View Full Version : Speaking of Tool Boxes......

10-22-2006, 07:03 AM
An earlier post talked about tool boxes and I have a question. What have you done as a better idea for carrying your necessary tools and spares on a roadtrip? We have all posted a list of things we carry on a trip, some very, very long lists, but specifically, do any of you have a better idea for a tool box? I, for one, have found that the Klein Tools canvas and leather tool bag works for me. Nice handle, closes securely and holds a ton. Other ideas???


Mickey Richaud
10-22-2006, 07:12 AM
Don't have a picture to post, but when I had a Jeep, I bought a long, flat tool box - probably 24"x10"x6". It fit under the rear seat, and held quite a few tools. Easier to see what you need than a bag, and it will fit either behind the seats of an LBC or in the boot, with lots of room to spare for all the spare parts we need to carry!


10-22-2006, 07:14 AM

Your canvas bag is very similar to what I use. Sorry no better ideas here. From the what's in your trunk post I did drop the tire irons as Don sugested as I do have a spare. What was I thinking? Also thinking of just going with the lead hammer and cooler I liked that response the best.

10-22-2006, 07:32 AM
An addendum, inside my bag is a tool roll for all the tools to keep them separated and accessable.


10-22-2006, 01:45 PM
I just ordered a "Triumph" monogrammed canvas bag from ebay. I'll post pics along with my emergency tools for traveling. I have a nice little Craftsman 2 drawer chest that fits well in the trunk, but leaves very little room for chairs, luggage, etc. I bought this to fill the gap when going for weekend club functions.

10-24-2006, 12:59 PM
I used to carry a .50 caliber ammo box filled with tools and various emergency parts. Now I carry an olive drab military mechanics tool bag. They are not too big, fit easily in the trunk yet hold all the tools I need. I've done the same for years on my boat. One bag for tools and another for rigging wire, spools of leader material ....
This is an example;

10-24-2006, 01:05 PM
thats great! I just ordered one thanx! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/england.gif

Don Elliott
10-24-2006, 02:31 PM
I use 4 small bags that I bought at the dollar store. That's $4.00 total. One has all my wrenches. Another has all my 3/8" sockets and drive, the third has my jumper wires, spare rotor, bulbs, plugs, etc. and the 4th has all my srewdrivers and pliers. These bags have a double zipper with a pull/carry handle and a velcro closure. This way, things are well stored and easily accessible. These bags fit in the "boot" in any tiny space available.


10-24-2006, 02:58 PM
I use a nice Eddie Bauer soft sides with leather bottom shoulder briefcase I used to commute to Boston with for 5 years. It was starting to get a little long in the tooth for going to client meetings, but it's a nice green canvas with leather trim, so it looks the LBC part.

p.s. my bride bought me a nice LL Bean leather briefcase that replaced it for our anniversary...