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Old 07-05-2018, 06:22 PM   #1
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Snap Pads Prime?

I have been tossing around the idea of getting the Snap Pads Prime for the Bounder. There is currently a 10% sale.
Wondering if anyone has installed them on a newer Bounder. My one concern is how low the jacks are in the front while under way. I have scraped the ground once going over a unlevel drive entrance. Not sure what would happen if the scraped when the Pads were on.
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I would imagine that if the jacks scraped the ground you might lose the Snap Pad.
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I have them and havenít had any issues like that...just will play in to your decision making when driving...I will say I do love having them though. Makes life super easy!
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The front jacks are almost at the wheels, so it is virtually impossible to get an angle that the SnapPads are hit, the tires are in the way. Photos

We have always used pads to spread the weight over a larger area. That was after our first motorhome buried the front jack in the mud. If we had used a pad, the jack could retract from the pad instead of us digging out.

When we used the fifth-wheel, the pads were always used and easy to place because the jacks were near the edge of the body. We started with pads for the Bounder and found that the jacks way under the body meaning knees to get the pads into place.

We had to wait until the 10" pads were available and placed them on. One of the best thing we have done for our knees.
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Old 07-06-2018, 12:51 PM   #5
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We have not had any issues with our Snap Pads scraping ground.

I agree with others - when we had our 5th wheel, the jacks were close enough to put the pads underneath without a problem. On the Bounder, they are farther under and a pain. The SnapPads were worth the money for me.
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OK, I have to say that I wonder what is the benefit of the Snap Pads? They don't appear to give much more surface area to the jack pad. And do they have a drain hole in the bottom so that when water gets in the jack pad doesn't stay wet? I'm clueless so help me out here.
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OK, I have to say that I wonder what is the benefit of the Snap Pads? They don't appear to give much more surface area to the jack pad. And do they have a drain hole in the bottom so that when water gets in the jack pad doesn't stay wet? I'm clueless so help me out here.
The 9" Snap Pads increase the surface area by 50% (32 sqin more per pad). There are four equally spaced slots around the perimeter to drain the water
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Clueless, yes. There is a significant increase in surface area with the SnapPad. For us, almost as much as the 16" square pads we had excluding the tips.
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The 9" Snap Pads increase the surface area by 50% (32 sqin more per pad). There are four equally spaced slots around the perimeter to drain the water
Thanks. I just watched the Snap Pad video and it says the surface area is increased 326%??? I don't see it, but OK. $10 off New SnapPad Prime for Power Gear Jacks
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We forget High School geometry and area is Pie R squared.
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So true. At any rate, they look like a quality product.
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Pie are round, cornbread are square. Heh heh. I installed the Snap Pad Primes on my Discovery a little over a year ago. I'm very pleased with them, and haven't had any issues.
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Just noticed this thread today... Snap Pads starting to crumble
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Interesting SarahW. Mine have been on for over a year and still look brand new. Hopefully that is a one-off issue and not a sign of a larger problem.
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