Common spare parts to carry on trail?

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Common spare parts to carry on trail?

Post by LagunaH1 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:28 pm

Hi guys,

I'll be heading to Moab in a few weeks and am wondering: What spares do you typically carry with you on the trail?
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Re: Common spare parts to carry on trail?

Post by coder » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:19 pm

Hello LagunaH1, honestly in a well maintained or new PW I don't think there is anything that you can anticipate breaking that would merit bringing a spare.
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Re: Common spare parts to carry on trail?

Post by LagunaH1 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:39 pm

coder wrote:Hello LagunaH1, honestly in a well maintained or new PW I don't think there is anything that you can anticipate breaking that would merit bringing a spare.
Very cool. Last time I was in Moab, it was in my 1997 H1. That truck was awesome in many ways but needed a lot of care and feeding :-)


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Re: Common spare parts to carry on trail?

Post by aearles » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:50 pm

Laguna, are you joining us for the Power Wagons in Moab get together May 1-7, or will you be in Moab before then? I am camped in Moab for the next couple months, if you want to hit the trails with another wagon, let me know.
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Re: Common spare parts to carry on trail?

Post by LagunaH1 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:53 pm

I will head to Moab on the 15th and wheel with a group of Hummers and Jeeps etc. You'd be super welcome to wheel with us


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Post by OffroadTreks » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:01 pm

LagunaH1 wrote:I will head to Moab on the 15th and wheel with a group of Hummers and Jeeps etc. You'd be super welcome to wheel with us
Super lame. :poke:



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Re: Common spare parts to carry on trail?

Post by LagunaH1 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:17 pm

MikeKey wrote:
LagunaH1 wrote:I will head to Moab on the 15th and wheel with a group of Hummers and Jeeps etc. You'd be super welcome to wheel with us
Super lame. :poke:



just messing :lol:
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Hey, don't rule out that I might be able to come out for a day or two for the PW event


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Re: Common spare parts to carry on trail?

Post by DamageWagon » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:47 pm

The things that fail on these trucks seem to be impossible to accurately predict or give lots of warning. Wheel bearings go, but give lots of warning. Steering assemblies go, but give lots of warning. Alternators go with little/no warning.

Bring the usual stuff like a spare air filter, fuses, protective wrap for rubbing cables, self-fusing silicone tape, jumper cables, stuff like that.


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Post by TwinStick » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:54 pm

Some u-joints wouldn't hurt.

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Post by DamageWagon » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:39 pm

Don't know about changing those on a trail.


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Re: Common spare parts to carry on trail?

Post by nts007 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:26 pm

You could always just tow a second wagon round for spare parts haha. Do a full axle swap mid climb if need be.

Really depends on the condition of your truck. Things do just go but not often. U joints yes and maybe a front axle shaft(I have broken the yokes twice) front drive shaft maybe. Wouldn't worry about shocks or balljoints or anything like that. Just simple stuff. I'd pack a bunch of chicken wire (tie wire like for rebar tying) full socket set and wrenches. Fluids for power steering and tranny (gallon of atf +4) couple gal of coolant maybe spare water pump. Spare alt spare acc belt. I once made a list for a off road excursion to the north west territories. Think remote Alaska for a 1000 mile trip. It was a long list
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Post by LagunaH1 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:42 pm

nts007 wrote:You could always just tow a second wagon round for spare parts haha. Do a full axle swap mid climb if need be.

Really depends on the condition of your truck. Things do just go but not often. U joints yes and maybe a front axle shaft(I have broken the yokes twice) front drive shaft maybe. Wouldn't worry about shocks or balljoints or anything like that. Just simple stuff. I'd pack a bunch of chicken wire (tie wire like for rebar tying) full socket set and wrenches. Fluids for power steering and tranny (gallon of atf +4) couple gal of coolant maybe spare water pump. Spare alt spare acc belt. I once made a list for a off road excursion to the north west territories. Think remote Alaska for a 1000 mile trip. It was a long list

Good advice

I like to think my truck is in very healthy shape. It only has 11500 miles on it, and have barely been wheeled.
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Post by DamageWagon » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:45 pm

That's a brand new truck. And unless you're going into the Maze district, there's practically an AutoZone on every trail. Don't worry about it. But if you're going into Maze.... Read the signs.

Socket set, serpentine belt, coolant, gear oil and RTV if you tear a cover open, tranny oil if you snag a hose. Beer. Electronic cleaner spray for when your SmartBar decided you don't need your lockers any more.


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Post by nts007 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:35 am

And more beer. To barter for spare parts or duct tape
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Post by LagunaH1 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:46 am

nts007 wrote:And more beer. To barter for spare parts or duct tape
Now THERE is some great advice!

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Post by olyelr » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:17 am

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Post by Colibri » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:56 am

As mentioned don't forget the atf+4!!!
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Post by OffroadTreks » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:16 am

Ya, brand new truck. You aren't going to break anything. You'd have to be deliberately stupid in your wheeling to break something.
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Re: Common spare parts to carry on trail?

Post by Black Pearl » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:26 am

Sounds like the boys have ya covered. 10 - 15 gallons of extra gas is needed I believe. I guess it depends on how much extra sight seeing you do.
As I accidentally mentioned in another thread, the last 11 or so mi are in sand and you are on the go peddle for quite some time. (keep eyes peeled for hidden rocks, sticks and what not in that wash) I almost put my front diff on a boulder that was camouflaged as a shadow near a bush)
Going to be quite beautiful with the rain we have had.
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Post by LagunaH1 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:18 pm

Thanks guys, Good to go

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Re: Common spare parts to carry on trail?

Post by ramv » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:46 pm

On my second gen I carry the following:
LH, inner and RH front axelshafts
Replacement CAD collar
Rear axleshaft
ECM
A paper airfilter and a KnN (last resort)
Power Steering Box
Complete set of braided/rubber brake hoses
Coolant hoses
Heim joints for Thurn steering linkage
Rear axle yokes, u bolts, strap kit
Front driveshaft strap kit
f/r drive shaft and axle shaft u joints
Driveshaft bolts
Rear axle shaft bolts
caliper bolts/pins
spare disc brake pads
Replacement hydraulic hose and repair parts for hydro assist
Replacement bolts for control arms, track bar, leaf spring pins
Spare rear U bolts for leaf springs
Shock bolts
Spare fuel
Spare tire/beadlock wheel
Complete set of bead lock bolts
Complete set of rear lugs and lug nuts
Spare unit bearing
Balljoints
Spare winch controller
Air tools, hand tools, hi lift, welding tools, electrical repair stuff
fuel

In the tow rig, I carry spare steering linkage, leaf springs, driveshafts, two more rear axleshafts (I can eat Dana 70 axleshafts like candy) and steering cylinder, and an additional spare tire/wheel. I have broken all of this stuff on the trail, hence the spares (well except the CAD collar and the unit bearing, but those just seem prudent.)

On the PW, I carry a spare winch controller and 5 gal of fuel, 1 gal of windshield washer fluid. I would do this up to 37" standard radials. Bias plys or off road radials, I would start adding spare gear. (On 37" Krawlers I grenaded a ton of Dana 60/70 parts and steering boxes on the second gen.)

The good thing with CAD is the front end parts can be put in neutral. (I did the 2wd bypass from BD so I can still use low range and have the CAD disengaged.)
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Re: Common spare parts to carry on trail?

Post by LagunaH1 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:59 pm

Holy moly!

That's about 10 times the partsI used to carry in my H1 :D

Still, good list to get ideas from. Thanks!
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Post by DamageWagon » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:09 pm

Do you have an 8' bed to carry all those spare parts? One might think it would be cheaper to simply tow a second truck out.


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Post by OffroadTreks » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:45 pm

LagunaH1 wrote: That's about 10 times the partsI used to carry in my H1 :D
Key word there
ramv wrote:On my second gen
I would think buying a newer truck would be easier. :lol:
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Re: Common spare parts to carry on trail?

Post by Reloaderguy » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:56 pm

Carry a truck bed full of 3rd gen parts if you have any friends you like that much.

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