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Old 02-24-2012, 07:45 PM   #1
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Speeding up the unhooking process

I have a TT, and it takes forever to crank down the front to unhook from the ball on the tow vehicle. I was wondering about the feasibility of cutting off the crank and leaving just enough of it to attach a 1/2 inch cordless drill to speed the process.
Has anyone else done this, or have suggestions?
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Have you looked into installing an electric jack?
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:00 PM   #3
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If the drill runs out of power......Go with an electric, you will never go back.
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The best money I ever spent when I had a travel trailer was an electric tongue jack and it was very easy to install.

The next best money spent was a drill and socket that fit the stabilizers.
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I have a TT, and it takes forever to crank down the front to unhook from the ball on the tow vehicle. I was wondering about the feasibility of cutting off the crank and leaving just enough of it to attach a 1/2 inch cordless drill to speed the process.
Has anyone else done this, or have suggestions?
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concrete blocks or wood blocks may help.
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:46 PM   #6
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Speeding up the unhooking process

I took your advice and purchased an electronic tounge jack. It will be here in about 5 days. Will also go to the local flea market to see if they are selling a used cordless drill for the stabilizers.
That is why I love this site, many good answers to questions.

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About used cordless drills. The problem I've had with cordless drills is the battery life gets shorter all the time.

A new battery is extremely expensive.

So watch out for that.
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A good battery pack costs almost as much as the tool new and with the new tool comes new technology. Look for 18volt tools.
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We already had an electric tongue jack, but we installed electric leveling jacks. They are the cats meow. Push a button and the rig is leveled. They are a little expensive but well worth the money.



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