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Old 12-30-2007, 04:53 PM   #1
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Some CG's advertise sites with a concrete pad!!!! OK For the 'Dumb' ?? Are these 'Pads' to park on or to put the pivnic table on??? and if they are to park on, Do you put anything under Jacks when parked on concrete???

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Old 12-30-2007, 04:53 PM   #2
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Some CG's advertise sites with a concrete pad!!!! OK For the 'Dumb' ?? Are these 'Pads' to park on or to put the pivnic table on??? and if they are to park on, Do you put anything under Jacks when parked on concrete???

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Old 12-30-2007, 05:01 PM   #3
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I would say a concrete pad is for your MH and it would have a concrete apron for your picnic table. If you are out of the snow and cold area do not need anything under jacks or tires just park and enjoy the warmth.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Do you put anything under Jacks when parked on concrete??? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I don't, except maybe in freezing weather to keep the jacks from freezing to the concrete. (And I try very hard to stay away from freezing weather!). But I DO put plastic vapor barriers under my tires when parked on concrete to protect the tires.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Are these 'Pads' to park on or to put the picnic table on??? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It all depends on the campground.

Some are for the rig, some are for the table.

The location of the hookups will dictate the parking spot.
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I think it's a good practice to use some sort of jack pads.....In the case of cement there'd most likely be no issue with not using them, but if you're in the habit of using them every time, then there's no issue...
I always use them on my lot in Juno as it's a stone paver lot...

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I can't reply as I'm on my way to Walmart to buy some cutting boards.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Route 66:
I can't reply as I'm on my way to Walmart to buy some cutting boards. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have a second set of DICA jack pads for ya......
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I use pads all the time.

The reason for me is that my rig appears more stable with the jacks only partially extended vs. almost full extension. I usually use two 2x8's under each jack.
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General consensus, looks like most use something and cutting boards appear to be the most popular!!!
So another thing on the 'list'

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DICA Jack Pads

They're certainly more expensive than cutting boards, but these come with rope handles and a nice carrying bag....... and a lifetime guarantee.
I've used them for a long time and never had an issue.

Since I don't have an awning rod the rope loop is easy to grab.
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I generally don't use anything under my jacks when parked on a concrete pad but my jacks have a 10" plate on the bottom. I carry pads and use them for other types of surfaces. I made them out of 3/4" (doubled) plywood and about 20"X20". As another poster noted, make sure you have a hole, slot or rope on them. Makes it much easier to position or retrieve.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Since I don't have an awning rod the rope loop is easy to grab. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Real easy, as there is no longer a motorhome parked over top of them.
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Good idea if you remember to stop and pick them up.
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