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Old 12-24-2007, 12:33 PM   #15
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">mounted cutting boards to 1/2 plywood </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Why the plywood??
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Old 12-24-2007, 12:36 PM   #16
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">two sets of those orange blocks </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I presume these are the honeycombed type "leveling blocks"?? I suspect my 40' diesel would soon tear those things up if under the jacks or tires.
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Old 12-25-2007, 05:52 AM   #17
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Ditto on the cutting boards. I found them at Walmart for about 5.00 each, they are green so great vizability and with the hand hold for a rope on them no problem.
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Old 12-26-2007, 03:35 AM   #18
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I have used the idea that Winnebago poasted on their Web site not just fort he wheels, but also the leveling jacks. they shoudl hold any weight.
i hope this works.

here is the web link..

http://www.winnebagoind.com/resources/service/pdfs/2007...g%20Motor%20Home.pdf
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How thick are your cutting boards? I have thought about those also, but on a soft surface such as wet ground and sand, I wasn't sure on a good thickness to help prevent them from sinking/shifting. I understand the thickness depends on the rig. But say a 16 ton rig for instance, would something like 3/8ths inch be thick enough? Or would something closer to an 3/4"? At pplmotorhomes.com I found a set of pads they recommend for hyd. leveling jacks rated at 40,000 psi for 45.00 or so.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">How thick are your cutting boards? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Mine are standard cutting boards, I guess apx 3/8". My MH has GVWR of 16 ton. My cutting boards do flex a little sometimes, and then straighten themselves out when not in use. I've been using the same set for about 4 1/2 years now. I've used them on all kinds of surfaces. Sometimes they are pushed a inch or so into soft ground, but that is very rare. Only once did I have a little problem on the edge of a grassy area. One jack pushed a pad about 15" into the ground. When I pulled it out, it was curved a bit, but not bad.

Thickness will not prevent them from being pushed into the ground. If they are a great deal larger surface area than your leveling jack feet, thick may help to keep them from flexing as much. But remember that flexing some isn't a bad thing ...that's why I use the cutting boards rather than plywood. The cutting boards return to their original shape while plywood will crack, splinter, etc.
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Thanks for the info AFCHAP, it makes sense. Is the in 'AF' in AFCHAP mean Air Force? I have 26 years and counting.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">...'AF' in AFCHAP mean Air Force? I have 26 years and counting </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Yep, I retired in Nov 2005 with 26.5 active years, and almost 31 with Reserve time prior to active duty.
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I have used the standard cutting boards w/o problem for at least 6 years.

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