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time2roll

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Posted: 05/24/19 09:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a small tool bag with the basics and enough to change a tire.
Plenty of tool stores on the road to buy what you need if something happens.


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Posted: 05/25/19 08:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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If you take everything that you could need, there will not be room for anything else.

I carry a bottle jack and lug wrench (that fits the TT lug nuts). Utah is NOT a
desolate land, you can find most any parts that you may need.

One thing to remember....in the Northwest when the sun goes down, folks start looking for a coat.....even in August.

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Wow, some interesting replies....no surprise.
Anyone who'd liken dropping the hammer with a big trailer in tow for thousands of miles to commuting cross town repeatedly is clueless and has blind faith in things they know nothing about.
It's almost hard to imagine reccomending to someone to bring no tools on a road trip. But hey, it's rvnet!


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4X4Dodger wrote:

krobbe wrote:

K Charles wrote:

People drive 1000 miles to work and back every month without tools but can't go 1000 miles in a straight line without worrying about a breakdown. If it is road worthy and maintained you should need nothing. Take some plastic and have fun.

If you're prepared(even new stuff breaks), then not as much "plastic" is needed. And who wants to wait several hours for someone to rescue you on the side of the road? Being prepared also allows me to help others.


Ya my old Boy Scout Motto: Be Prepared

it really works


Yeah former boy scout and auto mechanic......if someone hss blown an engine on the side of the road and has a spare set of pistons and rods in the trunk, I probably have the tools to rebuild it right there, lol.
Cant be over-prepared.

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asullivan920 wrote:

Always love reading the tool lists! Every once in a while I find something to add to my own kit.
This is what I carry with out going into tiny details.
Always in Tow vehicle.
Jack (I use have a HI-lift and a bottle jack)
wood blocks (to use jack on soft soil or make it reach)
set of tire chocks
jumper cables
tow strap
12V air compressor & tire pressure gauge
6X9 tarp (never know what you may have to lay down on or in)
5 gallon bucket (use as a seat or part of a spill kit)
Tool kit
Socket and wrench set (going up to 1.5 in and 24mm I think)
Adjustable wrenches from a small 6in to 24in
many sizes and types of screw drivers
duct and electrical tape
electrical connector kit
Knife and hack saw
hose clamps small to 6in sizes
bailing wire and 550 cord
torc wrench
Tire iron that fits truck and trailer
Full size spare (remember if you put larger tires on your vehicle your OEM spare is not full size any more)
Fluids (windshield washer, anti-freeze, brake, power steer, and oil + filter)
Hammer 3lb and regular claw hammer

Trailer:
More wood blocks
impact gun with sockets for wheels and stabilizer jacks
shovel
lever for stabilizer hitch
hand crank for stabilizer jacks
spare tire
2 sets of chocks
extension cord
generator
grease gun

As far as maintenance goes before you head out.
Truck:
check all fluids (maybe change before long trip)
check air filter
check all tires to include spare and make sure the spare comes down.
Trailer:
check all tires to include spare and again make sure it comes down.
check all lights
check brake away system
depending on how long between (check brakes and lube bearings)

I also just pulled my trailer out of storage and never used it last year. Set it up in the driveway for a few days. Made sure every appliance worked. Check to make sure the fridge and hot water heater worked both on gas and power. Put out the awning, changed batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, charged and checked water level in batteries, kicked on furnace/AC, and the sanitized water system.


good list:
add Flash light, spare batteries for what ever battery power stuff you have, command hooks, scissors, super glue, a small assortment of nuts, bolts, & screws ( I carry an old coffee can and put stuff like that in when I find it) Volt/Ohm meter, test light, spare fuses, bulbs (always in two packs so I end up with a spare) WD or Break Free, cordless drill & extension cord.


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- One forty-five caliber automatic.
- Two boxes of ammunition.
- Four days concentrated emergency rations.
- One drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills.
- One miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible.
- One hundred dollars in rubles.
- One hundred dollars in gold.
- Nine packs of chewing gum.
- One issue of prophylactics.
- Three lipsticks.
- Three pair of nylon stockings.

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Lots of good advice but the most important thing is knowing how to use the tools you have.

I have had two truck flats and one trailer flat. I had practiced changing them at home. Knowing what to do and how to do it, is the difference between an annoying 20 minute delay and waiting for road service to find you.

Also I carry my toolbox and a socket set plus a torque wrench that doubles as a breaker bar.

Most of the time when I have an issue, the solution is in the Wal-Mart in the next town.


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BillyBob Jim wrote:

- One forty-five caliber automatic.
- Two boxes of ammunition.
- Four days concentrated emergency rations.
- One drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills.
- One miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible.
- One hundred dollars in rubles.
- One hundred dollars in gold.
- Nine packs of chewing gum.
- One issue of prophylactics.
- Three lipsticks.
- Three pair of nylon stockings.

No beer?

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ROBERTSUNRUS wrote:

[emoticon] Hi, Mostly some basic tools, a torque wrench and proper sockets for lug nuts, and a good credit card.


I second the credit card. (Amazing what money can buy [emoticon] )
I carry a pretty good assortment of tools and a cell phone too.
You never know what you may need... That's where a cell phone can get you additional help.

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BillyBob Jim wrote:

- One forty-five caliber automatic.
- Two boxes of ammunition.
- Four days concentrated emergency rations.
- One drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills.
- One miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible.
- One hundred dollars in rubles.
- One hundred dollars in gold.
- Nine packs of chewing gum.
- One issue of prophylactics.
- Three lipsticks.
- Three pair of nylon stockings.


You forgot chocolate for bribes

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