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Posted: 03/09/12 03:20pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dewalt works good too. Hand cranking is not a major task, but the drill is easier.


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Never had to hand crank the front landing gear but for the back stablelizers I use an electric drill to raise and lower


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I hope I never have to hand crank the front jacks of my 5ver!!


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I use a 1/4" hex to 3/8" socket adapter with a 3/4" socket and it works like a charm.


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my thought was that it would take me more time to deal with the drill than to lower the rear jacks. my front is power but i wish it wasnt becouse i bet it would be faster that way. all the flatbeds we have are.


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Are you talking about the front power landing gear or the rear stabilizers?


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josten367 wrote:

Does anyone have a good idea on how to use an electric drill or cordless drill to lower and lift landing gear?

I have seen a few online but they are costly and I don't want to have to carry extra blocks in the truck because of the weight. I have thought about making my own with an socket chuck and cut a slot in an old socket.


They are about $8 at your local RV dealer.



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I was at my dealer yesterday and noticed various sizes of deep socket for 3/8 or 1/2" drills. They were about $10.00ea.

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allen8106 wrote:

josten367 wrote:

Does anyone have a good idea on how to use an electric drill or cordless drill to lower and lift landing gear?

I have seen a few online but they are costly and I don't want to have to carry extra blocks in the truck because of the weight. I have thought about making my own with an socket chuck and cut a slot in an old socket.


They are about $8 at your local RV dealer.



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I bought a 16" extension and then took an old deep well 3/4" socket and cut some notches in it. I also went to Harbor Frieght and bought a corded hammer drill with a drill adapter. This works great for me and all under $50.


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