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Old 05-15-2011, 10:50 AM   #15
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Yes, just two things..

If it moves and it shouldn't .... Duct Tape
If it doesn't move and it should..... WD-40


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Old 05-15-2011, 01:07 PM   #16
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My tool box:
1. A small pair of pliers
2. A large pair of pliers
3. A screwdriver with large and small bits
4. A credit card
5. A nice smile.
6. Free beer, fried chicken and biscuits.

But, when home, a nice son.


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Old 05-15-2011, 01:30 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by GreaseMonkey View Post
Being a mechanic and welder I tend to be on the heavy side with my tools, air tools, compressor, 12ton air bottle jack, 36" long 1" breaker bar with the isuzu 42mm lugnuts and more.
Changing my own tire on the side of the road was really high on my priority list.
You'll get better gas mileage with the weight of the Good Sam card over the tools I carry.
Pack up the tools you need to repair what you feel comfortable fixing on your own.
Same here for the most part. Except since on my trips I am off roading in my Jeep I have plenty of Jeep parts and the tools required to install them.
(wheel bearing units, complete steering linkage, front axle shafts,... )
So I will have about 500 lbs of tools and parts total.
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:54 PM   #18
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This is always an interesting question - but beyond the tools that you are comfortable using, that credit and GS or other road service club card is all you need. For me as a mechanic, I never have enough tools. Others, a couple screw drivers and a pair of pliers along with that duct tape and WD-40 may be all you will ever use
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:24 PM   #19
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I saw this cool tool box Kobalt something or other. Its cool because they have a number of different heads (socket,hammer, screwdivers) that are all locked onto a universal handle. All fits into a nice blue box, avail at Lowes. We have all those tools, but if we loaded em up they would take up alot more room than this compact kit.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:02 PM   #20
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vice grips

Dont forget the VICE GRIPS probably the single best tool you can carry.One more thought if all else fails ,STOP THINK and BREATH (STAB) then have a cold beer while you figure it out. Thanks TONKA
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:29 PM   #21
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:44 PM   #22
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:01 PM   #23
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I'm with the duct tape and zip ties bunch, add a few hose clamps and good to go.
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Old 05-21-2011, 06:19 PM   #24
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Lets see.... 1/4" , 3/8", 1/2" socket sets, long "T" handle hex & Torx drivers, 2 sets SAE wrenches, 1 set metric wrenches, approx 24 screwdrivers, 1 set SAE nutdrivers, approx 18 pair pliers, 1 Blue Point 5 drawer top box, 150psi Craftsman compressor, short round-point shovel, 2-1/2 ton Cornwell floor jack, fluke meter, 2 test lights, wireless tachometer, misc. electrical wire and connectors, 6-12 volt speed battery charger, 2 cordless drills, assorted hammers, jig saw, circular saw, die grinder, misc clamps. You get the idea.... Also have 2 extended warranty polices including Coach Net, and unmaxxed credit cards...

Yep, I got tools! I'm a mechanic and was hoping to make a little fuel money along our way. If we're ever at the same park, look me up if you have something broke.

Oh, and I'm still "close" on my weight rating. :-)

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Old 05-21-2011, 06:30 PM   #25
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Always carry a big sweaty wad of money:
I'm with you on this one. Geek, yes! Artsy, yes. Chef, most definitely! Mechanically inclined, absolutely NOT!

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