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Old 02-24-2007, 08:26 AM   #1
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What's in your Airstream toolbox?

What tools and related supplies do you pack when you go camping for Airstream or tow vehicle emergencies or repair work?

Some things we never leave home without are:
  • duct tape
  • wire ties
  • socket set
  • hammer
  • pliers
  • wheel jack
  • lug nut remover
  • flashlight
  • small pry bar
  • screwdrivers
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Old 02-24-2007, 08:32 AM   #2
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Also:
  • vise grips
  • multi meter
  • channel locks
  • swiss army knife
  • rope
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Old 02-24-2007, 09:03 AM   #3
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Old 02-24-2007, 09:35 AM   #4
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Also:
  • sidecutters
  • electrical tape
  • two small hose clamps
  • small roll putty
  • 5 min epoxy
  • crescent wrench
  • flare nut wrenches
  • rags
  • hand cleaner
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Old 02-24-2007, 10:13 AM   #5
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I found that for fast secure belly pan fixes on the road, stainless steel pan head screws do the job, so I take several sizes with me, in addition to much of the above, and my cordless drill.
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Old 02-24-2007, 11:10 AM   #6
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In addition to most of what has already been mentioned (what’s a channel lock remover?) my “travel kit” also includes a number of other spare parts and maintenance items.

- spare set of bulbs
- spare set of fuses
- graphite spray
- silicone spray
- electronic contact cleaner spray
- spare hose/faucet washers
- 12 volt air compressor
- tow rope
- wheel bearing grease
- Teflon grease
- spray bomb flat tire inflater
- tube of di-electric grease
- tube of battery terminal grease
- tire pressure gauge
- spare hot water tank plug
- battery terminal cleaner
- spare hitch pin/lock key
- spare Hensley kit (just got the Hensley)
- 1 bottle jack
- 1 axle stand
- 1 high density foam type mattress pad
- 12 volt trouble light
- 4-way wheel wrench
- torque wrench
- CD – the best of Willie Nelson

When I look at the list it seems kinda long – but it packs to be pretty compact – and – with the exception of the bottle jack – there is not a lot of weight. There is nothing on the list that hasn’t seen good use – if not by me – then by a neighbour.


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Torque wrench is a must have as are fuses along with most of what's been said here.
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Which includes "On the Road Again"?
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The first item into my AS tool kit was a kit box of three semi-rig emergency reflector triangles, the kind w/ cast iron inserts to keep trucks from blowing them down... ($8 at Northern Tools outlet store in Hudson Wiscosin) I know they are kind of heavy to carry around, I'm thinking if I don't get run over trying to place them correctly they might save someone else grief when Murphy's Law is richly rewarding me when old Murphy has got me playing on the road again...
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Which includes "On the Road Again"?
... kind of our motoring anthem ...


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When I look at the list it seems kinda long – but it packs to be pretty compact – and – with the exception of the bottle jack – there is not a lot of weight.
I just finished building custom partitions, shelving and a tool box in the back of my truck under the cap using the pre-formed slots in the bed liner. The whole thing is made of two by fours and two by sixes which slide into the bed liner grooves. I got tired of all the camping gear piled on top of each other in disorganized heap which only got worse during the duration of the camping trip. I even have a custom space with a hinged lid near the tailgate in an easy to reach location to hold the hitch, grease, and weight distribution bars. Everything is easily removed if I need the space to carry furniture or something else that is large and warrants the removal of the partitions.
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I just thought of something else we always pack -- a roll of velcro or, to use the proper parlance, "hook and loop"!

And a pair of scissors.
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