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Postby WildTexan » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:11 pm

I'm putting together a checklist of what I want to take on our trip to Colorado in a couple weeks, and I know I need to put together some kind of tool bag. I know its hard to predict what might happen, but what are the most common problems you guys have run into while camping where you needed tools? Any help is appreciated.
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Postby hiker chick » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:10 pm

I carry a wrench that fits my hitch ball, an adjustable wrench, hammer, a few screw drivers, wire cutter/stripper, pliers, vise grips.

Tire pump.

And a large roll of duct tape.

Fortunately I so far haven't needed any of it.

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Postby slowcowboy » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:06 pm

I try not to take the hole shop. but sometimes have wanted it.


main item a cresant wrech 10 inch.

big pain to connect hoses to propane bottles with out it.

other than a pylers and a jack and lug wrench.

I am pretty mimal on tools.

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Postby Shadow Catcher » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:14 am

I take along an air pump for tires and eventually for the air shocks a torque wrench, inexpensive harbor freight, and socket set for wheel lugs.I also take along a VOM and set of fuses as well as spare LEDs. The ubiquitous duct tape a set a bungee cords and wire ties.
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Postby WildTexan » Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:49 am

Thanks guys. Keep the ideas flowing. I'm putting together a small tool bag that will slip under the back seat of my truck. Probably not a bad idea to keep it in there permentaly.
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Postby CliffinGA » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:40 am

Wire stripper/cutter/crimper, electrical tape, mallet, adjustable wrench, electrical ties and stuff to change a tire and duct tape. I've had to rewire or repair lites on 2 different trips in the tear and the rest you can use just in case.
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Postby Woodbutcher » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:56 pm

I have a small bag I keep in the Teardrop at all times. Besides those things mentioned , I have hatchet ,doubles as a hammer. Fuses, razor knife, spring clamps and bungee cords. These I store inside my charcoal chimney in the tongue box.
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Postby planovet » Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:06 am

hiker chick wrote:And a large roll of duct tape.


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Postby WildTexan » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:41 am

Alright.....so my list looks like this so far:

1. Cresent Wrench
2. Wire Crimpers
3. All-in-One Tool
4. Silicone
5. WD-40
6. Duct Tape
7. Someone who knows what their doing

Does that just about cover it?
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Postby CAJUN LADY » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:42 pm

I carry a tool kit I put together and it stays in my camper.

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I've added a couple of things to the tool kit and upgraded to a hard plastic tool box. I think I like the bag style better for storing.

I also carry rope, electrical and pipe tape.

The duct tape came in very handy when I had a blowout (helped cover the gaping hole under the sink cabinet). I keep a couple of good flashlights in the camper.
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Postby slowcowboy » Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:25 pm

my list was all just from learning the hard way when I forgot a tool when camping.

ever tried with a leather man to tighten a hose on a propane bottle?

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Postby Wolffarmer » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:29 pm

I also carry some metric end wrenches, ball peen hammer, a good punch and chisel, pry bar, 3/8s ratchet and some sockets. One deep reach 11/15s socket to fit the nuts holding my spare tire on.

And one of those cross bar lug wrenches. Make sure it has the sized you really need.

And a little hacksaw.

Hacksaw for emergency

That has saved my bacon a time or two.
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Postby Big Dan » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:55 pm

cell phone and credit card :lol:
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Postby kstephenson » Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:01 pm

Lots of good ideals.....Having been a mechanic for 30 years I probably carry too much....haha
But add to it

Battery Jump Box / Air Compressor
Tire plug kit for those emergency fixes
Tire Pressure Gage
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Postby slowcowboy » Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:12 pm

in other wards the hole shop.


or just everything you take to the hay feild.

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