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Old 07-01-2015, 02:01 PM   #1
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Jacks on grass?

I'm visiting my folks and will be parking my rig on their grass. My question is whether those little yellow blocks at Wally World will smash into little pieces if I use them to disperse the weight of the jacks on the grass (the pic on the box clearly shows TT jacks on the yellow blocks not a Class A). Anyone know the needed steps or equipment to put jacks down on sod care to educate? Thanks.
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Old 07-01-2015, 02:05 PM   #2
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To keep the foot print to a minimum I'd go this way.

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Ford, those minimize the footprint but do not spread the load out which is what OP is after. He needs to cut some 2"x12"x12" to put his pads down on. Would be even better if they were 18"-24" long for a motor home.
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Ford Idaho, Great idea and I will be making some of those.
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Old 07-01-2015, 02:18 PM   #5
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Ford, those minimize the footprint but do not spread the load out which is what OP is after. He needs to cut some 2"x12"x12" to put his pads down on. Would be even better if they were 18"-24" long for a motor home.

Thanks Coot. I'm sure I can wrassle those kind of boards from pops wood shed.
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You would be better off doing as the oldcoot says here. It is all about the surface area that you spread the weight over. In olcoots idea the is 12x12 inches or 144 square inches. In your idea it is apx 1.5 x 12 x 2 or 36 square inches. That is much smaller of a surface area and maybe only about twice what the jack pad is itself.
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If it's just a couple of days, I would probably live with a little extra bounce in my rig and a little less than ideal leveling rather than leaving a lasting impression (pun intended) on their lawn.
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Fair enough, but I need to open my slide and according to various stickers, should not extend it unless the Unit is level.
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Ford, those minimize the footprint but do not spread the load out which is what OP is after. He needs to cut some 2"x12"x12" to put his pads down on. Would be even better if they were 18"-24" long for a motor home.
He ask about using Lego block to spread the load out, Legos are hollow with a small edge so they will stack but will more than likely sink as weight is added making for a large Lego divot.

I am fairly sure there is more ground coverage and load spread with the cross blocks than there is with the blocks.



Long boards as you suggested or the cross block I posted are a better option than legos.
I am not sure which blocks OP is using but mine are 8X8 the cross block boards are about 16 inch's long.
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Fair enough, but I need to open my slide and according to various stickers, should not extend it unless the Unit is level.
Assuming the parking spot is not level and you need to put the jacks down, consider going to wally mart and getting some heavy plastic/nylon/poly cutting boards from the kitchen stuff aisle.
Example: Walmart: Farberware 11" x 14" Poly Cutting Board
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