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Old 08-15-2007, 04:16 PM   #15
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Don't you flip the front wheel outward to put it on the back, and vice versa (depending on the location of the rear flat)? Seems to me I have heard this before.

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You would put the "good" tire facing outwards on the rear, and the flat inside the truck, not on the ground.
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Old 08-15-2007, 04:18 PM   #16
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tires

are all the same on our 345. Also think about belts, we have a larger than usual alternator and it takes a non stock belt. We also have Good Sam ERS and they are great. We broke down on a Sunday once (SOB Moho) and they towed us to a campground so we could spend the night before finding a mechanic to fix it. They are very good about giving you call backs and checking on your status. You should have a fitting in the curb side rear compartment for your air compressor, we also carry 50' of air hose and fittings to fill up our tires. Should be a fun shopping expedition at Colaws!!
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Old 08-15-2007, 04:22 PM   #17
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Also...rivets & zip ties
Is there an assortment of rivet sizes that should be in the tool box?

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Old 08-15-2007, 04:22 PM   #18
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Michael's not home, so I afraid I'm not much help, but I know he carries an extra fuel filter.

I, also, am a fan of Good Sam Emergency Road Service. We were stranded,in a parking lot, on a Sunday morning. They sent someone out, he took the doghouse off, and fixed the problem, and showed Michael what to do if it happened again before we got home.

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Old 08-15-2007, 04:39 PM   #19
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I try to carry an assortment of tools like the ones mentioned also bulbs and other msc. and Good Sam's Road Side Service card used it a couple times works great for tire changes and broken Tow Vehicles too and you dont even get dirty.....
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Old 08-15-2007, 04:59 PM   #20
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We have Good Sam Road Service and hope to never use it but have heard its very good.
Volt meter, fuses, both for the chassis and the RV side. A roll of 12 gauge wire and alligator clips, electrical tape, (I know where the problems happen) set of belts, fuel filters, we have two. I carry a spare tire mounted on the proper size rim but don't ever expect to see me out there trying to jack Chummy up in the air.
I also like to always have a bottle of single barrel bourbon on board and a little distilled water. Buffalo Chase is my current favorite. Good luck and have a great time on your trip.
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Old 08-15-2007, 07:28 PM   #21
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I also carry a piece of butyl putty tape. Useful for stopping a leak until you can get a real fix. I've even used it on suspected leak spots and if that wasn't it, just remove it and try another spot.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who carries a torque wrench.
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Old 08-15-2007, 07:58 PM   #22
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Great list of stuff - some extras that I carry include:

Various sizes of small hose clamps (fix a pex leak)
Small pipe wrench (get an aluminum model - campground plumbing fixes)
hammer (those tent pegs need a pounding)
multi tool
crimp tool and assorted wire fasteners
can opener (OK - there is one in the kitchen drawer but you never know when you need a spare - I hate broke off pop tops )
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Old 08-15-2007, 08:25 PM   #23
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Travel Light!

I'd like to say, "I travel light", nothing more than a "Credit Card and Cell Phone". But with a 1968 International Travelall for a tow rig, I take everything everyone has said, add to it, waterpump, starter, alt., belts, u-joints, floorjack, jackstands, bearing grease, etc.... So much for "romance" of vintage!
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Old 08-15-2007, 08:28 PM   #24
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I'd like to say, "I travel light", nothing more than a "Credit Card and Cell Phone". But with a 1968 International Travelall for a tow rig, I take everything everyone has said, add to it, waterpump, starter, alt., belts, u-joints, floorjack, jackstands, bearing grease, etc.... So much for "romance" of vintage!
If that's light - I would hate to see what you call HEAVY.....
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Old 08-15-2007, 09:38 PM   #25
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If that's light - I would hate to see what you call HEAVY.....
"Heavy" would be an engine hoist, industrial generator, lathes, and milling machines.
In all seriousness, I carry a basic socket set, deep and shallow, metric and standard, and wrenches to match. A phillips and flatblade screwdriver, channel lock pliers, vice grips, a hammer, voltmeter, jumper cables, and small air compressor. If I need more than that, I can get it at the auto parts store I am getting parts from.
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This guy better have every tool listed here plus a fully stocked bar and a great attorney: boortz.com: More Boortz Redneck Scrap Book

And I thought I was a redneck...
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Old 08-16-2007, 11:03 AM   #27
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19.2 volt right angle cordless drill. Great for raising/lowering the BALs and for drilling out rivets in tight quarters. I carry a pair of safety glasses. Drilling aluminum overhead can get nasty.
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I think I'll just follow all of you around. Then I won't have to pack a toolbox.

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