Re: Escape 19' stabilizer jack type and pads
I have not timed it, but it definitely does not take any more than 5 seconds to put the stabilizer up/down by hand. I annually give the stabilizers a small shot of white grease, wiping off any excess. While a drill would eliminate the cranking action, I am more inclined to want to keep the weight down. Not that I don't have a couple heavy 'options', like the X-Chocks.
2017 Escape 5.0 TA (someday soon, I hope
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
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