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Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by David Parkes, May 13, 2013.

  1. David Parkes

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    Being lazy as I am I keep wondering every time I start winding down my stablizers if there's anything made battery run to do it for me, and I don't mean taking a battery operated drill and socket with me either.
     
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    I've heard of hydraulic levelling jacks that can be fitted to each corner of the vehicle. Dunno how much they cost... I'm guessing not cheap but depending on just how much you dislike hand winding they might be what you desire! :thumb:


    Simon
     
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    Why not battery drill and socket...??
     
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    Stabilisers

    Why bother with them at all?
     
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  5. GJH

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    The way I look at it the action of winding down the corner steadies keeps the arm muscles in peak condition for lifting beer glasses.
     
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    Get an E&P Levelling System fitted :thumb:

    You will probably need the telescopic variant if your coach built is on an Alco chassis


    http://www.ep-hydraulics.nl/en
     
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  7. Reallyretired

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    Used mine once, never bother now. :Smile:
     
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    Never used them,but do have air suspension:Smile:
     
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    Have you tried using the van without bothering with the corner steadies? I used mine a couple of times then didn't bother - and can't say I noticed any difference. Am currently on Exeter Racecourse where it is always windy, and with a strong westerly wind hitting the van side on. Slight rocking with gusts otherwise not noticeable. Van is quite low, tag axle with no excessive rear overhang. Previous van was higher, still a tag but with a bit more overhang - corner steadies seemed to have a bit more of an effect with that one. :Smile:
     
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    As a previous poster said if you have to uses them.......get an extended socket and a rechargeable drill that has a bit of welly. A bit of grease on them now and again also helps.

    barry:Smile:
     
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    I asked AS, 4k - 5k fitted for auto levelers:swear:
     
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    My van is always as level as the ground below it, my legs do any necessary compensation.

    I'd forget I had these down, drive off and plough the field ready for seeding
     
  13. David Parkes

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    Hi wives dad I think it's the best way to go it wa just that I didn't want to tie up one of my good quality drills for such a miner thing but someone just told me to use a cheap one after looking round I never realised they were so cheap I found one for seven pounds. Thanks
     
  14. David Parkes

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    Stabilisers

    Fair point.
     
  15. David Parkes

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    Thanks I must say I haven't tried that but I will.
     
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    I keep seeing this post and every time I picture a MH with outrigger wheels to stop it falling over.
     
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    Subconscious consequence of your driving style Brian? :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    Close.

    Once I saw my whole life flash before me. 'er indoors was driving. I don't know how we survived, but if you are reading this then we did or you have much to talk about.
     
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