Old 31st August 2005, 22:29   #1
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Glad I had some jumper cables

Christmas '04 I got this roadside emergency kit that has a bunch of stuff like a tow rope, jumper cables, tire/air compressor, flashlight, stuff like that...I really needed something like that, and I kept it in my car, but never found a use for it until yesterday...

My friend Paul who drives a 1960's Volkswagen Type-III (A 2-door wagon-type car powered by the same air-cooled 2-cylinder in an original VW Beetle) left his lights and wipers on in the parking lot and never got to turn them off until school let off...They somehow drained the new battery down, and I had to help him jump-start his car...It was a bit of a hassle, since we had to stand out in the cold wind and rain Depression Katrina was dumping on us (And some trouble getting his battery hooked up, since he has it behind the passenger seat, and it was difficult to reach back there), not to mention the time I spent trying to navigate in the parking lot and turning my car around so the cables would be able to reach our batteries...But I was able to bring the VW back to life send Paul and his sister off home...

Glad I was able to help out since I got that...Especially since none of out other friends had jumper cables...

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Old 1st September 2005, 00:56   #2
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Several things I always keep in my truck:

-Jumper cables
-Air compressor with power adapter
-Small tool kit
-Cargo straps
-Nylon rope
-Spare fuses, relays, and light bulbs
-Zip ties (those come in handy)
-Disposable shop towels
-Pocket knife
-Flash light

And of course, my truck has a jack with tire chalks and a spare tire already. These are great things to have if have a vehicle.

And glad you were able to help your friend out.
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Old 1st September 2005, 01:50   #3
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Always carry jumper cables!

There are lots of women out there who need to be jumped
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