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Old 02-05-2016, 02:36 PM   #51
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By pulling it out further you will definitely impact the towing. Why do you want it out? to miss the tail gate?
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Old 02-05-2016, 02:41 PM   #52
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By pulling it out further you will definitely impact the towing. Why do you want it out? to miss the tail gate?
I don't know why Myron pulled it out, but clearance between a tailgate and the tongue jack is the usual reason.

Eric is pushing it in, which is the right direction for towing dynamics.
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Old 02-05-2016, 03:47 PM   #53
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I tow my 19 with a 2007 Tundra, which has a ridiculously large tailgate. I had to buy the longest stinger manufactured (16" +- center of pin hole to center of ball) to clear the tongue jack, and even then it's only about a 1/2" clearance. I was told if I needed a longer one, it would need to be custom made. I don't use a WDH, and not even certain I could get one with that much extension.
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Old 02-05-2016, 03:49 PM   #54
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I thought added distance when executing a jack-knife maneuver would help keep the tow bumper from crunching into my tongue box. It helped, but not enough to Trump (sorry) the overall towing experience.
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Old 02-05-2016, 04:03 PM   #55
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You can also use the Jack-E-Up up removable jack, that way you can use the shorter stingers for better towing. Jack-E-Up
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Old 02-05-2016, 04:37 PM   #56
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We tow our 21' with our 2011 Tundra, (not a TRD), without any special hitch or anti-sway stuff and have never had a bit of trouble. We do have the Tundra factory towing package and have never felt any need for anything else. Try it as simple as you can and see if anything else is needed - but I doubt if you will need it. Also, I will be 70 this year and see absolutely no need for any type of power jack - it's just not that difficult to turn that crank a few times.
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Old 02-05-2016, 06:40 PM   #57
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I don't see any problem at all with drilling a better-placed pin hole - this is commonly done with ball mounts. The shank is probably not heat-treated, but in case it is be prepared to go slowly and lubricate the bit to make drilling easier and to avoid heating.
Now that I've got the pilot hole all done, of course my (usually overly large) collection of drill bits is missing the 11/16 I need to finish....
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Old 02-05-2016, 06:53 PM   #58
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Now that I've got the pilot hole all done, of course my (usually overly large) collection of drill bits is missing the 11/16 I need to finish....
A 17mm bit will do the trick too.
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What should one use to drill out a broken titanium drill bit?
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Old 02-05-2016, 07:13 PM   #60
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A 17mm bit will do the trick too.
Oh in that case....
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