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NanciL

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Posted: 04/29/18 06:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Has any one made a fitting that will fit a battery operated drill that will take the place of the hand operated crank.
I am thinking of making one ,but I don't know if the drill will have enough torque.

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Posted: 05/01/18 02:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Check any camping supply. I had one that I sent to my daughter when I no longer needed it.

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You can probably find a large drill or power wrench with enough torque, but then will you have enough leverage on the drill to hold it against the torque? The length of the crank arm is a clue as to how much leverage you need.

Electric power lifts for PUPs have quite different gearing from that of the crank. Maybe someone makes a reduction gear for the crank-up that makes a small drill usable?


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I made one from a socket (can't remember the size) that I cut a slot in on either side, then used it with a 1/2" drive drill adapter. A Dewalt 18V drill in low gear had plenty of power & speed to raise & lower the top. So easy & fast. I also used it for the stabilizers

An impact driver would work, but would draw a lynch mob before you could get the top raised.


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