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Old 07-05-2018, 10:11 PM   #21
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The 20 volt 1/2" Dewalt impact I have will sheer off a 1/2" bolt easily. I've done it several times at work. I don't think I would want to try it on my stabilizers. Though I don't know the torque output or the hp of the 12vdc motor on my stabilizers, it stops as soon as it gets pressure on the stabilizers.
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Old 07-06-2018, 07:10 AM   #22
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You can purchase a one piece socket/driver made by camco for about $5-6 - an impact driver would make a whole lot of noise and overkill- a drill works just fine
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Old 07-06-2018, 08:32 AM   #23
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We are talking about pop-up trailer here. Not a 40' fiver. It probably came with something like this to crank down the stabalizers:



If you can get them down with this thing, any cheapo drill with do the job. My parents had a pop-up and used an old 9.6v Makita drill and it worked just fine.
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Old 07-06-2018, 12:08 PM   #24
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We are talking about pop-up trailer here. Not a 40' fiver. It probably came with something like this to crank down the stabalizers:



If you can get them down with this thing, any cheapo drill with do the job. My parents had a pop-up and used an old 9.6v Makita drill and it worked just fine.

Most of us understand that. Some of us were responding to what Kimber45 said in post #4 about using a impact wrench instead of a drill.


BTW, my 36-1/2 ft TT weighs just over 9k. Besides being able to remove the motor and using the crank with a splined coupler on it there is also a nut on the opposite end to use a socket.
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Old 07-06-2018, 12:29 PM   #25
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I use a 18 volt Ryobi that I bought off craigslist for 10$ works great and if I set it for full toque it will lift the fifth wheel off the ground.
By the way I bought two sissors jacks from Harbor Freight that are rated for 10000lbs each so yes they will lift it.
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Old 07-08-2018, 01:40 PM   #26
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You can get a socket in most camping sections at stores. Keep them lubed and a cordless drill will handle them no problem
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Old 07-08-2018, 01:47 PM   #27
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You can get a socket in most camping sections at stores. Keep them lubed and a cordless drill will handle them no problem
Or any auto parts stores (more of them around).
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I have a DeWALT at home along with an impact but on the road, I have a Ryobi drill. It will drive my stabilizers down with enough power to lift the front. The batteries run a fan for the beach, a leaf blower for the patio mat and a Ryobi air compressor to top off the tires.
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Old 07-08-2018, 02:42 PM   #29
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Man, everyone beating up on using an impact gun. My impact produces the same the torque as any drill mentioned from 12V to 20V. A whole lot more if I let it, but I don't go there. If you know your gun, you know how many "braps" to give it. Mine is 2 BRAP BRAP's which is 50 to 60 FT LBS. Which has been confirmed via torque wrenches. Sure there are variables at times but close to consistent. If I give her "the beans" it will produce close to 600 FT LBS.
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Bit Socket question

I have two cordless drills that I use (Dewalt and Ryobi), both work great!
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Old 07-08-2018, 10:49 PM   #31
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I use a hex drill socket driver. https://www.harborfreight.com/hex-dr...-pc-68513.html

I use the drill till the jack gets snug then turn the whole drill one or two turns. This way I can “feel” how tight the jacks are. The chuck is locked when not pulling the trigger.

Nobody wants to hear an impact driver in a campground. It’s the wrong tool for many reasons already mentioned.
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Most of us understand that. Some of us were responding to what Kimber45 said in post #4 about using a impact wrench instead of a drill.
As was I.
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