Road-side repair set

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TP, and an extra "blanky" for my daughter. If you ever go out and forget your child's security blanket/toy, you'll understand. The thing is......... that daughter is 21yrs old now and doesn't need a "blanky" anymore........but I still have one in my glovebox........ just in case.(it's been in whatever truck I drive for 20yrs)
 

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TP, and an extra "blanky" for my daughter. If you ever go out and forget your child's security blanket/toy, you'll understand. The thing is......... that daughter is 21yrs old now and doesn't need a "blanky" anymore........but I still have one in my glovebox........ just in case.(it's been in whatever truck I drive for 20yrs)
My older has her little buddy, and my youngest has her blankey. I 100% understand man. I always have TP
 

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Here’s what’s in my truck toolbox:
Folding step stool to stand on
Spare V belts
Rope
Tire pressure gauge
Fuel hose/clamps
Cheap electric Fuel pump
Tire repair kit
Tire inflator
Bungie cords
Ratchet straps
Jumper cables
Harbor freight 130 piece Tool kit
Multimeter
Electrical wire
Electrical tape
Tire chock
Tire iron
Jack
Nitrile gloves
Tarp
Zip ties
Paper towels
Trash bags
Box cutter
Funnel
Lighter
Flashlight

One under-rated thing is a rolled up piece of cardboard. Very handy if you need to crawl under your truck when you’re not in work clothes!
 

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Here’s what’s in my truck toolbox:
Folding step stool to stand on
Spare V belts
Rope
Tire pressure gauge
Fuel hose/clamps
Cheap electric Fuel pump
Tire repair kit
Tire inflator
Bungie cords
Ratchet straps
Jumper cables
Harbor freight 130 piece Tool kit
Multimeter
Electrical wire
Electrical tape
Tire chock
Tire iron
Jack
Nitrile gloves
Tarp
Zip ties
Paper towels
Trash bags
Box cutter
Funnel
Lighter
Flashlight

One under-rated thing is a rolled up piece of cardboard. Very handy if you need to crawl under your truck when you’re not in work clothes!
That's not roadside repair, that's doomsday preping. You need TP......
 

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Definitely need TP for your ********. Seems like the older I get and the more coffee I drink no fart can be trusted anymore.

I have a tote that I bring around but it has spare
Vaccum pump (which I just had give out in the middle of the desert 300 miles from home) field repair
jump box/jumper cables
Mechanic jump suit
Jack/tire iron/have Ryobi impact 1/2 as well
funnel
ratchet straps
old spare belts
Fire extinguisher!!
2 gallons spare diesel
spare oil for fuel/top offs
Brake fluid/vice grips to punch a torn brake line
Tekton 1/4" drive socket set/extensions/various step bits for drilling
Quart of ATF for power steering and fuel additive
heater core block off barb fitting (Heater core went out...at night...making it hard to see far from home)
fuel line/heater hose/clear hose and a bunch of different types for power steering return/return lines
Injector o-rings/copper washers
voltage regulator
rear diff abs/T-case VSS/Speedo gears
rear driveshaft seal/bushing/U-joint
grease/gear oil/Seafoam/Simple Green (green and purple lavender LOL) windex/shop towels
zip ties
turn/headlight bulbs
Electrical bag/multi meter/wire/electrical tap/fuses/relays/crumper/stripper/heat shrink
bench vice for back of service bed (used it to do the vaccum pump in the field)
Tons of tools in a bag
Bob Seger/Doobie Brothers/Eagles (On the Border) mix tape from highschool (cassette tape)
BT speaker for when the only song on tape that's reliable is Bob Seger - Like a Rock

What I want to add:
lift pump
another vaccum pump
bailing wire
tire repair kit
vinyl gloves

Thanks for the suggestions! I'm adding some of them to my arsenal.
 
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This Lisle 39000 (also sold as Napa 39000 for more) is insanely useful for (v-belt only?) pulleys. It's paid for itself several times over just for vacuum pump replacements. It also worked for a Saginaw pump pulley though. I think harbor freight has a knockout version but I don't know how good it is, since I have a Napa one I bought in 2017 for a sudden vac pump replacement in the Texas panhandle.
 

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I must have the unicorn of vac pumps...changed once in 16 years and it wasn't dead, just low vacuum. Can't you just rent a puller at parts stores?
 

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I must have the unicorn of vac pumps...changed once in 16 years and it wasn't dead, just low vacuum. Can't you just rent a puller at parts stores?

The rental one at O'Reilly's in 2017 did not fit the v belt pulley on my F250.
 

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Definitely need TP for your ********. Seems like the older I get and the more coffee I drink no fart can be trusted anymore.

I have a tote that I bring around but it has spare
Vaccum pump (which I just had give out in the middle of the desert 300 miles from home) field repair
jump box/jumper cables
Mechanic jump suit
Jack/tire iron/have Ryobi impact 1/2 as well
funnel
ratchet straps
old spare belts
Fire extinguisher!!
2 gallons spare diesel
spare oil for fuel/top offs
Brake fluid/vice grips to punch a torn brake line
Tekton 1/4" drive socket set/extensions/various step bits for drilling
Quart of ATF for power steering and fuel additive
heater core block off barb fitting (Heater core went out...at night...making it hard to see far from home)
fuel line/heater hose/clear hose and a bunch of different types for power steering return/return lines
Injector o-rings/copper washers
voltage regulator
rear diff abs/T-case VSS/Speedo gears
rear driveshaft seal/bushing/U-joint
grease/gear oil/Seafoam/Simple Green (green and purple lavender LOL) windex/shop towels
zip ties
turn/headlight bulbs
Electrical bag/multi meter/wire/electrical tap/fuses/relays/crumper/stripper/heat shrink
bench vice for back of service bed (used it to do the vaccum pump in the field)
Tons of tools in a bag
Bob Seger/Doobie Brothers/Eagles (On the Border) mix tape from highschool (cassette tape)
BT speaker for when the only song on tape that's reliable is Bob Seger - Like a Rock

What I want to add:
lift pump
another vaccum pump
bailing wire
tire repair kit
vinyl gloves

Thanks for the suggestions! I'm adding some of them to my arsenal.
What size trailer you carrying around for all that haha. That a ton!
 

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@SouthernIDI Normally I keep everything in two totes but now I have a service bed that I put stuff in. I bring all the above on my trips to CA for work. Most of the time i'm 5-10 minutes from home and have friends that can bring me whatever I need so I don't lug all of it around all the time.
 

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