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Old 02-20-2017, 02:38 PM   #1
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2015 DSDP: Jack pads

How about some recommendations for jack pads for a 2015 DSDP.

Been looking at SnapPads. Thoughts?

(I'm going to a campground this year that requires them)
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I used 2 X 12's and made my own for our Dutch Stars.
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I don't think Snap pads has a product that will fit HWH, if they do, they're $150.00

Home Depot sells round pieces of wood that are fairly inexpensive. (under $10.00 a piece) I've used them parked on grass and they work well. They also spread out the load when you're on asphalt. You have to buy them on line and have them shipped to a local store (no cost for shipping there) 1 in. x 12 in. x 1 ft. Pine Edge Glued Panel Round Board-ZPRLR0112 - The Home Depot
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I don't think Snap pads has a product that will fit HWH, if they do, they're $150.00

Home Depot sells round pieces of wood that are fairly inexpensive. (under $10.00 a piece) I've used them parked on grass and they work well. They also spread out the load when you're on asphalt. You have to buy them on line and have them shipped to a local store (no cost for shipping there) 1 in. x 12 in. x 1 ft. Pine Edge Glued Panel Round Board-ZPRLR0112 - The Home Depot
Kinda surprised those will carry the weight without the glued boards coming apart. OK on uneven ground? Interesting, may have to try them.
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I have some 2x4 pieces sandwiched between plywood.
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I like 2X12 LVL laminated beams. They stand up to the weather better than standard 2X12's. I have always found pieces at residential construction sites. If you need to purchase them they a reasonable. Just have the lumber yard cut them up before you leave. I carry 6 this allows you to put 2 if you have a low side.
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I made (4) jackpads, using 2 x 12's. Cut 2 pieces for each jackpad, and rotate one of them 90 degrees compared to the grain of the other piece. This keeps the pads from splitting. Screw them together, and put a rope on it so they're easy to pull out.

Buy a 10' board at homedepot. You can use a 2 x 10 if you want to go slightly smaller.
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If you are looking for a commercial product, take a look at "Utility Block." You can find them at amazon, and other places. Here is a video on the blocks.

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I used 2 x 12's with pressure treated plywood screwed in on both sides, then as others mentioned I screwed a handle with rope to make easier to pull out once breaking down camp. They have worked great for the past 2 years. We get a lot of people asking about them.
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Purchased a 4 x 8 sheet of 3/4" treated plywood at Home Depot. Had them cut it into 16" x 16" squares, yielding ( 18 ) pcs. Made up ( 4 ) pads using ( 3 ) pieces laminated together with 2" deck screws and white glue. Balance I kept for additional 3/4" shims as required.
Screwed an eyebolt into the edge of each piece, and a hook into the end of an old broomstick. Works great. Takes the HWH jack loads fine. Use the broomstick to position / retrieve the pads. Total cost less than $ 50.
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What is the diameter of the bAse plate on the HWH jacks on a '15 DS? I would think 12"? Will a 16" wooden plate make that much of a difference dispersing the weight? If so, I'm all in for that. I hate going to a campground with asphalt sites and have to maneuver around someone else's divots! I think a Lowes visit will be added to my list today.
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16" pads give you about 77% more area than 12" so they distribute the load well
HWH pads on my Ventana look to be about 12" on rear and 8" on front
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I have the square orange hard plastic pads with one side for smooth and the other side for gravel.

Since we are talking about jack pads...how many of you use them on concrete or asphalt?

DW insists they are not needed, so of course we don't use them.
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