oldish hippy
16-06-2012, 17:56
i would have to wholeheartedly agree with basildog on the point of giving women the vote

BambiOwner
17-06-2012, 06:16
A Mobile phone and the number for the AA in Europe ( I know nothing about engines)


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