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mellow

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Posted: 05/21/21 12:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ski Pro 3 wrote:

I use a chunk of 2x8 about 1' long. Those plastic jack pads and snap-together ramps are too slippery and allow the camper to 'walk' if the lift or lower is uneven. A weathered 2x8 has plenty of grip.


That is interesting, I have never had that issue with mine. I put the honeycomb side up and put the jack leg right on it and it stays put.


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Posted: 05/21/21 02:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

14x14 3/4" marine plywood squares have served me well as jack pads for many years [emoticon].


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Reality Check wrote:

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^Mole hill, meet mountain...lol


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Scrap plywood until it slowly melts away into the mud.


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Posted: 05/24/21 06:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We had truck campers in the late '60s/'70s and early 80s till we went with 5th wheel rv trailers.
Camping on COE properties back then required making your own campsite. We fished so camping close the the shore to park our boats next camp was best. This required a shovel for digging one side or end of the trucks tires down and lots of wood for cribbing up the other side/end of the truck up.
I still carry a good wood pile ...which most is from that era.

For camping on soft dirt/mud I use 1" X 14" x 14" plywood under the jacks. These have parachute cord attached for pulling them up out of bottomless river bottom mud.
They work for asphalt parking pads especially when temps hit 110+ and camp pad thin asphalt gets soft.


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Posted: 05/24/21 07:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In Arizona, the dirt can be hard as concrete - until it rains.
And then it's soft as a marshmallow.

Your heart pounds fast when you see that camper foot sinking into the ground.
It pounds even faster if you attempt to lift the jack and see it sink even further into the ground.

If you take the camper off the truck on an unfamiliar earth surface, be sure to have a large strong pad - something like the 14" x 14" pad that JoeOkiChokie in soggyland suggested.

Personally, I won't take the camper off the truck unless it has substantial footing under it.

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Just back from 3 NASCAR races...Bristol, Martinsville, and Richmond. Lots of rain and soft dirt campgrounds. I used 24" X 24" 5/8" plywood under the the front legs of the 5th wheel. Used plastic under the middle legs and the same size plywood under the rear legs. No problems. I did see a Class C stuck at Martinsville.

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Posted: 05/27/21 04:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2x8 cut into 12" sections. They double as leveling blocks for wheels, can be put in campfire when they break, and are easily and cheaply replaced every year or so, wherever I am.

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