Originally Posted by Vermilye
I had an early combination of the storage box, tank cover & electric jack - The solution I used for a tight fit making the storage box a pain to open was to thermoform the plastic tank cover. Using an electric heater & a heat shrink gun together I warmed up the plastic until it was soft enough to let me flatten the back side of the cover.
I only got the power jack because I knew with the manual jack that my huge Tundra tailgate wouldn't clear the handle. Traded one problem for another! Reforming the plastic tank cover is the best solution, just haven't wanted to buy a heat gun to do it.
I know from experience elsewhere that using a torch is a tenuous idea, too.