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Old 12-10-2019, 10:20 PM   #61
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The worry is the coach sliding on the jack pads.
That's my concern... A LOT of wind up here.
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Old 12-10-2019, 10:34 PM   #62
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You can easily figure out the ground pressure being generated by your RV....
Take the total weight, and divide by four. This will give you the average amount of that weight, that is on each foot of your jacks.
You now need to figure out the area of each pad, and divide the pounds on each Jack by that amount.
I 'll bet you a nickel and a half, that's it's a pretty large amount.
Your RV won't blow away: until you've got MANY other problems to deal with!
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Old 12-11-2019, 12:00 AM   #63
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I know of one case personally where a class A fell off itís jacks and bent both jacks and the front leaf springs. My opinion (FWIW!) is that having the tires at least touching the ground - even if they are not bearing much weight - provides lateral stability that spindly well extended jacks canít. Iíve done it without problems but unless itís raining or something Iíll put LEGO blocks under wheels that would otherwise be off the ground. When I do that I also put a similar number of blocks under the adjacent jack just so they wonít overextend.

I read on another post that some jacks that rely on springs to retract can have trouble with the added weight of snap pads. Apparently they are surprisingly heavy! But it doesnít seem to be a widespread concern. Iíd buy then if they cost a bit less! And may anyway if I ever knock off my long wish list.
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Old 12-11-2019, 09:31 AM   #64
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I know of one case personally where a class A fell off it’s jacks and bent both jacks and the front leaf springs. My opinion (FWIW!) is that having the tires at least touching the ground - even if they are not bearing much weight - provides lateral stability that spindly well extended jacks can’t. I’ve done it without problems but unless it’s raining or something I’ll put LEGO blocks under wheels that would otherwise be off the ground. When I do that I also put a similar number of blocks under the adjacent jack just so they won’t overextend.

I read on another post that some jacks that rely on springs to retract can have trouble with the added weight of snap pads. Apparently they are surprisingly heavy! But it doesn’t seem to be a widespread concern. I’d buy then if they cost a bit less! And may anyway if I ever knock off my long wish list.
Snap pads only weigh a couple of pounds each at the most. Jacks that rely on spring retraction have been problematic for many owners, the springs weaken over time, the cylinder jacks gets corroded, the hydraulic oil gets old and dirty, and the jacks just don’t want to retract anymore.

I went thru 2 hurricanes while living in our previous MH on the east coast, had the jacks down, front wheels off the ground, never had a problem. That said, your results may vary.

I have had my SnapPads for a couple of years now, wouldn’t hesitate to buy them again, recommend them to a lot of people.
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Old 05-06-2020, 02:54 AM   #65
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o rings for foot pads

I just purchased a set of snap pads. While waiting for their arrival, I noticed some foot pads are bent from sitting on the edge of a pad or rock. I removed the feet to straighten them and noticed 2 o rings on each one. Most were torn up or squished flat so I called lippert to get some new ones. They gave me part#123932 and said it would be several weeks before they had any in stock. Price is $1.95 each plus $10 shipping charge. They gave me the dimensions and I found them at an industrial supplier for $6.25 for 50 plus $7.50 shipping. I had them in 2 days and they are correct. I have 42 left so if anyone runs into this same problem,let me know and i will send you what you need. Just pay me for postage.
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Old 05-06-2020, 01:48 PM   #66
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I have 42 left so if anyone runs into this same problem,let me know and i will send you what you need. Just pay me for postage.
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