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Dave Riddle, Burbank, Washington
Homemade Rubber Jack Pads
2015 Chevy Silverado 3500
2017 Host Mammoth
I wanted to have a non-slip rubber-style pad on each of the Rieco-Titan jack stands. I looked at Snap Pads as my first choice, but they are not sized for my application and are fairly expensive. So, I decided to make my own.
I added a 3/4-inch rubber pad to each of the Rieco-Titan jack stands on my camper. They are just a bit larger in diameter than the steel pad that is attached to the jack.
I cut the pads from the leftover horse trailer mat that I had in the shop.
Then using Gorilla Grip High Strength clear adhesive, I glued them to the steel pads. A single three-ounce tube was enough for all four pads.
So far, the modification has worked great.
I’ve tried them out on gravel and pavement/concrete surfaces and the glue is holding. The pads eliminate having to put down a piece of wood or similar for the jack to sit on.
We’ve used the camper jack pads extensively this year and they are still holding up great. Got to love that Gorilla glue!
The pads are also the right size. While loading the camper, I don’t have to worry about the rear dually tires hitting the pads while positioning the truck. All in all, I’m very pleased with this modification.
It took me two hours to complete this modification and cost me $8. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is easy.
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