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Old 03-22-2010, 08:51 AM   #1
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Drill Adaptor For Stabilizer

I've been looking around for an adaptor that I can use on my drill so I can attach it to the crank on the stabilizer to lower and raise the stabilizer when setting up and breaking down camp. I have had no luck finding one.
Where can I buy it?
And any other info so I could order one if needed.
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:57 AM   #2
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Get a 13/16" sparkplug socket. And a socket adapter for drill of the proper size (3/8" depending on your sparkplug socket). Life on the easy lane...
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Old 03-22-2010, 09:08 AM   #3
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CanoeStream,
Thanks, I may even have those parts somewhere in the tool box.
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Old 03-22-2010, 09:12 AM   #4
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Hi
I think my socket is 3/4 3/8 drive and the adapter for my cordless drill came from Harbor Freight. I do carry it but would rather use my 3/8 drive speed wrench.Its a little more effort but the only thing I have to recharge is ME. It takes up so little space in my curbside compartment,I have to search for it when I need it. Speed wrenches can be obtained from Harbor Freight,Sears,I have found several at our local flee market used for a couple of bucks.
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Just an FYI, it's pretty easy to "overtighten" the stabilizers, both going up and down, with the drill. The stabilizer doesn't need to do much more than firmly contact the ground, or retract until it stops.
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Just an FYI, it's pretty easy to "overtighten" the stabilizers, both going up and down, with the drill. The stabilizer doesn't need to do much more than firmly contact the ground, or retract until it stops.
Good to know that. I was playing with the new ones I just put on the trade wind the other day and it lifted the thing off the ground in half a heart beat. I guess I am lucky the trade wind is light and I didn't tear the stabilizer up. I'm going to have to be careful with that, use a slower speed on the drill and so forth.
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Just an FYI, it's pretty easy to "overtighten" the stabilizers, both going up and down, with the drill. The stabilizer doesn't need to do much more than firmly contact the ground, or retract until it stops.
Set the clutch on the dril for 1/3 scale, if it has one. Adjust up or down from there.
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Mikethefixit,
Good idea on an option, I really don't like that crank type wrench that comes with the stabilizers. Each time I finish setting up my back needs a rest.

Overlander63, I'll keep that in mind and set the torque low on the drill.
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I have been using an 18 volt cordless drill to lower and raise Lucy's stabilizers for years. This system works great, and I also use the same 3/4" socket on the drill to set the tension on my Hensley.

The little lug adapter I use to attach the socket to the drill was purchased a Sears. I have also recently purchased a set three of these at an Ace. There was a 1/4', a 3/8", and a 1/2" drive lug in this set.

I use the 1/2" drive to use the heftier 3/4"socket.

When lowering Lucy's stabilizers, I set the torque on the drill at a level that will not make them too tight.

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Hi guys/gals,

Pardon my ignorance, but what is a speed wrench? Also if you are going to adjust the stabilizers manually, why wouldn't just use the crank that was supplied with your trailer.

Thanks as always
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Hi guys/gals,

Pardon my ignorance, but what is a speed wrench? Also if you are going to adjust the stabilizers manually, why wouldn't just use the crank that was supplied with your trailer.

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Basically a speed wrench is like your crank,just has an adapter on the end for 3/8 or 1/2 " sockets. Dave
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I bought my 3/4" socket with the "nub" on the end at a local RV Parts store. I've been using my 18v Ryobi for raising and lowering the stab jacks for a couple years now and love it. Don't know why I delayed it!
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CanoeStream,
Thanks, I may even have those parts somewhere in the tool box.
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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hey bluto

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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Hi guys/gals,

Pardon my ignorance, but what is a speed wrench? Also if you are going to adjust the stabilizers manually, why wouldn't just use the crank that was supplied with your trailer.

Thanks as always
Using a cordless drill for stabilizer duty probably saves about five minutes of set-up and break-down time when camping. Plus you gain the advantage of equal pressure on each of the four stabilizers once the torque on the drill is set the way you want it.

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