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Old 12-04-2022, 07:32 AM   #1
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2019 Fleetwood 38k Jack Pad replacement

Well I wasn't paying close enough attention the other day when we pulled into a site down here in Florida. There was a larger piece of concrete in the ground under the coach. When I put the jacks down, one came down partially on the piece. Since the pad caught the corner of the concrete the force bent the pad up.
Turns out these Lippert Power gear units have the pad welded onto the jack. So Fleetwood said the fix is to replace entire jack, which is over $1000 just for new jack. Looks easy enough to have pad cutoff and new one welded on, except they won't sell just a pad. Anyone have similar issue? Cheaper fix?
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Usually there is a nut in the center of the jack pad. That way you can swap the foot. Send me a picture of what jack you have and let me see if we have any take offs. You could pay the shipping for the entire jack if we have one.
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If you can't get a jack pad for a reasonable price, you might go to a welding shop and see if they would add a piece to the bottom of the pad where it's bent up. This would make the bottom of the pad flat and the same original footprint. Then cut a tapered piece to wrap around the outside to close up the gap between the bent pad and the new base portion, just leaving the original bent pad in place.
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Find a flat place and lower the jack. Once it hits the pavement and starts lifting the motorhome, it will straighten the jack pad out.

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Well I wasn't paying close enough attention the other day when we pulled into a site down here in Florida. There was a larger piece of concrete in the ground under the coach. When I put the jacks down, one came down partially on the piece. Since the pad caught the corner of the concrete the force bent the pad up.

Turns out these Lippert Power gear units have the pad welded onto the jack. So Fleetwood said the fix is to replace entire jack, which is over $1000 just for new jack. Looks easy enough to have pad cutoff and new one welded on, except they won't sell just a pad. Anyone have similar issue? Cheaper fix?

If you do go the route to have it cut off you donít necessarily need a new pad you can have that one straightened or they can make a new one easily enough.

But Iím guessing a good welder with a torch can straighten it without cutting it off. Of course the jack needs to be lowered to keep the heat away from the seals.

Or take the jack all the way off and take it to a welding shop and let them straighten it. Shop labor is much cheaper than mobile labor.
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Old 12-14-2022, 07:19 AM   #6
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Jack Pad

Since pad is bent up, using it will not self straighten. My Concerned with bending it back straight is once the metal has been bent it has been weakened. The point where the bend is, is also the point where the retraction spring is also attached.
Still can't believe Lippert with their experience in this business would install a welded pad. I called them they will not sell a replacement pad. If I knew who made the pads for them I would go to original source.
The jack is usable, We are down in Florida for the winter traveling to different parts, I think I will keep eyes open for a good fab shop..Thanks for all input
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I would try to straighten out with a mapp torch and a bottle jack using pressure against the frame.
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Find a flat place and lower the jack. Once it hits the pavement and starts lifting the motorhome, it will straighten the jack pad out.



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Without a picture I would try this first.
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