Everyone should have a basic tool and spares box, weather that be a basic one or one that is very comprehensive, it would all depend on the individual. Some countries even state you must have certain spares like vehicle bulbs, 2 X breathalysers, 2 X emergency triangles etc.
Well each year our toolbox list grows a little depending on what broke the previous year. I have a tendency to fix things myself if possible plus the fact fiddling with things is my nature so our toolbox is quite varied. Some things are indispensable and others rarely if ever get used.
Below is a list of the tools and spares we carry but the ones I’d consider essential for everyone will have a “Yes” and the ones marked “No” I’d consider optional.
|Phillips No1 Screwdriver||No||Gaffer Tape||Yes|
|Phillips No2 Screwdriver||Yes||Electrical Tape||No|
|Posi No1 Screwdriver||No||Super Glue||Yes|
|Posi No2 Screwdriver||No||Double Sided Tape||No|
|Small Flat Head Screwdriver||Yes||Canopy Repair Tape||Yes|
|Large Flat Head Screwdriver||Yes||Glue Gun||Yes|
|Electricians Screwdriver||No||Emergency Triangle X 2||Yes|
|Pliers – Standard||Yes||Breathalyser Kit X 2||Yes|
|Pliers – Long nose||No||Spare Bulbs – Van||Yes|
|Wire Cutters||No||Spare Bulbs – Habitation||Yes|
|Hammer||No||Selection Of Small Screws||Yes|
|Rubber Mallet||Yes||Selection Of Nuts & Bolts||No|
|Sharp Knife & Spare Blades||Yes||File Set||No|
|Soldering Iron & Solder||No||Sandpaper||No|
|Hacksaw & Spare Blades||Yes||Old Toothbrush||No|
|Wood Saw||No||Bungie Cord||Yes|
|Selection Of Spanners||No||Rope||Yes|
|Cordless Drill||No||Spare Vehicle Fuses||Yes|
|Selection of Drill Bits||No||Spare Electrical Plug & Fuses||Yes|
|Tape Measure||No||Spare Water Pump||Yes|
|Spare Keys / Barrels||Yes||Spare Sink Plug||Yes|
|Spare Tyre Or Repair Kit||Yes||Spare Curtain Hooks/Clips||No|
|Rope||Small Sewing Kit||Yes||Yes|
I haven’t listed everything here but these are pretty much standard items many people would take with them.
What are your recommendations or things you must have just in case? Let us know in the comments section and we’ll update the page.