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Old 06-11-2014, 03:09 PM   #11
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You could try a 5th wheel tailgate.

http://m.campingworld.com//category/tailgates/125
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Old 06-11-2014, 03:11 PM   #12
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Old 06-11-2014, 05:04 PM   #13
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Hey, thanks for all the suggestions! I'm still not sure what I'm going to do. I would like a power jack but don't have the cash and I really like my tailgate.
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:56 PM   #14
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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).

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So I just replaced my Nissan Titan with an F-150 and now my tailgate won't open all the way because of my trailer tongue jack!! What can I do? I really need the tailgate down to store my camping gear. I just purchased a bed extender that I would really like to use! Any suggestions would be appreciated!!

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Out of curiosity, are you using a weight distribution hitch?
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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).

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Rustic Eagle, With my Titan, I would tow with the tailgate down with a bed extender. It wouldn't hit the battery and it would clear the handle.
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Out of curiosity, are you using a weight distribution hitch?
Yes I have an equalizer wdh. Why do you ask?
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snip.... It wouldn't hit the battery and it would clear the handle.
Just curious, how much clearance did you have between the tailgate and the jack handle with your Titan?

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Just curious, how much clearance did you have between the tailgate and the jack handle with your Titan?

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I would say a good 6-8 inches.
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Yes I have an equalizer wdh. Why do you ask?
This image shows the catalog numbers of the equalizer shanks. I see that they offer a 12" overall length and an 18" overall length. I know they are not cheap, but if you have the 12", then perhaps the 18" would solve the issue? The Fords must have a tall tailgate!

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