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Old 03-05-2013, 06:59 AM   #29
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Dewalts or Makitas I have work fine - both are Lithium Ion 18 volt. I have used both and the trick for me is to not over torque the jack screws and put too much load on the jacks. I gave up on the other batteries and rely on the lithium versions now. They work great and have very good energy storage capacity.

By the way, special chain lube for bikes doesn't attract dirt on the screws. Also Teflon lube spray works well too.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:49 PM   #30
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The 18V battery is a lot more resilient. Like others on here, I don't bother with the stabilizers unless I'm parked for a couple of nights.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:54 PM   #31
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The 18V battery is a lot more resilient. Like others on here, I don't bother with the stabilizers unless I'm parked for a couple of nights.
Ditto on the higher voltage...

With our 34'er, we drop the stabiliz'r's almost every night...if the dog jumps on the front sofa, the rear bed turns into a tramp-o-lean
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:10 AM   #32
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Newbie here, just got our 1972 Overlander home safe and sound. When lowering the stabilizers, it became evident that 2 are bent (one pretty severely). Where can you get replacement "screws" for the stabilizer? I know the ends are removable and will screw out pretty easily. As rusty as my were, I had to hit with PB blaster. PB also makes a dry Teflon spray as well ( I don't know how it would work over the long haul).

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Old 03-30-2013, 08:44 AM   #33
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Newbie here, just got our 1972 Overlander home safe and sound. When lowering the stabilizers, it became evident that 2 are bent (one pretty severely). Where can you get replacement "screws" for the stabilizer? I know the ends are removable and will screw out pretty easily. As rusty as my were, I had to hit with PB blaster. PB also makes a dry Teflon spray as well ( I don't know how it would work over the long haul).

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Old 03-31-2013, 11:53 AM   #34
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Newbie here, just got our 1972 Overlander home safe and sound. When lowering the stabilizers, it became evident that 2 are bent (one pretty severely). Where can you get replacement "screws" for the stabilizer? I know the ends are removable and will screw out pretty easily. As rusty as my were, I had to hit with PB blaster. PB also makes a dry Teflon spray as well ( I don't know how it would work over the long haul).
I bent both stabilizers on my limited, and I was able to drop them both and I realized that the threaded rod was bent on both. I was able to get the same size threaded rod at A Fastenal store, and a local RV repair guy cut it to size, and replaced them on both sides. All I had to do was grind off the old paint and rust, prime and paint and then my son helped me put them back on, and they worked as good as new.

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Old 03-31-2013, 03:12 PM   #35
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Good to know, mine are all rust colored(rusted).
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:27 PM   #36
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Mine (latest TT; a recent purchase) are replacement stabilizers . . not hard to see why as even one of those is nearly ripped off. Think I'll just replace them altogether. And go back to the OEM six versus the current four.

On the last TT I did as some others have done. R&R with fresh paint after de-rusting.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:14 PM   #37
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If you go to a Batteries plus store they can rebuild your battery pack. Usually only one cell is croaking. If you trade the old in they sometime offer rebate.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:09 AM   #38
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One of our parking adventures (tight space, rocks, etc) caused us to put a bend in one of the stabilizer screws. I was able to disassemble it, and used a oxy-act. torch to heat the rod to a dull red. This and judicious hammering allow me to remove the kink and restore the rod to service. Two of the other jack screws have slight bends as well from the PO, so this isn't uncommon, I think.

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Old 04-01-2013, 12:34 PM   #39
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I severely bent one of bal. stabilizer screws last yr. when leveling board skidded back, used elect hitch jack to raise back of trailer and short level board under end of screw to bend up far enough to use, at home used small jack under end bent up [good as new] no heat no disassemble or hammering cannot even tell was bent & I bent it very bad
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I severely bent one of bal. stabilizer screws last yr. when leveling board skidded back, used elect hitch jack to raise back of trailer and short level board under end of screw to bend up far enough to use, at home used small jack under end bent up [good as new] no heat no disassemble or hammering cannot even tell was bent & I bent it very bad
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:39 PM   #41
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I've decided to an electric impact driver is better than a drill for the stabilizers. I'm looking for a combo kit, preferably lithium but only if its not overly costly. The impact driver is a lot easier to use for the stabilizers as it won't twist in your hand when the pad contacts the ground.

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Old 04-07-2013, 09:06 AM   #42
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I got one of these screw drivers and drill kits. I like Dewalt stuff and other than the batteries dieing about every 3 yrs they are bullet proof. This was on sale for less than $200 last year. I always carry a drill to make repairs. Having it for the jacks it iceing on the cake.

DEWALT 20-Volt Max Lithium-Ion Premium Drill Driver / 12-Volt Max Screwdriver Combo Kit (2-Tool)-DCK295L3 at The Home Depot

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