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« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2012, 03:35:22 PM »

Most of whats been said and a battery charger. Don't bring along to many parts have not had the time or money to get spar parts they all seem to go on the bus right away lol


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« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2012, 05:26:39 PM »

Some of the spares I carry are things like old belts.  I replaced the old belts with new ones since I had no idea how long the original belts had been installed.  I would rather take up a little bay space with parts I should never need than not have them if they do happen to break on the road.

Last summer I replaced a lot of the coolant hoses on my bus at home so they wouldn't break on the road.  I used a Gates Powergrip clamp on a tricky place to use a regular clamp.  Well, the heat from the turbo melted the Powergrip going up a steep grade.  I was able to grab a hose clamp from my spare parts bin and have the problem fixed in minutes.  It took longer to fill the radiator up with water than it did to fix the clamp.

As an Eagle Scout I live by the whole be prepared thing.

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« Reply #32 on: May 23, 2012, 05:44:47 PM »

A spare belt on an MCI is a good idea.  I have one, but really should check if it is the right size.

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