FlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7582 posts, RR: 7 Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4421 times:
I saw the what do you always carry on you thread and thought about what people always leave in their cars.
There are plenty of things that I leave in my car all the time which I almost never take out either.
Registration and insurance stuff and owners Manuel of course.
First Aid Kit.
Car Phone Charger
Flash Light with flashing strobe.
Some Napkins and even Airsickness bags in the passenger seats.
My VW came with one of those Caution Triangle things too.
Pair of basketball Shoes
Can of deodorant
Box of breath Mints.
Automated Toll Pass.
Lots of coins.
And I might just have some random clothes in the back of the car.
And once I turn 18 I will plan on leaving a nice S&W .40 Cal. In the glove box. I love Florida
Yea I think that's it. Im sure I have more just cant think of it right now. So what do you leave in your car?
"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
Heavy Duty Bolt Cutters
4 5 gal US containers of Diesel Fuel
2 5 gal US containers of H2O
2 Cases MREs
Broom (for snow removal)
Emergency Road Kit
Windshield Washer Fluid
Delo 400 Synthetic Motor Oil
Fifty Feet of Heavy Chain with 2 Turnbuckles
Arctic Sleeping Bag
Gortex Rain Jacket
Various Sized Bungee Cords in a Box
Cross Bed Gizmo to hold it all in place
AC777LR From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 487 posts, RR: 36
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4311 times:
I keep in my car a Responders Kit
My Gym Gear
A locker Lock
The Navigation DVD from Chrysler
Bottled Water (Whistler Water)
ICE scraper and Brush (Winter season)
BlackBerry DC charger
a few loonies and Toonies
Key for the lug nuts for the tires
and a winter toque (sp?)
Joness0154 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 667 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4290 times:
Roadside assistance kit (fix a flat, matches, flares, jumper cables, etc)
Electrically operated air pump which I plug into cigarette lighter
Various tools (screwdrivers, wrenches, etc)
A gallon of water
A 2 gallon gas tank with a short length of fuel hose
A few spare dollars and a spare credit card
I basically consider myself a survivalist. If the shit hits the fan, whether im in my car or in my house, I'll be self sufficient.
I don't have an attitude problem. You have a perception problem
Skidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 53
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4285 times:
Well, apart from the usual - seats, steering wheel etc in winter I load my big blue box which has jump leads, tow rope, shovel, torch and tools in. Not that we get snow here, but I always find somebody needs a jump start, or a tow or gets stuck in the mud.
Oh, and car sex is out. A Citroen Saxo is a challenge for someone young and fit - for me it's bloody impossible!
777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12947 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4264 times:
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Map of the North Island and a map of the Wellington Region
Spare change (heaps of it)
Asthma Inhalier (havnt needed since 2003, so its close to expire)
High-vis safety vest
First Aid Manuel
First Aid packs
Aer Lingus From Ireland, joined Mar 2001, 529 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4263 times:
Row 1 seats of course! without them I would be sitting in the floor driving. Row 2 & 3 seats are optional and only needed when there are more than 1 pax and 1 driver.
Spark plug wrench
At least 2 litres of fuel
2 spare headlights
1 spare amber bulb
1 spare brake bulb
Full size spare tyre
Map of Dublin
Map of Ireland
Map of Liverpool/Manchester
Front and rear mats
Roll of packaging tape
Roll of masking tape
Some wires and cables
....and loads of other stuff that I don't need including CD's that I havn't listened since 2003.
Mr Spaceman From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 2787 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4234 times:
Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 20): Oh, and car sex is out. A Citroen Saxo is a challenge for someone young and fit - for me it's bloody impossible!
>> Skidmarks, Yeah I see your point. That's a nice little car you've got, but to go "parking" and try to become "familiar" with someone in it would likely be dam hard for almost anyone ......... depending on how vigorous the activity.
However, my lovely & innocent wife Phyllis (aka Vaporlock) just asked me to mention to you ...............
"You could always use the hood!" I think that advice is based on experience! Oh wait a minute. Yeah, actually it is.
Regarding my car - a Plymouth Grand Voyageur LE (extended minivan) - I keep it very clean inside, so other than the essential items for winter driving, I carry other stuff to & from it in either a travel bag or work bag.
PS, on weekends, my car comes with a doggie......... but I don't leave her in it!