Originally Posted by clossan1
snip.....I really need the tailgate down to store my camping gear. I just purchased a bed extender that I would really like to use! ......snip
Even if your tailgate did clear the jack, I doubt you could tow with the tailgate down with the bed extender because the tailgate may hit the battery (or something else) during TV turns.
If it's just the tongue jack handle that's in the way, pop the top cover off the jack and see if the handle can be easily removed. Maybe the handle can be inserted without being "attached" and still function (then store elsewhere when not in use).