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Parts and Tools For The RV Tarboro NC

Carrying the right tools, spare RV parts, and batteries can help to avoid a service call or visit or the need to buy a replacement product. It’s important for RVers to consider what may be needed to keep the RV happy and keep everything on or in the RV working properly. For starters, make sure you have the Operation and Maintenance documents for the RV and all the systems and equipment in the RV when you are out on the road.

Don Bulluck Chevrolet-Cadillac, Inc.
(252) 977-3355, 001-2004
1920 Wesleyan Boulevard
Rocky Mount, NC
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Sullivans Upholstery and Supply
(252) 823-4197
2101 N Main Street
Tarboro, NC
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication,Motorcycle Repair

Wilco Hess
(252) 823-0553
2256 N Main Street
Tarboro, NC
Services
Service Stations,Gas Stations,Convenience Stores

E and R Auto Wash and Detailing
(252) 641-1941
901 S Main Street
Tarboro, NC
Services
Car Detailing

E P Mart
(252) 823-6853
1009 Wilson Street
Tarboro, NC
Services
Service Stations,Gas Stations,Convenience Stores

Pitt County Memorial Hospital
(252) 847-7886, 001-2004
916 South Memorial Drive
PO Box 6028
Greenville, NC
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Doug Henry Chevrolet Oldsmobile
(252) 823-3145
809 W Wilson Street
Tarboro, NC
Services
SUV Repair

Tarboro Quick Stop
(252) 823-5955
2112 N Main Street
Tarboro, NC
Services
Service Stations,Gas Stations,Convenience Stores

Wal Mart Supercenter
(252) 824-8177
110 River Oaks Drive
Tarboro, NC
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Audio and Video Installation,Retail Tire

B and J Automotive
(252) 813-0729
3936 Nc Highway 42 East
Tarboro, NC
Services
Auto Inspection,Emissions Testing

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Essential RV Parts and Tools to Carry While On the Road

Can You Fix It?


By Alan Lidstone

One of the goals of all RVers is to carry a tool box, but never have to open it. Unfortunately, since RVs are essentially rolling homes loaded with the conveniences that make traveling and relaxing more fun, we have to be prepared to “fix” something that is not working quite right or not working at all.

Carrying the right tools, spare RV parts, and batteries can help to avoid a service call or visit or the need to buy a replacement product. It’s important for RVers to consider what may be needed to keep the RV happy and keep everything on or in the RV working properly.

For starters, make sure you have the Operation and Maintenance documents for the RV and all the systems and equipment in the RV when you are out on the road. Besides operating information, the documents and brochures usually provide excellent troubleshooting steps to take when the equipment is not operating properly. Also, make sure you have the necessary information to contact emergency roadside service providers and extended warranty or continuing service plan providers. It's always important to be aware of local RV services available in the areas you will be traveling.

We strongly recommend that all RVers travel with an air pressure gauge and an air compressor (that can reach all tires) to keep all tires properly inflated, along with a jack capable of lifting the RV, triangular reflective safety markers (in case of breakdown), and wheel chocks. Keeping the last set of windshield wipers and engine belts when you replace them may help you or another RVer should the need arise.

An RV tool box should include a flashlight and spare batteries, 3/8-inch and 1/4-inch socket set including a 3/8- to-1/2-inch adapter and extensions, an open-end hex wrench set, a heavy-duty adjustable wrench, pliers, work gloves, safety glasses, slotted and Phillips head screwdrivers, a rubber mallet, and a hammer. You may also want to consider a battery-powered 3/8-inch electric drill and drill set.

Some other items that RVers should carry are silicone spray lubricant, silicone adhesive (tube), electrical tape, WD-40 lubricant, Kwik-Lube lubricant (for steps and slides), and heavy-duty duct tape (handy for leaks and temporary repairs). RVs with slideouts or leveling systems may require special tools to retract the slides or leveling system in the event of malfunction. Please consult your manual for those essentials.

Having battery jumper cables, a battery filler container, and a specific-gravity tester will enable you to check (and jump) batteries when necessary. RVers should also carry extra engine oil, hydraulic fluid for the transmission, brake fluid, and windshield cleaner.

Also helpful is a one-gallon water bottle (can be filled from RV fresh water tank) and funnel for adding water to your radiator.

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