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jbeletti
10-29-2015, 06:35 PM
Use this thread (or create your own within the Origen sub-forum) to discuss RV SnapPads.

MTPockets
10-29-2015, 07:10 PM
I'll start. What's an RV snap pad?

jbeletti
10-29-2015, 07:13 PM
I'll start. What's an RV snap pad?

Here ya go Terry - link (http://www.rvsnappad.com/)

gasman
10-29-2015, 07:25 PM
Are they enough larger than the jack feet to make that much difference? I spent $20 on my redwood pads that seem to work fine.

jbeletti
10-29-2015, 07:29 PM
Are they enough larger than the jack feet to make that much difference? I spent $20 on my redwood pads that seem to work fine.

Mike - from my experience with them, I'd say attributes other than their size is what makes them useful.

From their website
The SnapPad Difference

SnapPad won't just change how you use your RV, it'll change your camping experience.
No more positioning jackpads or levelers under your RV
Permanent installation frees up valuable storage space
Little to no care required - durable and long lasting
Can still be removed if necessary
Protects foot from rust and other damage
Complements the look and feel of any RV

Created by the designers of Lynx Levelers, SnapPad is engineered through the application of many years of industry experience and knowledge.

MTPockets
10-29-2015, 07:40 PM
41178

jbeletti
10-29-2015, 07:42 PM
41178

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Fuzzy Dice?
Roll the dice?
Gambling?

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
10-29-2015, 08:22 PM
?
Fuzzy Dice?
Roll the dice?
Gambling?

I'm thinking
NO DICE

jbeletti
10-29-2015, 08:35 PM
I'm thinking
NO DICE

Ah - I missed the implied circle with a slash :)

Seriously though - each must make his own value judgement on this as with anything. I've had a season of experience with these and maybe 3 seasons experience with Hoss Pads. Hoss Pads were great! But with RV SnapPads, not having to run around like a wildman and deploy them, then pick them up and store them - priceless (to me)!

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
10-29-2015, 08:53 PM
Are they enough larger than the jack feet to make that much difference? I spent $20 on my redwood pads that seem to work fine.

These SnapPads are great.... They are made out of a very durable rubber that flexes and forms to uneven surfaces, they stick to the smooth surfaces also. keep the coach from moving around. Next they stay on the Level-up pads all the time= no pulling them and out lining them up under the pads. No picking them back up and cleaning them off before you store them again. No forgetting them at the last camp spot.
With the SnapPads permanently on the leg the Level up works like it was intended.... Push 1 button stand back and smile
Same thing when your heading out Push auto retract and you're done.
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MTPockets
10-29-2015, 08:55 PM
41178
Actually, my thinking is along the lines of "Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder" - some really like the dice hanging from their mirror, others don't. It's a personal choice item I believe. No disrespect either way.

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
10-29-2015, 09:07 PM
Ah - I missed the implied circle with a slash :)

Seriously though - each must make his own value judgement on this as with anything. I've had a season of experience with these and maybe 3 seasons experience with Hoss Pads. Hoss Pads were great! But with RV SnapPads, not having to run around like a wildman and deploy them, then pick them up and store them - priceless (to me)!
Completely agree Jim

most of you know I got mine for free, and I sound like a salesman. That's not the case. I really feel the difference inside and it doesn't get any easier to enjoy there benefits.

Jim
I'd like to pay it forward and perches a set for some lucky camper. Maybe a prise at one of our next rally or a contest on the forum.
Let me know if any of you have a good idea.

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cookie
10-29-2015, 09:24 PM
Jerrod, I have an idea for a contest.
You purchase a set (6), for the contest you ask me my name. If I get it right I win.
I like it. :)

Peace
Dave

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
10-29-2015, 09:28 PM
Like cheech and chong.
"Who is it" ???
Dave
"Who" ???
Dave
"Dave's not here"
[emoji2]

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avvidclif
10-29-2015, 10:34 PM
It's not thick enough to replace my blocks when more height is needed. It's not big enough in diameter to spread the weight. Except that they make the foot less likely to slip on a smooth surface I don't see what good they are.

My 2 cents worth, that's about what they are worth to me.

GETnBYE
10-30-2015, 04:39 AM
Protects foot from rust and other damage


With very little knowledge on my part as to what the rust potential of the jacks are "now", my thought is from viewing photos and video alone, it appears to me that it will hold water in or on the feet of the jack.
Is there a protective coating on the jacks "now" or when new, that is protected from being scratched off?
And if they do hold water, won't that eventually cause a breakdown and cause rust to occur faster?
Are there drainage holes that I missed seeing or is a water tight seal created when applied?

Bones
10-30-2015, 05:29 AM
My thought on the water retention is to come out with a complete foot replacement where the Snap Pad completely covers the foot and it is sealed inside. So all you would do is unbolt the old foot and bolt on a new one.

jbeletti
10-30-2015, 08:19 AM
Actually, my thinking is along the lines of "Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder" - some really like the dice hanging from their mirror, others don't. It's a personal choice item I believe. No disrespect either way.

Cool Terry. I don't know you or your humor well enough yet, so I missed the point at first. I agree with you on the choice and no disrespect taken :)

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
10-30-2015, 08:25 AM
My thought on the water retention is to come out with a complete foot replacement where the Snap Pad completely covers the foot and it is sealed inside. So all you would do is unbolt the old foot and bolt on a new one.
Another really good idea Bones !!!
They would cost a lot more. I think they would look pretty cool.
But all these need is a drain hole in the side or drill one in the foot pad.

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jbeletti
10-30-2015, 08:42 AM
With regard to drainage, while I need to pay more attention next time I go out with the RV, I don't believe the seal is water tight.

The metal jack pads themselves have a small turn-up or lip to them. So they themselves allow for the holding of water on top of them.

With the RV SnapPads in place, while they add height, I don't believe they are so snug that the water won't drain.

Jerrod - your RV is outdoors at your home - can you go pour water on top of your front jack pad until the water is level with the top of the RV SnapPad and let us know if this water finds it's way out over a reasonable time with the exception of what would normally stay on top of the metal jack pad until it evaporates?

porthole
10-30-2015, 10:52 AM
Just a thought. After 3 days of driving in the rain and gravel campgrounds, the level up pads are completely covered with mud, dirt sediment etc.
would that drain off the pads or clog the drains?

Bones
10-30-2015, 11:27 AM
Another really good idea Bones !!!
They would cost a lot more. I think they would look pretty cool.
But all these need is a drain hole in the side or drill one in the foot pad.

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Thanks

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
10-30-2015, 11:28 AM
Of course it would plug the drain hole. They will be full of mud and road grime with out the pad also.

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Bones
10-30-2015, 11:37 AM
You can also off set some cost if you turn in your old pads as cores if wanted. Why doesn't this company come out with some reinforced blocks made out of a similar material that you can use to prop up the camper just like wood blocks.

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
10-30-2015, 11:58 AM
With regard to drainage, while I need to pay more attention next time I go out with the RV, I'd don't believe the seal is water tight.

The metal jack pads themselves have a small turn-up or lip to them. So they themselves allow for the holding of water on top of them.

With the RV SnapPads in place, while they add height, I don't believe they are so snug that the water won't drain.

Jerrod - your RV is outdoors at your home - can you go pour water on top of your front jack pad until the water is level with the top of the RV SnapPad and let us know if this water finds it's way out over a reasonable time with the exception of what would normally stay on top of the metal jack pad until it evaporates?
I started the water test.
I poured 1 bottle of water on the front pads on the ground.
And 1 bottle on the second pad up in the air to see if it would drain.
It's almost a1/2" of water sitting on it. I be back to check on them in a few hours
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jbeletti
10-30-2015, 01:08 PM
You can also off set some cost if you turn in your old pads as cores if wanted. Why doesn't this company come out with some reinforced blocks made out of a similar material that you can use to prop up the camper just like wood blocks.

Hoss Pads are what you are describing. I have a set of 6 of them. Though I don't generally need them now with the RV SnapPads, I still carry them for times when I need a bit more height. Like RV SnapPads, Hoss Pads are made from "tire crumb".

Bones
10-30-2015, 01:24 PM
Hoss Pads are what you are describing. I have a set of 6 of them. Though I don't generally need them now with the RV SnapPads, I still carry them for times when I need a bit more height. Like RV SnapPads, Hoss Pads are made from "tire crumb".

Ahh I see. Didn't even realize that. Thanks

- - - Updated - - -


Ahh I see. Didn't even realize that. Thanks
I like them but they don't help when I need a lot of pad to span un-level ground I had to use three of my spacer blocks that I made up to level my coach.

jbeletti
10-30-2015, 01:30 PM
I like them but they don't help when I need a lot of pad to span un-level ground I had to use three of my spacer blocks that I made up to level my coach.

Right - I still have about 10 of the yellow Lego-style blocks from way back. I carry them in the truck and use them when I need even more height. I use them upside down usually - so I don't pack a lot of mud and rocks into them.

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
10-30-2015, 03:58 PM
I started the water test.
I poured 1 bottle of water on the front pads on the ground.
And 1 bottle on the second pad up in the air to see if it would drain.
It's almost a1/2" of water sitting on it. I be back to check on them in a few hours
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After 5 hours they did not loose a drop.
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Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
10-30-2015, 04:11 PM
After 5 hours they did not loose a drop.
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I drilled a test drain hole in the side of 1 pad in an angle up to the top of the steel pad. It seemed to drain in a few minutes and started drying up.
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A drill bit does not cut a very good hole in rubber it just brakes it's way though leaving lots of rubber debris still hanging in the hole.

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Bones
10-30-2015, 04:20 PM
So it sounds like they didn't drain on their own then. You had to help.

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
10-30-2015, 04:25 PM
This is after 15 minutes with the drain hole on the side
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It drained off and dried up fairly fast

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Kbvols
10-30-2015, 05:40 PM
Humm one less job for DW....one more reason for me to give her to upgrade to a rig with level up. I like them!

Probably too cheap to buy em but will use them to get the new rig[emoji14][emoji14][emoji14]


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brianlajoie
10-30-2015, 10:15 PM
When I came home from the Sweetheart rally last February we ran into snow in Albuquerque. The roads were treated with dark red clay and a lot of salt. It caused my spare tire bolt to sieze by the time I got home the next day. I would be concerned about corrosion on the lower leg assembly. Can they be easily removed so that the can be washed? I use cedar 4x4's and the yellow lego blocks to the feet from getting into muck and additional leveling when I need it.

jbeletti
10-30-2015, 10:18 PM
When I came home from the Sweetheart rally last February we ran into snow in Albuquerque. The roads were treated with dark red clay and a lot of salt. It caused my spare tire bolt to sieze by the time I got home the next day. I would be concerned about corrosion on the lower leg assembly. Can they be easily removed so that the can be washed? I use cedar 4x4's and the yellow lego blocks to the feet from getting into muck and additional leveling when I need it.

Brian - with some effort, they can be removed. But they're designed to fit very snugly and to not be removed.

Bones
10-31-2015, 05:02 AM
Brian - with some effort, they can be removed. But they're designed to fit very snugly and to not be removed and installed often.
Hey Jim I thought I saw that you void the warranty if you remove them once installed

jbeletti
10-31-2015, 08:05 AM
Hey Jim I thought I saw that you void the warranty if you remove them once installed

I just read that - you are correct. I was responding to the question of "Can they be easily removed...".

jbeletti
10-31-2015, 10:54 PM
Moved discussion of other jack pads to it's own thread here (https://www.heartlandowners.org/showthread.php/56862).

RV_SnapPad_Support
11-02-2015, 11:06 AM
Are they enough larger than the jack feet to make that much difference? I spent $20 on my redwood pads that seem to work fine.
Hi Mike
Thought you might be interested in a new section of our website (http://rvsnappad.com/#features) detailing some of the numbers regarding surface area and other stats. Here to answer any questions you may have and are all ears to any additional ideas or constructive comments as well. Have a great day!

RV_SnapPad_Support
11-03-2015, 05:21 PM
As a Heartland Owners Club partner, Club Headquarters is allowing us to post the following news for SnapPad.
We are pleased to announce that SnapPad is now being offered at our first retail location:
See Grins RV
7900 Arroyo Circle
Gilroy, CA 95020
1 408-683-4652
seegrins.com (http://www.seegrins.com)

Bones
11-03-2015, 05:52 PM
I'll buy the snap pads if level up comes with it. :). Just kidding

RV_SnapPad_Support
11-03-2015, 05:56 PM
We'd add it if we could! :)

osims
11-03-2015, 06:57 PM
I installed my snap pads last week and I really like them, plenty of interest in them in the couple of campgrounds we've been in.

RV_SnapPad_Support
11-03-2015, 08:13 PM
Great to hear Bill! Always appreciate any kind of feedback:D

For20hunter
11-03-2015, 08:18 PM
We just received our SnapPads in the mail today and am looking forward to installing them and checking them out!

Rod

Nabo
11-03-2015, 08:26 PM
We also had gotten word that our new pads are waiting for us at home. I do have a concern about them holding water and accelerating the rust factors on the LevelUp metal feet. Since the pads are made like a bowl or cap around the feet, it looks like draining of moisture from under the feet will be very slow. Maybe the pads are warrantied but replacing the feet might be a different story.

For20hunter
11-03-2015, 08:29 PM
I wonder if the SnapPads Support person can answer or comment on this?

Rod


We also had gotten word that our new pads are waiting for us at home. I do have a concern about them holding water and accelerating the rust factors on the LevelUp metal feet. Since the pads are made like a bowl or cap around the feet, it looks like draining of moisture from under the feet will be very slow. Maybe the pads are warrantied but replacing the feet might be a different story.

RV_SnapPad_Support
11-03-2015, 08:46 PM
Perfect Rod! Enjoy.
We just received our SnapPads in the mail today and am looking forward to installing them and checking them out!

Rod

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
11-03-2015, 08:53 PM
Ya we had 1.5" of rain Sunday night and the 5 of my SnapPads are full of water and the 1 that I drilled the hole in drained out and dried up.

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Bones
11-03-2015, 08:55 PM
Ya we had 1.5" of rain Sunday night and the 5 of my SnapPads are full of water and the 1 that I drilled the hole in drained out and dried up.

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So I would say that you should drill the other ones too but will that void your warranty?

Nabo
11-03-2015, 08:55 PM
Jerrod - the question is since you drilled a hole in the one pad, has the warranty been voided???

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
11-03-2015, 09:04 PM
I'm sure they will stand behind it.
There is not much that can go wrong with them so I'm not to worried about voiding my warranty.
I think they need to address this issue asap before they sell any more.
I had mentioned this issue the day I first received them in the mail before they released them to the public.


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Nabo
11-03-2015, 09:10 PM
Hopefully they are following and seeing that there is a concern about other product failures because of this product. Thanks Jerrod. Right now we are not going to install them because of the concerns. Sad because of the money spent.

Bones
11-03-2015, 09:13 PM
Hopefully they are following and seeing that there is a concern about other product failures because of this product. Thanks Jerrod. Right now we are not going to install them because of the concerns. Sad because of the money spent.
I don't have them but I don't think you should avoid installing them. I consider that an extreme minor inconvience. it would take a long time to rust through those pads

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
11-03-2015, 09:27 PM
It only take 2 seconds to drill the hole I just think if they make them with the holes in them, it would be a cleaner made hole and drain better.

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RV_SnapPad_Support
11-03-2015, 09:35 PM
Hi Nathan & Byrd - This is a completely understandable concern. From the initial users we found the standing water tends to evaporate naturally or in the wind while on the road. Also the Level Up metal feet have a protective coat to shield them from the elements. Only when the metal has been exposed through scratching on gravel does that become an issue. That being said this is a new product and we have yet to test it in those conditions for an extended period of time. Jerrod has previously posted pictures of a small hole he drilled to accelerate the draining/drying process. It seemed quite effective so in order to mitigate that concern we recommend to go ahead and drill a small hole in the side. This will NOT void your warranty. Repeat - We will still honor your warranty.
We also had gotten word that our new pads are waiting for us at home. I do have a concern about them holding water and accelerating the rust factors on the LevelUp metal feet. Since the pads are made like a bowl or cap around the feet, it looks like draining of moisture from under the feet will be very slow. Maybe the pads are warrantied but replacing the feet might be a different story.

- - - Updated - - -

We are definitely paying attention and very much appreciate your feedback. I ask you to try them out and keep an eye out for the standing water. See what your experience is - or if you'd like to 'nip it in the bud' feel free to follow Jerrod's lead and drill a small hole above the lip. We will still honor your warranty. That's true for all Heartland customers as well.
Hopefully they are following and seeing that there is a concern about other product failures because of this product. Thanks Jerrod. Right now we are not going to install them because of the concerns. Sad because of the money spent.

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
11-03-2015, 09:36 PM
You'll need to be careful drilling the hole as the drill bit will scratch the coating off the pad when you get to it I would start drilling the hole from outside in to get the right angle then remove the pad to complete the hole all the way though. That way you won't scratch that coating off.. I will be using about a 3/8 bit maybe a bit bigger

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Nabo
11-03-2015, 09:40 PM
Thank you for your response RV SnapPad Support. We will take this into consideration.

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Jerrod - thanks for your guidelines about drilling holes.

RV_SnapPad_Support
11-03-2015, 09:41 PM
Thank you, Jerrod and Bones for voicing your concerns and findings. We all benefit from this discussion.
Thank you for your response RV SnapPad Support. We will take this into consideration.

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
11-03-2015, 09:58 PM
You bet glad to see you on here supporting your product and responding to our concerns
They really are a awesome product.
I love my SnapPads and they will be eaven better once I drill the drain holes. Thank you guys again

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Nabo
11-03-2015, 10:07 PM
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GETnBYE
11-04-2015, 01:05 AM
from looking at pictures on the website, it looks like the snap pad has a hole in the bottom. I did not see them from the video, I may have missed it.

I'm wondering if the level up feet shouldn't also have drainage holes in them to allow the water to go down to the snap pad drain hole. Even without the snappads perhaps the jack feet should have these drains which could have the coating sprayed on them during production.

I know some will say they will just clog up, but you can brush a bit of dirt and gravel off as with normal maintenance of any part of an rv.

now, my question is: will it weaken the jack foot/pad if the drains were drilled into them? This may be a question for the level up maker.

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
11-04-2015, 01:11 AM
That's been my concern with drilling a hole in the pad it self. Also the hole in the SnapPad is right at the bend of the cone on the pad. I might try it on one and see how it goes.

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RV_SnapPad_Support
11-04-2015, 03:55 PM
Great point Wayne (& or Anita)! We were surprised to find out they didn't have any drainage holes either, as the metal foot has a small lip around the edge. The water would most likely drain out of the bottom of the SnapPad if that were the case. That being said we could never recommend altering another companies product. We're working on solutions on our end.
from looking at pictures on the website, it looks like the snap pad has a hole in the bottom. I did not see them from the video, I may have missed it.

I'm wondering if the level up feet shouldn't also have drainage holes in them to allow the water to go down to the snap pad drain hole. Even without the snappads perhaps the jack feet should have these drains which could have the coating sprayed on them during production.

I know some will say they will just clog up, but you can brush a bit of dirt and gravel off as with normal maintenance of any part of an rv.

now, my question is: will it weaken the jack foot/pad if the drains were drilled into them? This may be a question for the level up maker.

porthole
11-05-2015, 02:31 AM
Just a thought for those drilling the holes - try a "Forstner bit". I think it would do a better job in making a clean hole over a standard twist drill bit.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Diablo-3-8-in-High-Speed-Steel-Forstner-Bit-FB-002/100098837

'Lil Guy'
11-05-2015, 04:17 AM
Saw these pads on a rig at the La. rally last week and am thinking of getting 6 to install on my new rig. Looked really clean when installed. I don't see the issue with the water retention. The feet on the 6 pt. have a cupped edge that will hold water already.
If I decide to drill drain holes in the pads, I'll do it before I mount them so I don't hit the pads on the rig now. Seems like you're gaining a better footprint and some added height to keep the extension down on the level up. That is what the pad is for and it looks like it will do just that. Yep, I'm going to order them now.
If someone would make a plastic little cone and turn it upside down with a hole to fit the diameter of the level up, you could just remove the foot pads, insert the upside down concave or cone shaped plastic cover, reinstall the pad, install the snap pad and wha la, you now have an umbrella for your pads. Naa, they make black Rustoleum paint for this. Wait, even better, maybe they could increase the price by 4 to 500 bucks and put a little air nozzle on each leg to blow the water off. Better yet, add another $100.00 and put a rain sensor to activate the air blast.
In closing, I'm ordering some now. They look like a good product to have and do exactly what they are designed to do. I like the extra height and the fact that they are there to stay. If those pads hold a little water and that is the only issue I have with my rig, I'm a happy camper.

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
11-05-2015, 09:35 AM
Just a thought for those drilling the holes - try a "Forstner bit". I think it would do a better job in making a clean hole over a standard twist drill bit.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Diablo-3-8-in-High-Speed-Steel-Forstner-Bit-FB-002/100098837
I was thinking that type of bit would just clog up in there.. But I will definitely try it.

Also I was thinking, that drilling the hole in the Level-up pad will only drain when the legs are up, or on gravel. So I think drilling the drain hole in the SnapPad is the best solution.

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porthole
11-05-2015, 09:47 AM
Couple of questions.

The pads are 2" thick in the area below the jack pad? Giving essentially a 2" extra lift? Or it is 2" overall height, if so, what is the "gained" height then?

Claim: SnapPad will automatically level across any surface.
Doesn't the jack pad already do this through the bolt and pad having a swivel socket?

Claim: Octagon Shape ... design distributes the load of your RV over a larger surface area
Not sure if I understand how a rubber pad is going to distribute 2000-4000 pounds more evenly then a pad with no SnapPad



The Patent-Pending design distributes the load of your RV over a larger surface area.

RV_SnapPad_Support
11-05-2015, 12:01 PM
Hi Duane (& Debbie) Good questions!

The pads are just under 2" thick total, the gained height is 1 1/8".

The existing jack pad does have a 5 degree swivel socket. We are referring to the pads ability to conform to lumpy hard-packed ground and gravel.

Although it's hard to tell by the pictures the pads are 11" in diameter compared to the 9" OEM foot. Without drowning you in math I can tell you (per pad) this adds an additional 36 sq/in of surface area that contacts the ground. That's what we mean when we say it distributes the weight over a larger surface area.
More stats and info here (http://rvsnappad.com/#collapseOne).

Thanks for the questions, let me know if you have any more :)





Couple of questions.

The pads are 2" thick in the area below the jack pad? Giving essentially a 2" extra lift? Or it is 2" overall height, if so, what is the "gained" height then?

Claim: SnapPad will automatically level across any surface.
Doesn't the jack pad already do this through the bolt and pad having a swivel socket?

Claim: Octagon Shape ... design distributes the load of your RV over a larger surface area
Not sure if I understand how a rubber pad is going to distribute 2000-4000 pounds more evenly then a pad with no SnapPad



The Patent-Pending design distributes the load of your RV over a larger surface area.

'Lil Guy'
11-05-2015, 03:14 PM
I ordered mine this morning. I like to put a jack pad under my 6 jacks when I set up. This is like putting a 1 1/8" jack pad under each jack without having to run around trying to center them. I don't think this will change the RV height but only the amount of leg extension per leg. I have additional 1 1/2" pads to help on uneven surfaces or to further shorten the leg extension.

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
11-05-2015, 03:23 PM
You will love them

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kdubinwa
01-31-2016, 12:44 PM
I ordered a set of 6 for my new Bighorn 3160EL and I got a question for you snap padders:

With 1 1/8 inch of lift per jack leg, how much additional height of leveling pads/blocks should I carry for dealing with the occasional un-level campsite to avoid going out of stroke?

Also, how many level up legs would I typically need to add additional jack pads under the snap pads to overcome out of stroke? one side (3), all but front (4)

My uneducated guess is the most I would need to level in most sites is enough level pads to add 3" of height under 3-4 of the leveling jacks.... so 9 to 12 inches of stackable hoss pads, stall mat, leveling blocks or whatever? Overkill or Short?

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
01-31-2016, 01:25 PM
That all depends on the site your trying to set up in most of your every day camp grounds you shouldn't need any. And others you could need up to 4" to 6" under 2 or 3 of your lower jacks. Myself so far I have never needed any with this couch. With my toyhurler, we did alot of off road camping and I had to carry a small lumber yard of blocks to get it level.
If you carry 3" or 4" of blocks/pads for 3 legs I think that's more then enough. Some of these guys put blocks under there level up jacks every time just for the fun of it I guess. "To each his own"
For me, the level up is on there to eliminate the need for blocks in most cases.

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RVFun4Us
03-22-2016, 07:28 PM
I received my RV SnapPads yesterday. After reading the posts on this thread, I elected to drill a drainage hole in each pad before installation. Probably took me about an hour to install counting hooking up the fifth wheel to install the landing jack pads, then disconnecting for the remaining four. Also tried to make the rig as level as possible on the gravel before installation. They do look nice on there. Now we will see how the drainage holes work after a rain storm. Nice addition to the rig. Has anyone else drilled the drainage holes prior to installation since the last post a couple of months ago?

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
03-22-2016, 07:37 PM
Nice
Glad to hear you got them on :)
I still need to drill the holes in my other 5 pads.
The one with the hole definitely drains better then the 5 without.
You will love them

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Shortest Straw
03-22-2016, 09:58 PM
That all depends on the site your trying to set up in most of your every day camp grounds you shouldn't need any. And others you could need up to 4" to 6" under 2 or 3 of your lower jacks. Myself so far I have never needed any with this couch. With my toyhurler, we did alot of off road camping and I had to carry a small lumber yard of blocks to get it level.
If you carry 3" or 4" of blocks/pads for 3 legs I think that's more then enough. Some of these guys put blocks under there level up jacks every time just for the fun of it I guess. "To each his own"
For me, the level up is on there to eliminate the need for blocks in most cases.

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Have you tried using blocks to reduce the movement? I haven't had our new rig long enough to see if it helps. I would think that the less the jacks have to extend the less the movement of the rig would be. i have heard that about scissor jacks anyway.

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
03-22-2016, 10:15 PM
No I have not tried anything different..
I use a tripod some of the time. It really doesn't move that much at all. And I refuse to use blocks unless they are needed.

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jayc
03-23-2016, 09:24 AM
We got a set for our 4 point system and they do seem to make a difference, best of which is the famous popping of the levelers is gone. We had an occasional pop, especially in weather changes but since installing the Snap Pads, it has not happened again.

Aandaar
03-23-2016, 02:34 PM
My SnapPads are here, MY SnapPads are here, Dang'it trailers in the service center. Gotta wait to put them on.

billyjoeraybob
03-23-2016, 03:11 PM
My SnapPads came in this week. They look to be very well made. I can't wait for the time to get them installed. I will have them installed before the Southeastern Regional Rally in TN(April) and the SC HOC Rally(May). So if you want to check them out look us up!

RV_SnapPad_Support
03-23-2016, 04:11 PM
Thank you for all the feedback and reviews! Just a reminder we're always here to answer any questions or collaborate on any suggestions or ideas.

Our experience with every Heartland owner has been amazing! We are very excited to continue working with HOC.

2psnapod2
03-23-2016, 04:48 PM
When are you going to start putting the drain holes in them?

RV_SnapPad_Support
03-23-2016, 05:10 PM
Good question!

We're aware of the concerns and are working on several solutions for the water retention. Currently working to get the design completed and tested ASAP. No solid timeline as of now but we will keep everyone notified.

Please note your jacks are equipped with rust proof sealer and are resistant to rust until scratched or damaged. SnapPad will protect your jack landing feet from any such damage.

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
03-23-2016, 05:22 PM
I LOVE MY SnapPad's drain hole or not they are awesome !!!!!!! [emoji41]

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For20hunter
03-23-2016, 06:08 PM
I couldn't agree more! They are totally awesome, with or without a drain hole!

Rod

TravelTiger
03-23-2016, 09:24 PM
We got a set for our 4 point system and they do seem to make a difference, best of which is the famous popping of the levelers is gone. We had an occasional pop, especially in weather changes but since installing the Snap Pads, it has not happened again.

Jay, I can't seem to recall any popping either side we put ours on. But when we got back to our home park, I did reduce the stroke on the side that was popping, so not sure if that helped or not.

I really like them, aid in setup time tremendously!!


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Bones
03-24-2016, 04:56 AM
I know when Jerrod poured water in the foot area it stayed but what have other people experienced without the drain holes. Is it really that much of a concern? Maybe at some point RV-Snap Pads will offer another whole line where all you do is bolt on a new foot that has the pad sealed to it and there is no space for water to sit. The pad is angled and formed over-top of the metal foot.

TravelTiger
03-24-2016, 07:32 AM
During our recent rally, we had a good heavy rain overnight our second night at the park. The next few days were partly cloudy, and I noticed one foot had standing water in it until we left. So about 5 days it retained water. I could have made an effort to get the water out if I wanted, but I was too busy.

These were brand new pads, installed before heading to the rally.

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2psnapod2
03-24-2016, 09:33 AM
This is my concern. And I am holding off until it is addressed. Since my jack pads are not new and water on them now is causing rust. Not much but if I set them in the pads for days with water, would cause too much rusted for sure.

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
03-24-2016, 09:37 AM
This is my concern. And I am holding off until it is addressed. Since my jack pads are not new and water on them now is causing rust. Not much but if I set them in the pads for days with water, would cause too much rusted for sure.
You can remove the pads and sand & repaint them befor you put the SnapPad's on if your concerned about them rusting

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2psnapod2
03-24-2016, 09:40 AM
Yes but you can't really replace the original rust coating.

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
03-24-2016, 09:44 AM
I think it's just powder coating paint. If the are scratched up already from years of use it would be good for them. Then have the rust inhibitor paints now ...


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Nabo
03-24-2016, 09:57 AM
Here is a picture of the RV SnapPads after 5 months on the coach. Understand that the LM is out in the weather all the time since we are living in her while hubby is working out of state. I had a concern earlier that the pad would hold water, rusting the pads on the jacks. As you can see there is some rust starting to show on the edges of the metal pads as well as discoloration of the top of the metal jack pad. Earlier I had asked about putting a small hole in the side of the pad to help wick out the rainwater faster and was assured that would be ok to do without voiding the warranty of the pads. We didn't do that because we wanted to see how the metal pads of the jack would do with the RV SnapPads. Well now we have a concern. We like the pads but think the company needs to re-look the issue of adding a drain hole to the pads.
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Bones
03-24-2016, 10:17 AM
Here is a picture of the RV SnapPads after 5 months on the coach. Understand that the LM is out in the weather all the time since we are living in her while hubby is working out of state. I had a concern earlier that the pad would hold water, rusting the pads on the jacks. As you can see there is some rust starting to show on the edges of the metal pads as well as discoloration of the top of the metal jack pad. Earlier I had asked about putting a small hole in the side of the pad to help wick out the rainwater faster and was assured that would be ok to do without voiding the warranty of the pads. We didn't do that because we wanted to see how the metal pads of the jack would do with the RV SnapPads. Well now we have a concern. We like the pads but think the company needs to re-look the issue of adding a drain hole to the pads.
43756

The rust spot your talking about looks like the wear point of the pivot. Does anyone else who doesn't have the pads have the same type of rust in that area?

kdubinwa
03-24-2016, 10:27 AM
I just installed my pads on a new Bighorn produced in January of this year. I had rust around the pivot BEFORE the pad install on a barely used 5ver. Not a snap pad problem.



The rust spot your talking about looks like the wear point of the pivot. Does anyone else who doesn't have the pads have the same type of rust in that area?

Nabo
03-24-2016, 10:52 AM
I'm not talking about the pivot post of the jack. Look at the back edge of the metal pad and you will see rust stains (yellowing of the metal) starting on the metal pad. That's my concern.

Bones
03-24-2016, 10:55 AM
I'm not talking about the pivot post of the jack. Look at the back edge of the metal pad and you will see rust stains (yellowing of the metal) starting on the metal pad. That's my concern.


oh. I thought that was just dirt

Nabo
03-24-2016, 11:00 AM
Nope - it's rust. This was on the front jacks. The other 4 jacks are under the slides so it's harder to check them. We are closing up and pulling back to TN so a closer inspection of the other jacks can be done soon.

Bones
03-24-2016, 11:09 AM
Nope - it's rust. This was on the front jacks. The other 4 jacks are under the slides so it's harder to check them. We are closing up and pulling back to TN so a closer inspection of the other jacks can be done soon.
ok. When your camping season is done you could probably have the foot pad powder coated.

2psnapod2
03-24-2016, 11:13 AM
Yes I have the same problem. I a Sand and repaint that area often. But it always comes back. I have the 4 point setup and I think the front ones actually carry the majority of the weight. And since they angle out the movement causes the rubbing. No it is not the fault of snap pads. But I don't want anymore water standing in that area.

hogan
03-29-2016, 07:45 AM
Jerrod, where did you drill the test hole?

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
03-29-2016, 09:54 AM
Jerrod, where did you drill the test hole?
Look at post #30 on this thread.

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hogan
03-30-2016, 07:01 AM
To SnapPad Support: I got my set of SnapPads around the first of the year and I am a total fan. I am experiencing the water collection issue since we seem to be in monsoon season down here in Florida. My foots have been full of water now for over a week and mosquitoes are breeding in the pool, I don't know if you have found a solution for future production yet, but I will be glad to share my thoughts with you. 40 years in tire manufacturing has to be worth something. So, email me at ahcooperii@gmail.com and I will share.
Hogan Cooper

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We are definitely paying attention and very much appreciate your feedback. I ask you to try them out and keep an eye out for the standing water. See what your experience is - or if you'd like to 'nip it in the bud' feel free to follow Jerrod's lead and drill a small hole above the lip. We will still honor your warranty. That's true for all Heartland customers as well.[/QUOTE]

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Jerrod, I went back and reviewed all the chat about the trapped water and saw your weep hole. Thanks for the heads up. Also, I have just completed winding my way through your thread "Project LM-365" and found it fascinating. What was the cost of the GE microwave?

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
03-30-2016, 09:17 AM
1k [emoji37]

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Bones
03-30-2016, 09:35 AM
1k [emoji37]

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Ouch.

JWalker
03-30-2016, 09:40 AM
My SnapPads arrived yesterday. Hopefully get to install them this weekend. Took them out and looked them over. They're heavier than I thought they would be. Looked well made. Going to drill drain holes when I install. Thanks all for the info.

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
03-30-2016, 11:36 AM
Ouch.
It is the Mercedes-Benz of microwaves. And sence it is the only oven / microwave cooking source in the LM 365 we feel it was a good choice.

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Bones
03-30-2016, 11:40 AM
It is the Mercedes-Benz of microwaves. And sence it is the only oven / microwave cooking source in the LM 365 we feel it was a good choice.

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It looks really nice. By the way how did we start discussing your microwave on here for snap pads?

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
03-30-2016, 11:52 AM
Not sure

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RV_SnapPad_Support
03-30-2016, 12:08 PM
To SnapPad Support: I got my set of SnapPads around the first of the year and I am a total fan. I am experiencing the water collection issue since we seem to be in monsoon season down here in Florida. My foots have been full of water now for over a week and mosquitoes are breeding in the pool, I don't know if you have found a solution for future production yet, but I will be glad to share my thoughts with you. 40 years in tire manufacturing has to be worth something. So, email me at ahcooperii@gmail.com and I will share.
Hogan Cooper

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We are definitely paying attention and very much appreciate your feedback. I ask you to try them out and keep an eye out for the standing water. See what your experience is - or if you'd like to 'nip it in the bud' feel free to follow Jerrod's lead and drill a small hole above the lip. We will still honor your warranty. That's true for all Heartland customers as well.

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Jerrod, I went back and reviewed all the chat about the trapped water and saw your weep hole. Thanks for the heads up. Also, I have just completed winding my way through your thread "Project LM-365" and found it fascinating. What was the cost of the GE microwave?[/QUOTE]

Hi Hogan,
We hear you and we are working on a solution. We'll let everyone know when the solution becomes available. In the mean time you can follow Jerrod's lead and drill some drainage holes, blow off the access water with compressed air or soak up the water with a towel or paper towel.

Thank you for your thoughts and feedback.

kdubinwa
03-30-2016, 09:18 PM
Tomorrow I'm going to yank my snap pads and drill holes. Any advice on how best to remove them without compromising the lip?

RV_SnapPad_Support
03-30-2016, 10:08 PM
Tomorrow I'm going to yank my snap pads and drill holes. Any advice on how best to remove them without compromising the lip?
The only way to get them off without removing the bolt is to peel them off. To start, the jacks should be fully retracted ('up' position). It is best to start on one side (rather than removing the pad as a whole) and work your way around the rim - you probably will have to step on the side to get it started, then work your way around the rim. They were never really designed to come off once installed, so this process should be done as delicately as possibly. The rim of the pad shouldn't be compromised beyond minor scuffing, but keep a close eye to ensure it's fully intact. If you have any questions you can post a picture or send me a direct message and I will advise further.

Good luck.

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
03-30-2016, 11:57 PM
If it were me I would spray a little WD-40 on the lip. Or some very soapy water .

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RV_SnapPad_Support
03-31-2016, 09:27 AM
That's actually a great idea Jerrod. Soapy water would probably be best as it can dry and be removed much easier.

JWalker
03-31-2016, 09:48 AM
Jerrod, did you drill your drain holes while the pads were on or did you take them off and drill them?

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
03-31-2016, 10:27 AM
Jerrod, did you drill your drain holes while the pads were on or did you take them off and drill them?
So far I did the one hole with the pad on. But I'm sure by doing it that way the drill bit has scratched the paint off in that area. So I chose not to drill any more drain holes until I remove them and drill them off of the rig. I just haven't got around to it yet.

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RV_SnapPad_Support
04-01-2016, 05:35 PM
So far I did the one hole with the pad on. But I'm sure by doing it that way the drill bit has scratched the paint off in that area. So I chose not to drill any more drain holes until I remove them and drill them off of the rig. I just haven't got around to it yet.

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Hi Jerrod,
Out of curiosity what has your experience with standing water been? You were instrumental for testing the retention early on. Have you noticed any additional corrosion or any potential issues? In fact that question goes for any current SnapPadders. Pictures, comments, ideas, criticisms are all always welcome.
Nabo (Nathan & Byrd) thank you so much, your feedback is critical to making a better product.
Origen is working on a solution and the more feedback the better our updated version will be.
We very much appreciate all HOC members and want to make the best possible product going forward.
Thank you & have a great weekend!

Nabo
04-01-2016, 07:03 PM
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Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-01-2016, 07:32 PM
Snap-pad is a great product as is.....
I really have had no issues with them as they are. I have a little bit of rusty ring where the pad connect to the leg and noticed that the one pad with the hole in it is cleaner then the rest. Also noticed that they do tend to eventually drain when the legs are raised but will hold water for ever when they are down.
I need to pop them off and drill the rest of the holes as it differently makes a difference.
I never even thought about the mosquitos being a problem.
This one has no hole yet
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This one has the hole in it
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Thank you guys for making this awesome product for all of use.
I have been telling everyone out here about the SnapPad's.
Heartland members or not (anyone with level up on there rig)
Explaining all of the benefits they provide. Especially if they can get them on a new rig right away before the protective coating is scratched off the bottom of there pads.
I would love see your new version Snap-pads to see what you've done. Keep up the good work and thanks for paying attention to the customer on here, it means a lot to all of us.

Also you might consider making a pack of 4 2" stackers
To place under the SnapPad's in those situations where you need a few more inches to level your coach.
I want royalties on that one though. [emoji41] LOL

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RV_SnapPad_Support
04-01-2016, 09:04 PM
Snap-pad is a great product as is.....
I really have had no issues with them as they are. I have a little bit of rusty ring where the pad connect to the leg and noticed that the one pad with the hole in it is cleaner then the rest. Also noticed that they do tend to eventually drain when the legs are raised but will hold water for ever when they are down.
I need to pop them off and drill the rest of the holes as it differently makes a difference.
I never even thought about the mosquitos being a problem.
This one has no hole yet
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160402/ee10e033e6abda28841df71efa182dfd.jpg

This one has the hole in it
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160402/91af6987d264040480ca1026716efbe3.jpg

Thank you guys for making this awesome product for all of use.
I have been telling everyone out here about the SnapPad's.
Heartland members or not (anyone with level up on there rig)
Explaining all of the benefits they provide. Especially if they can get them on a new rig right away before the protective coating is scratched off the bottom of there pads.
I would love see your new version Snap-pads to see what you've done. Keep up the good work and thanks for paying attention to the customer on here, it means a lot to all of us.

Also you might consider making a pack of 4 2" stackers
To place under the SnapPad's in those situations where you need a few more inches to level your coach.
I want royalties on that one though. [emoji41] LOL

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Amazing feedback with the pictures! SnapPad stackers, I like it! Thank you Jerrod!

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-01-2016, 09:05 PM
Don't forget me when they take off $$$ LOL

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2psnapod2
04-01-2016, 09:17 PM
You can definitely see the rust areas in the one without the hole. Maybe Heartland could add them as an option. Never letting the bottom touch the ground would be great for the rust issue. Also really like the idea of the added height off a 2 inch block added if needed.

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RV_SnapPad_Support
04-01-2016, 09:27 PM
Don't forget me when they take off $$$ LOL

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Loving all the feedback! This idea is already in the works. I guess great minds think alike ;)

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-01-2016, 09:40 PM
guess so

2psnapod2
04-01-2016, 09:44 PM
Hope the stacker will fit in a milk crate.

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Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-01-2016, 10:00 PM
Just kidding on the $$$
And you can use the "SnapPad stackers" name if you want.
You guys Rock [emoji41]

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Brader
04-02-2016, 09:07 AM
Has anyone shared photos in detail of drilling drain holes in the SnapPads? Will SnapPad be releasing a version of the SnapPad? Is there a website offering Heartland owners a discount or free shipping? I would love to purchase a set.

jassson007
04-02-2016, 09:14 AM
I have drilled hole in two of mine that always hold water. I can't remember what size but I used but was not very big. I only did two of them as they are the only two that seem to hold water.


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Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-02-2016, 09:27 AM
Maybe I'll pull one off today and do some experimenting with some different types of drill bits.

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Nabo
04-02-2016, 11:50 AM
Jerrod - let us know how hard it is to get the other pads off. The two front metal pads on our coach seems to show more rust around the lips of the metal pads than the other 4 jacks. I agree in that we love how the SnapPads works, adding the little extra height and I think helps stabilizes the coach when all the jacks are down and set up. My concern is tearing or damaging the SnapPads' lip trying to take it off. Yes they need drain holes to help reduce the water retention on top of the metal pads to help minimize rusting issues. If I had really thought about it, I would have spray painted the metal pads before adding the SnapPads on. Aw will

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-02-2016, 12:06 PM
I used a little WD-40, a few screwdrivers and it came right offhttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160402/328c167fd3777934251306c966bda8c7.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160402/5b453c2367b9998ed4b3c2936b619b05.jpg

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Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-02-2016, 12:21 PM
First hole is a great success [emoji41]
I used a 1/2" Forstner drill bit. The fast cleaning type. It drilled a perfect hole right through. I started the hole about a 1/2" down the side then drill in an angle back up towards the groove. It came out perfect.
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Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-02-2016, 12:24 PM
Now that I'm looking at the pictures I might need to angle it up a bit more. I'll install this one and see how it looks.

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cookie
04-02-2016, 12:45 PM
My RV SnapPads are scheduled to be delivered on Monday.
Rather than drilling a hole I intend to try and melt a hole through with a pencil tip soldering iron.
Don't know how that will work out but I'll let you know. Unless someone else tries it first.

On edit, since I was distracted while posting it took me a half hour to complete and now I see that Jerrod used a Forstner bit and I like that idea better.
Now I gotta look for my Forstner bits.

Peace
Dave

boatto5er
04-02-2016, 12:50 PM
I'm waiting on you guys to get this resolved so I can order mine. [emoji41]


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Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-02-2016, 12:51 PM
I did another hole on the opposite side of this pad then after breaking out my rotary tool to clean it up I see this hole is to high, I didn't want to jeopardize the upper lip of the pad. I think it's fine but the next one I will drill the hole 1/2" down like I did the first one, then raise the hole up into the lip with the rotary tool.
I really don't think you guys need to be this particular about it but I'm trying to find the perfect hole.
The pad holds a little bit of water even without the SnapPad on it. But with the holes in them they can drain the majority out and evaporate the rest..
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Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-02-2016, 12:57 PM
My RV SnapPads are scheduled to be delivered on Monday.
Rather than drilling a hole I intend to try and melt a hole through with a pencil tip soldering iron.
Don't know how that will work out but I'll let you know. Unless someone else tries it first.

On edit, since I was distracted while posting it took me a half hour to complete and now I see that Jerrod used a Forstner bit and I like that idea better.
Now I gotta look for my Forstner bits.

Peace
Dave
I found that whole set at Lowes for $19.99 http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160402/e28f72c166c83feffda8e3c5812d47ba.jpg

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Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-02-2016, 12:59 PM
I'm waiting on you guys to get this resolved so I can order mine. [emoji41]


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Order them drill the holes and slap them on. You will love them
That drill bit went right through no problem and a nice clean hole.

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Nabo
04-02-2016, 01:02 PM
Thanks Jerrod. Through your trial & error to find the best location for the drain hole, this gives me something to think about.

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-02-2016, 01:06 PM
I popped this one off drilled the holes took a picture and had it back on in less then 2 minutes.
That is the perfect hole [emoji41]
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Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-02-2016, 01:16 PM
BTW I think Bones was the one that came up with the using the Forstner drill bit idea ..
Thanks Dave it worked perfectly. I didn't think it was going to work that well. These are fast cleaning so I think that was the key
Tip when you are almost all the way through slow down and let the BIT finish the job so it will keep a clean hole all the way through.
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I think this is the perfect hole. I did not protrude into the upper ring but I am right under it.
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cookie
04-02-2016, 01:34 PM
I found that whole set at Lowes for $19.99
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I have a set, I just gotta find it.
Did you have to clean up the hole with that burr?

Peace
Dave

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-02-2016, 01:58 PM
I have a set, I just gotta find it.
Did you have to clean up the hole with that burr?

Peace
Dave
I didn't have too I'm sure it would be fine, but that's not how I roll[emoji41]
I was just using it to move the hole up all the way to the bottom of the lip.


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kdubinwa
04-02-2016, 03:51 PM
Jerrod,

What size bit are you using right beneath the lip? It looks smaller than the 1/2" hole you drilled from the side.

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-02-2016, 03:52 PM
1/2" bit http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160402/af516c1d5c508b0961002bc16bcfc72c.jpg

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RV_SnapPad_Support
04-02-2016, 06:05 PM
Very thorough Jerrod, Nice work!

Just a thought - The feet have 5 degrees of swivel so if you want to expedite drainage you can raise the jack and lift the side opposite of the hole. This should help drain the majority of the water, faster.

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-02-2016, 06:18 PM
Yes eavn with them on the ground 98% of the water drained right out and the rest evaporated within a few hours 74 here today.
It really went well and the hardest part of the job for me was posting it on here. LOL
If you had a new set of pads you could drill all 6 holes and install them in less then 20 minutes.

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Pirana
04-02-2016, 06:44 PM
well, glad I saw this thread....I got my SnapPads and Im ready to install them....after drilling the hole!

Bones
04-02-2016, 07:44 PM
BTW I think Bones was the one that came up with the using the Forstner drill bit idea ..
Thanks Dave it worked perfectly. I didn't think it was going to work that well. These are fast cleaning so I think that was the key
Tip when you are almost all the way through slow down and let the BIT finish the job so it will keep a clean hole all the way through.
I think this is the perfect hole. I did not protrude into the upper ring but I am right under it.

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Your welcome. Glad they worked out for you.

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-03-2016, 02:27 PM
Just did a quick drill and install on my buddy's 6 new Snap-pads
Very easy to do.
Any of you waiting to pull the trigger DON'T wait any longer !!! This is a super easy modification only takes a few minutes to do and the sooner you get them on the sooner you can start enjoying them, and the less paint you'll be scraping off the bottom of your pads.
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We also dropped his 4 rear jacks down 2 bolt holes. Dropping them from 13.73" down to 11.5" then adding the pSnaPad's put it at 10.5" off the ground.


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TravelTiger
04-03-2016, 02:33 PM
Just did a quick drill and install on my buddy's 6 new Snap-pads
Very easy to do.
Any of you waiting to pull the trigger DON'T wait any longer !!! This is a super easy modification only takes a few minutes to do and the sooner you get them on the sooner you can start enjoying them, and the less paint you'll be scraping off the bottom of your pads.
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160403/bf82af41bd3df7a9264e87e8b0fc2143.jpg

We also dropped his 4 rear jacks down 2 bolt holes. Dropping them from 13.73" down to 11.5" then adding the SnapPad's put it at 10.5" off the ground.
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Pretty full body paint!

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-03-2016, 02:35 PM
Yes it is a beuitiful rig and matches their maroon Duramax nicely.

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LTZ
04-03-2016, 03:12 PM
Pretty full body paint!

Thank you - it's our new Bighorn 3270 and we just LOVE it!!

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-03-2016, 06:00 PM
This is copy and paste from another thread
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Jerrod, what about the idea of drilling four holes (at 90 degree each) so one hole would most likely always be on the low side?

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Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-03-2016, 06:01 PM
You could definitely do that but I don't think it's necessary. Unless your pads are not very level. You can always spin them to the down hill side. The SnapPad's are a very good quality, but my thinking is the more holes you drill in them the higher your chances are you could loose some of the gripping power of the upper ring that holds them on. I really don't think their going to ever fall off, but I'm testing things a little bit at a time. I have the 1 pad with 2 holes in it. One is the first hole I drilled with the 3/8" drill bit months ago and the nice 1/2" hole on the opposite side I drilled yesterday.
The guys at Snap-pad will probably weigh in on this tomorrow and we'll see how they feel about drilling 4 holes in them.


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clayhud
04-03-2016, 07:48 PM
You could definitely do that but I don't think it's necessary. Unless your pads are not very level. You can always spin them to the down hill side. The SnapPad's are a very good quality, but my thinking is the more holes you drill in them the higher your chances are you could loose some of the gripping power of the upper ring the holds them on. I really don't think there going to ever fall off but I'm testing things a little at a time. I have the 1 pad with 2 holes in it. One is the first hole I drilled with the 3/8" drill bit months ago and the nice 1/2" hole on the opposite side I drilled yesterday.
The guys at Snap-pad will probably weigh in on this tomorrow and we'll see how they feel about drilling 4 holes in them.


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Jerrod,

Thanks to your posts I have drilled my snap pads with the 1/2 " forstner bit (thanks Bones) and installed my pads! I bought the pads a couple of months ago and just brought the rig out to get it ready for the season and started reading the recent posts regarding the pads. Great stuff from you and many other on this site. Keep it coming so us novice guys can get more ideas!

Best,

Doublegranch
04-03-2016, 07:58 PM
I am ready to drill my snap pads, but haven't gone back to pick up my new trailer yet.....So question....is the lip on the level up jack pad the same thickness as the inner ring on the snap pads?
Do you start to drill above the ring and angle down towards the outside of the ring, or are you drilling in the middle of the snap pad inner ring? Hope this makes sense!

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-03-2016, 08:44 PM
Start on the outside and drill in then angle it towards the groove.
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Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-03-2016, 10:02 PM
Jerrod,

Thanks to your posts I have drilled my snap pads with the 1/2 " forstner bit (thanks Bones) and installed my pads! I bought the pads a couple of months ago and just brought the rig out to get it ready for the season and started reading the recent posts regarding the pads. Great stuff from you and many other on this site. Keep it coming so us novice guys can get more ideas!

Best,

Oh good I'm glad to hear somebody else has jumped in and drilled the holes. Now you can just sit back and enjoy them.
How did it go for you ?
Thanks for posting.

clayhud
04-04-2016, 04:46 AM
Oh good I'm glad to hear somebody else has jumped in and drilled the holes. Now you can just sit back and enjoy them.
How did it go for you ?
Thanks for posting.

Was easy......all 6 pads drilled in less than 10 minutes. I drilled from the inside while holding pad on work bench. Was able to drill the hole (one hole per pad) in the exact spot and obtain the angle for drainage.

Have a good week,

jnbhobe
04-04-2016, 06:24 AM
Just ordered a set, got a 10% discount too. Now for the wait for more work to get ready to go.

For20hunter
04-04-2016, 07:48 AM
Was easy......all 6 pads drilled in less than 10 minutes. I drilled from the inside while holding pad on work bench. Was able to drill the hole (one hole per pad) in the exact spot and obtain the angle for drainage.

Have a good week,

This is exactly how I did mine 4 months ago. It has worked great and I have not had the issue with pooling water since. I drilled mine before I even put them on the first time.

Rod

Toy1Ton
04-04-2016, 12:13 PM
how are you getting the 10% discount?

JWalker
04-04-2016, 03:44 PM
Why the 1/2" diameter hole. Would a 5/16", 3/8" hole be sufficient?

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-04-2016, 04:09 PM
You can drill any size you want
My first hole was 3/8 but it pluged up with dirt/mud and slowed down the draning process.
I chose the 1/2" for a sure thing


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jnbhobe
04-04-2016, 04:22 PM
Enter code HOCQUANAH2016 at checkout for a 10% discount until 4/16/16.

RV_SnapPad_Support
04-04-2016, 05:06 PM
Enter code HOCQUANAH2016 at checkout for a 10% discount until 4/16/16.
4/10/16 actually. April 10th.

jnbhobe
04-04-2016, 05:09 PM
4/10/16 actually. April 10th.
Old people can't remember anything

Doublegranch
04-04-2016, 06:20 PM
Just finished drilling my 4 snap pads..Used a 3/8 wood bit...worked great...Didn't have to use burr to clean out the holes.
Drilled two holes in each pad. Can't wait to get my Sundance and put them on.

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-04-2016, 06:34 PM
Good to hear, glad it went well.

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rjr6150
04-04-2016, 06:37 PM
4/10/16 actually. April 10th.

Placed my order for six pads on 3/27/16 does thus qualify for the 10% discount. I have my order number of #1279

JWalker
04-04-2016, 06:39 PM
Just finished drilling my 4 snap pads..Used a 3/8 wood bit...worked great...Didn't have to use burr to clean out the holes.
Drilled two holes in each pad. Can't wait to get my Sundance and put them on.

Did the inside walls of the holes come out pretty smooth. I'm wondering if the holes would collect debris if they are rough.

DavidCraker
04-04-2016, 07:37 PM
SnapPads Ordered.

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-04-2016, 07:38 PM
Nice [emoji2] [emoji41]

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Doublegranch
04-04-2016, 08:13 PM
[QUOTE=JWalker;478568]Did the inside walls of the holes come out pretty smooth. I'm wondering if the holes would collect debris if they are rough.

[Jamie: I drilled from both ends so the holes are smooth....I drilled one all the way and it wasn't as smooth, so start on one end of the hole and then do the other end and
I think they will be okay. Good luck on your project. By the way the dealer today said the tie downs are only for the rear pucks....Ram does not make a tie down for the front
pucks "Yet".....]

kdubinwa
04-04-2016, 08:13 PM
Curious.. Did you use a spade or auger style wood drill bit?


Just finished drilling my 4 snap pads..Used a 3/8 wood bit...worked great...Didn't have to use burr to clean out the holes.
Drilled two holes in each pad. Can't wait to get my Sundance and put them on.

Doublegranch
04-04-2016, 08:14 PM
I used the spade bit.

JWalker
04-05-2016, 08:06 PM
Well, nothing else to do when it's 29 outside. Set up a jig to hold the pad in place so every hole would be in the same place and the same angle. 3/8" bit seamed to fit between the bottom and the top lip. 4 holes in each. Now I just need a warm day to put them on. At this rate it will be May.
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Doublegranch
04-05-2016, 08:12 PM
Jamie:

Looks great!

2psnapod2
04-05-2016, 08:22 PM
Jamie I think this is the best solution to the problem with the pads. Nice job.

kdubinwa
04-05-2016, 08:23 PM
Better post up the jig's dimensions :)

Great work. They should send them out like that.

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-05-2016, 08:29 PM
Good deal glad to see you got them done and ready for the install.


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travelin2
04-05-2016, 08:41 PM
Just blows my mind that people are buying these then de-facing them to make them "operable"???


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Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-05-2016, 08:46 PM
They are completely operable as they are... They are better with the holes in them.. And they are working on the new and improved version as we speak.


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GOTTOYS
04-05-2016, 10:27 PM
Just blows my mind that people are buying these then de-facing them to make them "operable"???


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Me too. Why waste the money on them if you need to modify them...Don

Pirana
04-05-2016, 10:39 PM
Enter code HOCQUANAH2016 at checkout for a 10% discount until 4/16/16.


Dang it! :(

Bogie
04-05-2016, 10:47 PM
I just don't understand why you would need these. They seem to only increase the footprint of the existing pad by a matter of a few square inches. A lot of money for not a lot of improvement.

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-05-2016, 11:14 PM
If there not for you, there not for you...... I Love mine.!!!!!!
Yes it is only a slightly larger foot print, however the entire pad touches the ground even on uneven surfaces like gravel or rocky areas. say you lowered the steel pad down on a small rock, the majority of that that pad would not be contacting the ground. with the Snap-pads it will form around the rock and still set up firmly on the ground. I believe we have less movement inside the coach with the Snap-pads on. next they protect the paint coating on the steel pads. if you get them on your new pads right away they will be protected for life.

dieseldog
04-06-2016, 07:25 AM
How long does it take for these things to ship? I ordered a pack of 6 on the 31st and all I get is the orders still being processed. Thanks

cookie
04-06-2016, 08:25 AM
I ordered mine on March 25th and they were shipped April 1 then arrived on April 4th.

Peace
Dave

dieseldog
04-06-2016, 08:31 AM
I ordered mine on March 25th and they were shipped April 1 then arrived on April 4th.

Peace
Dave

Thanks Dave!

RV_SnapPad_Support
04-06-2016, 09:17 AM
I just don't understand why you would need these. They seem to only increase the footprint of the existing pad by a matter of a few square inches. A lot of money for not a lot of improvement.

Hi Joe,

From the pictures it's difficult to tell but the pads increase your foot print by almost 36q. in. Which at first glance doesn't seem like much but considering the metal jack feet only offer a slightly over 60 sq. in of surface area that contacts the ground, it's actually a quite a substantial upgrade. That x6 jacks is a lot of additional stability.

That' being said we realize it may not be for everyone and we appreciate your opinion.

Gary521
04-06-2016, 09:43 AM
RV SnapPad Support. When will you start shipping pads with holes in them?

RV_SnapPad_Support
04-06-2016, 10:05 AM
RV SnapPad Support. When will you start shipping pads with holes in them?

No timeline as of yet. Designing and testing to make sure the new version will stay on the jacks as well as the current model. Aiming for sometime this season. I will update everybody when we have a better idea.

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-06-2016, 10:09 AM
What do you think about the 4 holes ???
Do you think it will raise the chances of awakening the retainer ring on top ?
Not sure if you seen the post from Sunday


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RV_SnapPad_Support
04-06-2016, 10:33 AM
What do you think about the 4 holes ???
Do you think it will raise the chances of awakening the retainer ring on top ?
Not sure if you seen the post from Sunday

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We think the holes are a great idea should you be concerned about drainage.The four holes look good and since they are below the lip there's no worry about compromising the strength. The current pads are over engineered to stay put.

For us there's manufacturing considerations which force us to design the pad slightly differently. HOC feedback has been invaluable to us and we are busy working on a solution for drainage and more...

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-06-2016, 10:36 AM
Good deal ....
keep up the good work. Thanks again

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Bones
04-06-2016, 11:17 AM
We think the holes are a great idea should you be concerned about drainage.The four holes look good and since they are below the lip there's no worry about compromising the strength. The current pads are over engineered to stay put.

For us there's manufacturing considerations which force us to design the pad slightly differently. HOC feedback has been invaluable to us and we are busy working on a solution for drainage and more...
I would assume your issue is in ease of manufacture and cost VS. I would propose instead of making a pad that fits all around why don't you make a pad that has indentations in it. Instead of the lip that snap all around the foot you would have a lip that is separated into two sections allowing for drainage. You would beef up the lip sections a bit and you would still accomplish the same foot print as before. this is something you can do in molding your dies.

avvidclif
04-06-2016, 11:20 AM
Got a clue what new dies would cost? Cheaper to drill holes.

RV_SnapPad_Support
04-06-2016, 12:24 PM
I would assume your issue is in ease of manufacture and cost VS. I would propose instead of making a pad that fits all around why don't you make a pad that has indentations in it. Instead of the lip that snap all around the foot you would have a lip that is separated into two sections allowing for drainage. You would beef up the lip sections a bit and you would still accomplish the same foot print as before. this is something you can do in molding your dies.

I'll pass along your suggestion Bones. Thanks for the idea.

Bones
04-06-2016, 12:26 PM
I'll pass along your suggestion Bones. Thanks for the idea.
Your welcome.

Nabo
04-06-2016, 01:27 PM
We think the holes are a great idea should you be concerned about drainage.The four holes look good and since they are below the lip there's no worry about compromising the strength. The current pads are over engineered to stay put.

For us there's manufacturing considerations which force us to design the pad slightly differently. HOC feedback has been invaluable to us and we are busy working on a solution for drainage and more...

Glad we can all help in that we all like to improve our coaches.

rjr6150
04-06-2016, 06:31 PM
Placed my order for six pads on 3/27/16 does thus qualify for the 10% discount. I have my order number of #1279

From the response I haven't received to date on my above question and two left messages. Not sure they are truly vested in customer service.

RV_SnapPad_Support
04-08-2016, 09:52 AM
From the response I haven't received to date on my above question and two left messages. Not sure they are truly vested in customer service.

Hi Randy,
We apologize for the delayed response. Your 10% discount has been applied.
Thanks for choosing to use SnapPads.

rjr6150
04-08-2016, 08:53 PM
Hi Randy,
We apologize for the delayed response. Your 10% discount has been applied.
Thanks for choosing to use SnapPads.

Thanks guys appreciate the service. They also arrived today will be doing the drainage mod tomorrow and installing.

GregP
04-10-2016, 01:38 PM
Just ordered six pads yesterday to take advantage of the discounted pricing. Our trailer is still buried in the snow, and more coming...so no rush at the moment to get the pads. Hope to have on hand so that we can have them installed as soon as we can get back on the road.

Pirana
04-10-2016, 02:03 PM
been that the pad holds water by itself....wouldnt it be better to do a vertical hole in both the pad and the snapad?

Mburtsvt
04-10-2016, 02:05 PM
Mine are on the way as well. Will do the drain mod and add them to the RV.

cookie
04-10-2016, 02:06 PM
been that the pad holds water by itself....wouldnt it be better to do a vertical hole in both the pad and the snapad?


Thought about that, but if the pads are down on concrete the drainage might be minimal at best.

Peace
Dave

IronJ
04-11-2016, 09:30 AM
Ok, I'll play ..is there still a discount for hoc members? .

Jeremy

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ndmac
04-11-2016, 10:57 AM
Just my two cents worth.
I recently read this thread and purchased set of RV Snap Pads. When I received them I drilled drain holes as discussed. It rained all week and weekend in all around 2+ inches with wind and storms. Every morning when I woke up these were wet but no standing water.

I did fill them up with water right after install and they drained fairly quickly. By the time I ran into camper grabbed refreshment and came back out there was no standing water (5 min. max.). All I can think is my drain holes through the rubber were quite clean and no debris in the 3/32 to 1/8" holes.

DavidCraker
04-13-2016, 08:41 PM
Received by SnapPads today, next drill water hole and then install. YEA

44321

jnbhobe
04-13-2016, 08:56 PM
Got mine yesterday, I will take them with me to Lancaster, maybe someone can tell ( show ) me how to install them.

jbeletti
04-13-2016, 10:09 PM
Got mine yesterday, I will take them with me to Lancaster, maybe someone can tell ( show ) me how to install them.

Jon - if you don't install them in PA, I'll hekp you with them in Sevierville.

kdubinwa
04-19-2016, 01:37 PM
Given the rain and rust issues here in the Northwest I cleaned and coated my Lippert jack feet with FlexSeal rubber paint before drilling and reinstalling my snappads.

Used the same paint on my Lance truck camper jack feet years ago and it has held up perfectly.

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Pirana
04-19-2016, 01:45 PM
that looks cool!

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-19-2016, 03:16 PM
Very nice look. Did you spray the bottoms too ? That will look sharp with the Snap-Pads on there.
If it fades in a few years spray it again.


FYI: On the "Holy Snap-Pods" They have been draining right out and drying up, and seem to be staying cleaner now too. Glad to see a lot of you have done the mod and got them installed. Now it's time to push the "Auto Level" button, sit back, relax, drink a beer, and watch the guy coming in next to you in the campground going back and forth trying to get his trailer level without too big of a smile on your face.

Aandaar
04-19-2016, 03:33 PM
Given the rain and rust issues here in the Northwest I cleaned and coated my Lippert jack feet with FlexSeal rubber paint before drilling and reinstalling my snappads.

Used the same paint on my Lance truck camper jack feet years ago and it has held up perfectly.

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I like this. Mine are still in the box. Wait on the trailer to come out of the shop. Will be doing this before I install mine.


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RV_SnapPad_Support
04-19-2016, 04:51 PM
Those look awesome! What a great idea!

kdubinwa
04-19-2016, 07:06 PM
Finished product

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160420/bde6ed1e35fc26febc7a48af8bdbcadd.jpg

kdubinwa
04-19-2016, 08:04 PM
I thought about it but elected not to spray the bottoms... the jack feet are unpainted on the bottom so some rust might occur underneath, however, the snappads fit very tight at the lip and now the drain holes work well so nothing I'm going to worry about.



Very nice look. Did you spray the bottoms too ? That will look sharp with the Snap-Pads on there.
If it fades in a few years spray it again.


FYI: On the "Holy Snap-Pods" They have been draining right out and drying up, and seem to be staying cleaner now too. Glad to see a lot of you have done the mod and got them installed. Now it's time to push the "Auto Level" button, sit back, relax, drink a beer, and watch the guy coming in next to you in the campground going back and forth trying to get his trailer level without too big of a smile on your face.

Pirana
04-19-2016, 10:00 PM
Have pics of the holes? Can't see the holes where they open up at the base. Looks very cleanly done.

kdubinwa
04-19-2016, 10:09 PM
I used a 3/8 forstner bit and followed the advice posted earlier in this thread: Advance the bit slowly and let it cut a clean hole. The 3/8 bit fit perfectly within the lip of the snappad and I angled down about 20-30 degrees before starting... and then drilled straight through. Easy.

Thanks to everyone for sharing their ideas and results.



Have pics of the holes? Can't see the holes where they open up at the base. Looks very cleanly done.

Bones
04-20-2016, 05:19 AM
Finished product

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160420/bde6ed1e35fc26febc7a48af8bdbcadd.jpg

That looks really good.

IronJ
04-20-2016, 06:25 AM
Ha, as I am waiting for my pads to show, I was in the garage this weekend thinking about bed liner for my feet.... (well, the campers not my own ).....I've never used flex seal, but that seems like a good alternative!!..

Wonder if the guys in service (where my trailer is now) would wanna coat my feet while it's there!! Haha

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Bones
04-20-2016, 06:31 AM
Ha, as I am waiting for my pads to show, I was in the garage this weekend thinking about bed liner for my feet.... (well, the campers not my own ).....I've never used flex seal, but that seems like a good alternative!!..

Wonder if the guys in service (where my trailer is now) would wanna coat my feet while it's there!! Haha

sent from space via an invisible beam from a flying metal dish

Every-time I see your last line I think Tin Foil. Ha ;)

You can get a can of rino liner or rubberized spray paint from PebBoys or AutoZone or where ever. The flex seal is just a version of the rubberized undercoating used on cars.

jbeletti
04-20-2016, 06:34 AM
Given the rain and rust issues here in the Northwest I cleaned and coated my Lippert jack feet with FlexSeal rubber paint before drilling and reinstalling my snappads.

Used the same paint on my Lance truck camper jack feet years ago and it has held up perfectly.

Your jack feet look great!

Gary521
04-20-2016, 09:33 AM
I see that you have a hole in every flat face but I do not see how they drain from the top where the water sits. What am I missing?

kdubinwa
04-20-2016, 10:28 AM
The metal feet sit on the pad and significantly below the top of the snappad lip. This allows the water to drain directly out the holes drilled inside the lip. Nearly all of my 3/8" hole is directly available for draining.


I see that you have a hole in every flat face but I do not see how they drain from the top where the water sits. What am I missing?

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My experience has been different. FlexSeal is ideally suited for stopping leaks in gutters and treating metal roof flashing. It dries flexible for expansion and clings to metal very well. Spray can undercoating is messy, sprays on unevenly, and does not adhere as well. While it contains some rubber, it is also full of petroleum (oil) products.

I have used both and I prefer FlexSeal by a wide margin.




Every-time I see your last line I think Tin Foil. Ha ;)

You can get a can of rino liner or rubberized spray paint from PebBoys or AutoZone or where ever. The flex seal is just a version of the rubberized undercoating used on cars.

IronJ
04-20-2016, 05:10 PM
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But seriously. ...imma try that flex seal first. ..what's to lose...if it falls off it will be easy to replace with bedliner spray!

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jmgratz
05-12-2016, 10:35 PM
About a month ago after traveling some 280 miles we arrived home to find we lost one Snap Pad from the rear door side jack. Don't know how it came off. Called Snap Pads and they shipped us a replacement at no charge. Great Customer Service. Now the only problem is UPS delivered the replacement and we were not home. He left the package outside our gate and we never received the package. UPS is investigating the missing package but have not heard back from them yet. Thanks UPS you guys are the worst. My instructions said to porch the package. GGRRRRR

RV_SnapPad_Support
05-13-2016, 09:11 AM
About a month ago after traveling some 280 miles we arrived home to find we lost one Snap Pad from the rear door side jack. Don't know how it came off. Called Snap Pads and they shipped us a replacement at no charge. Great Customer Service. Now the only problem is UPS delivered the replacement and we were not home. He left the package outside our gate and we never received the package. UPS is investigating the missing package but have not heard back from them yet. Thanks UPS you guys are the worst. My instructions said to porch the package. GGRRRRR
We're sorry to hear that Jim (and/or Sheila). Unfortunately like all things UPS is not perfect as we have had some difficulties with them in the past. That said, they have always found a way to right their wrongs. Let us know how and when your issue is solved and if we can help in anyway.
Happy Camping :)

RVFun4Us
05-14-2016, 02:50 PM
About a month ago after traveling some 280 miles we arrived home to find we lost one Snap Pad from the rear door side jack. Don't know how it came off. Called Snap Pads and they shipped us a replacement at no charge. Great Customer Service. Now the only problem is UPS delivered the replacement and we were not home. He left the package outside our gate and we never received the package. UPS is investigating the missing package but have not heard back from them yet. Thanks UPS you guys are the worst. My instructions said to porch the package. GGRRRRR

The Snap Pads are designed so they will not come off if installed correctly. Mine snapped on and if I was to try to remove them, it would be a chore with screwdrivers etc. So I am wondering if you did not get that particular pad on completely on install. Also, I would check your other pads to make sure they are completely on the foot pads so you don't lose any more.

TikiDawg
05-22-2016, 08:38 PM
We joined the Snap Pads family today. Used the Flex Seal technique on the landing pads earlier in the week, then installed the Snap Pads today. One more project scratched off the list.

RV_SnapPad_Support
05-22-2016, 08:43 PM
We joined the Snap Pads family today. Used the Flex Seal technique on the landing pads earlier in the week, then installed the Snap Pads today. One more project scratched off the list.
:) Great to here! We'd love to see who they look!
https://www.heartlandowners.org/showthread.php/59972

oldelmer1
05-25-2016, 03:15 PM
Just ordered our Snap Pads too, now I have to get some Flex Seal and a forstner bit.

kdubinwa
05-25-2016, 08:13 PM
Love it! Flex seal should send me a commission check :)

jmgratz
05-29-2016, 05:11 PM
The Snap Pads are designed so they will not come off if installed correctly. Mine snapped on and if I was to try to remove them, it would be a chore with screwdrivers etc. So I am wondering if you did not get that particular pad on completely on install. Also, I would check your other pads to make sure they are completely on the foot pads so you don't lose any more.

I know they were all on securely as they have been on without issues for months. The only thing i can figure out is when entering Buc-EEs in Bastrop TX they steep driveway caused the skid wheels to drag on the rear of the Coach (DW was following me and saw them drag) and that might of knocked the snap pad off but she did not see it come off. Steep driveways are hard on the low Landmarks. BTW - Snap Pads are sending me a replacement pad that UPS lost. Great company. It is scheduled for delivery this coming Thursday. We will be watching for it and even are in the process of installing security cameras. Pistol in had waiting for the thief. LOL:)

Doublegranch
05-29-2016, 05:33 PM
[QUOTE=kdubinwa;488266]Love it! Flex seal should send me a commission check :)

[I think I am missing something regarding why you need flex seal....If the jack is painted and the snap pads have the holes drilled to allow water run off, is moisture still getting between the jack feet and the snap pad?? Is this why you need to coat with flex steel????]

kdubinwa
05-29-2016, 06:46 PM
[QUOTE=kdubinwa;488266]Love it! Flex seal should send me a commission check :)

[I think I am missing something regarding why you need flex seal....If the jack is painted and the snap pads have the holes drilled to allow water run off, is moisture still getting between the jack feet and the snap pad?? Is this why you need to coat with flex steel????]


No. The Lippert paint job on my jack feet was flaking and rusting two weeks after I took possession of my 2016 Bighorn (same as my Lippert frame). Flex seal stops the problem and also prevents any trapped water from creating more problems.

travelincajun
06-23-2016, 10:46 PM
Anybody using SnapPads with stabilizers such as SteadyFast or JT Strong Arms?

cookie
06-23-2016, 10:52 PM
I have JT Strong Arms with the SnapPads.

Peace
Dave

jnbhobe
06-24-2016, 06:05 AM
I have snap pads with level-up and JT strongarms too

sjandbj
06-24-2016, 11:17 AM
[QUOTE=jnbhobe;492973]I have snap pads with level

Jon,
How did you attach the strong arms to the level up feet?

jnbhobe
06-24-2016, 02:06 PM
I welded a 2" piece of square drop leg from electric jacks to the pads ( Porthole's Idea ) works good I know of three of us with that mod.

cookie
06-24-2016, 09:52 PM
I've done the same as Jon and Porthole.
Here are a couple pics of my mod.

Peace
Dave

Tundra2084
07-01-2016, 09:49 AM
A there presently any discounts or discount codes available for the SnapPads? And have they started to put the drainage holes on the sides yet?

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A there presently any discounts or discount codes available for the SnapPads?

RV_SnapPad_Support
07-01-2016, 09:59 AM
A there presently any discounts or discount codes available for the SnapPads? And have they started to put the drainage holes on the sides yet?

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A there presently any discounts or discount codes available for the SnapPads?

You bet! A special July 4th long weekend discount valid just for the weekend.

Use the code 'July4' to get 10% off (http://rvsnappad.com) any order.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
07-01-2016, 10:02 AM
Do they have the drain holes in them now?

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RV_SnapPad_Support
07-01-2016, 10:02 AM
[QUOTE=Tundra2084;494196]A there presently any discounts or discount codes available for the SnapPads? And have they started to put the drainage holes on the sides yet?

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Drainage version coming soon! We'll make an announcement.