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Old 08-08-2014, 05:50 PM   #1
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Stabilizing jacks

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?
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:00 PM   #2
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I think the easier option would be to weld a deep socket onto the wrench. Only have to do that once!
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Not sure if this is a solution for you, but this is what I use to raise and lower the stabilizers on my 15. No more kneeling for me...
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Not sure if this is a solution for you, but this is what I use to raise and lower the stabilizers on my 15. No more kneeling for me...
YES!!! Never miss a chance to use a power tool.
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:30 PM   #5
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Not sure if this is a solution for you, but this is what I use to raise and lower the stabilizers on my 15. No more kneeling for me...
I already have a power drill that I use. Its just that the hex head, on the Jack, is so close to the underbelly of the trailer and so far in that I have to kneel to see the hex head in order to adjust it. How can I extend the hex head to make it more accessible?
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Old 08-09-2014, 08:18 AM   #6
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Hey ,

I know a bit older school but it works fast and I just have to bend not kneel.

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Old 08-09-2014, 09:54 AM   #7
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Is the speed wrench used with an extension ? Not much different than the tool provided by ETI.
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My issue is that I have to kneel down to see the hex head adjuster in order use the wrench. If I could somehow extend the adjuster...
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I either don't understand the problem or don't understand the tool terminology (undoubtedly both). The picture I posted was of my DeWalt power drill with a 9.5" thingy (extension bar?) and a 3/4" thingy (socket?). Longer extensions were available but the 9.5" was long enough to reach the thingy (hex head?) on my 15 so all I had to do was bend over to see and fit it on the jack. Total cost was less than six bucks...excluding the power drill, of course.

I guess this is not the solution, however, as J Mac can't see the hex head in it's current position on his Escape without kneeling.

Edited: Both the 15 and 17 are narrower than the larger Escapes; thus, the hex head could be proportionately farther away from the edge of the trailer.
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My issue is that I have to kneel down to see the hex head adjuster in order use the wrench. If I could somehow extend the adjuster...
J Mac, ever been to AirCare? Get one of the mirrors on a handle they use to look at your exhaust while standing up.
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