A tool kit...my favorite subject----
Wow! I had to go out and look at what we actually have drug around with us for a number of years. It seems we do some in our case of field repairs but are always offering something to some one else in camp. Being an old Boy Scout--the motto is "Be Prepared".
Too many people dont carry enough to even replace fuses or lost bolts and nuts, or to fix a minor leak...but that is only my viewpoint--we boondock a lot and being equipped to fix most common repairs is second nature.
But for some folks all of that is way too over the top--Like Donna, a AAA card and a Visa card are more that adequate.
But since this thread is for a Tool Kit--and there are some really well prepared folks out there...here is our bag of stuff....
Always in the tug, or both of them in our case is a full set of auto tools, wrenches, both SAE and metric, pliers--needle nose, wire cutters, water pump and slip joint, wire ties, hose clamps of different sizes, ignition wrenches both SAE and metric. sockets up to 7/8 or 23 MM in metric and SAE, screwdrivers phillips and regular, drift pins and a punch or two, crescent wrenches, a small hammer, round and mill bastard files, a small hacksaw, a prybar or two, a pipe or two of bigger conduit (1 1/4 inch by 1.5 feet) for more leverage on socket wrenches, duct tape, baling wire--steel, not iron, 4 way lug wrench, hydraulic jack and the original screw jack, electrical
tape, a plastic tarp to lay on if necessary and a few cotton rags in a ziplock bag. Don't forget several types of lighting
, headlamps, flashlights..etc.
All of this only weighs about twenty five pounds and fits in a canvas tool bag, under the rear seats. Add jumper cables, a 12v volt air compressor, some tire plugs, fuses, a couple of standard bulbs to fit tug and trailer and most of that is covered. I have a few feet of different colored wire of different guages, a few common short pieces of hose, 1/2 and 3/8 inch, air and water, with a handful of common 3/8 gas and flare fittings with a piece of 3/8 copper tubing and a flare tool. (why carry the flare tool in the trailer? it is the only place it is needed)
Some wire nuts, and crimps, and a new tube of caulk--clear paintable silicone. A small tube of wheel bearing grease, a spare set of correct size wheel bearings with races, with a few screws, nails, nuts and assorted bolts, a spare lug nut and stud or two.
An axe, a bow saw, a broom and short gardening shovel and we can take on the world.
of the the whole kit? maybe considering what is in the tug and trailer? less than thirty five pounds---or about the weight
of the wife's weekend bag!
OH! Almost forgot--plenty of batteries for all kinds of lights
and a good bottle of merlot and some 25 year old single malt scotch for thinking fluid.
Good luck on your kit---