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3 minutes ago, prando said:

 

Not wishing to extend the thread...but 😉

But it's normal drill to extend the thread..........but how much more can we stand? (That would be a drill stand!). At least put a new twist (drill!) on it.

Groan. Look what you've got me doing now: I cant stop  LOL.

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Seeing as I started this thread I hope it will still be going on Sunday when I collect my new drill from Lidl!

Sorry to be boring, but that seems the drill!

2019 Bailey Platinum (640) Phoenix from Chipping Sodbury caravans, towed by our  2017 my Discovery Sport!

 

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I dont think its boring and that's why it shouldnt be chucked yet.

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51 minutes ago, prando said:

 

Not wishing to extend the thread...but 😉

 

 

Oh heaven forbid you should even think it.:P

 

I have just returned from the hallowed halls of Aldi. Hey !! Guess what I bought??

 

Well, you guessed wrongly HA!

 

Before I show you the item my reasons are

 

a. Its small so easy to stow.

b. Saves weight.

c. £12

 

I shall have a practise with it tomorrow (Which means at least one more posting so get over it) and let you know my assessment of it.

 

So, okay, there is no ability for torque settings but I reckon that with practise ..............................

 

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I am having an up-to-date motorised moved fitted but was told that it I needed to, you can put it into manual mode

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I just thought getting Petal to use the screwdriver is going to take some lengthy tuition periods. :(

 

 

 

3 minutes ago, YorkshireLhasa said:

I am having an up-to-date motorised moved fitted but was told that it I needed to, you can put it into manual mode

 

 

Thanks for that. You lost me though. Can you reword it please :blink:

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So sorry, BOAC!!! LOL!  Still learning the in's and out's of posting in this Forum.  I had intended to quote a previous posting (from about page 1) asking if an electronic motor mover could be put into manual mode ..... Not sure how it pulled your posting up.  

I definitely should have got a coffee ..... 😜

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1 hour ago, prando said:

Just noticed in Caravan Club Mag arrived this week, a purpose made wrench for ‘stabiliser legs’. Applies the right tension. 50% discount for December at £63.....

Not wishing to extend the thread...but 😉

 

Fool and his money??

 

Basically £63 for what the caravan comes with! Not yet had my magazine so unable to see exactly what it is.

Experience is something you acquire after you have an urgent need for it.

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2 minutes ago, YorkshireLhasa said:

So sorry, BOAC!!! LOL!  Still learning the in's and out's of posting in this Forum.  I had intended to quote a previous posting (from about page 1) asking if an electronic motor mover could be put into manual mode ..... Not sure how it pulled your posting up.  

I definitely should have got a coffee ..... 😜

 

 

Ah. Okay thanks - but forget the coffee and go for a G & T  :D

 

If you want to reply to a certain post click the quote button under the post then type your reply in the seperate section underneath.

 

And don't forget to keep to topic :D

 

So I will, you now know the drill.

6 minutes ago, Mr Plodd said:

 

Fool and his money??

 

Basically £63 for what the caravan comes with!

 

 

Does seem to be a tad expensive comparing an Aldi or LidI drill prices though.

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21 minutes ago, YorkshireLhasa said:

I am having an up-to-date motorised moved fitted but was told that it I needed to, you can put it into manual mode

If you are talking powertouch, the answer is yes, and no!

There is a manual way of engaging and releasing but you would not want to do it other than in an emergency.

It entails a long Allen key, awkwardly placed and lots of turns. Fine for disengaging if it sticks, or your battery fails, but that's about it.

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4 minutes ago, Stevan said:

If you are talking powertouch, the answer is yes, and no!

There is a manual way of engaging and releasing but you would not want to do it other than in an emergency.

It entails a long Allen key, awkwardly placed and lots of turns. Fine for disengaging if it sticks, or your battery fails, but that's about it.

Yes, that was the comment the dealer made!  I think his exact words were .... "You can go to manual but only if you are off your rocker".  I am much happier holding a remote control and pressing a couple of keys to both move and level my caravan!

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7 minutes ago, YorkshireLhasa said:

Yes, that was the comment the dealer made!  I think his exact words were .... "You can go to manual but only if you are off your rocker".  I am much happier holding a remote control and pressing a couple of keys to both move and level my caravan!

Yes, but it's nice to know that if it does stick, or your battery fails you can still disengage it to get moving.

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22 hours ago, BOAC said:

 

 

Oh heaven forbid you should even think it.:P

 

I have just returned from the hallowed halls of Aldi. Hey !! Guess what I bought??

 

Well, you guessed wrongly HA!

 

Before I show you the item my reasons are

 

a. Its small so easy to stow.

b. Saves weight.

c. £12

 

I shall have a practise with it tomorrow (Which means at least one more posting so get over it) and let you know my assessment of it.

 

So, okay, there is no ability for torque settings but I reckon that with practise ..............................

 

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You can see my assessment HERE in the form of an ad hoc video.

 

Is this going to be the last post in this thread I ask myself?  :D

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53 minutes ago, BOAC said:

 

 

You can see my assessment HERE in the form of an ad hoc video.

 

Is this going to be the last post in this thread I ask myself?  :D

 

Do you have a bugle or a cavalry trumpet?

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12 minutes ago, SamD said:

 

Do you have a bugle or a cavalry trumpet?

 

 

Can't say I do - why - have you?

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On 25/11/2020 at 17:30, Mr Plodd said:

 … … Not yet had my magazine so unable to see exactly what it is.


Here you go … https://thermopooluk.com/cordless-caravan-stabilizer-leg-wrench/

 

I love the “fits all caravans” claim 🙂.

 

John

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11 minutes ago, Johnaldo said:


Here you go … https://thermopooluk.com/cordless-caravan-stabilizer-leg-wrench/

 

I love the “fits all caravans” claim 🙂.

 

John

 

 

Cheers. Looks a bit of overkill to me at 300Nm and that coupled with the size makes it a no no for me.

 

 

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On 19/11/2020 at 12:06, daveat92 said:

Parkside Tools are available online from eBay and others. You don't have to wait for Aldi/Lidl to get them in.


Lidl have them in from today

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On 27/11/2020 at 20:07, BOAC said:

 

 

Cheers. Looks a bit of overkill to me at 300Nm and that coupled with the size makes it a no no for me.

 

 

 

The 300Nm is a result of the impact function. Momentary bursts of 300Nm. Its motor and gearbox will not put out anything like that if there is an "impact off" setting.

The good news is that impact drivers can loosen/tighten stiff nuts/bolts and at the same time reduce the perceived reaction felt by the user.

However, I personally would not use an impact driver for winding steadies because a: The noise. b: Repeated shock loads to the steady thread gear and most importantly c: Impact drivers by their nature allow the user to apply high force with little perceived effort. I want to feel every bit of the resistance of the leg as it touches down to judge the load on it. 

 

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  • 3 weeks later...

I would recommend the one you buy has a screwdriver setting, so you can use the slip clutch. This will prevent any sudden jerking when it comes to the end of the lift. You can then just use the hand-tool to tighten.

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