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Old 09-18-2011, 11:28 PM   #1
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Default Trip Spares/Maintenance Materials List

As a new (2307C) Hi-Lo owner, I'd be grateful for any advice the more experienced Hi-Lo owners have about what kind of spares or maintenance material/equipment they take along "just in case" or that they found out they often needed on trips.

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Old 09-19-2011, 01:11 AM   #2
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Always carry a set of jumper cables. If the Hi-Lo battery gets run down, you can use the jumper cables from your tow vehicle to the Hi-lo battery to get the top raised and lowered.

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Old 09-19-2011, 07:51 AM   #3
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Make sure you have a spare tire for the trailer. Duck tape is always good to have.
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:11 PM   #4
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I always carry - assortment of fuses for the HiLo and tow vehicle
battery charger and cables
air compressor (I have both a 12v and 110V)
farm jack
spare bottle of trans fluid (for lift system)
4 way lug wrench
good assortment of tools in tool box
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:11 PM   #5
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SCREW GUN!!! and STAPLE GUN! haha learned on first trip! made a HUGE difference!
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Old 09-21-2011, 02:45 PM   #6
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WD-40 to go with the duct tape. I carry a spare battery. Spare bulbs, tube of caulking, electrical connectors and tape, I have a zip strip thing to unclog drains, cocktail shaker. We boondock away from people- shovel, hatchet, 2 ton come-along

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Old 09-25-2011, 09:30 PM   #7
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What was the staple gun for Cactus Jack?
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:25 PM   #8
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I picked up an impact wrench for changing tires. These can be operated off of your 12 volts; also a scissor jack. Pick up a cheap DC voltmeter; they come in handy; an extra sewer cap; a 12 volt tire pump; rubber gloves for the sewer work; extra sewer treatment tabs; insect repellent; bunge cords; bottled water; extra blankets; assorted tools; electrical tape; lock for your ball hitch while you're away; anchor ropes for your awning if the wind is strong; rug for ground by step; ant spray if you parked on an ant bed and ant bait for inside if they got inside (been there), and these critters are hard to get rid of...but that's camping---have fun!
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:29 PM   #9
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This is the recommended "Tool List", compiled 10/01:

Air compressor, 12v
Ant bait/spray
Batteries, AAA, AA, C, D, etc.
Battery charger, 12 v
Bottle/Farm/Scissor jack
Bulbs, 1157 & 1156 spares
Bungee cords
DiCor Sealant Caulking
Caulk gun
Come-along, 2 ton
Drain snake/Plunger
Drill bits and Screw tips
Drill/Screw gun
Duck tape/Gorilla tape
Electrical connectors assortment & Crimper
Electricians tape
Emergency Road Flares
First-aid Kit
Fuses for Hi-Lo &TV
Gas Can
Green Slime
Hammer, Screwdrivers, Wrenches, Pliers
Hand cleaner, JoJo
Heavy duty grease
Impact wrench, 12v
Insect repellent
Jumper cables
Lighter/Waterproof Matches
Lock, Ball hitch
Lock, X-Chock
Lug wrench, 4-way
Parachute cord/Anchor ropes
Rubber gloves
Sewer cap
Sewer treatment tabs
Staple gun
Tire chains (seasonal)
Tire gage, dial type
Tire valve tool
Tire, spare
Transmission fluid
Wheel Chocks/X-Chock
WD-40/Penetrating Oil
Zip Ties

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Old 09-28-2011, 07:30 AM   #10
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A good quality dial type tire pressure gauge.
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:25 PM   #11
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Great List! Thanks for your help.

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