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Old 03-22-2010, 01:10 PM   #15
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the cordless drive, adapters AND socket/s will serve double duty...

IF u plan to buy a PP or the older orange hitch...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...tml#post521435

keep the drill/driver set to SLOW speed for either cranking job...

some guys also use the drill/socket adapter to spin LUG nuts on/off after loosening...

but it's very easy to bugger the stud threads, so beAware...
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has a/s DROPPED the electric stabilizers from the '10 classic limited?

or are they 'options' now that U must pay extra for ?

if so that's BS.

they keep DEcontenting these units and UPing the price...

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I see you picked up on that tidbit. Yes, they only offer the manual stablizers standard now and maybe the option is there for getting the electric style but I didn't ask about it. So here I sit asking about alternate ways of dealing with the manual ones. My old trailer had the manual stabilizers and they are nice, but sometimes can be a pain in the back.
Your right about Decontenting and UPing the price. There are several revisions of the 2010 Standard Features sheet. I finally had to call JC and have them send me the latest version so I know what actually comes with it.
Looks like my trailer will roll off the line at the end of April. I think they will announce the 2011 in May if I'm not mistaken. Who knows what the standard features sheet will look like for next year. (I tried to find out about 2011 models but A/S is very tight lipped about that info).
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...Your right about Decontenting and UPing the price. There are several revisions of the 2010 Standard Features sheet. I finally had to call JC and have them send me the latest version so I know what actually comes with it...
in recent history ordering a trailer LATE in the production cycle...

typically was a bonus BECAUSE it included many features to be ADDED for the next model year.

if however that now means the BONUS is DEcontenting...

well that stinks.

limited now appears to mean fewer goodies?


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Old 03-22-2010, 02:26 PM   #17
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Ya that does stink. Shortly, I'll know for sure how bad!
Maybe they will surprise me and add some stuff.
Ya, right, when pigs fly! Ok, you can stop laughing now.

I must be ready for my nap, I'm startng to hallucinate again.
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...I must be ready for my nap, I'm startng to hallucinate again.
napping IN a stream is GOOD NAPPING...

it's that whole semi monocoque cocoon thalamus womb thing...

regardless of the factory hi-jinx.

best of luck on that shiny april delivery!

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I would suggest getting a cordless impact driver(works better then a drill)

and have your socket tack welded to the adapter. also one thing i didn't noticed was

no one said anything about your stabilizers. make sure there not bent up to bad and

are greased up to make using the driver a lot easier
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Old 03-22-2010, 03:50 PM   #20
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I'm sorry,I sometimes forget my age. Years ago,cars came without starters.So we cranked.
Please go to the Sears website find tools and enter Model # 44271 and thats a 3/8's drive speed wrench. Its just a little crank that you can use a socket on to speed the loosing or tightening of nuts and bolts by hand without any power source except YOU.
I have several,they come is darned handy.
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I would suggest getting a cordless impact driver(works better then a drill)

and have your socket tack welded to the adapter. also one thing i didn't noticed was

no one said anything about your stabilizers. make sure there not bent up to bad and

are greased up to make using the driver a lot easier
I'm not sure greasing the stabilizers is a good idea. Sounds like a dust, sand and grit magnet. Maybe a little silicone spray?
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Old 03-22-2010, 04:08 PM   #22
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I'm not sure greasing the stabilizers is a good idea. Sounds like a dust, sand and grit magnet. Maybe a little silicone spray?
I use silicone spray with good effect. Does not attract dust or dirt.
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lubing the screw jacks?

this is generation AND model and brand specific maintenance with various PROPER methods...

for example the modern (like the last 20 years) electric screw jacks,

have GREASE ZERKS and grease exit/overfill ports...

and the maker advises to shoot grease into them, regULarLY...

the screws pass through this grease filled sealed chamber going both wayz...

no dust, no dirt on the threads that i can see.

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Old 03-22-2010, 06:31 PM   #24
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I'm sorry,I sometimes forget my age. Years ago,cars came without starters.So we cranked.
Please go to the Sears website find tools and enter Model # 44271 and thats a 3/8's drive speed wrench. Its just a little crank that you can use a socket on to speed the loosing or tightening of nuts and bolts by hand without any power source except YOU.
I have several,they come is darned handy.
I generally don't tolerate little cranks very well, they remind me of my 1st grade teacher. I also use a Sears speed wrench but it's 1/2". The handles have bearings which make turning almost a sexual experience.

I used to poo-poo the sissies who used an electric tongue jack and could not get it up on their own until I got one.

Maybe before you go electric take a hit of Viagra.
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A good lubricant for areas with a lot of contamination like the stabilizer jack screw is spray graphite available from auto parts stores. It has an alcohol vehicle which evaporates quickly leaving a nice even coat of graphite which will not attract or hold dirt.
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The "new" ones I just installed have gobs of grease on them. Wonder if I ought to figure out a way to remove it and replace it with graphite.
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The "new" ones I just installed have gobs of grease on them. Wonder if I ought to figure out a way to remove it and replace it with graphite.
ya might wanna check the manufacturers maintenance info FIRST...

not that they know or have any vested interest in this stuff.

while graphite in a spray/liquid vehicle is a FINE lubricant...

the solvents will make MUCK of the already greased parts internally...

grease contaminated with solvents is evil.

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ya might wanna check the manufacturers maintenance info FIRST...

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Speaking of the BALs on my 71 neither the AS service manual or owners manual says jack.
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