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- This topic has 3 replies, 3 voices, and was last updated 7 months, 1 week ago by lindsayandchristinecarr.
- August 20, 2022 at 09:21 #60137TorParticipant
I’m looking for recommendations on what to use under the feet of my jacks, for both storage purposes(paved driveway) but also on gravel(certain campgrounds we frequent) if we unload from the truck.
I see that Camco makes a plastic and a rubber version but I’m not sure on their weight capacity. I’m also open to the idea of cutting my own out of plywood if that’s a better option.
Just curious what ya’ll have already found that works on multiple surfaces. Thanks for the help!
- August 24, 2022 at 06:46 #60177FreespoolParticipant
I had some extra marine grade three quarter plywood left over. I used that to make a 12 inch square 3 layers thick. Coated it with spar varnish and have excellent results using them with a 17K 5th wheel. Only problem is there heavy. Most truck camper rigs have weight concerns so in that case I say go with the plastic ones available at Camping World. While your at it, join there club so you can get there discounts, your savings will more than make up for subscriptions cost. Just in case you don’t have a weight issue and you like to build things like me take a look at plywood costs before making your final decision.
- August 30, 2022 at 14:15 #60261TorParticipant
I appreciate the tip!
- October 29, 2022 at 13:19 #61491lindsayandchristinecarrParticipant
We use 3/4″ plywood squares about 12″ x 12″ for our 1600 lb pop-up camper. Cheap and easy to replace but so far they have held up well for 3 years (including winter storage).
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