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Going on long trip, what should I bring?

I am planning on taking my first long trip in my powerstroke. I will be traveling from Ohio to Idaho. What should I take with me in case of a breakdown. I know there are certain parts that are known to fail, sometimes quite often. What do you guys keep in your truck on long hauls.
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The only thing that ever stranded me in my '97 F350 was a bad cam position sensor.

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CPS, serpentine belt, idler pulley, fuel filter.
Oh and a tow rope, to help out all the dodge and chevy guys you find stranded along the way
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Oh and a tow rope, to help out all the dodge and chevy guys you find stranded along the way


I've been on the wrong end of that rope myself..

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Stuff I generally have on hand (not that you need all this, it's just to get you thinking):

CPSs
Serpentine Belt
Idler Pulleys
Tensioner
Fuel Filters
Transmission Filters (I have external trans filter setup)
Fuel Pump
Fuel Pressure Gauge
High Pressure Oil Gauge w/fittings
IDMs
Valvecover Gaskets
Under Valvecover Harnesses
International External Valvecover Harness Repair Kit and Pins
External Harness Repair Pigtails
Glowplug Relay
Laptop w/EASE Scanner
Service Manuals on CD
Fan Clutch Wrench Set
Front Hub Locknut Socket
Pump Pulley Puller
1-1/4" wrench and socket
1-1/8" wrench and deep socket
Various other tools (sockets, torx, bits, etc)

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GOJO and papertowels are number one. No matter how many people stop to help you, you'll always be pissed you have to eat with pitch black hands.

this tool kit plus a good set of , universals/extensions, screwdrivers, pliers, wire strippers, wire, fuses connections, has covered me very well. I always keep a CPS, fuel filter, tranny filter, multimeter, windshield wiper, fuel line, rubber gloves, chians and straps, and my spare is always well inflated

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