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Essential Tools You Need to Maintain Your RV On the Go

Posted on: February 26, 2020 at 4:40 pm, in

You don’t want to be stuck with a broken-down RV without the proper tools for the job. Whether it’s for routine maintenance and tune-ups or to help you out of an emergency situation, it’s important to always travel with a proper toolkit for your motorhome. Here are some of the essentials you can’t be without for your next RV trip.


Wrenches are a vital part of your RV toolkit. Packing a set of adjustable wrenches is a good way to cover a wide variety of jobs without taking up too much space. You may also need a torque wrench for your wheels and a set of Allen wrenches for different tasks.


A set of screwdrivers can also come in use in lots of different situations. You can save space in your toolkit by packing a multi-bit screwdriver instead of separate flathead and Phillips head screwdrivers. If you have space and the need for it, you might also choose to pack a cordless power screwdriver.


Pliers also help out with various repair and maintenance jobs. Consider packing a pair of needle-nose pliers, vise-grip pliers, lineman pliers, and channel lock pliers to cover a wide range of needs.

Tire pressure gauge

Checking your tire pressure before heading off on a long trip is essential, and you should be able to do it during your trip, too. Pack a tire pressure gauge to keep your tires in check the whole time.

Duct tape

It’s not exactly a tool, but duct tape is a must-have for any RV toolkit. You can use duct tape in a pinch to keep things stuck down or in place until you can properly repair the problem.

Spare screws, nuts, and bolts

A great “just-in-case” container to carry with you is one filled with assorted nuts, bolts, and screws that your RV and its furnishings might need.

Pocket knife

A small pocket knife or utility knife can be used to cut a variety of things on an RV trip, whether you’re performing routine maintenance, opening packaging, or cooking a meal for the family.


Flashlights can come in handy in lots of camping situations, but you’ll be especially glad you have one with you if you have to do any quick repairs or maintenance on your RV at night. Make sure you pack a spare and spare batteries just in case.

It helps to travel light on your RV trips, but these are tools that you shouldn’t leave behind. Make your next motorhome vacation safer and more comfortable with the help of Magne Shade’s range of RV shades, from window and windshield shades to your trusty tire shades. Get in touch for a quote or to find out more from our team.

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