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Old 04-11-2011, 05:00 PM   #11
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My jack pads came in from Outdoors for Life and they seem pretty darn solid for what we are doing. They are not as bulky and hard to handle as the 2 X 12's and have a handle on them that makes them easier to pull out. The true test of them will be when we put the jacks down on gravel or stones.
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Old 04-11-2011, 05:10 PM   #12
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I've ordered some plastic pads from a company called Outdoors for Life in Michigan. Their order process is a little strange as I get a call from the Company and when I returned the call it was to a cell phone with kids yelling the background and dogs barking also.
Perhaps the salesman had some family obligations to attend to and had his messages forwarded?
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:35 PM   #13
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Perhaps the salesman had some family obligations to attend to and had his messages forwarded?
Perhaps that is the case, but nonetheless they came in and they look like they'll hit the mark.
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:04 PM   #14
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I use lengths of 2x4 instead of 2x12, I cut them about in length the same as 3 2x4's wide (about 10") then I cut some plywood the same square as three 2x4's and sandwiched the plywood with two layers of 2x4. Top and bottom layers of 2x4 are staggered. This provideds the intended strength and also allows for the expected flexing. Also, they are stable enough to stack 2 or 3 together and use for the tongue jack.
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:03 PM   #15
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I use pressure treated 2x6 about 2 to 3 feet long - they are actually scraps
I used them when I lifted my truck and used them under the jack stands.

so far they have worked for me but am possibly looking into the orange platic pads stated above from camping world
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Old 04-12-2011, 06:42 PM   #16
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I made these out of pressure treated lumber, 2x4's, they are 12"x12" pads. I have used the yellow plastic legos and i have found that the plastic seems to bend in the middle and over a short time the yellow lego blocks work themselves into the ground because there is no solid base under them and the edges are thin they are kinda hollow and if the ground gets wet from rain the block work there way down faster because the thin edges cut into the soft wet ground like a knife.

There are 3-2x4's on the top and 3-2x4's on the bottom running the opposit direction.
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