Using a cordless drill with legs on slide on camper.

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Does anyone know if it's ok to use a cordless drill on Manutec legs on a slide on? It would weigh in at max 600kg.
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Reply By: baz&pud (tassie) - Monday, Jun 02, 2014 at 15:44

Monday, Jun 02, 2014 at 15:44
We have a three ton van and use a cordless drill, the legs are to steady the van, not lift it.
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Reply By: Member - BUSH CAMPER - Monday, Jun 02, 2014 at 18:17

Monday, Jun 02, 2014 at 18:17
Watch the setting on your drill, I sheered the sheer pins on the legs. I backed off the settings and bought extra sheer pins just in case I do it again.
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Reply By: Member - Serendipity(WA) - Monday, Jun 02, 2014 at 22:37

Monday, Jun 02, 2014 at 22:37
I have a slide on camper with legs. I tried the drill - not powerful enough to lift the camper. I tried an air ratchet - yes it could do it but difficult to know when to stop and not damage the workings of the leg winder. I just wind it up by hand now, it doesn't take that much to do and I feel it is better for the longevity of my leg winder mechanism.

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Reply By: Erad - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2014 at 10:12

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2014 at 10:12
I use a 12V drill to lower and raise my stabilisers on my Jayco poptop van. I do this because I have respiratory problems and if I use the manual handle, I am zonked for the rest of the day, so I am not being lazy. The drill is set on screwdriver position and it goes until it stalls, and that is sufficient to get the jacks firmly on the ground. Very easy for me.

By the way, the legs are stabilisers, not jacks, and should not be used for jacking the van.
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