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Old 07-03-2015, 01:08 AM   #1
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We just put a deposit on our first toy hauler. It is also our first RV with levelers. Since we dry camp in fields or woods where the ground is sometimes soft or even gets quite muddy, should we put boards or a vinyl leveling block under each leveler?
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Yes. You don't want the jack pad to sink into the ground.
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Something under the pads gives you a better footprint and helps maintain your level. Enjoy that toyhauler.
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Yes, put 2x8 or something under them to keep them from sinking into the ground.
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We just put a deposit on our first toy hauler. It is also our first RV with levelers. Since we dry camp in fields or woods where the ground is sometimes soft or even gets quite muddy, should we put boards or a vinyl leveling block under each leveler?
Hi first welcome to the forum.

I agree with the other posters that you will need to put some type of material under the foot pad to keep them from sinking in.
I also use 2-4"x4"X12" long cedar blocks under each front post pad on a level surface even if it is concrete with three to four pads under the rear stabilizers in a pyramid formation also. I like to keep the expose cylinder rods short, less bending moment on the exposed rods.

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Thank you for the advice. I am anxious to get our new toy hauler and anxious to see how the levelers work since we have never had them before. Putting long boards under our wheels and under the jacks was a pain when parked on very uneven ground. It would get worse if we had hard rain.

I wish I had discovered this forum before we started looking for a new RV. Everyone has been helpful with good information.
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