You could go old school mini truck and do a spring loaded flip up/down plate.I picked up an 8” drop for my utility trailer. I was still a couple inches short of reaching the hitch with the jack fully extended. It also has a spring over axle
Some kind of step that works off the shackle mount could be great. I didn’t think of that one. The hitch location would be ideal butI’d need to relocate the license plate. It’s still an option.