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Old 06-14-2013, 05:47 PM   #21
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The OP mentioned drilling the sideways hole and drilling out the inside threads.
Lol...that's what happen when I speed read and look at pic only. Ok I will buy the nut here and hopefully find a friend that has the tool to drill the hole.
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:14 PM   #22
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In our Home Depot the CONNECTOR NUTs are not with the other thousands of NUTS. They were along side the THREADED STEEL RODs. Actually only the ends of the steel rods were threaded.
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:21 PM   #23
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I have an 18v Ryobi cordless drill.

#2 setting is for high speed wood drilling.

I set my drill on #1 setting for slower speed and more torque when I am cranking the tongue jack.
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:56 PM   #24
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Ain't this just great. 11/64" and 13mm socket sizes are both wrong.........I accept my half of the blame. But then old farts like me are permitted to be wrong.

To me, the best socket fit is 11/16" for the tongue jack and the 3/4" for the stabilizer jacks (according to only me........)

The 18mm socket fits the 1/2"x13mm connector nut more loosely than the 11/16" socket.

And the 18mm socket has a bit more tight fit on the stabilizer jack. The 3/4" socket fits the stabilizer jack perfectly.

I just want to go camping.........Wednesday: off to Lake Kachess in Washington's North Cascades.....
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:22 PM   #25
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The only thing I can think is that the size of the stabilizer jack shafts is just one more thing that has changed since my A128 was new. Length, tire size, number of steps up, placement of switches, thermostat, radio...all are different now. I should get out of the advice business!
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:41 PM   #26
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I should get out of the advice business!

NO WAY...!!!!!!!!!!!!

I greatly value your ideas/suggestions and I think the AFrame group does too. Keep the ideas coming.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:44 PM   #27
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Well, maybe I just need more disclaimers...
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:27 PM   #28
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.... And there I was (blame this on Lee), standing in the aisles of Camping World holding a prepackaged socket that attaches to a drill for the stabilizers and then I stopped and reminded myself to go back and absorb this discussion and photos....and determine if I could slyly relieve my DH of one of his drills. Haha (NOT!)...for now (until then), I'll benefit with the exercise - work off the 'wind flaps' under my arms. LOL
Lee - youve got alot of A Frame experience we can all glean pearls from....disclaimers, schhhlaimers....thanks for sharing!!
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:37 PM   #29
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So far I just use the drill in the driveway. Not much room in the jeep for extra gear.

While I setup the DW takes care of the stabs (after I level). So no worries there. She sets up house inside while I finish hooking up power, water and set the aquatainer out for grey water.

So far the tongue jack has been fine and the quick drop during unhitching isn't a bother.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:50 AM   #30
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And I just looked at what I was calling my 3/4" socket, sure enough it's a 13mm socket. Anyway, it fits both the stabilizers and the adapter on the tongue jack, so the exact size is moot. Sorry about the misquote on the size.
Is this the correct part?http://www.princessauto.com/mobile/p...ductID=3860483
What tool did you use to drill a hole?
What is the spec of your cordless drill in the in-lb of torque?
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