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Old 02-21-2024, 09:21 AM   #1
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Electric Trailer Jack

Looking for another electric jack for my 20' travel trailer.

Must have a small head so the tailgate will open on my Chevy Silverado truck.

Yes, I know about turning one sideways.

Ideas?
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Old 02-21-2024, 11:18 AM   #2
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Several good ones out there. We use the 4000 lb Bulldog jack on our 23 ft TT. It has a drop foot for extra lift, 22 in total. It clears the tailgate (facing front) on our F150 but you'll have to wait for a response from a Chevy owner on this one.

https://www.bulldogproducts.net/prod...-jack-4000-lbs

It comes with a 5 year warranty. Our first one lasted 6 years, bought in 2012. The design has been upgraded since then. We bought our second one in June 2018, and still going strong.

Many, many places that sell it, and the cover is available in black or white. You'll need to shop for the best price on this one, as it's all over the place. Seems the supply chain issues has resulted in higher prices.
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With my Chevrolet Suburbans, a 2019 & 2023, had the same issue with liftgate clearance. First solution was to use a longer shank. Have since relocated the trailer jack back 4 inches to allow the use of standard shank. This involved fabricating/welding in new plates to the trailer tongue. Is a great solution if you have the ability to do it.
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Can't move the jack, the propane tanks are in the way.
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Old 02-22-2024, 12:54 PM   #5
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If you get a Lippert jack (or already have one) the head can be rotated 90į which give most folks the clearance they need.
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If you get a Lippert jack (or already have one) the head can be rotated 90į which give most folks the clearance they need.
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Can't move the jack, the propane tanks are in the way.
Should have mentioned that I also had to move the propane tanks back as well. They are easier, just fastened to the top of the a-frame with self tapping bolts.
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Old 03-09-2024, 01:12 PM   #8
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Just rotate the power head of the jack 90 degrees. You'll have to drill 2 holes. Or spend $150 like I did and get a longer shank for your hitch. There are tons of YouTube videos on how to do it.
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We bought one from Harbor freight. With the 20% off coupon it was 99$. Works great.
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