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Roadside Assistance Kit

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Reklis, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. Aug 11, 2012 at 3:55 PM
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    Reklis

    Reklis [OP] Active Member

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    Didn't really know where to post this or find this so I decided to start my own thread.

    Can anyone give me a short list or a good few things I should have in my truck at all times? I.E. tools, first aid, jumper cables..

    Just a basic list is all I'm looking for.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Aug 11, 2012 at 3:58 PM
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    Rich91710

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    Jack and lug wrench, AAA card, cell phone, and condoms.
     
  3. Aug 11, 2012 at 4:07 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    I'd suggest you go to HF and pick up something like this.

    http://www.harborfreight.com/hand-tools/hand-tool-sets/64-piece-14-38-and-12-socket-set-67995.html

    Then carry a few types of screw drivers, a couple adjustable end wrenches, channel locks, slip joint pliers, needle nose pliers, vice grips, assortment of zip ties, bailing wire, duct tape, can of wd40 etc..., some road flares, jumper cables, some water and non-perishable snacks, a couple bic lighters, first aid kit, assortment of micro blade fuses, air pressure gauge, tire plug set, a few rags, a flash light, spare fluids, and double check your tire iron will work and your jack will work.
     
  4. Aug 11, 2012 at 5:45 PM
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    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. Aug 12, 2012 at 3:10 AM
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    Reklis

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  6. Aug 12, 2012 at 3:14 AM
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    Twistedfreedom

    Twistedfreedom welcome to the incredibuild

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    AAA will be cheaper than any tool kit you could put together. make sure you get the unlimited towing package it's worth the extra money.
     
  7. Aug 12, 2012 at 3:36 AM
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    If I'm going more than a 3 hour drive I always have the following with me:
    Cordless impact wrench, impact sockets, ratchet straps, duct tape, zip ties, flashlight and headlamp, assorted pliers, ratchet box end wenches, torque wrench, pry bar, wire coat hanger, socket set, assorted screwdrivers, wire, wire connectors, electrical tape, spare fuses, extra assorted light bulbs, hacksaw, drill and bits, assorted bolts, jumper cables, cheap blanket, extra shirt and a BDU goretex jacket, tow strap, air compressor, tire plug kit, tire Guage, WD40, water, MREs, for first aid I carry a Combat Lifesaver Bag packed full of stuff (IV needles, drip set, IV bag, tourniquets, 4x4s, rolled gauze, combat gauze, medical gloves, compression bandages, NPAs, SAM splints, Tension Pneumo Thorax Decompression Needles, and triangular bandage)

    But for around town I just carry:
    Jumper cables, screwdrivers, pliers, vice grips, tow strap, small socket set, tire plug kit, air compressor and my factory jack with a 4"x4" block.

    One of my friends borrowed my truck and got a huge bolt stuck in the tire and the cheapo Walmart plug kit sealed it and he drove the 3 and a half hours back. I used it one time too. Best $10 I ever spent. I have a tendency to go overboard when I prepare for things... But when the SHTF I'm almost always ready. Almost all those tools can fit behind and under the rear seats too. (Tertris style of course)

    I also have the AAA with 100 miles of free towing.
     
  8. Aug 12, 2012 at 8:03 AM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    Yeah for whatever reason.... open it once, close it, open it again.
     
  9. Aug 12, 2012 at 11:22 AM
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    brianv3ntura

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    For long trips:
    Water
    First aid
    Flashlight
    Toilet paper and paper toilets(u never know when u gotta do a number 2 in the woods somewhere)
    jumper cables
    Rechargeable jumper
    Extra low beam bulbs
    Blanket
    Poncho or a rain coat
    Tools ofcourse
    Inverter

    For daily city driving:
    Paper towels
    Jug of water
    A ratchet + socket set
    Extra bulbs
    First aid
     
  10. Aug 12, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    Rich91710

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    HF's site has been doing that for a couple of months.

    I'll follow the link and get what looks like a parking page at Commission Junction, then I'll follow the link again and it links properly.

    What he linked to was a $30 tool kit that includes 1/2, 3/8, and 1/4 drive ratchets and sockets... comparable to a $120 Craftsman set.
    It's a POS, but it's something to stash behind the seat for emergencies and not for regular weekend use.
     
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