I am driving to Texas this week to visit two of my daughters. Since my first road-trip (when I picked up my Mini) resulted in a U-Haul truck and trailer, I would appreciate your input regarding the essential tools/parts/etc. you pack for you Mini when traveling. Regarding maintenance, in the last few weeks I have done a rear brake job, new motor & transmission mounts, belt, belt tensioner, idle pulley, and crank pulley. Oil was changed about 1200 miles ago, and air filter appears to be relatively new. (I will be ordering an Amsoil filter after the holidays.) This will be a pretty busy trip; I will be traveling from Colorado to Temple and Austin Texas. If anyone is nearby, maybe I can stop for a little bit. I have only talked to two people in person that drive Minis, but neither had their car with them. Thanks!