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valhalla360

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Posted: 05/14/22 10:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BurbMan wrote:

Most of us with staabilizer jacks use this Milwaukee, but you could probably get something smaller if you're on a budget. The weaker ones sometimes don't do anything tho.


Most of who?

Any drill with good torque and a charged battery will do the job. Getting a 2speed with a mechanically separate lower gear is what we went with. Don't recall the brand.

Biggest issue is you forget to recharge the battery.


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2 many 2 wrote:

"The use of an impact is absolutely unnecessary"

This!


All the stabilizer jacks I've even had on TT's I've owned specifically state "Do Not Use Impact Wrench to Operate Jack" in their instructions. Some even have warning labels right next to the operating nut.

I find a Cordless Drill works just great.

If Cordless Drill doesn't hack it, try servicing the jack screw, thrust bearing (behind Hex Drive Nut) and pivot points.


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valhalla360 wrote:

BurbMan wrote:

Most of us with staabilizer jacks use this Milwaukee, but you could probably get something smaller if you're on a budget. The weaker ones sometimes don't do anything tho.
Most of who?


It was a joke...if you clicked on the link you would see that a 1" cordless impact wrench used to remove truck tires is waaaay overkill for spinning a jack down.
When I replaced my DeWalt cordless I delegated the old one to trailer duty.

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BurbMan wrote:

It was a joke...if you clicked on the link you would see that a 1" cordless impact wrench used to remove truck tires is waaaay overkill for spinning a jack down.
When I replaced my DeWalt cordless I delegated the old one to trailer duty.


Maybe add a smiley face or something next time. [emoticon]

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I’ve been using my m12 Milwaukee 3/8 ratchet. Have no problem. Takes less than 10sec per stabilizer and quieter than an impact.


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Had the Dewalt before I had the trailers. Just have to be careful when you get close. But that is no big deal.

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The next person I hear using an impact on their stabilizers im throwing their impact in the garbage or in a lake! [emoticon]

Please use a cordless drill!

* This post was edited 05/15/22 06:43am by dodge guy *


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dodge guy wrote:

The next person I hear using an impact on their stabilizers im throwing their compact in the garbage or in a lake! [emoticon]

Please use a cordless drill!

Lol. I thought you were serious at first too!


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Guess I'll switch mine out before I get assaulted at the campground.


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1320Fastback wrote:

Guess I'll switch mine out before I get assaulted at the campground.


It gets bad when you have 3 people near you using them at the same time! I always used a drill. It’s better for the stabilizers.

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