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Old 05-25-2022, 05:33 PM   #1
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use of snap pads

Just wondering if anyone else used snap pads on their RV? I have 10 inch and 12 inch pads in rear. This is because rear pads are bigger. I spoke to snap pads before I ordered and they confirmed same. I installed them with ease and they snapped right on. The only issue is the rears hit the suspension parts in the back. I think that they will be pulled off eventually any ideas?
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Old 05-25-2022, 05:55 PM   #2
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I like ours. Better protection for hot blacktop. Some added weight distribution.

Be careful lowering the rears when backed against a wheelstop. Mine grazed and bent the feet before I realized it.
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Old 05-25-2022, 06:48 PM   #3
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I have used SnapPads since Spring 2017. After four years, I lost one rear SnapPad.

I was able to order a new single 9" SnapPad from Amazon. I then removed, cleaned & reinstalled all my remaining SnapPads. I then installed four 1/4" carriage bolts to each SnapPad. I did not want to lose another.

I used Deck Plus 1/4-in x 2-in Coated Coarse Thread Carriage Bolts.

I still love my SnapPads.
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Old 05-25-2022, 07:42 PM   #4
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I also have the Snap Pads on our 45A. they are on for three years now and no problems. The rears also just rub slightly against the suspension but haven't been an issue. I'm glad that I have them.
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Old 05-26-2022, 07:10 AM   #5
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I put them on my 2017 GT5 recently and have used them for two trips with no problems. It beats putting down wood “feet” to cushion the jack pad.
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Old 05-27-2022, 07:45 AM   #6
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Have them now on my 3rd 5er. Would not be without them!
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Old 05-27-2022, 07:54 AM   #7
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Do these really help distribute the load better? How many square inches does it add? It doesn't look that much bigger than the metal foot.
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Old 05-27-2022, 10:54 AM   #8
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Snap Pads

I have used for 3 years w/ no problems. We camp where there are large tree roots on occasion. It bends them, but I have never had one come off.
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Old 05-29-2022, 07:47 AM   #9
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I encountered only one problem with Snap Pads on my 2011 Georgetown 327DS. The storage lot I use has a loose coarse stone bed where the rig is parked. I put the jacks down for a couple of days while I was doing some work on the rig that required it to be level. When I pulled the jacks up, I discovered that the bottom plates of the jacks were now dish shaped. I suspect the increased diameter of the pads combined with the slightly compressible stone bed combined to put more pressure on the rim of the pads, eventually bending them a bit. Fortunately, the plates are inexpensive and easily replaced.


Since then, I've put boards down between the pads and the stones and haven't had any issues.



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Old 05-30-2022, 01:40 PM   #10
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Have them now on my 3rd 5er. Would not be without them!
What's a good brand of snap pads?
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What's a good brand of snap pads?
Snap Pads is the brand and I think there still only one manufacturer. I think they are made from recycled tires.
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Old 05-30-2022, 02:54 PM   #12
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RV SnapPad® | Permanent RV Jack Pads & Leveler Pads
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