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Old 02-13-2015, 10:47 AM   #1
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Homemade Emergency Road Kit

After doing some research for good emergency road kits, we've decided to just make our own.

This is what mine consists of:

-2-ton floor jack plus a 2-ton bottle-type lift (I will replace them with 3-tons when I can)
-Two high-visibility safety vests
-Safety flares and triangle warning signs (I prefer flares that you don't have to ignite.)
-2 rain ponchos
-Spare TPMS batteries
-Numerous tools (leatherman, needle nose pliers, etc.)
-Wrenches for tires and my torque wrench
-Digital air pressure gauge
-Viair 12-volt compressor and extension wiring (I had to make my own extension cable.)
-Spare Truck and RV fuses and a fuse puller/tester
-Heavy-duty tuck tow strap
-First aid kit (the best ones are sold by the local Red Cross...I used to be a CPR/First Aid instructor for them.)
-Leather glove..and latex gloves
-Various small items (rope, string, bungee cords, duct tape, zip ties, etc.)

I try try to think of situations where I'm stuck in the boonies with a flat...rainy, dark, sandy, etc...and prep for that.

See anything I missed or do you carry other things?
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Old 02-13-2015, 10:50 AM   #2
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Flashlight with spare batteries
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After doing some research for good emergency road kits, we've decided to just make our own.

This is what mine consists of:

-2-ton floor jack plus a 2-ton bottle-type lift (I will replace them with 3-tons when I can)
-Two high-visibility safety vests
-Safety flares and triangle warning signs (I prefer flares that you don't have to ignite.)
-2 rain ponchos
-Spare TPMS batteries
-Numerous tools (leatherman, needle nose pliers, etc.)
-Wrenches for tires and my torque wrench
-Digital air pressure gauge
-Viair 12-volt compressor and extension wiring (I had to make my own extension cable.)
-Spare Truck and RV fuses and a fuse puller/tester
-Heavy-duty tuck tow strap
-First aid kit (the best ones are sold by the local Red Cross...I used to be a CPR/First Aid instructor for them.)
-Leather glove..and latex gloves
-Various small items (rope, string, bungee cords, duct tape, zip ties, etc.)

I try try to think of situations where I'm stuck in the boonies with a flat...rainy, dark, sandy, etc...and prep for that.

See anything I missed or do you carry other things?
Like the idea of a spare truck

Need to add wd40, duck-tape and a hammer
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Old 02-13-2015, 11:03 AM   #4
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lol..Yes I would love a spare Tundra! :-)

Thanks for the flashlight add....I have them all over the place anyway and carry on my belt one of them and a leatherman whenever we take the RV out....along with something else inside the waistband the mods don't like us talking about!
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Oh shoot I did forget something...I have a couple of bright lights that attach to your head with straps and those are also in the tool bag....very useful because they leave your hands free.
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Old 02-13-2015, 11:22 AM   #6
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Couple things I'd suggest:

Your safety vests - there are very specific requirements now for reflective area so make sure they are current models because some of the old small size ones had too little area to identify on a thin framed person in low light!

Fluorescent glow sticks - a must. Dead flashlight batteries happen and figures it would happen the time your TV's alternator craps out and you've drained it and the trailer battery unknowingly. You should have at least two flashlights too regardless - one for you and one for your spotter.

Triangles are great, but get a pack of flares. Unless you know how to properly set them out (spacing versus size) their warning isn't as attention getting as burning flares. Further, triangles, especially lower grade ones, are practically worthless in pouring rain!

How about the jumper cables? Spare drive belt is cheap insurance. Air filter (ever go down a long dusty road in the middle of nowhere in the summertime with your camper in tow)? How about a tire plug kit because multiple flats happen (even if you have roadside assistance, they can't always get to you for better than half a day or the next)?

Add to your assorted wrenches a torque range in a range for both your lugnuts and the required torque on your hitch ball and bracketry/connectors of your hitch.

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.along with something else inside the waistband the mods don't like us talking about!
DD lives in Colorado, she moved there last summer

I needed a 8 ton bottle jack for my heavy Lacrosse. Always have a weather radio in the camper. It will go off or turn on if somethings brewing.
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Multimeter? I have one in,all vehicles. I also have a tire plug kit in my truck and SUV.
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I always carry zip ties and hose clamps in addition to most of the above.
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Old 02-13-2015, 01:45 PM   #10
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I make sure I carry a 4D mag lite and a headlamp. The headlamp is very helpful when you need both hands free. The 4D mag lite shines nice and bright and makes a nice tire thumper when needed. Plus its legal in all 50 states
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