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Old 02-17-2015, 02:19 PM   #1
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Large Bal-Jack Feet

I was thinking while we were in FL for two weeks why I can't put some larger foot pads on my bal-jacks. This would save my knees from having to get down there and put a lego block under the bal-jack foot pad. Why not put about a 10inch square foot pad on the bal-jack?

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Old 02-17-2015, 02:47 PM   #2
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BAL has a metal footpad for their jacks, about 7 or 8" diameter. Have you tried that one. Mine have always worked well.
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Old 02-17-2015, 02:51 PM   #3
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Here is the URL to their footpad selection:

BAL - Innovative Products for the RV Industry
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Old 02-17-2015, 03:49 PM   #4
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I think I can make something a lot cheaper than that.

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Old 02-17-2015, 05:14 PM   #5
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The pads on mine were $30 for a set of four with shipping. I would lose money attempting to make my own.

I have the Model 20031.
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Old 02-17-2015, 05:21 PM   #6
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My knees do not allow me to get down on them.

If I need a lego under the jack plate, I use the awning rod (you know that little rod that you reach up with to pull the awning down) to slide the lego to where it needs to be.

Then I use my little Sears cordless drill to power the jack down. It takes less than a minute or so to do each jack.
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I added the BAL jack pads from Camping World BAL Deluxe Basepads - BAL 20031 - Stabilizing Jacks - Camping World
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I went to HD...there is a 'scrap bin' and in there were "pieces" of plywood, 1'x4'... I cut into nearly square pieces and toss under the 'BAL' feet on squishy ground. Works easy....
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Old 02-18-2015, 04:24 PM   #9
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I will post back when I finish with the design. I would also like to attach some hydraulic jacks between the wheels to stabilize the center of the trailer. These jacks make the wife happy when I get up to pee in the middle of the night. They would need to fold up out of the way. These will take more thought.

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