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Posted: 11/30/19 03:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I was parked in a field for a rally when it rained and rained some more. The yellow lego things sunk may be 2+ inches. I was lucky to get the jacks up.

When home and ordered Jack pads from Outrigger (bigfoot) and are they great. I got the 15x15x1.5 and can not be happier. I would check them out. https://www.outriggerpads.com/for-rvs/


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Well my jacks are .. non-op.. So I use 2x12' by 3 feet for leveling the RV.

I also have 2x12x12's

I would suggest 2x12 squares for the first try and if that don't work go to 2x12 by 3 feet long.


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We use 3x8” pressure treated pine 12-14” long great for leveling also on sloping sites as we mainly camp of sites.
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I use these for our fifth and come in many sizes
Footing Pads

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Hammerboy wrote:

I use these for our fifth and come in many sizes
Footing Pads

Dan


I don't doubt the effectiveness of those things but one can buy a whole pile of damaged but perfectly suitable wood for the price of those.


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Then use plywood if 2x12s won't work for you. Not rocket surgery.


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Veebyes wrote:

Hammerboy wrote:

I use these for our fifth and come in many sizes
Footing Pads

Dan


I don't doubt the effectiveness of those things but one can buy a whole pile of damaged but perfectly suitable wood for the price of those.


That may be but they are a lot cheaper than Snap Pads. I have mine permanently fixed.

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I use the engineered composite plastic decking boards- thickest ones I can find. If you need the wider than you can find, place them side by side and then stack the next layer 90degrees to the previous one.

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I took a 4' x 8' sheet of 3/4 CDX plywood and cut it into 18 16" x 16" squares. Glued ans stapled them together in pairs with a piece of old ratchet strap sandwiched in between to make a handle. Gave me 9 16" x 16" X 1.5" pads. My rig is only 22K so no issue at all. I loaned some to a friend whose rig weight out at about 34 and he had no issue with them either. Had them sink in a field when we got 2 days of rain but handle made them easy to pull out. Painted then with Rustoleum paint.


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down home wrote:

The 2x12s will break on this soil. Work fine on hard surface though. The plastic orange ones will simply bend and sink,which won't help any. Found some made by dica. 18 inch 11/2 inch thick unbreakable, 70.00 each anywhere so far on the internet. Really don't want to spend that much but....
AND no this is not a commercial for them. No experience with them.
Can they be doubled up with second layer rotated 90 degrees? Tripled?


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