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What Are RV SnapPads (And Do They Work)?

RV’s are heavy, and many will sink into the ground when leveling with jacks. If you’re tired of carrying wood or plastic blocks with you to prevent this, we’ve got an excellent solution for you today. RV SnapPads fit on almost every rig and are a great addition to protect your RV. Today we’ll share these incredible RV accessories with you and whether they live up to their hype. Let’s get started!

What Is an RV SnapPad?

RV SnapPads are like shoes for the jacks on your RV. SnapPads are the first and only permanently-attached jack pad.  These pads connect to your leveling jacks and provide additional stability and protection to your RV’s landing gear. 

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They’re made from recycled tires and are American-made. Whether you’re driving a fifth wheel, motorhome, or travel trailer, there’s a SnapPad for you. They even make SnapPads for truck camper jacks!

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Why You Need SnapPads

If you’ve ever seen an older RV, you’ll likely notice the pads of the landing gear take quite a beating. These pieces of metal support your RV’s weight on whatever surface you place it on. They’re often prone to bending and denting as a result of sinking in, rocks and other items beneath them.

However, placing SnapPads over the feet of your landing gear can keep them looking like new for years because the rubber pads absorb the shape of rocks and give them a wider footprint to rest on.

Many campgrounds with paved camping spots will often require some sort of barrier between the landing gear and the pavement. Many RVers use wood or plastic leveling blocks, but SnapPads create this barrier for you. It doesn’t get any easier than that!

Leveling your RV is important for safety and stability while parked at a campsite. Learn how to do it properly here: Do You Know How to Level an RV the Right Way?

Fifth wheel leveling jacks
This fifth wheel owner is using wood blocks as a barrier between the pavement and their leveling jacks.

SnapPads are slip-resistant–a huge plus since many fifth wheel owners notice their jacks slide slightly during leveling. This small shift makes a popping noise that can make your heart skip a beat when hitching!

What Are the Benefits of Installing RV SnapPads?

These SnapPads quickly install and stay attached to your RV jacks’ feet and naturally protect them. They can extend the life of your RV jacks and keep them looking good. 

SnapPads create a larger footprint for your jacks, absorb vibrations, and can accommodate uneven terrain. Having a large area for the landing gear provides more stability and limits some shifting while you’re moving about your RV. 

Stabilizer jacks can provide additional stability for your RV. Find out how: What Are RV Stabilizer Jacks?

Additionally, RV SnapPads last for years. The rubber material is incredibly durable and has no melting point, which increases its lifespan. You won’t need to rebuy these unless you sell your rig. 

Lightening strike
Having a rubber barrier between your RV and the ground helps protect your electrical components in the event of a lightning strike.

In addition, SnapPads can reduce your risk of suffering a lightning strike. While lightning strikes aren’t exactly common for RVers, they happen more often than you might think indirectly at campgrounds. The SnapPads’ rubber construction helps to insulate your RV and protect its electrical components. You can do other things to prevent a lightning strike as well, but SnapPads are a good place to start.  

How Much Do RV SnapPads Cost?

RV SnapPads come in varying packages, and prices range from $59 for a single 6-inch model to $312 for a four-pack of XL SnapPads. SnapPads are a premium product with a premium price tag, but they’re worth every penny, in our opinion. 

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Due to the varying styles of landing gears that RV manufacturers use, you’ll want to measure and verify your landing gear specifications before purchasing. You don’t want to spend your hard-earned money only to discover that the items don’t fit your RV. 

Are They Easy to Remove?

SnapPad manufacturers put in a bolt access hole at the bottom that allows you to remove the entire foot. But if you want to remove it, it won’t be easy. 

RV landing gear
RV landing gear without SnapPads.

SnapPads create a tight seal around the landing pad. Removing them will require prying them away from the pad, which will likely compromise the lip of the SnapPad. Removing them from your jack will also void the two-year factory warranty on the product.

Is Installing RV SnapPads Worth It?

Yes, RV SnapPads do an incredible job protecting the pads of your RV’s landing gear. The stability is a tremendous benefit, and they’ve earned their reputation in the RV community. You’ll rarely hear or see complaints regarding the quality of the product. 

Even with the precise process of finding the right SnapPads for your RV, users love the product, and many choose to make this one of the first upgrades when getting a new RV.

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In all, SnapPads are a unique product that protects the pads of your leveling jacks. You’ll no longer worry about carrying around large blocks to put under your landing gear, saving you weight and hassle!  

We think SnapPads are totally worth the cost. Do you use SnapPads on your RV landing gear? Drop a comment below.

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Dalton Bourne

Thursday 14th of October 2021

The perfect fit. This SnapPad RV Leveling Jack Pad is great!! I ordered a set of four this past May to serve my trip. The first thing about this jack pad that stood out was its easy installation process. Besides that, it has very good weatherproof capabilities. It shouldn’t have issues withstanding the effects of harsh winds, a mighty downpour, or even overexposure to pesky sun rays. This jack pad is made from recycled tires. They will decrease vibration and movement as well, thanks to the tight grip of rubber. Moreover, these jack pads are anti-slip and  will be useful when you encounter rougher terrains such as rocks or concrete. 

Dalton Bourne

Monday 18th of October 2021

And this tight grip will be useful when you encounter rougher terrains such as rocks or concrete.

Mike

Monday 9th of August 2021

We added these about a year ago on our class A coach and LOVE THEM! Would recommend to anyone!

Pat

Friday 6th of August 2021

One con to them might be the reduction (altho slight) of ground clearance by adding snap pads.

Carlton Landrum

Friday 6th of August 2021

I have had Snap Pad since July of 2018 and have nothing bad to say about them. They help stabilize my 40 ft motor home and stop any vibrations,

Mortons on the Move

Sunday 8th of August 2021

That's great! Thanks for sharing your experience. :)

Dell Wilson

Friday 6th of August 2021

The pads that I bought did not go on easy, it took 3 tries to get them on, one snapped on and one was hanging on in travel and I really don't know if I can reuse that one pad because of the lip on the inside rubber was damage.

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