During one of our camping trips this last summer we ran into a fellow camper with a travel trailer whom had a blown fuse in his rig and, since we were somewhat remote, he was visiting camps to see if anyone had any spare fuses. We weren’t able to help him out but the short encounter did leave me wondering why I never thought to have spare fuses on hand for just such emergencies. I don’t even carry spare fuses for our automobiles. Jumper cables, fix-a-flat, flares, and a nice first aid kit, but no spare fuses.
I took care of my problem as soon as I got back to the house after that camping trip by reaching out to a trusted name in automotive style fuses… Cooper Bussmann. These guys are headquartered in St. Louis, MO and have been around for more than 90 years. They are specialist in electrical and electronic parts, but probably best known for their fuse solutions, especially for the automotive industry. I found this very nice kit from them that has everything you need to service travel trailer or automobile fuse issues. First of all are the fuses themselves, the kit contains 7 each of ATM-5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 amperes fuses, for a total of 42 fuses. Then there is the Tester/Puller… a very nice device that will let you test a fuse in circuit (so you don’t have to pull the fuse out first) which speeds up the whole process of trying to find the bad fuse, and the unit is equipped with a puller which makes it easy to remove the bad fuse so it can be replaced. The plastic case which houses the kit is nice and small at 4.25 x 7.25 inches, weighs in at 16 ounces, and will easily store in your travel trailer or tow vehicle. I found the fuses and the tester/puller to be of typical Bussmann high quality and highly recommend this kit as some nice insurance for power restoration in your travel trailer, RV, boat, or automobile.