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Old 10-19-2021, 06:51 PM   #1
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jack-it bike carrier

I have a jack-it bike carrier mounted on the trailer frame. When I back the trailer into a site the back of the truck bends the bike tires mounted on the rack. I would like to get a piece that will raise the rack so the back of the truck does not hit the bike tires. I only need a few inches of extra height. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-20-2021, 10:55 AM   #2
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are you using the short offset piece or is the "V" directly mounted to the main riser?
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Old 10-20-2021, 03:46 PM   #3
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Not sure what you mean
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Old 10-20-2021, 05:08 PM   #4
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are you using the highlighted part?
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Old 10-20-2021, 06:59 PM   #5
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Yes it is,

I would like to either extend either end of the piece in order to get a little more height.
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Old 10-20-2021, 09:32 PM   #6
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Have you tried turning that part around and moving the bikes closer to the trailer? If they're fit that is

It's a Lippert product, you'll likely need to contact them directly unless you can find a fab shop to make you a taller bracket
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It is already closer to the trailer
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I have a jack-it bike carrier mounted on the trailer frame. When I back the trailer into a site the back of the truck bends the bike tires mounted on the rack. I would like to get a piece that will raise the rack so the back of the truck does not hit the bike tires. I only need a few inches of extra height. Any suggestions?
Do you have a picture that you can post showing your setup with the bikes mounted and how the bike(s) is (are) contacting the tow vehicle?
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Old 10-21-2021, 01:38 PM   #9
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I am unable to send photo I am not near the trailer. I think I will contact the manufacturer.

Thanks for your input
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Old 10-21-2021, 02:27 PM   #10
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If the part highlighted in the above photo is 1 1/4" or 2" you may be able to get away with a hitch extender. You'll want the shortest one possible to avoid any extra torque created by the bikes rocking. I have had the same carrier, and it does sway back and forth a fair amount. I added a couple ratchet straps to mine, to reduce the amount of rocking. I was afraid it would eventually fatigue the metal at the base and fail.
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