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Old 02-20-2016, 10:36 AM   #11
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Trucks have a similar disadvantage as SUVs as you cannot drop the tailgate on most without hitting the electric jack either.
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Old 02-20-2016, 06:13 PM   #12
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Trucks have a similar disadvantage as SUVs as you cannot drop the tailgate on most without hitting the electric jack either.
I have an Ultra Fab 3500 power jack and had to turn the motor 180 so my Avalanche's tailgate could clear.
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Old 02-20-2016, 07:21 PM   #13
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Wish I could do the same bikendan but my tailgate on my Ram still won't clear even if I turn it 180. Just a hastle I've learned to live with!
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Old 02-20-2016, 07:36 PM   #14
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Hehehehehe I run the heck out of a 1 foot hitch extender with a WDH and sway control. How the heck do you think I can haul a Polaris ranger and leave the tailgate down. Am I crazy - you betcher bippy I am.
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Old 02-21-2016, 01:27 AM   #15
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Carlosrod,

I had the exact same problem with my electric jack motor not clearing the tailgate of my GMC Sierra when I opened it. I came across a solution by pure accident. The dealer didn't install my WDH high enough on the L-shape adjustable shank that goes into the truck's receiver, causing the front end of the trailer to be about 6 inches lower than the back end when hooked up to the truck with the spring bars attached. When I raised the head one notch, it leveled the trailer and caused the electric jack shank and motor to be perfectly perpendicular to the ground. The slight change in geometry gave me just enough clearance to open the tailgate with the trailer still attached. I have an Equalizer WDH, so your results may vary but it's worth a try. Hopefully this will work for you. Let me know how it turns out. Semper Fi!
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Thanks for the suggestion Carlosrod but even doing that won't buy me enough space for the tailgate to drop down. I need at least 3 inches for it to clear. No big deal. I have just gotten used to it over the years and make sure I load stuff into the back of my truck before I hookup and take stuff out after I disconnect. Plus my trailer is already level with the WDH hooked up. Thanks anyway!
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Old 02-21-2016, 12:46 PM   #17
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Hello

I had the same issue with my Ram and new trailer. My equalizer 4 sway control was to close to the electric jack motor. I called equalizer and a nice guy in service told me the correct shank to order. He even send a email with the part number. I found the part on Amazon for a great price.
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Old 02-21-2016, 02:45 PM   #18
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Thanks Bluemax I may give equalizer a call and ask about it. I currently use an andersen WDH on my roo but use an older equalizer 4 pt WDH on my 25' utility trailer. I suppose I could switch them and order the longer shank. I will look into it. Thanks again.
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I had the same issue with my Ram and new trailer. My equalizer 4 sway control was to close to the electric jack motor. I called equalizer and a nice guy in service told me the correct shank to order. He even send a email with the part number. I found the part on Amazon for a great price.
Any Chance you have the part #? I have the same issue with my E4 and F-150.
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Old 02-22-2016, 12:53 PM   #20
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been using Jack-E-Up for two yrs., works great and solved the problem of tailgate hitting the tongue jack,...plus by removing it when traveling, you will NEVER run the risk of leaving it down too low and suffering a bent shaft,.....yes, using it on an elect. jack would be a little different than on a manual jack,....but is very do-able,... would only require a plug installed in the wiring to make the unit removable,.....I would certainly give it a thought...........
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