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Old 12-09-2012, 04:59 PM   #1
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Wood under Hyd. Jacks?

Being a new class A owner, do you always place wood under your hyd. jack pads? Also, do they creep up after being down a while?

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Old 12-09-2012, 05:03 PM   #2
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I only put something (plastic jack pads or wood) under the jacks when the base is soft like blacktop or grass/dirt. I don't bother on gravel or concrete pads.

Your jacks shouldn't creep up once set. You might have either a leaking valve or be a little low on fluid.

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Old 12-09-2012, 06:26 PM   #3
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X2 to RickO. I built wooden pads with two layers of 2x8, 2' square. I use them when I am anywhere that is not concrete or other hard surface or if I need the extra lift. And your jacks should not drop. Need to find the leak.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:41 PM   #4
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We use wood pads anywhere that's not concrete. Some wizard designed the pads on our jacks with a rounded surface that's guaranteed to settle down into anything not hard as a rock....
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x3 to RickO!
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  • Plastic pads if blacktop or soft surface
  • Wood blocks if more height needed to level
  • Else nothing
And nope, no creep should occur.
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Thank's for the info to the new to me class A owner on the block!

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I use wood pads constructed of 2 pcs. 2x12 with 2 pcs. 4x4(treated) sandwiched in between. Keeps the rounded jack plates from sinking into the surface and the extra height (approx 7") keeps from extending the jacks too much and getting that proverbial wobble when walking around the MoHo.
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We use 2 x 12 with a 6x6 attached to them, makes a good solid base and jacks do not have to extend as far. Have been in some areas where they do not allow plastic. Jacks should not creep unless there is a leak.

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2 X 12's crossed, glued and screwed together, drilled on the corners so I can use the awning rod to pull them out.
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I just push the level button and let the computer do itsvthing. Been to lakes and all kinds of parking lots, dirt, grass, SAMs club asphalt, walmarts, and rock driveways. Never had any sinking or settling or problems. The main reason I bought a motor home was for the leveling system. My rig is pretty light and the pads are big so it does great. Haven't had to use a block yet. Let most of them go with the fiver when I sold it. If it sinks in a little, I would just hit the button again. Or move to higher ground!
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We use 2 x 12 with a 6x6 attached to them, makes a good solid base and jacks do not have to extend as far. Have been in some areas where they do not allow plastic. Jacks should not creep unless there is a leak.

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Never ran into this. What is the reason for no plastic?
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