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Old 07-15-2019, 03:46 PM   #1
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Stabilizer Pads

Looking to make ground pads for my hydraulic jacks (Windsport 29M, 18,000 lbs I believe). Thinking 2 layers of 3/4" exterior plywood screwed together 12" square. Will this be strong enough to support the weight? Thoughts? Past experience? Better ideas?
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Old 07-15-2019, 04:01 PM   #2
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I put the Snap pads on 25000 miles ago,work great and no bending under coach to place blocks or pads. Jerry
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Old 07-15-2019, 04:38 PM   #3
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Bought snap pads before our first trip... Wanted to knock the easy stuff out and start working on the bigger issues.

Wait I think I had snap pads before I picked it up even.
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Old 07-15-2019, 05:07 PM   #4
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Yes, it will be fine.
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Old 07-15-2019, 08:41 PM   #5
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Looking to make ground pads for my hydraulic jacks (Windsport 29M, 18,000 lbs I believe). Thinking 2 layers of 3/4" exterior plywood screwed together 12" square. Will this be strong enough to support the weight? Thoughts? Past experience? Better ideas?
Thanks.
Excess 1" x 6" pressure treated decking cut to 11 1/2" held together with 8 excess stainless steel 1 3/4" decking screws. Total cost if I had to buy the material just for this project? Maybe $10.

Also have a 18K chassis and these have worked fine. And since I have a pile of cut decking ready to make more they make these also make for an excellent base to start a campfire on if the ground in the fire ring is wet. Everything other than the fire extinguisher should be a multi tasker in the coach.
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:14 PM   #6
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Excess 1" x 6" pressure treated decking cut to 11 1/2" held together with 8 excess stainless steel 1 3/4" decking screws. Total cost if I had to buy the material just for this project? Maybe $10.

Also have a 18K chassis and these have worked fine. And since I have a pile of cut decking ready to make more they make these also make for an excellent base to start a campfire on if the ground in the fire ring is wet. Everything other than the fire extinguisher should be a multi tasker in the coach.


Nice idea. Thanks.
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