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Old 01-23-2016, 02:12 PM   #21
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Old 01-23-2016, 02:15 PM   #22
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What three spare parts/tools are must haves on the road

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Old 01-23-2016, 03:01 PM   #23
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I'll second the zip ties mentioned earlier - go to Harbor Freight and get the bag of assorted sizes. They are life savers for a lot of issues. Also, a small 12v electrical kit with a tester and terminals and electrical tape.
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Old 01-23-2016, 09:10 PM   #24
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I carry a few feet of water line and hose clamps. actually had a water filter cover crack
in my pup during trip and was able to bypass the problem with the spare stuff I had on hand.
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Old 01-23-2016, 10:54 PM   #25
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I have everything mentioned so far but my top three are bayonet style fuse tester, largest channel locks made and 20 ton hydraulic bottle jack. But, every trip with the little travel trailer, I use my DeWalt 1/2 inch battery powered drill to set the stabilizing jacks. I bought a 20 volt in a kit with an impact hammer drill and it works on lug nuts and is the best (although a bit heavy) screw driver I have ever seen -- stays in the screw head unlike most of the screw drivers. Love Gorilla tape and hang the expense over duct tape. Extra credit card is also excellent idea. I always have an extra sewer hose -- just in case.

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Old 01-24-2016, 01:28 AM   #26
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I have 2 safety vest. The federal safety yellow/green high visibility with reflective stripes on them. also large red safety triangle, if you ever break down or have a flat at night you need to be seen when you are walking around your camper by the roadway.
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Old 01-24-2016, 11:23 AM   #27
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I carry a compressor/battery jumper from Costco. Easiest way to jump start a car, and it will air up a tire without being connected to a vehicle battery. Very convenient for a trailer. In a pinch, it would run the lights in my trailer for a night. Also convenient for a two axle trailer is the Anderson rapid jack. Works fast and easy.
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Old 01-24-2016, 12:42 PM   #28
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Duct tape
Baling wire

Those 2 fix just about everything :-)
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Old 01-24-2016, 01:05 PM   #29
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Three things? A good insurance or road service card for TV and toad brings peace of mind, prevents a sore back,and can really benefit the wallet. Along with a basic tools, we carry a pex crimping tool, 1/2 cinch rings, a variety of fittings and short pieces of pex pipe. Simple plumbing repairs can can get frustrating, if not expensive. We also carry a battery powered drill, bits and drivers.

When we camped/fish/hunted the boonies with a slide-in, we carried a full work shop including log chains, jacks, you name it. DW questioned why all the stuff and no place to sit. We were once 35 miles plus back in on logging trails in Canada. While backing up in a grass field (with one short stump), we (I) badly bent an axle on a boat trailer.Damsel was definitely in distress. I used the log chain and a bottle jack to pump it back straight-it saved the trip. DW still reminds me of that one. So, basically, it depends on your travel and skills. Camp ground, keep it minimal-off road, one of everything hopefully is enough.
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I have a fiver with hydraulic slides ... besides most all that has been mentioned, I carry two or three (1/4-20 by 2") bolts and nuts as replacements for the shear bolts in my main slideout equlizer shaft. I also carry a cut off 1/4" allen wrench that can be chucked up in a hand drill. This will go in the end of your slide pump motor and operate your slides should the pump motor fail. I also carry a few Shark Bite Fittings in case of a water line failure.
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