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What's in your truck?

Discussion in 'Winching and Recovery' started by CDN_Cruiser, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. CDN_Cruiser

    CDN_Cruiser

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    This should be interesting! I'm off this weekend to run some trails with some other folks and I was thinking about what's in my truck, here's my list (in random order as it pops into my brain)

    Secured against the cargo barrier
    - Small T-handle recovery shovel (lovely little British thing)
    - Jackall

    In the storage drawer (my 1/2 width 'city drawers) and other cubbies
    - 30' recovery strap
    - 4 D ring shackles
    - 10# fire extinguisher
    - First aid kit with some extra 'stuff'
    - FSM
    - Socket set
    - 400W inverter
    - Large rechargable lantern
    - Roll duct tape
    - spare fuses, wire, zip ties, etc
    - Spare fan belts
    - 'Fuzzy blanket'
    - Leather work gloves
    - Misc 'survival' stuff in ammo box (lifeboat matches, lighers, fire starter, survival candle, space blanket, knife, garbage bags, power bars, fuel tablet stove, mug, etc)
    - ~4l water
    - Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC) tarp
    - Jumper cables
    - Rope, ratchet tie downs, bungies
    - Depending where I am - bear bangers, pocket flares, etc
    - Other tools and digital multimeter
    - 4D mag and spare batteries
    - SureFire E2 with spare batteries
    - 'Escape hammer/knife'
    - Hand cleaner
    - Shop rags
    - Axe (lovely handmade Sweedish thing)
    - Air compressor
    - Some other misc spare stuff
    (no spare fluids or hoses :-[)
    - Likely a bunch of other stuff I can't think of right now

    - Cobra CB
    - Kenwood portable amateur radio + spare batteries + repeater directory and auto/phone patch codes
    - Cell phone
    - Maps and compass
    - Hella map light

    - Sometimes 20l NATO jerry can

    Depending where I'm going (and the season), spare clothes, winter gear, Western Mtn sleeping bag, etc.

    Oh year, wife, dog, twins, etc!
     
  2. Jim_Phillips

    Jim_Phillips

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    This is a good list. It covers everything you need to make yourself comfortable and warm. You would want these items for a camping trip and you have the emergency stuff for when things go wrong.

    Make sure it's all tied down.

    I am sure you will be well provisioned with food and drink, but I would have an emergency water supply in there too.

    Jim
     
  3. woody

    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    I'm a skinny packer, and all my trips are day rides...plus I have the motorhome to keep track of the "Big" stuff.....my list, from memory, is:

    In Cruiser:
    Bag 1: 20' 2" strap, 20' 3" strap, tree saver, 3-4 screw clevises, snatch block, 18" stub logging chain

    Bag 2: tools...thus far, every tool required to disassemble and reassemble the rig is in there, including wiring repairs. Has yet to let me down.

    Box: Spares....two short side inners, PS pump, birfield, belts, hoses, heims, fluids, fuel pump, tire repair stuff, leaf pack center pins, spring bushings, spring bolts

    Other: hi-lift, fire ex, duct tape, Mag light, GPS, CB, first aid, spare tire, rain gear, spotter ropes (2), winch remote, spare longside front, spare rear d-shaft, cooler with water/soda/lunch

    Trailer:
    Box 1: starter, bungees, tie downs, and my canopy corners

    Box 2: another PS pump, 3-4 more birfs, more fluids, more hoses, another belt, brake hard lines, torque wrench, pitman arm, pullers and other "major" tools

    Other: two rear d-shafts, tie rod, 2 5-gal fuel cans, 2 leaf packs, 10x20 canopy poles, t-case

    Motorhome:
    Storage 1: nuts/locks/flats/bolts in one container, 2nd one contains battery connections, bulbs, and a pile of other misc stuff I've replace at one time in the past and felt a spare was needed somewhere.

    Storage 2: welded center diff, 2 long side inner fronts, 1-2 short side inner fronts, rear shafts, more oil, air filter, tarps, drag link...

    off the top of my head....probably forgot a handful of things. Thus far, almost everything has proved useful to someone....
     
  4. Koffer

    Koffer

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    Well, I see you have used the fuzzy blanket at least once :D
     
  5. theo

    theo

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    Teenagers, lately! :D
     
  6. customcruiser

    customcruiser Old Member

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    [quote author=Koffer link=board=14;threadid=5893;start=msg47111#msg47111 date=1065188346]
    Oh yea, wife, dog, twins, etc! Well, I see you have used the fuzzy blanket at least once :D
    [/quote]

    you mean for the dog
     
  7. Outback

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    Wow!! You think you're a "skinny packer" :eek: Check out my kit for Buddy my FJ40:

    In my recovery box: 3 D-shackles, tree saver strap, winch remote, snatch block, 30' 5/16" chain, gloves, couple 1" ratchet straps, 12v spot light.

    Under seat tool box: Jumper cables, 4-way lug wrench, 2"x30 tow strap, first aid kit, leather gloves & Mechanix gloves, duck tape, bailing wire.

    20" metal Tool box: Nearly every tool needed to maintain my rig on the trail so far. Multi-meter, Bertha the pry bar, etc.

    Glove box: Spare handheld CB, Garmin GPS III+, fuses, bulbs, Taco Bell napkins :D, pen & paper.

    Fire extinguisher mounted to roll bar & Hi-lift strapped to roll bar inside(for now), bucket of Bostic hand cleaner wipes, Ramsey Pro Plus 8000 winch up front.

    Now, let me say that I usually don't travel very far to wheel, maybe about 350 or so miles one way max, and I don't stay much longer than over the weekend. I don't wheel Buddy very hard either. I run on 3+ or 4 rated trails and always keep in mind that I have to drive him back home. If I do go on longer trips and stay longer I take some spares, but mostly just small stuff like belts, hoses, fuel filter, fluids/greases, etc.

    I am definitely a minimalist. But, I've never been stranded by Buddy. I take exceptional care of him and exceptional care to not break him. ;)

    Jody.

    Edit:
    Oh jeeze!! I can't believe I left out my Outback Air CO[sub]2[/sub] system! :D
     
  8. brian

    brian SILVER Star

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    in the back of the 40 now.
    spare tire for trailer
    a couple quarts of suzuki pre mix coolant
    one quart suzuki motor oil
    male end of trailer reciever (with 1 7/8" ball)
    couple of bungies
    bag of straps with a couple of clevis's

    and of course the rear heater :flipoff2:
    and it's raining so a puddle or two and a couple of leaves....
     
  9. cruiserhead

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    Don`t for get your cell phone charger :slap: + Extra fuids for everything.Better to have them and not need them,than need them and not have them.
     
  10. bad_religion_au

    bad_religion_au

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    can someone please give me a complete list of these tools. i'm slowly collecting tools and would like to know what i still require before i need it.

    as comprehensive as you can be if you don't mind. like socket sizes, wrench sizes, open ended or not etc. of course don't do this if it's a hastle

    :whoops:
     
  11. dd113

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    This is not even ant attempt at a full tool list but it is what I can think of right now. Not all of this is for the trails but for general use also:

    ball peen hammer
    dead blow hammer
    1 small vise grip
    2 med vise grips
    3/8 sockets 8-19
    1/2 sockets 10 ish -24
    extra rachets
    extensions in both sizes
    swivels in both sizes
    wrenches 7-27 (no need for 15,18,23,25)
    double wrenches in 12,14, 17,19
    big ass adj wrench
    med ass adj wrench
    1/2 breaker bar
    pipe that will fit over most wrenches to use for leverage
    asst cold chisels
    asst phillips/straight screwdrivers
    pry bar
    pickle fork
    jack stands
    pliers:side cutters, open, linesman, adj,needle nose
    snap ring pliers
    wire strippers
    wire crimpers
    fish scale
    torque wrench
    wire
    connectors
    lamps
    multimeter
    test probe
    drill and bits
    files flat and round
    hacksaw

    I am sure I left a lot off this list and each list will be different. There seems to be 2 schools of thought on what to bring. Some people bring just the essentials and hope for the best. Others bring everything you can think of.It is impossible to have everything you will need in all situations. I sort of bring all that will fit.
     
  12. cruiserdan

    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Moderator

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    Add 13,15 and 18mm wrenches to the list if you have a 1FZ with a blower, or if any fasteners have been replaced with "oddball" head sizes.
     
  13. CDN_Cruiser

    CDN_Cruiser

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    I carry a cut down version of David's list. One think to add, based on some experience this weekend, that is VERY helpful is a florescent work lamp on a long power cord. Fuel pump was toast on rig right at the end of the trail :doh: and getting dark. After 3hrs, it was great to have a work light vs doing it all with flashlights.

    I use a 120V version with a 400W inverter.

    Cheers, Hugh
     
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    good list dd113...

    suggest adding a hub socket (what is that, 52 mm ?), a magnet on a telescoping rod and a couple of small picks.

    I also find a 10mm tubing wrench to be especially useful.
     
  15. woody

    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    My entire tool bag is pretty packed, but when you spread it out it doesn't look lke much...

    Need to clean it inside, probably tomorrow night...will take a pic of what falls out :D
     
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    [quote author=TRT2 link=board=14;threadid=5893;start=msg47852#msg47852 date=1065457649]
    good list dd113...

    suggest adding a hub socket (what is that, 52 mm ?), [/quote]
    54MM
    The SOR stamped steel ones make good trail units, for shop use I plan on buying the craftsman equivalent. With one use the hole is already beginning to round out a little.
     
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    Mine says 55mm on it.
     
  18. Jonathan_Ferguson

    Jonathan_Ferguson ★ is in the wrong locale SILVER Star

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    In the Back of the BJ40

    Green Plastic Box
    Recovery Equipment
    Torque Wrench
    Vacuum Flask
    Car Wash Stuff
    Brake Fluid
    Fuses
    50mm Tow Ball

    Tool Box
    SupaTool 201 Piece
    And heaps of other Tools

    Shovel - Post Hole


    Glove Box
    Sun Glasses
    Engine Manual
    Body manual
    Kasey Chambers :-* - The Captain(On Cassette)
    Rubber Bits - Adjuster Hole Grommets, Bleeder Nipple Covers and Ball Joint Boots.
     
  19. residualboulders

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    I oughta get some gear in my cruiser I guess cause this is it:

    Some pennies in the center console
    sample reel of floss
    CDs for tunes
    Bag of bolts for my hardtop which is on, I just never got around to putting them all in.
    couple a receipts from the grocery store
    I do have some maps in the glove box & some extra brake and clutch pads.

    I used to have more gear in my last 40, but I only used it to pull out other vehicles. I have to admit though. A couple of times, while alone and testing the limits, I've had to walk home in the mud and rain.

    Now that I'm older and wiser, maybe I ought to get some stuff
    (I guess I'm just older. If I was wiser, I'd already have the stuff)
     
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    [quote author=CruisinGA link=board=14;threadid=5893;start=msg48013#msg48013 date=1065484724]
    54MM
    The SOR stamped steel ones make good trail units, for shop use I plan on buying the craftsman equivalent. With one use the hole is already beginning to round out a little.
    [/quote]

    CDan has really good deals on factory Toyota sockets for the smart shopper....

    Mines already paid for itself.

    -H-

    Getting a list together to add, including tools.

    Bad R Au...Check out this month's Australian 4WD Monthly Magazine. It has a good article on "long trip" tool kits.

    :cheers: