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Wheeling trip, what would you take?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by txbartman, Sep 25, 2001.

  1. txbartman

    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    I am going on my first real wheeling trip in a long time this weekend. It is a club run at a local OHV area with more than 70 rigs signed up. It is my Jimmy's first trip since having all its mods from stock (lift, tires, gears, lockers, etc).

    I plan to stay on the more mild trails this weekend until I am confident in my rigs abilities and mechanical soundness. I am putting together a list of items I plan to bring in case I run into a problem. This is Texas trails, so no rock crawling or anything like that. Just basic trail running. What would you guys add to my list?

    Spare front and rear axles, fully assembled
    Spare driveshaft u-joints
    Lotsa tools (incl. Hi-Lift)
    Rear diff gasket
    Gear oil
    Engine oil
    PS Fluid
    Engine Coolant
    Tranny fluid
    Recovery strap
    ???

    Brian
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  2. LittleJimmy

    LittleJimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Looks pretty good. But I would also grab you some extra fan belts or surpuntine. Depending on which type you have. And some extra spark plugs and wires just in case, air filter.

    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by LittleJimmy on 09/25/01 11:04 AM.</FONT></P>
     
  3. Hossbaby50

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    Take a tow chain with you also. Mine saved my butt last time I was out. The t-case crossmember sheared off the piece of frame it bolts to so I had to run the chain over the frame, and bolt the crossmember to that to get home. Also take your stock jack too. If it weren't for that I couldn't have lifted the t-case and tranny back into place, and I am a big guy.
     
  4. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    Beer
    Duct Tape
    Coat Hanger
    Beer
    Rad. Hose or repair kit
    All fan belts
    JB Weld
    bucket (catching fluids)
    TPaper
    Excedrin
    Beer
    Some kinda compressed air
    Fire starter
    Tarps &amp; rope
    Food &amp; snacks
    Water &amp; soap
    Beer
    extra shoes if going near mud
    any extra truck parts you may have layin around
    fuel pump &amp; line
    Tools to take apart your front hubs
    greese
    ahh heck more Beer and that should doit!!!!


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  5. DuneRunner

    DuneRunner 1/2 ton status

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    Beer,
    Spair Hubs (if you have another set You never know if someone else breaks down they could use it.)
    Grease,
    cameras,
    First Aid kit,
    KEYS, extra set.
    Girl's (a must) ;)
    Rain coats of all kinds.
    Beer, Tent, sleeping bag. Jacket...
    Ect...

    Have fun, KEN


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  6. arq

    arq 1/2 ton status

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    you're forgetting one thing, compressor/air pump. if it will be on gravel or dirt roads you may want to air down your tires. I air down a lot when i go into baja and run through so called grated roads that will make your ride seem like a baby rattle.

    plenty of water and beer.
    flare gun
    CB

    ARQ.

    offroad baja!!!
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  7. DuneRunner

    DuneRunner 1/2 ton status

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    Look up in the search For a post that I put up called
    Packing List.

    KEN

    DANGIT it's not a bronco!
     
  8. UseYourBlinker

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    Fire Extinguisher (Multiple)
    First Aid kit
    Alcohol

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  9. WhiteWhomper

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    What has made me real popular when I have been on trail runs is that I always carry a bag of disposable latex gloves. You can usually pick up a bag of 10 pairs at the local Home Depot for about two bucks. I also carry a drain pan with a lid or a jug to put in old fluids. I also carry a spray bottle with Castroil Super clean in it to clean off parts that I am working on. OK, maybe I carry too much crap, but I figure I'd rather not be the one who breaks on the trail and doesn't have the stuff to fix myself. Now if I could only figure out how to carry a spare tranny....
     
  10. POWERMAD

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    Location:
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    Shovel
    Axe
    come along
    jack stand
    coveralls
    rags
    tire repair kit (plugs)
    flashlight and batteries
    load binder for a chain
    hand cleaner
    white grease (for the hubs)
    flag (for the dunes)
    jumper cables
    wife (optional)

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