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Old 08-22-2012, 07:51 AM   #11
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All the jack pads using rubbber bases which conform to the ground make so much more sense . Having brittle pieces of plastic compounds only, are sure to crack , bend, or break with repeated usage.
Not being mechanically inclined I think we will invest in the 1" rubber Hosspads (8 1/2 " X 8 1/2 ") under a set of Camco squares which would also serve as wheel chocks.
I realize that not every camp site is a cement pad perfectly level.
Have used 2x10 treated lumber pads for at least 30 yrs on every imaginable surface and never had one break. On a 5er, the rubber pads will put a excess amount of strain on the landing jacks when checking to make sure your latched. The rubber will not slide.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:19 AM   #12
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Our group uses Lynx Levelers. If the ground is soft, a 2x8 goes under them. For leveling side to side, a combination of Lynx Levelers and lumber is utilized. If you use lumber, be sure to cut the edge on a 45* angle. It coule be a costly mistake not to
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:22 AM   #13
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Our group uses Lynx Levelers. If the ground is soft, a 2x8 goes under them. For leveling side to side, a combination of Lynx Levelers and lumber is utilized. If you use lumber, be sure to cut the edge on a 45* angle. It coule be a costly mistake not to
Same here for leveling the trailer, but the OP was talking about the jack pads themselves, or at least I thought he was.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:32 AM   #14
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Have used 2x10 treated lumber pads for at least 30 yrs on every imaginable surface and never had one break. On a 5er, the rubber pads will put a excess amount of strain on the landing jacks when checking to make sure your latched. The rubber will not slide.
I understand what you mean by not allowing the jack strut to adjust as it descends. If there is too much friction it will put strain on the mechanism. I will place an inexpensive Camco pad on top of the rubber base so it can move about as it begins to bear load.
What do you mean about being "latched"?
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:46 AM   #15
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I understand what you mean by not allowing the jack strut to adjust as it descends. If there is too much friction it will put strain on the mechanism. I will place an inexpensive Camco pad on top of the rubber base so it can move about as it begins to bear load.
What do you mean about being "latched"?
On a 5er, once you latch the hitch, you need to raise the landing gear very slightly, set the trailer brakes and try to pull forward to make sure the hitch actually latched. This means the landing pads have to slide a little until the trailer brakes engage.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:54 AM   #16
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Same here for leveling the trailer, but the OP was talking about the jack pads themselves, or at least I thought he was.
I was too. The side to side comments was an add on. Lynx Levelers under the jack pads.
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