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Old 05-22-2011, 03:10 PM   #1
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What's in YOUR tool box? (that's in your trailer)

Dont recall ever seeing this discussed...
I keep zipties, volt/ohm meter, various crimp or solder electrical connectors. Solder iron/solder, set of screwdrivers, wire cutters, socket set-metric and sae. Still gotta get tube of Vulcum to put in there...

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Old 05-22-2011, 04:30 PM   #2
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Better to say whats not in mine...
No welder, impact wrench, chain saw, lawn mower... but just about everything else

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Old 05-22-2011, 05:22 PM   #3
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Fuses, duct tape, butane soldering torch, pex crimp rings and crimper, sharkbite unions,rivets and rivet gun, cleacos, drill and bits,vom, 3m electric tape, various wrenches and screw drivers and hammers, extra marker and tail light bulbs, lots of zip ties, a small level, extra parts for Equalizer hitch.
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:24 PM   #4

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That's hard to say....whatever I need I seem to have left behind.
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"Sticks & stones can break your bones...and hail will dent your Airstream"

So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:25 PM   #5
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:29 PM   #6
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I never thought to bring a plumbing snake.
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:37 PM   #7
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Impact wrench, various air tools, Deep SAE impact sockets, rachet ties downs, extra balls, Chain Saw, On board Air compressor, and a whole bunch of other stuff I can't remember.
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:46 PM   #8
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I have a seperate box of rivets..i should get some clecos to throw in there too...after Iget my plumbing finished Ill probably keep a few crimp rings in there also...OH, i do have fuses also...If i EVER find a snake, im selling the trailer!
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:57 PM   #9
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I have a cup with various cheap screw drivers, pliers, vise grips, a file, tape measure and a little dosage syringe of Vulkem. Cheap because I either lose them or give them away to other campers. Its usually enough for our camping needs. Although one time the @$&@ Reese tongue lock broke and I couldn't unhitch. A friendly camper next door offered to get his .45 pistol to shoot it off. Hehe. Instead I pulled the receiver pin.

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Old 05-27-2011, 06:02 AM   #10
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I love the idea of having cheap tools in a cup to lose or give to other campers - I do that with snow brushes in Ohio winters - when I see someone scraping ice and snow with a credit card, I stop and give them a scraper/brush!

IDEA: Pick up tools cheap at garage sales (sometimes almost free) to help campers in need.
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:12 AM   #11
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The rear of this pickup IS the whole tool box...everything from a...reese straight hitch, spare tire, several cans of paint, large compressor, screen, hog hair paint brushes, screw drivers and three hundred feet of connectable airhose.
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:18 AM   #12
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:20 AM   #13
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you guys with compressors.....electric or gasoline powered?

I've become a big proponent of pneumatic tools over electric tools down here. Air tools are cheap and do well in a caustic environment. I am surprised to see several people here say they carry compressors, though, since they are heavy, and WAY noisy.

Is there any reason to take metric tools along?
(I'm a tool freak. I am making up my kit as I go. So far, after one trip in the AS, I have a level, channel lock pliers, and a cheapo set of sockets, various screwdriver bits etc. from Home Depot, and duct tape. More to come.)
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:57 AM   #14
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All of the above, plus torque wrenches and the best emergency roadside repair tool ever: annealed stainless steel aircaraft safety wire.

Air compressor: I always carry a little 12 volt one just for tire inflation and a "stop-n-go" tire plugger (save my bacon once!), sometimes a small Porter-Cable pancake style compressor if I actually expect that I'm gonna' need to use air tools (then I take along 2400 watt Yamaha generator) ... and just occasionally a smallish portable air tank. It's big enough to top off several tires or shoot a few rivets or run an impact wrench long enough to remove and replace the blades on my tractor's bush hog mower.

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