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Old 04-30-2016, 05:40 PM   #1
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Pulling Jayco Jayflight with Hitch Extension

I'm pulling a 2009 Jayco 22FB with a 2007 Ford Expedition. We've taken it out once with no problems (with the trailer). However, when hooked to TV by itself, I can not open the Lift Gate of the Expy. I have a 12" Hitch Extension and according to Reese, it good for up to 6500 lbs (650 TW) if using Weight Distributing which I use. Has anyone had any negative or positive experience with using a Hitch Extender. Thank you for any comments. Don

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Old 04-30-2016, 05:44 PM   #2
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What is hitting the lift gate? Some times turning the Power Jack (if equipped) will solve the problem and you can use the standard shank.

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Personally I would not trust a hitch extension, especially when using a wdh. Look into a new shank that the hitch head bolts to. E-Trailer has a few available in different lengths. Measure your current shank from the pin hole to where the hitch head bolts are. Try to figure out just how much longer of a shank you need. Then find a shank that is a little longer in length that will work.
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