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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.

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Stromberg Carlson 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate Installation - 2015 Ram 1500

Speaker 1: Today, on our 2015 Ram 1500, we'll be taking a look at and showing you to install the Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series Fifth Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for Dodge Trucks, part number: VGD-10-4000.This is going to be a lockable tailgate that's great for use with your fifth wheel or gooseneck. The Tailgate is going to have a cutout design, perfect for your fifth wheel or gooseneck and be vented, which will help increase visibility. The sides are going to be contoured to our vehicle to give a nice OEM look. The tailgate itself is going to be made out of a plastic composite so it won't rust or corrode over time. This does lock into place and that's going to help to prevent theft and tampering of your tailgate all together. Our tailgate is going to sit flush to our truck bed and our coated cables are going to make sure that our tailgate stays secured to our truck.


Stromberg Carlson 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate Installation - 2011 Ram 2500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2011 Ram 2500, we'll be having a look at and installing the Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series Fifth Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock, part number VGD-10-4000.The open design of our tailgate improves visibility and allows us to easily hook up to our gooseneck or a fifth wheel trailer in most applications without having to lower the tailgate. Now, one of my favorite things about this tailgate is how nicely it follows the contours of the body on our truck.One great feature about this tailgate is that it is lockable to help prevent tampering and theft. Once you have it locked, you can't turn the handle and you can't open the tailgate anymore. To unlock our tailgate, we simply reinsert the key, turn it back counterclockwise, twist our handle, and opens right up.Now even though our tailgate has a plastic construction and is extremely lightweight, contrary to popular belief, it can support up to 100 pounds of weight, making this ideal if we have a long load and we need to lay some lumbar down back over our tailgate in order to get it home. One great feature about the plastic construction of our tailgate is that being plastic we don't have to worry about it rusting over the course of time. This will last us for many years down the road with a reliable and durable finish.


Stromberg Carlson 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate Installation - 2012 Ram 3500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2012 Ram 3500, we'll be having a look at and installing the Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock, part number: VGD-10-4000. All right, the first thing you'll notice is that our tailgate has a cutout here, which is designed for when we're towing a 5th wheel or a gooseneck trailer. We don't have to lower our tailgate in order to hook up and couple to our trailer, and most applications you should be able to hook up your 5th wheel trailer without dropping this tailgate. Our tailgate is constructed of a plastic composite, which is super lightweight, and yet very strong. This will give us many years of rust-resistant service because, being plastic, it won't rust. The great thing about this tailgate is that it follows all the contours of our bed, including our tail light, to give us a factory-like appearance.Our tailgate features a vented design, which will help reduce drag by letting the airflow pass through it, which in turn will help improve fuel economy.


Stromberg Carlson 5th Wheel Tailgate Installation - 2017 GMC Sierra 3500

Today on our 2017 GMC Sierra 3500 we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Stromberg Carlson 100 Series Fifth Wheel Tailgate with open design, part number VGM-14-100. The one thing that's going to set this tailgate apart from others that I really like is that it is a one piece design and there's no plastic trim pieces to install. Now not only is it going to give us a better field of view when we're backing up or just driving, but it has a nice cut out and allows us to hook up our gooseneck or fifth wheel trailer that much easier. The louvered design is going to help with visibility but it's also going to cut down on wind noise and drag, which could help improve our gas mileage. The tailgate is going to follow the lines of our truck nicely and it's got a nice black powder coat finish to resist rust. The prime finish is going to allow you to paint it to match your truck. It's going to feature a nice, easy to pull latch on each side, allowing us to pull our tailgate down and as you can see, it still has that lift assist on it.


Stromberg Carlson 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate Installation - 2016 GMC Sierra 2500

Today on our 2016 GMC 2500HD, we're going to be doing a test fit on the Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series Fifth Wheel Louvered Tailgate, part number VGM-14-4000. The Stromberg Carlson Louvered Tailgate is the perfect addition when towing a gooseneck or fifth wheel trailer. It has a convenient cutout design that's going to improve your visibility when towing. The vented design is going to help reduce that drag and may improve your fuel economy. The locking latch adds security to ensure no one can remove it. It's also easy to use, which means it's easy to open. Just give it one good turn to the right and then it opens up. With it down, I'd like to point out that the safety cables are included.


Stromberg Carlson Tailgate Installation - 2012 Ram 1500

Today, on our 2012 RAM 1500, we're going to be doing a test fit on the Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate, part number BGD-10-100. The Stromberg Carlson louvered tailgate is the perfect addition for when you're towing a 5th-wheel or gooseneck trailer. You could see it has that convenient cutout design that's going to improve your visibility when towing and backing up to your trailer. It's also vented, so it's going to reduce drag, and it may improve your fuel economy. The spring loaded latches on each side make it easy to open. With it open, I'd like to point out that it has a hundred pound weight capacity.


Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate Installation - 2016 Ford F-150

Today on our 2016 Ford F150 SuperCab we're going to be doing a test fit on the Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Louvred Tailgate, part number VG-15-100. The Stromberg Carlson Louvered Tailgate is the perfect addition for your 5th wheel or gooseneck. It features that convenient cut out design which is going to improve visibility when backing up to or towing that 5th wheel or gooseneck trailer. The vented design here is going to help reduce drag and it may improve your fuel economy. The metal latches make it easy to use for when opening and closing. With it down I'd like to point out that it does have a 100 pound weight capacity, so be sure you don't stand or sit on it. The whole thing is made out of a heavy duty steel tubular construction.


Husky 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Locking Handle Installation - 2012 Ram 1500

Today on our 2012 RAM 1500 we're going to be doing a test fit on the Husky Liners premium fifth wheel, louvered tailgate, part number HL15340. The Husky Liners louvered tailgate is the perfect addition when towing your fifth wheel or gooseneck trailer. It features that convenient cutout design so it's going to improve visibility when towing or backing up. It also has a vented design that's going to reduce drag and may improve your fuel economy. It has a factory style locking latch, so it's going to be easy to use. With it down, I'd like to point out that it has a 200 pound weight capacity. It's not designed to be a step, so just be careful.


Pop and Lock Locks PAL5408 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Pop & Lock Custom Tailgate Handle with Lock in a silver sky metallic color. This is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2005 to 2015 Toyota Tacoma trucks with or without a camera. Now, this locking tailgate handle will discourage theft of your cargo and even of your tailgate, helps create secure storage for your valuables when used with a tonneau cover or truck-bed cap. The lock cylinders have the BOLT codeable technology so it can be keyed to match your OEM truck key. It's as simple as it will code the lock to the vehicle just by inserting your truck key and then turning it until it stops. It does use a tough, armored steel lock to help resist tampering.


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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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  • 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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  • Back Up Camera Relocation Kit Recommendation for a 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 with 5th Wheel Tailgate
  • We don't offer a confirmed fit way to relocate the camera on your 2015 GMC Sierra that has a Stromberg Carlson tailgate. But like you noticed a customer of ours was able to use the part # HL15248 on his Stromberg Carslon tailgate. I wish we had more info on how he did it, but I did attach a picture he sent us that shows how it looks installed. Normally this kit would be used on the part # HL15240 on your vehicle.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Availability of 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Backup Camera Adapter for Ram 3500
  • I may have a solution for you, however the Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgates like the # VGD-10-4000 do not currently have an OEM backup camera relocation kit designed for them. They have informed us that they are in the process of designing and hopefully producing this kit, but it is not yet on the market. The Husky Liners Premium 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate w/ Locking Handle # HL15340-48 will fit 2010-2017 Ram 3500 Trucks. This does include a relocation...
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  • Aluminum 5th Wheel Tailgate for a 2017 Ram 1500
  • Yes, there are aluminum 5th wheel tailgate options for your 2017 Ram 1500. First we have # HL15340. Besides being aluminum this tailgate can also lock. The other option is # HL15340-48 which is the same except that it comes with a backup camera relocation kit for models that have the factory backup camera. I have included a link to a video review for you of the regular model.
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  • Fifth Wheel Tailgate Recommendation for a 2016 Ram 3500 With Backup Camera Compatibility
  • Another brand of 5th wheel tailgate, Husky, does offer camera relocation kits for various vehicle brands. For example, their Dodge Ram kit is part # HL15340-48. This is an aluminum louvered tailgate that has the camera adapter. The Stromberg Carlson 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgates # VGD-02-4000 and # VGD-10-4000 do not currently have an OEM backup camera relocation kit made for them. My contact at Stromberg Carlson advised that they are in the process of evaluating such a kit but do...
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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 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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  • OEM Backup Camera Relocation Kit for Stromberg Carlson 5th Wheel Tailgate
  • Another brand of 5th wheel tailgate, Husky, does offer camera relocation kits for various vehicle brands. For example, their Dodge Ram kit is part # HL15348 and this fits their Premium 5th wheel tailgate # HL15330. The Stromberg Carlson 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgates # VGD-02-4000 and # VGD-10-4000 do not currently have an OEM backup camera relocation kit made for them. My contact at Stromberg Carlson advised that they are in the process of evaluating such a kit but do not have one ready...
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  • OEM Backup Camera Relocation Kit For Stromberg Carlson Tailgate
  • Stromberg Carlson does not offer any hardware to relocate the OEM backup camera on your 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD with their # VGM-14-4000 tailgate. The only backup camera relocation kit we offer is made by and designed to fit Huskey Liners Louvered Tailgates. We have not fit the Huskey relocation kit # HL15248 to a Stromberg Carlson tailgate, but we do have a customer who fit it to his Stromberg Carlson Louvered Tailgate. He said it did require modification to install, but we...
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  • 5th Wheel Tailgate Recommendation for a 2009 Dodge Ram 3500
  • The Stromberg Carlson 2000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate for Dodge Trucks, part # VGD-02-100, is designed to fit 2003-2009 Dodge Ram Pickup trucks, so it would work well for your 2009 Dodge Ram 3500. If you would like to see a full list of fifth-wheel tail gate hitches that will fit your 2009 Dodge Ram 3500 check out the link below.
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  • Backup Camera Relocation Kit for Husky 5th Wheel Tailgate on 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • Yes, we can offer you a backup camera relocation kit for your 2016 Ford F-250 that has a Husky 5th wheel tailgate. You will use kit # HL15138 that includes the camera mounting bracket, hardware, and detailed step-by-step instructions with color photos. These instructions are linked for you. The tools required for installing this camera kit include: 11 mm Wrench • Center Punch 7 mm Wrench • Masking Tape T-30 Torx Wrench • Drill T-25 Torx Wrench • 11/64 Drill Bit Phillips Screw...
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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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  • Locking 5th Wheel Tailgates without Backup Cameras for a 2017 Ram 3500 Dually
  • For a lockable 5th wheel tailgate without a backup camera for your 2017 Ram 3500 you have a couple of options. First we have Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for Dodge Trucks Item # VGD-10-4000. This tailgate is black and is made of a glass-filled composite material and it weighs about 35 pounds. The other option is Husky Liners Premium 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Locking Handle - Aluminum Item # HL15340. This is an aluminum tailgate so it has...
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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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