Most campers are aware that they need to bring a tool kit for their RV in case a slide malfunctions, a tire goes flat, or some other fixable thing goes wrong. They pack hand tools, mechanical tapes and solvents, clips, staples, straps, and things of that nature so they can fix the minor things that have broken.
Some forget to bring a camping gear repair kit. This can be just as important when you consider how much wear and tear your camping gear will get during your packing, unpacking, and use during your camping stay. You may experience a torn camping chair, frayed sleeping bags, punctures in the floor of your dining tent or holes in screens. Having some basic repair items close at hand will have you back up and running in no time.
Be sure to pack several kinds of tape such as duct tape, electrical tape, and clear packing tape. These three variations will cover just about any situation you might run into. Vinyl sealant will be helpful as well as vinyl patches. Bring tarps to protect your gear while you’re working on the problem and try to have everything stored in one place such as a box or bag designated as your repair kit.
Toss in some strong nylon thread and heavy gauge needles, just in case. You might also consider a pair of utility shears as well as a package of grommets, safety pins, and a roll of fine gauge wire. The combination of all these things should address most situations you find you need to do some repair work on and save you from making a trip to the store. After all, you’re on vacation and probably don’t want to spend any more time shopping for supplies than you have to.
We hope all your camping experiences are good ones and if you do have a split, tear, or puncture in your camping gear, we hope it’s quickly mended and you’re back to enjoying your vacation. We look forward to seeing you around the park.