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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 11-02-2017, 01:57 PM   #6
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Old 11-02-2017, 06:52 PM   #8
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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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Old 11-02-2017, 09:39 PM   #11
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Add to the above a sturdy breaker bar and a pipe for extra leverage for breaking those lug nuts loose. My 1/2" drive breaker bar was flexing a lot when I swapped out a wheel so I picked up a 3/4" drive bar. That sucker is SOLID!

Make sure you can actually remove lug nuts with your carried tools, particularly the rears.
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Old 11-03-2017, 06:50 AM   #12
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lol I definitely carry a bag full O scan tools!
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I'm obviously new to all of this and am curious what scan tools you carry. I have no idea what tool I would need for my specific rig but I gotta start researching somewhere.

I'm also planning on getting something like the AAA RV Plus. It seems the old saying, "if I have it, I won't need it" applies to me as much as "if I don't have it, you bet your ass I need it".
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I'm obviously new to all of this and am curious what scan tools you carry. I have no idea what tool I would need for my specific rig but I gotta start researching somewhere.

I'm also planning on getting something like the AAA RV Plus. It seems the old saying, "if I have it, I won't need it" applies to me as much as "if I don't have it, you bet your ass I need it".
Your bus is a 91, I doubt you need scan tools.
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Old 11-03-2017, 07:06 AM   #14
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Your bus is a 91, I doubt you need scan tools.
Sorry, didn't mean specifically scan tools. I just meant anything that could help in a moment of desperation that might be specific to my set up. "Curiously Strong Mints" is already in the tool box
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An extra fuel filter, belt(s), and a tool box with all the important hand tools. A jug of oil, and a jug of coolant/water mix.
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Old 11-03-2017, 09:08 AM   #16
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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.
My bus is a complete rolling shop. Air tools ( the bus is my air compressor), wire welder, jacks, ryobi recharge tools and a military first aid kit. Its been my experience that when i break down i usually have to buy one more tool tho. I never seem to have the right one.

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My bus is a complete rolling shop. Air tools ( the bus is my air compressor), wire welder, jacks, ryobi recharge tools and a military first aid kit. Its been my experience that when i break down i usually have to buy one more tool tho. I never seem to have the right one.

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I have a rule about buying tools.

I never buy a tool that I don't have a specific use for, now.

Over the years I have stuck to this, and now I have lots of tool. All have them have been used at least once and saved a trip to the shop. Most have been used many times.
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Old 11-03-2017, 11:37 AM   #18
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I have a rule about buying tools.

I never buy a tool that I don't have a specific use for, now.

Over the years I have stuck to this, and now I have lots of tool. All have them have been used at least once and saved a trip to the shop. Most have been used many times.
Right on. I usually buy a tool for a specific job too.

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Old 11-03-2017, 03:25 PM   #19
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ive definitely bought a LOT of tools over the years for a specific purpose.. and then do end up using them later on.. or they end up helping a friend out

thing ive learned about specialty tools is that they may have been designed for one particular purpose but they often end up being handy for others.. my fan clutch wrenches set came in really useful for holding things during my trans swap.. a nice heavy duty flat tool has a lot of uses..
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