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Old 12-13-2006, 07:58 AM   #15
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The torque wrench is another favorite. I recheck my lugs every couple of trips.
Ditto. That is one that I do as well...some folks look at me kind of funny, but between that and checking the tire pressures, to me an ounce of prevention is worth 20lbs or more of cure.
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Old 12-13-2006, 08:03 AM   #16
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Definitely the Honda Generator. We were reluctant to pay that much for a generator, but we've saved way more than its cost by being able to boondock, and we've not spent a single night in a Wal-Mart parking lot. We usually spend less than $125 per month on camping fees thanks to our little Honda.
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:04 PM   #17
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I'm especially fond of my 2x8 blocks when I need to pull over and change a flat.

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Old 12-13-2006, 03:12 PM   #18
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I'm especially fond of my 2x8 blocks when I need to pull over and change a flat.

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Not to take this too far off topic, I too carry wood with me and have been considering going with those lego type thingies...any thoughts on those? If they are good things to have, maybe I'd get a set and add those to my fav items list.
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Old 12-14-2006, 08:11 AM   #19
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We purchased a set of Lynx Levelers last year and use them almost every time we set up. They allow us to quickly level the trailer, which used to be a big deal, but now is simple, fast and effective. I would definitely recommend them to others. We even bought a set for my brother-in-law as a "house warming" gift for his new SOB trailer.
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Old 12-14-2006, 08:19 AM   #20
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Atlas, large size, spiral bound, lamanated pages. If you love maps there is no reason for me to explain, if you dont there is no point in explaining.
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Old 12-14-2006, 09:45 AM   #21
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Well, I won't say they're my best, but they are very, very handy: Dental picks, the kind that they poke around in your teeth with. I think of this because the couple I've got are pretty worn out, and hardware stores that carry them are pretty rare. However, yesterday I was at the dentist for my cleaning appointment, and I mentioned the usefulness of picks. Lo and behold, she said that they've got a whole drawer full of broken ones, and she gave me six or seven of them! (Broken is a relative term; their points were snapped, but I can easily resharpen them!) I'm set for the next decade!

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Old 12-14-2006, 09:49 AM   #22
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Well, I won't say they're my best, but they are very, very handy: Dental picks, the kind that they poke around in your teeth with. I think of this because the couple I've got are pretty worn out, and hardware stores that carry them are pretty rare.

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Good idea! If you don't have a dentist who's willing to share, check out Duluth Trading. We got a set there (along with a bunch of other fun stuff!)
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Amen to Rodney about the spiral bound atlas - the newest Good Sam atlas came out with a magazine-type binding - the kind where the pages are glued at the edge. It doesn't stand up to use by real travelers!

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We really like our tire leveler - I think there's only been one occasion where our parking pad was level enough to go without it. As an added bonus, it would certainly slow down anyone trying to take off with our trailer.
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I have three:

1) Cordless drill with 3/4" socket for the BAL's
2) Torque wrench for the lugs
3) Tire pressure guage for TV and trailer tire pressure

Use #1 & #3 on every trip and #2 before every long trip. Safe towing a must.

Next to those would be my mid-1930's Waring "Blendor" two speed blender. Makes the best frozen drinks I've ever made. 70 years old and still going strong!
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So many to pick from.....

Bottle/ Wine opener is definitely one.
Duct tape sure is handy and a must for those unexpected situations.
But my new favorite handy airstream item is the no battery hand crank flashlights...never need to worry about it going dead and it has built in flashers for a road side emergency. I bought 3 more at Costco for stocking stuffers for Christmas..
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We bought some of those bright yellow 'lego blocks' for the last trip..works great!..we also bought the orange block that the trailer 'crank stem' sits on, keeps it on ground level.
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So many to pick from.....

Bottle/ Wine opener is definitely one.
Duct tape sure is handy and a must for those unexpected situations.
But my new favorite handy airstream item is the no battery hand crank flashlights...never need to worry about it going dead and it has built in flashers for a road side emergency. I bought 3 more at Costco for stocking stuffers for Christmas..
Haven't seen any post from you lately Brent, I thought you might have gone on a lonnnnng camping trip and forgotten about us. How are things with the Airstream. Did you get your final warranty items fixed?
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