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    Since some of the other Freaks are taking care of keeping track of who is registered for PT08, where they are staying and what routes they are taking to get there and back, I thought I would maintain a thread primarily for the “newbie” first timers regarding tools, spare parts and safety equipment (veterans probably already have all this stuff anyhow, but I’m sure they will contribute from their vast knowledge and experience, if anything has been omitted).
    Note: I will amend this list from time to time, to include other contributions.

    Documentation:
    It's a given that you will ensure you have the following;
    - Valid driver’s license (for every driver).
    - Vehicle documentation (Registration & Insurance)
    - Health Insurance documentation
    - Documentation for the Power Tour; (copies of current valid; Driver’s License, Vehicle Registration and Insurance)
    - Hotel Information (addresses, telephone numbers, reservation confirmation numbers, maps/directions to hotels and venue)
    - Maps (from home to first venue, Power Tour route, then back home again)
    - Money and credit cards
    - Rolls of nickels, dimes, and quarters for the toll roads.
    - Address / contact book
    - Business cards (with contact info, screen name, real name, and car description).

    Tools:
    - Working jack (with all parts)
    - basic mechanical tools (wrenches, sockets, screwdrivers, pliers)
    - knife / cutter
    - hammer (don’t laugh)
    - flashlight
    - tape (electrical, duct)
    - 4’ length of 2”x4” (again, don’t laugh)
    - electric tire air pump
    - tire plugs (fix a flat cans if you are so inclined)
    - jumper cables or jumper box (battery charger)
    - RTV type sealer
    - work or latex gloves
    - hand wipes / rags or hand cleaner
    - Card-board (creeper to lay on the ground to work on your car)
    - Water faucet key

    Spare Parts:
    - spare tire (inflated with good tread, full size if possible)
    - new wipers and / or Rain-X
    - engine belts (or a 3x5 card with the lengths of all your fanbelts. there are too many autozone/advance type places to justify carrying them, just know what you need, because they won't)
    - liquids (i.e. anti-freeze, brake fluid, transmission, power steering, etc)
    - light bulbs (headlight, taillight, brake & indicators)
    - distributor rotor and condenser
    - spark plugs
    - fuses
    - flasher can
    - special order items (radiator hoses, 100 amp alternator, etc.)
    - hose repair kit (bulk hoses, clamps and couplers - various sizes)
    - ignition coil or module
    - electric fuel pump
    - EFI - common failing but hard to get sensors and components; coil, module, cam sensor, and MAF

    Safety Equipment:
    - flares or warning signs
    - First Aid kit
    - fire extinguisher
    - Tow rope
    - cell phone and charger
    - handheld radio (walkie talkie)
    - emergency telephone numbers
    - GPS systems (for the hi-tech)
    - Radar detector (know the laws, each state differs)

    Other:
    - Clothes (don't over-pack, get some on tour) Long Pants, Short Pants, Shirts, Underware, Socks, Shoes/Sandels, Light Jacket, belt, Hat, shower kit,
    - Prescriptions
    - Cell phone (don't forget the charger – also listed in Safety)
    - Music (radio, tapes, CD's, etc.)
    - Clip board for driving instructions
    - Gallon or two of water
    - Cleaning supplies & bucket (eg bug remover you know what you need)
    - Sun glasses
    - Sun screen
    - Still or video camera (extra film, cds, sticks, etc.)
    - Good folding chair (one per person)
    - Blankets / Sleeping bags
    - Cooler (with wheels and drain plug, makes a great seat, card playing table, or lunch table, stocked with ice, water, sodas, food, etc.)
    - Umbrella (larger golf type, non-metal handle preferred)
    - 10’x10’ Folding Canopy
    - Large and small zip lock bags

    Obviously, this is too much stuff for the average car to carry, so split it up between others, if you are traveling in a group. Otherwise, prioritize the best you can. And remember, when you pass someone pulled over, stop and see if they need any help. I remember laughing at a story a veteran Long Hauler told me, "I pulled over to have a pee, and twenty other cars stopped to help. Most of them also had a pee, while they were there".

    ;D

  • #2
    Re: Power Tour "Roadtrip Kit" Includes …

    Good thread

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    • #3
      Re: Power Tour "Roadtrip Kit" Includes …

      Steve that's all good, but I'm not driving a 18 wheeler,,,,,,,,
      The cooler is a given, the soft giveaway one from last year works well. Mine does not leak, and a space saver when not in use. Tire plugs, can of Fix a Flat, and hose repair kit are a must. At least one gallon of clean water, to drink if necessary, or for the radiator you just fixed with the hose repair kit. My thoughts,,,,,,,Buddy
      Living the dream!

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      • #4
        Re: Power Tour "Roadtrip Kit" Includes …

        All I'm bringing is a cooler. If that's well stocked, I won't care abou the rest. :o ;D
        I R Bob
        You can't drink all day unless you start in the morning!
        2007 LH, 2008 LH, 2009 LH, 2010 LH, 2011 LH, 2012 DNF/BLOW'D UP, 2013 LH, 2014 LH

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        • #5
          Re: Power Tour "Roadtrip Kit" Includes …

          I wasn't gunna let the cat out of the bag,,,,,,,,I was already counting on your "big" cooler, Bob.
          Living the dream!

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          • #6
            Re: Power Tour "Roadtrip Kit" Includes …

            Originally posted by BluLightning
            All I'm bringing is a cooler. If that's well stocked, I won't care abou the rest. :o ;D
            Dude, if your cooler is "well stocked", then you will have all the help you need !!!

            ;D

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            • #7
              Re: Power Tour "Roadtrip Kit" Includes …

              Boy!!! am I in trouble. :-[ I only have room for my cloths, and maybe a small cooler. Thank God for Triple A. ;D
              It's not the destination, but the journey and the friends you make along the way that counts.

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              • #8
                Re: Power Tour "Roadtrip Kit" Includes …

                We don't even have room for a spare tire. It came down to the tire or the cooler and the cooler wins. I figure a common size tire can be purchased almost anywhere if we need one. Next year we will be driving one of the Buicks with a nailhead and I will carry a water pump, alternator, starter, etc. as these are not always available.
                Jim & Cathy North Mankato, MN Long Haulers '04,07,08,09,10,11,12,13,14 Short Haul '05,'15,'17,’19 WST '14,'15,'16,'17,’18

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                • #9
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                  if NAPA is gonna be on tour this year they can supply you with most anything you need delivered right to the venue or at the next one. i used them for several electrical and oilpan issues last year and they were great!! 8)
                  Maybe I can clear this up.....I thought the cop was a prostitute.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Power Tour "Roadtrip Kit" Includes …

                    If you are traveling with an enthusiast group or a pack of friends.... split the list. You only need what fits your car and your car only then share the tools, supplies, and equipment. I carried a lot of tools, I do have a Riviera after all, and last year I needed them when I blew a waterpump up in Peoria. There won't be a shortage of people with basic hand tools but if your car takes a sensor that's not common or goes out frequently (cam sensor on a Turbo Buick) or you want to carry the wiring stuff and a buddy packs the board and hammers... split it up.
                    Central TEXAS Sleeper
                    USAF Physicist

                    ROA# 9790

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                    • #11
                      Re: Power Tour "Roadtrip Kit" Includes …

                      Originally posted by Bigbuds1
                      I wasn't gunna let the cat out of the bag,,,,,,,,I was already counting on your "big" cooler, Bob.
                      Oh don't you worry it will be stocked with Miller Lite and Bud for you! ;D
                      I R Bob
                      You can't drink all day unless you start in the morning!
                      2007 LH, 2008 LH, 2009 LH, 2010 LH, 2011 LH, 2012 DNF/BLOW'D UP, 2013 LH, 2014 LH

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                      • #12
                        Re: Power Tour "Roadtrip Kit" Includes …

                        soooooo your pulling a trailer?
                        Never kick a fresh Turd on a hot day.....Harry S Truman

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                        • #13
                          Re: Power Tour "Roadtrip Kit" Includes …

                          Originally posted by BluLightning
                          Originally posted by Bigbuds1
                          I wasn't gunna let the cat out of the bag,,,,,,,,I was already counting on your "big" cooler, Bob.
                          Oh don't you worry it will be stocked with Miller Lite and Bud for you! ;D
                          Hey, don't forget the BudLite!!! ;D
                          It's not the destination, but the journey and the friends you make along the way that counts.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Power Tour "Roadtrip Kit" Includes …

                            Jack lives here !!!

                            ;D

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                            • #15
                              Re: Power Tour "Roadtrip Kit" Includes …

                              Originally posted by fine59
                              soooooo your pulling a trailer?
                              I could but I pulled the hitch off! ;D
                              I R Bob
                              You can't drink all day unless you start in the morning!
                              2007 LH, 2008 LH, 2009 LH, 2010 LH, 2011 LH, 2012 DNF/BLOW'D UP, 2013 LH, 2014 LH

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