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Old 02-09-2013, 09:24 AM   #29
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Wow, Jared, you're certainly ready for every emergency. Everything that you've described falls into my BIG problem list (beyond my capabilities). So I make sure to have things checked out and fixed before I pull out of the driveway. After that, I go camping and leave things to the camping gods. So far, 4 years of fiberglass bliss and no emergencies on the road.
If I was going on longer extended trips, I'd join one of the camping clubs for insurance /towing. Unfortunately, my j-o-b keeps me tethered for many more years
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:41 AM   #30
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I think Jared is prepared for and capable of and accustomed to doing more breakdown repair and replacement on the tv than most of us. I try to keep the cold steel to a minimum, well minimum plus, yeh everything that will fit. I'm not a wrench and I still have trouble subduing the Boy Scout.

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Old 02-09-2013, 11:31 AM   #31
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I can't tell you how many times I've loaned tools to campers that didn't bring their own!

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Old 02-09-2013, 11:49 AM   #32
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I removed my axle (and had it straitened), while in a camp ground, in the Yukon territories. I don't know what I would have done, to get the axle fixed, if I didn't have a small tool box. Do-do happens

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I was given a Leatherman 12 years ago when we bought our first RV. I wear it every day and have used it more than all other tools combined.

I did break a blade and Leatherman replaced it for free in a couple of days.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:24 PM   #34
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I had the full-size Leatherman for years, but the weight of it pulled my pants down. Recently replaced it with the Leatherman Wave. Much more useful tool selection and it's lighter. Been wearing it on my belt since I retired ( along with my Maglite ).
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:30 PM   #35
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I keep my trailer key and bottle opener both on the keyring of a Leatherman Mini. Fits in a pants pocket. Cool little tool... I use the nail file more than anything.
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:39 PM   #36
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over packing

I tend to pack anything I think I might need and stuff I am sure I wont need but pack it just in case.
On our last family trip our daughter and son in law needed bug spray, duct tape, hot glue gun and marshmallows, each for a different problem of course.
I had all of them-I started being teased about being a Walmart on wheels.
I did sort through my camping stuff and took out 1/3 of the stuff I thought I might not really need.
Boy-it was so difficult to do.
I do like to be prepared for anything.
Hurry up warm weather-want to hit the road!
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I did sort through my camping stuff and took out 1/3 of the stuff I thought I might not really need.

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battery-powered combination rotisserie/snakebite kit and it's not there!!!

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I've been thinning out my 'just in case' camping stuff, and you know, I'm finding that I still don't need half of what I bring.
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I was given a Leatherman 12 years ago when we bought our first RV. I wear it every day and have used it more than all other tools combined.

I did break a blade and Leatherman replaced it for free in a couple of days.
I have had a Leatherman on my hip most of the time, for a good 20 years now. First the orignal Leatherman, and since it came out about 12 years ago, the Wave, of which I am on my second one.

I actually have had 2 replaced with little question asked.

I use this tool hard. It gets a ton of use, both at home and at work where I do home building and renovations. The one thing that when I first started carrying one that surprised me how much I used, is the pliers. Having that power grip available for many things is indispensable.

Prior to that, I carried a Swiss Army knife in my pocket since I was a teen. I do still miss the tweezers and toothpick, but would MUCH rather have the pliers.
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I carry a Leatherman Micra whenever I travel. Amazingly good little tool for its size. I especially like the scissors and tweezers.
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I've been thinning out my 'just in case' camping stuff, and you know, I'm finding that I still don't need half of what I bring.
Annually, we go through everything in the trailer now, and pull out many of these items. We do introduce a few new things that we think we can make good use of, and still pull some of these out the next year. We definitely do no suffer for this minimizing of stuff.

I have seen the stuff that some folks bring, and am quite shocked. But to them, they would not be without these things, and the choice is all theirs.
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