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Old 09-03-2014, 12:21 AM   #1
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New to auto levelers

Just went from my trusty, but too small, class c to a new class A. Loving all the room but still adjusting. I am volunteering at a wildlife refuge out west and parked on a nearly level grass site. My question: should I have put down blocks under the jacks? I didn't. Will the jacks stay level or will I have to check and relevel? Like the convenience of the auto levelers but just not sure about how to use yet.
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Old 09-03-2014, 01:30 AM   #2
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I use a one foot square , double layer , 3/4" plywood pad under the leveler pads, to spread the foot print , and keep the metal pads off, and from sinking into, the ground.
Depending on the ground you may need to re-level as the levelers sink in.
DW has a marble she sets on the counter once a week or so to check level and tell me when to re-level. My system allows me to touch each leveler to re-level so I don't need to fully retract and start over.
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:21 PM   #3
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Yes make or buy some pads. I made some out of 3/4 in marine plywood and 2 X 12 wolmanized lumber. Gluing and screwing a piece of the plywood to each side of a 12 long piece of the 2X12. I drilled a hole to pull them out from under the coach with the awning rod.

You can buy some, but they are quite expensive.


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Old 09-03-2014, 06:35 PM   #4
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If I'm on grass or decorative concrete I always use pads. Either to keep the jacks from sinking into soft ground or to protect the concrete. If I'm on gravel or plain comcrete I usually don't worry about it unless the camp ground has rules.
I have two sets.. I started with just the cheap orange ones from Camping world. Found out they'll buckle like a toco shell on soft ground. Bought a set of the hard rubber pads, think there called Hoss or Boss. They work for everything.
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If the surface is firm and not easily damaged, you shouldn't need pads. However, the jack "feet" will sink into soft earth (especially if wet) and can dent macadam or thinner concrete pavement.

Some jacks have bigger feet than others - I rarely need pads under my Equalizer brand jacks because the feet are about 120 sq in each. Smaller feet aremore likley to sink in and need pads in more situations.
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If the surface is firm and not easily damaged, you shouldn't need pads. However, the jack "feet" will sink into soft earth (especially if wet) and can dent macadam or thinner concrete pavement.

Some jacks have bigger feet than others - I rarely need pads under my Equalizer brand jacks because the feet are about 120 sq in each. Smaller feet aremore likley to sink in and need pads in more situations.
Agree. Most RV parks have enough concrete so that pads are not necessary.
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