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    Hello I have rubber "snap pads" on my four 9" round leveling jack feet on our new Reflection 280RS. It has the auto-leveling system. The snap pads add some diameter but I have not measured, probably 10-11" now. I've seen the nice round red plastic blocks and other square brands, but they are made for 9" round foot. Has anyone used a good product for jacks with the wider snap pads added?
    BTW - new 280RS, rear jack failure d days after purchase. Very aggravating


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    2022 Reflection 150 Series 280RS, 2022 Ram 2500 Laramie crew cab 4x4 6.4L.

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    I use 6" x 6" x 12" long treated post left overs. I have also used just a piece of 2 x 10 x 12 treated. I use these because sometimes we are camped and the ground is not very level and the jacks only have so much stroke. The 2 x 10's are also used for side to side leveling under the tires. Others use the plastic lego blocks.

    Brian
    Brian & Michelle
    2018 Reflection 29RS Oct.2017 build date, EMS-HW50C , Lippert Remote
    630 ah battery, Victron Multiplus 2, 800 watts solar, 100/50 SCC
    2015 Chevy 3500HD CC LB Duramax , Reese Elite 18K

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    • #3
      https://gdrvowners.com/tools-parts-o...k-needed/page3 Post 31 is what I use under my leveling jacks. They are a bit overbuilt, but they are 8 years old and just replaced the bottom boards on a couple of them due to dry rot. Front ones are 1 layer taller than the back ones and on level ground, the rear ones have plenty of clearance for getting them in place. Nice thing is you can customize the size for what ever diameter your jack foot is, I think mine are 11.5" square.
      Joseph
      Tow
      Vehicle: 2018 GMC K2500 Denali Diesel
      Coach: 303RLS Delivered March 5, 2021
      South of Houston Texas

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      • #4
        Thank you all! I think I will just build a stackable 2x6 double or 2x12 treated solution.
        2022 Reflection 150 Series 280RS, 2022 Ram 2500 Laramie crew cab 4x4 6.4L.

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        • #5
          I made these for our trailer, as well as some friends, and they have worked great on pavement, grass, gravel, and even sand.

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          2002 GMC 2500HD

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          • #6
            Todd, I like those, what did you make them from?
            tks
            Rob
            2022 Reflection 150 Series 280RS, 2022 Ram 2500 Laramie crew cab 4x4 6.4L.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Jlawles2 View Post
              https://gdrvowners.com/tools-parts-o...k-needed/page3 Post 31 is what I use under my leveling jacks. They are a bit overbuilt, but they are 8 years old and just replaced the bottom boards on a couple of them due to dry rot. Front ones are 1 layer taller than the back ones and on level ground, the rear ones have plenty of clearance for getting them in place. Nice thing is you can customize the size for what ever diameter your jack foot is, I think mine are 11.5" square.
              I second this approach as they can multitask too - jacking pads. I need to build two or 4 myself.
              Keith
              2018 Reflection 150 Series 220RK 5th wheel, SteadyFast system, Star White 2022 F350 King Ranch CC Long bed (HAL), B&W 25K OEM Companion

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bigdog3162 View Post
                Todd, I like those, what did you make them from?
                tks
                Rob
                I bonded a piece of 5051 1/4" Aluminum between two pieces of 3/4" rubber stall mat.
                2021 Reflection 278BH
                2002 GMC 2500HD

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Todd_P View Post

                  I bonded a piece of 5051 1/4" Aluminum between two pieces of 3/4" rubber stall mat.
                  Tod - If I may ask how did you bond them? I don't see any fasteners in your photo. Can you also post the size? I'm guessing 16" square from the photo.

                  Thanks
                  Keith
                  2018 Reflection 150 Series 220RK 5th wheel, SteadyFast system, Star White 2022 F350 King Ranch CC Long bed (HAL), B&W 25K OEM Companion

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Yoda View Post

                    Tod - If I may ask how did you bond them? I don't see any fasteners in your photo. Can you also post the size? I'm guessing 16" square from the photo.

                    Thanks
                    Keith
                    They are 12" x 12" and I used a heat activated adhesive to bond it all together.
                    2021 Reflection 278BH
                    2002 GMC 2500HD

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                    • #11
                      Those are great isolators, but the question was about riser block. I do like the rubber pad with the plate for the rocks like you show.

                      My goal with the blocks I have was to minimize stick out of the jack to increase stability.
                      Joseph
                      Tow
                      Vehicle: 2018 GMC K2500 Denali Diesel
                      Coach: 303RLS Delivered March 5, 2021
                      South of Houston Texas

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