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Old 12-06-2011, 05:08 PM   #29
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I was able to make 4(four) 12" square pads out of the truck mud flap. Drilled 4 - 1/2" holes in each for awning rod retrieval. They were a little warped and are now sitting under about 2' of railroad track.
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:14 PM   #30
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Last spring I sank both rear levelers in soft earth while parked in my paid RV slot in an RV Park. Had to DIG them both out as the rain filled the holes. (it didn't start raining until AFTER I sank the levelers.

Now I own these: Light Duty - Outrigger Pads, Safety Tech Outrigger Pads
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Look kinda like the ones I just made for zero $ and about an hours time.
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Look kinda like the ones I just made for zero $ and about an hours time.
Probably so! I wanted the nifty initials.
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:54 PM   #33
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i use em all the time except if are only staying one night.
i have some 4"x6" pieces about 12" long glued and screwed together
on concrete i use them to keep them extended parts shorter for long stays at the port
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Probably so! I wanted the nifty initials.
I have colored magic markers....
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DICA in whatever color you want. USA is RED, WHITE and BLUE!!

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Old 12-09-2011, 02:53 PM   #36
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Since no one has mentioned it yet...I don't use leveling pads. Only once did my RV need to be leveled to the point where all of the weight would be off the front wheels, so I moved. I use the levelers to firm up the coach. Yes, it has rained and they had dirt on them, but everywhere we've camped there have been 1000 rv's before us to firm the ground up. One of my regular spots is asphalt, if it's a hot day, I'll park and let the shade of the coach cool the spot before putting the jacks down.

All this talk of pads makes me want some, but I can't say that I've ever noticed my Atwoods doing damage to the parking surface.
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Since no one has mentioned it yet...I don't use leveling pads. Only once did my RV need to be leveled to the point where all of the weight would be off the front wheels, so I moved. I use the levelers to firm up the coach. Yes, it has rained and they had dirt on them, but everywhere we've camped there have been 1000 rv's before us to firm the ground up. One of my regular spots is asphalt, if it's a hot day, I'll park and let the shade of the coach cool the spot before putting the jacks down.

All this talk of pads makes me want some, but I can't say that I've ever noticed my Atwoods doing damage to the parking surface.
Amen, brother FineProperty. Used to use homemade ones in 2005-2006, but haven't used them since.
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I'm parked on a concrete pad right now that a new, orphaned HR DP, was parked on. He was hit by lighting about a month ago. The two rigs on either side of him had no damage- They had wood under their jacks, he didn't have anything under his jacks.
It is a major undertaking to rewire his coach since no factory parts are available.

I like using square 4x4's, about 15" long. Putting them up wet doesn't bother me a bit.
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I went to a local metal service center and bought 4 pieces of 3/8" x 8" x 10" aluminum 6061-T6 plates cut from their scrap pile. They weigh less than 3# each and the cost was $8.50 each including cutting. I'll try to drill them in the spring and rig up some kind of a rod to move them around.

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Old 01-06-2012, 09:34 AM   #41
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Jack Pads

They aren't cheap but Outdoors for Life has pads rated to 100K lbs. They have a handle to assist placement and removal. They won't rot and retain their shape no matter how much weight. They come with a storage bag. I use them under jacks and even under tires if the site is really lopsided. Check out Outdoors for life . com.
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