Carrying the proper spares can make the difference between a quick repair and waiting weeks for parts in distant locales. I carry LOTS, including American Diesel's recommended parts for long range cruising. Even locally, when something goes out I have the spare to replace it. Of course you're investing a lot of $$ into an inventory. But when that AC cooling water pump goes out in the middle of the summer, it's nice to be able to change it out in minutes instead of hours/days.
I'd be happy to send anyone my spares inventory if you're interested. Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org
-- Edited by Keith on Sunday 16th of August 2009 06:42:10 AM