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Postby rebapuck » Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:02 pm

Be careful spending good money on duct tape. Tape made today is just not worth a dime. When I reupholstered the cushions in my 1975 TTT, I had to pull to get the 30 yr old tape off that was covering the staples. Redid the cushions, stapled and applied new duct tape. Tape didn't last three weeks.
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Postby mandy » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:40 pm

I agree the adhesive of the old duct tape was better than it is now.
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Postby fireaunt » Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:23 am

scroll down and you can read about the history of duct tape

http://www.madehow.com/Volume-6/Duct-Tape.html
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Postby Prem » Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:18 am

Always a good idea to carry a rag (or blue paper towels), some hand GOOP and fold-up emergency reflectors to put in the road along side the disabled vehicle. And make sure that you have a tire iron that fits your trailer's lug nuts.

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Postby Arne » Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:01 am

I have the paper towels in the camper. I also carry one of those 30 dollar 'suitcase' things from kmart... the screwdrivers are not great as they are phillips no. 1. most screw are no. 2.. the wrenches have come in handy as has the chinese knock off vice grips.

I also carry a hammer, wood block, very large channel lock pliers, all to change a wheel bearing if necessary.. and when I bought the torsion axle, I bought a wheel bearing kit, 2 sets of bearing, cotter pins, etc. and a can of bearing grease.
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Postby fantazia » Fri May 21, 2010 10:51 pm

I gotta have that tools on my camping pack also. I envy you for such a girl like you, you've got all that tools. :thumbsup:
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Postby CAJUN LADY » Mon May 24, 2010 6:07 am

fantazia wrote:I gotta have that tools on my camping pack also. I envy you for such a girl like you, you've got all that tools. :thumbsup:


Don't envy me just make yourself a toolkit and enjoy! :thumbsup: I just added a handy spotlight to my tool kit...actually to the Scotty girl. It's a 1 Million Power Spotlight. What I really like about it is that is small and lightweight. It would be good for setting up after dark.
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Postby doris s. » Mon May 24, 2010 8:06 pm

Nice tools Becca! I don't usually take tools camping except for my mallet to drive in tent stakes, but you have inspired me. I think I'll get a tool bag and filler up.

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Postby CAJUN LADY » Mon May 24, 2010 8:56 pm

Thanks Doris! I love my toolkit and have used it almost every time I've camped. Zip ties are the best to have in there. I use them to hold the string lights together, bundle the extension cord, etc. I like them better than duct tape.
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Postby CAJUN LADY » Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:10 pm

Hi Ladies!
Miriam, I have a campers first aid kit that is kept in the Scotty. Got it at Wal-Mart...nice, sturdy red hard-back, zipper case with everything needed in case a boo-boo needs fixin'.

That 1 million power spot light I bought in May is still going strong and I only charged it the day I bought it...thank goodness it's lasting long on one charge because I can't find where I hid the charger!!! :x
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I also carry a box of 200 disposable rags in the camper. They have come in handy so many times. They come on a roll and are so much stronger than paper towels. Of course they are also pricer than p. towels so I use them sparingly and only when I clean up when I'm finished camping...then toss in the garbage. Better than having to add to the washing machine.
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Postby CAJUN LADY » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:47 am

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Postby rebapuck » Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:18 pm

Some guys here put me onto Gorilla Tape. MUCH better than ordinary duct tape. Currently only available in basic black.

I always have trouble with flaslight batteries in a hot/cold car. All three of my vehicles and the house have one of those battery-free flashlights that you shake to recharge. It really doesn't give alot of light, but it also never "dies". I can use the low light to help me find the D batteries for the dead flashlight.
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Postby CAJUN LADY » Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:31 pm

Ladies ~ Mama's got a brand new bag!

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And let me introduce you to my new little friend that came with the bag:

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She weighs in at a comfortable 5 lbs. and fits my hand like a glove. She's a workhorse! ;)

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The hubby gave it to me for our anniversary...the man finally knows what I like! :)
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Postby rebapuck » Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:10 pm

12 lbs! That weighs more than 4 of my sewing machines.
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Postby CAJUN LADY » Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:17 pm

rebapuck wrote:12 lbs! That weighs more than 4 of my sewing machines.


Sorry about that...I meant it weighs 5 lbs. - the entire bag with accessories is 12 lbs. :oops:
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