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Old 07-20-2011, 11:41 AM   #1
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Has anyone tried installing aftermarket electric rear jacks? A friend has them on his new trailer and I am jealous. I would enjoy not having to hand crank them.
It seems that you can get a kit from BAL that basically adds a motor to the standard scissor jacks, or you could replace the scissor jacks with a C jack with the integrated motor.
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:47 PM   #2
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Or...get an adapter for an electric drill...starting to see this become more common...



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Old 07-20-2011, 03:17 PM   #3
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I have a 3/4" socketfor my jacks and I keep a cordless impact from Harbor freight in the trailer for it. the jacks are down in no time with it.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:06 PM   #4
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With the electric impact drill do you have to finish with the hand crank when your extending the jacks?
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:20 PM   #5
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They should be tight with the drill, I sometimes have to tighten with a socket more but not often.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:47 PM   #6
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Yep, been using an electric drill for years and works great. Remember the jacks are for stabilizing your trailer and not leveling it.
I too have been seeing more and more people using drill motors.
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Old 07-21-2011, 03:08 AM   #7
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With the electric impact drill do you have to finish with the hand crank when your extending the jacks?




With my impact , no, I dont have to finish cranking down the jacks using the wrench to tighten them at all. I only use the impact and actually forgot where my wrench is. Im sure it is in the side compartment some where.
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Old 07-21-2011, 03:31 AM   #8
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my PP came with standard non power jacks and I didn't want them so I had the dealer install big foot electric jacks, they are independent from eachother and they put the switches inside the the compartment that the battery is in, they work great and after the camper has sat for abit you just touch the switch and it tightens up the jacks...well worth the money
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Old 07-21-2011, 04:53 AM   #9
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I have the 18 volt electric jacks by Dewalt. Runs them down good and tight.
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on my last camper i just cut the end off one of my hand cranks and used a porter cable 18v drill from lowes,no more standing in the sun and sweating. I first tried one of those 20 dollar ones from tXrgXt but it was not strong enough,dewalt is a step up from mine
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