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Old 07-16-2018, 09:10 AM   #1
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Best (most durable) jack pads for 50-60K lb coach?

I need to get something as my next trip I will be parking on grass. I saw Camco makes larger ones with handles (https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Stabili...01J6DMJ1O?th=1), but I wonder if the plastic will crack due to the weight/pressure.

The Hosspads are more expensive but rated to much heavier weight. (https://www.campingworld.com/hosspad...ds-mega-2-pack).

Anyone with experience with these or others? I would prefer ones with handles.
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:17 AM   #2
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I need to get something as my next trip I will be parking on grass. I saw Camco makes larger ones with handles (https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Stabili...01J6DMJ1O?th=1), but I wonder if the plastic will crack due to the weight/pressure.

The Hosspads are more expensive but rated to much heavier weight. (https://www.campingworld.com/hosspad...ds-mega-2-pack).

Anyone with experience with these or others? I would prefer ones with handles.
Jeff:

I have a set of DICA Road Warrior jack pads and like them very much. They are very durable. Mine are the 15" ones, but if I was buying again, I think I would opt for the 18" ones.

Take a look here.

https://rvjackpads.com/?_ga=2.111131...555.1517610729

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I need to get something as my next trip I will be parking on grass. I saw Camco makes larger ones with handles (https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Stabili...01J6DMJ1O?th=1), but I wonder if the plastic will crack due to the weight/pressure.

The Hosspads are more expensive but rated to much heavier weight. (https://www.campingworld.com/hosspad...ds-mega-2-pack).

Anyone with experience with these or others? I would prefer ones with handles.
The Camco will barely support a trailer jack and the Hosspads don't distribute the weight on soft ground, so go for the Road Warrior or make your own from wood. I made my own but I would go for the 18" Road Warrior if you have the storage room.
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Jim,

Why the 18 over the 15?

How heavy are they?

Looks like you have to buy direct. Shipping is almost $50
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Largest DICA road warriors for max weight distribution. Light weight, hardened plastic, store 4 in battery bay.
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So the DICA ones are superior to Snap pads?
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I have the 15" DICA pads because DW was worried about 18" pads being too large/unwieldy when she travels solo. 15" are fine, but 18" would not present a handling or storage issue and would provide better load spreading for the rare times we are on soft surfaces. In hindsight we should have gotten the 18" although we haven't had problems with the 15" pads...yet.
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So the DICA ones are superior to Snap pads?
Completely different beasts. I think the DICA's will actually distribute the weight, the snappads are more of a rubber barrier and some distribution for soft landings. As you can imagine a rubber "pad" is not going to support the weight of the jack. Imagine a visual color heat map of the weight distribution on a snappad, it would be concentrated in the center and lightly distribute outward. The DICA's are hard plastic so it will evenly distribute the weight.

I have the snappads ONLY for rubber barrier with earth for electrical concerns.
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X2 (or X3) on the DICA Warrior pads in 18".

Wanted a larger footprint (compared to the 15" or the Snap Pads) for weight distribution. I use a cattle prod with a hook on the end for placing and retrieving the pads under the coach.
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So the DICA ones are superior to Snap pads?
DICA pads are made by a company that makes outrigger pads for commercial cranes.

You probably won't find a better quality pad.
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I need to get something as my next trip I will be parking on grass. I saw Camco makes larger ones with handles (https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Stabili...01J6DMJ1O?th=1), but I wonder if the plastic will crack due to the weight/pressure.

The Hosspads are more expensive but rated to much heavier weight. (https://www.campingworld.com/hosspad...ds-mega-2-pack).

Anyone with experience with these or others? I would prefer ones with handles.
I have used pads from Summit for over 10 years now and they are as straight and flat as they were new. The same guys who does the stainless steel on coaches
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Jim,

Why the 18 over the 15?

How heavy are they?

Looks like you have to buy direct. Shipping is almost $50
Jeff:

On the road right now (DW is driving). The Road Warriors are not cheap, but you will not find a better jack pad...period. I think the 15” are adequate for our coach, but the 18” woulld be even better in really soft ground.

They are not really “heavy,” but are substantial.

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Big Foot pads from outriggerpads.com There was a review years ago and they and the DICA's were at the top of the list.
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A 4' X 8' sheet of 3/4" Marine Plywood cut into squares that work for you. I suggest 18" X 18". Save the scraps for other stuff or stacking. You'll get about 10 pads from a sheet. Drill a hole in each and use a parachute cord looped thru the hole for easy retrieval. A full sheet weighs 68 lb. so 4 pads would weigh about 27 lb. ... 6 would weigh 40.5 lb. 3/4" Marine Ply has 7 plys, uses water resistance glue, and no voids. Works out to under $10 per pad including any cut charges and the paracord.
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