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Old 10-20-2013, 07:43 PM   #1
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Jacks "frozen"

Travel trailer is in permanent location. Need to reset scissor jacks but seem to be frozen - can't tuen them with handle provided. Any help and ideas on how to loosen jacks would be appreciated
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:57 PM   #2
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Try Penetrating oil
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:13 PM   #3
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After the penetrating oil, use a good 3/4" socket and wrench, a lot easier than the supplied handle.
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PB Blaster, available at any hardware. All four of mine were frozen when i bought it. After you get them free, lub them up with a good non-petroleum lube.

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Cordless Drill

I put a socket on my cordless drill and I can zip them up and down in no time.
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if they are rusted and wont move at all, soak them with pb blaster first.a lot. if they are badly rusted, you could twist the screw off if you dont soak it first
after soaking, if it still doesnt move, apply some heat to it..
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:29 AM   #7
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I know the answer to this.

First use KWIK LUBE. This is so much better than anything I have ever used. I have tried PB blaster and thought it was good but this is in another league. I use it on everything that is stuck and it frees it up and lubricates it.


IF that does not work. Next step sounds weird but I swear it works. Get an ordinary candle. Take a propane torch and heat up the threads where they go into the jack. Heat the threads until they will melt the candle. The candle will wick into the area it needs to and you will be able to turn it. I did not believe this when I heard about it and tried it on some old rusted frozen farm equipment. I could not believe how good it worked.

I would try the kwik lube first though I bought a utility trailer with a bull dog hitch from a friend of mine. The moving part of the hitch was hard to move I replaced the spring in it and cleaned it and tried everything on it including PB blaster. I had to take something and pry it open when I wanted to the trailer off. I read about kwik lube for RV steps and bought a can of it. I thought that I would try it on the hitch and it worked perfectly after I used it.
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