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Old 10-02-2014, 04:08 PM   #11
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Hey,

Jim I can open the tail gate on my Tacoma with the 19 hooked up so just a note to check to see before investing in a new tongue jack.

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Old 10-02-2014, 07:42 PM   #12
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I decided the simpler solution was to order the electric tongue jack! No handle to get in the way and we don't need to crank anymore.
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Old 10-02-2014, 08:36 PM   #13
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Robert,
You may want to check your clearance, I had the same issue on my 19 and the electric jack's motor head was the same size as the manual jack. I had to purchase an extended stinger which I do not like using due to it's towing complications. Your tow tailgate maybe ok, but for me this solves my problem and I can use the smaller Andersen or regular stinger.
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Robert,
You may want to check your clearance, I had the same issue on my 19 and the electric jack's motor head was the same size as the manual jack. I had to purchase an extended stinger which I do not like using due to it's towing complications. Your tow tailgate maybe ok, but for me this solves my problem and I can use the smaller Andersen or regular stinger.
Thanks. I'll double-check it with Reace. I think I only need to save about 1/2"
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Old 10-05-2014, 07:30 PM   #15
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I want to keep this in mind for truck towing. Installation is simple. Trailer jack can ride in the pickup bed when hitched or towing. Quick and simple to insert the trailer jack when ready to unhitch and support using the trailer jack.

Looks like a good product.
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:29 PM   #16
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cpaharley2008,

you might be interested in this trailer hitch from Australia and used by the Gall Boys as they tow their KEDRON caravan

youtube video McHitch off-road auto-coupler (auto coupling trailer hitch)


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Old 10-06-2014, 07:56 PM   #17
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I am using a ball adapter that is 2" longer than than the standard. This allows me to fully open the tail gate to access the bed on the 2012 Tundra when hitched. I do not use a WDH or sway control and have not experienced any negative towing characteristics. I am looking at the Dexter sway control made by Tuson.
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:17 PM   #18
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Bob,
With the Jack E Up you can use a standard shorter ball adapter, The closer to the rear end the better it will tow and you will be able to open the tail gate. I just got this one yesterday, it is a 4" drop, 750/7500 lb capacity.
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Old 10-23-2014, 11:39 AM   #19
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Jim - Camping World has the jack-e-up for sale online for $40.00 but they don't say whether it is the top-wind or side-wind model. I see that Jack-e-up themselves sell two different models. Where did you buy yours, and did they offer both models? Thanks
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You want the side wind model, as if it were permanently mounted. The top wind models appear to be narrower and taller vs the shorter, wider side wind jacks. Side wind is the way it came from ETI so that is what you want. Figures it goes on sale after me buying full retail....!!!
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