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Old 03-27-2015, 07:20 PM   #41
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Paul, in talking about issues and problems, two of the big items you may need that are not tools are an extra 30-amp electrical cord and an extra fresh water hose. We have used those many times.

We carry a lot of what has been mentioned. We usually have a couple of stools, tapes including butyl, and an electrical tester with adaptor for trying in the site's 30-amp pedestal before we back in.

If you are at a campground, the host may know just about anything you need and will probably have any tool you need.
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Old 03-27-2015, 08:39 PM   #42
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Or, in lieu of an extra 30 amp cord is a 15 amp extension with an adapter. Good for lights outside as well as back up power in case you forgot you power cord. Can't run the a/c but everything else is good.
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Old 03-27-2015, 09:05 PM   #43
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Or, in lieu of an extra 30 amp cord is a 15 amp extension with an adapter. Good for lights outside as well as back up power in case you forgot you power cord. Can't run the a/c but everything else is good.
We do not mean a 15-amp in lieu of another 30-amp cord would work because we are talking about needing extra 30-amp length. We often need more length to the 30-amp. We also take a 15-amp for other uses so that is good to have, too.
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Old 03-27-2015, 11:43 PM   #44
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In addition to the 13/16" heavy duty 6 point ½" drive socket for the Escape lug nuts, include a socket that fits your tow vehicle lug nuts.
I just checked my Honda Pilot, and it takes 7/8".
(The 7/8 may actually be 22 mm: with a 6 point socket, either one works)
7/8" is just over 22 mm, but I would carry the right socket for the few bucks that socket costs. Very few sizes happen to match between fractional inch and millimetre socket to not risk rounding off (or just jamming onto) nuts or bolt heads when serious torque is applied. In this case, 7/8" is 0.225 mm larger than 22 mm and that's too much for me... even for a 6-point socket (I would never consider using a 12-point socket on a wheel nut).

In a quick search, it looks like a Pilot has M14x1.50 threads, so the 22 mm size (listed on various web sites for the current Pilot) isn't surprising; my Honda cars have all had M12 threads and 19 mm hex size.
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7/8" is just over 22 mm, but I would carry the right socket for the few bucks that socket costs. Very few sizes happen to match between fractional inch and millimetre socket to not risk rounding off (or just jamming onto) nuts or bolt heads when serious torque is applied. In this case, 7/8" is 0.225 mm larger than 22 mm and that's too much for me... even for a 6-point socket (I would never consider using a 12-point socket on a wheel nut).

In a quick search, it looks like a Pilot has M14x1.50 threads, so the 22 mm size (listed on various web sites for the current Pilot) isn't surprising; my Honda cars have all had M12 threads and 19 mm hex size.
Brian,
I replaced my front brakes recently, and used a 7/8" socket with a breaker bar (I hate those wrench/jack handle combos).
When I posted today, my mention of metric size was an afterthought. But as you pointed out, Hondas are indeed metric, so that is what I should have used (and posted correctly about).

Thanks for the research and correction.
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Old 03-28-2015, 01:07 AM   #46
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What is a jug of cc -sounds good?
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Old 03-28-2015, 02:11 AM   #49
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Lots'a good ideas on this thread. Four things I would add or second adding are:

1) mechanics overalls [I have lain in the dirt/pavement enough to remember to pack these]

2) a thin reflective vest [we stopped to assist at an roll over accident in the mountains and slowing/diverting fast approaching traffic was scary until some guy dug a vest out of his trunk; it was much less hazardous with it.

3) A safety triangle (mentioned earlier) [at the roll over I wished we would have had a reflective safety triangle further down the road]

4) I also routinely pack road flares for at night

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