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Posted: 12/09/19 09:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

naturist wrote:

The Racing Law probably saved you: the only part that will ever break is the one for which you have no spare. Glad you had a great trip.


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Better to have it & not need it, then need it & not have it (especially if the subject involves potentially being stranded in the middle of nowhere or along side an insanely busy interstate somewhere)


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Posted: 12/09/19 03:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you're not going to carry the tools and equipment necessary to rebuild a nuclear submarine or aircraft carrier, there's no point leaving your driveway. [emoticon]

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There are a few things you need to take. Oh sure, you can buy stuff on the road, but that's why I own 2 basin wrenches and 3 caulking guns.


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Serpentine belts seem to last FOREVER. I swapped one on my E150 over 10 years ago and threw the old one in the cubby with the jack because it still looked good. Buy quality : OEM, Dayco or Gates.

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Soooooo....you mean I don't need to carry that spare trailer axle around with me?


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Posted: 12/09/19 03:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Veebyes wrote:

Soooooo....you mean I don't need to carry that spare trailer axle around with me?
Just one?

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Yup, this topic reminds me of the amount of stuff I took when setting out as a full timer. I had a bunch of tools, misc hardware, plenty of heavy dishes, way more clothing than needed. After the stent as a full timer, I cut way back. Each trip I cut back even further. Now for tools, I keep only very basic tools plus a caulk gun. I cut the kitchen stuff way back. Much less clothing. Very few extras and spares for anything. I have gotten rid of hundreds of pounds of stuff. Life is easier without all of that stuff plus I don't pay the cost of toting it around for tens of thousands of miles.

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colliehauler wrote:

Veebyes wrote:

Soooooo....you mean I don't need to carry that spare trailer axle around with me?
Just one?



Just one. But for a few years I was carrying around a couple brake drums & brake plates as well. Right now I have spare truck brake pads bought for an Alaskan trip recently. No such thing as next day delivery if you are in the wilds of Canada. No such thing as Autozone anywhere within many days driving either.

The carry my own spares boater in me is still very much alive.

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Posted: 12/09/19 09:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I cary a large assortment of tools when I travel far with or without the trailer. I have very rarely needed most of the tools for myself, but I rarely get thru a weekend without using my tools to help another camper who was less prepared.


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Posted: 12/09/19 10:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The tools I carry are are almost never used on the rig. They get used on the bicycles, the gennies, the grill...


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