Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-28-2011, 11:21 AM   #43
Rivet Master
 
Goal15's Avatar
 
2006 23' Safari SE
Dallas , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,673
Images: 1
Maybe its taking longer to sell down the Kobalt tools in Grand Junction than here, because i did notice that what tools were left were deeply discounted.
__________________

__________________
Goal15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2011, 11:47 AM   #44
Well Preserved

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,191
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gringo View Post
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.
The Cornwell tool truck has a nice set, but at $600, I don't think I'd want to buy it just to leave in the trailer on the off-chance I may need them.

Quote:
Originally Posted by CrawfordGene View Post
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.

Gene
You never know when Wile E Coyote might stop by, and need to borrow one of your spare anvils...
__________________

__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2011, 12:05 PM   #45
3 Rivet Member
 
jspafford's Avatar
 
2006 25' Safari FB SE
San Diego , California
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 103
I think the most versatile tool I've seen used is the six-pack in the hand of the guy coming over to borrow my tools.
__________________
John and Lynn,
Silvia ('06 25' Safari SE FB) and Silvester ('05 Chevy Express 3500)
jspafford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2011, 12:08 PM   #46
one of those
 
Gringo's Avatar
 
2011 27 FB International
'03 F250 PSD , Airstream summers, Catalac winters
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,091
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrawfordGene View Post
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.

Gene
especially if you run across a ball pein convention at a campground somewhere.
__________________
A Blog from the Devil's Triangle
http://2gringos.blogspot.com/
Gringo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 08:59 AM   #47
retired USA/USAF

 
2001 30' Excella
Somerset , New Jersey
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,157
I get the dilemma about metric vs. SAE tools. I find though that metric is more versitile. I guess they have smaller increments than SAE tools so they will more often fit both SAE and metric fasteners. I don't think the reverse is true to the same degree. SAE used to have some odd ball sizes ( like 25/32 ) that I found would often work but we don't see them much any more. Six pointed sockets are my choice. I have rounded too many rusty bolts using the 12pts. The tool I seem to need the most is the "ONE" I don't have. So where do you pull the plug on this subject. Maybe I'll just hire a Snap-On truck to follow me.
__________________
Roger in NJ

" Democracy is the worst form of government. Except for all the rest"
Winston Churchill 1948

TAC - NJ 18

polarlyse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2011, 04:09 PM   #48
2 Rivet Member
 
2017 30' Classic
Lexington , Kentucky
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 97
Images: 2
I'm picking up my new 2012 FC 25FB next month, and I'm trying to put together a tool box for traveling. One question, does Airstream use metric or SAE nuts, fasteners, etc.?
__________________
wlanford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2011, 04:16 PM   #49
3 Rivet Member
 
Bigcgar's Avatar

 
2015 25' FB International
2011 23' International
Larkspur , Colorado
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 175
It's American made. Not metric
__________________
Allan & Vicki
Larkspur, CO
Be well, fish on!
Bigcgar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2011, 04:58 PM   #50
3 Rivet Member
 
Bigcgar's Avatar

 
2015 25' FB International
2011 23' International
Larkspur , Colorado
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 175
I got a really nice complete set of tools at Costco for $100 which includes most everything I need excluding power tools. I keep it in my TV so I'll have them whenever I need them. I have separate set of tools in my home, which I prefer so if I'm out and some at home needs a tool I don't have the only set.
__________________
Allan & Vicki
Larkspur, CO
Be well, fish on!
Bigcgar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2011, 05:55 PM   #51
Rivet Master
 
RangerJay's Avatar
 
2002 19' Bambi
Northwestern Ontario , - on the backside of the map and just above the big green spot
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 818
Images: 44
My tool kit is pretty complete - similar to many in this thread - but 3 "oddities" not mentioned that have served me well:
  • a 4-way wheel wrench complete with a 4 foot section of pipe to add leverage (no more issues with seized lug nuts - and the pipe is a GREAT fire poker);
  • a single axle stand (UNBELIEVABLE the number of uses this thing has been put to); and,
  • a 1/2 inch closed cell sleeping roll (MUCH more comfortable working under a trailer or truck).


Jay
__________________
Bambi - 2002 (The Toaster)
Pathfinder - 2009 (The Buggy)

"I'm not young enough to know everything ....."
(Oscar Wilde)
RangerJay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2011, 10:47 PM   #52
Rivet Master
 
Gene's Avatar
 
2008 25' Safari FB SE
Grand Junction , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 10,840
Metric or inch? Both. AC good set of ratchet wrenches are indispensable and will have standard and deep sockets in both metric and inch. Regardless of what the Airstream has, other things may be metric including the tow vehicle. I bought an $80 set at Lowe's that has all that and many tips for screwdrivers or drills for the multiple screw styles now used—star drives are getting popular and there a several sizes. The set came in a plastic box and goes on the truck floor behind the front seats and the tool box sits on it.

Gene
__________________
Gene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 06:38 PM   #53
3 Rivet Member
 
captmatt's Avatar
 
1986 31' Sovereign
Naples , Florida
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 149
Images: 7
I have rethought my tool box... I'm taking it all with me that I can use without power. Thanks to a few successes on DIY projects thanks to this and other forums. My tools are compact and I have room in the truck!
__________________
So where is the hiking trail?
captmatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2011, 12:17 AM   #54
1 Rivet Member
 
1975 31' Sovereign
1968 26' Overlander
Lost Angeles , California
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 17
Images: 1
Everything. I have two 8' long toolboxes on the back of my truck, two smaller boxes mounted underneath, one that goes in the cab of my truck with all my hand tools and one canvas carry bag that is baby blue with matching hand tools and gloves for the wife.

I can build you a house or just fix the leak under the sink.
__________________
All I need is a some solar panels, and a place to park outside the smog of LA.

1968 Airstream Overlander
1975 Airstream Sovereign
TV = 1997 Ford F250HD Powerstroke
hartley1212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2011, 12:23 AM   #55
1 Rivet Member
 
1975 31' Sovereign
1968 26' Overlander
Lost Angeles , California
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 17
Images: 1
WD40, large impact socket for hubs in case bearings need changin'
__________________
All I need is a some solar panels, and a place to park outside the smog of LA.

1968 Airstream Overlander
1975 Airstream Sovereign
TV = 1997 Ford F250HD Powerstroke
hartley1212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2011, 05:38 AM   #56
Rivet Master
 
Lothlorian's Avatar
 
1973 27' Overlander
Loganville , Georgia
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,733
Pretty much everything listed above. I have two small carry around tool bags. I have a tool for every job I may encounter. I also have a rivet gun with different size rivets. I keep teflon and electrical tape, glues, batteries, wire, wire nuts, screws and nuts and bolts.

My traveling tools are from old sets, flea markets, and cheap on sale sets.

Brian
__________________

__________________
Brian & Adrienne
Lothlorian is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Storage Solutions: battery box and new made-to-open twin beds whitefawn All Argosy Trailers 5 12-19-2014 03:33 PM
Cardboard Box Oven v2.0 + 20" Pizza GCinSC2 Stella's Kitchen 1 09-18-2011 04:28 PM
Termites in my Trailer acbolton Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 4 06-09-2011 09:36 AM
How do you deal with your trailer while exploring? mikescha On The Road... 18 02-21-2011 12:36 PM
A sad end to a wonderful trailer rmk110761 Airstream History 9 02-15-2011 10:12 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.