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Old 03-15-2016, 10:26 AM   #1
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6 point leveling jack pads

Hello, Soon I will take delivery of a 2016 Thunderbolt 420AMP! I'm looking for thoughts on what I should use for a pad under the leveling jacks. Or maybe none? It will mostly be on gravel but there's a chance the rear jacks could be on sandy soil.... ie wood blocks, paver block or nothing? Thank You!
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Old 03-15-2016, 10:43 AM   #2
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I use 2 x 10 or 12 under the pads. It just helps to spread the weight. Grass is the worst and need the wood under the pads. I put water repellant on mine so I don't have a soggy mess to deal with when packing up.

I use a plastic scraper to get the stuck on stuff.
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Old 03-15-2016, 01:30 PM   #3
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Old 03-16-2016, 07:12 PM   #4
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Thanks for the great ideas!
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Thanks Stan. Just ordered a set for my XLR. You and Rodney are gonna cost me a lot of money this camping season. Lol.

If anyone else is thinking about ordering some snap pads, I have a 10% discount code good until March 26.
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I am going to buy a set for my 425


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Old 03-17-2016, 06:04 AM   #7
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I've been using 2x12 cut into 12 inch squares. The nice thing about them is that I can stack them if needed to help compensate for unlevel ground preventing unnecessary extension of one or more levelers. Been eyeing the snappads, but have not decided to pull the trigger yet. Might wait a bit to see if the prices come down a bit. Seem a little pricey for pads made of recycled tires. They are definitely appealing though.
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I've been using 2x12 cut into 12 inch squares. The nice thing about them is that I can stack them if needed to help compensate for unlevel ground preventing unnecessary extension of one or more levelers. Been eyeing the snappads, but have not decided to pull the trigger yet. Might wait a bit to see if the prices come down a bit. Seem a little pricey for pads made of recycled tires. They are definitely appealing though.
I use pads made out of 2x12 treated wood when needed. I looked at the snap pads and really to me they will not give much of a bigger surface to help with the weight distribution needed. The bigger the pad the more stability. to me they just look like a cap put on the foot to keep the bottom clean....
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Covered some Lynx blocks with alum tread plate. Works good for me.
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