Advice for vehicle toolkit needed

I'm hoping that someone can recommend a good quality toolkit for keeping in our vehicle when travelling. I'm after a roll type set up, something that can be easily grabbed when needed, perhaps leaving it under my seat. We will still have our big kit with us but it's not always easily accessible.

I'm running out of ideas for a birthday present for my other half so thought this might be useful.

Any recommendations are appreciated. Thanks.
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Reply By: Nutta - Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 18:43

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 18:43
If you have a 'big kit' I wouldn't spend more on another one, just more weight and something you don't need.

After 28 years my wife and I struggle to find each other anything so I know where you're coming from!

Duck onto http://www.kogan.com/au/ for some ideas, they've got plenty of bits and pieces, sorry I can't help with more but just can't see the point of more tools if he's got plenty, good luck with it!
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Follow Up By: Nutta - Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 18:44

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 18:44
Sorry, should have added he or she!
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Follow Up By: Nutta - Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 18:50

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 18:50
Back again, right here has some good stuff for the 4by travelling types too. I would edit to stop this from growing but not possible.

http://www.exploroz.com/Shop/Default.aspx
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Reply By: Brian 01 - Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 18:51

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 18:51
Why not just get the roll and allow the birthday boy/girl to fill it with items from the big kit.
Not much point carrying two sets.
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Reply By: Member - i'machocoholic - Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 18:58

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 18:58
Thanks for your replies. Yes I agree about the extra weight...Maybe not such a good idea after all.

I'll try and work on another plan...

Thanks again.
Linda
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Reply By: Ross M - Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 19:22

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 19:22
In many tool sets there are the normal sizes but your vehicle may have a few sizes of nut or bolt head which isn't matched by socket size or ring/open ended spanners.
Drain and or filer plugs also may not be catered for in the big set so i would take some time to ensure anything likely to be needed loosening has a tool to do it. Within reason of course.

15mm springs to mind.

That way the additional roll will be for the specials and not the norm. It isn't much use having a big set which doesn't have THAT size in it.

Cheers
Ross M
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Reply By: BarryMcKenzie - Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 22:50

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 22:50
Why not buy him a "Leatherman" tool or similar brand that he can keep handy on his belt or in the glove box. Have one on my belt everyday at work, and there is not a day goes by that I don't use it They don't weigh much, haven't bought one for years but do remember them being expensive back then but well worth the money.
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Follow Up By: Bazooka - Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 23:40

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 23:40
Agree with Bazza Linda, if he hasn't got one it's a great bit of kit to carry on your belt. Plenty of good alternatives if Leatherman is too exe.
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Follow Up By: Member - i'machocoholic - Saturday, Feb 01, 2014 at 07:34

Saturday, Feb 01, 2014 at 07:34
A great idea, thanks! I hadn't thought of that and think that he'd get a lot of use out of it. Thanks for all the replies, everyone.
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