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What do you keep in your truck at all times?

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Damie Street, Aug 24, 2023.

  1. Aug 24, 2023 at 9:13 AM
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    Damie Street

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    Hello all. I'm just curious what folks keep in their trucks at all times? From recovery to tools to misc items that they found to be helpful with life.

    Myself I keep the following: (I will post pics of everything once I get back home from work in a couple days, and update as life happens)

    First aid kit my people and 4 legged friends
    Jump box
    Safe Jack bottlejack with attachments
    ratchet straps
    recover gear
    tool kit
    hatchet and bolt cutters

    If anyone would like itemized list of anything let me know. Looking forward to see what everyone else has as I'm sure I'm missing some things that I could use.
     
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  2. Aug 24, 2023 at 9:18 AM
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    Tundra234

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    Alot of them
    Be careful leaving a jump box in there. The batteries on some of them have been known to swell and start a fire.
     
  3. Aug 24, 2023 at 9:19 AM
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    Damie Street

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    Well dang thanks for the advice. It has been in there for a couple years now, but I will take a look at it. Have only used it once to jump my neighbors car.
     
  4. Aug 24, 2023 at 9:28 AM
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    SD Surfer

    SD Surfer Globe Trotting Bon Vivant

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    Knife
    First Aid kit (You know, 'cuz knife) :rolleyes:
    Flashlight(s)
    Tool kit
    Zip ties, paracord, & duct tape
    Tow strap
    Lashing straps
    Binoculars
    Jumper cables
    Blanket
    Extra pair of reading glasses. (I'm basically fucked without readers now) :(
    A few bottles of water and some snacks, (Since I have all those cup holders in the rear doors, why not)
    Sunscreen
    TP
    A 2 gallon bucket and grabber thingy... I like to do a little beach cleaning after surfing.

    Oh yeah, and some of those reusable grocery bags that I can NEVER remember to actually take in the store with me.
     
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  5. Aug 24, 2023 at 9:30 AM
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    blackdemon_tt

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    TRD Sway Bar, Roll covers USA bed cover
    blanket
    couple of towels
    First aid kit
    Harbor freight tool kit, because some will be left behind inevitably (10mm).
    Jumper cables
    Jump box leaves with me since I use it as an emergency phone charger.
    3 Gallons of water
    snacks
    shears
    Combination flashlight (seatbelt cutter, metal point hammer, magnet, multimode light)
    Gerber
    Low profile jack, cuz it's quicker than a bottle jack
    ratchet straps
    Pencils/ cuz pens die in the heat.
    paper/notebook
    Local 2D maps
    roll of trash bags
    zip ties
    among other things.
     
  6. Aug 24, 2023 at 9:36 AM
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    Taco-Spike

    Taco-Spike Gateway from Tacoma World ~ ended up here

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    Both trucks:

    knives
    flash lights / headlamps
    ratch straps
    gloves
    towels
    jacket / Panchos
    4 way
    some basic tools
    spare FOB batteries
    spare bulbs
    various glasses ~ day / night driving
    collapsible bowls for people and dog
    jumper cables
    first aid kit
    bungee cords
    rope
    wood block
    power cords ~ phone / headlamps
    hair jaw clips / hair ties ~ wife
    koozies
    bandanas
    bed cleats

    might have missed a few small items
     
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  7. Aug 24, 2023 at 9:37 AM
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    2mchfun

    2mchfun Cool story, but did your new TTV6 tow a shuttle?

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    I don't advise advertising such info.
     
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  8. Aug 24, 2023 at 10:25 AM
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    BeauDacious

    BeauDacious 040 > all other colors

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    Nothing.

    The load in my truck depends upon its intended use that trip.
     
  9. Aug 24, 2023 at 1:53 PM
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    RichterScale I identify as a potato

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    A Ryobi cordless compressor (it takes a while, but it will top off an E tire to 70 psi)
    Tire plug kit
    Channel locks
    Tire pressure gauge
    Penetrating oil
    Wheel chock
    Stock jack set and a few wooden blocks
    Wet wipes
    Small 1st aid kit
    Leatherman
    Ratchet straps
    Rape whistle
    Tape measure
    EDIT: I forgot,
    Duct tape
    gloves
    flashlight
    There's always tons of crap in the cab and bed, depending on what I'm doing, but the stuff above is in there 24/7.
     
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  10. Aug 24, 2023 at 2:08 PM
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    fyrfytr26

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    Random list in no particular order…

    - Dewalt LED work light
    - Viair 12v compressor
    - NOCO GB70 jump pack
    - Bungees
    - Ratchet straps
    - Rope
    - Power inverter
    - Hi-viz vest
    - Jacket/sweatshirt
    - Rain jacket
    - A few basic tools
    - Flares
    - Work gloves
    - Trailer hitch
    - Probably a bunch of other stuff I’m not thinking of
     
  11. Aug 24, 2023 at 3:18 PM
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    EmergencyMaximum

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    +1. Jump box would need compact hi energy density battery to give out super amps. That would call for a lithium polymer battery. Fully charged + high temps get pretty spicy. You can have many fail safes included, but they won't keep the battery cooled when its 100+ degrees in the car.

    Heres a video of what lipo fire looks like. Most likely from faulty charging or some previous damage, but they light up all the same:
    :nuclear:

    https://youtu.be/IAAxeXhmQuE?feature=shared

    A few more examples:
    https://youtu.be/vJ4ODDLhjvI?feature=shared
    This one starts after about 9:09. Beware strong potent language
    https://youtu.be/wxr1iXEf9lY?feature=shared
     
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  12. Aug 24, 2023 at 4:07 PM
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    seydou

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    OFFS, you have got to be kidding me.
     
  13. Aug 24, 2023 at 4:25 PM
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    KNABORES Sarcasm incoming

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    Right? More like @not2mchfun
     
  14. Aug 25, 2023 at 8:07 AM
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    I keep ratchet straps, tarp, some rope, flashlight, multitool, hammer, and a couple other tools.
     
  15. Aug 25, 2023 at 8:26 AM
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    Backslider

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    • Well-supplied IFAK (this has been the most useful for kids getting injured during sports and just regular play. Cold pack and gauze came in handy when a on my son's soccer team caught a weird header and broke his nose)
    • My trusty-not-rusty CZ P-01 or SP-01 and a few spare mags (depends on if it's summer or winter. In the winter the P-01 is on my person and the SP-01 is in the box. In the summer I keep a smaller pistol on my person and lose the ability to share mags)
    • Flashlight
    • Basic tool set
    • Straps and tie-downs
    • Cargo net
    • Front and rear dash cam cause bitches be crazy
     
  16. Aug 25, 2023 at 8:43 AM
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    SD Surfer Globe Trotting Bon Vivant

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    I'm a little envious... My CZ P-01 or SP-01 and spare mags don't get to come along most of the time.

    When we go camping they get to hang out in the trailer but unless we cross state lines they can't enjoy the ride on the way... And who doesn't love a nice ride in the truck?!
     
  17. Aug 25, 2023 at 8:51 AM
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    I carry a first aid kit, tie downs, some tools and electrical tape for when my trailer lights go out. Farley but it happens. I also have a hydraulic jack tied down in the bed when I get a flat tire because the OEM jack won’t cut it. I also carry something else.
     
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    That SoCal life requires that you take good accounting of the ups and downs. =(

    And yeah - everyone loves a nice truck ride!
     
  19. Aug 25, 2023 at 10:00 AM
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    SD Surfer

    SD Surfer Globe Trotting Bon Vivant

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    Yeah, It's not all bad... :rolleyes:

    DSC_0169.jpg

    upload_2023-8-25_9-47-49.jpg upload_2023-8-25_9-49-14.jpg upload_2023-8-25_10-0-26.jpg upload_2023-8-25_10-0-47.jpg
     
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    Snacks! There are always snacks for the wife. She can get a little irritable/ irrational when she's hungry, which is often!
     
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  21. Aug 25, 2023 at 10:24 AM
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    Retroboy1989

    Retroboy1989 'Course it's 4x4!

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    Jumper cables
    Phone charger
    Tow strap
    Some bungies and paracord
    12v tire inflator
    Tie downs (the light duty version of ratchet straps)
    2" ball mount
    Small blanket
    Cheap basic tools
    Flashlight
    A couple of cheap folding knives
    Microfiber towels
    My reader for OBD Fusion

    My truck rarely strays far from home without the travel trailer attached. I'd need half a day to inventory all the gear and supplies in that thing.
     
  22. Aug 25, 2023 at 10:47 AM
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    MikeyRedFL

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    Jumper cables
    flashlight and charger
    usb's
    Moving blankets
    recovery strap and associated hardware
    Ratchet straps and bungee cords
    tool kit
    first aid kit
    fire extinguisher
    pen, pencil, sharpie and post its
    couple of waters
    doggie poop bags
    Dog seat and harness
    extra dog leash
    doggie bowl
    waters
    knife
    Ltt beretta px4 compact carry with 2 extra mags (in the safe)
    Victornox Swiss Card
    Leatherman tool.
     
  23. Aug 25, 2023 at 10:52 AM
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    What do you keep in your truck at all times?


    My dikfer.
     
  24. Aug 25, 2023 at 10:55 AM
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    What's a dikf...


    upload_2023-8-25_10-55-7.jpg
     
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    Knife, headlamp, AA and AAA batteries, lighters, tire valve cores and caps, ratchet straps, repair manual, first aid kit, emergency blankets, rain ponchos, long flat screwdriver, multitool, ratchet w/ 1/2" socket, folding shovel, beef jerky, something else I forgot.
     
  26. Aug 25, 2023 at 12:12 PM
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    From items others listed I will add my Chainsaw and Sawzall in case a tree has come down on the trail to my cottage.
    and by posting that I will probably now encounter a downed tree when I go up tomorrow.

    also for those with moonroofs.
    I keep a large size straightened cotter pin handy, the kind that go through an outboard's prop bolt.
    It is used to clear the front roof drains that keep plugging due to pine needles and stuff.
     
  27. Aug 28, 2023 at 6:13 AM
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    baraynavab

    baraynavab Toyo Junkie

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    lol thats some great info folks.. the problem is i keep a lot of this stuff but then forget I have it in my truck.. I think I should just create a list and keep it in the truck..hopefully I dont forget I have a list in the truck..
     
  28. Aug 28, 2023 at 6:31 AM
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    It's to pee with...:rofl:
     
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    Toilet paper so I don’t have to sacrifice socks
     
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    Bammer

    Bammer I'm disinclined to acquiesce your request.

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