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Old 11-23-2015, 04:06 PM   #11
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Thanks Phil, understand all brother.
On a side note- Randy is out today again (had to rush down to SC for a meeting of some kind). Hoping to talk with him tomorrow morning now.
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Old 11-23-2015, 04:19 PM   #12
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Could somebody please post a picture of the old and new pads for educational purposes please?

Situation reads like a bad dream.....
These are for the Berkshire I have no idea what you have on your trailer.
But I will try to post a picture of the old one later. new ones are installed so I'm unable to take a picture of them.
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Old 11-23-2015, 04:30 PM   #13
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Old 11-23-2015, 04:32 PM   #14
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Now I know why jacks are punching through
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Old 11-23-2015, 04:37 PM   #15
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I had 1 of the 4 punch thru. Mir didn't damage anything else, just ran the shaft straight thru asphalt and into the ground.
I had all 4 replaced while they were working on it.
So far, so good!


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Old 11-23-2015, 04:42 PM   #16
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The head of the ram is rounded also so the plate can be level if the ground isn't. I had 3 punch through. The new ones are much beefier where the ram contacts it. I guess in a year or 2 the new old style one will punch through but not the 3 new style.
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Old 11-23-2015, 05:13 PM   #17
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Thank you very much for the two pictures, very helpful.

If I am looking at the old one right I can see where there is a cup or bowl shape where the ram attached to the pad.

The pressed out shape stressed and thinned out the metal pad to the point failure is a given.

Poor insight on the pad manufactures part IMO.


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Thank you as well for the picture...
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Thanks Phil, understand all brother.
On a side note- Randy is out today again (had to rush down to SC for a meeting of some kind). Hoping to talk with him tomorrow morning now.
-Glenn

Glenn, I think Randy is out of the office till Monday. I could be wrong but that's what I thought someone wrote on another post last week.


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Old 11-23-2015, 05:39 PM   #19
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Poor insight indeed. Makes me wonder if they took into consideration the weight these things would be supporting. It really doesn't take a rocket scientist to see the old design will not last for long.
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Old 11-23-2015, 06:35 PM   #20
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I have a 2012 and no pad problems. Granted, the design may be poor, but the problem isn't prevalent

I mentioned to you before you purchased, that there was only two major consistent problems namely weight and the tankless water heater (especially if you have Gen I. There is also another consistent problem and is relevant to the jacks. Most all of us get chirping sounds now and then. To my knowledge, it hasn't been solved.
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