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Old 08-28-2013, 04:16 PM   #15
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Gosh, you guys keep reminding me of the stuff I didn't mention. How much does my rig weigh again?


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Old 08-28-2013, 04:59 PM   #16
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Channel Locks in the city water hookup compartment and latex gloves.
Arthritic hands have a hard time getting the hose tight enough.

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Old 08-28-2013, 05:45 PM   #17
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Corkscrew & cap lifter for when you need a drink after discovering you don't have the right tools.
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:56 PM   #18
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Thanks for all the great ideas; please keep them coming. I went by Harbor Freight today and picked up, a small soft side tool bag. I intend to put a large tool box in truck and put the small tool bag inside the Airstream so I don't have to lug a heavy box around. It pays to check out Harbor Freight coupons as I got a free set of screw drivers with their add coupon with my purchase. Granted, they aren't high dollar ones but they will serve the purpose.
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:58 PM   #19
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I organize my tools with a combination of a few types of bags

Main bag is an 18 inch dewault bag - then I have a roll up multi tool organizer with various basic tools - pliers - screwdrivers etc - then a couple roll ups for metric and standard wrenches - then a few Klein zipper bags with sockets and a few other assorted needs

Oh and a torque wrench
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:22 PM   #20
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The two tools I have consistently used are a big, flat head screwdriver and a socket set with some small sockets. Duct tape and WD40 is never far away.
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Old 08-31-2013, 02:21 AM   #21
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Hey Protag: in your photo of the WD40 and duct tape, I didn't see the credit card that you also mentioned. Would you please repost the photo to include the credit card, and don't forget to focus clearly on the numbers, expiration date, and of course give us the code on the back as well.

With my tool wish list getting longer, that sure would be helpful. I can understand if you don't want to put it out there publicly, so if you want to PM me, that would work as well. Just trying to be considerate you know

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Old 08-31-2013, 04:15 AM   #22
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.......teflon tape, plumbers putty, JB Weld, hose washers, drill/bits, jumper cables/ tow strap (in the tv), food grade silicone spray, hack saw, file, assorted elec connectors/ crimpers, single malt Scotch.

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Old 08-31-2013, 06:53 AM   #23
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Glad to see everyone is carrying such a vast array of tools. I think I will simply go door to door at the campground and borrow what I may need
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:57 AM   #24
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Glad to see everyone is carrying such a vast array of tools. I think I will simply go door to door at the campground and borrow what I may need

Great Idea and that way I willno need to worry about to much weight
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:00 AM   #25
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that is too funny!
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:39 PM   #26
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Handy tool

I always carry a compact floor jack which fits in a fairly small carrying case. It is great when tongue jack fails, for flats, etc. One never has enough 2 by 6 by 12 blocks. Three- way water connectors are often useful.
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:23 PM   #27
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Right on Crusty

Never leave home with out the courage to face a problem and the proper vessel with which to drink it..... I'll take mine with blue cheese stuffed olive thank you...

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Old 09-05-2013, 03:04 PM   #28

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Thumbs up Every time.....

.......a tool thread starts I have to post this.

Tools explained.

DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted project which you had carefully set in the corner where nothing could get to it.

WIRE WHEEL: Cleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere under the workbench with the speed of light . Also removes fingerprints and hard-earned calluses from fingers in about the time it takes you to say, 'Oh sh--!'

SKIL SAW: A portable cutting tool used to make studs too short.

PLIERS: Used to round off bolt heads. Sometimes used in the creation of blood-blisters.

BELT SANDER: An electric sanding tool commonly used to convert minor touch-up jobs into major refinishing jobs.

HACKSAW: One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board principle... It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion, and the more you attempt to influence its course, the more dismal your future becomes.

VISE-GRIPS: Generally used after pliers to completely round off bolt heads. If nothing else is available, they can also be used to transfer intense welding heat to the palm of your hand.

OXYACETYLENE TORCH: Used almost entirely for lighting various flammable objects in your shop on fire. Also handy for igniting the grease inside the wheel hub out of which you want to remove a bearing race.

TABLE SAW: A large stationary power tool commonly used to launch wood projectiles for testing wall integrity.

HYDRAULIC FLOOR JACK: Used for lowering an automobile to the ground after you have installed your new brake shoes , trapping the jack handle firmly under the bumper.

BAND SAW: A large stationary power saw primarily used by most shops to cut good aluminum sheet into smaller pieces that more easily fit into the trash can after you cut on the inside of the line instead of the outside edge.

TWO-TON ENGINE HOIST: A tool for testing the maximum tensile strength of everything you forgot to disconnect.

PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER: Normally used to stab the vacuum seals under lids or for opening old-style paper-and-tin oil cans and splashing oil on your shirt; but can also be used, as the name implies, to strip out Phillips screw heads.

STRAIGHT SCREWDRIVER: A tool for opening paint cans.. Sometimes used to convert common slotted screws into non-removable screws and butchering your palms.

PRY BAR: A tool used to crumple the metal surrounding that clip or bracket you needed to remove in order to replace a 50 cent part.

HOSE CUTTER: A tool used to make hoses too short.

HAMMER: Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used as a kind of divining rod to locate the most expensive parts adjacent the object we are trying to hit.

UTILITY KNIFE: Used to open and slice through the contents of cardboard cartons delivered to your front door; works particularly well on contents such as seats, vinyl records, liquids in plastic bottles, collector magazines, refund checks, and rubber or plastic parts. Especially useful for slicing work clothes, but only while in use.

SON-OF-A-BITCH TOOL: (A personal favorite!) Any handy tool that you grab and throw across the garage while yelling 'Son of a BITCH!' at the top of your lungs. It is also, most often, the next tool that you will need.


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