Backup during a roadtrip

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Backup during a roadtrip

Postby Decentlady » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:19 pm

When hitting the road for a longer time it is best to be fully equipped and prepared for you never know what might happen.

Gas, extra gear like tire, jack etc can be of immense help incase you are suddenly stuck with a flat tire.

Other stuff to carry is enough water, food items, a blanket and a pillow, a knife, powerful torch with batteries and a working cellphone with emergency numbers.

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Re: Backup during a roadtrip

Postby naruto100 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:33 pm

That is true. For road trips spare tire and other stuffs are very important to carry. I had face lot difficulties once when I didn't carry all those stuffs and faced the tire puncture. So yes better keep ready all the backups. And during long distance journey the things you mentioned like pillow, water, meal, blanket, etc. can be really handy.

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Re: Backup during a roadtrip

Postby kamai » Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:35 am

naruto100 wrote:That is true. For road trips spare tire and other stuffs are very important to carry. I had face lot difficulties once when I didn't carry all those stuffs and faced the tire puncture. So yes better keep ready all the backups. And during long distance journey the things you mentioned like pillow, water, meal, blanket, etc. can be really handy.

I also had tire problems one time I went on a road trip with my cousins and was one of the most stressful day I ever had. It was frustrating as we were going through dessert and there were no tire places nor mechanics near by. Thankfully I car passed by and the lady was nice enough to take us and get help. After a few hours it was fixed but after that we never forgot to take all necessities, we learned the hard way.

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Re: Backup during a roadtrip

Postby kaacu » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:20 am

Gear backup: sleepover, water (for car and myself), food, patrol, fixing tools, battery, lighting
Insurance backup: Road side assistance
The most important is probably getting a mate with a car going along if it's going to be long long trip. :)

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Re: Backup during a roadtrip

Postby Alexandoy » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:02 pm

When we go on a road trip especially for trips longer than 5 hours, I never go alone. Usually we have company, at least 2 cars or more. And before the trip, I have our car checked for the basics like tires and battery because it is so difficult to have a breakdown on the road. I remember one time when we were coming home from a long trip. My brother-in-law’s car had a breakdown. The problem is the broken radiator. It took us many hours before the problem was remedied just so the car can run to the nearest repair shop where we spent another 3 hours. What if they have no company? They would be stranded in the deserted highway.

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Re: Backup during a roadtrip

Postby naruto100 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:09 pm

kamai wrote:
naruto100 wrote:That is true. For road trips spare tire and other stuffs are very important to carry. I had face lot difficulties once when I didn't carry all those stuffs and faced the tire puncture. So yes better keep ready all the backups. And during long distance journey the things you mentioned like pillow, water, meal, blanket, etc. can be really handy.

I also had tire problems one time I went on a road trip with my cousins and was one of the most stressful day I ever had. It was frustrating as we were going through dessert and there were no tire places nor mechanics near by. Thankfully I car passed by and the lady was nice enough to take us and get help. After a few hours it was fixed but after that we never forgot to take all necessities, we learned the hard way.


Desert and that also without help around!! That must be really worse experience. I had bad experience too but I must say it wasn't bad as you. Lol. That's why it is really important to checkout all necessary backup during travelling. At least we must prepared for spare tire and tools related to it so that we don't face that much trouble during tire puncture.

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Re: Backup during a roadtrip

Postby Ray1 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:12 am

I do all what you have suggested in your opening post @Decentlady while taking a road trip back in India but here in Australia it's different. The tires are different, roads are safe and you have enough toilets and restaurants on the way to take care of your basic needs. I had a trip to Canberra only last weekend, a drive that took around four and half hours as I am not as fast as Australians are. We stopped at two places on our trip of a little over 300 km. But on our way back it was little faster and we were back in just over three hours as we did not stop anywhere.

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Re: Backup during a roadtrip

Postby DR KOKIL AGARWAL » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:59 pm

Going on a road trip always demands a lot of preparations for arranging back up stuff. Apart from vehicle accessories a trip to some isolated place demands stacking of food and water as well.

It is always wise to carry a torch as well. All important papers along with identification proofs become a must. If you have kids then the list becomes too long. From the child's milk to food to extra clothes you should carry everything.

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Re: Backup during a roadtrip

Postby naruto100 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:20 pm

Ray1 wrote:I do all what you have suggested in your opening post @Decentlady while taking a road trip back in India but here in Australia it's different. The tires are different, roads are safe and you have enough toilets and restaurants on the way to take care of your basic needs. I had a trip to Canberra only last weekend, a drive that took around four and half hours as I am not as fast as Australians are. We stopped at two places on our trip of a little over 300 km. But on our way back it was little faster and we were back in just over three hours as we did not stop anywhere.


That's really good. If there are facilities like you mentioned then trips can be really easy. Every country such facilities must be available. But here as you know not everywhere things are properly available. And at some places things are really worse. And road condition at some places are too bad. So we must need proper backing up before we go for long distance drive. As things can be really worse if we are not having proper things with us and problem arise.

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Re: Backup during a roadtrip

Postby Ray1 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:04 am

@naruto100 I have seen such facilities are increasing in our countries especially at toll ways with number of restaurants and authorized service centers are providing basic and advance facilities to travelers free of cost. For instance if you travel on Mussori Highway from Delhi or Agra from Delhi you will see a different scenario with express ways allowing you to travel at 140/km/ph and providing you all the modern facilities for no extra cost but the rate of toll charge is little bit on the higher side for sure.


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