tailgate hits trailer jack.

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by lazer 46, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. lazer 46

    lazer 46 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 521

    My new Ford tailgate hits my trailer jack. Can't open the tailgate all the way. I would like to install a swivel jack. Anybody do this before? It wouldn't be in the center and the angle iron is only 3 inches wide.
  2. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,371

    Just get a hitch that extends out a little further.
  3. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,784

    All i can tell you is dont think ahhh no big deal, ill just be careful.....ive got three dings in my tailgate that say otherwise!
  4. lazer 46

    lazer 46 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 521

    I will remove the jack completely next season if I have to. I found a couple A frame jacks that are an inch and a half shorter so that may be a solution.
  5. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,838

    If you have a v nose weld a bracket closer to the trailer to mount the jack too.
  6. highlander316

    highlander316 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 333

    i have a swivel jack on mine. So much nicer to just swing down, a few turns, and the trailer is lifted off.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    swivel jacks work well. we have one on our boat
  8. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,784

    if its a small trailer the swivel is the way to go
  9. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Posts: 2,328

    we have replaced the stock, bolt on, center mounted jack with a swivel jack that is mounted on the outer angle iron and it works just fine.
  10. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,654

    You're not using your truck's rear bumper to tow, are you?

    Yeah, just get a longer hitch.

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