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Old 11-25-2022, 05:26 PM   #1
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Jack Pads Bent - are they replaceable?

Hello Folks,
I am a recent owner of a 2017 Ventana 3709. Does anyone know if the steel pads on the front levelers are replaceable? While boondocking for the first time this Thanksgiving, I discovered that the steel pads on my front levelers are bent up around the piston rod.
Are they replaceable or do I need to pound them flat?

Also, is it common for the front pads to be square and the rears to be round?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 11-25-2022, 05:44 PM   #2
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The jack pads are usually attached with a bolt from the underside and should be replacable. You will need to determine the jack manufacturer and model (usually from a lable on the jack), take a photo of the jack pad bottom to determine how they are attached and what tool you will need to remove them, then do an internet search for a replacement. Unusual for rv jacks pads to be different in my experience with owning 5 rv's.
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Hello Folks,
I am a recent owner of a 2017 Ventana 3709. Does anyone know if the steel pads on the front levelers are replaceable? While boondocking for the first time this Thanksgiving, I discovered that the steel pads on my front levelers are bent up around the piston rod.
Are they replaceable or do I need to pound them flat?

Also, is it common for the front pads to be square and the rears to be round?

Thanks for your help.
Charlie B
Moorpark, CA
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As you probably know, they are held on by a bolt, probably a hex. Unscrew the bolt to remove them and take them to a welding shop and have them heated and straightened.

I have done that quite a few times, although having the equipment, I do it myself. Be sure to suggest to them to let them cool naturally instead of dowsing them in water. They retain more of their strength.

Also, in the future, when using your levelers on dirt or soft ground, I would use sturdy boards and pads to protect the levelers.
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Old 11-25-2022, 05:50 PM   #4
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Thank you for the quick reply. Your advise makes sense. I will check the levelers when I retract them.
Thanks again
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Great advise on having my welder straighten them!
Thank you..
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On my 2012 Fleetwood Discovery with Lippert (formerly Kwikee) Jacks, the foot pad and cylinder are all one unit, so you have to remove the entire jack to have it straightened.

I've read that some coach owners have used a bottle jack and some 4x4 wedged against the chassis and atop the foot pad sitting on a solid surface to straighten it out.
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Hello Toribk,
Thank you for your reply. Hopefully the pads will be removable and repairable. ��
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This is another reason for using Snap Pads or something else under the jack pads. Pads are designed to be removable by manufacturers now because they know they can get damaged. I haven't encountered one that wasn't able to be removed on a Newmar but have on the ones on a fifth wheel.
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You didn't identify the leveling system in your coach so I dont know.

However, if they are EQ Systems, with 10" hexagon shape, they have a single socket head flathead bolt in the center. See my various posts on "taco feet" if you have this brand and type:

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f103/jac...ml#post6364113

Here is the EQ systems web page selling both the low quality taco feet and the replacement ones with welded ribs that I purchased. Neither Newmar nor EQ Systems would acknowledge a problem with the crappy ones.
https://eqsystems.us/product-categor...rts/foot-pads/
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