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MrWizard

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Posted: 06/09/19 03:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

i use the pads on soft ground or asphalt

pads are NOT very thick

if the campsite is too unlevel for jacks alone, an extra pad is nothing
the tires go up on the orange blocks, and wood goes under the jack to even out the amount of extension for that jack

this makes the RV more stable and helps prevent side slipping of the jacks as the RV is lifted up from leaning to being vertical


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Posted: 06/09/19 04:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Seattle Steve wrote:


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

So do mine. However, some of the sites I've camped in have been so unlevel that my RV wouldn't level unless I put my 2" jacks pads (or 4" doubled up) under my jacks.


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Posted: 06/09/19 04:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MrWizard wrote:


pads are NOT very thick . . . if the campsite is too unlevel for jacks alone, an extra pad is nothing

An extra 4" from jack pads has worked for me.


MrWizard wrote:


this makes the RV more stable and helps prevent side slipping of the jacks as the RV is lifted up from leaning to being vertical

Maybe with 3-point leveling, but my Newmar is 4-point.

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Posted: 06/11/19 07:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'll chime in to say that I've successfully used the yellow lego blocks as landing pads for the jacks, as well as to drive up on when there wasn't enough jack to get on level without lifting the rear wheels off the ground. I've never had a problem with them breaking, although they will warp slightly, and they are really bad about smashing into the ground if it's soft, (it can take quite the effort to dig them out when it's time to go). I left imprints on asphalt once, last year in September in Virginia Beach, in average 95 degree days for a week. But, my square block imprints were among the many round jack prints on the blacktop....and mine had pretty patterns... LOL! The campground should have poured concrete instead.......they readily admit that........


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Posted: 06/12/19 12:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You can go to Tractor Supply and buy a horse stall mate and cut it any size you want, it 3/4 in thick and its not to heavy. I put 4 under each jack pad and never raise the tires off the ground.Plus the mate cost$ 33;00, lot cheeper than camping .

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