dmad1, you are correct about my pictures in post #2. The Jack-E-Up allows me to load and unload the truck while I am parked. That would be a folding table, a solar panel
or a generator
, nothing large like a motorcycle or ATV. I would not try to tow with my tailgate down. The angles of the ramps into gas stations and parking lots would definitely let the tailgate rub or bind. It comes in handy for me when boondocking
or stopped at a rest area or walmart and need to get something out of the truck while still hitched.
I also have an ARE bed cover that has locking, flip up long windows
so I can get to most stuff from the sides instead of the rear.
Good luck with your extension!