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Old 06-27-2011, 09:17 PM   #29
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Is replacing rivets something I should be prepared to do?
Are you full-timing? I can't really thinking of a situation where replacing a rivet would be an emergency.

I think if a rivet popped out then you could probably wait to replace it until you were home.
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:41 PM   #30
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I've been working on this as long as I've had our Airstream. Still haven't figured it all out. I have a list, gleaned from other postings on this same subject on other threads. I figure I should just bring all tools available. Oh, yeah, and the wife, seriously, who else is going to tell me when I've screwed up?
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:08 PM   #31
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Large ratchet wrench set with inch and metric, tool box full of tools, aluminum and duct tape, Woodall's manual on how to fix things, all the info that came with the trailer, grease, bearing packer (I've had a bearing go far from a town), compressor—one that runs off battery and not the cigarette lighter, ladder, window cleaner, paper towels, many sizes of screwdrivers, hammer, mallet, torque wrench, blocks of scrap wood, clothes I can get really dirty, rivet gun and rivets, work gloves, mechanic's wire, washers of various sizes, fuses, tire repair kit, sealant for those inevitable leaks, regular size and giant size channel locks, needle nose pliers, linesmen's pliers, wire striper, electrical tape, magnet, mirror, flashlights—and probably more that I can't remember now. I've thought about bringing a drill and charger, but I had to stop some place.

It's good to have a list of Airstream dealers and Airstream service center number if you need to find out more information.

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Old 06-28-2011, 12:02 AM   #32
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Hi, way too many items to list so I will just show you a picture of some of the stuff that goes into my Lincoln. I keep it ready, on a hand truck, between trips.
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:30 AM   #33
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I keep mine weeded down to a bare minimum. A fractional socket set, fractional wrench set, adjustable wrench, phillips and slotted screwdrivers, pliers, hammer, wire cutters, rivet gun kit, WD40 and duct tape.
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:50 AM   #34
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I'm thinking that some company must offer a pre-packaged automotive or maybe a trucking tool kit that would have most of the essential stuff in a molded case.

I love the molded cases. Keep things from rattling, and in my case, I instantly know which tools I have just lost forever by looking at the empty spots where I forgot to replace them.
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:11 AM   #35
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Hi, way too many items to list so I will just show you a picture of some of the stuff that goes into my Lincoln. I keep it ready, on a hand truck, between trips.
I now know why some buy a 1 ton instead of a 3/4 ton.
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:14 AM   #36
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I'm thinking that some company must offer a pre-packaged automotive or maybe a trucking tool kit that would have most of the essential stuff in a molded case.

I love the molded cases. Keep things from rattling, and in my case, I instantly know which tools I have just lost forever by looking at the empty spots where I forgot to replace them.
They do. I saw one in Home Depot the last time I was there. IIRC, it was a Kobalt brand.
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:19 AM   #37
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I just saw some on the J.C. Whitney site, too, that look good. I personally will never do business with Whitney again in this lifetime, but they gave me some ideas what's out there. I think a fitted case for the tools that come with a kit, that also had room in the bottom of the case for some extras. For example, I consider a soldering iron and multimeter as essential, in addition to a decent set of SAE wrenches that at least go up to 3/4" or so I have to wonder How many metric tools do you really need driving a 'US branded' truck and towing an airstream? I know some appliances and misc. will have metric nuts, but I am thinking that a very small adjustable wrench probably takes care of 90% of the metric sockets that seem to be taking up about half of most kits.

I haven't owned a US truck in six years, though. We're driving vehicles you cannot even import to the USA, so I might be out of touch. Do F-250s use metric bolts?
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:44 AM   #38
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I bought a large Kobalt socket set at Lowe's that came in a plastic case. Metric and inch, and both are needed. Lots of deep sockets. It also came with lots of tips for a screwdriver (included) that also fit on my drill. Long gone are the days when one regular and one Philips head tip were all you needed—star drives of various sizes are necessary. The face plate on our converter had star drives and I was glad last week when I replaced the converter I had those tips. I did have to buy a set of extensions for the socket drivers (3 different sizes came with it) as there weren't enough with the set. A good buy for about $75.

A lot of the tools are kept in a cheap Stanley plastic tool box. Not all that sturdy, but lighter than steel.

I just noticed the OP asked what you keep in your trailer—just about nothing. It all goes into the truck.

The best deal I saw for a good compressor was at Costco. Pumps well over 100 psi, attaches to the battery and has an integral pressure gauge. it was about $60. All I could find online were for hundreds. Last time I was at Costco I didn't see it though, but if I were looking for one, that's where I would check. Can"t remember the brand (that's not much help).

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Who are the remaining US tool makers who might have a kit? Snap-On? Rigid? Craftsman used to be, but not so much anymore. I'm burnt out on imported tools that have more than one moving part. Anvils and hammers seem to be okay imported.
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Anvils and hammers seem to be okay imported.
We like to bring our anvil collection with us too and keep them in the trailer. A little extra weight, but it is so comforting to have them with us.

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I went to my Lowe's looking for a socket recently and it looked like they were getting entirely out of the mechanics tools business... the kobalt displays were virtually barren. Or perhaps they are going to switch lines. Ended up having to go to Home Depot to find the socket i needed.
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:18 AM   #42
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The Kobalt display at Lowe's last week was intact in Grand Jct. I bought two needle nose and a lineman's pliers; some were on sale. Maybe they are clearing out. Seems like Lowe's and Home Depot are carrying only one line of anything more and more and I have to go to multiple stores to find what I want. The aisles get more crowded with displays and it is hard to get around. I am more likely to buy online because there is a selection and better prices.

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