What tools/parts to keep in the truck?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Plecc94, Mar 18, 2021.

  1. Plecc94

    Plecc94 Bobtail Member

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    I’ve had my 2020 Cascadia since last October and have had zero issues but I was just wondering what items I should be keeping with me at all times since I’m an O/O now. Besides fluids, all I really have on me is a fuel filter, hammer, and tire pressure gauge.

    What things should I be adding?

    And what in your opinion is the longest lasting tire shine and what are your favorite products for keeping your wheels shiny on the road?
     
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  3. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    Too many things to list Lol. Had a spare alternator at one point that saved me from the hook.

    Spare fuses, belts, 301pc Pittsburgh tool set in each truck. Harbor freight has the 20% coupon you can pick it up for around $140-150. Old bait and tackle box full of misc electrical parts. Butane torch. And a bunch of other stuff im forgetting
     
  4. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    You can never carry everything you will need. I carry spare tires for my truck and trailer, break chambers, and a lot of tools. I had a spare starter I carried with me but my starter when bad and I had to use it. You can understand where I am coming from.
     
  5. tlalokay

    tlalokay Medium Load Member

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    Definitely carry a manual siphon, basic wrenches and sockets, needle-nose pliers, screw driver set including the "star" designed ones, allen wrenches, channel locks, a set of vice grips, hammer, a nail puller/crow bar, and fuse tester and crimps. Those tools will get you through in a pinch.
     
  6. Mattflat362

    Mattflat362 Road Train Member

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    I carry air line and quick connects along with basic tools. I have not had to use them yet BUT another driver needed some and I was like oh yea! I was the hero!
     
  7. danny23tx

    danny23tx Road Train Member

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    Basic mechanics tool set , fluids , zipties .
    Also for DEF trucks a device that allows manual regens and code resets .
     
  8. M22 rockcrusher

    M22 rockcrusher Bobtail Member

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    I carry enough to do a inframe if need to
     
  9. shooter19802003

    shooter19802003 Medium Load Member

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    Here is what I carry
    1gallon Coolant
    1 gallon 15w40
    1 gallon gear oil
    1 gallon atf
    1 can of Brake clean
    1 can of engine degreaser
    1 can pb plaster
    1 can of window cleaner
    1 complete set of filters
    1 jug of fuel addative
    1 gallon of window washer fluid
    Set of belts
    1 tube of jb Weld
    Spare fuses
    Spare Relays
    1 Spare wiper
    Hose clamps
    Duct tape
    Electrical tape
    Electrical connectors
    Zip ties


    Complete box end wrench set
    Complete 1/2 drive socket set
    Shorter 1/2 socket wrench
    Long 1/2 socket wrench
    All in one bit carrier screw driver
    1 each long screwdrivers
    2 vice grips
    1 channel lock
    1 needle nose pliers
    2 filter wrenches
    2 adjustable wrenches
    1 pipe wrench
    Side cutters
    Wire crimp/stripper tool
    Multi meter
    2lbs hammer
    Airline couplers
    Glad hand rubbers

    Tire plug kit
    Headlamp
    Flash light
    Small torch
    Cat engine tool/software/laptop
    Latex gloves
    Tire pressure gauge
    Air hose
    Siphon hose
    3x6 doormat

    I think that is it
     
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  10. black_dog106

    black_dog106 Road Train Member

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    How much room can you sacrifice for tools, parts?
     
  11. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    2 step side boxes and under the bunk. You can fit more than you think Lol. If I was pulling a flat I'd have a lot less room. It really really sucks not having something when you can do it yourself
     
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