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Old 04-29-2019, 06:32 PM   #1
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leveling pads on rocky soil?

I need to setup my RV on soil that has some rocks and I am limited as to where I can position the RV. I don't think there is a single level spot for any of the 6 leveling pads so what do i need to do? This is the 1st time for us setting up on soil and there will be some rocks under some of the pads. I did not actively look at the pads yet to see if they are articulating but I don't think they are, correct?
So my question is how do I level the surface under the pads?

Thanks for your input.
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:00 PM   #2
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Yes they do articulate a bit. Press the auto level, if it says stroke exceeded add blocks of some sort under the low side jacks.
Personally I always added the Lynx Levelers (much lighter than wood) under my jacks regardless if needed to shorten the jacks, the less they extend the more stable the feel.
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I use pieces of stall mats cut into 1-foot squares. They barely compress, but will if over a small rock. Have been using the same set since 2013 so they last.
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I have SnapPads on my Jacks and don't worry about small stones.
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Another vote for SnapPads. But if I feel it's too uneven I'll dig out the landing spot to level it out with my trusty $10 folding shovel. If it's too much variation for the system to level of course you'll need to add blocks. I've even bought concrete pavers (they're like $1.50 each, or less) and just left them when moving on.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Tra...hovel/51094998
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Snap Pads also here and I also made up blocks out of 4x4s and if staying at a location for more then a week I add them to all six so jacks are not down as far to reduce wobble inside.

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Old 05-12-2019, 05:17 PM   #8
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I need to setup my RV on soil that has some rocks and I am limited as to where I can position the RV. I don't think there is a single level spot for any of the 6 leveling pads so what do i need to do? This is the 1st time for us setting up on soil and there will be some rocks under some of the pads. I did not actively look at the pads yet to see if they are articulating but I don't think they are, correct?
So my question is how do I level the surface under the pads?

Thanks for your input.
We purchased a set of 15” x 1/2” (not sure of exact size) square orange plastic pads that have a smooth side for smooth surfaces and a honeycomb side for other surfaces such as gravel surfaces. Then we use the yellow blocks that snap together and have never had a problem with getting stability. We always use 5 blocks per jack on the four rear and we just purchased the larger black blocks for the front jacks. One thing nice with this system is the storage of them when not in use.
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Old 05-14-2019, 05:54 PM   #9
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They are expensive, but I highly recommend buying 16" footing pads to put under the feet of your jacks. They spread the weight over a large area and work great.

You can find them here: https://footingpad.com/shop/
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