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Old 01-02-2018, 09:26 PM   #31
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What tools do you carry?

I also bring one of these along, because, well, you never know when you might have to dig yourself out of a difficult spot! ;-)

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I also bring one of these along, because, well, you never know when you might have to dig yourself out if a difficult spot! ;-)

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Old 01-03-2018, 07:48 AM   #33
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How about Pex repair tools/supplies?
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:56 AM   #34
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My spares and tools I carry change with the 'mission'. When I'm towing my racecar trailer up and down the interstate, just spare parts, cam sensor, belt, hoses, fuses and a tire tools and Rotella motor oil, 10-ton bottle jack. The trailer is stocked with tools.

If it's an offroad adventure, I add a small 12v compressor and extra tire valve cores, plug kit w/less than 2yr old glue. Green Slime. Sometimes a second spare tire. Small 12v electric Diesel fuel pump and 10ft hose. Funnel. Electrical bag consisting of more fuses, 10ft lengths of wire, switches, stripper, crimper and various crimp ends, nuts, bolts, fittings left over from the last project on the van. Hand tools, small folding saw, axe and hatchet, hammer, extra parcord and ratchet straps, headlamp, flashlights, then tool bag w/wrenches, sockets, screwdrivers, tubing clamp, radiator hose hook tool, cordless drill and bits and tips. Gorrilla tape and hose clamps. 4ft Length of chain and 20ft tow strap. 1/2" shackles. Highlift jack w/sand base and 2 hooks/straps attachment. 2 ton come-along, extra 25ft cable and 2 line pulleys. Small shackles. Leather gloves for recovery operations. Small tube CV joint grease, brake fluid, ATF, WD40.
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:58 AM   #35
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Something I try to practice in interpersonal relationships:

"If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging!"


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I also bring one of these along, because, well, you never know when you might have to dig yourself out of a difficult spot! ;-)

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What tools do you carry?

Between myself, 1der and Arctictraveller it seemed like we had enough tools to open up a fairly well stocked supply store down in Baja. A good bit of it was put to use repairing one of my rear shocks that pulled out of the threaded cap on the way into the bluff spot. We were able to file and chase the damaged thread with a machinistís knife and a scriber and get it secured back in place with lots of zip ties holding the shock compressed so it could be re-threaded back in place with lock tight. Rayís new Hummer jack came in quite handy for the operation too.....

Along with much of the tools/gear already mentioned, I always have some nice 2X10 pieces of wood, used for jack base, leveling or as backing plates. Also carry ratchet straps, bailing wire, rescue tape(fuses to itself, great for hose mending), extra belt, fuel filter, air filters and fluids. Files, a machinistís knife and an updated arsenal of larger box wrenches in tool rolls will be added, as well as red locktight.



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Thanks you to all who have contributed thus far. This is really going to help me prepare in the future(even though i won't be off the beaten path at all).

One thing i'm surprised no one has said is an OBD2(for 1996+ yrs) scan tool. Even a cheap one would help point you in the right direction.
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One thing i'm surprised no one has said is an OBD2(for 1996+ yrs) scan tool. Even a cheap one would help point you in the right direction.
There is one built into my scangauge, but if there wasn't, I'd still have one of some kind. When a coil fails, there is no other way to determine which cylinder might be at fault. Fortunately, all my failed coils have happened near home, but I still needed the scanner to tell me which one. So far though,nothing else has failed that set a code, but when something does, hopefully it will tell me what it is.
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Yep ^^^ Definitely. I always have a scan tool close by. Priceless with any modern vehicle.

As for the pex tools Marret mentioned, very good call. When I redid my first SMB I used all PEX and since my home has no PEX in it (at least not that size/kind) I always kept my PEX tool and a few general fittings in the van with me. The most important fitting is a CAP! You can cap off anywhere and preserve most of your system on a trip, or at least that's the idea.
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Since my original post I’ve added several additional items including, a small mirror on a stick, and a similar magnet. I lost another COP on the trail a few weeks back and I dropped the hold down bolt into the valley. Without the magnet, I’d still be looking for it. I also now carry a spare idler, belt,coil, fuel pump, u-joints, tubing wrenches, a brake line, plenty of wood blocks to assist in dropping the fuel tank when the next fuel pump barfs, a bottle jack,gorilla tape, a bigger assortment of nuts and bolts, solder and a soldering iron, fuel pressure gauge,and more. I rarely use any of this stuff but since I mostly travel solo in very remote places, I want to be able to self rescue if needed.
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