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Old 03-11-2020
Russell Marlowe Russell Marlowe is offline
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Smile Stabilizer Jack Pad?

We have our new M380 and we are very excited. Our first "home" address has grass sites. We'll be there for an extended period (other than short weekend trips here and there)

Should we buy something like Camco's Stabilizer Jack Pads (link below) or is there a better option/solution?

Thanks!

Russ & Debbie Marlowe

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Camco-St...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Hey Russ! and welcome!
I just use wood,i'm not a fan of plastic stuff and i think the camco stuff is made for lighter weight class C's and trailers.
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We encountered our first sandy site down in Ocala. I wanted the extra support so I went to Home Depot that was in the area. Bought a pressure treated 2 x 12, 8 feet long and had it cut on site. I think they make the first three cuts for free. Probably cost 10 to 12 dollars.
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I bought a 14" about wide and 2" thick laminated beam at my local Menards. Cut it 14" long and put some rope handles on it and use the awning hook to place and retrieve, if needed. I need to prime and paint them with a good quality epoxy to weather proof them. Something I should have done a long time ago, but just haven't. The larger your pad the better spread of the weight. Don't forget to use them on "all" surfaces. Concrete may be ok but asphalt is as bad as dirt and maybe worse. I forgot to use them once down at a state park in LA and punched a hole in the asphalt. And NO it wasn't even hot weather. The base under the asphalt must have been poor and it let go.
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Welcome to the zoo.
Those Camco pads may work at first, but will probably fail.
Make some pads from 2x material. My pads are 2 ply 2x10 screwed together.
Like Jim said the wider the longer your pad the more the weight will
be distributed.
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I've got an M380 and bought the permanently attached rubber feet for the jack pads. Like snowshoes, they have much more surface area to spread the contact patch.

https://rvsnappad.com/collections/bf

I'd recommend them. No more crawling around underneath to put down blocks. I also keep some wood and camco rubber pads in the event a corner needs some extra throw. 90% of sites don't need anything other than hitting the button.
The recommendation came from Van. I think you might find a discount link he posted on WOG. Forget the price, but maybe $150 or $200 shipped.

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I am confident you won't break these. But again, they are a pain to use by comparison to those permanently attached. Very robust rubber.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Just use a wire wheel and some quality primer and paint before attaching so your foot doesn't perpetuate corrosion.
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I bought 1/2” thick ABS 14” X 14” used ABS pipe glue, glued two together, rounded the corners and drilled a couple holes for rope handles, work great, not to expensive, and light weight.
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Maybe it was 3/8” thick
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I've got an M380 and bought the permanently attached rubber feet for the jack pads... Doug
Original thread from a year ago: https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.c...ad.php?t=33736

Been using mine for a year and find them VERY convenient. Even with a couple gardening kneeling pads, snap pads have saved my knees countless times. Now after pulling into a site I check my Truma Leveling App (Post #25) to see how out of level in am (it gives exact inches at each corner). Then if within my known Jack limits (which is most of the time), I press the Auto button. If the inches-out-of-level is too much for the jack(s) & minor coach repositioning won’t fix it, it’s time to break out the slide-under pads to give the too low jack(s) an assist. That or select another site .

Search Google for a discount code. SP also gives 10% Off to Vets and First Responders. Recommend you call them to order, instead of doing it online. Tell them you saw it on the WOG and they might give you a discount for that!
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