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Old 06-29-2016, 10:31 PM   #1
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Power Tongue Jack / Truck Tailgate

Can a power tongue jack be rotated a quarter turn so the controls face either left or right? My truck tailgate hits the control head by about an inch or so. If I can turn the jack sideways it will clear. I see no reason why I can't, just want to be sure.
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Old 06-29-2016, 10:34 PM   #2
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I saw a post here a little while ago that showed one turned a quarter turn to avoid the tailgate.

It makes no difference what way it faces.
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Old 06-29-2016, 10:45 PM   #3
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If the bolt holes line up do it. The jack and trailer do not care. I would first try 180 degrees so up I can use the controls easily from ether side.
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Every power tongue jack I've dealt with can be turned if need be to make clearance for the tailgate.
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Old 06-30-2016, 07:08 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies.
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Old 06-30-2016, 09:08 AM   #6
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Just make sure to brace up the tongue before removing the bolts holding the jack to avoid a big surprise.
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Old 06-30-2016, 09:13 AM   #7
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It wont be 1/4 turn it will be 1/3 turn...
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I simply loosened the motor head on mine and rotated it rather than rotate the entire jack. It has a hex set screw that when loose allows you to turn the motor head to different positions. Still didn't fix my problem. My tailgate still hits the jack shaft just a bit further down.
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I simply loosened the motor head on mine and rotated it rather than rotate the entire jack. It has a hex set screw that when loose allows you to turn the motor head to different positions. Still didn't fix my problem. My tailgate still hits the jack shaft just a bit further down.
I'm looking to do the same. Hopefully it will give me what I need. What are you using for a TV?
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Just make sure to brace up the tongue before removing the bolts holding the jack to avoid a big surprise.
Yeah that would definitely suck!
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