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Old 03-11-2014, 10:39 AM   #1
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A little back someone here mentioned leveling pads that could be positioned using the awning hook. After scrambling around underneath trying to place the leveling lumber I've been using I've finally decided the pads are worth the asking price, but I can't find them again. Anyone know the name brand?
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Most decent quality leveling pads have a spot for the awning hook to adjust them. Here are some for example:
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Sorry I don't have a photo handy for you but I have four Wooden ones measuring 12" X 14" that are cut from a piece of 2X12". On one end I have an Eyelet screwed into the wood that I hook my awning rod into so I can position them without crawling around. They are a little heavy but do the job very well.
I have read on this forum of others who have cut two pieces of 3/4" Plywood and screwed two pieces together making a sturdy pad 1 1/2" thick and then attaching a piece of rope or screwing in an Eyelet. Options, Lots of Options.
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Wal-Mart, CW or any other RV store will have them. Or Google RV leveling pads. Good luck!
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I have the Bigfoot pads www.outriggerpads.com. DICA also makes a great jack pad with rope handles.
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We just went to a Tack and Feed store and bought a horse stall mat. Then we cut it up into the size we wanted and that's what we use. Not only do we use them under the levelers but just the other day we used some on the dolly to bring up to the height we needed to take the old Dometic fridge out and wheeled to the door. Thom uses the pads to also put down on the ground if he has to crawl under the RV too.
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Find a new home building site where you are located. There will be either a dumpster or pile of scrap lumber cuts. The sandwich board used for the main roof line beam are ideal to use to make ramps, leveling pads or jack pads. Bigger the house being built, the better selection of scrap cuts like the sandwich board (sorry don't know the real name of the lumber type) 2x12's on down. While your at it, grab some of the smaller cuts like 2x6 or 2x8's for camp fire wood. You'll be doing the builder a favor by taking as much wood as you can, they may even tell you to bring back your friends for the rest of it!
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Find a new home building site where you are located. There will be either a dumpster or pile of scrap lumber cuts. The sandwich board used for the main roof line beam are ideal to use to make ramps, leveling pads or jack pads. Bigger the house being built, the better selection of scrap cuts like the sandwich board (sorry don't know the real name of the lumber type) 2x12's on down. While your at it, grab some of the smaller cuts like 2x6 or 2x8's for camp fire wood. You'll be doing the builder a favor by taking as much wood as you can, they may even tell you to bring back your friends for the rest of it!
LVL - laminated veneer lumber???
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You can buy 12" x 12" aluminum plate in various thicknesses at good prices from Speedy Metals, https://www.speedymetals.com/s-126-5052.aspx. I use them often to purchase pre-cut steel and aluminum for my projects.
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I built some using wolmanized 3/4 plywood and a 2 x 12. I glued pieces of the plywood to both sides of the 2 x 12 and then screwed down the edges. Finally, I drilled a hole for the awning hook. They are about a foot square. They are very sturdy. I have used them for about a year.

also made 4 pieces about 2 feet long to drive up on for leveling. I don't always carry these as they take up quite a bit of room.
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I bought two of these four years ago and use them often...both for leveling and to elevate the front end to change oil. They hold up very well, light(7lbs.) and if you wanted to, drill two 1/4" holes in the base for adding a loop of rope for pulling with your awning rod.

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I bought two of these four years ago and use them often...both for leveling and to elevate the front end to change oil. They hold up very well, light(7lbs.) and if you wanted to, drill two 1/4" holes in the base for adding a loop of rope for pulling with your awning rod. RV Leveling Blocks, 8 pack - Intersource D10-227 - Chocks & Levelers - Camping World
Thanks, these are the ones I'm going with. Just ordered two sets.
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