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Old 02-21-2015, 01:32 PM   #1
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Emergency repair kits

I am looking to put together a bin of supplies, to keep in the trailer, for use on the road. I am wonder what people put in the kit besides electrical tape, duct tape and a screwdriver?
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Old 02-21-2015, 01:49 PM   #2
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We're on the road almost 8 months a year, very often we are far from any kind of service. Therefore our needs may be greater.

We carry a bottle jack, a 12 volt air compressor, a breaker bar for stubborn lug nuts, a set of short and long sockets, a drill, assorted screws and bolts, a hacksaw, hammer, assorted screw drivers, assorted tywraps, lockjaw pliers, a large wrench for the ball's nut. We carry an air pressure gauge, a plug kit for tires (the most common tire failure is a nail or screw). We also carry pipe tape (blue) for water and gas (yellow) connections.

On the electrical side we do carry assorted connectors, some wire, a small meter, wire strippers and crimpers.

I know it sounds like a lot but it doesn't take up much space. The biggest things, compressor, jack, breaker bar, tire repair, gauge,a small set of tools, battery jump start ride in the tow vehicle so we always have them with us.

The one not mentioned is my Leatherman, I've had the same one for 14 years and use it every day for something.

I'm sure I forgot something but others will chime in....I also carry duct tape, painters tape and vhb tape.
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Old 02-21-2015, 02:41 PM   #3
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Honda has the right kit.
Also, You can purchase very cheep tools at K and Wal mart or Harbor Freight to solve some problems.
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Old 02-21-2015, 03:37 PM   #4
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Various size bungees can be useful
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Old 02-21-2015, 03:38 PM   #5
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Norm and Ginny's list is good, I also carry some mechanics wire, Robertson (square) screw drivers, small Hex and Torx wrench sets. I carry a long torque wrench with the sockets that fit the TV and trailer lug nuts, works well as a breaker bar too.

Need to pick up the tire plugs and a compressor. Haven't thought about the jump starter before, maybe.

Also carry a warning triangle and a few flares.

Like Norm and his Leatherman, my Swiss Army Tinker goes everywhere I go.
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Old 02-21-2015, 04:19 PM   #6
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Instructions that came with my new Craftsman torque wrench say NOT to use it as a breaker bar. I have an old broken torque wrench that I carry for that purpose.
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Also getting our kit together, we added spare fuses.

Don't have the farm any more, but still have my Leatherman !
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Old 02-21-2015, 05:07 PM   #8
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Not much that can break on a 1/2" beam style. If I snap the rod it's time to call AAA, or an ambulance.
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Old 02-21-2015, 05:09 PM   #9
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An 18" breaker bar is less than $10.00 at your local Harbor Freight, never use your torque wrench to loosen nuts.
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Forgot, we also carry a tire torque wrench. We had a lug nut loosen on the Trans-Labrador Highway and now check lug nuts regularly.
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Old 02-21-2015, 10:36 PM   #12
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the only addition would be a set of pre greased bearings and one or 2 spare lug nuts. I also carry a Mora knife (cheap but sharp).
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Old 02-22-2015, 06:58 AM   #13
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If you already have duct tape, the only other thing you'll need is WD-40.
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Maybe a bottle of Maker's Mark....Just sayin'

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