Essential Items for Your RV Toolkit

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Top RV checklist of important tools for your RV

RV Toolkit Checklist

RVs are sturdy, robust vehicles that can take you to the ends of the earth and provide you comfort every step of the way. Unfortunately, as much fun as you have on the road, you can’t always predict what will happen. If it can break, tear, spring a leak, or loosen, it will and at the least opportune time. The best thing you can do is stay prepared with the right tools. Here are some of the most important items to keep in your RV toolkit.

The RV Toolbox

  • A claw hammer to drive stakes and nails and bend things back into shape
  • Phillips and flat head screwdrivers (in various sizes) for tightening and loosening screws and prying things open
  • Standard pliers for squeezing things together and holding machine nuts in place
  • A cordless drill with a spare battery and charger
  • A small drill bit set
  • A socket wrench set
  • An adjustable wrench
  • Wire cutters for trimming electrical wire
  • A small tape measure
  • A mini hacksaw for any heavy duty metal cutting
  • A hobby knife for more precise cuts in paper, wood, canvas, tape, and plastic
  • Leather work gloves
  • Latex or nitrile rubber gloves
  • Super glue for high strength adhesive repairs and closing up nasty cuts (only in emergencies)
  • Seam sealer to mend tents
  • Threadlocker glue to keep screws and bolts tight
  • Silicon sealant to keep out drafts and rain
  • Duct tape for nearly anything


  • Spare fuses in various amperage ratings for blown fuses in your power panel or power converter/charger
  • A small voltmeter for tracing shorted circuits
  • Spare bulbs for brake, turn, running, and interior lights
  • A roll of insulated wire (10-gauge to 12-gauge)
  • Electrical tape
  • Flashlights
  • Head lamps
  • Weatherproof safety matches


  • Permanent markers
  • Two-way radios/walkie-talkies
  • A travel-size spray can of lubricant
  • A tube of ball hitch lube
  • Zip ties
  • Rope
  • Adhesive weatherstripping
Essential items for your RV Toolkit
Don't be caught without the right too, keep these tools on hand to avoid and mitigate any disasters that might spring up during your trip. Visit for these and additional items for your RV toolkit!

Pre-Trip RV Inspection

Remember to always do a pre-trip inspection of your RV before starting out. Nothing is worse than a breakdown once you get on the road. Simple maintenance can prolong the life of your RV, travel trailer, fifth wheel and toy hauler. At La Mesa RV, after 40 years of refining every detail of RV service, we are uniquely qualified to provide you the ultimate in customer service that no one else can promise. With service centers located in California, Arizona, Florida, and New Mexico, we're never too far from some of the most desirable RV destinations in the United States. Be sure to schedule your pre-trip inspection with us today.

Did we miss anything? What else do you keep in your RV toolkit? Let us know in the comments.

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