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Old 11-17-2011, 05:52 PM   #15
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Hi chasmatt,
The jack pads are a one time purchase...
...unless you drive off and leave them. Don't ask.
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Check out this video from Progressive Industries about lightning and your RV. Topic starts around the 3:40 mark. Using non-conductive material under your jack pads begins at 5:05.
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Check out this video from Progressive Industries about lightning and your RV. Topic starts around the 3:40 mark. Using non-conductive material under your jack pads begins at 5:05.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:46 PM   #18
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I use 2x12 pressure treated oak (or the new equivalent treatment). I've had two of them for 9 years. The other two are 1 year old. They replaced the two that I left at Lion Country Safari near W Palm Beach, FL. The older ones have not flexed, cracked or exhibit any signs of stress so far.
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I too use the 2x12 screwed and glued. Never a problem even with a single front jack with a gross of 14K. A tip that really saves me from having to get on my hands and knees to place it under the jacks is to tie a yellow poly rope long enough to place the pad in front of the driver side steer wheel, walk to the opposite side, and pull it across until it is under the jack. Then roll the remaining rope up under the step and you will never drive off and leave it. Just pull it out with the rope when jacks are raised. Same for the rear except for draging them across. Been using the yellow rope for three years now and have the same pads.

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I too use the 2x12 screwed and glued. Never a problem even with a single front jack with a gross of 14K. A tip that really saves me from having to get on my hands and knees to place it under the jacks is to tie a yellow poly rope long enough to place the pad in front of the driver side steer wheel, walk to the opposite side, and pull it across until it is under the jack. Then roll the remaining rope up under the step and you will never drive off and leave it. Just pull it out with the rope when jacks are raised. Same for the rear except for draging them across. Been using the yellow rope for three years now and have the same pads.

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I drilled a 3/4" diameter hole on the plywood side of mine, I use the awning rod to position and remove the pads.

Either method keeps your knees out of the mud and dirt
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My wife and I are just getting into motorhome travel We purchased a used National Tradewinds. No problems there, but we are not sure about a couple of things.
1. Some campgrounds want something between the levelers and their ashphalt - Should we use 2x12s cut down or 3/4 plywood?
2. We are not gun nuts, but realize that we could be parked alone someplace which could make us vulnerable. We keep some loaded guns at our home because a 911 call will get a police officer to our home in about 11 minutes, if we are lucky. I would expect a longer response time if we were parked alone someplace. I have a carry permit for Washington State, but I know many states do not recognize this permit. What do most of you do? I plan to carry a pistol and a shotgun in the MH.
we always use cutting boards from wally world under our jacks and sometimes use 2x6 planks on top of them when conditions warrant. we use our awning tool to position them. the planks have holes drilled for the awning tool.
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it is illegal in most states to have a loaded shotgun or rifle in a motor vehicle. the definition of loaded varies by the state. it doesn't matter if you have a ccl or not. the definition of when your rv is a ''vehicle'' or your ''home'' varies by the state. it may be as simple as if your key is in the ignition or not. it may be much more complicated.
the federal concealed carry reciprocity law may pass making it unnecessary to obtain other states concealed carry permits. it passed the house yesterday.
it is fairly easy to obtain the oregon ccl.
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