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Old 05-22-2015, 02:24 PM   #1
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I have a problem that needs a mod I believe.

Okay so here is my problem... I have a 2012 Cherokee grey wolf 28bh and I pull it with a 2004 ford expedition and I use the equalizer brand hitch. When hooked up I can't completely open my lift gate. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 05-22-2015, 02:33 PM   #2
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Someone on another post said you can turn the jack head around to the rear. I don't know if you really can, but it's worth a look see.

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Old 05-22-2015, 02:42 PM   #3
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Old 05-23-2015, 12:20 PM   #5
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You can turn the head around should be just the 3 bolts at the frame. Don't look like ull have the room due to propane so maybe just turn it to a side.
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Old 05-23-2015, 01:45 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by JTHale13 View Post
When hooked up I can't completely open my lift gate. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Yep, live with it.
You can't rotate the jack head 90° because the part where the gears and motor are isn't square. You can't rebolt the jack 120° using the existing holes because the propane tanks are in the way. You can't drill holes to rotate the whole assembly 90° unless you drill into the A-frame because the mounting plate is triangular (3 bolts). If you use a drawbar extender, that moves the load further from the rear axle creating more effort and leverage on the WDH.
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Old 05-23-2015, 01:51 PM   #7
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I pull a grey wolf 29dsbs with an expedition as well. Best solution I found was to just open the rear glass instead of the whole hatch.
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Old 05-23-2015, 03:30 PM   #8
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Take the electric one off and put on a manual
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Old 05-23-2015, 03:44 PM   #9
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Try turning the jack sideways. We installed one on our old tt when we had an armada. It worked well sideways. To change it out simply hook up and then remove and reinstall the jack.
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Take the jack off and take it to a welding shop and have it rotated 90°.

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