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Road trip gear

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Greezeball, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Ok all you road trippers and long haulers. What do you consider as must haves for a long road trip?
    Here's my short list.
    Lots of tunes & my sat radio
    Up to date map book
    Good spare tire
    Propper jack & 2 small stands
    Spare fan belt, cap & rotor, plugs, and a couple of long ignition wires
    Couple gallons of water
    Couple quarts of oil
    Couple pints of trans fluid
    Rags and waterless hand cleaner
    Blanket or sleeping bag
    Bag of snacks and cooler with water and beverages
    A small toolkit
    A chunk of 14 ga. automotive wire
    A variety of spare fuses

    Anything else you like to have please chime in.
  2. fine29
    Joined: Sep 13, 2008
    Posts: 498

    from Des Moines

    slimjims (the food) and good company.
  3. Heres a short list (Probably forget some stuff) of things I bring on my road trips.

    -Spare Carb (Because I have a rare carb and may need parts)
    -Spare Points
    -Spare tire
    -Lots and lots of tools
    -Jack (It's nice to have a cheap little mini floor jack instead of the stock one)
    -Mechanix gloves (for if you have to touch some hot shit!)
    -Spare rad hoses
    -Usually two things of oil (my car leaks a lot and I have an oil bath)
    -Cell phone
    -Truckers atlas
    -Spare fuses
    -Spare cigarette lighter thing (For the GPS)
    -Cell phone charger
    -Spare tank of water
    -Spare altenator (I have a custom not a hot rod so you don't see my "Un-tradtional altenator!)
    -Sleeping bag/pillow (You may have to sleep in your car)
    -Spare plugs
    -Spare oil filter
    -Spare u-joint
    -Spare hardware

    And a group of other car guys because driving alone is boring!
  4. Oh ya the in car charger for the phone.
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  5. a bag of cable ties (zip ties) and a small cheapie electric fuel pump.
  6. striper
    Joined: Mar 22, 2005
    Posts: 4,482


    Sunglasses, cap, jacket
  7. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
    Posts: 3,010

    from Auburn WA

  8. willowbilly3
    Joined: Jun 18, 2004
    Posts: 4,356

    Member Emeritus
    from Sturgis

    My traveling tool box is 70# and goes everywhere.
    sunflower seeds
    Carry on type bag with my drug store. change of clothes, digi camera, phone charger, toiletrys.
    Feather pillow
    jumper cables

    I pretty much quit carry the parts store except when I have a part I know is failing and I have been too lazy to change. I do pack a bit more when I travel the Alcan. I've done that trip 6 times.
  9. tb33anda3rd
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 14,622

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    add a can of starter fluid and an assortment of misc. hardware: nuts bolts wire ends etc.
  10. newpy383
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 113


    A clip on light or miners lamp comes in handy. I dont have credit cards so i bring a prepaid visa card along. I once got stuck in mud lake idaho on a sunday because i was out of gas and everyone was at church!
  11. 26 roadster
    Joined: Apr 21, 2008
    Posts: 2,014

    26 roadster

    I carry the same thing in my hot rod that I do in the park avenue, a gps.
  12. gasheat
    Joined: Nov 7, 2005
    Posts: 713

    from Dallas

    Water pump, fuel pump, 2 inline fuel filters, bearing grease, circuit tester, every tool I can get in the roadster.
  13. Yes yes the auto club card
  14. 76cam
    Joined: Sep 30, 2010
    Posts: 644


    And alot of hope and faith and duct tape...
  15. chaos10meter
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 2,192

    from PA.

    Cell phone & AAA card
  16. halfcockedcustoms
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 640


    most the things listed above,,,plus a small tarp to lay on,,if you gotta get under,to work on somethin
  17. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
    Posts: 5,712

    from Indy

    NSRA Fellow Pages, cell phone, credit card, travel light!
  18. blackdog49
    Joined: Mar 19, 2010
    Posts: 76


    60lb Tool bag(i need to put a spare fuel pump in there)
    Extra fluids
    Spare/jack (piece of wood so the jack doesnt sink into the ground)

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