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Postby Loader » Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:59 am

In addition to the items mentioned earlier, I carry a can of wheel bearing grease, extra wheel bearing and cap. You can actually store the spare wheel bearings in the can of grease.
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Postby whitefishpoint » Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:47 pm

I think about what I would need if, for what ever reason, my trailer construction started coming apart. And what I would need to be able to get it back home.

- electric screw driver/drill
- 1-5/8" drywall screws
- 2-1/2" drywall screws
- flattop screws
- chicken bands
- galvanized steel wire
- duct tape

I figure with the above I can fix any panels or anything that springs loose - whatever the reason.
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Postby Wolffarmer » Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:41 am

In addition to what I posted earlier I also carry jumper cables. The set I have is some nice heavy long copper ones. I use them to start semi trucks and farm tractors. Should do for my Suzuki Vitara


Also a tow strap and several hunks of chain so I can hook it to almost anything. My good pocket knife. Often some electrical connections and extra wire and pliers. I also often take an extra set of front lock out hubs for my 4x4 encase one breaks when I am in the boonies.

sometime i might take a picture of my kit. I have been farming just about all my life and have fixed a mess of messed up things. Need to fix the grain combine in the morning so I can get back to harvesting.

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Postby Gary and Cheri » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:01 am

AAA card and a beverage :beer:
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Postby Mightydog » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:38 pm

I'm told that I'm a Tool. My wife takes me camping.

Other than that, the last time we needed to fix something, we stopped by the local Walmart to pick up parts and tools.
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Postby john warren » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:02 am

lug wrtench for trailer tires.
hatchet for driving tent pegs, cutting small sticks, pulling tent pegs, whacking anything that needs whacking, defence against squirrel attack.
one leatherman multitool
small bow saw for cutting firewood
whiskey in case of snake bite
box of snakes in case there are none around.
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Postby canned o minimum » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:17 am

Since "I" do quite a bit of traveling in my VW, I carry LOTSA parts fer the car. Of course, I have lotsa tools fer the car that I can use on the TD if anything goes awry.

Duct tape is a "staple" with ANY handyman ! Elec. tape and connections.. hammer.. fire shovel..hatchet.

Jus to name a FEW
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Postby Wolfscout » Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:04 pm

In addition to what many others have said... I opt for changing the electric drill to my makita cordless drill and jig saw ( uses same battery). extra wire for 12v repairs. I've already had to do two fixes since I started building. grr.
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Postby Pizzaguy » Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:49 pm

Gary and Cheri wrote:AAA card and a beverage :beer:

Don't forget the lawn chair!!!!

A guys gotta be comfortable while enjoying his beverage & waiting for AAA to show up!!!

How goes it Gary? Hope you & Cheri are doing well!!

Oh,..... and I'm off to Yellowstone in a couple of days!!
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Postby Gary and Cheri » Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:21 pm


Cheri is done with the cancer treatments and rapidly growing hair back. Five years of medicine only. I know you will take a lot of pictures. Make sure you PM me with where I can watch them.


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Postby canned o minimum » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:36 pm

Jus got back from a 988 mile road trip and glad I put together a "parts" kit fer my vintage VW.. the brushes went bad on the alternator and I jus so happened to have put a new set in the road kit...

Ya never know WHAT yer gonna need, but ya gotta be sumwhat prepared !
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Postby eamarquardt » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:57 pm

I bumped 12 volt connector on my Norcold chest this summer while at Applegate Lake. It was damaged to the point that it wouldn't work. Using a sharp knife, screwdriver, wire stripper, and soldering iron I was able to "MacGyver" it back in service.

I'll probably add a wire stripper, soldering iron, and solder to my "kit". If I hadn't been able to borrow em, we'd have been SOL.


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Postby bobsmyuncle » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:51 pm

Hi. First post here, though I've been lurking for a while.

"I'm Keith and I'm a tool junkie."

I did a lot of camping when my kids were younger, but once they got into HS marching band, that got more and more difficult. We did tent camping and eventually a couple of pop-ups. As we approach retirement (well, I as *I* approach retirement, as my wife retired last year) we're getting interested in getting back into it.

In my "day job" I do furniture repair and have several well-tuned tool kits. When my daughters went off to college, I also outfitted them with a small tool box for dorm and later apartment dwelling.

Basic kit:
- Utility knife
- Adjustable wrench
- Putty knife
- Flashlight
- Pliers
- Multi-tip screwdriver
- Duct tape
- Small hammer
- Assortment of fasteners such as nuts, bolts, screws, brads, and nails

Add to for an intermediate kit:
- Toolbox saw, e.g., Japanese pull saw
- Socket wrench set, 3/8" drive
- Chisels
- Channellock-style pliers
- needle-nose pliers (with wire cutters)
- 35 pc Gear Wrench micro-driver (all sorts of Allen, torx, screwdriver bits and metric and SAE 1/4" drive sockets)
- Scissors
- Needle and thread, including curved upholstery needles
- Cheap VOM
- Cordless drill driver and drill bits. If you are off the grid, an egg-beater style drill
- Rope
- Camp hatchet
- Folding bowsaw for wood
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Postby alex k » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:50 am

always have wire/ zip ties .seems like i gave more out to others for quick fixes.
also carry a 6" x 6" self adhesive roof patch . have had to use it when a branch went through the roof of the old class c . :?
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Postby bobhenry » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:07 pm

Anyone driving a vintage vehicle I would relate a story....

Standing at the side of the road with a blown tire on the trailer
I came to a horrible realization that the bumper jack designed
for My big Jeep Grand Wagoneer was totally worthless in this situation.

I would strongly suggest a scissor jack for just such an emergency.

How did I change the tire you ask......

Took two stabilizer jacks and while they wouldn't lift the
trailer they did allow me to dig a hole under the tire with
my rip claw hammer while they supported the weight. :roll:
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