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Old 09-12-2017, 03:22 PM   #1
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leveling tire pads - Stall Mats ?

I want to make leveling pads for under the tires.
My coach is 44' & 20,000lbs axles. So I figure I want pads that will support 10,000lbs a side. Was thinking about using 3/4" marine ply double up layer for 1 1/2" each as well as & also a marine ply with 2x4 on edge sandwich just to have a set about 5" also.

Then I am reading about people using Stall Mats
Will Stall Mats support a large class A?

Any feed back would be great
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Those stall mats are made of solid tire rubber. I think they would support just about ŕnything. I made some from a stall mat. I drilled a hole in the corner of each pad for rope. They work great.
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I purchased the 4x6 from tractor supply (on sale at $39) and cut to my needs. They are on top of my 2x12 PT supports (for rears I also used 3/4" plywood sandwiched with 2 rows of 2x12 PT and glued all). Also used wood sealer all around including edges.

One front tire sits just on the rubber mat.




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Check out the Vendor Section here and look into Snap Pad. Saves the knees and they are left on full time. 🚍🤠
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I purchased the 4x6 from tractor supply (on sale at $39) and cut to my needs. They are on top of my 2x12 PT supports (for rears I also used 3/4" plywood sandwiched with 2 rows of 2x12 PT and glued all). Also used wood sealer all around including edges.

One front tire sits just on the rubber mat.




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I got mine at TS also. They are easy to cut with a utility knife/blade. I drive right up on them then level out (air only leveling).
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Check out the Vendor Section here and look into Snap Pad. Saves the knees and they are left on full time. 🚍🤠

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I'm confused. Some are talking about using the stall mats under the tires and some about using them under their jacks. Can the stall mats be used under the leveling jacks? Can they support the weight of the jacks without bending?
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If you're on soft ground, rubber or plastic pads will sink right in eventually. If not immediately. I use three foot sections of 4x6 timber under the pads when I'm on soft ground.
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This is not about soft ground.
I have a 44' coach that is 45,000 lbs & I want to make or buy leveling pads for under the tires.
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This is not about soft ground.
I have a 44' coach that is 45,000 lbs & I want to make or buy leveling pads for under the tires.
Stall mats will work fine. Although you said it's not about soft ground just understand the stall mats are solid rubber and they won't compress but will bend/flex to the shape of the ground. I park on them in my building (floor is decomposed granite) and I love them. I would NOT want to lug them around as they are quite heavy.

As far as leveling I just use the jacks.
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