Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-15-2016, 11:53 AM   #11
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 67
i wiped one out smashed the rocker switch other truck not as close as this truck

locogk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2016, 01:38 PM   #12
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Deerfield, WI
Posts: 49
The easiest solution is to get a longer shank for the hitch. All of the manufacturers make them in different lengths. Just determine how much too close you are and get an shank extended by that amount. Should cost about $100.

hunterrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2016, 01:38 PM   #13
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: California
Posts: 101
As has been stated, a Barker, which I have, allows you to turn the head 90 degrees. I had a Trailer Star which did not allow this. I would not attempt to drill an additional hole in your hitch draw bar. This would decrease the length inserted into your receiver resulting in more leverage exerted on it, possibly exceeding the design strength. Selling your jack, if it does not rotate, then buying one that does might be your best bet.

2015 GMC Sierra 1500
2013 Heartland North Trail 28BRS
spudston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2016, 04:02 PM   #14
AKA: 'tiredTeacher
awellis3's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 622
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
As a last resort, if the motor can't be turned, just take it to a welding shop and have the mounting plate cut off, rotated and re-welded. Shouldn't take but about 30 minutes start to finish.
Good advice. Rotating the motor head is a no-go on my jack. Turning the whole thing 120 to line up the existing holes and plate puts the jack motor into the propane bottles.
Your solution is the one I came up with, also. Just ain't got rountuit.

Wright and Penny
Richmond, Va.
2010 Tundra 4X4 5.7L V8
2014 Rockwood 2604WS
Life is a cruel teacher. She gives the test first; the lesson then follows.
awellis3 is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:15 PM.