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Old 09-01-2015, 01:44 PM   #1
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Stabilizer hex size

Does anyone know the size of the hex nut used to lower the landing gear on the 19'? I want to get a socket driver for a cordless drill so I can quickly lower / raise the stabilizers.
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3/4"

I have used a drill and socket before, but frankly, it is so easy with the supplied wrench, we went back to that. It literally takes only a couple seconds per stabilizer to crank, and is WAY quieter.

Plus, you don't need to haul a drill around either.
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3/4"

I have used a drill and socket before, but frankly, it is so easy with the supplied wrench, we went back to that. It literally takes only a couple seconds per stabilizer to crank, and is WAY quieter.

Plus, you don't need to haul a drill around either.
A guy with a Lance pulled into the spot beside us in Banff on the weekend and proceeded to lower his electric stabilizers. Very loud! Sounded like someone was doing construction work in the trailer next door. I joked with my wife that he was probably hanging drywall.
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A guy with a Lance pulled into the spot beside us in Banff on the weekend and proceeded to lower his electric stabilizers. Very loud! Sounded like someone was doing construction work in the trailer next door. I joked with my wife that he was probably hanging drywall.
We had the same thing at the Roots and Blues Festival in Salmon Arm a couple weeks ago. What a racket, sounded like a jackhammer.
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Reminds me that it is time to lube the stabilizers again, as they are getting a little creaky.
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Reminds me that it is time to lube the stabilizers again, as they are getting a little creaky.
I could use a little lube for my old joints, which are a bit creaky after canoeing and hiking last week.
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3/4"

I have used a drill and socket before, but frankly, it is so easy with the supplied wrench, we went back to that. It literally takes only a couple seconds per stabilizer to crank, and is WAY quieter.

Plus, you don't need to haul a drill around either.
I came to the same conclusion. There have been a couple of times that I thought that I should have brought the cordless drill but I like to adjust the last bit by hand anyway.

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Speaking of squeaks, my stabilizers are making some noise. It seems in the past I used a white Lithium grease from a tube and spread it on the threaded area. I wondered if that would attract dirt when I used it and I can't say it did. It would be my choice right now. Silicone spray does not have the holding power in that area. Any other suggestions on what to use.
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I've got one of these. Been spraying them with graphite, seems quiet enough to me.

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Speaking of squeaks, my stabilizers are making some noise. It seems in the past I used a white Lithium grease from a tube and spread it on the threaded area. I wondered if that would attract dirt when I used it and I can't say it did. It would be my choice right now. Silicone spray does not have the holding power in that area. Any other suggestions on what to use.
I've been using mostly the dry spray lubes since they don't attract dust and dirt. Seems to work ok.
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Speaking of squeaks, my stabilizers are making some noise. It seems in the past I used a white Lithium grease from a tube and spread it on the threaded area. I wondered if that would attract dirt when I used it and I can't say it did. It would be my choice right now. Silicone spray does not have the holding power in that area. Any other suggestions on what to use.
Krown T40 has worked well on my stabilizers. I like the way it creeps and thoroughly coats.
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Krown T40 has worked well on my stabilizers. I like the way it creeps and thoroughly coats.
Is this a product we should consider using on the awning arms? Those suckers attrack dirt and road rash...
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Dry silicon works well on the awning arms.
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Old 09-01-2015, 08:11 PM   #14
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Is what I use on my awning arms and at home I use it on my garage doors.
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Is this a product we should consider using on the awning arms? Those suckers attrack dirt and road rash...
I can't give an informed opinion, yet.
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Dry silicon works well on the awning arms.
Got any product names?
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I was kinda thinking about trying spray type Garage door track
Lithium. I have used WD in the past but it does not have much staying power. There's a lot of turbulence of wind and water up under there when you run in the rain so maybe the answer is just a periodic application of whatever. Remember three in one oil?
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Thank you to Daubsy for this thread as I have been wondering the exact same thing. Also thank you to Jim for adding that Escape trailers come with a wrench for the task.
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Sometimes labor-saving devices are too much work.
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