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    Turning The Electric Tongue Jack

    I tried to do a search on this put nothing came up I thought I saw a post on this , they turned the power head from facing front to the left side or driver side so the tailgate on the truck would open all the way the ? is does the power head turn or turn the entire jack . Just got a new hip would be nice not have to get in truck bed to get stuff if I did not want to disconnect for one night . Thanks DEDennis

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    The entire jack turns. If it's like the one I had on a travel trailer, the plate on the jack is triangular with three holes. put the trailer on the truck, raise the jack, remove the three bolts, rotate the jack 120 degrees, and bolt everything back together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Chance View Post
    The entire jack turns. If it's like the one I had on a travel trailer, the plate on the jack is triangular with three holes. put the trailer on the truck, raise the jack, remove the three bolts, rotate the jack 120 degrees, and bolt everything back together.

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    Rob, thanks for the response I think I can handle that will give it a try tomorrow. Hope it is warm wherever you guys are. thanks DEDennis

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    Quote Originally Posted by DEDennis View Post
    Rob, thanks for the response I think I can handle that will give it a try tomorrow. Hope it is warm wherever you guys are. thanks DEDennis
    Warm? What's that? 26F right now and snow forecast for 7 of the next 10 days. (Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.) We are thankful for dual pane windows and Solitude insulation.

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    Rumor has it you can turn the head 90 degrees. The holes are drilled but you'll need to tap them.
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    I did mine a couple of weeks ago. These gals show how to do it. A couple of things I would add when threading the holes. Make sure you are straight, use some oil and thread a little, back off a little, thread some more. Super easy so long as you have enough wire to remove the head.

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    Turning the entire jack gives you a 1/3 turn which may or may not work depending on your hitch.

    I too turned my jack head. Just follow that link in the post above. Super easy to do.
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    As people have mention you can turn jack. I bought a longer hitch shank from Equalizer with gave me just enough clearance for kayaks in bed of pickup to clear camper in tight turn.

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    I turned my jack head also. Didn't take long at all and I have not had any troubles with the new position.
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    Update on the tongue jack project , remove the power head and taped/threaded the 2 holes to point unit to driver side the video link helped a lot ,tailgate now opens with trailer on thanks for all the help DEDennis
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