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Did something like klm. Just cut four 12"x12" blocks from a left over piece of a laminated beam (2"thick). Painted them green and have used them when on a soft surface for years. You'll need something wider if you get on really soft ground but they work for me.

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PT 2x12s scrap. Works fine on sandy/soft grass.

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Under each jack I use two pieces of 3/4" plywood cut into 12" X 12" squares and screwed together;.also have a small handle attached to it.


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I made some plywood pads, 12" x 12" and attached a piece of thick rubber mat to one side (it is cut from those big rubber mats you can get at Tractor Supply....horse stall mats I think).


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Use wooden 2X6 as above, the plastic ones sink into the ground, note above those that use them are not the heavy class a motor homes.


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I bought a set of plastic outrigger pads once I discovered that plywood delaminates when wet.


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TechWriter wrote:

I bought a set of plastic outrigger pads once I discovered that plywood delaminates when wet.


I am sure they are nice but for $137 I can replace my 2X6 17 times

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2x12 is best. cheap and easy and very effective

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I bought 4 pcs. of rough cut oak 2 1/2" thick 13 1/2 wide and 24' long from a lumber mill, that I sealed to resist moisture. They increase the footprint of my jack pads on my asphalt driveway. My MH weighs 29K and I am sure would break plastic pads, especially if the ground was not level if used. Been using them for over 6 years with no problems. I attached a metal handle to position under jack pad and for carrying.


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I've got the orange ones. They deformed so badly on soft ground that they are useless under the jacks. They didn't pop back into shape.
Still got four of them in the coach. Went back to wood.

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