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Posted: 06/05/19 05:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bought one of the "Mustang" took kits from Walmart when we first bought our TT. Hammer, pliers, screwdrivers, various sockets, wire cutters, wire connectors, zip ties, etc. Comes in a folding plastic case that keeps everything neat and clean. Not too heavy at all, keep it in a back storage area.

The tool I use most often out of it is the neat little 6" level!

I also made sure to include a socket that fits the lugs on the trailer, as of course they are a different size than the ones on my truck. For a jack, I found that my truck's jack works fine on my trailer if I have to change a tire.


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Posted: 06/05/19 06:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What few tools I've needed over the last 15 years are in a small tool bag in the basement.


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I have a number of misc. tools from 3/4" ratchet to screwdrivers and various odd & ends. Having a selection of tools is nice but finding stuff easily can be a challenge, especially when you need it like now...

I built a couple of drawers in the underbed storage and a shelf with dividers above them. The shelf with the adapters in it is removable for easy access to things below it.

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I keep my tools in a hatch. There are times I wished they were in the truck.

My friend keeps his in the truck. There are times his wife has had the truck while he was doing or wanted to do projects and he didn't have what he needed.


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ependydad wrote:

I keep my tools in a hatch. There are times I wished they were in the truck.

My friend keeps his in the truck. There are times his wife has had the truck while he was doing or wanted to do projects and he didn't have what he needed.


The answer is pretty obvious. He needs another set of tools.

I have a large multi-box stack at home, a pretty complete compact box in my truck, a simple kit of wrenches, pliers and screwdrivers in each tractor and the car, and a plastic clamshell kit in my boat. I’ve made it home through some pretty significant problems without help, and more often helped somebody else fix something in the wilds of a boat ramp, camp ground or Walmart parking lot. Every kit has some wire, tape, fuses, a spark plug if applicable and a flashlight with extra batteries.

I was a Boy Scout, and it has paid off many times.


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I have too many but feel good keeping them with me. They are in a truck tool box with locks. Presently replacing the cylinder for the living room slide.

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If I can't fix it with this tool kit from menards, I'm probably not going to be fixing it anyway.

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I have a couple of other misc tools like a breaker bar and socket for the wheel nuts, spare fuses, etc

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Over the years the tools I carry get fewer in number. If I have not used it, or can jury-rig another tool to use in its place, I take it out. So all my tools now fit in a .50 cal ammo box and carry it under the truck rear seat.

I figure I do not need to rebuild a transmission out in the boondocks, just patch something together good enough to limp into town.

...Save weight and space for more beer...


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"...Save weight and space for more beer..."

Now there's a man with a firm grasp of the relative importance of things.

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