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Old 07-26-2012, 07:09 AM   #1
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Drill to use for Stablizer jacks, How large is required

Just ordered a 26rks and rather than buying the electric stabilizer jacks folks suggested using a cordless drill for the job.. so, that brings up the question how large (how much power) is required to get the job done? I have a small sized skill now but I am thinking it's not going to be enough power when the time comes... the batteries on the Skill are terrible so I was thinking of just ordering another drill to use specifically for that need.

So, for you folks that have the "Drill of your choice" would you let me know what kind of power I will be needing to get the job done reliably... and what size connector and extention you use with it..

Thanks in advance for your suggestions...
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:27 AM   #2
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I have a dewalt cordless drill that I use on our x213. Has plenty of power for the job.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:30 AM   #3
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I use a DeWalt 14.4v with the 3 speed gearbox in first gear...moves the jacks up and down but you can't change a tire with it.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:31 AM   #4
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I just bring along my 18v Dewalt cordless drill. The stabilizers do not need much torque. Pretty much any modern drill will work in low speed. Use low speed, the jacks come down very fast if the drill is on high. My jacks utilize a 3/4 socket, I think that is the standard.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:35 AM   #5
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Oh come on Dave, be tough and do it with the hand crank. We are roughing it you know! LOL

We just took delivery of a 26 RLS. Ours does not have the electric stabilizers, either. One of the great mysteries in camping life for me is how much is enough without being too much in regards to stabilizer pressure.

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Old 07-26-2012, 09:35 AM   #6
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If you have a Harbor Freight near you I think they would have a low cost drill that would server the purpose.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:50 AM   #7
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I use an older Sears model, on low. Amazing how quick that the stabilizers go up and down. On my trailer, the spare tire is on a 'winch' , longer winded than the stabilizers. I would say that I can lower or raise all 4 in the time it took to do 1 with the hand crank.
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:18 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the great comments and suggestions on the drill and the stabalizers.. at this point we may get it before the end of August.. I'll try the hand crank one time just for you Hector :-) then, just for kicks I'l try the drill that I already have.. andn at last resort I may even watch the sales of drills and we will see what comes up..

Again, thanks so much for the help .. can't wait to get the new rig!

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I'll try the hand crank one time just for you Hector :-) then, just for kicks I'l try the drill that I already have.

Great, I'll borrow your drill if we are ever camping near each other! :-)
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:56 PM   #10
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I have an 18vt. battery powered reversible Makita hand drill, it Works great.
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