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Old 07-13-2015, 12:13 PM   #1
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Old 07-13-2015, 12:14 PM   #2
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2x8 pressure treated

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Old 07-13-2015, 01:29 PM   #3
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The cheap orange ones from CW are OK for concrete por asphalt but put them in soft ground and they fold up like a taco shell. I bought two pair of the Hoss pads. Little over an inch thick hard rubber. Expensive but works very well.
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Old 07-13-2015, 01:38 PM   #4
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18x18 They are pricey, but they are indestructible and you will never buy them again. Set of 4 comes with a nice carry bag.
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Old 07-13-2015, 04:27 PM   #5
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I made my own using 2X12 treated lumber. I cut into ~18" pieces. I then took a piece of nylon web material ~1" wide (bought this at a discount fabric store) cut into about a 2' piece. I then took some gorilla glue and put on 1 side of the 2X12X18" block, added the piece of webbing in a loop so it could work as a hanger, a little more gorilla glue on the strap and then sandwiched the two pieces together, put under a jack and put pressure on it till it cured. I then also used some galvanized screws a secondary means of fastening together. I carry 3 of these, I've had my current set ~5 years. I also carry a couple of pieces of 2"X8" ~12" long as additional blocking. The straps work good for carrying and also for pulling out from under RV.
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Old 07-13-2015, 04:46 PM   #6
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These are the best I've seen. I will be replacing my wooden ones with these in the future.

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2 pcs of 12x12 x 3/4 plywood screwed together. Works fine for me.
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Old 07-13-2015, 05:44 PM   #8
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Check out www.outriggerpads.com We invested in a set and we're super pleased.
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Old 07-13-2015, 08:45 PM   #9
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I used 3 pieces of 10"x10" two by 10s crossed, glued and screwed. Need to get handles on them like some have done. The front jack is the one that is hard to reach.
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Hoss pads. They're great.

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I am using the "Quality Plastics Utility Block - Four Pack" that are recommended by RV Geeks. Very happy with the quality and the price. Have used on both soft and hard surfaces without any issues.
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Dica. Best on the market. Paid a lot for them but glad I did! Worth every penny!
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Bought a sheet of 3/4" plywood from Home Depot and had them cut it into 2x2' squares. Now have 8 and put them under the Jacks when we go out on the beach. Works great.
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Originally Posted by joemcgin View Post
Bought a sheet of 3/4" plywood from Home Depot and had them cut it into 2x2' squares. Now have 8 and put them under the Jacks when we go out on the beach. Works great.
I did similar: a sheet of 3/4 pressure treated ply, and I diced it up into 16" squares. Then used construction adhesive to glue pairs together face to face with 1 1/4 screws around the perimeter (8 screws in each panel.)

I ended up with 9 pads that are 16 inches square and 1 1/2 inches thick. I use them under the jacks, and/or under the wheels if the site is very unlevel. Being wider than any typical two-by stock, they both spread the weight better (sink in to soft ground less) and you don't have to be dead-on centered with the jacks. And compared to two-by lumber, there is no issue with the wood splitting. In really soft ground they might dish the center a bit and become slightly dome shaped -- in that case, I just flip them over the next time and they flatten out.

Going on our 9th year with them, and they are still going strong. 16" seems to me to be a good compromise size: big enough to spread the weight, small enough to still be manageable, and evenly divides into the plywood sheet size: next even size up is 24" and next even size down is 12". 18" would sound like an interesting size, but would leave a lot of waste from a 4x8 panel.

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