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Old 05-20-2024, 04:20 PM   #1
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Truck gate clearance with tongue jack motor

We have a 2020 Globetrotter, 27, the original tongue jack is still working but starting to make noise. Im inclined to replace it vs. attempt a repair. The present jack is Premier Performance, 4000 lb.

This jack is just barely small enough for our truck gate to lower completely without hitting the jack motor housing.

We are inclined to go with a Husky but they wont give any details on the dimensions of the jack, so we have no idea if their jack motor will interfere with our truck gate.

Has anyone else run into a truck gate interference problem with their jack? If so how did you solve this problem?
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Old 05-22-2024, 01:20 PM   #2
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What is the make and model of your tow vehicle?
What is the make and model of your current jack?

The Husky can be mounted at ninety degrees from normal. Requires a couple of holes drilled in the tongue.
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Old 05-22-2024, 02:39 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by peterg5326 View Post
Has anyone else run into a truck gate interference problem with their jack? If so how did you solve this problem?
Yes, and there's several factors. Obviously, the shank. Then the truck bed itself. I have a Tundra which is 23" tall.
That means a longer tailgate too. I selected the Husky 5000, and wrote a thread on how I turned it. It could be as simple as making a template, or marking the coupler area.
The conundrum is drilling new holes in the flange, since a drill won't lay flat along the shaft. If I were to do it again, I'd use a "drill bit extension" so I could get the drill past the shaft end. Instead, I just made holes 1/2" for a little wiggle room.

Put on your thinking cap. All jacks have the same bolt pattern. (3) 3/8" x 16 on 3" centers. So that puts the bolts 120 apart. You want to rotate 90 so 120 - 90 = 30.
You'll be drilling new holes 30 from the original.
Before you drill, you can choose left or right. I chose to turn to the curb side because the rubber cap covering the 'brake' on the jack is not facing the tank cover that way.

So, does it clear? Yes, but only by 1/4". That works fine as long as the truck and trailer are perfectly straight.

BTW, the Husky has lights on three sides, so you still get some light on the hitch if it's dark.
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I bought a longer shank to allow for my tailgate to drop.
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