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What drill do you use for putting the steadies up and down on the van and how long do the batteries last ?
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I got a drill which i bought from Focus cost £10, it is a 14v the battery last about about 8 time up and down.
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I dont use one for this - the old fashined method i am afraid, but at work i have a makita drill - very expensive but lasts ages and recharges in 22mins!
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I got a 18v from Netto I think...was about £18. Battery doesn,t last very long especially if I dont use it regularly. They tend to run down when not used.

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I have 3 battery drills all are Dewalt, but none are used on my caravan, I use the handle to wind the steadies down. Keeps me fit..
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I use a Erbauer (sp?) 18v Li - ion battery drill driver for the corner steadies and awning screw pegs. Fully charged, it easily lasts long enough and I usually charge it up again on site so it's always ready when needed.
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We got a performance power cordless hammer drill from B&Q about £30. It has 2 batteries and charges in about an hour. John manually winds down the steadies and just uses it for the screw pegs.
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I have 3 battery drills all are Dewalt, but none are used on my caravan, I use the handle to wind the steadies down. Keeps me fit..
We also have a De-Walt Cordless drill with two 18v batteries... they charge in under and hour and last for atleast 4 trips (which is legs up and down 4 times each trip so thats 16 times for legs up and down in total). The charge is very good and has good torque settings that are easily adjusted. we use it in conjuntion with a cut down Fiamma Corner steady drill adapter..... works for us still do them by hand often though.

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I use a old cordless drill, normally have to charge it b4 each trip but you can just squeeze two out of it.

I actually prefer to wind the legs up and down manually, they dont get over tightened or undertightened but must be getting lazy in my old age as I always seem to use a drill now, its just quicker and less effort.
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We got a performance power cordless hammer drill from B&Q about £30. It has 2 batteries and charges in about an hour. John manually winds down the steadies and just uses it for the screw pegs.
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I have the 18v one and i use it for the corner steadies, i wind them down so that they just take the start of the weight (i set the torque low so it cuts out as soon as it takes ANY weight), i then take up the rest with the caravan winder (by hand).
If you use the drill without torque protection you can damage either the steadies or the caravan floor! Lets all be carefull out there folks!
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