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Old 11-15-2016, 09:26 PM   #21
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If someone asks me if I have any duct tape I say "what color"

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See what I know. Didn't know it came in other colors. Will have to look for it. Can't believe we stupidly bought three or more rolls of the same color!
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Old 11-15-2016, 09:29 PM   #22
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I've never seen a QCC hose end without a plastic coupling nut, and it's not just an add-on to the nut, it's the threaded part. Are you still using the old left-hand-threaded POL hose end?
Too technical for me. This is my illustration of using the safety chains to padlock the tanks to the trailer for security. Not that I do this.
You can see what I have.
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Old 11-15-2016, 09:53 PM   #23
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Too technical for me. This is my illustration of using the safety chains to padlock the tanks to the trailer for security. Not that I do this.
You can see what I have.
Yep, those are the old POL hose ends. They're not used with small cylinders any more, but they still work and are still available. Escape probably switched to the current QCC style soon after that 2008 trailer was built.

There are plastic handwheels to use with those POL hose ends, but if you don't mind needing a tool it's a lot easier with the wrench.

I prefer a fixed-size open-end wrench for propane fittings, rather than anything adjustable, but the hex size for a POL nut is large (7/8"?) so the correponding wrench is quite large.
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Old 11-15-2016, 10:01 PM   #24
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Mine changes a bit, but right now it contains roughly the following:

Torque wrench
Breaker bar
Assorted sockets
Robertson bits/screwdrivers
Cordless Drill/driver
Utility knife
Electrical tape
Teflon tape
Vise grips
Pliers (assorted)
Adjustable end wrenches
Level
Zip ties
Hammer
Mallet
Wire stripper/crimper
Wire terminals
Small assortment of spare wire
Spare fuses
Spare anode rod
Spare led bulbs
Assorted small box of heat shrink
Tube of Lexel clear or Proflex clear
Assorted fasteners
Assorted drill and driver bits
Dremel kit
Small pack of assorted sandpaper

Not counting things like the black tank wand, water heater wand, sewer stuff, etc.
Robert. Seriously? No Duct Tape!?
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Old 11-15-2016, 10:13 PM   #25
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Robert. Seriously? No Duct Tape!?
I carry no duct tape ( or Duck Tape ) as it leaves a sticky residue. I have a couple rolls of gaffer tape. Much more expensive, but worth the extra.
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Old 11-15-2016, 10:27 PM   #26
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I carry no duct tape ( or Duck Tape ) as it leaves a sticky residue. I have a couple rolls of gaffer tape. Much more expensive, but worth the extra.
Ok, I was using the generic term (never heard of "duck" tape - maybe only available up north?). I carry a Gorilla Tape; superior holding power as evidenced by significantly more residue.
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Duck tape is what "duct tape" was originally called. It's duck cloth with sticky stuff on it. Got confused in the language with duct tape, which is actually an aluminum tape with sticking stuff that is used for sealing duct work ( see your basement ).
Gaffer tape is used in the movie industry to tape cables down etc. where you don't want to leave residue.

Whole history is here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duct_tape
Not sure what you are supposed to ask for these days if you want tape to seal your duct work. Might have to ask that old bugger at HD.
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I carry no duct tape ( or Duck Tape ) as it leaves a sticky residue. I have a couple rolls of gaffer tape. Much more expensive, but worth the extra.
Yep, have a 1" and a 2" roll of gaffer tape in the trailer. Jon Vermilye told me about it some time ago. Works very well.
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A caution: do not rip the gaffer tape off quickly. Just pull slowly and gently and it will release from most surfaces without damage or residue.
There is a hotel ballroom in downtown Vancouver missing some flocked wallpaper because I was in a hurry.
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Old 11-15-2016, 10:58 PM   #30
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Speaking of tools.....my factory jack for my Ford F250 4X4 is junk. So I purchased a 6 ton hydraulic jack plus some accessories from Safe Jack so I can safely get my truck/camper off the ground by the axle or frame. Also bought an Esco 3 ton jack for support. I never trust a jack.

https://safejacks.com/collections/bo...ck-accessories

https://www.amazon.com/ESCO-10498-Ja.../dp/B0019JVIPM
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