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Old 12-29-2014, 01:08 PM   #57
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We went to a restaurant supply store and got 4 heavy duty plastic(?) cutting boards. Wasn't cheap but have endured much longer than our wood ones and are much lighter.
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Old 12-30-2014, 08:32 AM   #58
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The only problem I see with some of these great home made pads of varying design and construction is they are one dimensional. I find every campground and even every campsite has a different demand for jack pads. Some sites the dollar store cutting boards will work great while another site may need three different height pads for 3 of 4 jacks. That is why I carry various pieces of the scrap lumber cuts I mentioned in my previous post, cheap as can be too.
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Old 12-31-2014, 06:46 AM   #59
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Left overs from construction = various pieces of scrap lumber, always a must in any case
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Old 12-31-2014, 09:15 PM   #60
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And 12 x 12 x 3/4" treated plywood will work as well. Plywood is laminated and has less tendency to crack in unusual layouts.

Good job, and anything is better than nothing for those occasions when they are needed.
I used plywood too. I found scrap pieces of 1" plywood at a local retail surplus center operated by that non-profit that's building houses for homeless, cut 12x12 pieces, drilled 1" hole in opposite corners to make retrieval with awning hook possible.
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I used plywood too. I found scrap pieces of 1" plywood at a local retail surplus center operated by that non-profit that's building houses for homeless, cut 12x12 pieces, drilled 1" hole in opposite corners to make retrieval with awning hook possible.
UPDATE: Just remembered the name of the store = "re-store" operated by Habitat for Humanity.
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When we bought our coach the rear jack pads were all bent up from not using wooden pads underneath and all the weight of the big diesel on the rear. Took my pads off, brought them to work and had them straightened then welded 1/4" plate on the bottom to give them about another 2" of foot print all around then made up some wood pads from 2"x 6" boards stacked 2 high and criss crossed glued & screwed 16" square and they work great so far. Put two screw in eyelets on either end, tied a rope in between and use 2 awning rods in the eyelets to manoeuvre them into place works great! So in the end I have about a 13" square foot on my jacks and 16" wood pads and work great so far. (knock on wood) Cost $0.00, left over scraps from work, just a little time and effort. (by the inmates that work for me) I run a vehicle maintenance / metal fabrication shop in a prison. When I work on my own stuff my time is free, when I work on other peoples stuff that's a different story! Our coach is put away for the winter under cover so I won't be able to take any pic's till spring.
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Old 01-01-2015, 08:10 AM   #63
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I made some just like yours and they are still good after 8yrs!!
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Old 01-01-2015, 04:01 PM   #64
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Here's what I made...
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Old 01-01-2015, 04:07 PM   #65
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Sorry...didn't attach to last post. These are very strong, but heavy.
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Wow! gasman, you could park a Boeing 777 on those! Great design and craftsmanship though I must say.
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Thanks. Made them a bit taller to minimize the extension of the jack...especially on non level ground.
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Amateur... sigh

Ok, I made new ones, but looks like 3/4" ply should have been 1/2. I can only fit 4 in the document holder, not 5...
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Looks like the same basic construction as mine.
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You forgot the eye hooks or rope to move them around with the awning rod LOL!
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