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Onboard/In-car tool box

in Anything Eriba-related Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:07 am
by Deeps (deleted)
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I attempted to make up a small toolbox yesterday for any adjustments/repairs that might be required whilst underway. The result was less than satisfactory and the end result was an even bigger tool box than what is usually to be found in the garage.

So what may I ask, do some of you lot with years of towing under your belt consider necessary/essential to have onboard? I've already picked up the idea of a hammer and some WD40 from another thread.


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RE: Onboard/In-car tool box

in Anything Eriba-related Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:17 am
by Frantone (deleted)
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Eriba specific? .........matchsticks and wood glue😤!


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RE: Onboard/In-car tool box

in Anything Eriba-related Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:27 am
by Steamdrivenandy (deleted)
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My son gave me one of those ready filled tool bags a few years back and I just grab that and sling it in the boot. It's got way more than is needed, but then it's often the thing that's not needed that is, ifcyou know what I mean. Other than that there's the electric drill with fully charged battery and a socket appropriate for steadies and as Tony says some wood glue.


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RE: Onboard/In-car tool box

in Anything Eriba-related Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:35 am
by crow (deleted)
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Multimeter (Even if you cannot use it, people trying to help can tell you what to look for)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/DIGIFLEX-Testing...timeter+digital
Ring/open ended spanners 8mm to17mm
Bahco adustable(reversible jaw) 6" 8"
Crosspoint screwdriver no.2
Straight blade screwdriver
Sharp Knife (stanley)
Torch (fresh battery)
Duck Tape
Insulating tape
4lb hammer
junior hacksaw +spare blades taped to frame.
Snipe nosed pliers
Magnet on telescopic handle
small mirror



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RE: Onboard/In-car tool box

in Anything Eriba-related Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:39 am
by Randa france | 12.805 Posts

Quote: Deeps wrote in post #1
I've already picked up the idea of a hammer and some WD40 from another thread.

....but you've forgotten the tape Gaffer !!

We use an old ruck sack as it's easier to "squash" in than a toolbox.
Cable ties and a few lengths of electrical wire to tie up anything that falls off the bottom of the car/van or to rewire a dragging cable..
Araldite Rapid.
Scotch Locks.
Spare Fuses.
A British 13 amp plug and fuses (or in your case if visiting us, a Euro one). This is so that if your kettle etc gives up on you, you can buy a new one. As an alternative or as well as, a "foreign" extension cable with a friendly plug on it.

I'll leave it there as otherwise I'll be on here all day

Randa


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RE: Onboard/In-car tool box

in Anything Eriba-related Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:42 am
by Aaron Calder | 3.732 Posts

I bought a comprehensive tool kit from B&Q that has just about everything mentioned in previous posts but with every successive trip I've added things like insulating tape, cable ties, duct tape, electrical wire, superglue etc.

I also carry my Ctek battery charger just in case (as happened once) the BIP unit decides not to recharge the battery from the EHU.

Roger's tip regarding the spare UK plug is a good one.

I initially thought that if an appliance failed while abroad you could simply use the original plug as a replacement - forgetting that so many appliances now come with moulded-on plugs that cannot be re-used.


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RE: Onboard/In-car tool box

in Anything Eriba-related Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:49 am
by Pepé Le Pew | 2.720 Posts

Quote: Randa france wrote in post #5

Scotch Locks.

Work of the devil, in my very humble opinion.

I've had experience of a harness fire caused by someone using Scotchlok connectors to splice in auxiliary driving lights. They can't carry much current, the connection contact area is very small and they are bulky.

Much better to use crimp connectors if you aren't in a position to splice and solder properly, and wrap any joint in self-amalgamating tape rather than insulating tape.

If the connection you need to make is inside, use connector blocks instead.

I'd never use a Scotchlok on the car wiring. Never.


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RE: Onboard/In-car tool box

in Anything Eriba-related Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:55 am
by Frantone (deleted)
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I understand the 'rucksack or bag' instead of a tool box idea but what I think I would like is a box which is also the step. It would need to be strong enough to be a proper step and carry all the tools and bits mentioned in the thread. It needs handles and it should fit just inside the door. Anybody seen one?
TonyP🔨


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RE: Onboard/In-car tool box

in Anything Eriba-related Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:07 am
by Randa france | 12.805 Posts

Zitat
Scotch Locks......Work of the devil, in my very humble opinion.


Well, well, I didn't know that Pete . That's gone and scotched that idea then


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RE: Onboard/In-car tool box

in Anything Eriba-related Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:07 am
by crow (deleted)
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Stanley tools "Fat Max" is a step-up toolbox but most of this step type
box are too wide for the door. There are some alloy and fabric tool
bags around
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tool-Bags-Organi...=n%3A1939449031
I still feel everyone should have a multimeter in their Eriba http://www.amazon.co.uk/DIGIFLEX-Testing...timeter+digital



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RE: Onboard/In-car tool box

in Anything Eriba-related Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:15 am
by Pepé Le Pew | 2.720 Posts

Quote: crow wrote in post #10
I still feel everyone should have a multimeter in their Eriba
Couldn't agree more, old fruit.

They are worth their weight in gold


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RE: Onboard/In-car tool box

in Anything Eriba-related Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:16 am
by Aaron Calder | 3.732 Posts

Quote: Frantone wrote in post #8
It needs handles and it should fit just inside the door. Anybody seen one?
TonyP🔨
No, but I bet Hob could rattle one up in no time.

Shouldn't be too much of a job. Why not have a go, Tony?


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RE: Onboard/In-car tool box

in Anything Eriba-related Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:24 am
by Pepé Le Pew | 2.720 Posts

Quote: Aaron Calder wrote in post #12
Shouldn't be too much of a job. Why not have a go, Tony?
It'd need to be sturdy for obvious reasons, and sturdy is dead weight

Things that attempt to serve two purposes often aren't as much of a success as two things that serve one purpose each.



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RE: Onboard/In-car tool box

in Anything Eriba-related Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:16 am
by hob (deleted)
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Quote: Aaron Calder wrote in post #12
Quote: Frantone wrote in post #8
It needs handles and it should fit just inside the door. Anybody seen one?
TonyP🔨
No, but I bet Hob could rattle one up in no time.

Shouldn't be too much of a job. Why not have a go, Tony?


I take one of these which is a step up as well as a toolbox, it lived in the back of the pick up full time but I will need to have a sort out in there before it lives in the new car.

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I will also have to slide the 2 ton trolley jack in the boot somewhere too as the car one will be no good for the eriba as for the step the new triton has one that folds under the van.
Most useful tools? a claw hammer to pull out as well as knock in pegs a selection of screw drivers and an adjustable spanner for the tv aerial clamp multimeter and spare fuses + loads more in the box


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RE: Onboard/In-car tool box

in Anything Eriba-related Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:25 pm
by Deeps (deleted)
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Quote: hob wrote in post #14
I take one of these......



We're discussing tools for caravan trips here, hob, not mobile workshops.


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