Originally Posted by Dave & Penny Smith
The issue I'm having is turning the screw to raise the leveler. My 19.2 volt Craftsman Cordless Drill (max. torque 340 in.lb.) nor my aging arms are able to generate the torque needed to lift the 17B.
As long as the leveler isn't jamming or otherwise failing, then it is just a torque issue. 340 in-lb is fine for the normal use of these tools, but that's only 28 ft-lbs... not a lot. Cordless impact wrenches can put out a lot more torque (I use mine for wheel nuts), but I'm not sure that I like the idea of a hammering on the leveler thread.
I agree that a longer wrench is the straightforward answer... still ratcheting like the one sold with the leveler, just longer. You would still need to do all of the work of lifting the trailer, but you could do it more gradually, applying less force for more difference.
An alternative is to use a torque multiplier, which is basically a gearbox for turning sockets, but those are normally for situations in which you need to apply very high torque so they are heavy and turn too slowly.