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Old 05-19-2012, 01:55 PM   #1
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Escape 19' stabilizer jack type and pads

What type of attachment point is on the stabilizer jack on an Escape 19'? Is it a nut type where a socket may fit or the pin type that has to be lined up with the special ratchet? I'm wondering if one of those power drills with a socket would operate the stabilizers? Also some member have attached pads, I already have the camco plastic blocks and was planning on using these?

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Old 05-19-2012, 04:54 PM   #2
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Re: Escape 19' stabilizer jack type and pads

The scissor jacks on our 5.0 use a standard socket and a drill will work well. I always think about bringing a drill, but don't, due to the infrequent use.


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Old 05-19-2012, 08:22 PM   #3
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Re: Escape 19' stabilizer jack type and pads

I use a cordless drill with a 3/4 inch socket. The drill is a 18 amp model. I am using this to lower the scissors style jack that my 19 came with, not all have the scissors style. I did find my 10 amp cordless drill did not have enough power to lower the jack. I take the drill with me on all trips but do still carry the Escape provided hand crank in case of drill failure.

The drill really makes short work of the task. The hand crank puts you at an awkward angle and in rain, cold or dark the drill wins.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:17 AM   #4
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Re: Escape 19' stabilizer jack type and pads

I have not timed it, but it definitely does not take any more than 5 seconds to put the stabilizer up/down by hand. I annually give the stabilizers a small shot of white grease, wiping off any excess. While a drill would eliminate the cranking action, I am more inclined to want to keep the weight down. Not that I don't have a couple heavy 'options', like the X-Chocks.
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