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Old 06-05-2014, 10:31 PM   #1
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Can you use a cordless drill to raise your pop up

I want to surprise my husband for fathers day with a drill, but I would like to know if anyone has used a drill to raise the top of their pop up.
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Old 06-06-2014, 06:13 AM   #2
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When we had a PUP I always used the crank but it was an old school boat winch type of arrangement. I would think that if you bought your hubby an 18 volt or higher DeWalt 1/2" cordless drill that it would do the trick in low gear. Those things put out an incredible amount of torque and he would have to use the auxiliary handle.

Even if he can't use it for the PUP he will love you forever for giving him the DeWalt.

For even more love, get him the matching flashlight that uses the same battery as the drill...super handy around camp.
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I always get the flashlight combos but never seem to use the flashlight. I guess I just have to many other smaller LED flashlights..
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Always be aware of the torque involved when using a Heavy Duty drill for something like this.

My wife was not expecting the torque involved and when she tried it the one time the drill twisted on her big time and she got a very bad twist on her arm.

Of course I got blamed for the whole thing as well hehe...

Some folks don't like depending solely on the battery operated drill method. In most cases this is the only use for the drill and it will lay in its storage area and the battery will run down. Then when it comes time to use it the battery is dead...

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I would not recommend an electric drill to crank up a popup. The torque could cause injury. My old popup would never have been able to crank with a drill. Caution warranted!
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I would not recommend an electric drill to crank up a popup. The torque could cause injury. My old popup would never have been able to crank with a drill. Caution warranted!
Hence the use of the auxiliary handle...always use two hands for high torque jobs.
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Old 06-07-2014, 01:54 PM   #7
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I used it for quite some time before we got the new pop up with the electric lift. note electric lift same as using a drill right. If you keep it on slow speed you should never have a problem. Heck I still use it for the legs every time we go. If Jayco uses an electric motor there is no reason you can't
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I used it for quite some time before we got the new pop up with the electric lift. note electric lift same as using a drill right. If you keep it on slow speed you should never have a problem. Heck I still use it for the legs every time we go. If Jayco uses an electric motor there is no reason you can't
I've been using the same milwalkie 18 volt for about 4 years now
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The Jayco dealer in the Kansas City area told me they use drills to lift all of the models they have in house.
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The Jayco dealer in the Kansas City area told me they use drills to lift all of the models they have in house.
who Trailside ....... i would never buy or trust them ....
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