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Old 02-25-2012, 10:16 AM   #11
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My old Jayco uses the same J hook design. I had some old bird feeder hangers in the garage about the same diameter as the stabilizer crank handle so I set off to making a version for my Craftsman 19v drill.

Dremel tool, hacksaw and about 20 minutes I had an adapter to raise and lower my stabs!!
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:20 AM   #12
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I can drill up and down a lot of times for what you paid for that push button.. even at my retiring wage of $25.00/hr.
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:31 AM   #13
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My old Jayco uses a "J" hook instead of the 3/4 inch socket for the stabilizers. I haven't found a "J" hook adapter for my cordless drill yet, but I'm still looking.
Use an Allen wrench in the drill chuck.

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Old 02-25-2012, 12:10 PM   #14
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I can drill up and down a lot of times for what you paid for that push button.. even at my retiring wage of $25.00/hr.
Sometimes you just have to go for it. You can't take it with you. So we enjoy it while we can.
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:01 PM   #15
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Use an Allen wrench in the drill chuck.

One of my previous TT had that and I bought an allen wrench for $1,77 and the guy even cut it down to the size I needed. Works fine for the jacks,
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You might look at this site for some nifty ideas. This guy has done all kinds of mods and starting around pic #61, he shows some gadgets me made for his battery powered drill to help with leveling, etc. I am betting you could fabricate something clever using his methods.

https://picasaweb.google.com/1149655...30736779932114
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:05 PM   #17
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I've never thought that raising or lowering the leveling jacks, or the tounge jack for that matter, was really worth spending money to avoid it. But I will admit I've given some serious thought to getting a cheap drill recently. I've also thought about an electric tounge jack - but for a couple of hundred bucks I could do a lot of cranking - better yet, could get my kids to do it.
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I've never thought that raising or lowering the leveling jacks, or the tounge jack for that matter, was really worth spending money to avoid it. But I will admit I've given some serious thought to getting a cheap drill recently. I've also thought about an electric tounge jack - but for a couple of hundred bucks I could do a lot of cranking - better yet, could get my kids to do it.
FIY, I also use the drill to crank up the Hensley spring bar jacks.

The drill is very handy for more than just cranking the stabilizers and spring bars when traveling.
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My manual says to not use a power drill to lower the stabilizer jacks. I have always been told that once the foot on the jack touches the pad, go one to one and a half turns more and stop. I havn't used the drill, but it may be hard to tell when the jack bottoms, especially with the power of an 18V drill. If I were going to use a power drill, I think I would run the jack almost to the ground then finish it by hand. JMO. I'm sure many people use drills without issue.
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FIY, I also use the drill to crank up the Hensley spring bar jacks.

The drill is very handy for more than just cranking the stabilizers and spring bars when traveling.
X2 on the spring bars
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