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Old 04-14-2018, 09:47 AM   #1
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Stabilizer fix

Several owners complained about the inaccessibility of the stabilizer "nut" in setting up the camper. found this on another site, seems easy to set up
My wife always puts down the stabilizer scissor jacks when we park. It has gotten harder for her to bend down and use the electric drill socket, so I made an extension so she can stand up straight while extending and retracting the stabilizers. I bought a 30-inch 3⁄8-inch-drive socket extension, a ¾-inch-deep well socket, a 3⁄8-inch flex universal swivel and a 3⁄8-inch electric drill adapter, and snapped them all together. All she has to do is put the ¾-inch socket on the jack and use the drill to raise and lower the jack, using forward and reverse. Putting down the stabilizers is now an easy process she can do while standing.
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:59 AM   #2
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I don't imagine the socket has docking capabilities, so you would still need to bend over to attach. I really can't see this being terribly advantageous over a straight extension if using a drill as the actually attachment point is a ways underneath, and you would not get too much slope anyway.

But, if it works for you.......
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:10 AM   #4
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Thanks cpaharley2008. As a person with back pain myself, standing more upright while cranking, no matter how long, is a help.
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Socket extensions and flex universal swivels which we grew up calling a “Wobley” can work pretty slick in many instances. As long as I have a kneeling pad so gravel doesn’t become imbedded in my knees. I could see the value of this setup and the stand up and step back stance would be easier on a tight back. This is one of the few instances where I would be ok with Chinese components. Don’t need strength and don’t need lifetime durability that day to day heavy use might demand. The Drill is probably offshore so oh well.
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Old 04-17-2018, 10:18 PM   #6
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Geez u take all the fun out of it?
Who doesn’t like kneeling in the mud, or gravel, especially when it is cold, then add a little rain...now we’re having fun!
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Geez u take all the fun out of it?
Who doesn’t like kneeling in the mud, or gravel, especially when it is cold, then add a little rain...now we’re having fun!
You do what you need to, I got me one of these. And Two more coming up.
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Oooooohhhhhh heck no raised 4 rug rats no more lmao now it spoiling grandkids
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Oooooohhhhhh heck no raised 4 rug rats no more lmao now it spoiling grandkids
Sorry if I misled anyone, the lad in my picture is my grandson who is 10. He’s a good camper and helps this old guy on those go fer jobs. He doesn’t eat much (yet) and works for a video game once in a while. We are a camping family and enjoy the out
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I use a 3/4 inch socket, with a Ridgid battery powered hammer drill, to raise the scissor jacks under our 19,
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