Despite the love and care you give your RV, you never know when it’s going to give you some mechanical trouble. Undoubtedly, one of those times will be while you’re in the middle of nowhere traversing across this great land of ours. The views might be gorgeous, but the sight of a broken down RV without a mechanic shop in sight for hundreds of miles in less than pleasant.
This is when Google and phoning a friend (preferably one who is an RV mechanic) comes in handy. In case you haven’t cell phone reception out there in the wilderness and need to make a go at temporarily fixing your RV until you can coast into a town with a shop to fix the issue, you’ll want to be sure you’re stocked with this comprehensive list of RV troubleshooting tools. Duct tape and needle-nose pliers can go a long way, at least that’s what MacGyver taught us.
Extra fuses and light bulbs
Socket wrench set
Phillips head and flat head screwdrivers
Standard and needle-nose pliers
Electrical circuit checker
Extra cotter pins
Spare electrical wire in several gauge sizes
Cordless drill with spare battery
WD-40 (or other multi-use spray-on lubricant)
Don’t let a snapped, cracked, rip loose, torn, bent, leaking, or otherwise broken down RV ruin your tranquil trip. Store your RV in a metal camper carport, take proper preventative care before you put it away for the season and as you prepare it for another season on the road, and you should help prevent major issues. However, when they do arise you’ll be set to fix any problem with the right tools on hand.