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Old 11-04-2015, 07:18 AM   #1
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Pads for Level-up landing pads

Is anyone using this Automatic RV Leveling Jack Pads - RV SnapPad?
5lbs per pad and it is 1-inch high. I may try it on the front legs.
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:41 AM   #2
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I made pads out of 3/4" exterior plywood. Cut 12" square, 2 layers screwed and glued together with a handle made with 1" webbing screwed to it. Good for stacking to reduce the stroke needed for the jacks and uneven dips on the parking "pad". They're cheap, stackable, and last a long time, even when leaving them in place all winter in Florida. I'm going on 6 years with the ones I have now. I didn't think I'd need them since I now have a LevelUp system. After a few "out of stroke" messages during leveling, I started using them again(glad I didn't give them away). No more out of stroke messages since.
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:54 AM   #3
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I made pads out of 3/4" exterior plywood. Cut 12" square, 2 layers screwed and glued together with a handle made with 1" webbing screwed to it. Good for stacking to reduce the stroke needed for the jacks and uneven dips on the parking "pad". They're cheap, stackable, and last a long time, even when leaving them in place all winter in Florida. I'm going on 6 years with the ones I have now. I didn't think I'd need them since I now have a LevelUp system. After a few "out of stroke" messages during leveling, I started using them again(glad I didn't give them away). No more out of stroke messages since.
Yes, I use the same set-up too. Two 2x12x12 screwed together with an eyehook to retrieve from each jack. But these jack pads stay on the pad, however they are only 1 inch thick.
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They do look convenient. I'll stick with what I have tho. Works for me.
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I bought a 3' x 4' 1/2 inch thick equine stall mat from Tractor Supply for $25. Cut it into 12" x 12" squares. I use two squares under each leveler foot. Helps with the "popping and creaking" with the "level up" system. Lippert obviously has no solution for their issue(s).
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I bought a 3' x 4' 1/2 inch thick equine stall mat from Tractor Supply for $25. Cut it into 12" x 12" squares. I use two squares under each leveler foot. Helps with the "popping and creaking" with the "level up" system. Lippert obviously has no solution for their issue(s).
I did this as well and really like them.
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Old 11-04-2015, 02:13 PM   #7
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I bought a 3' x 4' 1/2 inch thick equine stall mat from Tractor Supply for $25. Cut it into 12" x 12" squares. I use two squares under each leveler foot. Helps with the "popping and creaking" with the "level up" system. Lippert obviously has no solution for their issue(s).
Not sure what you mean. How does the rubber mat help with the popping and creeking?

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Just covered both sides of some plastic blocks with alum tread plate and bolted them to the pads. Works great.
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I use the plastic stackables, is there a disadvantage to these or just preference & cost?
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Old 11-04-2015, 03:43 PM   #10
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I have the Lippert 6-Point Level Up system and I don't put pads under the jacks unless the area is soft or has unlevel issues. When I do I am using 2 x 10 pieces. By Lippert's guidance it only speaks about use of pads when in soft areas.
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