Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Travel Trailer Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-10-2021, 10:58 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Oregon RR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 154
Manual Stabilizer Cranks Hard

Does anyone have pointers to make my 4 corner stabilizers crank up and down easier.

I've been using a wax-based lubricant versus grease, but still seems to gum up a little.
__________________
Desert Fox Toyhauler
Hauls Husqvarna, KTM and BMW Bikes
Likes to Boondock since solar install!
Oregon RR is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-10-2021, 11:23 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 557
I greased mine periodically - regular axle grease. Seemed to work pretty well, and not sensitive to temperature.

Mostly I relied on my DeWalt power stabilizer drive 😁 - just bring a battery-powered drill with a socket sized to fit the jack. Be careful to hold it tight though, as a modern drill will hurt your wrist if you are not careful.
__________________
2018 F350 Limited, 2021 Arctic Fox 27-5L
300 Ah Battleborn LiFePo4 batteries
3kw Victron Multiplus hybrid Inverter
JHinman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2021, 12:40 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 247
X2 on the drill motor.

I've tried just about anything I can find for a lube. Bearing grease, spray lithium, real lithium, motor oil, dry lube, etc. Just about everything either washed off or gummed up with dirt or road film.

I've finally settled on cleaning it after a trip with brake cleaner or WD-40 and then spraying with a light weight oil, adding oil during the trip if necessary.

It is more frequent but ultimately less work and the stabilizers spin easily.

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Levelin...s%2C191&sr=8-9
garywilson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2021, 12:21 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
mhbell's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Georgie Boy Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 590
X2

X2 on the drill motor. I use a 18v drill motor from Harbor Freight and a 3/4th inch socket on the stabilizers that have 3/4th inch nuts. on older trailers that have no nuts but use a round type nut with a hole in it I use a J Hook that I made out of 3/8th inch rebar. You can buy them on amazon. I spray my stabilizers with WD40 and work them up and down a couple of times. if one is stuck I get the manual crank handle and give it a few turns and then use the drill motor. picture below of J Hook and 3/4th socket.
Mel



__________________
1996 Fleetwood Savanna 30 ft 5th wheel Towed with a 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD. 50 plus years of RVing.
web site https://rvbloggers.wordpress.com/
mhbell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2021, 04:55 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Oregon RR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 154
OP Here:

I've cleaned with brake cleaner, WD-40, you name it.

I've then lubed with a dry wax/teflon lube, white grease, silicon, etc.

The screw mechanism just gets hard to crank.........

My battery powered drill won't budge it.

I guess I just deal with it until we trade for a new trailer with electric stabilizers.
__________________
Desert Fox Toyhauler
Hauls Husqvarna, KTM and BMW Bikes
Likes to Boondock since solar install!
Oregon RR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2021, 11:18 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 557
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oregon RR View Post
OP Here:

I've cleaned with brake cleaner, WD-40, you name it.

I've then lubed with a dry wax/teflon lube, white grease, silicon, etc.

The screw mechanism just gets hard to crank.........

My battery powered drill won't budge it.

I guess I just deal with it until we trade for a new trailer with electric stabilizers.
Does this happen with all of the stabilizers, or just one?
JHinman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2021, 11:30 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 374
Is it one stabilizer or all of them? If just one you might have a damaged thread. They look super easy to replace on my trailer, four self tapping bolts. All of mine get tough after they sit a little while. If I lube them before I leave they seems to be fine for a few trips. I don't think they work that great and have been thinking of replacing them with these tripod jack stands I saw on camping worlds website. I remember them being Aluminum and lighter than the scissor jacks currently on the trailer.
__________________
Tom
2017 RAM 1500 4x4 5.7 HEMI
2015 PCW ECON 18RBS
Tomahawk is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2021, 05:21 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 247
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oregon RR View Post
OP Here:

I've cleaned with brake cleaner, WD-40, you name it.

I've then lubed with a dry wax/teflon lube, white grease, silicon, etc.

The screw mechanism just gets hard to crank.........

My battery powered drill won't budge it.

I guess I just deal with it until we trade for a new trailer with electric stabilizers.
---------
My BIL trailer he bought new last year. First one stabilizer was to tight to turn, then three of the four.

Defective threads.

It was new enough that warranty replaced them all.
garywilson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2021, 08:16 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 503
Clean and dry lube them. If that doesn't work, replace them. They aren't real expensive. Cheaper than a new trailer, certainly.
All RVs are F.O.R.D.s Fix Or Repair Daily.
__________________
'18 Rockwood 2109S '17 Silverado 2500HD WT. Hookups? What hookups? Mountains, please.
HopsBrewster is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
manual



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Steering Stabilizer aSteering Stabilizer and Sway Bars Advice Jl95501 Class A Motorhome Discussions 2 08-21-2020 08:31 AM
Electric vs manual stabilizer jacks trashman1995 Travel Trailer Discussion 32 05-10-2016 05:07 PM
Engine cranks stops after 4 cranks, no start long53 Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 26 07-21-2015 10:18 PM
Owners Manual - Wiring Diagrams - Parts Manual - Repair Manual dapperphil Monaco Owner's Forum 5 07-14-2013 12:39 PM
manual cranks runmaster Damon 2 11-30-2007 07:56 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.