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Old 08-09-2014, 11:17 AM   #11
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Thank you all for your ideas but I think what I'm looking for is similar to a Screw driver bit extension that attaches to the hex head , bringing the hex head closer to the outside edge of the trailer body. Bringing it into view as it were.
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Old 08-09-2014, 11:22 AM   #12
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If you really want it done, stop by a machine or welding shop. Welding on a length of rod or bar with the right sized nut welded to the end would do it.
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Old 08-09-2014, 11:39 AM   #13
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Extending out the jack drive without support will make is vulnerable to damage. The extension could become the new "stinger".
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Old 08-09-2014, 03:44 PM   #14
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Is the speed wrench used with an extension ? Not much different than the tool provided by ETI.
Yes I have a six inch extension on it , it is a little faster then the supplied one once you get the hang of spinning the handle by just rotating the top piece. It works till contact then use both hands takes another turn to turn and a half and done.

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Old 08-09-2014, 03:45 PM   #15
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I would consider pinning a socket to the jack, pinning an extension into that socket, and supporting the end of the extension (which would be visible at the edge of the trailer) with a bracket... but I would probably never get around to building that, and would just kneel down each time to get the socket on.

My current trailer has the jacks mounted further outboard so this isn't a problem, but Escape follows the normal practice of having the jack end mounted at the frame, which leaves it significantly inboard from the side of the body.
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Old 08-09-2014, 05:23 PM   #16
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I have a kneeling pad that I use so I am not kneeling in the gravel etc. It is the type sold in garden supply departments, about 6" x 12". Also end up finding other uses for the pad as well, like kneeling when getting into the external side storage door. So far have no need for an extension but that day will probably come.

Brian B-P suggestion of an extension socket with bracket would work if there is a place to mount the bracket? Looks like it would have to be into the fiberglass or build some metal extensions to mount on the side of the jack assembly and extend outwards to support end of socket extension??
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Old 08-09-2014, 06:31 PM   #17
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Ask ETI to install power stabilizer jacks like OliverTrailers, problem solved.
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Old 08-09-2014, 06:36 PM   #18
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Asking someone to raise or lower the jacks for me would also solve the problem. I'm looking for a solution and I think I'll pin and bracket an extension.
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Old 08-09-2014, 06:48 PM   #19
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[QUOTE=J Mac;62184]ChuckS,
Asking someone to raise or lower the jacks for me would also solve the problem. I'm looking for a solution and I think I'll pin and bracket an extension.[/QUOTE

In my battery powered drill I use a 3/8" drive bit in the chuck and use two 12" extensions with a 3/4" socket on the end and never need to kneel to run the stabilizers up or down.
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:06 PM   #20
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H F T my problem is I can't see the jack until I kneel. I have the drills, I have the bit, I have the knee pad... I just can't find the hex screw while standing.
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