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Old 11-01-2017, 02:02 PM   #1
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I'm just wondering what you all keep close at hand for emergency breakdowns while on the road. Jack size, flares, etc.
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Old 11-01-2017, 05:09 PM   #2
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To bad, I see you are in cincinnati, just was there, would have been fun to hang out.
I normally carry a jack, couple of pieces of wood a full toolkit, hoseclamps, couple of rubber fuel lines in different diameters, lightbulbs, belts and spare like alternators. My experience is that if you have a spare you won't need it. My spares are from the junkyard so there is not a lot of money in it and a cheap insurance.

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Old 11-01-2017, 05:27 PM   #3
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I carry a full set of hand tools... wrenches, sockets, pry bar, deep sockets, screwdrivers, allen wrenches, breaker bar, scan tools, serpentine belt, duct tape, bailing wire, hose clamps, 1/4" and 3/8" nylon air line flare kit (to splice a busted or cracked air line). oil, tranny fluid, coolant, 2 fire extuingishers, work gloves, school bus first aid kit, triangles, spare light bulbs.. a small roll of 12 gauge automotive wire and a few splices.. electrical tape..

sounds like a ton of stuff but most of it is pretty small space-wise and fits in 2 totes that sites behind the last row of seats.. one fire extuingisher is up front one is in the back. for anything major I figure ill have to get a mobile repair service call.
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Old 11-01-2017, 06:40 PM   #4
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Looks like I'm going to have some interesting stocking stuffers this year.
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Old 11-01-2017, 06:46 PM   #5
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Old 11-02-2017, 01:57 PM   #6
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Old 11-02-2017, 06:52 PM   #8
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Old 11-02-2017, 08:33 PM   #9
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I carry a very small hand tool selection, a few fuses, a small roll of ignition wire, black tape and most importantly my Good Sam Tow Card. One other thing, I also carry my Nexiq Isuzu IDSS scan tool so the grease monkey I get towed to has at least half a chance of making the right repair the first time!

P.S. Doesn't hurt to have a pretty wife along to say all the right things. Does that sound sexist? I didn't mean it that way. Jack
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Old 11-02-2017, 08:36 PM   #10
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I carry a very small hand tool selection, a few fuses, a small roll of ignition wire, black tape and most importantly my Good Sam Tow Card. One other thing, I also carry my Nexiq Isuzu IDSS scan tool so the grease monkey I get towed to has at least half a chance of making the right repair the first time!

P.S. Doesn't hurt to have a pretty wife along to say all the right things. Does that sound sexist? I didn't mean it that way. Jack
lol I definitely carry a bag full O scan tools!
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