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Old 11-18-2013, 09:07 AM   #15
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Having just read a thread on leaks, I came back here to add an item.

I always carry some butyl tape to use as a quick and effective, temporary fix for shell or window leaks.
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:25 AM   #16
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Having just read a thread on leaks, I came back here to add an item.

I always carry some butyl tape to use as a quick and effective, temporary fix for shell or window leaks.
Thanks for the tip.
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:19 AM   #17
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Why load your rig down with hundreds of extra pounds of stuff you might but probably won't need?

1. Roll of duct tape
2. Can of fix a flat
3. Cell phone and charger
4. Six Pack
5. Comfy chair.

Experience tells me that no matter how much crap you wedge in you"ll always need what you haven't packed.
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:41 AM   #18
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Why load your rig down with hundreds of extra pounds of stuff you might but probably won't need?

1. Roll of duct tape
2. Can of fix a flat
3. Cell phone and charger
4. Six Pack
5. Comfy chair.

Experience tells me that no matter how much crap you wedge in you"ll always need what you haven't packed.
Pure genius and a very Kiwi approach! I might just ignore 1-3 though.
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Old 11-21-2013, 05:56 AM   #19
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WD40 if it's stuck

Duct tape if it's loose.

Marine Tex if it's cracked.

Zip-ties if it's all three.


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Old 11-23-2013, 03:22 AM   #20
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WD40 if it's stuck

Duct tape if it's loose.

Marine Tex if it's cracked.

Zip-ties if it's all three.


Bob
And beer and a comfy chair if it's all a bit too much bother?
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:08 AM   #21
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First, a decent tool kit. No point in having spares if you can't install them.
Optional - multi-meter, cordless drill and rivet gun.
Extra bulbs and fuses. Hot water heater thermal switch kit (small, not expensive)
As much documentation as you can get. Parts books, manuals, service manuals. Almost all can be down loaded for free as pdf files. You can use a smart phone, laptop or tablet to read them. Knowledge is power.
Money...you can buy most of the parts that break on the road. Airstream uses many of the same parts that are used on other trailers. I've bought repair parts from RV shops, hardware stores and auto parts stores.
Finally, be ready to by-pass, patch or ignore many failures. Heater goes out, get a small space heater. Stove doesn't work, get a camp stove. Hot water out, by-pass the automatic switches and use it manually.

All of the spare parts I carry will fit in a small cigar box.

Mostly, just have fun.
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