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Keep your truck riding in style with a fifth wheel tailgate! These tailgates offer ease of use and durability while improving the aerodynamics of your vehicle and adding clearance while towing a fifth wheel trailer. Perfect for fifth wheel towing or simply enhancing your truck's gas mileage, a custom-fit tailgate is a smart addition to any truck.

We offer custom fits for popular truck manufacturers like Ford, Chevy, Dodge, and GMC. Find the custom-fit application for your truck by entering the year, make, and model to the left.

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Pop and Lock Vehicle Locks PAL85511 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to take a look at the Pop and Lock custom tailgate handle with the power lock and manual lock in the spruce mica color. This is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2005 to 2015 Toyota Tacoma trucks. And on a custom fit part I always like to recommend for you to go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year and model vehicle and it'll show you if this will work for your application.Now this power tailgate lock and manual keyed lock will help prevent theft of your cargo and your tailgate. It does create secure storage for your valuables when used with a Tano cover, or camper shell. The power lock will work with your factory power lock system, so it does lock and unlock using your remote keyless entry.

Stromberg Carlson Tailgate Installation - 2018 Ram 3500

Speaker 1: Today on this 2018 Ram 3500 we'll be having a look at and showing you how to install the Stromberg Carlson 100-series fifth wheel tailgate with open design, part number VGD-10-100. Here's what our tailgate looks like installed. Now the reason you're gonna want a tailgate such as this one is that the open design that it offers allows you to back up to your fifth wheel or your gooseneck trailer with your tailgate in the upright position without having to lower it and you can still get coupled to it. One thing that our customers like about this is that the primed powder coat finish that we have on here is paintable, so you can have it painted to match the color of your truck. The steel construction of your tailgate means that it's a very sturdy piece, and it'll last a very long time. The vented open design that we have on the tailgate offers superior visibility so when we're backing up to our trailer, we can see it a lot easier to ensure that our coupler is lined up with our fifth wheel or the ball on our gooseneck.To open our tailgate is super easy.

Stromberg Carlson Tailgate Installation - 2018 Ram 1500

Speaker 1: Today on this 2018 Ram 1500 we'll be having a look at and showing you how to install the Stromberg Carlson 100 series fifth wheel tailgate with open design. Part number VGD-10-100. Here's what our tailgate looks like installed. This Stromberg Carlson fifth wheel louvered tailgate is a perfect accessory for your truck if you're towing a fifth wheel or a gooseneck trailer.As you can see, the open design that we have will give us more visibility and also make it easier to hook up to our fifth wheel or gooseneck trailer. Our customers really like the fact that by having the open design they no longer have to open the tailgate every time they're gonna couple up to their trailer. It does save them time and makes it easier for them, especially when it comes time to hooking up the wiring.This tailgate features a nice, gloss-black powder coat finish with a primer underneath.

Husky Liners 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate Installation - 2018 Ram 3500

Speaker 1: Today on this 2018 Ram 3500, we'll be having a look at and showing you how to install the Husky Liners Premium Fifth Wheel Louvered Tailgate With Locking Handle, part number: HL15340.Here's what our tailgate looks like installed. Now the reason you're going to want a tailgate such as this one is that the open design that we have makes it exceptionally easy to hook up to your gooseneck or your fifth wheel trailer. This way you no longer have to open your tailgate every time you hook up to your trailer.Many of our customers like how easy this tailgate is to use. Matter fact, it functions just like the factory tailgate does. They also like how lightweight it is and how well it follows the contours of our truck.One great feature about this tailgate is that it is locking, to help prevent theft and tampering. Once you have it locked, you can't open the handle anymore and you can't take it off the truck.

Pop and Lock Custom Tailgate Lock Installation - 2018 Honda Ridgeline

Speaker 1: Today on this 2018 Honda Ridgeline, we'll be having a look at and showing you how to install the Pop and Lock powered custom tailgate lock, part number PAL8600.Here's what our electric tailgate lock looks like installed. To give you an idea how it operates, we left our panels off so you can get a better look at it. With the panels in place, your truck looks completely factory because it still does utilize the same factory handle. The mechanism is all on the inside. Also one nice feature about this, is that it won't hinder your factory back up camera because the back up camera is built into the tailgate handle. That's one thing many of our customers have asked about this product.One of the main reasons you're going to want this, is because this will help reduce tailgate theft and tampering.

Stromberg Carlson Tailgate Installation - 2017 Ram 3500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Ram 3500, we're going to be installing a Stromberg Carlson 100 Series Fifth Wheel Tailgate, part number VGD-10-100. This is going to be an economical solution for someone who uses their fifth wheel all the time. This way you've got full access to your fifth wheel while your trailer's hooked up, and you don't need to worry about coming into contact with your tailgate.Now, there are releases for the latches here, so you can still open your tailgate if you need to. Pull each one individually, and it will lay down and rest on your bumper. Now, if you want, you can drill a hole and reattach your original cable. It comes with a black primed finish, which already looks great with our black truck here but can be painted to match any color truck.The large opening at the top of your tailgate is going to measure about 34 inches, and the opening at the middle of the tailgate is going to be about 14-1/4 inches.

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  • How to Determine the Difference Between the New and Classic Body Styles for a 2007 Chevy Silverado
  • The easiest way to tell the difference between the 2007 Chevy Silverado Classic and New Body Style is the tail gate or the tail lights. The new body style will have a large Chevy bow tie emblem in the center of the tail gate. It will also have red tail light assemblies. Take a look at the parts I have linked that show the new body style and the classic body style. If you have a classic model, you will need to use # VGM-99-4000. I do not believe the new body applied to the 2500 and 3500...
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  • Recommended Trailer Ramp/Gate Lift Assist For Utility Trailer with Custom Solid Gate/Ramp
  • For a trailer gate that weighs more than 300 lbs, I recommend using two of the Rack'Em Double Barrel Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist w/ Chain - 200 lbs # RA-27C. If it is right at 300 lbs, I recommend the Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist w/ Cable - 300 lbs # GL1 as a more economical alternative for your custom made gate/ramp.
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  • Recommended 5th-Wheel Tailgate for 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • For your 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty, I recommend the Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock # VG-15-4000. I confirmed with Stromberg Carlson that this is the correct fit for your truck. This tailgate features a cutout for towing a 5th-wheel trailer as well as a keyed center release mechanism so you can lock the gate in a closed position. It will come with 2 keys and all the necessary installation hardware is also included. I have attached a video demonstration...
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  • Replacement Install Hardware for DeeZee Tailgate Assist # DZ43301
  • We offer a replacement hardware kit, part # BKT43301 that includes all the hardware, minus the gas shock. The nutsert that installs into the side of the tailgate that provides an attachment point for the shock isn't sold as a separate item.
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  • How Does DeeZee Tailgate Assist for Chevy Silverado # DZ43100 Install on Truck Body
  • The DeeZee Tailgate Assist for Chevy Silverado # DZ43100 installs without drilling on the drivers-side of your truck using the included hardware. Installation consists of removing two OEM bolts, one near the hinge and one where the cable attaches, with a 13mm socket and installing the included post stud and shock. You do not need to modify the vehicle (again, no drilling and no cutting) and all required parts for complete installation are included in the kit.
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  • How to Remove the Tailgate of a 2009 Chevy Silverado
  • Since you already have the passenger side of the tailgate of your 2009 Chevy Silverado off all you need to do is move the tailgate to the right to get it to slide off of the hinge and then it will be totally off. Check out the install video I attached for the part # VGM-07-4000 to see how it's done.
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  • Recommended Lift Gate Assist For Utility Trailers
  • The Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist w/ Cable - 300 lbs # GL1 is a great system that I highly recommend because it utilizes stainless steel cables with sturdy springs to assist each side of the tailgate evenly to prevent warping. I've attached a couple videos as well as the link to the item's page for purchase. This makes raising and lowering your tailgate easy and controlled.
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  • How to Tell the Difference Between 2007 Chevy or GMC Silverado or Sierra Old and New Body Styles
  • To determine if your 2007 GMC Sierra is the old or the new body style all you have to do is look at the back of the truck. If it is the old body style (Classic) then it will have amber turn signal lenses at the rear tail lights. New body style models will not have amber lenses and will also have a large logo in the center of the tailgate. I have included a picture showing old and new body styles side by side. The trucks are Silverados but the same differences apply to the Sierras. If...
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  • Could the DeeZee Tailgate Assist # DZ43301 be Removed Easily for Tailgate Removal
  • Once installed the DeeZee Tailgate Assist # DZ43301 could be pretty easily removed so that you could take your tailgate off for your camper. The only component that you would need to remove would be the shock absorber that attaches to the bed rail and truck bed. The shock just snaps off and on so it would be pretty easy. Check out the install video I attached for more info.
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  • How Can I Seal The Tailgate Gap On A 2017 GMC Sierra 1500
  • I do have similar options that will allow you to seal the tailgate gap on your 2017 GMC Sierra 1500. I called my contact at Pilot Automotive at they informed me that they are no longer making the Truck Bed Tailgate Gap Cover part # TR-101 therefore, they will not be producing one for a 2017 model. In order to seal the tailgate gap on your vehicle, you can choose from either the Extang MaxSeal Tailgate Seal part # EX1140, the TruXedo Universal Tailgate TruxSeal part # TX1703206, or the...
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  • 5th Wheel Tailgate with Camera Relocation Kit for 2015 Chevy Silverado LT 3500 Back Up Camera
  • The Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate # VGM-14-4000 does not have an accessory camera-relocation kit made for it but the Husky Liners Premium 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate # HL15250-58 includes the camera kit and it offers double the weight capacity of the Stromberg tailgate (200-lbs for the Husky). Husky also offer their tailgate # HL15250 that can be upgraded later on using the add-on camera kit # HL15258.
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  • How to Remove or Disconnect the Backup Camera on a 2013 Ford F-250
  • Stromberg-Carlson 5th wheel tail gate # VG-97-4000 does not have provisions to remount the factory back up camera on a 2013 Ford F-250 so it will have to be removed to use this particular tail gate. To remove it there are a couple of methods depending on the location of the camera. For a camera that is integrated into the tail gate handle: First, lower the factory Ford tailgate and remove (8) T-30 Torx tailgate cover bolts then remove the tailgate cover. Next, remove the camera/handle...
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  • Fifth Wheel Tailgate and Rear Mounted Step for a 2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • We offer several fifth-wheel tailgates that would work for your 2010 F-250. You cannot go wrong with the Stromberg Carlson tailgates. They offer a Polypropylene, Louvered Locking Tailgate, part # VG-97-4000. A steel Square Tube model is also offered, part # VG-97-100. Husky Liners offers a lightweight but durable aluminum tailgate, part # HL15130. The Husky Liners tailgate is lockable. For a step, I would recommend the Bestop TrekStep Truck Bumper Step, item # B75303. This step does...
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  • Trailer Tailgate Latch Recommendations For Trailer Pulled by a Dodge Ram Pickup
  • While the Gorilla Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist # GL1 is a sturdy product that reduces the lift force needed to close the gate as well as slows the gates opening, I must recommend that you always have a latch or lock on your trailer. The Gorilla Lift by itself is not enough to keep the gate to your trailer closed while traveling. If you need a tailgate latch for your trailer, I recommend the Redline Bolt-On Stainless Steel Spring Latch # SL716SS. It features a stainless steel...
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  • Comparison Between Rack'Em Double Barrel and Gorilla-Lift Tailgate Lift Assist Systems
  • Between the Rack'Em Double Barrel Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist # RA-27C and the Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist # GL1, we do in fact sell more of the Double Barrel # RA-27C. As far as quality of the product, the Double Barrel # RA-27C and the Gorilla-Lift # GL1 are both good quality. As you mentioned, when it comes to installation the Double Barrel # RA-27C will require about half of the Gorilla-Lift # GL1 since there is only 1 lift rather than 2. The Gorilla-Lift...
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  • Is Replacemebnt Nutsert Available For DZ43200 Tailgate
  • We offer the nutsert as part of the Replacement Bracket Kit for DZ43200 Tailgate, part # BKT43200. This kit includes the ball mount plate, torx wrench, nutsert tool, nutsert, and ball mount. We unfortunately do not offer the nutsert as a separate item.
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  • Recommended 5th-Wheel Tailgate for 2017 Ford F-350
  • The Stromberg Carlson 5th Wheel Tailgates that are available for the 2013 Ram 2500 will not fit your new 2017 Ford F-350. It looks like these tailgates were specifically designed for Dodge trucks so they will not be the correct size and fit for your F-350 truck bed. For your 2017 Ford F-350, I recommend the Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate # VG-15-4000. This locking tailgate is confirmed to fit your truck and features built-in louvers that will reduce drag along...
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  • Will a Bumper from a 2006 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Fit a 2002 Silverado 2500HD
  • The first generation of the Chevy Silverado includes latter half 1999 to 2006 models as well as 2007 Classic models. So a 2002 Silverado 2500 and a 2006 Silverado 2500 will have the same body style and should be able to use the same bumper. We also carry bumpers for your 2002 Silverado. I have included a link to them for you. I recommend the Perfect Match in chrome # 31013 but we also have it in black, # 32013
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  • How Do You Replace The Cable On Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist
  • There is a bolt and nut at the end of part # GL1 that holds the spring in place. When there is no tension on the system you will need to remove the bolt and nut so that you can get the old spring out. You will also need to remove the rollers at the other end of the unit so that you can pull the spring and cable all the way out. After assembling the cable and spring you would reverse the steps you took to remove them from the GL1.
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  • Will DeeZee Tailgate Assist Fit a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500
  • The DeeZee tail gate assist # DZ43300 is not a confirmed fit for the 2001 Dodge Ram 2500. We do have the Hopkins EasyLift, # 74211 that is listed as a fit. I have included a link to a video showing how the EasyLift works.
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