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sgfrye

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Posted: 05/29/19 07:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

cork screw and bottle opener

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Coats and auto parts. Got it!


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Since May 1st we have done three separate 2,000 trips . No problems of any kind , but I always carry a generator and air compressor . And a few hand tools !

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I have a shop filled with tool but I only take a jack that will work under both the truck and trailer, one 1/2" breaker bar, 1/2" drive socket for truck lug nuts and 1/2" drive socket for trailer lug nuts, one adjustable wrench, 5-17mm wrenches, 1/4"-3/4" standard wrenches, a pair of wire strippers, a wire cutter, a DVOM and a roll of duct tape. All of this fits one one standard small tool box except the bottle jack.

If we take our dirtbikes which we did when we went to Idaho and Wyoming I take a few more specialized tools for them but is really not much more.

I am fine buying whatever I need if I don't have it with me.


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sgfrye wrote:

cork screw and bottle opener


This is the correct answer

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coolmom42 wrote:

krobbe wrote:

Spare fuses for both TT and TV. (a couple of each size)
Voltmeter
A pack of screws for the cabinet hinges and other things(#6, #8, #10)
Gorilla Glue
grease
A combo screwdriver that includes the various tips(square, star, slotted, phillips)
channel locks pliers
hammer
large ratchet set that includes a 1/2" drive socket to fit lugnuts
1/2" drive torque wrench to torque lugnuts(100#)
bottle jack(10 or 12 ton)
cordless drill(for the TT stabilizer jacks) and bit to fit same
a good air pressure gauge (you have a compressor)
good voltage surge protection
motor oil
coolant(mixed 50/50)
windshield washer fluid
leveling blocks (I carry 2 sets of the orange ones)
comfortable chairs
beer and wine


And most of this can be purchased at any Walmart, as needed. Carrying all that doesn't leave much room for anything else.


Not sure where you camp but all 4 of my last 4 big trips I was 45 minutes to an hour to the nearest Walmart for most of the trip (sometimes farther like when we were going from White Sands to the North Rim). The only thing on that list that I don't carry is oil and coolant but we have the truck serviced before any big trips.


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All good advice but I have found that anything I need outside of my day to day toolbox, is at the Wal-Mart in the next town.

What is important is to know how to use what you have. Particularly how to change a TT and TV tires. It is the difference between a twenty minute delay and waiting for road service to find you.

After changing a couple of TT flats, I traded my jack and boards for a Tire-Aid ramp. Naturally I have not had a flat since.

Good luck


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I enjoy these posts, I have a fairly well equipped toolbox that I take with me that has most of the items listed so far. The only thing I want to add is a spare hub assembly for your trailer. If your bearings go out you could swap it and move on. I enjoy being resourceful and self sufficient, calling roadside assistance is depressing for me and I try to avoid it as much as possible.

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