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Old 11-03-2010, 08:19 PM   #15
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I live by the old adage, even the best shop is always one tool short...
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:25 PM   #16
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splitrock missed one

cash and a lot of it:d
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:46 PM   #17
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Women's tool kit:

Lipstick, hair brush, short dress, pained expression and a handful of any old tools.
Stand at side of trailer with hand on hip, screwdriver with ice cubes in other hand.
Wait for help.........
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:49 PM   #18
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Women's tool kit:

Lipstick, hair brush, short dress, pained expression and a handful of any old tools.
Stand at side of trailer with hand on hip, screwdriver with ice cubes in other hand.
Wait for help.........
I would stop!
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:33 PM   #19
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That is exactly how I got a giant truck tire changed for me in Death Valley. My girlfriend and I were actually going to attempt it but then we got giggling about the instructions on how never to do this on an incline when in fact that is where we got the flat tire, in a canyon on a 4WD road
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:21 AM   #20
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The AIRSTREAM FOURMS is by far the best tool.
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:59 AM   #21
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Here ye, here ye! Much agree!

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Old 11-04-2010, 08:04 AM   #22
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Women's tool kit:

Lipstick, hair brush, short dress, pained expression and a handful of any old tools.
Stand at side of trailer with hand on hip, screwdriver with ice cubes in other hand.
Wait for help.........
Ahh, the ice cubes! THAT'S what was missing!

Not to hijack the thread but... I was totally surprised when, last week, we had an emergency on I-95 and not one person stopped to see if they could help. Three women, two teen girls, 4 horses. Two flat tires. 5:30 on the highway. I was just surprised. But, guess my friend won't belittle me anymore about my inspecting tires, hitch, etc before I tow! Thankfully it all turned out okay - but transfering horses to another trailer on the interstate could have been really ugly. Harrowing experience.

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Old 11-04-2010, 08:43 AM   #23
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There are lots of tools that I could imagine brining with me, but exactly one that I never leave home without:



(Mine's blue.)

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Old 11-04-2010, 12:37 PM   #24
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Humor can be one of our best survival tools....
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:52 PM   #25
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must have tools

here's a few more that are extremely useful:

1. Electrical fish-tape (for finding access holes and fishing wire through the walls and finding where you can and can't go).
2. 3 sets of drill bits and hole saws
3. 20 different sizes of sheet, automotive and wood screws easily accessable
4. DeWalts best jig saw--just buy it!
5. a good router
6. dewalt rechargable flashlight
7. computer for searching for parts online--i think we use this tool the most.
8. olympic rivot shaver
9. big pieces of cardboard for demoing profiles
10. shop vac--you can't do precision work in a messy space

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Old 11-04-2010, 12:54 PM   #26
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More beer thoughts.

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PS.For all you beer lovers.Spending time in Belgium in my 20's I know what great beer should taste like.For some of you it won't matter,but try anything by New Belgium Brewing in Ft. Collins Fat Tire ,Tripel.Skinny Dip.They have it down.
For a real treat find Tripel Karmeleit.It is brewed in Belgium and sent to France to be bottled like a champagne would be!
My oldest son lives in Ft. Collins and introduced me to Fat Tire. One of my favorites and we get it on tap here in WI. I might also suggest a product of the New Glarus Brewery in New Glarus, WI, Spotted Cow, a really good beer.

By the way, when I was in my twenties all I knew about beer was that I didn't like Budweiser, Schlitz, or Hams. I did recognize that free beer was always good no matter what label.....
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Old 11-04-2010, 03:39 PM   #27
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TRIPLE A. Used it twice pulling my tt home to Texas from Georgia. WHO KNEW the truck would run out of gas so fast?? Live and Learn. Thankfully, we had a TT to wait in wit snacks and cold ones AND A bottle opener....was like Chevey Chase's vacation...we laughed till it hurt..and just hung out till AAA appeared in our rear view. GOOD TIMES..
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Old 11-04-2010, 03:41 PM   #28
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here's a few more that are extremely useful:

1. Electrical fish-tape (for finding access holes and fishing wire through the walls and finding where you can and can't go).
I need to check this one out. I've always wondered about this tool and now I need something like this for my Overlander.
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