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Old 06-10-2016, 05:23 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by fella10 View Post
Jack-E-Up will solve your problem(links below)...... you can even use it with an electric jack, but will probably need to disconnect with a cord,... we have it on our Micro Lite 25KS and are very satisfied with how it works........give it a look, you may agree.....

Jack-E-Up Removable Jack Bracket, Black - Jack-e-up Llc 5048 - Tongue Jacks - Camping World


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Old 06-10-2016, 06:41 PM   #32
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With my last tow vehicle/trailer combo, I just removed the tailgate altogether when camping with my dog. I had a homemade, weatherproofed kennel secured right at the rear of the bed. It worked great for getting him out for breaks during a trip. At first I placed a 2x6 across the rear in the vertical slot (Ford).

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Old 06-13-2016, 10:39 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by milvet33 View Post
Folks who carry dogs in the bed of a pickup should not have dogs!
Kind of harsh without knowing the circumstances! We have regular cab short bed that we used as a toad behind out MH. It has canvas soft top that keeps dog out of the weather and doghouse to keep her warm. A solid divider keeps things from crashing around. She has water, security and is warm. So what is the beef?

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Old 06-27-2016, 11:52 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by k5rcd View Post
The Jack E Up solved the problem for me. My electric Lippert jack wouldn't let my tailgate open. Quick, easy installation and reasonable cost. Ordered mine direct from the manufacturer so I got the correct one.

Now my dog, DW, and I are happy.
"Now my dog, DW and I are happy"
I had a channel iron cross member fabricated and made some 1/2" u-bolts to clamp it to the frame behind the propane tanks. It works very well and it gives just enough clearance for the tailgate to drop down without hitting the tank cover. Except for the fact that the light on the electric jack no longer shines on the hitch, it is a perfect setup.
We have an URB-e for my wife's disability scooter and it makes it easy to get it in and out. Yes the URB-e is secured and no danger to our dog.

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Old 06-30-2016, 07:03 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by beagle rc air View Post
With our 240 Surveyor Sport hooked to our 1500 Ram P/U we are unable to open the tailgate even close to halfway. Our dog rides in the back of the truck and we like for her to be able to get out at each stop. It would necessitate disconnecting the ball hitch, chains and wiring and pulling ahead several feet to accomplish this.
I am going to move the electric jack that is mounted ahead of the propane tanks.. A piece of channel iron across the frame behind the tanks is going to be the new location for the jack mount. Lite won't be any use but I never needed it anyhow.
If there is any interest I will post some pictures.

I have a item for Jack-E-Up, the company is in Oregon, Camping World has them, I have one on my 23ft Wildwood travel travel towing with 2014 F150, you can lower the tailgate easily to install about 30 minutes
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:41 PM   #36
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Thanks for all of the nice responces. I'm pretty sure that the one that will work for me is to rotate the jack 120 degrees (the three bolts in the base should still fit the holes). This way the front-most barrel of the jack (which is the part that blocks the tailgate) should be to one side,, out of the way of the tailgate.

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