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Old 07-13-2009, 07:59 PM   #1
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First time poster, first time RVer. I recently purchased a 06 FR Sierra 301BHD TT I followed that with a 06 Ford F-250 diesel. My intentions to date will be to full time in the trailer in the Northern Virginia area. Any tips and helpful advice will always be welcome.

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One question I will ask is what is the preferred material to use under scissor jacks I have read to place something under them to help with possible ground penetration with soft ground.


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Old 07-13-2009, 08:45 PM   #2
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I have a set of square boards cut from a 2 x 6 I place under each jack, especially at the beach in sandy soil.


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Old 07-13-2009, 09:13 PM   #3
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i will second the 1x10 or even some nice pieces of 4x6 blocks
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:21 PM   #4
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I use cement blocks under my scissor jacks.
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:13 AM   #5
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Welcome the the forum. Peices of boards are probably the most common but they sell a plastic one also thats work well and doesnt take up as much room as a 2x10 or 2x6
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:26 AM   #6
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i snagged some 1x10 glulam material from work here. my last set lasted 9 years before finally rotting out.
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:16 PM   #7
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I have used 2x6s for years, just now made up four 2x8x10" pads which i attached about a 10" piece of webbing to as handles. With the webbing handle I can grab them much easier when breaking down camp.
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:53 PM   #8
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You said full time, but you didn't say if you were going to move around. If parked permanent, cement blocks would be best, the cap blocks that are 2 inches thick, and don't have any holes. If you are going to move around, they will be heavy, but you'll never wear them out unless you drop one and break it. If your moving a lot, I'd just go with wood, or the plastic ones.
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Old 07-15-2009, 06:51 AM   #9
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We use the "Lego" style blocks and I bought the caps to go on (or under) them if in loose soil. They work great and are light and easy to store. We carry two bags of 10.

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