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Old 02-24-2012, 12:02 PM   #1
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Tired Of Hand Cranking The 4 Stabalizer Jacks

My next door neighbor gave me a present when I got my new Jayco Skylark Trailer. It was a battery powered drill motor 18V, with a 3/4 Inch socket already on an adapter. I'd only cranked the stabalizer jacks one time and thought that it was one of things I'd have to put up with. But now, I just push on the adapter set the drill to reverse of forward and the jacks are up or down in about 3 seconds. This may not be new to many of you, but it was new to me and I thank my neighbor for it.
Two weekends ago we were at a campground and another trailer was next to ours. The husband was cranking up his jacks and I came with the drill and had all 4 jacks up before his first one was half way retracted. His wife kept poking him until he turned to see what she was looking at. I took the drill to his trailer and did the other 3 jacks and he said "next to the electric lift in the front, the drill must be the next best thing." He was going straight to a store to buy one.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:07 PM   #2
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I have a choice of two power attachments for my jacks. My Dewalt drill, or my 11 yr old son with manual crank in hand. Both work well for me!
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I only have the choice of myself or my drill since my sons are all over 30.
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There were many times my neighbor camper would see me with my drill lowering or raising the stabilizers and I could almost hear them thinking: "Doh!" I'd have the kids lower the stabilizers with the drill. The new Jayco has electric, even easier now.
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We just push the button.
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We just push the button.
Me too.
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We just push the button.
hahaha! Rub it in!
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My dear wife just push the button, and there I go! lol
So I got me a new 18v drill set. Now she wants to help!!!
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Me too.
Me Three!

But ..... in the mid-90's I came up with the idea and had 2 sets made, one for me and one for brother-in-law. Was 9.6 volt then but he has now graduated to 18 volt and still using the socket I had specially made and gave to him for Christmas present. He told me last Christmas that is the best present I ever gave him!
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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.
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