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Old 02-05-2017
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Default Jack pads good deal or not

I would like to buy some jack pads.

This look like a good deal what do you think made in the USA 16x16 one inch thick 4 of them for $197
YOU BREAK IT, WE REPLACE IT — NO QUESTIONS

You can even have your name put in them if you want

Much better price then the Bigfoots

here is the link
http://outdoors-for-life.com/rv-jack-pads/
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Ed, everyone has a different ideas about camping. I try to never get where it is soft enough to need pads, but handy when you do need them. I have probably used my more for leveling, (where jack could not with out a boost) but for the most part I rarely need them. I have 4 that are made of two pieces of 3/4 marine or CDX plywood screwed together, making them 16" sq, 1 1/2" high.
Very tough and cheap.
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I think i need them now.

at my house we are not level and i am not using my jacks as the ground is soft here.

I have another post about my fridge now working and after reading a lot it says i need to be level for the fridge to work right i am not level at all here sagging down in the back a lot.
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I purchase 4 cutting boards (white plastic) from Walmart a number of years ago for about $10 each...It was an impulse purchase, they are close to 1 inch thick and about 1ft square, I use them all the time...I was surprised at the time at how thick they are. Most plastic cutting boards are about 1/2 the thickness...
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I have a set made by Blue Bird that I bought from Randy right after he greased his finger. They are aluminum diamond plate sandwiches and heavy. Carol sent them to me for $225.00 delivered.

I can't use them on my new boat so I will sell them for the same price delivered to you or you can drive down to Punta Gorda and I will deduct whatever the cost of shipping would be.

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I have the aluminum diamond plate sandwich too, they came with the coach. I didn't know that Bluebird made them, but it makes sense, they are tough.
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I have them as well come with the coach they are almost the same size as the jacks I was told they do not offer any extra support when on soft ground that it is best to get larger ones to cover more surface area so they do not sink in.
This was talked about at the Tech session at the Clearwater rally that is why I was looking for some larger ones
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For soft ground old plow discs work well. Turn the cup down helps hold the dirt under them. 16" - 18" round or bigger if needed.
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KC - policy > use whatcha got & fixum where they ain't
My jack pads are made from 3/4" birch plywood - 4 high = 3" total Roughly 17" diameter.
These were the router cutouts left over from building 18" speaker cabinets. Once about a time I had roughly 150 of these - gave most away
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For soft ground old plow discs work well. Turn the cup down helps hold the dirt under them. 16" - 18" round or bigger if needed.
Plow discs
something like this
http://www.agrisupply.com/disc-blade/p/35680/

This seems like it would bend in with the weight and crush?
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