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Old 02-25-2007, 12:47 AM   #21
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Hi, I bring almost everything mentioned above plus a few really good credit cards.
Don't leave home without it!
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Old 02-25-2007, 07:31 AM   #22
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I want a 'Leon'....does this model come with all the tools?
he DOES, actually!
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:12 AM   #23
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I was about to panic until Barry added "Duct Tape" to the list! Why heck, the University of Maine offers graduate courses in "Duct Tape Use!" It's even common knowlege that the color of duct tape was carefully selected to match Airstream trailers.
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Old 02-25-2007, 02:22 PM   #24
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As yes, the infamous Duct Tape. It has saved my bacon a bunch of times over the years although I notice it's hard to get the good quality stuff now. I have to go to the commercial ducting supply places to get it, otherwise the stuff that you get elcheapo just doesn't cut the mustard. I can even repair my credit cards with them if my wife cuts them up so I can't buy more trailer and car parts .

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Old 02-25-2007, 05:40 PM   #25
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Hi, I bring almost everything mentioned above plus a few really good credit cards. I keep most of my tools in the tow vehicle.

Note: My wife brings me too; And I came with tools too, but my wife won't let me bring them all on Airstream trips. I would have to have a Box Van for a tow vehicle to bring all of my tools. So I do all my fix'n at home.
.............carry just about EVERYTHING with me when I travel since my service van is ALSO the TV for my 19CCD. If I don't have it in the van......YOU DON"T NEED IT!!
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Most of my problems are electrical or plumbing so I'll add: Teflon tape, Channel Lock pliers, a variety of spare wire, wire strippers, and wire nuts.

The other things that will ruin your day in a big way can be solved with a spare tire and a spare wheel bearing set.

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Old 02-25-2007, 06:56 PM   #27
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The most important tools I take along for working on the airstream are a coffee pot, and my ice tea jug. For me, knowing when to walk away for a few minutes to regroup and rethink is far and away my most useful mechanical skill.
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Old 02-25-2007, 08:25 PM   #28
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I actually have my Aviation tools, and my small tool box with sockets up to 7/8. Impact sockets up to 1 inch. torque wrench. Clear kote spray, grey spray paint. chaulking for shower. Vulkem. and the kitchen sink.
snorkling gear, wet suit, paddles, water shoes. Oh wait those are fun items! however they are tools too. ;-)
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I carry assorted tools, bulbs, tape duck and black, assorted screws, rivets, washers, plumbing parts, bottle jack, blocks, breaker bar 1/2, silver spray paint, WD40, silcone spray, butt connectors, wire, tire gauge, wheel bearing grease, hose washers, pipe dope, extension cord, cordless drill and saw, first aid kit, fire ext, all packed into a plastic tub that is carried in the truck. I think that covers most all of it.
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Old 02-26-2007, 07:17 AM   #30
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From the list of items received so far in this thread, I have started a checklist of Airstream toolbox items for anyone that wants a handy one page check list to print out (see attached pdf).
Well done and thanks.
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Old 02-28-2007, 05:52 AM   #31
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List has been updated

Thanks to everyone for the PM feedback on my first version of the toolbox list! I have incorporated the feedback and attached a new list. The new list is split into two sections now: 1) Airstream tool box and 2) Airstream safety items. I hope you find it useful!
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There is one additional tool that I always carry in Lucy, and have found very useful on numerous occasions. That is a strap wrench. Actually I carry two, a large one and a small one. Usuallt they are sold insets with one of each. I have found these very useful for tighteneing and loosening stubborn sewer fitting. They are also great for dealing with sink drain traps, and other general plumbing fixture duties. They are also quite useful for opening jars and bottles.
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Old 02-28-2007, 06:39 AM   #33
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I have found these very useful for tighteneing and loosening stubborn sewer fitting. They are also quite useful for opening jars and bottles.
Uhhh...Do you rinse them before opening the jars?
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Old 02-28-2007, 07:20 AM   #34
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Uhhh...Do you rinse them before opening the jars?
As a matter of fact, I do wash the rubber straps after each use. After all, I wouldn't want to get grape jam on my sewer pipe.
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Old 02-28-2007, 07:46 AM   #35
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As a matter of fact, I do wash the rubber straps after each use. After all, I wouldn't want to get grape jam on my sewer pipe.
Yeah, after the jam has been there it's hard to get it onto your toast without your wife gagging and throwing it (and possibly you) out the door.

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Old 02-28-2007, 12:28 PM   #38
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Wow - you guys really load up. I try to keep simple. The band aid approach. Temp fix until I can fix it correctly. Tools take space and add weight.

I want to be able to:
Change a tire
replace a fuse
Fix a leak

So I take basic hand tools for mechanical and electrical, a good multimeter, a cordless drill and sawzall. I tend to collect hardware and usually have an good assortment of fasteners, tie wraps, electrical tape, aluminum tape, and a variety of electrical terminals and wire.

My problem is getting rid of the excess I accumulate during a long trip. One of my favorite pastimes is finding old hardware stores that have not gone to computerized inventory control and browsing. I generally end up buying something I don't need and won't use.

Now, if I could just find that three way connector - - -

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I try to keep simple.....So I take basic hand tools...sawzall.
emphasis added!

Wow! I'm trying to think of the quick fix bandaid that tool will come in handy for, a weekend gut job on the road? That would be the only 110 volt tool on the list, and one of the heaviest!

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Wow! I'm trying to think of the quick fix bandaid that tool will come in handy for, a weekend gut job on the road? That would be the only 110 volt tool on the list, and one of the heaviest!
Yeah...what he said!

What on earth would you use a sawzall for in an Airstream toolbox?

Oh yeah, I know...in case you get locked out of the trailer! Haha!
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