Can Electric Jack Be Rotated to Allow Clearance for Truck Tailgate


now that i have installed the jack i find the tailgate of the pickup does not clear the front of the jack. is there a way to turn the jack 90 degrees so my tailgate of my 2013 RAM 2500 will come all the way down?


Expert Reply:

The motor housing on the Electric Jack # EJ-3520-BBX can't by itself be rotated but you could certainly spin the entire jack around on the trailer since the mounting holes are asymmetric. This should hopefully give you the needed clearance to drop your Ram's tailgate.

Another option is to leave the jack how it's installed and replace your existing ball mount with a longer one such as the Curt # D-26 that measures 12-5/8 inches from the center of the pin hole to the center of the ball hole. This should push the trailer back far enough away from the rear of your truck to allow clearance for the tailgate.

I have attached a link that will take you to our complete selection of longer shank ball mounts that you can also look through.

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