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Date Registered: 10-2011
Location: UK
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What would you take in your off road tool kit ?


I have taken all that teacup plastic out the boot and found a good deal of unused space as a result under the plasctic boot lid.

So now I can organise a "off road" tool kit. I have been able to fit in a goodly collection of kit so far :
Scissor Jack, handle, tyre spanner
Chocks
Tow strap
First Aid box
Box with spare fuses, bulbs, etc
Magnetic LED torch
Sand bags, about half a dozen
A tin of rust freeze, and a tacky grease
Breaker bar for sockets, and a torque wrench
Bag of straps and tie downs
Roll of HD gaffer tape
Worklight on suction base
Poncho waterbroof

I have a hand winch and winch bag, but that will not fit under the cover. So that leaves the space in the full size spare wheel. I found a soft bag to fit and will use a modified jack pad as the base.

Once this is all in I will fit clips to the lid so that the whole lot stays where it should off road.

So the question is what size tools should I pack, metric, long reach, etc ? Anythink else you can think of ?



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Date Registered: 06-2008
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There already is a thread containing what you need to know.
basically you should only take the basic tools that you think you may need if anything foes wrong, otherwise the back of the X Trail will look like a mechanics workshop.

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Location: Mona Vale, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
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Re: What would you take in your off road tool kit ?


Spade - digging out of sand bog
Hand saw - cutting fallen saplings or branches to clear tracks

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Date Registered: 07-2008
Location: Brisvegas, Australia
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Ar compressor and line, folding shovel, snatch strap, tow strap.
12V test light.
Torch.
And heaps of hand tools, general mechanical [sign in to see URL], shifters, pliers, screwdrivers etc.

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Date Registered: 10-2011
Location: UK
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Re: What would you take in your off road tool kit ?


Hi - Could not find a thread on this subject here, hence the question ?

All previous list is in the boot where the all that plastic was, so it is very tidy. I am working on tiedowns for this of course. Mechanics workshop, you should have seen the back of the Range Rover emoticon

When I had the XJ I did build a storage area, however the X-Trail comes with one so thats one less thing to worry about. I travel Alpine style, so a light basic kit is what I tend to use. Have run winches, and all that sort of thing, learnt that a hand winch much more useful if some what knackering.

I have got a micro spade in there, fixed type not a folding thing. I have a Stihl brush saw and bush knife for clearing stuff. I have sourced a snow shovel which is insection this will sit in the boot, in its own bag.

Got a TruckAir compressor under the drivers seat, and first aid box under the passengers.

Tools are another issue, being used to imperial with Land Rovers and Jeeps now I need to find out what aray of usefull sizes I should take? I have a bag which will sit inside the sare wheel on. I have also a modified "pouch" for sockets, etc.

I will post some picks and a full list when it'ts done.....

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Date Registered: 05-2010
Location: Adelaide
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Re: What would you take in your off road tool kit ?


I take away:
Fuses and Bulbs
Decent LED Magnetic Torch
Plastic Sheet
Various tie downs and Octopus straps
Jumper Leads
Air compressor
Snatch strap and D shackles
Exhaust Air bag
2 X 5Meter lengths shade cloth instead of MaxTraks
Small shovel
Spare scissors jack
Few ropes
Chocks and a flat piece of 2" wood
Breaker bar for 1/2 inch sockets
A Flat fold-up $100 tool kit with various sockets, pliers, screw drivers etc

The BIG question to myself though, has been "What can you really FIX on modern cars" hence what do I REALLY Need in a Tool Kit.

Suspension bolts are too tight to work on; motor and accessories too complicated etc etc.

Most you could realistically work on is Shocker bolts/Battery replacement/Alternator replacement/Wheels!!! Not sure really - but I don't think much is repairable in the field.

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Date Registered: 04-2014
Location: Perth WA
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how does the shade cloth work?

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Date Registered: 01-2015
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Just goggle 'bogged shade cloth' and there is plenty of information, plus some video.

Cheers

John

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Hi Charlie XT (and others), in Australia we need a solid timber base for a jack (300x300x30 minimum). In most of our sandy areas, we can wind the jack DOWNWARDS into the sand. I haven't driven on a Pom beach -- yours may be harder than ours. I've used my wooden base on the Canning, Fraser, Cape York and the Simpson -- gotta have a solid foundation.

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