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Old 08-09-2014, 08:00 PM   #21
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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??
I agree - I can't think of any structure underneath outboard of the frame other than the fiberglass body.
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Old 08-09-2014, 08:01 PM   #22
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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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Old 08-09-2014, 08:35 PM   #23
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Once again cpaharley, on my knees.
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Old 08-10-2014, 06:37 AM   #24
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I have the same problem, especially with the front drivers side. For some reason the spray foam insulation covers the crank nut so I have to reallllllly bend down or get on my knees
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:19 AM   #25
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How about throwing a piece of mirror plexi on the ground? And using that to guide you...
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Old 08-24-2017, 03:01 PM   #26
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I wish the hex nuts used to raise and/or lower the stabilizing jacks were longer so I could raise and lower jacks without getting on my knees. How can they be extended?
I know this is an old post but, I finally figured out how to access the hex nuts that are used to raise and lower the stabilizing jacks without getting on my knees. Lose 35 pounds!! Now I can access no problem!!
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Old 08-24-2017, 03:30 PM   #27
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Congrats on the weight loss, I'd like to lose a few myself, it took me a long while to get where I am and I know it will be a long while to lose some.
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Old 08-24-2017, 03:50 PM   #28
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I know this is an old post but, I finally figured out how to access the hex nuts that are used to raise and lower the stabilizing jacks without getting on my knees. Lose 35 pounds!! Now I can access no problem!!
Hi: J Mac... I could access a lot of things if I lost 35 pounds Alf
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Old 08-24-2017, 04:38 PM   #29
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Ahh yes the old speeder wrench. I have an Armstrong with their signature armalloy stamp along with the 1/2'inch breaker bar with t handle feature and and a few extensions. Couple that with the sockets
Germaine to the Escape and my trusty torque wrench and I'm ready to educate my Nine year old grandson on the fine points of deploy and store. Had him torque the lug nuts before our last trip. He did excellent to 65 lbs but was a little light to turn the 95. Start them early and give them skills they don't teach in all the schools. It takes a pop pop to develop the fine points of mechanical maintenance. Where tools are desired as an eventual acquisition and their immediate use is not a requirement, a garage sale shopping list is the key.
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Old 08-24-2017, 04:57 PM   #30
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I am able to bend over and look directly at the stabilizer when placing the socket over the stabilizer nut. For me, there is no need to kneel.
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