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What do you carry in your cab/truck tool boxes?

Off the top of my head;
Set of screwdrivers
Set of wrenches
Little socket/rachet set
4-way
Small floor jack
Full size crowbar
various rachet/bunjee's/rope
30' 20klb loop strap
extra hitch pin
20' 10klb strap w/hooks
6' 30klb tree saver strap
jumper cables
rain jacket/suit
big *** shackle
empty 1gal gas can
1gal coolant
blanket
tire plug kit
12v air compressor
12v halogen spotlight
big blue tarp
first aid kit

thats about all i can think of off the top of my head. Whatta ya got?

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The compressor and tank for my horns is mounted in my bed box, still need to make it so I can fill tires with it even tho it's only 2 gallons its better then nothing lol.
I keep a crappy 2 piece fishing rod w/ reel in case I'm somewhere and see somewhere to fish
A cast net
A tackle bag thing
A tiedown
And I believe thats it lol
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Well I usually carry tools in my toolbox.


I also carry a tow strap and a spare set of CVs.
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Tow strap
Rope
Wrenches
Screw Drivers
Socket set
Hammer
Rubber Mallet
Drill
Drill Bits
Trailer hitch
Tow hook
Allen wrenches
Tape measures
Gloves
Crowbar
Floor Jack
20' Chain(don't use it unless it's an emergency)
...and maybe some other stuff.
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tow strap
hitch
winter gloves
fire extinguisher
extra serpt belt


i think thats it
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Screwdriver (6 in 1)
Maglite (used all the time...recommend anyone to have)
30' tow strap
saw
sleeping bag
zip ties
tie downs
gloves
lighter
bungee cords
CV shaft (torn boot)
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tow strap and rope
rope/bungee cords
two tool sets
oil
haynes manual
flash light
torque wrench
circuit city auto shop blanket
screws/nuts/bolts
jumper cables
car cleaning supplies
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I just put milk crates in my bed (cap), i have oil for the truck/atv, gear lube, chain, 3 recovery ropes, extra winch wire, jumper cables, d-shackle, gloves, rain and cold jacket, boots, coolant, and winshield washer fluid...oh and wd40!, and also my drop hitch and lock!

edit: and my light, inverter, and sometimes my spare battery.
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i need to pickup a good lighter and assortment of zipties. keep 'em coming.
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I forgot the zipties...I do have plenty of those!

I need to get another toolbox and keep it organized, i just have milk crates now...been thinking of something different, and easy. Maybe plano boxes?
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Glad to know I don't keep too much stuff:

2.5 filled gas tank
large funnel
3/8" socket set
1/4" socket set
wrenches
pliers
vise grips
micro torch
Allen wrenches
screwdrivers
viair 380
old license plate to keep compressor from sliding around
3 gallon tank
50' hose
20' coil hose
air chuck
air blow nozzle
spare air hose connectors and hose clamps
spare light bulbs (3157 and 194)
fuses
crimper
spade and electrical connector kit
alligator clips
tarp
bungees
tie down straps
electrical tape
Teflon/pipe tape
shrink wrap
soldering gun
solder
50' extension cord
400w inverter
air gauges (0-160 & 0-200 psi)
beach blanket
spare pad locks
old train horn solenoid
clear safety glasses
6' tow strap
torque wrench
tire plug kit
tap-on LED lights
300+ misc. zip-tie kit, lol
spare radio bracket (not sure why I have it
Bag of shop rags
Jumper cables


I think that about sums up my low-profile tool box. :)

I never realized how much I had until I was asked to list it, lol. I guess I should go take some stuff out and I will get better mileage.

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duct tape, rope and a shovel.



sorry, couldnt resist, and i dont even have a tool box in the truck :D
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3 x 50' extension cord
Duct tape
Compressor & 20' hose
Framing Nailer
Finsh Nailer
Staple gun
Tow rope
Framing hammer x 2
28v drill
28v saw & eletric saw
28v sawzall & eletric sawzall
Framing Sq x 2
Case of assorted screws
Maglite
Jumper cables
2 x tools boxes in the cab full of carpenters tools
Tool box with electrical testers & stuff
drywall screw guns x 2
Drywall knifes
electric planner
hand planners x 2
Levels x 3
string line
chalk line x 2
crow bars x 3
fire extinguisher
Tape measures x 2
Gloves x 2 pair
Drill bits x 1 box
Locks and chains x 2
Aluminum truck rack.
Truck weight is around 4,600Ibs daily

That's the short list, from day to day i carry more depending on what job im doing

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set of basic hand tools
offroad gear
chair
first aid kit
spotlight
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cab: cds, jacket, blanket, rice krispy treats, flashlights, condoms, first aid kit.

toolbox: set of tools, air tank, compressor, 3x30' strap and shackles, another flashlight, shovel, duct tape, jumper cables, straps,


theres more but i can't remember. lol.

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2 tool boxes with tools
basketball
tape
gloves
jack
half quart of oil
jumper cables
rope
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duct tape, rope and a shovel.
That's all you need for even the most life threatening trail or road side problem.
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toolbox with your basic goodies
gloves
4 way lug
tow strap
ratchet straps and bungees
flashlight
lighters
knife
headlight bulbs and misc. other bulbs
lock de-icer
stock taillights
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tow strap
log chain
various sizes of ropes
bungees
4 way
floor jack
random U bolts
broom
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I wish i could have a toolbox but if i get one i cant carry my bike in it anymore. Only thing tools wise that i have in the cab is a maglite, and a cigarette lighter air compressor thing comes in handy.
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You could get a side mount.
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4 way
30' tow strap
heavy ratchet strap
couple of ratchets
6 way screwdriver
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You could get a side mount.
Thought about it how do those things mount?
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15 foot tow strap
5 foot jumpers
mechanics gloves 2 pair
screwdrivers
allen head wrenches
hammer
rags
flash light
aid kit
bungies
skateboard
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tow strap
tow rope
a couple clevaces
wrenches, ratchets, sockets
BFH
hitch w/ 2" ball, or pintle hitch (depending on whats on the truck)
wiring connectors & stuff
electrical tape
jumper cables
spotlight
axe
spare air filter
comealong
jack
cinch straps
usually a knife or two
oh and my air horns

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