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Old 07 July 2014, 13:40   #1
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What do you take when towing?

Apart from a spare everything what do people view as ' needed ';

Spare tyre
Spare hub
Tools
Grease/gun

And.....?

Or just ;
Duct tape and wd40 if an sr of any kind.....
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Old 07 July 2014, 13:53   #2
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What do you take when towing?

Spare bearing and puncture repair aerosol. With the single track/narrow roads up here its safer to empty a can of spray into the wheel and get moving until you can find somewhere safe to change to the spare.

Vehicle has the jack and I've got a basic toolkit and small tub of grease in spare wheel well.
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Old 07 July 2014, 13:54   #3
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A couple of asprin

In serious though ..I tow around 3000 miles a year. .and all I have apart from the usual car tools..is a spare set of wheel bearings and the experience/ability to change them plus a can of tire inflator / puncture repair stuff.

I keep meaning to get a spare wheel and tyre but have been for the past five years The tyres are in good nick though with lots of tread.

Hope my confession doesn't ruin my run of luck.. however I do minimise bad luck by servicing my bearings regularly. The trailer is unbraked and the load on it is probably only around 200kg

Looks like A1an does similar..so Im not a one of :-D
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Spare wheel
Bottle jack
5 m ratchet straps
Wheel brace and long bar
Socket set and spanners always in the truck
RAC cover for the trailer
Good torch
Jump leads 10 m long
Two car batteries
Hi vis vests
Bit of thick plastic sheeting
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Old 07 July 2014, 14:46   #5
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Tire gunk (and compressor) in case that'll be safer then changing the wheel, spare wheel.

Spare wheel nuts - don't ask.

Jack, spare bearings, spanner. I work on Green flag being able to change the bearings, and grease them, if there is a major issue - so long as I can provide them.
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Old 07 July 2014, 16:31   #6
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Come to think of it, I've got a complete hub incl bearings in the workshop, Il put it in a ziplock bag and chuck it in wheel well.

Dunno how I never thought of that before.
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Old 07 July 2014, 16:47   #7
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Old 07 July 2014, 17:35   #8
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spare bulbs, multimeter, WD40, pliers and small screwdriver...
...most of my issues have been with lights!

Car has its own jack which doesn't work for trailer..
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Old 07 July 2014, 17:49   #9
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One point i learned with the old sr....When the tyres flat i can't get the car jack low enough to go under the axle to lift it. The bottle jack goes low enough to get under it, but not with enough lift to get an inflated tyre on.

Now i carry both as i have to use both to change a flat for a good tyre.. But i know a 25 petrol tank with the vent closed will take the weight of an sr4 deluxe..... ;-)
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What do you take when towing?

Trolley jack, long bar, spare bearings, spare wheel, tyre pump, wind up torch, pliers for split pin. Screwdrivers , socket set big sockets to punch out bearing races. Tub of waterproof grease, insulation tape. Spare light board bulbs. Spare winch strap. Wheel clamps and hitch locks incase I ever needed to abandon boat. Caravan club membership with Green flag to fully cover trailer breakdown.
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