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Old 06-10-2016, 05:44 PM   #1
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Tailgate of Tahoe-interfere with power jack?

I am thinking of purchasing a new Tahoe to pull my 24FBS and was wondering if it possible to open the rear tailgate while the vehicle is hooked up without hitting the power jack. Any feedback would be appreciated if you have this vehicle. Thanks.
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Old 06-10-2016, 06:06 PM   #2
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Dont have the very same equipment but the tailgate of my f150 hit the jack on my 24rbs, our equipment must be very similar



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I am thinking of purchasing a new Tahoe to pull my 24FBS and was wondering if it possible to open the rear tailgate while the vehicle is hooked up without hitting the power jack. Any feedback would be appreciated if you have this vehicle. Thanks.
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Old 06-10-2016, 09:15 PM   #3
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Not sure if this would work for the Tahoe, but I turned my jack 90 degrees. Now have plenty of clearance. Tried to just turn it farther than that and use the existing tapped holes but only two holes would line up, must not be evenly spaced so had to drill / tap new holes. Not difficult to do. Light doesn't shine forward, but I don't work there in the dark.
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Old 06-20-2016, 02:29 PM   #4
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I have a 2010 Tahoe and a 2010 29BHS. When I had the original manual jack the tailgate would open no problem. I installed an Atwood 81070 (wish I had done it sooner) but now the tailgate doesn't open because it hits the motor head of the jack. It makes contact about midway on the motor housing.
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Old 06-20-2016, 02:50 PM   #5
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Pretty much a given with any travel trailer/pickup combination.


Only open the tailgate after hitching up if you want a dented tailgate.
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Old 06-20-2016, 02:55 PM   #6
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I bought a hitch bar with a longer shank for two reasons... It gave me a sharper turning ability in tight quarters, and it allowed me to open the tailgate on my RAM.
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Old 06-20-2016, 03:00 PM   #7
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I had this problem on my Durango with the hatch when I towed my first trailer I was able to solve the problem by turning the jack sideways.

I had to drill one new hole but other then that not much of a problem to do.
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Old 06-20-2016, 03:27 PM   #8
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On my previous trailer I bought and installed a Barker jack and it gives instructions on how to turn just the power head for clearance. Didn't see any way to do this with the new jack. Turning the whole thing worked just fine.
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With our previous 2004 Silverado, the tailgate cleared the jack with a few inches to spare, but our "new" 2013 F-150, there's no room at all. I've been looking into this product, Jack-E-Up, which is a bracket to turn the jack into a removable one. Does anyone have any experience with this?
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Hey folks, a Tahoe ain't a pickup truck.
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