Originally Posted by garylind
Need to understand how to crank my new 2016 Flying Cloud if battery dies. There was a small adapter included in the accessory storage bin that fits into the front side of the electric power unit. What type of bit is needed to use this piece and what torque might be needed for a drill which I intend to purchase.
The electric jacks Airstream uses change from year to year, and not all jacks use the same standard crank. You might look at the brand name of your jack and go to YouTube to see if there are videos showing how yours works.
I really don't know that much about power jacks, but I believe you can probably hand crank any of them even if you do have power. Try yours out and then decide. The prior poster noted that you can power the jack from the tow vehicle battery - IF the A/S battery is the problem. My jack has failed about 6 times - Once a fuse, and three times it was the ground wire - needing to be scrubbed clean and covered with dielectric grease. (the fun of living near the ocean).
I have a cordless drill for the stabilizer jacks - but if I don't get UNDER the stream and clean and lube up the screws on the jacks it's easier to muscle past the sand, etc. with the hand crank.