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Clearance Needed for Tailgate to Open With Stromberg Carlson Electric Jack

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I am worried about clearance with my tailgate. Can you tell me what the distance is on this from the center of the tube to the farthest point of the motor housing?

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From the center of the tube to the furthest part of the motor housing on the Stromberg Carlson Electric Trailer Jack # JET-5000 measures approximately 5-3/4 inches.

If you are worried about having enough clearance for your tailgate there is a simple solution, which is a long ball mount.

Assuming you have a 2" hitch there are a number of options depending on the rise of drop you need:

- Ball Mount 3/4" Rise or 2" Drop, Extra Long # D-26
- Curt Class III Drawbar - 2" Rise - 4" Drop - 13" Long # C45270
- Curt Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 4" Rise, 6" Drop - 14-1/4" Long # D-28

With each of these you will get the extra clearance you need to use A-Frame Jack # JET-5000. To secure the ball mounts to your hitch you will need either Pin and Clip # PC3 or Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock # 63232.

For a hitch ball with any of these ball mounts you can use one of the following hitch balls, depending on the size of your trailer's coupler: 1-7/8" Hitch Ball # C40017, 2" Hitch Ball # 63845 or 2-5/16" Hitch Ball # 63847.

I have added links to video reviews on the ball mounts and jack for you to take a look at.

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