Expanded RoadWarrior RV Jack Pad Product Line for Camping and Trucking Applications

July 27, 2022 (Urbandale, Iowa), DICA, manufacturer of RoadWarrior RV Jack Pads, is expanding the product line to include square 1” thick RV Jack Pads, designed for recreational vehicle and commercial trucking markets.

“Sinking or getting stuck in soft ground creates a multitude of problems for trailer owners. Our new 12×12 and 15×15, 1” thick Jack Pads are an economical solution that provide excellent support for smaller to medium sized trailers. These types of trailers include travel, fifth wheel, lightweight, and toy hauler pull-behind trailers. Our industrial grade pads are virtually indestructible, and provide the needed support and stability for these units when parked,” said Kris Koberg, CEO of DICA.

DICA’s new 12″x12″ and 15″x15″, 1” thick RV Jack Pads are an economical solution that provide excellent support for smaller to medium sized trailers.

All RoadWarrior Jack Pads are made in the USA, and are designed for use with all jack types, including manual, electric, and hydraulic jacks. The square shape increases contact area, reduces pressures to give users support, stability, and peace of mind. Their compact size allows for easy and convenient storage options in your camper or truck/trailer.

RoadWarrior Jack Pads are constructed from engineered thermoplastic materials. The pads are waterproof and chemical resistant, and will not crack, break, or splinter like wood blocks or brittle injection molded plastic pads. Comfortable TuffGrip®Handles and light weight construction make them easy to handle and store.

Place your online order today and get free setup tips at www.rvjackpads.com.

About DICA

DICA, Urbandale, Iowa, has been specializing in building a better outrigger pad since 1988.  By creating engineered solutions for improving equipment stability and ergonomic safety, DICA is leading the way in product innovation for outrigger pads, crane pads and cribbing.

DICA outrigger pads and crane pads are used in 50+ countries and on all 7 continents around the world in construction, maintenance, electrical utility, oil and gas and tree care as well as local, state and federal government agencies.  Learn more at www.dicausa.com.

8 Tips for Choosing a Campsite

RV Life Magazine recently compiled a helpful article, 8 Tips for Choosing a Campsite.

As they note, there are many factors that come into play when choosing a campsite as not all campsites are created equal. Be sure to scope out your campsite before settling in to ensure you’re able to set up in a safe, level, and dry area. Keeping your RV level will help your water system drain properly, and provide a more comfortable experience.

To get a quality spot – reserving a campsite well in advance is one of the best things you can do to set yourself up for a great experience.

To help address sites that are unlevel, unstable, or soft, RV Life recommends wood blocks to help stabilize your RV. Wood jack pads are inexpensive, but they are far more prone to failure from jack load pressure and are messy to handle when after they have been wet. Wood easily absorb water, can develop insect infestations and can easily splinter.

Instead of wood, give RoadWarrior Jack Pads a look. RoadWarrior Jack Pads are fully engineered, made in the USA and are 100% guaranteed unbreakable. They don’t absorb water, they create a stable foundation, and they help prevent RV jacks from sinking into soft ground or damaging paved surfaces.  RoadWarrior Jack Pads will never wear out and have the toughest and comfiest handles around!

Top 10 Things Every RV Newbie Should Know

If you’re new to full time RVing, or a new Weekend Warrior, and have a travel trailer or new motorhome there are lots of tips and tricks that are helpful to know before you get on the road. Full time RV couple Marc and Tricia (Keep Your Daydream) break down the Top 10 Things Every New RV Owner Should Know.

  1. You don’t need as much as you think
  2. What tools are essential?
  3. Know your tires
  4. How to avoid mistakes and accidents
  5. How to communicate effectively
  6. Know your measurements
  7. What is boondocking?
  8. Know your tanks
  9. How to plan your route
  10. Document your journey

One of the tools Marc and Tricia have recommend are yellow stackable jack blocks to provide support and stability for your rig. They are certainly better than nothing, but there are higher quality products to consider.  If you’re interested in a more effective solution, give our RoadWarrior Jack Pads a look. They are industrial grade, 100% guaranteed unbreakable, will never absorb water, or splinter, and super easy to handle.

Before you do that, don’t forget to give Marc and Trica a like and subscribe – you can also hit their notification bell to be alerted whenever they post new content!

2 Big RV Mistakes You Might Be Making

An article from RV Life, 2 Big RV Mistakes you Might be Making, details two critical things anyone who owns an RV should take seriously in order to stay safe while on the road.

The first is to invest in a roadside assistance plan. Speaking from experience, author Rene Agredano says her investment paid for itself within the first six months. The second is investing is a tire pressure monitoring system, which can prevent tire blowouts.

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Investing in these two things can not only prevent headaches, they might even help save your life.

When it comes to mistakes, don’t end up in a situation where you wish you had a quality set of RV Jack Pads. Whether it’s having flimsy jack pads that can fail or just plain forgetting to add them to your list, having a reliable set of jack pads makes setting up your RV or trailer safer and more enjoyable. Give our RoadWarrior Jack Pads a look. They’re industrial grade, 100% guaranteed unbreakable and will never absorb water, or splinter. They’re also super easy to handle, place and store.

Must-Haves for Motor Homes

Motorhome.com recommends must-have items every motor home should be equipped with. In the article, “What do you need?” the publication breaks its guide to important products and services into below categories.

Before You Go

  • Water
  • Electronics
  • Gear
  • Safety
  • Household Items
  • RV Park Living
  • Fun Stuff

For the gear section, entry level wheel chocks and jack blocks are listed which are certainly better than nothing. But – if want to ensure maximum reliability you’ll need industrial grade jack pads and wheel chocks.  RoadWarrior products are engineered to support and chock your RV, camper or trailer, and never fail.

Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned RV veteran, RV living is more fun and way less stressful when you have “What you Need.”

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DICA RV Solutions – RoadWarrior Jack Pad Demo

DICA customer William Roche demonstrates how to properly setup your RV using RoadWarrior Jack Pads.

DICA’s RoadWarrior Jack Pads can be used for towable RVs, motorized RVs, and specialty RVs. They are waterproof, and stackable for additional height and support.

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RV News Highlights RoadWarrior RV Jack Pads

The May issue of RV News magazine highlights DICA RoadWarrior RV Stabilizer Pads in their product spotlight section. You can read the article here or scroll below. Happy RVing!

DICA’s RoadWarrior RV Jack Pads provide support for towable, motorized, and specialty RVs. Manufactured by DICA, RoadWarrior Jack Pads utilize a proprietary, industrial strength thermoplastic material and solid construction that maximizes load distribution performance. Additional benefits include preventing rotting, splintering, cracking, or breaking. RoadWarrior Jack Pads are waterproof, chemical resistant and ergonomically designed with rigid, yet comfortable handles that make carrying, placement and retrieval easy and effective.

RoadWarrior models include 12”, 15” and 18” diameter options with rated capacities from 25,000 to 50,000 pounds. Prices range from $24.99 to $69.99 and are available at www.rvjackpads.com.   

Use Non-Industrial RV Jack Pads At Your Own Risk

Unfortunately, many RV owner often use disposable or non-engineered camper pads. They go by many names: RV jack pads, camper pads, stacker blocks, leveling blocks for travel trailers, RV utility blocks, those “mat thingies you stick under the jack,” or whatever else you might call them.

The humble travel trailer leveling block might not get much respect, stuck down there in the mud, but they can be a crucial piece of gear.

Engineered, industrial strength RV Jack Pads are a crucial item that can make all the difference on your next RV adventure.

RV owners often fail to use jack pads, default to scrap lumber or cheap plastic camper leveling blocks that will likely fail and need to be replaced. If you’re a serious RV owner, looking to permanently solve the jack pad dilemma, we invite you to keep reading.

What to Avoid

You want to prevent two main issues:

  • Damaging paved surfaces.
    • Without quality camper jack pads under your jacks, you are at a risk of scarring concrete and creating divots in asphalt surfaces. Both situations can require expensive repair at campsites or provide a lasting memory on your own property.
  • Sinking into soft ground condition.
    • S0ft plastic, rubber jack pads and lumber not designed for load distribution will typically not hold most RV’s. Plastic and wood RV utility blocks tend to crack in these situations and rubber pads tend to bend more than a 1/2″. Cracked pads or lumber have obviously physically failed, and are no longer providing support. Excessivley bent pads are functionally failing, they haven’t broken BUT they aren’t providing sufficient support or load distribution for your jack foot.
    • In either failure situation, your jack foot is now concentrating all of the weight its carrying directly into the ground under it. Once that happens the best case is that you will now have a muddy jack. More likely, you’ll have that and a bent jack foot, damaged ground that must be repaired and an unlevel RV. In cold conditions, you may even become stuck if the ground freezes.

What We Recommend

YoYou want to use high-quality jack pads and avoid wood, cheap, grid-bottomed plastic or rubber leveling blocks. For optimal results, we recommend our RoadWarrior RV Jacks Pads. We’ve engineered these products from the start to ensure they will always support your RV and are safe, easy and enjoyable to handle.

RoadWarrior RV Jack Pads are available in three sizes to safely and effectively support any RV.

Unlike heavy wood pads, DICA RV jack pads are made from an industrial-strength engineered thermoplastic that won’t break, splinter, warp, or wear out. These leveling blocks for campers are actually made from the same type of material we use for our outrigger pads, so you know they can handle whatever you throw at them.

Keep in mind, the best leveling jack pads for campers will last as long, if not longer than your vehicle does. If you’re tired of replacing trailer leveling blocks or wondering if your current set is going to survive the next trip, it’s time to look at the last jack pad you will ever need to buy.

First Time RV Setup. A Step-by-Step User’s Guide

Around the world, more people are purchasing RV campers for their idea of a perfect getaway. Approximately 8.9 million households own an RV, and millions of other campers have rented them for their extended camping trips. However, the process of setting up an RV at a campsite can be tricky for those who are camping with an RV for the first time. For those who are new to RV camping, here is a step-by-step RV setup checklist to properly set up a camper for your next camping vacation.

Pick a Site

The key to a successful camping trip is a good campsite. You’ll want to set up your travel trailer at a campsite with the proper hookups that is relatively flat. Check each camping spot for easy access to water and electricity hookups, and check for other utilities such as a sewage system. Before parking the RV, clear the area of any low hanging branches, or obstacles on the ground.

Hit the Brakes

No matter where you are, it’s always advised that you apply the parking break before you begin to set up your RV. This is to ensure that the wheels will stay locked, preventing the RV from rolling away. RVs can be huge vehicles, with motorized RVs weighing tens of thousands of pounds. In addition, some travelers carry thousands of pounds of cargo. The larger the RV, the more stabilization and ground support it will need. Once you’ve parked the RV, place quality rubber truck wheel chocks in front of the wheels to ensure they are properly secured.

Level the Ground

Since the ground is not always flat, you may need to level it, to ensure that the utilities will work correctly, and the camper won’t sway in heavy winds. Remove stones or other protrusions, fill in small depressions and pack them tightly.

Support the RV

It is recommended that RV owners invest in supporting pads for RVs, commonly known as RV jack pads or camper jack pads. Quality  RoadWarrior RV Jack Pads by DICA provide five major benefits:

  • Guaranteed unbreakable support
  • Safely distribute the weight of the jack supports over the ground
  • Protect surfaces like asphalt, concrete or soft soil from being damaged by the jack foot
  • Protect the jack foot from being bent and/or becoming stuck if it were to push into the ground
  • Provide ease of placement and retrieval with an handle design.

Place your RV jack pads under your RV jacks as seen in the below video. Lower the jacks, checking to ensure that the jack will be centered in the middle of the jack pad. Once you’re on target, repeat the process for the remaining jacks on your RV.

If you have a leveling option for your RV, use it to ensure your hookups will function properly. If your RV is un-level and you don’t have an automatic leveling mechanism, you may need to add cribbing to your jack pad setup, or adjust your camping location. The cribbing option DICA recommends is additional jack pads that can increase height under the RV jack.

Hook it Up

Once the RV is supported and leveled, it’s time to connect it to the services provided by the campgrounds. This most common includes electric and water services, but the exact hookup varies from campsite to campsite. Switch on any appliances that need to be running, such as a refrigerator or A/C unit.

Finishing Touches

Once the RV is secured and set up, it’s time to add the finishing touches of your travel trailer setup. This checklist includes setting up the interior and exterior of your RV. Stock your cabinets, store your food, and set the beds. For the outside, set up an outdoor camping mat, picnic table, or lawn chair. Many RVs also come equipped with awnings, which can be used to help create a simple but cozy environment during your trip.

Congratulations, you’ve learned how to set up a camper! Enjoy your well supported, level and comfortable RV campsite. For additional information beyond this RV camper checklist, see the following sites: