RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-15-2013, 09:55 PM   #41
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 10,907
Quote:
I doubt many people camp on concrete.
I was on a concrete pad a month ago in a KOA in Rock Island, IL.
rockfordroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2013, 10:11 PM   #42
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Space Coast of Florida
Posts: 2,859
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post

Would like to find some of the plastic composite deck boards wide enough to use instead of wood, but so far have only found it 5.5" wide. Carry 2 of the composite boards 5' long in case we have to use the blocks on soft ground.
Old Coot, Have you looked at marineboard. You can purchase this in many sizes. I have also gone to the local marine shop and had them cut me custom size. See attached link for info about what I am talking about. Just an idea..

http://www.customcreativeplastics.co...h=30&item=SB20
__________________
2016 Siverback 33IK, Towed 40K+ miles
2018 Ford F-350 Lariat 6.7L V8 Diesel 4WD Crew Cab
Andersen Ultimate Hitch
RadMini Stepthru eBikes

"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there."
dalford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2013, 10:13 PM   #43
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Space Coast of Florida
Posts: 2,859
Well, I am way too slow... Old Coot already done with mod.. Guess I need to read all the thread before making a suggestion but it may be good for someone else..
__________________
2016 Siverback 33IK, Towed 40K+ miles
2018 Ford F-350 Lariat 6.7L V8 Diesel 4WD Crew Cab
Andersen Ultimate Hitch
RadMini Stepthru eBikes

"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there."
dalford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2013, 10:16 PM   #44
Site Team - Lou
 
Herk7769's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 22,834
Quote:
Originally Posted by dalford View Post
Well, I am way too slow... Old Coot already done with mod.. Guess I need to read all the thread before making a suggestion but it may be good for someone else..
It may very well help me. Looks like it might be perfect.
__________________
Lou, Laura, & Freya the wonder dog
2008 GMC Sierra 3000HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2019 Flagstaff 8529FLS - Pullrite 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW
Herk7769 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2013, 10:36 PM   #45
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,258
Quote:
Originally Posted by dalford View Post
Old Coot, Have you looked at marineboard. You can purchase this in many sizes. I have also gone to the local marine shop and had them cut me custom size. See attached link for info about what I am talking about. Just an idea..

Marineboard
That looks like the kind of thing that could be used for a lot of purposes.
Thanks for digging that up!
bakken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2013, 10:38 PM   #46
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,705
Quote:
Originally Posted by dalford View Post
Well, I am way too slow... Old Coot already done with mod.. Guess I need to read all the thread before making a suggestion but it may be good for someone else..
I appreciate the information. I'll see how these last. I may have to add another pc of tread plate on the bottom of the next set of Lynx blocks, but alum tread plate is only $1.75/lb here, so it is not expensive and I can cut it on my modified band saw.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2013, 10:43 PM   #47
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Space Coast of Florida
Posts: 2,859
Quote:
Originally Posted by bakken View Post

That looks like the kind of thing that could be used for a lot of purposes.
Thanks for digging that up!
I have used it in the past. It is a good strong material that is easy to work with standard tools. I also used on my fish cleaning table as a top, but as you said there are many uses where you want a durable product that won't rot and is not effected by water.
__________________
2016 Siverback 33IK, Towed 40K+ miles
2018 Ford F-350 Lariat 6.7L V8 Diesel 4WD Crew Cab
Andersen Ultimate Hitch
RadMini Stepthru eBikes

"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there."
dalford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2013, 10:51 PM   #48
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,705
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
All 4 installed, not a hard job. Now we'll see how long they last.
Normally the trailer sits over on the concrete drive and my truck sits here. Moved it over about 2 weeks ago when Glenn Jurcyzk brought his 5er down for some mods and haven't moved it back. Will just leave it here until we leave for Goshen. Will have to do 2 moves. Move the 5er to concrete and the racecar trailer over to the gravel and back farther alongside the garage.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2013, 03:38 PM   #49
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,705
Decided Lou was right about the gravel tearing up the Lynx blocks so I went down and got some more sheets of tread plate and made bottom covers for the blocks. Just bent tabs up for attaching to the sides and pop rivet the covers on. Got the back stab jack pads done and will do the fronts when I hook up to move the 5er over on the concrete.

Should be the best of both camps(except one), durable, light weight, won't leave rust stains, won't rot and won't leave marks.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00412.jpg
Views:	41
Size:	44.0 KB
ID:	35485   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00413.jpg
Views:	40
Size:	50.3 KB
ID:	35486   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00414.jpg
Views:	42
Size:	50.5 KB
ID:	35487   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00416.jpg
Views:	39
Size:	37.5 KB
ID:	35489  
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2013, 12:17 PM   #50
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,705
Finished, all 4 Lynx blocks now have alum tread plate covers on top and bottom.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2013, 04:56 PM   #51
Senior Member
 
Rugged Brown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,106
After second thought, I'm not sure I see the point of this. You're only gaining about a inch or two of height. What is wrong with the factory landing pads? Why not just make them wider if its an issue of them sinking. I'm baffled ???????
__________________
Terry/Bernadette
Lily the Yorkie
2019 Dodge Ram Sport 1500
2019 FR Vibe 28RL
Rugged Brown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2013, 05:06 PM   #52
Site Team - Lou
 
Herk7769's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 22,834
From my perspective, it is the metal feet have a tendency to slide around on gravel and concrete while they sink into grass and dirt.

I always use a 12x12x2 wood pad under the stabilizers and front landing gear.
Getting to be a PITA as I get older crawling under the camper to set and retrieve them. I had originally thought of putting screw eyes in the side and using an awning hook to push them in and pull them out; but OC's idea intrigued me. It moves the pads from the truck bed to exactly where they need to be.
__________________
Lou, Laura, & Freya the wonder dog
2008 GMC Sierra 3000HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2019 Flagstaff 8529FLS - Pullrite 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW
Herk7769 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2013, 05:53 PM   #53
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,705
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rugged Brown View Post
After second thought, I'm not sure I see the point of this. You're only gaining about a inch or two of height. What is wrong with the factory landing pads? Why not just make them wider if its an issue of them sinking. I'm baffled ???????
Not trying to gain height, in fact with the Lynx blocks I lost about 3/8"-1/2". Originally wanted something to keep the pads from leaving rust spots on the concrete and increase the footprint on soft ground. The wood worked great for 5 yrs, but was in need of replacement, so this is what resulted from all but one suggestion on the forum. Light weight, rustproof, rot proof and longevity (I hope) and self storing.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:25 AM.