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Old 02-04-2020, 11:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What tools do you keep in your truck?

OK guys, true confessions... I'm a tool hoarder. I have knives out the wazoo, I have multiple * multiple tools, and I could probably lighten my truck by at least 500 lbs if I'd clear out all the stuff from underneath my back seat. I keep a Leatherman Wave in very close reach in the cubby underneath my radio, I keep a couple more small knives inside my console, I keep a full complement of sockets/ratchets, along with Allen wrenches, pipe wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, and my trusty ice pick, a couple of tape measures, some pry-bars, heavy ratchet straps, a set of padlocks and hardened cables, fire extinguisher, tire pressure gauges, and a few other odd/crazy things like window cleaners, spare fuel filter, spare Allison spin-on filter, a big 'ole flashlight, and some cleaning rags and a roll of throw-away shop towels. I also have extra hitch inserts with smaller and larger balls, as well as the ball hitch for the gooseneck hitch in my bed. No truck would be complete without at least a half dozen ratchet straps too...

What am I missing, or what do you all carry that's odd/crazy/essential?

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Old 02-04-2020, 04:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, I need to carry a couple of quarts of PS fluid in the winter, as one of my PS hoses is possessed and will pop off it's fitting when it's really cold out... And I carry some extra engine oil just in case I need to add some. And a bottle jack instead of the oem thing. The code reader in my Edge Insight CTS is also helpful sometimes.

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I keep a 3 ton floor jack, assorted hand tools, torque wrench, plenty of knives, nitrogen tank for work and tire pressure, spare fan belt idle pulleys and tension pulleys, diesel additive, power steering fluid, brake fluid and there is more i am forgetting. winter blankets under back seat, just in case.
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