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Old 05-25-2018, 02:52 PM   #1
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Bit Socket question

I own a 2018 Flaggstaff Sports Enthusiast PopUp Trailer. Instead of manually pulling up and down the jacks. I wanna use a drill! Does anyone know what size bit socket I need to buy for the scissor lifts?
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I own a 2018 Flaggstaff Sports Enthusiast PopUp Trailer. Instead of manually pulling up and down the jacks. I wanna use a drill! Does anyone know what size bit socket I need to buy for the scissor lifts?

On both my TT and my motor home, I use a 3/4 inch socket. Taht 18v DeWalt takes them babies up and down really nice and can almost twist your wrist off
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prob not a drill you want but an impact driver.
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prob not a drill you want but an impact driver.


Yeah your right... as you can tell Iím not the most educated on the names of mechanical stuff
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On both my TT and my motor home, I use a 3/4 inch socket. Taht 18v DeWalt takes them babies up and down really nice and can almost twist your wrist off

x2 on taking your wrist off..
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prob not a drill you want but an impact driver.
On my Stabilizer jacks there is a sticker specifically stating "Do Not Use an Impact Driver". A good cordless drill will provide more than enough torque (I use an older Craftsman 19.2V one) and i "Low" it runs the jacks down smoothly. Will give my wrist a good twist when it starts to lift the TT too much for the jacks.

Impact drivers are for loosening or tightening nuts/bolts.
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When I was working the other mechanics thought using a impact driver with a pulley puller was great only they would eventually strip the puller or break the pulley etc. I would never use one for my jacks as the hammering will cause damage to the lead screw in your jacks.
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On my Stabilizer jacks there is a sticker specifically stating "Do Not Use an Impact Driver"
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I would never use one for my jacks as the hammering will cause damage to the lead screw in your jacks.
I didn't read the manual, but I was thinking exactly this too.
The jacks and lifts are most likely not impact rated. Just used a regular drill.
a half-decent 18V one should do the job just fine.


Mine's a 3/4" as well. same on the jacks, the manual lift on the winch and the tire lugs.
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Ours is 3/4 inch also and we use a cordless Dewalt drill , 18 volts. Works great.
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prob not a drill you want but an impact driver.
No offense intended- but that's probably the worst advice you could give to someone on this topic. What part of "Impact" don't you understand?
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Amazon sells a stabilizer jack socket. real cheap and work great.
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No offense intended- but that's probably the worst advice you could give to someone on this topic. What part of "Impact" don't you understand?

Because the standard home owner doesn't know tools and if you have a cheep drill it isn't going to run anything down to stabilize. I don't even own a drill anymore. If you know how to use it the cordless impacts are the best thing sense sliced bread.
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I repeat what has already been said.

Do not use an impact, no matter how small!!!

Cordless drill or screw gun is fine.
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Because the standard home owner doesn't know tools and if you have a cheep drill it isn't going to run anything down to stabilize. I don't even own a drill anymore. If you know how to use it the cordless impacts are the best thing sense sliced bread.
Once again and for the last time - as 6 of the posters have already said,don't use an impact gun to do this task. These mechanisms aren't built to take the repeated jolts an impact gun delivers. Cheep drill? Couple of posters said they use a 18 volt cordless drill to do this and it works just fine. Most 18 volts cordless drill motors are quality build by quality manufacturers and aren't cheap.

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Once again and for the last time - as 6 of the posters have already said,don't use an impact gun to do this task. These mechanisms aren't built to take the repeated jolts an impact gun delivers. Cheep drill? Couple of posters said they use a 18 volt cordless drill to do this and it works just fine. Most 18 volts cordless drill motors are quality build by quality manufacturers and aren't cheap.

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Also, most cordless drills have an adjustable torque clutch, so you can start out with it set on low, then increase it a bit to steady the jack; then it will stop all the jacks at the same amount of torque.

Remember, these are "stabilizer" jacks, not "lifting" jacks. You should not be lifting the frame with them.
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This ain't Nascar. You aren't torking down nuts. Impac will wear out the gears. just a standard drill. You can get an 18 volt 3/8 chuck cordless at Harbor Fright. Won't last with constant use for work but used for the jacks will last for years.
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Check out a cordless drill from Harbor Freight. Cheap and plenty strong enough to do the job.
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I bought a 20v DWaltt drill from Home Depot on sale. Great for the stabilizer jacks and the roof lift. Using the drill to lift the roof is faster and much more quiet than using the electric winch. As a bonus, I use it with my Trailer Valet to easily move my pup for storage.
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