Tools: What Tools Do You Need to RV?

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Some tools are 100% necessary when RVing. That said, they’re also incredibly heavy. Since RVers need to watch the weight of their rig, it’s important to only purchase the tools you’ll actually use. 

In this episode, Dustin and Todd discuss which tools they find necessary. They also cover the tools they think are worth keeping, even if they aren’t necessarily required to keep the rig up and running. 


  • Screwdriver kit
  • Set of pliers
  • Hammers and mallets
  • Wrench set
  • Socket set
  • Torque wrench
  • Utility knife
  • Scraper knife
  • 12-volt multimeter
  • Safety goggles
  • Work gloves
  • Disposable gloves
  • Ear protection
  • Battery-operated drill
  • Battery-operated impact wrench
  • Jumper cables
  • Flashlights
  • Tape measure
  • Bottle jack


  • Large impact wrench
  • Battery-operated grinder
  • Battery-operated reciprocating saw
  • Battery-operated multi-tool
  • Large spotlight
  • Battery-operated vacuum cleaner
  • Hacksaw
  • Tree saw
  • Pry bar
  • Sandpaper
  • Spray paint
  • Tow strap
  • Bag of screws, bolts, nuts, and washers
  • Air compressor
  • Throw tarp
  • Extension cords
  • Batteries
  • Bucket
  • Sponges
  • Extendable pole
  • Putty knife
  • Scissors
  • Lighter
  • Torch
  • Grease gun
  • Caulk gun

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