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Old 03-30-2023, 10:11 AM   #1
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Bay Star Leveling Jacks?

Should I put anything under these or let they go right to the ground?
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Old 03-30-2023, 07:42 PM   #2
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Straight to the ground usually is fine. If you’re on soft ground a bigger “footprint” can be helpful. And some parks require a pad on asphalt pads though that is not common. Some folks put SnapPads on the feet so they don’t have to worry about it. I tried them and wouldn’t use them again. I’d just keep a few Lego style pads to use if needed.
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Old 03-30-2023, 08:21 PM   #3
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Normally I just put them down. However in situations where the front jacks are extended a great amount as to raise the tires, I’ll lower the jacks and put some pads underneath so the jacks don’t extend so far.

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Old 03-30-2023, 08:52 PM   #4
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I highly recommend putting a pad under them unless on cement or well packed crushed stone. I've sunk jacks into grass's not fun to get them out. Put one right through the blacktop along the curb of a city street once as well!

I carry 14" x 18" 3/4" marine plywood pads. Have used them since 1999.
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Old 03-30-2023, 09:25 PM   #5
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Snap pads are nice…
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Agree on the benefits of Snap Pads... been using them with out issues...
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Old 03-31-2023, 11:48 AM   #7
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On a Bay Star the stackable "Lego" style will be fine. However I can't use them because of our weight. (I'm talking the RV not the DW and me&#128513 I discovered even back in my travel trailer day, it was better to put something underneath the jacks. I took 2x12 treated board and cut them 12 inches long, making 2x12x12 boards for underneath the jack foot and attached straps to pull them out from under. That was 20+ years ago and I still have them.
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Old 04-01-2023, 05:58 PM   #8
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We have a 24k# 3414 with SnapPads on them. They are light-weight and you don't have to get under the coach to position or remove them each stop, once they're installed. Never had an issue with sinking, surface damage, or the pads. I also carry some lego blocks... just in case of a severely out-of-level pad. I think I've used them once in 5 years. Whatever your call, safe and enjoyable travels!
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