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Old 11-29-2015, 04:59 AM   #1
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Question RV Snap Pads

Has any tried these? An comments? Thanks, Sylvia R.
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Old 11-29-2015, 07:44 AM   #2
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Got link? What are they?
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Old 11-29-2015, 11:37 AM   #3
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I am also interested to know what they are.... Never heard of them.


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Old 11-29-2015, 11:41 AM   #4
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I googled it. Looks like a nice addition.

Automatic RV Leveling Jack Pads - RV SnapPad
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Looks like a good idea!
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Old 11-29-2015, 02:34 PM   #6
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They're nice looking, but I don't see a big increase in pad size. I'm guessing it takes a 9" pad and bumps it to 11".

Personally, I only use a pad if it's required by the campground, the area is really soft or I need some extra lift. I don't see this pad accomplishing any of those things for me.

Again...they're nice looking, but also could be dirt/debris catchers.
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I have the HWH jacks and the foot is smaller dia. than 9", plus there are two tabs on the outer edges for the springs to connect to. I emailed the company to see if they were thinking of an application for HWH jacks. I do think they are a good idea, tho, I use 12"x12"x3/4"thick pieces cut from a conveyor belt, but I have to place them manually.
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Today is Sunday, and I rec'd a prompt response from the VP or Operations for SnapPad and he said they are already working on a new design that will fit the 8" HWH jacks. That is impressive, I thought.
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I am still wondering what the purpose is for ? and what would be the possible thought for it being "environmentally friendly" ?
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They're nice looking, but I don't see a big increase in pad size. I'm guessing it takes a 9" pad and bumps it to 11".

Personally, I only use a pad if it's required by the campground, the area is really soft or I need some extra lift. I don't see this pad accomplishing any of those things for me.

Again...they're nice looking, but also could be dirt/debris catchers.
Good Eye! The SnapPads are 11" in diameter. This and the octagon shape add an additional 36 sq/in per pad compared to the regular 9" foot. More stats here

As far as extra lift the pads will provide an extra 1 1/8". Not a lot but enough to lessen the required stroke length and will work with any other item you use to boost the lift.

My name is Devon and I'm the vendor rep for RV SnapPad. Here to answer any questions and provide support.
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We have Big Foot Leveling System and the big feet are 12" square. We used 16" poly pads to increase the area for weight distribution and also to keep the pads from getting in the dirt. We use the pads even on concrete. Just habit.

The RV Snap pads look interesting but we don't see enough weight distribution surface to justify the cost. We rather pay more for 16" pads. Our opinion.
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I am still wondering what the purpose is for ? and what would be the possible thought for it being "environmentally friendly" ?
Hi Don (& Nancy),

Excellent questions!

We spent a fair amount of time testing different sizes, shapes and materials. We found the 11" octagon shape made from high strength resin, recycled tire crumb manufactured with a 100 ton press provided the necessary strength, stiffness and durability we desired. Although hard to tell from the pictures the pads do spread the load of the RV over a substantially larger surface area. Stats here Yes we could have made them wider and thicker but our testing showed this design had the optimal size/weight ratio plus clearance would be an issue.

As far as environmentally friendly we are referring to the recycled tire material we use to make them.

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We have Big Foot Leveling System and the big feet are 12" square. We used 16" poly pads to increase the area for weight distribution and also to keep the pads from getting in the dirt. We use the pads even on concrete. Just habit.

The RV Snap pads look interesting but we don't see enough weight distribution surface to justify the cost. We rather pay more for 16" pads. Our opinion.
Appreciate your opinion Dale (& or Mark).
You're right, SnapPads are made for 9" round jack feet so for your large 12" square pads wouldn't fit and there wouldn't be enough weight distribution.
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"DVO Wils"....sorry your pad wasn't for me, but it sure is nice that you're here on the forum discussing them.....that's very impressive.

Side note:.....I have HWH jacks with large pads on a DP. I've found that many locations where I stay (other than asphalt or concrete) the top of my pads will collect debris like dirt and small rocks. Even after driving home, the debris is still there. Your pads are nice, but I see the opening on top as a dirt/rock collector. Maybe down the road, you could add a medium density foam insert (permanent piece-snapped in after installation) to the top of the pad after it locks into place, to keep the pad from collecting junk.
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