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Old 03-21-2008, 04:00 PM   #1
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I need to get some better jack pads as my cheap cutting board (nylon) are about shot. I am using a 40' class A and would appreciate getting your insight.
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I need to get some better jack pads as my cheap cutting board (nylon) are about shot. I am using a 40' class A and would appreciate getting your insight.
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Old 03-21-2008, 04:10 PM   #3
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I'm using 3/4" exterior plywood that I bought from a customer at Home Depot as a piece of drop off that he had from a 4'X8' sheet. It was about 2X4 and I had it cut into 6 pieces. So far it has worked on sand, gravel, and asphalt. I drilled 1-1/4" hole in the corners so I can grab them with my awning rod. I figure, for the price, I can replace them pretty easily.
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Old 03-21-2008, 04:11 PM   #4
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I cut some 3/4" plywood in 12 x 12 squares and then bought some 1/2" cutting board material from Tap Plastics. I cut this material to 12 x 12 and then used screws to connect them together. I now have 4 - 1 1/4" thick pads. I have only used them 3 times but I am very happy with them.
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Old 03-21-2008, 04:42 PM   #5
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So far 4 years I use none, we carry them and thy are still clean.
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Old 03-21-2008, 05:40 PM   #6
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The feet on my Equalizer jacks are plenty large so I don't need any. They are airon dish about 12" in diameter. I do carry a few pieces of 2x10 for use under jacks or tires if I get into a really uneven place, though.
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Old 03-21-2008, 05:54 PM   #7
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I have been using those yellow rv leveling blocks for both tires and jacks for about five years now, trailer first and motor home now.
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We've don't usually use jack pads either unless we are on uneven ground and need the extra "lift" to level our motorhome. I keep about 8 pieces of 2x10s in our storage to use in those occassions where I need some extra lift. I drive up onto a couple of them and then use a couple under the jacks. Most of the time they aren't needed and I've used the jacks on blacktop, cement, gravel, and grass. We've been lucky enough or light enough to have never sunk into the ground.
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I don't use mine unless the RV Park requires them. They were mandatory at the Fairplex in Pomona and 2 others parks on our recent trip.
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I cut a piece of Plywood 3/4" 4'x 4' into 9 16"x16" pieces I then fastened 2 pieces together to get 4, 16" x 16", 1 1/2" pads,

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I screwed 1/2" plywood onto 2x10-10" blocks. I drilled a hole in the center; so I could use my awning "stick" to move them. I also painted them yellow because I had some yellow paint around. I only use them when I might damage grass or sink in and I've had them for 7 years.
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I got my hands on some 2x10" pressure treated board, cut them in 10" sections and screwed them together. Drilled a hole for the awning rod as mentioned before and they work great. Also it gives the jack a 2-4" head start on leveling. Whne they get too nasty, I just cut a new set, every 2 years or so.
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I went to a saw mill and purchased a 4 X 10 X 12 rough cut board. Plained it smooth , cut it board in five sections. Sprayed glue on it and rapped some sheet metal a round it and set some 4 pd. nails to hold the tin in place.Has not cracked, bent or show wearing out in the last four years. Great on sand, ROCK of any kind of situation.
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We use some commercial jack pads with folding handles from CW or sme 2" X 10" X X 10" pieces (with the holes for awning rod). I mearly painted the blocks to protect them. Both have worked for several years.
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