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Old 05-09-2018, 08:18 AM   #1
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What do you put under your jacks in a RV park? Nothing?
2x12?
Patio block?
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What do you put under your jacks in a RV park? Nothing?
2x12?
Patio block?
I dont use anything but I have a feeling I might not be in the mainstream here. If you put a square piece of 2 x under it and you dont get the pad centered just right you will put more weight on one corner of the wood and it will tend to sink in and possibly go off level. Just say'n
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I have Snap Pads and love them
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I made some custom plywood 16" X 16" X 4" pads with a rubber pad on one side. Glued and screwed then run through a table saw to true up then I put on 4 coats of spar varnish, installed handle on one side. They are gorgeous, now they are to nice to use.
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Times two on this!
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Depends on the surface. If it's unpaved, I use a 3 foot 4x6 under each rear jack and a 1 footer under the front jacks. Concrete I usually use nothing. Asphalt I generally use rubber pads.
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most of the time, nothing. but if in a asphalt parking lot, and especially during hot weather, i use 2 x 12 for pads. when the ground is muddy, or sandy, pads are needed. common sense should apply. not all situations call for pads.
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I made and carrired a few 11"x11" blocks. Used them most if the time.
Present rig only has air leveling and I haven't found a spot unlevel enough that the air wouldn't handle. But I don't do any rough boondocking either, mostly glamping and a Wal*Mart or two.
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Depends on the surface. If it's unpaved, I use a 3 foot 4x6 under each rear jack and a 1 footer under the front jacks. Concrete I usually use nothing. Asphalt I generally use rubber pads.
WOW I am not sure I can even lift a 3 foot 4X6 any more!!!
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I went to the local feed store and bought a horse stall mat which I cut into squares.
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