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Posted: 06/08/19 08:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

you need one for each jack, AKA (4)


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Posted: 06/08/19 09:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use yellow legos under my jacks. If on quite slanted site, I might put 3 under the left side jacks and one under the right side jacks...for example. I've never had a problem with breakage. For tires that may come off the ground, I carry two large pieces of wood that are long enough and wide enough for the left and right rear dual tires to be fully on the wood. Of course, I can use the wood for the front tires too.


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I use cut to the length of a side compartment, PT deck boards. I carry 12-15 in the side compartment, plenty to level with and cost was basically nothing, left over from a deck a contractor built for me.


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We carry 8 pieces of pressure treated 2 X 10 all in 1 foot lengths.
Generally this is sufficient to address any really unlevel sites.
We only put blocks under jacks that need additional length to level.

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I have a 20 GVWR gas class A with the Atwood Levellegs system. I made some pads out of wood but when I went to the very few parks I go to I saw most of the class A's, even diesels, not using pads. I have not used them yet.

Am I to understand from this discussion that they are not only for soft ground but also to slightly decrease the jack travel and avoid extending fully?


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https://www.interstateplastics.com/Light-Duty-Rv-Jack-Pad-Accessories-MACH19MMx12x12OUTRIGGERPAD.php?&sku=details&sku=MACH19MMx12x12OUTRIGGERPAD&vid=&priceit.x=20&priceit.y=14

When you park on blacktop you'll need something to avoid punching a hole in it.


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Posted: 06/09/19 09:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I love my SnapPads. They stay permanently on the jacks so I never have to do anything except put the leveling jacks down.

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I just made my own from 1 in thk nylon sheets from old bathroom dividers that the YMCA was throwing away. They were 4'x8' shts so I made several for other RV's. I drilled a hole in the corner and painted the hole red so I could remove it with my awning rod. I only use them when the ground is soft or wet.

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Posted: 06/09/19 12:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wannavolunteerFT wrote:

I do have four plastic jack pads.. but they are very thin and warp easily.

If you're talking about those orange/yellow things with cookie cutter bottoms, then throw them away. If they don't break, then they will probably piss off campground owners when you damage their asphalt.


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I love my SnapPads. They stay permanently on the jacks so I never have to do anything except put the leveling jacks down.

One of the purposes of having jack pads is being able to move them. For example, at some sites we've had to double up the jack pads at the front or back to get level.


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Seattle Steve wrote:

I love my SnapPads. They stay permanently on the jacks so I never have to do anything except put the leveling jacks down.

One of the purposes of having jack pads is being able to move them. For example, at some sites we've had to double up the jack pads at the front or back to get level.


My jacks move independently and automatically adjust for unlevel ground. They work great for me.

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