Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-28-2012, 02:49 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
RoyBraddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: King George
Posts: 2,396
I use the 14.4V Dewalt three speed drill. Works great... Dont forget you also have to purchase the correct size socket. I forget what the size is just take your hand crank with you to Lowes to buy one that fits...
__________________

__________________
Roy and Carolyn
I claim Horse Creek Country in Southern Ill - Momabear is from North Texas
We live in King George VA
RETIRED DOD DOAF DON CONTRACTOR Electronics Tech 42YRS

"We're burning daylight" - John Wayne
2008 STARCRAFT 14RT OFF-ROAD POPUP with PD9260C and three 85AH 12VDC batteries
2010 F150 FX4 5.4 GAS with 3.73 gears - Super Cab - Towing Package - 2KW Honda EU2000i Gen
K9PHT (since 1957) 146.52Mhz
"We always have a PLAN B"
RoyBraddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 06:13 AM   #22
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 82
Thanks for all the additional comments... once our rig gets here I'm going to try the drill I have, I'm not too convinced i will work well so I"ll probably watch the sales for a stronger longer lasting drill and pick one up for the job... the biggest problem with these battery driven drills is that all the batteries end up dying and to purchase a replacement is an arm and a leg! But, thats a conversation for another day..

Thanks again for all the great suggestions.....
__________________

davidki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 01:16 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Vienna
Posts: 1,645
I use the 18volt DeWalt drill and it works like a charm. Keep the handle handy, just in case. lol
__________________

Joe Hinson
2010 Jayco Quest G2(SOLD)
2014 Jayco Eagle 33.5RETS
2007 Ram 2500 5.9L Cummins(SOLD)
2015 Ram 2500 6.7L Cummins 4WD
:)
namusmc65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 11:53 AM   #24
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 8
i dont understand why u need a drill, mine are actually really easy by hand.
rsurfer9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 05:22 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 138
Quote:
Originally Posted by rsurfer9 View Post
i dont understand why u need a drill, mine are actually really easy by hand.
x2, i probably spend less than a minute on each stabilizer jack by hand.
__________________
2011 Jayco Jay Flight 24RKS
2011 Ford F-150 XLT SC 4X4 5.0L, 3.73
tls001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2012, 09:47 PM   #26
Junior Member
 
rwstinson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 25
After a week and alittle settling no battery powered drill will lift. I used a 19.2V Porta Cable 1/2 inch chuck. This sets pretty tight, but raising is a different issue after a time period
rwstinson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2017, 03:40 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
Siamese's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Muskegon
Posts: 126
A couple people have suggested that cranking them by hand is just fine. Yeah, I get that.

But, not for me. I like my electric tongue jack, my Anderson levelers, and my cordless drill for the stabilizers. I like to make my setup as quick and painless as possible. Checklists, walkie-talkies, anything that makes us more efficient at making camp.

Of course, my cheap little Black and Decker drill is also a welcome addition to my onboard tool box. It goes in my toolbox (actually one of those nice pails that cat litter comes in) along with a set of screwdriver bits, drill bits, a torque wrench and socket for my wheel lugs, socket set, screwdrivers, a couple crescent wrenches, and a small assortment of pliers. Oh, and a multi-meter and a hydrometer for the battery.

So, I figure the cordless drill does double duty. I'd probably have it in my tool box anyway, so why not keep the stabilizer bit in it and use it?
Siamese is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2017, 03:58 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
Siamese's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Muskegon
Posts: 126
Quote:
Originally Posted by davidki View Post
Thanks for all the additional comments... once our rig gets here I'm going to try the drill I have, I'm not too convinced i will work well so I"ll probably watch the sales for a stronger longer lasting drill and pick one up for the job... the biggest problem with these battery driven drills is that all the batteries end up dying and to purchase a replacement is an arm and a leg! But, thats a conversation for another day..

Thanks again for all the great suggestions.....
It sounds like you're under the impression that it takes a fair amount of power to set the stabilizer jacks. Actually, it doesn't take very much at all. Unless the screw mechanism on your jacks is caked with crud (in which case you need to clean them), it takes very little power to turn them, as they are under no load. They spin freely and easily, well within the ability of an inexpensive cordless drill.

In use, you put the drill on the jack, using a bit you can get in the trailer section at Walmart or online, and spin each jack down at high speed. All you want to do is have the foot plate of the jack touch the ground. The instant the jack makes ground contact, turn off the drill. The corner of the trailer should not rise (well, maybe a quarter of an inch).

Ditto for raising the jacks. They just zip right back to the up position with very little power. Takes about three seconds.

One responder mentioned settling. If you think you'll have settling due to soft ground and/or rain, then it's a good idea to put a square of wood under each jack to spread the load. We carry a supply of squares we cut from a 2x6 board.
Siamese is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2017, 05:52 PM   #29
Senior Member
 
Jagiven's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 4,109
This is an old post. Over the years, I have decided I do not like the impact drivers, to drive the stabilizers. They are way to noisy, and drive me nuts early in the morning or late at night. About a year ago, evwry time we went out everyone around us had them, and everyone seamed to just crank on the stabilizers to level their tt. It drove me nuts, it was worse than loud tv's and radios.

Drills Andrew nice and quiet. I still do mine by hand. Or maybe I should say by my kid's hands
Jagiven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2017, 10:22 PM   #30
Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Hood River
Posts: 59
I use a Milwaukee cordless ratchet drive. Works great. Will also come in handy later as a cordless socket wrench....

Sent from my SM-T800 using Tapatalk
__________________

__________________
2017 RAM 2500 Tradesman Cummins CC LB
2017 Jayco Jayflight 28BHBE
Prior 2011 Jayco Greyhawk 26DS
jlechmanik is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.