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Old 03-14-2016, 11:15 AM   #1
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Potential tongue jack issues

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I currently own an old Chevy tahoe and have used that car to tow my JayFeather x17z.
I am thinking of getting a truck this year. My camper is in storage so i want to make sure i know before i pick it up....

Since the truck will be higher than my tahoe, how can i make sure i get the camper jack high enough to put onto the hitch?
I have to crank the jack all the way up to get my tahoe hitch underneath it. So with an even higher truck, what can i do to get that jack high enough? Adding those plastic blocks underneath the jack doesn't seem very safe...

any suggestions?
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Old 03-14-2016, 11:20 AM   #2
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You will probably need a new shank that will drop the hitch head.

Measure the receiver height on your Tahoe and the receiver height a similar truck you will buy. The difference should help you pick a shank that will work for you without having to jack the trailer too high.
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You will probably need a new shank that will drop the hitch head.

Measure the receiver height on your Tahoe and the receiver height a similar truck you will buy. The difference should help you pick a shank that will work for you without having to jack the trailer too high.
that is so true, had to get a 6" drop shank when I got the new TV so the TT would ride level
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Old 03-14-2016, 01:15 PM   #4
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Hi
I currently own an old Chevy tahoe and have used that car to tow my JayFeather x17z.
I am thinking of getting a truck this year. My camper is in storage so i want to make sure i know before i pick it up....

Since the truck will be higher than my tahoe, how can i make sure i get the camper jack high enough to put onto the hitch?
I have to crank the jack all the way up to get my tahoe hitch underneath it. So with an even higher truck, what can i do to get that jack high enough? Adding those plastic blocks underneath the jack doesn't seem very safe...

any suggestions?
Schilly -

Don't worry about the jack!
You will absolutely want to either adjust your ball placement on your shank or buy a new shank that will put your ball level with the tongue of your TT.
Level is the key!
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Schilly -

Don't worry about the jack!
...
Level is the key!
X2!

On a level surface, The trailer should be level. Regardless of how high off the ground the tow vehicle's receiver is.
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