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Old 02-16-2014, 11:36 AM   #41
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Old 02-16-2014, 12:29 PM   #42
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I have heard that the expression of "Johnson's Bar" was from the days of L. B. Johnson when he was governor of Texas and president. He had a group that did his strong arm work and was said that you will be hit with the Johnson Bar if you did not do what he wanted.
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Old 02-16-2014, 12:38 PM   #43
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In the pipefitting trade we called the Johnson Bar a MULE a pry bar with a wheel.
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Old 02-17-2014, 03:46 PM   #44
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Old 02-17-2014, 04:03 PM   #45
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Aw, c'mon, Weezer...really? I think it is more a matter of age than locality that separates it. My kids - both in their 30's - probably don't know exactly what it is, but this Yankee, who grew up on a farm, knows it well.
I live in Nova Scotia and have used one alot for stretching barbed wire. Also loaded a car on a flat a couple of times with one.
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:40 PM   #46
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Here's a spin on the Johnson Bar. In aviation the Mooney. Aircraft Corp has a retractable landing gear. Since some time in the 70's they now have electric actuated gear. Prior to that they were referred to as "Johnson Bar Landing Gear" .
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:50 PM   #47
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I live in Nova Scotia and have used one alot for stretching barbed wire. Also loaded a car on a flat a couple of times with one.

eyup, I'm a country girl and I've done my share of barb wire stretchin'.

had it eat me up a couple times too
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Old 02-23-2014, 03:53 PM   #48
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:13 PM   #49
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A comealong. LOL, don't hear that term often outside the deep South, or at least I haven't.
Weezer my family is as Northern as you get, if you fall down half of you will be in Canada. My parents were Canadians and we've always called them comealongs.
Not just a southern term more of a trucker term.

They are handy when you need a winch and small enough to carry.
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:30 PM   #50
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Drill is a given anymore, I use it to lower all my stabilizers and even my tongue jack after a 99 cent mod. , hand crank has been retired except in an emergency. Rubber mallet and small sledge, an axe and hand saw. Propane torch for lighting fires better than a lighter or matches.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:32 AM   #51
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:53 AM   #52
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I always bring my credit card and hope I do not have to use it. On my last long trip it took a hit of almost $3000 to do repairs to TT.
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:06 AM   #53
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I always bring my credit card and hope I do not have to use it. On my last long trip it took a hit of almost $3000 to do repairs to TT.
Holy Cow!!! Did you have to replace all of your appliances or what???
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:48 AM   #54
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:55 AM   #55
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every tool I own (mechanic) so I can work on my own or buddys dodge, 5 ton light weight floor jack, recurve (bow) got to practice for the comp, hunting season. and snipe intruders...
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:19 AM   #56
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I carry a XDS .45 3.3.
I also carry and axe and a sledge hammer. Extra everything else I can think that I might possibly need. Oh and ALWAYS carry tons of rope it comes in handy for everything and a 3/8" log chain just incase two tires blow then I can chain up one axle and limp to town.
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:34 AM   #57
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:03 AM   #58
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A spare power converter. Ours went out on a weekend the 1st year that we owned our fifth wheel at Harpers Ferry WV. W called all over and nobody was open. We were heading to Virginia Beach and ended up going back home. It was difficult to track down a new one. We did though and bought a new one and turned the bad one in for a replacement. Now we have a spare.
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:16 PM   #59
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A spare power converter. Ours went out on a weekend the 1st year that we owned our fifth wheel at Harpers Ferry WV. W called all over and nobody was open. We were heading to Virginia Beach and ended up going back home. It was difficult to track down a new one. We did though and bought a new one and turned the bad one in for a replacement. Now we have a spare.
Lol...I told my wife she should follow me and tow a pop up...ya know just in case... ;-) on our trip to yellowstone later this year...

A bad converter would end my trip...well .at least in the camper...id find a hotel or whatever....its 1300 miles home from there! ..

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If your converter does go when away from home you could charge the battery with a high quality charger. It would let you get home and be able to run all the 12 volt items.
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