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Old 06-11-2014, 01:27 PM   #1
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Need help!!Tailgate won't open down all the way!!

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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Old 06-11-2014, 01:37 PM   #2
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You could get one of those jacks that fold up. I had one one my work trailer, worked nice with my f250.

Like this> http://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Jack...J10000101.html
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Old 06-11-2014, 01:46 PM   #3
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What length shank are you using? Maybe you could get a longer one.
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Thanks Daytripper. I opened link but not sure how that works. How does that attach? Would it be too much to remove tongue jack and put back on when I get to campground? Thanks!!
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Hey ADK. I'm not sure what size shank I have? I'm not even sure what a shank is? Sorry. I have a 19h and was not expecting this when I exchanged trucks. Thanks
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Here's a page that explains shank measurements. As said above, you need a longer one.

http://howto.curtmfg.com/Pages/index.cfm.327.html
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Old 06-11-2014, 02:10 PM   #7
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Hey ADK. I'm not sure what size shank I have? I'm not even sure what a shank is? Sorry. I have a 19h and was not expecting this when I exchanged trucks. Thanks
Shank or extension is the thingy that the ball attaches to and inserts into the receiver on the tow vehicle.
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Thanks Daytripper. I opened link but not sure how that works. How does that attach? Would it be too much to remove tongue jack and put back on when I get to campground? Thanks!!
It just bolts to the side of the frame with supplied ubolts, old jack is held on with 3 or 4 bolts, easy off easy on. But if the longer shank options work, it sounds like a better option heh heh.
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Can you turn the jack 90* so the the crank is facing the side not the front?
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Just a thought...do you want to get a power jack? The control head may be positioned higher and and out of the way of the arc generated by the top of the tailgate of your truck
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