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Old 07-03-2022, 10:06 PM   #1
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RV SnapPads

Curious if anyone has used the RV SnapPads for the self leveling jacks on their Alante? Just want to know your thoughts and if they are worth the purchase.
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Old 07-03-2022, 10:16 PM   #2
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Not on my Alante but I put on a set after I bought my 2022 Precept 36C.
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Old 07-04-2022, 02:33 AM   #3
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We have them on our Alante. I like them as they protect the leveling jack pads and increase the contact surface area. Go to their website, lots of info and customer reviews.
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Old 07-04-2022, 05:57 AM   #4
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"Electrical Insulator
Rubber SnapPads may help insulate your RV from indirect lightning strikes, so you donít need to worry about damage to your systems or appliances."

That's a stretch. Put 'em on and your RV may be " indirectly" lightning proof, "no worries". Ha! Spend your money on a good surge supressor instead.

IMHO, I fail to see the need actually. @$324 a set for my 5th wheel, I'll pass...
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Old 07-04-2022, 06:20 AM   #5
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I thinking the lightening strike thing is a stretch, but what got me thinking about the plastic pads was reading a tech talk about the sheer stresses put on the legs as the motor home shifts. Not sure however if the attached pads remedy that. I think the attached OEM metal pads/feet on an unattached flat plastic base pad may though.
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Old 07-04-2022, 06:51 AM   #6
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Even though I have a set on my Pinnacle I'm kind of with ARoamer on this. When they first came out several years ago my first thought was why. I remembered my bass fishing analogy which is 90% of the lures sold are made to catch fishermen, not fish. Even though not a necessary or needed item, Snap Pad created a market for them. My reasoning when I bought them was they do expand the foot print and sometimes I don't want to mess with blocks, especially when parked on grass or dirt pads.
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Old 07-04-2022, 09:17 AM   #7
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Love ours, never worry about the footprint. BTW, our salesperson told us to get them. He has them on this Eagle.
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Old 07-04-2022, 04:36 PM   #8
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We have on our 31V. High priced but not dealing with blocks underneath and wet/muddy ground will return ROI someday. ; )
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Old 07-04-2022, 06:24 PM   #9
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Appreciate everyone’s replies. I went ahead and ordered a pair today. Can’t wait to get those installed. Thanks again! Have a great 4th!!
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I won a set for my fifth wheel that I owned prior to the Precept 36C. I found absolutely no difference in stability inside of the fifth wheel before vs. after them. About the only thing that I felt like they may have helped was wallydocking where I would park in a retail parking lot at night- I liked the slightly extra larger area to help protect the blacktop when we would put our leveling jacks down.

I've also heard that there are some RV resorts that require something under the jacks on their concrete pads, but I haven't actually come across that requirement. They would help there.

For my money, I'm not buying them for the Precept.
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I have them on my 5'er and love them. Great for soft ground.
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Old 07-06-2022, 11:26 AM   #12
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I know you already ordered, but for others, make sure your pads are flat, flat, flat, and haven't been distorted a little. I bought some and two of them wouldn't "pop on".
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Old 07-06-2022, 11:49 AM   #13
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I have them on my 32 RLTS and like them so far.
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I put them on my Redhawk and used them once during early July camping. Last I looked, they are still there and didn't fall off. I bought them to avoid putting wood under the jacks and/or in case we hit a campground that is picky about putting down metal landing gear. Regards
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my directions encourage the use of soapy water but it was still a task to get them on. I wound up using a floor jack with a piece of wood
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My opinion they are too much $ for the little gain. I use the cheapo blocks from Walmart. I carry a set just so my leveling jacks don't ever stroke out. They also increase the foot print and if they end up sinking in the ground they are cheap to replace. I can buy a lot of camco leveling blocks for the cost of 1 set of snap pads. Just My opinion. I see lots of people with them on and good for them some love em some say save your money.
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Old 07-12-2022, 09:56 AM   #17
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I have them on my 32 RLTS and like them so far.
I am considering them because of positive reviews. My only question is whether moister can get trapped in them and rust the leveler feet.
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I am considering them because of positive reviews. My only question is whether moister can get trapped in them and rust the leveler feet.
Mine has grooves and a hole in the bottom to allow for drainage. I can see where moisture could be trapped when they are down but as soon as you raise them it should drain.
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Mine have weep holes to prevent rusting. Putting them on is snap (no pun intended). Put them on the ground, put liquid dish soap around the edges for lubrication and put the levelers down increasing the weight until they "snap" on. All six took about 5 minutes.
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"Electrical Insulator
Rubber SnapPads may help insulate your RV from indirect lightning strikes, so you donít need to worry about damage to your systems or appliances."

That's a stretch. Put 'em on and your RV may be " indirectly" lightning proof, "no worries". Ha! Spend your money on a good surge supressor instead.

IMHO, I fail to see the need actually. @$324 a set for my 5th wheel, I'll pass...
I throw some Hosspads under my leveling jacks. Bigger footprint, good enough for me.
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