Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-13-2015, 12:13 PM   #1
Junior Member
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 11
Best jack pads

Best jack pads

Creighton is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-13-2015, 12:14 PM   #2
Senior Member
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 117
2x8 pressure treated

Chuck n Terri
2017 Heartland Bighorn 3875FB
2016 Chevy 3500 Duramax
Lostdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2015, 01:29 PM   #3
Senior Member
Selah's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2,018
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.
Paul, Kathy, and Tux a 4 month Mini Schnauzer
2014 Tiffin Phaeton 42 LH, 2013 Honda CRV
"When the time comes to look back, make sure you'll like what you see"
Selah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2015, 01:38 PM   #4
Team G's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 56
Jack Pads


18x18 They are pricey, but they are indestructible and you will never buy them again. Set of 4 comes with a nice carry bag.
05 Tiffin Bus ISL 400hp / Allison3000 / Freightliner XC
Team G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2015, 04:27 PM   #5
Senior Member
jacwjames's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 3,598
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.
Jim J
2002 Monaco Windsor 38 PKD
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee w/5.7 Hemi
jacwjames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2015, 04:46 PM   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 375

These are the best I've seen. I will be replacing my wooden ones with these in the future.

RV Leveling Blocks Built for Indestructibility

"Happy Trails"
chiefneon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2015, 04:54 PM   #7
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 29
2 pcs of 12x12 x 3/4 plywood screwed together. Works fine for me.
papp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2015, 05:44 PM   #8
twinknkate's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Gainesville GA
Posts: 89
Check out www.outriggerpads.com We invested in a set and we're super pleased.
Mitch & Cathy
Mildred the Bichon
2014 Newmar Canyon Star 3630/2009 Saturn Vue toad
twinknkate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2015, 08:45 PM   #9
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 441
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.
Bucky1320 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2015, 11:49 PM   #10
Senior Member
DD788Snipe's Avatar

Newmar Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Apple Valley CA
Posts: 771
Hoss pads. They're great.

Craig & Carolyn Roberts Apple Valley, CA
2006 Newmar 3910 KSDP 400 ISL Cummins Spartan Mountian Master Chassis
Toad: 2010 Chevy Colorado 4X4
DD788Snipe is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 06:09 AM   #11
Senior Member
vettenuts's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 1,813
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.
2005 Newmar Kountry Star 3742 - Gas
ACME Eze Tow Dolly
2008 Chevy Malibu Toad
vettenuts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 06:16 AM   #12
Senior Member
dnystrom's Avatar

Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 450
Dica. Best on the market. Paid a lot for them but glad I did! Worth every penny!
07 Meridian 34H 350 Cat
2010 Subaru Forester Tow
Home Port is Kingman,Az
KA7UYZ NRA Endowment Member Retired Fire Service
dnystrom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 07:27 AM   #13
Senior Member
joemcgin's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Franklin, Mass.
Posts: 187
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.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1436880411800.jpg
Views:	137
Size:	73.6 KB
ID:	100116  
Joe & Kathy
2000 Winnebago Adventurer 32V Workhorse Chassis
joemcgin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 10:31 AM   #14
Senior Member
ShapeShifter's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 1,632
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.

Adam and Sue, and a pack of little furballs
2007 Holiday Rambler Endeavor 40PDQ Limited Edition - Cummins ISL 400
2013 Ford F-150 FX4 toad - USGear Unified Tow Brake, Roadmaster Blackhawk II Tow bar, Blue Ox baseplate
Home base near Buffalo NY, often on the road to a dog show
ShapeShifter is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hydraulic fluid on front jack pads newmarpusher Newmar Owner's Forum 26 05-08-2015 05:45 AM
Table Jack drfife Excel Owner's Forum 15 02-02-2015 09:58 PM
Jack Pads for my Newmar edaa53 Class A Motorhome Discussions 21 08-09-2014 12:27 PM
Jack Pads or Not? Curtisgeiger Entegra Owner's Forum 55 07-15-2014 09:56 AM
Motorhome Jack pads Ron & Kerrie Newmar Owner's Forum 19 05-22-2014 09:38 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:05 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.