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Old 12-02-2015, 01:42 PM   #1
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Jack Pads

I thought that I would share the pads that I recently made.

They are constructed of 2 sheets of 3/4" marine plywood, screwed and glued together. Painted them bright yellow (oil-based) so I am less likely to drive away without them. Rope handles are made from poly-pro (does not absorb as much water) and secured with screw eyes.

On top, I attached a plastic cutting board to serve as a wear surface for the jacks. The three holes near each edge allows the tool (on the end of a broom handle) to connect and push the pad under the coach and pull it out. Three holes so it's easy to find one of them. Red paint on edge makes it easier to locate the center.

I did not invent any of this - just assembled suggestions I found in various places.


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Old 12-02-2015, 01:58 PM   #2
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Nice job! They look great and practical! May have to borrow your idea!

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Old 12-02-2015, 03:44 PM   #4
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I like the idea but sometimes I need to add some more height to the pads if I am driving up on other ramps or boards to get level in which case I suppose you could put some other pieces on top of these.

Don't those plastic cutting boards have a tendency to crack from all the weight of the coach when the jacks come down on them?
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Old 12-02-2015, 04:51 PM   #5
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The plastic boards are pretty flexible. The key is having a stiff board that will not flex too much. The coach to me with some thinner boards with plastic and they never cracked.
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