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Old 04-26-2021, 01:06 PM   #1
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Stabilizer

What to do with stuck stabilizer- won’t extend? Wrong tool provided by AS in initial tools kit to hand crank . Dealer gave me a small hand crank with fork like end to “try!”.
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Old 04-26-2021, 01:15 PM   #2
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That looks more like a manual backup crank for a power tongue jack; that does not look like my stabilizer crank.

Of course, I've gotten a socket to use w/ a cordless drill, makes the whole affair much easier to deal with....
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Old 04-26-2021, 02:49 PM   #3
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I think it’s a 3/4 socket, but I suggest that before you get carried away with an overpowering torque, try spraying a lubricant like WD40 or similar into the areas where mechanical movement takes place. Might also need to let that soak for a few minutes. If you put too much force into a “stuck” stabilizer you might bend or shear something and produce a more permanent problem than you currently face. They are not the strongest ... definitely not strong enough to lift the frame, only meant to remove some of the bounce when walking about inside.
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You are looking for one of these, and as the others mentioned...don’t force anything!
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Old 04-26-2021, 11:49 PM   #5
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I think it’s a 3/4 socket, but I suggest that before you get carried away with an overpowering torque, try spraying a lubricant like WD40 or similar into the areas where mechanical movement takes place. Might also need to let that soak for a few minutes. If you put too much force into a “stuck” stabilizer you might bend or shear something and produce a more permanent problem than you currently face. They are not the strongest ... definitely not strong enough to lift the frame, only meant to remove some of the bounce when walking about inside.
Agreed I was concerned about using any power tool and thot a lubricant is needed. Is WD 40 the best? I know you shouldn’t use a silicone base spray. Interesting that AS dealer & service didn’t have more reliable information.
Thanks fir the suggestions.
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You are looking for one of these, and as the others mentioned...don’t force anything!
Wow! I certainly didn’t see that at the dealer and it was not among the assorted hand cranks they brought out! But excuse my lack of knowledge how can you turn that underneath the trailer there’s not enough clearance. Here’s pic of stab’s end where it would have to attach.
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Design change.. the drive shaft on most others I have seen have a standard 3/4” 6 point, bolt head. That Not the same setup as majority in use.

So the one they gave you is sadly the one to use it seems. Clockwise to lower.. at least on the other design s..
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I think it’s a 3/4 socket, but I suggest that before you get carried away with an overpowering torque, try spraying a lubricant like WD40 or similar into the areas where mechanical movement takes place. Might also need to let that soak for a few minutes. If you put too much force into a “stuck” stabilizer you might bend or shear something and produce a more permanent problem than you currently face. They are not the strongest ... definitely not strong enough to lift the frame, only meant to remove some of the bounce when walking about inside.
Thanks fir directing me to lubricants my research indicates PB Blaster and Liquid Wrench are even better than WD40.
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