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Old 01-08-2013, 02:05 PM   #1
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Been rethinking wood and came across Dica pads. They are expensive but they look pretty tough. They are not by any means a way to extend jack height through stacking but for leveling on soft surfaces or to simply protect the "feet" they look like they'd work pretty well. Pretend for a minute they are free or a gift - and don't get caught up with price. What do you think otherwise and what do you use?

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I bought a MH so I would have to crawl around a block and jack and stuff. My feet seem bullet proof. I use no pads at all, except he ones hanging on here. They work great at Walmart or the lake or the tailgate party!
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Hi Steve,
You knew I'd answer, right?

I use the Ramble Jack Pads that I purchased at camping world. I've had them for about 2 years now.

If someone wants a cheap set, 12x12" 3/4" plywood works well also. Consider that most of the time I park in RV parks and most of them have paved or cement pads, i seldom have to use them, but I have on occasions for both gravel, grass, and asphalt. They are holding up well, and even if the did break, the price is right.

Happy trails.

p.s., I use them on asphalt because I don't want to leave a footprint when I depart. With the temperatures in Texas, jacks can easily sink in. One place I was at the square of the jack pad was slightly visible. That's hot.
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2 X 12's cut into squares, turned 90° degrees, glued and screwed together, holes drilled for the awning rod in each corner and painted white. Much cheaper than the store bought ones and work just fine.
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Wood, home made. Make them as tall as you'd like, and the price is right.
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Ramble Jack pads. They are inexpensive and I have used the same one's for 2 years. We use them whether on grass,dirt,concrete or asphalt.
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I use nothing, why if you are on solid ground unless you stack them to get your tires off the ground. Which I saw the other day with the front wheels aleast over a foot off the ground.
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Been rethinking wood and came across Dica pads. They are expensive but they look pretty tough. They are not by any means a way to extend jack height through stacking but for leveling on soft surfaces or to simply protect the "feet" they look like they'd work pretty well. Pretend for a minute they are free or a gift - and don't get caught up with price. What do you think otherwise and what do you use?

DICA Outrigger Pads, RV Jack Pads, AlturnaMATS, Wheel Chocks
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I havent seen thos DICA pads before but they look really nice and if I was given them free I think I would be happy to have them. (If you have any other stuff your giving away free I am also interested).

Much like Wayne M I just picked up $15 Camco Pads from Amazon and they are easy to use and hose off like a dream.
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I havent seen thos DICA pads before but they look really nice and if I was given them free I think I would be happy to have them. (If you have any other stuff your giving away free I am also interested).

Much like Wayne M I just picked up $15 Camco Pads from Amazon and they are easy to use and hose off like a dream.
Lol. You know the numbers I need - Paypal ac# mothers maiden name first pet name etc. Lol.

They do look nice though. Funny thing is - a little after I posted this - some posted a similar thread in a different forum and someone replied they used Dica. I had never heard of them before and within an hour I saw them twice. Funny world.

Word of caution - may not be advisable to do as Wayne does - just sayin'.
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We have the orange ramble's that Wayne uses now. However, after reading the consumer report on jack pads from this month's MH Magazine we ordered the "Bigfoot" 15.5X15.5 1.5 inch bullet proof pads. We have had some touchy situations in wet grassy or sandy areas. These should not bend or break thus supporting the heavy rear of our coach.
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I posted this in another thread but I will post here too. This is what we did and use:
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I use Big Foot pads. They work as advertised and I would buy them again.
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I made jack pads using Laminated veneer lumber (LVL), with Cellular Vinyl Plank (plastic ‘wood’ ) mounted to the bottom.

I use jack pads whenever the motorhome isn’t on a concrete or asphalt pad.
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I just use left over chunks of 2X6's that we seem to always get extra of on the farm. In a pinch I have used them as firewood.
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