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Old 02-26-2012, 05:02 PM   #21
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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.
I've been using a cordless drill to lower and raise the jacks on my trailer for it's entire 9+ year life. I have had no problems or issues with the jacks. I've done it a thousand times.

Once you use a drill, you will never go back to hand cranking.

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  • Make sure you get at least an 18V drill or higher.
  • I recommend a spare battery, just in case your battery poops out at the wrong time.
  • Get a drill with an adjustable torque setting so when the pad hits the ground it does not twist off in your hand. Trust me, if you don't have it set without torque slippage it will hurt when the pad hits the ground.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:16 AM   #22
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I have an 18 volt impact tool which can also be used to remove lug nuts when necessary- Don't know how I ever got along without it-JMHO- Don
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:22 AM   #23
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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.
I have an old Ford pickup jack that utilized a "j" hook to operate- I had a welding shop install a bolt on the end so I can use the impact tool to raise and lower the jack- JMHO- Don
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You guys are brilliant with the idea of using an allen wrench!!!!!!!!
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You guys are brilliant with the idea of using an allen wrench!!!!!!!!
I'd like to claim I was the one that thought of it. I scabbed the idea off a forum 10 years ago.
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I have an 18 volt impact tool which can also be used to remove lug nuts when necessary- Don't know how I ever got along without it-JMHO- Don
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:07 PM   #27
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I used my 18-volt impact driver one time. It did a nice job, but it was so loud everyone in the campground was watching. I went back to the 18-volt cordless drill. I love my impact driver, but not for this job. Driving a screw or bolt/nut yes, but not the stabilizer jacks on my camper.
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:20 PM   #28
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True story, a friend of mine was using his drill on the stabilizers, his DW said something to him, distracted him, he looked at her and took his eyes off the job at hand. When the stabilizer was extended the drill came tight, turned out of his hand and the battery struck him in the chin. (ouch) I guess he had the torque setting way up. Lesson- DW`s, do not distract your DH while he is drilling the stabilizer!
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True story, a friend of mine was using his drill on the stabilizers, his DW said something to him, distracted him, he looked at her and took his eyes off the job at hand. When the stabilizer was extended the drill came tight, turned out of his hand and the battery struck him in the chin. (ouch) I guess he had the torque setting way up. Lesson- DW`s, do not distract your DH while he is drilling the stabilizer!
Along those same lines, when we were building the deck on our old house, I had a socket on the drill (before I had the impact driver). Warned the F-I-L to be careful because it would get him. He didn't believe me, saying it is cordless, it can't have that much power. I said OK, next think I know, he is pinned up against the house because the bolt bit into the wood and he didn't let off the trigger.
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Along those same lines, when we were building the deck on our old house, I had a socket on the drill (before I had the impact driver). Warned the F-I-L to be careful because it would get him. He didn't believe me, saying it is cordless, it can't have that much power. I said OK, next think I know, he is pinned up against the house because the bolt bit into the wood and he didn't let off the trigger.
Yeah, FIL`s always know better then SIL`s don`t they? I suspect he has a little more respect for those cordless drills now.
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