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Old 11-21-2014, 10:29 AM   #21
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Yeah, I hear what you are saying Jim. I've carried the socket set and a set of metric wrenches in my Toyota trucks for years and have seldom, if ever, needed them. I keep thinking that doesn't mean I won't need them at some point, though. I say "socket set" but the case only measures about 10" x 6" x 1 1/2" so it's not huge by any means.

My thinking on carrying most of the stuff for our inital trip with the Escape is, after reading a couple threads here about finding loose fittings and screws, etc. rattling loose, I want to be prepared to tighten stuff up without having to buy duplicate tools on the road. Once I get over the initial trip and I'm more familiar with the trailer I'll likely pare my tools down, too. Plus, I haven't mentioned, I was a Cub Scout, a Boy Scout and a Venturer so the "Be Prepared" mantra is deeply ingrained.

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Old 11-21-2014, 10:44 AM   #22
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I've had my Escape six years and I've not had to tighten any screw.
Should note too that some screws might not be tight on purpose. Think about the aluminum siding on a house. If you pound in the nails that hold up the siding, the siding wont be able to expand and shift and will warp.

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