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Offline TomC

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6 Most Important Emergency Items
« on: May 21, 2012, 09:03:28 AM »
Curious what everyone carries as emergency items to get you down the road in a pinch.  Here's my list of 6:
-Electrical Tape
-Duct Tape (Real Duct Tape, no Duck)
-Bailing Wire
-Plastic Tie Wraps
-90 3M Spray Glue
-First Aide Kit.
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Offline Lin

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Re: 6 Most Important Emergency Items
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2012, 09:10:37 AM »
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Re: 6 Most Important Emergency Items
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2012, 09:16:12 AM »
Never thought of spray adhesive.. I do carry everything afore mentioned plus a tube of gasket maker as well as the sheeting ..I used to carry a tire on the roof on our Neoplan.

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Offline Boomer

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Re: 6 Most Important Emergency Items
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2012, 09:26:40 AM »
I carry a real comprehensive first aid kit w/snake bite kit, orange safety vest, flares along with the triangles, 10# and 20# extinguishers, wheel chock, tow chain, along with the tools and spare parts.  Nothing like being a prepared Boy Scout.  Oh yeah......and a shotgun.
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Offline lvmci

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Re: 6 Most Important Emergency Items
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2012, 09:34:39 AM »
Hi All, Spare tire, even if not mounted as previously mentioned in the forum, I also have an old computer, with my parts and service manuals on a thumb drive for the 5A, so if I have to have service or parts outside LV/LA I can give the info to a mechanic or parts guy, with accurate #s, I also bring red, black & green spools of 14 gauge wire, inexpensive from pep boys, lvmci...
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Offline zubzub

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Re: 6 Most Important Emergency Items
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2012, 10:12:11 AM »
My bus is so old and crotchety I wouldn't want to hit the road with less than all of my sockets and impact drivers,  a portable  air compressor, and all my assorted nuts,bolts and air fittings for the bus.  But really the best tool for me is  decent tow insurance, and a decent stash of $$ for the necessary bits, including assuaging the spouse.

Offline bobofthenorth

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Re: 6 Most Important Emergency Items
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2012, 10:24:44 AM »
Flare kit
First aid kit
Towed vehicle
Spare starter

After that its just a tool list.  And a good credit card is likely the most important item of all.
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Offline luvrbus

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Re: 6 Most Important Emergency Items
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2012, 10:32:47 AM »
Fuel Filters was about it I had the standard stuff first aid and flares and I don't ever remember changing the filters on the road the 1st aid kit was never open
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Offline chev49

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Re: 6 Most Important Emergency Items
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2012, 10:36:26 AM »
besides all the tools, etc.. at least 1 type of welder... n small torch set, grinders, etc.
not to mention aux air compressor, and the 1/2 air hose n 1 in plus every other size air wrench,etc to hook up to the bus air for tires, etc. oh yeah . a sledge, n bead tool... ;D
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Re: 6 Most Important Emergency Items
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2012, 10:42:30 AM »
Man you guys are something I was on vacation not working on a bus lol beside all the tools and parts would have taken up my wife's garage and flea market buying space so that wasn't going to happen 
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Offline belfert

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Re: 6 Most Important Emergency Items
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2012, 10:50:01 AM »
Phone number to roadside assistance (Coach-Net, Good Sam, AAA, etc.)

I carry:

Socket, screwdrivers, and other tools.
First aid kit
Warning triangles
Fire extinguisher
Wire
Fuel filters and filter wrench
Various screws and misc hardware
Spare belts for fan and alternator
Extra hose and hose clamps
Gallon antifreeze
Oil and tranny fluid
Heat gun
Grinder
Cordless tools including sawzall
Various terminals and butt connectors
Electrical and foil tape
Plastic tie wraps
Small sledgehammer

No baling wire.  I carry this stuff in case of breakdown, not intending to work on the bus.  Some of the tools are for my destination and not necessarily for the bus.
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Re: 6 Most Important Emergency Items
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2012, 01:09:06 PM »
I definately keep a spare key for the toad in my bus.
Dewalt Drill driver
soldering gun
plenty of wire ties
spare fuses & wire
Vise grips
Wd 40 & silicone spray
hose clamps
small battery charger
air hose & a tire guage
test light and multi meter
and just about every thing else I can think of as I walk through my shop on the way out!
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Offline grantgoold

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Re: 6 Most Important Emergency Items
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2012, 03:54:27 PM »
Water filter!
Bus Nut magazines
Diet Coke
Ham Radio
Passport
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Re: 6 Most Important Emergency Items
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2012, 03:58:09 PM »
spool of 14 & 10 gage wire with electrical tape.
multi-plier
test light
basic tool set
type 2 adhesive (the black tarry stuff)
flashlight
fire extinguisher
first aid kit (keeps the wife happy)

Unfortunately I've used that fire extinguisher too many times.

I usually clean out my rigs before long trips.  I have this karma thing where the more tools I take, the more I need.  I used to have an International 5-ton to pull my trailer with that featured a gas-engine powered miller welder-generator and an air hose on a reel.  That cussed thing got real exciting to drive cross-country.
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Offline lostagain

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Re: 6 Most Important Emergency Items
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2012, 04:50:02 PM »
Everything mentioned above, plus beer in the fridge. Enough tools I could just about do an inframe on the side of the road, LOL.

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