When you’re traveling around in an RV, it’s a good idea to have at least a small selection of tools with you. There’s always the chance that something could break, or that you’ll want to make some sort of modification while you’re out on the road, and it’s going to be difficult to accomplish that without the proper tools.
With this in mind, here’s a quick overview of some of the tools that can be a big help to you if you ever need to make an RV repair in Peoria, AZ, whether you’re out on the road or parked at home:
This is probably the single most useful power tool you can have in your possession, and especially in your RV, as it is highly versatile. Chances are any time you need to make a repair or modification you’re going to need to use it to either drive screws or drill holes into some kind of material. Plus, with special attachments, these tools can also be used to grind, sand, wire brush, buff and polish. For example, you could use a wire brush attachment to remove rust from the vehicle if you notice it starting to build up. There are plenty of possibilities.
If you ever find yourself needing to cut aluminum or steel to replace your RV’s framing, this is going to be a good tool to have on hand. While it won’t be necessary as frequently as a drill/driver, it is one of those tools that you’re going to be really glad you have when the need does arise, as it makes several types of repairs significantly easier. Make sure to also be fully stocked with cutting discs, grinding wheels and a flap disk for lighter grinding or sanding of some types of metal materials.
If you need to make any repairs or modifications to items in your RV, such as bed framing, tables or cabinetry, a circular saw can come in handy. We suggest getting a saw with a 6.5-inch blade, which will allow you to easily cut through a 2×4. Make sure you have a straight edge and clamps available as well, so you can guarantee you’re making straight cuts in your material.
A flashlight probably doesn’t come to mind when you think of power tools, though it could technically be classified as one. You should absolutely always have a flashlight with extra batteries available, as it will shed some light on the situation when you need to make repairs. There are some flashlights on the market with extremely high lumen counts these days that give you tremendous brightness.
Another very handy tool, you can use it for cutting steel, aluminum, wood or pretty much anything else depending on the blade you use. You can even use it when setting up camp to prune trees or cut up wood for the campfire.
For more information about the best tools to have on hand for RV repair in Peoria, AZ, contact the team at Ultimate Collision & RV today.