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Old 03-08-2015, 05:15 PM   #1
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Stablizer pads

Ok, I'm new to this. Are those plastic jack pads worth the money? My dad used various sized blocks of wood. The plastic ones weren't out yet.
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Old 03-08-2015, 05:19 PM   #2
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Depends on your preference. I have plenty or room in my truck bed and carry a selection of 2x6 treated pine in varying lengths. I cut them at a 45 deg. angle. Others like the lightweight plastic.
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I have used the plastic ones for 15 years and I am still using them if that helps
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Wasn't sure what the lifetime was on those plastic things. If you got 15 years on them, that helps me. Just didn't want to buy something to end up buying them again next year.
As I'm a truck driver, I come across all kinds of free 2x4 and 4x4 from broken pallets.
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We use both plastic and wood. The less travel your stabilizers have, the more stable you will be. And welcome to the Forum.
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Old 03-08-2015, 06:10 PM   #6
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We use both plastic and wood. The less travel your stabilizers have, the more stable you will be. And welcome to the Forum.
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I used a selection of wood pieces, 1x6, 2x6, 2x10, in order to level up our tt in the past. When we got a 5er I stuck to 2x10 for the front jacks and 6x6 for the rear stabalizers. Last spring I made new pads for the front jacks with 2 thicknesses of 3/4" pt plywood sandwiched between top and bottom layers of rubber barn mat 3/4" thick and are 12" square. They don't bend or crack and clean off easily. I covered the top and bottom of the 6x6 with a thin black plastic runner type material. It stops water absorption. It adds a bit of weight but all the material was free. And they are indestructible.
I level side to side with the Orange plastic Lynx levelers. If the site is sandy or I percieve the Lynx levelers will sink in to the ground I roll out a strip of rubber roof sheeting 3/8" thick, the same width and length as the levelers down first. It works well.
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Old 03-08-2015, 09:21 PM   #8
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I've got two sets of these I love to death. They've got great rope handles, really solid, and help spread the load out and are usable for both leveling and the stabilizer jacks.

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I frequently enough come across free/left behind lumber scraps for use under my stab. jacks, so that's what I collect/use.

For leveling I prefer using the orange plastic blocks. I know with my mounted level each bubble off level requires one block.


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I use wood with 4x6 for stablizers
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