electric jack

Discussion in 'Beginning RVing' started by swindy4x4, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. swindy4x4

    swindy4x4 Member

    ok .. ive kinda hit on this subject before but .. wasnt satisfied with the responses .. i have a tacoma double cab and a jayco x17z and i want to take my "atv" with me .. i know the truck will take the load .. however, i have to have the tailgate down during transport. (airbags installed on rear suspension). my problem is the jack .. the rv tougue jack. ... battery behind that and then propane tank .. with the tailgate down it's not even close to hitting the battery... the jack has got to move! can i mount an electric jack on the side near the propane tank? on the frame? bout a 2X4 " steel frame? i would like to take both .. i know the truck can do it .. got a jack in the way! personnally .. id perfer an electric jack .. (spoiled and lazy lol) .. thanks for your advice!
     
  2. swindy4x4

    swindy4x4 Member

    opps! .. posted twice! my bad!
     
  3. akjimny

    akjimny Senior Member

    Does the tailgate have to stay on for the atv to ride in the truck bed?
     
  4. swindy4x4

    swindy4x4 Member

    yes .. it does. truck has a 5 foot bed. i'd thought about this alot, and i dont want a "toy hauler" .. would you put a filthy machine inside your camper? ah no.. i'm to the point where I'm gonna trade in my vehicle, didnt really want to do that but ... ya know?
     
  5. akjimny

    akjimny Senior Member

    I don't know about you, but I can always find a "good" reason to buy a new truck.:D:D Have you thought about buying/building a ramp to get the front wheels of the atv up on the truck cab roof? Or can the atv go in the truck bed sideways? Or, if the tongue weight isn't too much, get an extension for your hitch.:):)
     
  6. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    I hope you know the back of most toy haulers have a heavy duty rubber floor cover. This would protect it from mud, dirt and sand.. with it I reccomend keeping your truck and get a toyhauler. I do think you will happier
     
  7. swindy4x4

    swindy4x4 Member

    thanks guys/gals but i'm stickin to it .. gonna mount an electric jack on the side of my hitch. .. maybe 2 ..
     

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