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Old 04-15-2018, 08:57 AM   #1
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Thinking of purchasing RV Snap Pads. Thoughts?

I am considering purchasing RV Snap Pads form my 2018 Thor Hurricane 29 M.

Anyone care to share their experience with them?

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Old 04-15-2018, 10:14 AM   #2
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If you use the search box in the upper left of the page with the Google logo you can search the forum for any threads about the Snap Pads. Reading through their web ad, make sure your leveling system is compatible with the pads. I also see little advantage to them except rust stains on your driveway. I can think of better uses for over $150 than overshoes for leveling jacks.

The claim is bogus about electrically insulating you from lightning strikes. If lightning can travel 1,000's of feet through just air, an inch or two of rubber isn't going to stop the bolt from going through your RV.

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Old 04-15-2018, 10:33 AM   #3
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We love ours. No more climbing under the MH to position jack pads. No more kneeling on rocks, in mud and rain, in the dark. I'd buy them again.
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Old 04-15-2018, 10:48 AM   #4
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Mine would be $200. I can place the excellent blocks I have many times thinking of that.
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:07 AM   #5
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Excellent purchase. Love mine.
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:09 AM   #6
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Love mine too!
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:31 AM   #7
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I have always carried and used a variety of blocks to use either under the jacks or tires or both when boondocking. When Snap pads first came out I was interested but they didn't have any that would fit my rig. A couple years later they finally made some my size with a promotional price of about $85.

I got them and really like them. I still carry a selection of blocks for those especially challenging camping spots but the Snap Pads seem to do the trick in most somewhat level spots, and they almost double the footprint of the individual jack pads in soft soil.

It's like a lot of other stuff you can add to your rig, it depends on how you use it. If you mostly stay in RV parks you probably don't need them. If you boondock or use some of the more primitive campgrounds you'll appreciate them.
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Old 04-15-2018, 06:46 PM   #8
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For the price, you can buy and cut a bunch of premium treated 4X4 and 2X10 and have enough cribbing to handle many off level campsites.
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:34 PM   #9
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For me I needed something with a larger footprint to spread the weight over a larger surface area so as not to sink into ground or pavement. Snap pads are not much bigger than your original pad so not much help on a heavy rig.
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:37 PM   #10
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I like mine. Always on the jacks, no more blocks taking up room in the storage bays. Id buy them again myself.
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:46 PM   #11
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We had bought 16" square polypropylene pads which we used everywhere. When the SnapPads were released, we had to wait almost a year for the 10" for Powergear jacks were available.

Contrary to all the "I can do it cheaper" folks, cost is not the issue. We had used 16" poly pads on the fifth-wheel for 10 years. But on the fifth-wheel, the jacks are nearly on the edge of the RV. On the Bounder, the jacks are on the frame and that is way under the body. Under far enough that we had to get on the knees to position or remove the 16" pads.

And do not think that SnapPads do not add that much surface area. Remember the octangonal shape is close to round and every 1" added is squared to the radius. Or roughly double the surface area for my 10" jack pads.

No more on the knees with the SnapPads. The jack pads are protected from gravel , sand and other abusive surfaces. More importantly, our knees are protected.

SnapPads were one of the best investment we made even after we had spent almost $200 on the 16" poly pads. We still carry the 16"poly pads but in the year we have had the SnapPads, they stay in the compartment.
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:06 PM   #12
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Highly recommend them. Hugely convenient when landing, less storage if wet dirty wood and the protect my driveway.
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:29 PM   #13
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How high can you stack snap pads and maintain stability if you aren't on a level campsite?
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:52 PM   #14
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I like the idea and bought a set but could never get one installed so they sit in a box unused.
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