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Old 10-24-2020, 03:04 PM   #21
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By extending it further you have reduced the capacity somewhat of the hitch. How much is not known.
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Old 10-24-2020, 04:39 PM   #22
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We have a Toyota Tacoma, an Escape 19' with a power jack and an Anderson WDH. We can open our gate anytime. Never even gave it a thought that this would be an issue. Interesting.
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Old 10-24-2020, 06:58 PM   #23
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By extending it further you have reduced the capacity somewhat of the hitch. How much is not known.
Thatís true.....but, the truck is rated to tow 9200 lbs, max tongue weight 600 lbs, the Escape 17B tongue weight is under 400 lbs. moving the ball a few inches will not exceed the capacity of the hitch or the truck. The truck and trailer sit level, itís effortless to tow. I donít think itís a concern.

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Old 10-24-2020, 09:50 PM   #24
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Your tailgate is the same as mine. I have a dropped drawbar for my hitch (no lift kit on the trailer) that sticks out a bit more to make room for the gusset on the drop. If I had the stock bar, I might not clear either. The drawbar is a key factor in as to whether you can get clearance or not.
Fastway has an extender set up but it is expensive and I would have to re set up the whole thing so I will live with it for now but might get one in the future. It would be nice to be able to let down the tailgate when hooked up, especially when we stay hooked up while overnight sometimes.
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Old 11-04-2020, 08:33 PM   #25
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hitch extension

I used a hitch extension on my 2007 Tundra.
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Old 11-04-2020, 09:01 PM   #26
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A note of caution on "does it clear the tailgate". It may well clear and the first time you open it and the tailgate does clear and you breath a big sigh of relief. Then, with lot's of confidence the next time you fling open the tailgate it smacks the jack.

The geometry can change depending on if the tug and trailer on on a level surface or not. If it's close the first time you try it make sure you're careful opening it until you're sure it won't hit no matter whether the tug or trailer is pointing up or downhill.

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Old 11-04-2020, 09:16 PM   #27
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2004 tundra double cab and 2017 E19 with electric jack and equalizer hitch, tailgate does not hit and no modifications were made.
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Old 11-05-2020, 11:23 PM   #28
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We have the manual jack. The tailgate opens (Ram 1500) but won't open all the way - it hits the handle of the jack. I put a thick leather "boot" over the handle to prevent scratches but we're at high risk for a dent. I'll probably replace the manual jack with an electric jack.
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Old 11-06-2020, 03:53 PM   #29
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yup

It clears the TG on our Titan XD 4x4, w the WD hitch..by 1/4" aaaaahhhh!
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Old 11-06-2020, 04:35 PM   #30
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It clears the TG on our Titan XD 4x4, w the WD hitch..by 1/4" aaaaahhhh!
In a previous comment I said that you can have it clear in some cases, maybe when the tug and tow are both sitting level, but hit if one is on a slope. I'd be careful, 1/4" isn't a whole lot of wiggle room, until you've used it in various locations and confirm that it never comes closer than that 1/4".

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I "had" and no longer need the jack that came with my 19' escape. It's a 2 piece jack where the top half can be removed after you use it to level or when driving. I never saw one before and it works quite well but we tow with a chev 1 ton van so the doors (both) swing out without a problem with the new jack. Would be willing to part with it at a reasonable price ($40 ?) It's got some weight to it so not sure just what it would cost to ship from eastern upstate ny. we will be in fla for the bluegrass fest over on the gulf coast the end of this month., dan and bev
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Old 11-06-2020, 05:16 PM   #32
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I "had" and no longer need the jack that came with my 19' escape. It's a 2 piece jack where the top half can be removed after you use it to level or when driving. I never saw one before and it works quite well but we tow with a chev 1 ton van so the doors (both) swing out without a problem with the new jack. Would be willing to part with it at a reasonable price ($40 ?) It's got some weight to it so not sure just what it would cost to ship from eastern upstate ny. we will be in fla for the bluegrass fest over on the gulf coast the end of this month., dan and bev
Do you mean the "JackEUp" ? https://www.amazon.com/Jack-E-Up-504...ck+e+up&sr=8-1
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Old 11-06-2020, 05:37 PM   #33
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yes, that's the one !
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Old 11-10-2020, 03:33 AM   #34
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I used a hitch extension on my 2007 Tundra.
MUCH better to use a longer ball mount than an extension.

with my F250 Super Duty, which has a huge tailgate, I use this

https://www.curtmfg.com/part/45260



which is like 12-1/4" long center to center, with a 2" drop. as long as the truck+trailer are more or less straight, I can lower the tailgate and it just clears the manual jack on my E21... the 2" drop is just about right on for my trailer with a stock height F250 Super Duty 4x4.
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We have the manual jack. The tailgate opens (Ram 1500) but won't open all the way - it hits the handle of the jack. I put a thick leather "boot" over the handle to prevent scratches but we're at high risk for a dent. I'll probably replace the manual jack with an electric jack.
you might try a reciever with a little more 'drop', like I use a 2" drop, and my tailgate goes all the way down with a 1/2" to spare with the manual jack handle. also the longer towbar I linked just above this can help a lot.
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