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Old 12-23-2007, 06:04 AM   #1
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What do you use under Jacks??? Do you use anything on concrete???
I have Pads made of 3, 4x4's sandwiched between two pieces of 1/2" plywood Which I use on grass and where it might be soft, But that is all I have at this time.
I was thinking of making up pads of 2 2x12's screwed together and as someone suggested the Plastic cutting boards,
Any suggestions or reccommendations??

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Old 12-23-2007, 06:04 AM   #2
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What do you use under Jacks??? Do you use anything on concrete???
I have Pads made of 3, 4x4's sandwiched between two pieces of 1/2" plywood Which I use on grass and where it might be soft, But that is all I have at this time.
I was thinking of making up pads of 2 2x12's screwed together and as someone suggested the Plastic cutting boards,
Any suggestions or reccommendations??

Thanks Rick
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Old 12-23-2007, 06:26 AM   #3
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I used to use doubled 2x12's, but don't use anything anymore.

My jack pads are almost 12x12, so there was very little to be gained for the effort involved.

I do carry single 2x12's just in case, but rarely use them.

In soft ground, they get buried.
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Hi Dirk!! My Jack pads are about 8x8 I think, have never actually measured.
As a 'Rookie' I am trying to 'Be Prepared'
As I said in soft ground I use the 4x4 pads I have,
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Old 12-23-2007, 07:03 AM   #5
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My jack Pads are 12"x12" 1" plywood. I use them on dirt,grass, gravel and asphalt. The asphalt as a courtesy so as not to cause cracks. Some RV parks request that you use them on whatever surface they have including concrete.
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Old 12-23-2007, 07:32 AM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Some RV parks request that you use them on whatever surface they have including concrete. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's why I carry the 2x12's.

Just measured my HWH jack pads and they are 10x10.

A good suggestion is to screw an eye hook into the edge of the wooden pads, so they can be moved and retrieved with your awning rod.
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My jacks have a wide footprint so I have very rarely used anything under them. I used to carry 8" square blocks of plywood only for soft ground.
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Old 12-23-2007, 09:55 AM   #8
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I have been using the small cutting boards which I purchased at Walmart for years and they have been great. I do use them at all times regardless of the surface - habit I guess.

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"<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">the small cutting boards which I purchased at Walmart </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Ditto on the cutting boards. They cost me apx $5 each, and are quite similar to those fancy orange ones that sell for $40 or $60 each! And they have hand holes in them so they are very easy to retrieve with the awning rod after the jacks are raised. They flex on soft surfaces, but only once have my jacks actually pushed one into the ground. I use them on all surfaces except concrete in normal weather, and in freezing weather I use them there also with the idea that the jacks cannot then freeze to the ground.
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Thanks Guys I have the cutting boards on my 'List'

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I have two sets of those orange blocks. I cut a nice thick mud flap the same saize as the block bottom. I secured it with plastic tie wraps. Keep them from sinking into the ground and I can stack the rest on as needed.

These things are also great for leveling picknik tables and the extra folding step.
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Tom Good idea re the mud flap or maybe a piece of conveyor belt???

On another topic ant CG reccommendations in the Crossville area??

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We have a great stste psark here in Crossville Cumberland MT ST PK (has a pool and a great restaurant, Bally Hoo which is close to the state PK, Bean Pot, a KOA couple more which I can not remember right now.
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I mounted cutting boards to 1/2 plywood with a flip handle. I use it on concrete also, as it gives wider foot print and spreads the weight.

I recessed the stainless steel bolts into the board and cutting board so that only the pastic of the cutting board meets the surface.



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