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Old 10-25-2006
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I keep all my carpenter hand tools in my cab in two boxes, i know they wont get stolen because the boxes are to big and to heavy to move.
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i keep a big and small D-ring, tow strap, flashlight, 2 ratchet straps, jumper cables, extra fuses, permanet maker and paper, 2 flares (secret spot), and the stock jack stuff
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old military shovel, 3 tow strpas 2 with d rings. mag lite standard and metric wrenches, stock jack, extra fluids, jumper cables, fix-a-flat, bungee cords, and a football(never know when your ganna be bored), all inmy tool box and assorted knives in console!
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sounds like a cool idea... i just leave a socket set and a lug wrench
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small shovel
tow strap
louis slug (louisville Slugger cut in half, fits very nicely)
fuses
factory jack
winter gloves (for Flagstaff trips)
jumper cables

If something happens that these things wont fix, ill have a buddy tow me to my toolbox at work.
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A compressor, tire repair kit, standard and metric socket set, ajustable wrench, a wire repair kit and fuses, a good pair of gloves, ice scraper, folding shovel, extra oil, tow strap, 4 or 5 ratchet ties, clamp on towing lights for incase I need to tow a trailer that doesn't have working or reliable lights, a good flashlight, a spare belt and a piece or heater hose and a couple of splice kits, and a multitool and cell phone on my belt at all times.
Most are stuffed behind and under the seat, in the glove box, or in a box that sits on the floor. The box gets put in back if I need pasenger room.
If I was to take a long trip, I think I'd toss in a full toolbox just in case, if you have it, you probably won't need it, if you leave it home, that's the time you'll need it.
When my truck had less miles, I didn't worry as much, but now I tend to think more about what if something breaks.
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Camoflauge Wingshooters belt with 2 boxes of 12ga shells
Bottle of Fresh earth hunting spray
125 PC Stanley tool set.
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Breakover and Socket for lug nuts.
3 Rachet Straps
25 CD Case
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Maglight, set of screwdrivers, rachet set, condoms, tow hook, flares, batteries.
good idea
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my AAA card in my wallet...
love this guy... lol icescrapper and thats only because i dont think AAA will come out for that....
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Nothing, no jack, no spare tire.. Less is better for me.
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I always have a small toolbox with most items mentioned above. I also keep a waterproof jacket at all times and in the winter I keep a small bag with an old sweater, gloves, socks and a hat. It may seem like overkill, but if something ever happens you'll be thankful you have the extra clothes to stay warm.
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I had one of thoes Jump Boxes with the Air Comp. Mine didn't hold a charge very long, and I never used it. After a while the internal battery would not even charge anymore. I ended up giving it away to a friend. He was going to see if he could replace the battery, but he couldn't. So he tossed it.
Why couldn't he? I sell replacement batts for those all day long. 35 bucks and you'd have been back in business....
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I carry to much stuff most of the time. this is everything I can think of off the top of my head right now.

just about every tool you would need to get you home.
different lenghts of wire and connectors
power inverter
flashlights (al least three)
full rain gear
sleeping bag
tent
recovery straps and shackles
bungie cords and ratchet straps
jumper cables
coveralls
winter hat and gloves
blanket
Highlift jack
winch (will be mounted Sat.)
Bottle jack
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hmm...looks like I wasn't thinking big enough...I need to get more stuff, and find a place!

just a few Q's:

1.) what's a hi-lift? my guess it just does the job of a jack, just better

2.) who has all this stuf in a reg cab?? telemaster, I'll def. checkout the space under the hood

3.) is there any way of externally mounting a shovel? Can I get a rack in the bed of the truck?
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the high lift is a multi use jack that can be use for alot of things beside a jack.

you could make a simple shovel mount but I just carry a miltary shovel, it is small and fold up.
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I keep almost all of my tools in my tool box. I have screw drivers, wrenches, sockets(cheap set), straps, rope and all kinds of other stuff.
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Aint got nothin except 2 12's behind the seat, and some cds in the arm rest. need to put the jack and lug wrench back in when I get a spare tire.
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ok...I got a good start today:

I saw a 22pc open/closed ended wrench set at advance auto parts on sale for $20:

http://advanceauto.shoplocal.com/adv...pagenumber%3d3

It has a lifetime warranty, comes in a plastic carry-case, and are 15% longer than your regular sized wrenches (I find this is useful in getting leverage for torque).

I bought one set to leave in the truck and it's a good thing, because my new gatorback belts started squealing unbearably loud today, so I pulled over, broke out the wrenches and tightened the belts down on the spot. Squealing? Gone.

I'll post here when I see more deals on tools...
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wow,you guys need a van in tow as well with all the stuff in yalls trucks.lol,i have a gun and a cell phone so i dont need anything else.lol.im the kind of person that doesnt do things just in case.lol
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Last but not least.....1/2 pint of Jack Daniels to keep the "Snow Snakes" away. I have carried this bottle for about 15 years and have never encountered a snow snake yet. See...... it works.

Rog
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I got jumper cables and every fluid that truck would ever need. And that's about all the room I got.
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