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Old 06-12-2013, 10:24 AM   #11
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The new one they sent me (on the right in the picture) appears to be single ply. And, as you can see, the old one from my coach is much more substantial than the new one which is why I left one of the old pads on my coach instead of changing out to the new one.
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Tom.....

I'm amazed that they'ed send you single ply pads, when the doubled ones are available. Did you ask for Mike Lehman (or maybe Layman)?? I'm pretty sure that was the name of the guy that sent me 4 replacement pads.

When I pull the jacks up on Saturday, I'll try to snap a picture while in the half-raised position to show what I actually got from them for replacements.

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Old 06-12-2013, 11:44 AM   #12
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I called them yesterday as I was installing the new pad and expressed my concern about the pads not being strong enough. I spoke to a Mike who said that the ones I received were the 'new, approved pads for the Berkshire diesel line' and they would not punch through. So, I can only go by what they are telling me. Can't say that I am happy with it but I don't have any other options available. As you can see from my picture, the new ones are about half the thickness of the old pads.
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:48 PM   #13
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Tom,

I bought plastic jack pads that I put under my steel pads. It helps to protect the steel and it also forces me to check under the coach before I put the jacks down. Just a thought that may eliminate the potential problem.

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Old 06-12-2013, 04:57 PM   #14
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...I can't tell from the picture on the right if it is a single sheet or two sheets of material...
The marks on the new one are shear marks, it is a single thickness. If it were 2 thickness' it would be 3/8" thick and be thicker than the original one on the left which was stated as 1/4" at least that's what I understood.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:34 PM   #15
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Tom, were they hard to put on?

I recall someone saying they were real difficult!
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I recall someone saying they were real difficult!

Easy to put on, assuming you're not to fat to fit under the coach (I am)

Getting off the old ones is the problem. Or at least it can be.....

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Old 06-12-2013, 06:31 PM   #17
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The pad I changed was a very easy job (I only changed 1 of the pads even though I ordered 2 because the new pads are so much thinner than the ones on my coach- you can see the picture I posted above). I have a compressor and an impact wrench. Got a 1/2" hex head socket and it took the old bolt out very easily. The same with the install. I was very surprised how easy it turned out to be. I was expecting all types of problems but thankfully they didn't happen.
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