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Old 12-12-2014, 10:28 PM   #1
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best way to "finalize" my stabilizers?

Hey all, I'm new here, and this site has been so helpful. Thanks to you all.
I have recently upgraded from a 2009 Coleman/ Fleetwood SeaPine pop up camper to a 2010 Jayco Jay Flight 29rls G2. We love it!
I have a drill with the stab attachment to crank the stabs down, but once I'm down, the drill tops out and I have to just twist the drill to get that extra turn. I feel like it's bad on my drill, so I've tried the 3 foot long hand crank for that final full turn. The crank has horrible leverage, and it is definitely straining/ starting to bend when I do this.
What do you all use for that final turn on your stabs?
Thanks, Josh
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:33 PM   #2
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I use a 3/8 ratchet wrench from start to finish...
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:37 PM   #3
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I knew it would be that easy and I was missing something! A ratchet wrench! Perfect!
Thanks! BTW, a drill is soo much easier and FAST for the first part. Why don't' you use that? Try it! BANG!
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:40 PM   #4
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I am sure I can figure it out, but while I am letting my fingers do the walking, what size is used for the head on the stab? Anyone know without getting up?
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:42 PM   #5
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3/4" I'm pretty sure.
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Old 12-13-2014, 06:15 AM   #6
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Not sure if you need one for other things, but maybe an impact style gun might work better.
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Old 12-13-2014, 07:55 AM   #7
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Yes, the standard for the stabs is 3/4". I have the adapter for my drill also. VERY nice! The ratchet wrench that came with my x chocks works for the final twist after the drill is maxed out.
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Old 12-13-2014, 08:53 AM   #8
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Both of my trailers came with something along this line. Once the pad is on the ground I give it an additional 1/2 turn. Am I doing it wrong?
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Old 12-13-2014, 09:45 AM   #9
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Ditto on the cordless drill and finish with the supplied Jayco tool. You don't want to over tork the legs [they are not intended to lift just stabalize] or you risk adding a strain to the frame that will cause doors not to close properly etc. I give them an extra twist with the Jayco tool with maybe a little extra on one side that is still a fraction off level. The morning after set up I check out all corners as TT tends to settle due to soft pad or spring/tires that relax.
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Old 12-14-2014, 05:25 PM   #10
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What are you guys using for drills? MY 18V Craftsman will hit bottom and either yank itself out of my hand without a good hold, or break a wrist if I don't stop shortly after hitting bottom lol.
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