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Old 06-12-2020, 11:51 PM   #1
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Back hatch hits electric jack and canít open all thecway

Just picked up our19í trailer. We are towing with a 2019 Toyota 4 runner. When we tried to open the back hatch it hits the electric jack and does not open fully. Any suggestions on how to resolve?
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Old 06-13-2020, 12:12 AM   #2
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1. You could try unbolting the tongue jack, and rebolting it on after rotating 120į.
2. Use a longer ball mount. Some ball mounts have a longer 2" square shank, and some have a second 5/8" hole, thereby giving the option of the ball being further back from the receiver and bumper.
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There are several fixes for this issue, rotating the jack head, installing a Jack-E-Up, or getting a longer hitch to extend the distance. This last item can impact your capacity. Here is the link to Jack-e-up https://jack-e-up.com
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Old 06-13-2020, 07:49 AM   #4
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If you have a Lippert brand, consider rotating it 90į.


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Old 06-13-2020, 09:08 PM   #5
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Old 06-13-2020, 10:37 PM   #6
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If you have a Lippert brand, consider rotating it 90į.


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Yes, it was really easy to rotate the Lippert power tongue jack 90 degrees. The Youtube channel Adventures in Nomadness (Ronda and Angie) have a video that shows how simple it is. When I called ETI service dept they said it was not possible to rotate it on our new E19. Hmm... But then I saw the Youtube video and it looked simple, and was! Our Tahoe rear hatch wouldn't open with the Lippert power tongue jack and we were really frustrated -- now it clears by a few inches! (next problem, front cargo box won't open with propane cover on tanks!)
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Old 06-13-2020, 11:21 PM   #7
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Thanks. Will need to figure out the front storage lid.
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Old 06-14-2020, 12:29 AM   #8
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Our Tahoe rear hatch wouldn't open with the Lippert power tongue jack and we were really frustrated -- now it clears by a few inches! (next problem, front cargo box won't open with propane cover on tanks!)
Is the problem with the front cargo box related to having rotated the Lippert power tongue jack? I'd like to clear my hatch but also need the cargo box to open.
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Old 06-14-2020, 12:33 AM   #9
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Not sure yet. Once I rotate the jack will find out. Agree - I want to be able to do both. We travel with dogs so the hatch at this point has been important to access.
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That tank cover just slips on easily from the over head, try reversing it. There are also tank covers that are elastic which may give you more clearance.
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Old 06-14-2020, 09:52 AM   #11
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Yes, it was really easy to rotate the Lippert power tongue jack 90 degrees. The Youtube channel Adventures in Nomadness (Ronda and Angie) have a video that shows how simple it is. When I called ETI service dept they said it was not possible to rotate it on our new E19. Hmm... But then I saw the Youtube video and it looked simple, and was! Our Tahoe rear hatch wouldn't open with the Lippert power tongue jack and we were really frustrated -- now it clears by a few inches! (next problem, front cargo box won't open with propane cover on tanks!)
I found when pulling propane tank cover up to remove an inside molded ridge got hung up against regulator bracket and jack. Once I reversed the regulator bracket so facing back toward trailer, it freed up space to lift cover.
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Old 06-15-2020, 06:23 AM   #12
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If you have a Lippert brand, consider rotating it 90į.


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This is what I did for my 21'. Makes the space to the propane tank cover a little tighter but that's not a problem for me.
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Old 06-15-2020, 07:47 AM   #13
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Old 06-17-2020, 12:13 PM   #14
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Here is my tongue jack after rotating the jack head, I can now lower my tailgate. I had to tap the second set of holes in the jack.IMG_1816.jpg
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Old 06-17-2020, 02:16 PM   #15
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I rotated the jack head. Just need about 2 more inches that hopefully I can find a hitch to extend.
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