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Old 10-06-2012, 07:10 PM   #29
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Ball peen hammer works great and can be used to whack anything that needs it.
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I prefer the Swiss Army Knife philosophy - where one tool has many uses. I keep a can of wasp/hornet spray by the door and a hammer near by for those persistent pests.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:39 AM   #31
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This is great!
All we need to do is to convince bandedos to read these forums. If they knew how in-genius an RVer can be when threatened, they wouldn't dare come around when we're dockin' at Wally-World.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:15 AM   #32
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In NJ, you can't pump your own gas, so what's your point?

What LEO would normally question a baseball bat or hockey stick?
This was in response to the original post about carrying a tire thumper as a means of self defense. Specifically related to Cylon51 post#5 on this thread, about carrying a baseball bat.

In NJ a "Tire Thumper" or a baseball bat under your seat or in handy reach is always considered a weapon and has a potential for a felony arrest.

My point is: Fellow RV'ers please be aware that a device of that kind can be construed in a less than favorable way against us.

And... please don't wave a tire thumper at the guy pumping your gas (diesel is self serve now) even if he is wearing a turban.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:51 AM   #33
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I keep a 8.5 inch nickel plated tire thumper with rosewood handle in a biometric safe. I prefer to use a tire gauge so I hope I never have to use it or any other various gauges at my disposal.

I would never pull my tire gauge out unless I absolutly had to use it as a last resort.

I have preasure indicators on my valve stems so I don't have to thump the tires.
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Take a thumper, drill and tap the ends and install a gauge and stem fitting and store that under your seat.
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Take a thumper, drill and tap the ends and install a gauge and stem fitting and store that under your seat.
Now I like that. And as a modification, JB Weld a ball inflate pin on the very end. You can just stab it at the ball. Keep a flat ball under the seat.

Practice, practice, practice. It's like backing an RV - practice.
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Dunner could find a way to make it a working thumper/tire pressure gauge.
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Justbe carful how you thump the tires.
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Why? Other than thumping back at you, what could happen?
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So, back on track, if it is hanging on a hook in plain site...you would think it would be less conspicuous. Being honest, I am not going to thump any tires. But when that transient decides he wants to try and walk into our RV, it would be nice to have it there.
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hammer behind my drivers seat,, for multiple uses...
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That option is so popular that some users have taken to wearing a lapel pin signifying success with the method.

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That option is so popular that some users have taken to wearing a lapel pin signifying success with the method.
DW and I both ROFLO at the story.

I could just picture it all happening.
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