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Old 06-20-2012, 12:18 AM   #1
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Jack Pad Question...

We're waiting on our new Sabre 36QBOK 5th wheel to arrive in ~3 more weeks. Have any of you used the Elephant Foot jack pads on your 5'ver or TT? If so then what are your thoughts on these? They are a little pricey, but I'm seeking the convenience of not having to lug around blocks of wood or other types of things to provide a firm setting for the camper.

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Old 06-20-2012, 01:51 AM   #2
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This probably should have gone in Mods or General tech. Not really a review.
I would say that it would be worthwhile if inexpensive and bigger than what you already have on the end. However, they look rather rigid to the landing gear, so I would say, be carefull if you expect to put them out on uneven ground. They might snap off or bend...
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:25 AM   #3
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:46 AM   #4
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They look plastic? Is that true?
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:23 PM   #5
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They look plastic? Is that true?
The literature lists the gray part as "rugged composite" and the black part as "durable rubber". I agree with a previous poster that the setup looks rigid (i.e., not able to bend with non-level surface).
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:43 PM   #6
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Too bad they don't swivel 360°. I think when I get back from FL, I will design a pad that swivels 360°.
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:18 PM   #7
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Too bad they don't swivel 360°. I think when I get back from FL, I will design a pad that swivels 360°.
I want mine made from aluminium when you get time!


You need a ball and swivel system.
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:10 PM   #9
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I called JT today to better understand the Elephant Foot pads and the lady who answered the phone wasn't that familiar with them. She's going to have a guy call me back next week whenever he gets back in town. She stated that JT merely distributes this item for Lippert and that they have very little info on it.

I also called my RV dealer (RV Wholesalers) and they weren't that familiar with the JT Elephant Foot pads either. The tech there stated that they rarely sell them. These things have been out for at least three years, probably longer...hmmmm.

I like the swivel that the previous poster displayed
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