On-board Toolkit/Travel bag

DanielFE

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I am currently putting together a list of tools and accessories that I intend to keep in a convenient carry-case/bag for when i leave the immediate vicinity of home for single day or overnight adventures.

So far I am including things like a small bottle-jack, tire plug kit, portable air compressor etc. , but wanted to get some feedback and suggestions from people that have been down this road before.

Any suggestions ?

Thanks,

Daniel

P.S. I am also curious to hear/see if anyone has figured out a clever way to hide this type of stuff in the rear cargo area since Ford didn't give us a built in privacy screen.





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What's the kit for? Offroading or just general emergencies? If it's an offroading kit you'll want some basics:

Air Compressor - I liked how compact this this is.
Shovel
Tire plug kit
first aid kit

Those three will get you out of most trouble. Here's some other stuff I carry:

LOFTEK Portable Car Battery Jump Starter - This works great
Staun Automatic Tire Deflators - kinda fiddly to set up but is really nice to have if you air down a lot.
AUTOSOCK
Recovery Traction Tracks
ARB Snatch Strap
Shackle Hitch Receiver
Kohree Synthetic Soft Shackle

There's a ton of variety in what people carry offroading. It's going to depend on what you're doing and who you're going with. I just have it all in a plastic tote from Target.
 

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I am currently putting together a list of tools and accessories that I intend to keep in a convenient carry-case/bag for when i leave the immediate vicinity of home for single day or overnight adventures.

So far I am including things like a small bottle-jack, tire plug kit, portable air compressor etc. , but wanted to get some feedback and suggestions from people that have been down this road before.

Any suggestions ?

Thanks,

Daniel

P.S. I am also curious to hear/see if anyone has figured out a clever way to hide this type of stuff in the rear cargo area since Ford didn't give us a built in privacy screen.
Small bottle jack is not good enough. With a big bend I needed one that opens 18” just to have a 1/4” gap under my tire to remove it . With a Bad Lands or first addition you might need something bigger . Unless there is a way to lock the suspension that I don’t know about to keep it from dropping the wheel as you jack up the vehicle.
 
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FUSES...Great reminder, i completely forgot about those.

Justin,
I intend to use the Bronco Sport much like Ford advertised it. As transportation to my adventure destination but not necessarily to be the adventure. With that said, i will take it on non maintained roads in south west Texas; Big Bend, Devil's River State Natural Area etc. So i do want to be prepared to be self sufficient in case of an emergency out in the middle of the desert. Those are some great recommendations. I have a recovery strap but never would have thought of the shackles and other odds and ends to make it a functional system.

Please keep the ideas coming.

Mordechai,
Thanks for the heads-up on the bottle jacks, I was waiting to pull the trigger on one until i could verify the lift height needed.
 

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I removed the styrofoam trays around my temp spare tire. I got a tool roll, a basic one, and a small soft army surplus bag with fix it stuff. I stuffed a snatch rope under the tire.
Still need a good lug wrench and ONE piece lug nuts !
All you really need for a first aid kit is some neosporin a few gauze pads and a roll of electrical tape.
With a few rags nothing rattles..
Again, the first thing is to remove the packing from around the spare as IMHO those trays are quite useless and the tire supports the deck just fine.
 

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A 12”x12” piece of 3/4” plywood to go under your jack and an appropriate sized socket with breaker bar for lugs.
 

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