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Old 01-24-2013, 01:03 AM   #15
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I did the 2x12 treated in 12 " long
I didn't screw them together though because sometimes
I use 2 sometimes 3 depending how level the site is
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:55 AM   #16
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Made mine with plywood & rubber. I happen to have a scrap price of 1" plywood laying around so I cut out 10" X 10" and glued 1/4" rubber to one side then ran a few screws in the corners.
I use them rubber side down to protect the wood.

Made similar pads for under my tires for winter storage but used 2 layers of 1/2" (oriented different directions for added strength) with the 1/4" rubber added to the bottom side. Made them 12" X 20" for the rear tires, smaller for the front.

They work great and the rubber protects the wood from the ground moisture.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:39 AM   #17
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I didn't come up with the idea!! But I am passing it on.
Thank you for that.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:45 AM   #18
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mine have nylon straps on them and the awning rod works perfect for pulling them out from under the coach. saves on dirty knees.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:29 PM   #19
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I made mine using 2 x 12 treated wood cut to 11 1/2 x 11 1/2. I bought the same size squares of 1/2" cutting board material from Tap Plastic and sandwiched the wood squares with it. The plastic material keeps the wood from splitting. Total height is 2 1/2" and if the wood ever rots I can replace it. I used a screw eye in the wood that I can use an awning hook on.
After reading the article in Motorhome rag I had a similar idea, only I will buy the cutting board material from IKEA for a buck 50 each. I believe perfect size for 2x12. That project is later this week.
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Here are my homemade Jack Pads. I used a 8' length of 2x10 and cut out 8 boards 12" long. The laminate material are thick Plastic IKEA Cutting boards that I bought for a $1.49 ea. The handles are staggered and open for carrying and using an awning tool to place in position. You can stack them also. I now have 8 jack pads that cost me about $4 dollars each to build.
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Been pondering what to use as jack pads and leveling pads and was wondering whether anyone had ever tried sandwiching blue Styrofoam between 3/4" plywood. Not sure if the Styrofoam would have sufficient crush strength but if it did it would make for nice light pads.
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Been pondering what to use as jack pads and leveling pads and was wondering whether anyone had ever tried sandwiching blue Styrofoam between 3/4" plywood. Not sure if the Styrofoam would have sufficient crush strength but if it did it would make for nice light pads.
Leveling pads for me are going to be the sliced up recycled tire rubber barn mat from your neighborhood farm supply store. Thanks to a previous poster sharing it above.
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We use two methods. First we have these Camco leveling blocks from Walmart. They make easy to drive on pyramids that get the coach closer to level when the site isn't so level. Tires are sitting directly on them.



After we put these under the wheels we put my homemade jack pads under the jacks for the final leveling. They're simple pads made from 2 layers of un-treated 2x4's running perpendicular to each other screwed together. They have ropes attached for easy carrying and removal.

Most places we camp are pretty level, but where we tailgate for The University of Nevada (Home of SF quarterback Colin Kaepernick) the parking lots have a little slope to them. Wheels would be barely making contact before we started using the Lynx leveling blocks. We'd still be level, just a little more shakey. Now with all 4 axles making contact and the jacks making contact it's a very stable platform.
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Here are my homemade Jack Pads. I used a 8' length of 2x10 and cut out 8 boards 12" long. The laminate material are thick Plastic IKEA Cutting boards that I bought for a $1.49 ea. The handles are staggered and open for carrying and using an awning tool to place in position. You can stack them also. I now have 8 jack pads that cost me about $4 dollars each to build.
Wow! those are nice homemade jack pads. There' an Ikea in Sacramento about 130 miles from us. We've gotta head up that way in June for my nieces HS graduation and 18th B-day celebration. I am definately going to the ikea store to see if I can get some of those. Thanks for posting those great pics!
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Been pondering what to use as jack pads and leveling pads and was wondering whether anyone had ever tried sandwiching blue Styrofoam between 3/4" plywood. Not sure if the Styrofoam would have sufficient crush strength but if it did it would make for nice light pads.
Hmmm....40' Dutch Star. Pretty stout coach. I'm thinking the styrofoam might be ok if jack pads were perfectly centered on plywood. Off by a little and my guess is they'd get squished and no longer be flat.
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Wow! those are nice homemade jack pads. There' an Ikea in Sacramento about 130 miles from us. We've gotta head up that way in June for my nieces HS graduation and 18th B-day celebration. I am definately going to the ikea store to see if I can get some of those. Thanks for posting those great pics!
Same IKEA is about 35 miles south of us. Easy to make, I whipped those out in under an hour once I had my process figured out. I drilled holes through the plastic cutting board for the screws. Then screwed them into the board with two inch deck screws.
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Thumbs up Jacking Pads

Thanks for all of the great ideas! I think I'll make a set with those IKEA cutting boards.
Much appreciated.
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