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Old 08-10-2016, 11:39 PM   #21
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I had the same problem with my Dodge, so I bought a new ball mount with a 4" longer stinger. now my TT sets back another 4' from the receiver and I have plenty of Clearance.
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Old 08-11-2016, 05:31 AM   #22
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Careful! You may be able to get the tailgate down when the TV and rv are in a straight configuration , BUT, be sure it clears when you make a turn.
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Old 08-11-2016, 08:17 AM   #23
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Thanks to all for your inputs. I don't see an advantage, in my case, for the Jack-e-up...my installed electric nose jack works great. My reason for bringing up this matter was just to solicit inputs regarding any possible unseen problems if I drill a new hole in the foot-plate of my electric jack so that all three mounting bolts will match the holes in the tongue, thusl allowing me to simply rotate the jack 120 degrees, thus positioning the alignment of the double-barrels to the side so my tailgate can lower all the way. I'm planning to give this a shot.
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Old 08-11-2016, 06:30 PM   #24
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Here is a link to the Ultra Fab 3500 lb. Electric Tongue Jack, designed with a rotatable head.


Ultra-Fab Products, Inc.| - Ultra 3502 Electric Tongue Jack
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Old 08-11-2016, 11:16 PM   #25
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I had the same problem with my Dodge, so I bought a new ball mount with a 4" longer stinger. now my TT sets back another 4' from the receiver and I have plenty of Clearance.
Great idea, was having the same issue and hadn't even thought about that, just ordered one myself.
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Old 08-12-2016, 12:48 AM   #26
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[QUOTE=Cadiz Couple; .... solicit inputs regarding any possible unseen problems if I drill a new hole in the foot-plate of my electric jack so that all three mounting bolts will match the holes in the tongue, ..... [/QUOTE]

I choose to drill a hole in the A-plate. Larry G.
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Old 08-23-2016, 07:39 PM   #27
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Here is my solution to rotating my power tongue jack so I can open my tailgate. This is a 1/2" steel plate with counter bored/ thru holes and then 3/8-16 threaded holes at 90 degrees. I had my brother make this for me, now I just need to take it back off and get some paint on it.
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Thanks for the new responses. I'll keep all of the various solutions in mind when I tackle fixing this problem again. I have an 8 inch extension that fits between my truck receptile and the rod the ball is mounted on that will work to let me lower my tailgate. I used this with my previous tiny Casita trailer but I don't know what kind of problems I might have trying to use it on my big heavy Rockwood 8310. Anyone that is interested can buy them from any trailer supply. So I'm going to try to modify my jack base rather than use the extension. When I rotated my jack sideways, two of the three holes matched up so
My easiest solution seems to be to simply drill a third hole in the jack base that lines up with the threaded third hole in the tongue. Retired Navy pilot drivimg Tundra with tow pkg and 4.3 rear end.
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Old 08-27-2016, 09:06 PM   #29
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Just a thought.

Maybe turn the jack 90 degrees and drill three new holes.
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Old 10-23-2016, 02:53 PM   #30
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I just rotated mine jack 90 degrees. Had to tap out two holes (that were already drilled but not taped) in order to replace the two bolts on the head of the jack, but otherwise was pretty easy. Don't know if it gave me enough room to put down my tailgate completely, but at least the tailgate won't be resting on the switches (when the switches face forward). Besides, it will be facing the side that I normally work from when connecting or disconnecting.
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