Stabilizer pads

Discussion in 'Stabilizing Your Camper' started by Heelbilly, Jan 26, 2021.

  1. Heelbilly

    Heelbilly New Member

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    What, if anything do most use as a pad under the stabilizer jacks? If you use something, about how is it?
     
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    tombiasi Well-Known Member

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    When I need them its a square piece of 2x8.
     
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    Annunzi Active Member

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    I use the yellow Camco levelling blocks, I like them because they are easy to stack/store

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    JimmyM Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I use Lynx levelers. I've used 2x8s/2x12s as well. Both work great. Lynx levelers are lighter, 2x8s are cheaper.
     
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    Dingit Well-Known Member

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    We use Lynx levelers. Or Camco. I forgot which. They're kinda the same. We have "sand pads" on our stabilizers so only need them when the terrain makes our stabilizers too short. (We have a flipped axle so this happens more often than it otherwise would.)
     
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    I use wood, I made little handles with some straps and screwed them on to the ends. It just makes them easier for me to carry and to pull out and pick up.
     
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    We use Lynx Leveler blocks with caps. We have had sand pads on the stabs on both our second popup and current small TT, but the Lynx blocks are still helpful. We often use anywhere from 1-5 of them in a stack. Both the pup and TT have been somewhat raised, so not extending the stabs to close to max is more stable. The blocks are also good on softer surfaces, even sand pads can begin to sag into soft ground.
     
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    I use Lynx levelers with caps. I also have a set of some other brand I got at a garage sale that I like better - the lego blocks are closer and more numerous, negating the need for a cap with my pads. So far I have not needed any more than the 2 bags to cover the 4 stabs and the trailer tongue jack. I use a BAL for side to side on the wheel.
     
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    Thanks all. I’ll look into the plastic pads
     
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    Wood is totally fine if you don't need the extra height. (I only use the plastic ones because I had them already.)
     
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    Ikea Bed Lifts (or equal) - which also nest to take up less space when not in use. They work great for our ALiner.
     

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    Steve,

    I'm curious, why do you say don't stack the Lynx Levelers?
    I generally stack them 3 or 4 high because I feel the less you extend your stabilizers the less movement you'll have.
    Am I wrong with this way of thinking?
     
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    Personal preference. I've had the tongue jack almost slip off a stack when on a slop.

    I use a flat foot-pad on the tongue instead of a wheel. I wish Lynx Levelers made a pad with an indent. I've thought about using a dremel to cut one of my Lynx blocks so the flat foot-pad of the tongue would fit. If they just made the Lynx Flat block with a lip.
     
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    I use one foot lengths of 2x4's. Only because that is what I had on hand when I made them.

    It is my thought that anything wider than the stabilizer base could work because their purpose is to increase the footprint of the stabilizers, especially on soft ground. The softer the ground, the wider the pad.
     
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    if it keeps you out of the firepit...
     
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    I have a couple 1ftx1ft pieces of plywood I use. small enough for storage, wide enough to stabilize in sand/soft dirt. Also, I don't need to be "exact" when I place them. Also, it's what I had handy when I realized I needed something :)
     

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