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valhalla360

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Posted: 01/18/21 06:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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A built in place for the charger would be more useful as I don't have an outlet in the underbelly. When I get around to it, I'm going to fish an extension cord down there so I can leave the battery connected and charging.

Our water heater is in one side of the pass through storage. It had a single receptacle for the heater, but I replaced it with a duplex and use the other for a drill battery charger.


Good thought...I'll have to check the power supply for the electric water heater.


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MitchF150 wrote:

My wife is the one that puts down the jacks with the electric drill.. It just sits in the side storage compartment. She has a harder time figuring out which way to set the drill to put them down or up! ha, ha...

In the end, we both have our 'duties' to do in setting up camp. It takes maybe 20 minutes from the time we agree on the position of the rig to where we are sitting under the awning and enjoying our favorite adult beverage.. [emoticon]

Good luck! Mitch
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Yeah, 20 minutes is about right...

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Posted: 01/18/21 02:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

All my prior trailers required a crank or drill to operate the stabizer jacks. I prefer that as my current one has electric jacks and boy are they slooow!


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Posted: 01/18/21 04:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I like to put the jacks down first because one of the slides is really heavy and throws the thing out of level; enough to feel it when walking around. My wife’s job while all this going on is to wander around and find something she likes.

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Posted: 01/18/21 04:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just screwed a scrap piece of PVC pipe to the wall and stick my drill in that. Going by memory I think it was 2" pipe.


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I am with the group that has stopped a number of times without using the stabilizers. If we are just stopping for the night, we may not even unhitch. A lot depends on what we are doing and how long we are going to stay.

Having a handy place for the drill is a smart idea.


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MitchF150 wrote:

My wife is the one that puts down the jacks with the electric drill.. It just sits in the side storage compartment. She has a harder time figuring out which way to set the drill to put them down or up! ha, ha...

In the end, we both have our 'duties' to do in setting up camp. It takes maybe 20 minutes from the time we agree on the position of the rig to where we are sitting under the awning and enjoying our favorite adult beverage.. [emoticon]

Good luck! Mitch
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Sort of a general response, but I have slept inside without unhitching a couple of times for an overnight. We did not put the jacks down.

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Posted: 01/19/21 10:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ever see stab jacks down on an RV lot? I don't. All the slides are usually out too.
If we overnight and stayed hitched I just drop the rear stabs for a little stability inside.

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