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Old 08-03-2008
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ie downs a four way, a jack, tons of screws and screwgun tips, hand tools, old doorknobs, assorted valves and plumbing pieces, sandpaper door cylinders, screen repair tool, first aid kit a couple of flashlights .. all kinds of j unk for the business
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Old 08-03-2008
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lol you guys carry a ton of crap! no wonder your mpg sucks.

for me depends what im doin.

everyday-cell phone, winch, shackles, sand

ton of tools, straps, chains, etc

if the tool box is in- shoes, serp belt, straps, chains, screw driver, crescent wrench
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Old 08-03-2008
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In the bed:
4 ratcheting tie downs
1 jack mounted to the side of the bed.
1 colemann cooler, usually stocked with beer, gatorade and ice.

In the cab:
Stock lug wrench and jack/spare extentions
2' breaker bar with socket (the lug wrench I use)
power inverter

and of course, the prerequisite hottie.

At times I'll have my tool box in the back, and there's too much in there to list. Lets just say, I'm riding low(er) when its in.
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Old 08-03-2008
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I don't carry a whole lot actually. When I had my old truck I had the toolbox in the bed plum full. I just carry now:

Tow Strap (Sometimes, depends on where I am going)
Vise Grips
Screw drivers Gallor
Electrical Tape
Bungie Cords
A dentist like tool (Use it alot on stuff)
Leather Gloves
Water Boots (depends on what I am doing on the farm that day)
Fire Crackers (who knows)
Spare cigarette lighters and their holders (I have no clue why)
12V "Y"
Sometimes my .38 (Depends upon what part of town I am going on)
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Old 08-03-2008
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When I go off road I bring:
Hi Lift jack
30' 20klb strap

Sleeping bag
Extra sweats
Drinking Water
jumper cables
empty 1 gal gas can
1gal coolant/water
Spare tire in a can/12V Air compressor
12v halogen spotlight
first aid kit
battery jumper/light
Other items depending on trip/destination
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Old 08-03-2008
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dont have a tool box so this is all in the cab.

screw driver set
crescent wrench
wrench set
allen wrench set
tow strap
d shackle
sometimes chain
different length pieces of rope
different length bungees
socket set and Ratchet
set of pliers
couple of different spare light bulbs
Ratchet straps
couple feet of wire
electrical tape
2 flashlights
stock jack and lug wrench set
fix a flat
window wipes to clean the windows
spare brake fluid
1 gal of water
couple of rags
paper towels
jumper cables
aa batteries

All but most the tools which are crammed in a small cheap plastic tool box, the tow strap, and flashlights are behind the jump seats.

It think that is it. Ohh also my sub woofer and amps if you want to count that.
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Old 08-04-2008
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Milk crate with all the fluids and a tool bag with all the basic tools along with,

duct tape
tire repair kit
first aid kit
plastic gas can
bottle jack
jumper cables
hiking boots
paper towels

but if I go wheeling then theres a whole other list of items...
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Old 08-04-2008
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Bed (Under Tonneau in multiple shoeboxes and milk crates)

Duct tape
Paper towels
Waterproof matches
Stock jack and lug wrench kit
First-Aid kit
Tire Repair kit
LED warning lights (Use them like flares in case of emergency; tap on, tap off)
Tool set
Tire Pressure Gauge
Bungee cords
Spare beach towel.

In the cab.....

iPod player
Gas-cap lock key
Extra shirt, shorts, boxers, socks
Basketball Shoes
Yankees fitted hat for cruisin =)
$3 white Kanye imposter stunner shades
Hollister cologne
Orbit gum, always on hand.
Bridge tickets. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dingman%27s_Ferry_Bridge
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Old 08-04-2008
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I'll play,

wilderness survival kit (homemade)
4 large bottles of water
granola bars
old rappelling rope
lug wrench
jumper cables
various straps
garbage bags
blocks of wood
spark plug gapper
tire pressure gauge
assorted spare fuses.

EHH I can't think of the rest right now and it's raining so not gonna go look.
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Old 08-04-2008
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Tow Strap
Set of tools
1 qt. of oil
Power-steering fluid
small Ford jack
2 gallon fuel container
set of rain gear
jumper cables
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Old 08-04-2008
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extra clothes, skim board, boogie board, wetsuit, tons of sand, backpack, wet towells, trash, fins, sometimes my laptop. all in the back of the cab.
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Old 08-04-2008
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a log, from a campground in the Grand Tetons, and the Rain Fly from my tent, in a bag... cuz im lazy, and cant be bothered to take this stuff outta my bed...

What i really want to have in the back of my truck tho, is a tool kit, 3 tow ropes, and a leatherman.
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Old 08-04-2008
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Originally Posted by zabeard View Post
lol you guys carry a ton of crap! no wonder your mpg sucks.
Good point! Youd think some of these guys haul everything they own in their trucks!
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Old 08-04-2008
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I am just glad this truck did not come with a topper like my last one, it was full of milk crates of stuff. This way my little low-pro toolbox only holds what I "need" lol.
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Old 08-04-2008
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Originally Posted by 08XLT4x4 View Post
Good point! Youd think some of these guys haul everything they own in their trucks!
It's nice to be as useful as possible if your buddy needs help, you break something, or the like. Thats my reasoning atleast. 3.0 sucks as is, another 100lbs won't kill it.
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Old 08-04-2008
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fire gear,
milk crate for my random things i just need to throw there, (i think theres three quarts of tranny fluid for my mustang and a fancy funnel i need that i just bought)
1 gallon coolant.
bug spray
tie downs.
fishing pole/tackle box
obviously zip ties, wd40 and duct tape
yeah, not too much. i dont offroad.
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Old 08-04-2008
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In my cab?

My gun
Golf Driver
couple burned cd's
bungee cords and straps if I haul anything.
work gloves.

not to much since its a regular cab.
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Old 08-04-2008
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dont have toolbox but in my cab
1 12" sub
tow rope
jumper cables
factory jack and connections
electrical repair kit
bunch of trash coins and the occaional t-shirt or two

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Old 08-04-2008
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All I have lying around, no box, in the cab: the useless stock jack, a rusted screw driver, and an old first-aid kit..nada in the bed.. pretty sad considering I work at northern tools, lol.

might have to do some shopping.. making a list!
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Old 08-04-2008
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Hi all,

Here is what I have in my truck. Bear in mind that I live in S Florida so its hard to have offroading gear on pavement. However, if I were to go hunting offroad then I would take the following:

Paper filter to replace the K&N filter that I currently have, and when I am done, replace filters and store the paper filter in box.

Spare fluids in case of scuba driving.

Tow strap

Hi Lift with ****** block D ring

Air compressor

Tire plug kit

Spare clothes

First aid kit

Firearms-I live in S Florida and its shootout city every day

Tent-space blanket sleeping bag



Road Atlas and if offroading a Topo map with the trail roads on it

Small tools to make field repairs


Emergency cash

Spare Belt

If I was really going out of the way, I would probably look into a spare driveshaft and U-joints

Rain gear

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Old 08-04-2008
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I have a spare driveshaft if you are interested, lol. Probably not but PM me for details.
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Old 08-04-2008
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Lets see , tool bag with basic screw drivers and electrical tools , tool box with metric and standard wrenches , metric and standard sockets 1/4 , 3/8 , 1/2 . Electrical stuff , end crimps , butt conectors , tape , zip ties , batteries , mag light , spot light , maps
4 way tire iron , high lift , bolt cutters , hatchet , small shovel , rope , tow straps , 75' 1/2" recovery wire with leads , jumper cables , rain suit , boots with socks , (winter a bag with my hunting clothes for warmth and spare jacket )

1 mossberg 500 entry - 10 rds slugs , 10 rds 000buck 1 box #4 long range and #8s
and normally either my 9MM 226 with 3 hicaps or 229 .40cal with 3 hicaps
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Old 08-04-2008
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The side pockets of the box hold straps an rope. Have since added some more tools, jumper cables, jack, gallon o drinking water.

The cab on any given day you'll find a lil 20gage shotgun tucked behind the back seats an a box o shells in the door for it, A small tackle box, camera,huntin pack, binoculars, mixed ammo for god knows how many different guns,

And for those that think you cant fit a bike in the back if you have a bed box, your wrong. You can haul a full sized dirtbike around without an issue. Only one bike though.
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Old 08-04-2008
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Roadside emergency kit (basic tools, flares, jumper cables, vest, etc.)
tow strap
spider net
3 tie downs
dog bone
girl stuff (lotion, hair brush, hair bands, etc.)
chargers for every electronic device I carry
tire gauge
rubber gloves

when I had my box I also had chains, coveralls, and 2 roasting sticks
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Old 08-04-2008
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I'm definately forgetting a lot of stuff, but here's what I can remember....no wonder my truck sits lower in the rear compared to most rangers I park next to!

Side pockets and bottom of box:
About 50 bungee cords or varying lengths
ratchet straps
jumper cables
atc fuses
spare bulbs
Military entrenching tool (Folding shovel w/ pick)
Full-sized shovel
Large tool bag:
circular saw
chargers and batts
metal shears
leather gloves
insulated thermal gloves
drill bits and saw blades
Med tool bag:
screw drivers
pliers of every kind
Mini torch
ratchets quarter and three eighths drive
sockets for ratchets
assortment of solderless connectors
basically...everything and anything.
much more!

Most important thing:
5'X8' piece of half inch plywood....can be used as a platform, something to lay on, traction, can be cut into shims for projects, or can be propped up in bed to serve as a backrest when using bed of truck in conjuncture with a female counterpart.

Last edited by TSabourin; 08-04-2008 at 09:05 PM. Reason: Dropped cell onto keyboard, prematurely posting....whoops!
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