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Old 10-24-2008, 09:36 PM   #11
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I bought mine way back in 2002 from Camping World. It is called in their catalog a Socket Jenie. It's the quick way to lower or raise the jacks. I am sure glad that I bought it for my power drill.

It sure is better than using the hand crank!!!!
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Old 10-24-2008, 09:54 PM   #12
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Use a 3/8" allen wrench...you will see how the 'L' angle of the wrench fits into the jack.
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Old 10-24-2008, 10:03 PM   #13
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I first tried the Allen Wrench but it seem to fit loosely & was actually causing damage to the hole in the jack so I sprung for the Socket Jeanie & it works GREAT! The Allen Wrench does work though.

I purchased mine from RVUpgrades along with many other items & was very happy with their service
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Old 10-25-2008, 10:34 AM   #14
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Thanks for the info Billy. I was not aware of these items...looks like a step up from the allen wrench!
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Old 10-25-2008, 10:57 AM   #15
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Your very welcome Scott.

I went & looked & the Socket Jenie is under $20.00 & to me a inexpensive worth while investment. I think I will buy a back up one soon.

I have been buying allot of stuff for the trailer since buying it I didn't realize how much had to be bought to have it ready to go WOW it is like a second home really.
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:35 AM   #16
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A large allen wrench (3/8", I think) with the longest shank inserted into the drill bit and the shorter shank inserted through the hole in the leveling jack is what we use, and it works fine. Our drill is a 19.2 v Yamaha drill from National Tool; a lower-voltage drill will not do the job, IMHO.

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Old 10-25-2008, 11:58 AM   #17
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I use a Dewalt 18v & it is almost to powerful IMO since without the side handle it can twist out of your hand. Power depends on Brand of drill being used not just volts. Also it actually will lift the trailer off the ground if you don't watch what you are doing LOL.

Again the Allen Wrench works but it was damaging my jacks so I invested in the Socket Jenie & it does NO damage & wasn't that expensive really IMO that is especially compared to other items bought for these trailers.
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:16 AM   #18
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A large allen wrench (3/8", I think) with the longest shank inserted into the drill bit and the shorter shank inserted through the hole in the leveling jack is what we use, and it works fine. Our drill is a 19.2 v Yamaha drill from National Tool; a lower-voltage drill will not do the job, IMHO.

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My 9.6V Makita does the job just fine, for the tedious extend and retract part, as does my 12V Black & Decker drill, though I need to use the supplied hand crank if I have to raise one side a little. I even set the ratchet to four or five (on the Makita) to get even tension when the jacks touch on extension.

That being said, if the jacks are stiff (need cleaning/lube), these two may not get the extension complete. But it's not been worth it to me to get a higher powered drill for the little they won't do, as they generally take care of the most tedious and time consuming part of the job.
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Old 01-10-2009, 10:08 PM   #19
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I bought a 12 inch piece of steel rod and put a bend in the end. Works great and is long enough to reach all the way without going under the trailer.

I also ground flat spots on the drill end so the rod would not spin in the drill chuck.
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