Powered Tailgate for Trailer that Weighs 4,000 lbs and Allows Folded Tailgate Clearance


Hi Team, Im looking for some guidance on selecting the right weight electric trailer jack that I will power with the truck and also provide enough clearance so that I can access the bed of the truck with the tailgate down when Im hitched. Attached are pic of the truck/trailer, the hitch Im using, a schematic of the 24 ft. Model 4926 Featherlite Car Trailer, and measurements of the trailer tongue with the gate down. The trailer hauls a 3,300lb car+roughly 800lbs of equipment. Thanks!


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Your picture didn't make it through but we do have great powered a-frame jacks like the Ultra Fab part # UF38-944014 which will work well for you. This jack has a lifting capacity of 4,000 lbs which will easily be enough for the tongue weight of your trailer that will most likely be right at 400 lbs.

When it comes to having clearance to allow a tailgate to open the best solution is to go with a longer ball mount like the part # 80232 which is 15-3/4 inches long and will give you more clearance between a trailer jack and a folded down tailgate.

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