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*** What do you carry on the trail? ***

Discussion in 'Blazin Trails' started by pauly383, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    I like to take spares etc with me in case and so far I have a good assortment . Later when I am recovered from lifting truck I need to get some more. Wife is getting my a hi-lift and tow strap for my birthday too:) Well here is what I carry, let me know if this is enough to carry for now:

    Basics -
    Frame mounted towhooks. Strong receiver out back. Jumper cables. Ratchet straps.
    Jack and lugwrench. Water and other truck fluids . Various nuts and bolts. Rope and wire. Two flashlights and batteries. Tools including hub socket.

    Spares -
    U-joints for front yoke rear yoke and I also have spare assembled shaft I may take.
    12 bolt rear axle. I need front axles, but I got u-joints for them. Ignition parts coil, module, wires , and rotor. Mechanical fuel pump. Oil sender. Gaskets and sealer for basic stuff. Various nuts and bolts. Rope and wire.

    Other stuff -
    Shovel, need axe. Knife. Sleeping bag and pillows. Some clothes. Cooler with water for people ( potable ) MUST HAVE IN AZ. Food and beer ( moderation ) and soda.

    What do you carry? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  2. az-k5

    az-k5 1/2 ton status

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    I run about the same. I always have a good set of sockets, a rear d-shaft, assorted u-joints, hi-lift, 2 straps and a tree hugger, d-rings, H2O, oils, axe & shovel, a BFH and a good punch. A punch can often work as a specialty tool. I can remove/install spindle nuts, balljoint sleeves, races, pins, bolts and a slew of other items with a good punch. As far as other tools go I like to bring a robzilla along on the trail. Shear a shackle bolt and want to upgrade at the same time... no problem there is a drill and a small hardware store in that rig /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif.
     
  3. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    [ QUOTE ]
    small hardware store in that rig

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    I like that /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif In the bottom of my trail box, and my tool box is the strangest assortment of oddball stuff. I have with me things I may never use like an old intake mouted choke thermostat coil, with rod /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif Looking forward to wheeling Saturday and hope I am prepared enough. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. heavy4x4

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    What I carry (all the time!):

    -Hi-lift
    -clevis for attaching strap to receiver hitch
    -3"x30' tow strap
    -ratchet straps, bungees, and some rope
    -full toolbox (wrenches, pliers, ratchets/sockets, etc)
    -cheater pipe
    -duct tape
    -tire pressure gauge
    -fire extinguisher (in console)
    -large flashlight (in console)
    -knife
    -Napa 447 u-joint
    -Front d-shaft u-joint
    -"T" lug nut wrench
    -Spindle socket (combo for D44 and 14 bolt)
    -snap-ring pliers
    -a small supply of nuts and bolts
    -spare front shackle (left-over from swapping in the ORD HD...probably won't ever need them)
    -Orange Gojo hand wipes
    -jumper cables
    -section of tarp
    -first-aid kit
    -road flares
    -blanket
    -fluids (motor oil, tranny, and coolant)
    -WD-40 or PB Blaster
    -blue RTV
    -jb weld
    -"gas tank repair" epoxy

    When I go offroading, I also throw in:
    -hydraulic bottle jack
    -15/16" deep socket (for u-bolts)
    -BFH
    -large crescent wrench.

    Well, unless I forgot something, that's pretty much everything I carry in my 'burb...gotta love big vehicles! /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif

    SEE IT ALL HERE /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  5. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    I forgot to write down some of that stuff, got a lot of that . Little by little I collect it. I have an old GT bmx bike seatpost as a cheater for 3/8's ratchet, and an old pipe for bigger ratchets. Just this weekend I figured out that my shovel can go behind my spare tire. Thanks for posting.
    Paul /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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  6. az-k5

    az-k5 1/2 ton status

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    I forgot main leafs and center pins along with an extra tie rod and drag link complete with ends. Krawlin' a K5 is hard on everything. As for breaker bars and such I just use a deep set 11/16 with a long extension attatched then slide the ratchet into the socket an wa-la a 14" 3/8 ratchet, same goes for a 1/2 drive (I do carry a breaker bar for it as well). Another tool trick is to cut off one tip on a cross wrench or 4-way (the size you don't have for lugs, usually the smallest one), and weld a 1/2" extension to it so you have a cross breaker bar that can work on any 1/2" socket. And for you fuel injected guys a multimeter is a good tool along with a spool of 10-12 ga wire.
     
  7. 79Stomper

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    I though I carried alot of stuff. /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif I always plan for the worst and the typr of trip I am on.

    Standard
    -Top Box of Roll Away (loaded)
    -Mini Compressor
    -Enough to live in woods for a few days ie food, water, fire
    -Recovery Equipment
    -10 Gal Fuel- truck has a drinking problem
    -Fire Extinguisher
    -CB
    -A wheelin partner- my most important- with enough balls to pull me out of whatever I get into

    Haven't gotten to the point to carry extra drive shafts yet, one more thing, bubble gum and electrical tape, for any leak that may pop up. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  8. Hossbaby50

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    Here is my shortlist of stuff. Some of it may have been modified though since I have installed TPI since I wrote the list.

    fuel filters
    >fuel pump
    >6ft fuel line
    >assorted vacuum lines
    >assorted vacuum connections
    >1 set spare shackles
    >1 set Warn Premium locking hubs
    >rear driveshaft
    >front driveshaft
    >#447 conversion joint
    >4 1310 ujoints
    >2 297x ujoint
    >1 set spare front axleshafts (inner and outer, both sides)
    >inner wheel bearing & race
    >outer wheel bearing & race
    >3 #4018 Champion Truck Spark Plugs
    >1 ignition coil
    >1 cap
    >1 rotor
    >1 pickup coil
    >1 full set plug wires (w/coil wire and extra wires too)
    >1 alternator
    >1 full set of belts (used)
    >1 set spider gears (14bff)
    >1 ignition module & condensor
    >Gasket making material
    >1 Trans filter (for external trans filter)
    >1 water pump
    >1 #38872 brakeline (front extended)
    >1 brakeline (front stock)
    >RTV
    >Gasket material (sheets of you cut it)
    >Gasket Sealent
    >Lock tight
    >JB Weld
    >teflon tape
    >electrical tape
    >5 qt. Motor oil
    >5 qt. trans fluid
    >1 1/2 qt Brake fluid
    >3 qt Gear oil
    >1 can starting fluid
    >1 can fix a flat
    >1 can WD40
    >2 tubes grease (small tubes)
    >2 gallons radiator water
    >radiator hose patch tape
    >lower radiator hose (used)
    >Assorted fuses (flat & round)
    >electrical connectors
    >electrical wire
    >2 spare tires (2 35" spares)
    >1 spare draglink
    >....
    >
    >Tools & such...
    >
    >159 piece Craftsman tool kit
    >2-1/2 to 3/8" adapter
    >1-3/8 to 1/2" adapter
    >2-3/8 to 1/4" adapter
    >2-6" 1/2" extensions
    >2-3" 3/8" extensions
    >1-20" 1/2 extension
    >2-3/8" ujoints
    >1-1/2" ujoint
    >1-1/4" ujoint
    >5/16" threw 1" wrenches
    >10mm-17mm wreches
    >Channel locks
    >Lineman plyers
    >Fire Extinguisher
    >Vise Grips (small & large)
    >wire dykes (small & large)
    >Electrical plyers
    >Standard plyers
    >Niddle Nose Plyers (small & large)
    >Hacksaw
    >Impact driver set
    >Deadblow hammer
    >Sledge hammer (2lb)
    >Distributor wrench
    >Timing Gun
    >Assorted screw drivers
    >shovel
    >factory jack
    >Hi-Lift Jack (60")
    >jumper cables (2 gauge, extended)
    >metal files (small & large)
    >feeler gauge
    >hub nut socket
    >Torx set
    >allen head set
    >Torx set (for ratchet)
    >allen head for diff cover bolts (for ratchet)
    >eyeglass screwdriver
    >Awl
    >safety glasses
    >Tire pressure gauge
    >1 pair leather work gloves
    >1 3"x30' snatch strap
    >1 25' tow chain
    >1 4' chain
    >1 light duty snatch block
    >1 light duty shackle
    >assorted bungy cords
    >rope
    >tie wire (bailing wire)
    >duct tape
    >hose clamps (small to large)
    >assorted nuts, bolts, nails, etc
    >electrical wire
    >zip ties
    >1 fluid pump
    >....
    >
    >Survival gear & such...
    >
    >5 lb sleeping bag (rated 0*F)
    >1 heavy packing quilt
    >12 gauge shotgun
    >assorted 12 gauge ammo (birdshot - slugs)
    >waterproof matches
    >flint & steel
    >1 USMC Kabar Knife
    >1 large hunting knife (cheap)
    >axe
    >1 medium size knife
    >2 pocket knives
    >1 small container gunpower (fire starter)
    >4 packs Trioxine fuel (fire starter & meal heater)
    >4 tablets Trioxine fuel
    >2 compasses
    >1 CB radio
    >1 pack emergency rations (6 bars)
    >2 full MRE
    >3 MRE entree
    >2 pairs gloves (woolen)
    >1 signal mirror
    >2 MRE desserts
    >2 first aid kits
    >2 military issue rolls of trip wire
    >2 flashlights (w/spare batts & bulbs)
    >2 pair medium weight socks
    >extra cloths
    >medium weight jacket
    >drinking water
    >3 tarps
    >1 sewing kit (aka stiches)
    >1 bottle iodine
    >2 water sanitizer tablet kits
    >1 whistle
    >2 emergency blankets
    >spare footwear
    >1 HD D-ring
    >pens, paper, maps
    >rifle grease
    >bug repellent


    Harley

    P.S. I just got a power inverter so I will probably start to carry a drill, sawzall, & angle grinder, etc on trail runs.
     
  9. therobzilla

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    This is a great post, and I sure would like to add to it, But......... /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif

    There is just not enought room on this page to get it all in without crashing the server..... /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif

    I will try to hit on what I carry, just don't fall asleep when by the time you finish reading what I carry.

    Here goes:

    1/2" complete socket set w/ breaker bar and extensions
    3/8" complete socket set w/ extensions etc..
    1/4" complete socket set w/ extensions etc..
    1/2" impact socket set
    3/8" impact socket set
    1/2" air impact wrench
    3/8" air impact wrench
    air cuttoff wheel
    3/8" air ratchet
    air angle die grinder
    1 5/16" 1/2" socket for pinion nut and trans case nut and ball joint nuts
    Complete ball joint press
    complete punch/chisel set
    BFH
    1/2" air drill
    titanium drill bits
    Ball joint adjusting wrench
    Hub socket
    Blue Glue
    Cotter Pins
    Zip Ties
    Saftey Glasses
    Welding Goggles
    6018 Welding rods
    other assorted welding rods for cast iron to Steel
    two complete sets of jumper cables
    Volt meter
    Test Lite
    Every fuse imagineable to mankind
    16 gauge wire complte roll
    14 gauge wire complte roll
    18 gauge wire complte roll
    12 gauge wire complte roll
    Actual fuse connectores
    Black tape
    AAA, AA, C, D batteries 4 of each
    Lug studs for rear disc brake conversion
    Extra wheel for cuttoff grinder
    Extra pads for angle grinder
    Easy outs all sizes
    All cripming electrial connectors
    JB Weld Normal
    JB Weld Kwik dry
    Dielectric Grease
    Lock Tite
    Telon Tape
    Air Hose Fittings male and female
    Complete set of Box wrenches
    Complte set of screwdrivers
    Complte set of wire cutters/crimper tool
    Pliers
    Monkey wrench
    1 1/8" open end wrench
    Distributor wrench tool
    Pick tools
    Snap ring pliers bot straight and 90 degrees
    Heavy duty extended magnet
    Razor blades
    10MM open end wrench
    Pickle fork for ball joints and pry bar
    socket set size adptors
    complete set of gear wrenches
    Razor knife w/ repalcement blades
    Every size known to man spent brass ammo shells, Great gasket cutters.
    5 flash lites
    Spare ECM computer for Tune Port
    Spare Fuel pump relay
    spare distributor cap
    spare distrbutor wire
    3 ton hydraulic jack and handle
    5" 4x4 wood block
    3' piece of 1 5/16" bottie tube
    1 complete outter spindle
    10 assorted ujoints all sized for all axles
    1 bag assorted tie down straps
    2 warn hubs new spare
    2 warn hub fuses
    1 spare fuel pump
    1 50 ft air hose
    1 air ceaning chuck
    1 snapon 1/4" screwdrive set will all sizes
    metric and sae allen wrenches
    3 d44 sub shafts
    3 inner short side shafts
    1 12 bolt rear shaft
    1 17/32" drill bit
    1 upper and 1 lower ball joint new
    2 3/4" heim joints
    complete set of cross shaft pin for GM 12 bolt with bolt and ring gear bolts with shims for carrier
    Ring gear makring compound
    1 tube of antisiez
    1 bag of bungie cords
    2 3x5 tarps
    1 complete adult rain suite kit w/ suspenders
    1 upper and 1 lower raditor hose for my blazer
    1 complete set of fan belts for blazer
    1 front spare drive shaft
    1 rear spare drive shaft
    1 fire extingusier
    1 complete long side axle front dana 44 ready to replace
    1 complete short side axle dront dana 44 ready to replace
    1 very complete first aid kit w/ stitches kit and epi stick
    1 short handled shovel
    2 warn snatch blocks
    1 10 tree saver
    1 20' snatch strap
    3 shackles
    1 pair of leather gloves
    1 remote winch controler
    1 water gerry can
    1 gas gerry can
    2 cans of brake cleaner
    1 can trans fluid
    1 container brake fluid dot 3
    2 qts 90 weight oil
    1 qt 10w40 oil
    1 can wd40
    1 can silicone spray
    1 can starter fluid
    1 container of Rain x
    1 container hand cleaner
    1 long funnel
    3 air gauges
    5 valve stems
    3 steel replacemnt valves
    complete tire repair kit /w radial kits and plugs
    Front d 44 yoke
    Front output shaft yoke
    Rear 12 1350 yoke
    rear output shaft yoke for 205 w/ bolt
    U bolt straps for all axles
    Spare GM 12 bolt bearing and seal
    Slide hammer w/ bearing remover
    205 output yoke seal
    Complted dana 44 ring gear bolts and cross shaft pins
    More bolts, washers, nuts, than you could possibly imagne
    Rubber gloves
    Front retaining nuts for Dana 44 for spindle
    Grease gun and spear grease tubes
    Steering rag joint replacement w/ bolts
    4 road flares, great for starting fires
    Steering wheel remover
    Leaf spring center pins,
    all shackle bolts for all sizes
    Spare front main leaf, I run jeep springs
    Every size hose clamp you could possibly imagine including MPFI hose clamps
    Radiator stop leak *Bars
    Gas tank stop leak Bars
    Small bearing retainer clips for Front axles
    Vacume tube, all hose sizes
    3 tire pressure gauges
    Complete TPI repair manual
    Complete 1992 camaro repair manual
    Insurance card for health insurance for both my son and I
    In case of emergency contact information lamaniated in the glove box in bright green paper.
    2 complete MRE Meals



    Im really sure I have forgotten something too.... For real

    I carry all of this stuff and more. This is all I can remembe withoug going out in the garage and checking.

    It's a little heavy but I still wheel the #hit out of it.

    Rob
     
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    Paul, If you can't assemble a decent idea of things to carry between me and Rob and everyone else you are SOL my friend. If Rob doesn't have it or I don't have it you probably don't need it, can't get it, or have to order it from God knows where. If you are on a trail with Rob and it can't be fixed we are just going to strip your truck for parts cause it ain't getting fixed. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  11. pauly383

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    It won't be long.........I love parts, I will find room /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Rob, can you believe I got tagged for not having my "green sheet"? I don't know how it got out of the glove box, but somehow in the past year it did. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

    pauley, make sure you have a spare ECM for your truck. Beyond that a basic set of tools (including stuff for hub disassembly), 1st aid kit, water, food, a quality strap (and somewhere to attach it to), spare tire, fluids, a jack that will lift your truck, a set of spare shafts, a shovel, & some extra cloths would be a good start. Add or remove stuff based on your experiences after a few trips. Last talk to Rob about a "green sheet" if that's who you are wheeling with. If not, let us know and I'll scan one. Its a good thing to have "just in case"
     
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    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    I will talk to Rob, but what exactly is a green sheet? Thanks

    Harley
     
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    pauley, make sure you have a spare ECM for your truck

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    The beauty of it is I am still Q-jetted, so I have full ignition and fuel pump with me. I have to redo my first post as I have added a few things there. I will have my Hi-lift soon ( my wife bought me air tools instead of hi-lift, cant complain there) . I got more bits and pieces. i also just scored a new trailbox that fits all my stuff except driveshaft, toolbox, and axles. I was looking at Harleys truck tonight and have ideas to store stuff under truck so I just need to pack my cooler and toolbox when I leave /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I think a green sheet is a list of contact numbers, family members, stuff your allergic to, medications you take etc.....or I could be completely wrong.... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Good post! At first I thought that was a ton more than I carry, but when I think about it, I have quite a bit of stuff stashed in my rig here and there. Anyway, I wanted to add a couple based on my experience, that I didn't see listed yet. One is u-bolts for u-joints. I found these can be very precious when all you have are the old broken pieces of u-bolt. The other is a starter. Mud does nasty things to starters, then they die at the worst time (is there a good time?). I have tried to get into the habit of buying an extra of any parts I break, so I can throw it in the rig, or at least in the tow rig tool box if I don't have room. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    I carry a starter solinoid. That is what usually goes around here. Not much mud in AZ. I carry ujoint straps because they are what is on my truck along with extra bolts. Now that I went crossover steering I think I am going to carry all the parts to convert back to standard steering in my truck just incase I break it beyond easy repair. (sector shaft, draglink, raised steering arm, steering arm)

    Harley
     
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    jarheadk5 1/2 ton status

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    Can you scan a blank "green sheet" and post it here? I can think of info I'd put on it, but I'm sure there's plenty I'm not thinking of...
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Can do. I'll try to find a blank one or I'll scan mine and block out my info. Basicly its an emergency sheet for you, including insurance info. Don't forget one for each passenger too. Our club (Rob was a member before moving to AZ, he might still be, I don't know) prints them on green paper, hence the term "green sheet". Sorry about the slow response, I forgot about this thread.
     

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