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Message posted by gailbonney25/11/2017 at 10:28pm
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Looking to get a steady winder attachment thingy for a drill. OH complains about his knees , so thought I would get him one to go in his Christmas stocking! Any recommendations as there seem to be lots out there and I want to get one thatís up to the job!

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Message posted by Grampian9125/11/2017 at 11:41pm
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Unless its some cheapy botched one they will all do the job.

He may still have to get down onto his knees to fit the socket though, and unless its an articulated bar it will just be a straight bar with a socket on it.



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These 2 figures must not exceed 3500kg. And the Caravans gross laden weight must not exceed the cars UNLADEN weight.

Unless the manufacturer has set a lower limit.

Message posted by blueexpo9726/11/2017 at 7:10am
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This is as good as any other. You should be able to walk into any caravan accessory shop and get one off the shelf.

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Message posted by Geoff4826/11/2017 at 11:41am
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£5.59 free P and P from a well known auction website.

Message posted by Colin2126/11/2017 at 2:46pm
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This is the one I have, but it wasn't in a sale when I bought mine!(don't know how to do links)

https://www.campingandleisure.co.uk/pyramid-19mm-18cm-thread-peg-socket-drill-leg-corner-steady-winder-adapter.html

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Message posted by morepints26/11/2017 at 4:16pm
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Recently got some screw-in pegs, which have 13mm hex heads; steadies have 19mm heads, so I got one of these:

and two of the right size 1/2in sockets I had in the shed. (£3.56 from Toolstation - sockets around £3 each). I found our van doesn't need a long shank to get to the steadies, so ideal.

Message posted by gailbonney26/11/2017 at 9:27pm
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Thanks for all your recommendations

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Message posted by Kelper27/11/2017 at 6:26pm
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Do check what length you will need ... I had a standard 12" one and found it wouldn't reach the front steadies (done via a fixed tube on my 'van) ... so I got a longer one.

Also ... the best way to use one is with a cordless drill with a torque adjuster ... i.e. ability to set it to stop at various torque limits ... that way you ensure that each steady gives exactly the same pressure to the ground ... and should result in a well balanced 'van.

Message posted by gailbonney28/11/2017 at 6:59pm
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Thanks again ,as usual all your advice is so useful

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Millie ? - 03.05.14 RIP beautiful mad Mills

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Message posted by bobmel28/11/2017 at 9:34pm
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Also check the drill is up to it ie 18V is best imo minimum 14V.
check various threads on this site also

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Message posted by Colin2129/11/2017 at 12:33pm
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Quote: Originally posted by bobmel on 28/11/2017
Also check the drill is up to it ie 18V is best imo minimum 14V.
check various threads on this site also



My cheapie 12 volt one seems to work ok, but there's probably quite a bit of luck involved.

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Message posted by chesterdave01/12/2017 at 7:58am
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00365BGD6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This works for me - but check the length mine is fine as the van is a fairly standard unit

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