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Old 01-28-2018, 07:16 PM   #1
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Automatic stabilizer pads

We have automatic stabilizers on our 2017 2861DS. I like to put a pad (10x10 PT wood) under each leg. My problem is aligning them properly. The advantage of auto-stabs is lost on crawling under to position the pads. Does anyone have a quick method that works to align the pads under the stabilizers?
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Old 01-28-2018, 09:04 PM   #2
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I bought a 4ft long metal rake to push our pads under the RV and had the same problem aligning them. I turn he rake head up on its edge and push the pad until the upper edge of the rake hits the metal Bigfoot pad. Then I know the Lynx pad is close to being in the right spot
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Old 01-28-2018, 09:21 PM   #3
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I cut 6 1/2 inch x 6 1/2 inch pieces of plastic / acrylic cutting board and bolt them on the bottom stabilizers, works great
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What about something that snaps onto the footpad itself?

These are expensive but seem to get high remarks:
https://rvsnappad.com/
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What about something that snaps onto the footpad itself?

These are expensive but seem to get high remarks:
https://rvsnappad.com/
Quick look it doesnt appear they have FR Forester/Big Foot models
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Sounds like a GREAT idea!
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We have automatic stabilizers on our 2017 2861DS. I like to put a pad (10x10 PT wood) under each leg. My problem is aligning them properly. The advantage of auto-stabs is lost on crawling under to position the pads. Does anyone have a quick method that works to align the pads under the stabilizers?


Get a broom pole. Drill a hole in the end. Get one of those large vinyl covered hooks that are used to hang stuff on the wall in the garage and screw it into the end of the broom stick. Wa lah you have a cheap pad positioner / retriever.
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