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raybbj

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What Spare Parts do you Carry ?
« on: February 17, 2017, 12:26:37 pm »
There was a recent thread on what tools do you carry. How about spare parts?

  • Spare Tires
    Engine Oil
    Coolant
    Fuses for both TV and 5er
    Wiper blades
    Spare tubes for bike tires
    Spare Lube plate for hitch pin

What else y'all ???
Ford F-350 - 6.2L Gas - CC - 4WD - SRW - Year unknown because I haven't bought it yet
Grand Design Refelection 303RLS 5thWLR - Year unknown because I haven't bought it yet.

Rene T

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Re: What Spare Parts do you Carry ?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2017, 12:47:04 pm »
There was a recent thread on what tools do you carry. How about spare parts?

  • Spare Tires
    Engine Oil
    Coolant
    Fuses for both TV and 5er
    Wiper blades
    Spare tubes for bike tires
    Spare Lube plate for hitch pin

What else y'all ???

Out of all the one's you quoted, I would only MAYBE carry a quart  of oil. Everything else you can get very easy at most Walmart's and Napa stores. They're all over
Rene & Lucille & co-pilot Buddy
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2011 Chevy Duramax 2500 HD 4X4
2011 Montana High Country 343RL
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& Florida Snowbird in Lakeland FL

kdbgoat

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Re: What Spare Parts do you Carry ?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2017, 01:06:00 pm »
Extra hose washers, a couple of spare bulbs for inside and out.
2016 Leprechaun 319DS

RedandSilver

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Re: What Spare Parts do you Carry ?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2017, 01:16:08 pm »
There was a recent thread on what tools do you carry. How about spare parts?

  • Spare Tires
    Engine Oil
    Coolant
    Fuses for both TV and 5er
    Wiper blades
    Spare tubes for bike tires
    Spare Lube plate for hitch pin

What else y'all ???

If you put the vehicle you have in your signature we wouldn't have to ask you - What RV do you have?

Do you have a generator?
I didn't see a Fuel Filter on your list.
How about a tire gauge?
2002 Rexhall Rose Air  Cummins 8.3  350hp

denmarc

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Re: What Spare Parts do you Carry ?
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2017, 01:24:01 pm »
Oil and coolant. Based on what you posted. Not knowing what are driving/pulling, my answer is the same.
If you are specifically asking about tools, there are tool kit's available. Check your local hardware stores. The big box stores carry the same. I survived with a hardware store tool kit for many years.
Mark

1994 Jayco Eagle 370FB on 24 acres of paid off paradise in Michigan.

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raybbj

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Re: What Spare Parts do you Carry ?
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2017, 01:28:01 pm »
If you put the vehicle you have in your signature we wouldn't have to ask you - What RV do you have?

Do you have a generator?
I didn't see a Fuel Filter on your list.
How about a tire gauge?

BUSTED !!!
I don't have an RV ...... yet ...... still doing my research. I'm eyeballing F350, 6.2L,  SRW, CC with a Grand Design 303RLS 5th. No Geny.
Part of the idea of this thread was to get ideas for myself for required spare parts I should carry.
Ford F-350 - 6.2L Gas - CC - 4WD - SRW - Year unknown because I haven't bought it yet
Grand Design Refelection 303RLS 5thWLR - Year unknown because I haven't bought it yet.

vinceherman

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Re: What Spare Parts do you Carry ?
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2017, 01:57:12 pm »
What else y'all ???
Single Malt.  I despise running out.  ;-)
Vince, Marion(dw), Rachel(mil) and Dublin(pup).
2015 F350 diesel dually
2015 Coachmen Chaparral 390QSMB
Strongsville, Ohio

spacenorman

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Re: What Spare Parts do you Carry ?
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2017, 03:18:33 pm »
My collection of "parts" seems to constantly be growing.   There's the obvious tote with fluids (motor oil, trans fluid, distilled water, etc.) as well as the "consumable items" such as filter cartridges for the house water filter, the fridge water filter, the faucet filter/aerators, fuses, etc.    Then there's my growing collection of "little stuff" that I've accumulated in course of repair and upgrade projects (spare LED light bulbs, a spare serpentine belts,  spare cabinet latches ... my collection of nuts, bolts, screws, washers, hooks, electrical connectors, etc.) 

In many cases - I've got the spare item because I had one item break - and then bought an extra one for "inventory" when I went to replace it.   In terms of "bigger" stuff - I carry an unmounted spare tire (having discovered that while Coachnet can usually get a mobile tire service dispatch underway very quickly - it's very possible to be stuck (for a couple of days!) because a replacement 295/80R22.5 tire isn't readily available).   Last year - my hydraulic pump motor failed - necessitating a replacement by a mobile RV repair service.   I had the original pump motor rebuilt and now carry that with us.   The little stuff "lives" in a small plastic tote that's tucked into a basement compartment.   Aside from the spare tire - my collection of spares doesn't add up to an extra 75 lbs of stuff.  These days, I'm finding that I'm able to make a repair using stuff from my "inventory" - eliminating the time and trouble of having to make a trip to a local RV dealership or hardware store. 
The Spacenorman
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2012 Jeep Liberty
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Re: What Spare Parts do you Carry ?
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2017, 03:19:16 pm »
My collection of "parts" seems to constantly be growing.   There's the obvious tote with fluids (motor oil, trans fluid, distilled water, etc.) as well as the "consumable items" such as filter cartridges for the house water filter, the fridge water filter, the faucet filter/aerators, fuses, etc.    Then there's my growing collection of "little stuff" that I've accumulated in course of repair and upgrade projects (spare LED light bulbs, a spare serpentine belts,  spare cabinet latches ... my collection of nuts, bolts, screws, washers, hooks, electrical connectors, hose clamps, etc.) 

In many cases - I've got the spare item because I had one item break - and then bought an extra one for "inventory" when I went to replace it.   In terms of "bigger" stuff - I carry an unmounted spare tire (having discovered that while Coachnet can usually get a mobile tire service dispatch underway very quickly - it's very possible to be stuck (for a couple of days!) because a replacement 295/80R22.5 tire isn't readily available).   Last year - my hydraulic pump motor failed - necessitating a replacement by a mobile RV repair service.   I had the original pump motor rebuilt and now carry that with us.   The little stuff "lives" in a small plastic tote that's tucked into a basement compartment.   Aside from the spare tire - my collection of spares doesn't add up to an extra 75 lbs of stuff.  These days, I'm finding that I'm able to make a repair using stuff from my "inventory" - eliminating the time and trouble of having to make a trip to a local RV dealership or hardware store.
The Spacenorman
2012 Holiday Rambler Endeavor 43 DFT
2012 Jeep Liberty
http://www.penquinhead.com/

rls7201

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Re: What Spare Parts do you Carry ?
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2017, 03:30:47 pm »
I suspect the level of spare parts will depend on ones capacity to make such repairs.  In my case, my paranoia extends beyond most, as I have the capacity to repair most any thing that fails on my coach.
I carry an assortment of electrical items. IE fuses, relays, switches, monoplex water pump controller, water pump, circuit boards for water heater and refrigerator , etc. Many of these items are used and have been acquired from salvage over a period of time.
Then there is the spare tire and air compressor. The list goes on and on.
Just 3 days ago my water pump failed and the spare was installed.

Richard
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rickeoni

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Re: What Spare Parts do you Carry ?
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2017, 05:57:09 pm »
A cell phone and a credit card  ;D
2008 F450
2006 Adventurer 85WS
2016 Glacier Peak 26RKS

Massmerch

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Re: What Spare Parts do you Carry ?
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2017, 08:13:15 pm »
One spare part I bring along is for me, not my coach.  It's my glasses.  If I loose a set and don't have a replacement, I can't see what I'm doing, let alone repair it.
Randy
2005 Itasca Horizon 40 KD
2016 Jeep Unlimited
Hesperia, Ca.

grashley

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Re: What Spare Parts do you Carry ?
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2017, 08:18:43 pm »
I do not have an RV  yet  either, but I have a sig line.

I would carry the absolute minimum.  As Rene said, anything you need is available locally.  You do not need to spend cash on "just in case" and do not spend precious payload on "maybe".

The same is true for many items you MAY want for the camper.  Wait until you need it to buy it.  Most general merchandise is the same price wherever you are.

EDIT  I second Randy's comment on glasses!
Preacher Gordon
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Nimrod Series 70 popup (sold)
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2kGeorgieBoy

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Re: What Spare Parts do you Carry ?
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2017, 08:25:28 pm »
Why no genset?
2000 Georgie Boy Maverick
31' E450 V10  No slides
our toys:
'08 Polaris Touring LE ATV (mine)
'12 Polaris 550 XP ATV (wife's)
1968 AH Sprite (original owners, not on road at this time)
Gary, Jena, and Presley (our awesome yellow Lab).
Westcliffe, CO.

firewall

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Re: What Spare Parts do you Carry ?
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2017, 09:25:45 pm »
Duck tape, just in case the hitch comes loose!  :o
2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 6.0L
2017 Cougar 32 FBS

raybbj

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Re: What Spare Parts do you Carry ?
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2017, 10:35:12 pm »
Why no genset?

Don't need one. Never plan on boondocking. Our preferred method are primarily state parks and RV Parks with Water and Electric.
Ford F-350 - 6.2L Gas - CC - 4WD - SRW - Year unknown because I haven't bought it yet
Grand Design Refelection 303RLS 5thWLR - Year unknown because I haven't bought it yet.

KandT

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Re: What Spare Parts do you Carry ?
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2017, 03:55:39 am »
Just the usual stuff for me.

Duct tape, screw drivers, extra transmission, couple of pistons, crankshaft, driveshaft, alternator, two water pumps, belts and hoses, head gaskets, air compressor (with a set of Kobalt pneumatic tools), chainsaw, winch, logging chains, tire chains, 32 horsepower diesel tractor (Kubota), hydraulic oil for tractor, fire suppressant system, hazmat suit, flux capacitor, differential, welding equipment (TIG welder), small metal working shop, extra fiberglass roof, pair of extra struts and springs, spare dolly, DiCor lap sealant, extra heating system and military grade water filtration system, and antibiotics.

My wife follows in an extra vehicle in case their is a problem with the toad and RV we can't fix.

We find a local tire garage if we get a flat.  I hate changing those things.
2006 Thor Four Winds 31P class C with Ford Chassis
American Car Dolly
2009 Accord Toad
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robertusa123

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Re: What Spare Parts do you Carry ?
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2017, 06:21:34 am »
In travel trailer.   
Assorted screw kit, assorted nail kit, fuse kit house clamp kit, small squeeze tybe silicone, wire nuts kit.
Electronic tape, duct tape, Teflon tape, light bulb 12 volt and 120 volt. Assorted extra parts from prior repairs. Mainly stuff that came in multi packs
1996  26ft. 3 kids 2 dog and the wife too

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Re: What Spare Parts do you Carry ?
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2017, 10:34:39 am »
I have accidentally accumulated spare parts and loads of supplies in the past 7+ years of 24/7 in this little old rig.

Mostly leftovers, like leftover brake fluid, leftover oil and so on. I have extra lights. When I had to buy a turn signal light, I bought 2, ditto for brake light. I have spare interior lights and spare fuses.

Once a year I assemble all the stuff needed to give the generator a good maintenance, then I typically pay someone else to do it.

I have the usual duck tape, wire ties, gear ties, WD-40, Silicone spray, screws, Marine-Tex, JB Underwater weld, 5200 calking,  2 part epoxy, super glue, outdoor double stick tape, assorted bug sprays. Not exactly spare parts but when you need it, you need it badly. A heavy duty wire tie (or several together) can fill in for a hose clamp until you can get one.

I accidentally have a spare starter! I wish I could sell that.

If I got rid of all my tools and repair supplies, I could have a nice expansive wardrobe. LOL!

I have a box full of bicycle stuff, but mostly because I do reviews of new products, so they are always sending me stuff to test.

I used to have a fix-a-flat for a big truck tire and I used that one day when I woke up to a flat tire in the campground. Filled the flat, then drove to a tire store. I should replace that, it sure was handy. I have fix-a-flat for the bicycle tire.

I used to have gallons of transmission fluid, but thankfully got that problem solved. Turned out I needed a bigger torque converter and that solved the transmission throwing up when it got warm.

If I were you, I wouldn't buy any spare parts. I would wait and buy as needed. I have Amazon prime, so they deliver in 1-2 days to my campsite. Their rates are highly competitive.

My problem is I buy extra. I need one light, so I buy two. I need three screws and buy five. I need super glue, so I buy 4. I think it's because I used to live on boats in far flung ports and one gets used to making do with nothing, and carrying around useful supplies.

Last time my transmission threw up, I was able to coast into a camp with campers pushing me the final 100 yards in the middle of nowhere. I kid you not! It was hotter than hell and I was pooped out. We ordered more transmission fluid and paid for a week's stay. Finally drove out of there with the new fluid and found an awesome transmission shop that diagnosed the problem. Had to wait another two weeks for an appointment, but he did it all in one day. No problems since then.
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