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Old 02-26-2007, 12:13 AM   #29
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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, 08:17 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).
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Old 02-28-2007, 06:52 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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Old 02-28-2007, 07:33 AM   #32
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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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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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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, 08:46 AM   #35
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Old 02-28-2007, 12:10 PM   #37
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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, 01:28 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.
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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!

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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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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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I have an 18V sawzall... Cordless is good.
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Old 02-28-2007, 04:48 PM   #42
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ouch - youse is brutal

Ok -ok, actually the cordless sawzall is for fire wood. Works really good up to about 3 i/2 inch stuff.
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