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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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Pop and Lock Vehicle Locks PL8662 Review

Speaker 1: Today, we're taking a look at the Pop and Lock Custom Tailgate Lock. This product fits a 2006 to 2012 Honda Ridgeline. If you want to ensure or double-check that this is a fit for your vehicle, you can use the Vehicle Fit Guide at etrailer.com. Now the power tailgate lock and manual key lock helps to prevent theft of your cargo and your tailgate . really helps create secure storage, especially when used in conjunction with a tonneau cover or camper shell, and that's all designed to really protect your valuables.Now, the power lock works with your factory power lock system, so it locks and unlocks using the remote keyless entry, and then you have the manual lock with the keys to unlock your tailgate whenever you need it or in case of, you know, like a battery failure .. vehicle battery failure.


Buyers Products Tailgate 3375201000 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the Buyers Products easy gate tailgate assist for open landscape trailers. Now the easy gate tailgate assist is designed to reduce physical strain when lifting and lowering heavy trailer tailgates. It has a spring in this tube right here. It's a two tube construction. So this is a tube and then this is a tube. They slide into one another and then we have the clamps that go over the tubing and actually bolt to the top rail of our trailer.


Pop and Lock Vehicle Locks PAL85407 Review

Speaker 1: So we are going to take a look at the Pop and Lock Custom Tailgate Lock with Handle. This is going to have a power lock function as well as the manual bolt lock and it comes in blue metallic.So as you can see, this is going to be a really nice replacement of your OEM tailgate lock and handle. It does come in that blue cobalt color to match with your vehicle. And the nicest thing about this is that it's going to have the functionality to allow you to use either the manual lock or the powered lock in your vehicle, so whenever you hit the unlock or lock button at your door, your tailgate will lock as well. And the manual key can be coded to your ignition key so you don't have to worry about having an extra set of keys to get this unlocked. It's just that one key that you use to unlock everything.


Pop and Lock Tailgate PL6200 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna take a look at the pop and lock custom tailgate lock with handle. This is a manual lock and it comes in black. This is going to be custom designed to replace your OEM handle on your Honda Ridgeline and it goes from 2017 to 2018. It's made of a durable ABS plastic housing. This is gonna be a perfect replacement for keeping anything secure in your truck bed, especially if you have a camper shell or a tonneau cover and you wanna keep the items inside there safe. It does have a little notch out to put your camera through there if you have your camera equipped on your Ridgeline.


Pop and Lock Vehicle Locks PAL85410 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Pop and Lock Custom Tailgate Handle. This has a power lock and manual bolt lock and it comes in gloss black. This is going to be a great replacement for your existing tailgate on your 2005 through 2015 Toyota Tacoma. This is just going to replace that tailgate handle and lock and this can be keyed alike to your truck's ignition key. You just place that key in there, give it a turn clockwise and it'll code to your key. It can only be done once though, so keep that in mind, you want to make sure that you use the key you use every day.This is going to make it a really easy to use system that's not only going to provide you with that manual lock with your key from your ignition, but it also has the ability to wire into your power locks as well.


Rear View Safety Inc Accessories and Parts RVS-DODGE Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the rear view safety tailgate handle backup camera for Dodge Ram 2010 and newer. This is going to be a nice integrated system into your Dodge Ram's tailgate. You'll just replace that existing handle with this set up here. You just have to connect it in on the back. It'll wire up directly just like you're old one. This gives you the capability to have a camera on one side and replace your lock on the other.Just operate your tailgate like normal, but it'll still give you the functionality to be able to see where you're going in reverse with that integrated camera.


Pop and Lock Custom Tailgate Lock Installation - 2019 Honda Ridgeline

Speaker 1: Today on our 2019 Honda Ridgeline, we're going to be installing Pop & Lock's custom power tailgate lock, part number PAL8600. This power locking system's going to keep all the cargo stored in the bed of your truck, whether it's behind a inaudible 00:00:16 cover or camper shelf. No one can access it, because it's locked safe. And since this power locking system connects directly to your vehicle's factory wiring, it's going to work with your remote and everything else just as if it was part of the vehicle right from the factory.In addition to protecting the cargo that may be in the bed of your truck, it's also going to protect your tailgate from theft. This locking mechanism is going to interrupt your factory tailgate release handle, preventing it from opening the tailgate. It has a power actuator that'll move a lever that will either engage or disengage your manual lever, allowing it to either open or not open.


Pop and Lock Custom Tailgate Lock Review

Speaker 1: Today, we're gonna be taking a look at Pop and Lock's line of power tailgate locks.You wanna refer to our fit guide to find the appropriate part number that will fit your vehicle. This power locking system's gonna keep all the cargo stored in the bed of your truck, whether it's behind a Tonneau cover or camper shell, no one can access it because it's locked safe.And since this power locking system connects directly to your vehicle's factory wiring, it's gonna work with your remotes and everything else, just as if it was part of the vehicle right from the factory.In addition to protecting the cargo that may be in the bed of your truck, it's also gonna protect your tailgate from theft.This locking mechanism is gonna interrupt your factory tailgate release handle, preventing it from opening the tailgate. It has a power actuator that will move a lever that will either engage or disengage your manual lever, allowing it to either open or not open.This is a permanently mounted option that's gonna be completely hidden with inside your tailgate. And since it's wired directly into your factory lock and unlock switch, you don't need any extra keys or anything.And while they're other locking systems out there that require you to use a key, back here at the back, this power system is gonna be much easier in the dark. You don't have to worry about fumbling with that key, finding the right one on your key chain. With just quick hit of a button, you can lock and unlock your tailgate and you're on your way.So not only does it work with your remote, but when you lock it up here in your vehicle, it also locks your tailgate.


Pop and Lock Vehicle Locks PAL5410 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at a Pop and Lock custom tailgate handle with the built in lock mechanism. This fits a 2005 to 2015 Toyota Tacoma. Now a locking tailgate handle is designed to discourage theft of your cargo and your tailgate. It creates secure storage for your valuables when used in conjunction with a Tonneau Cover or truck bed cap.The lock cylinder on the unit right here has bolt codeable technology, and it can be keyed to match your OEM truck key, your ignition key. The unit features tough, armored steel lock to resist tampering, very strong, durable design. This is customized for your vehicle so it's gonna match up perfectly with the OEM or factory specifications, it's gonna give it that nice, clean look.This is an ABS Plastic construction when it comes to the handle.


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Tailgate Questions and Answers

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Backup Camera Compatibility with 5th Wheel Tailgate
  • For a 5th Wheel Tailgate like # VGD-10-4000, I recommend the Rear View Safety Backup Camera System with Flush Mount Camera # RVS-7707721 or the Rear View Safety Backup Camera System - Mirror with Monitor # RVS-772718 with this same camera. This is one of the more rare flush mounted cameras that will allow you to run the wires through the tailgate to give you a really clean look. You can mount the camera inside the composite tailgate or attach it to the outside. The outside lens diameter...
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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fifth Wheel Tailgate for a 1996 Ford F-250
  • For 1997 the F-250 Super Duty bed remained the same as the 1996 models. An F-250 truck will use the VG-100 Fifth Wheel Tailgate if it is a Super Duty pickup. If you have a F-250 LD pickup then the part number you need is VG-97-4000. The ID in the door jamb is the production date for your pickup. Auto manufacturers start building the next years model mid year usually. That means your 1997 was built after the model change but in 1996 most likely. You should find the Super Duty or Light...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 5th Wheel Tailgate Lock and Camera Compatibility on 2018 Ram 3500
  • For your 2018 Ram 3500, when you use the Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for Dodge Trucks # VGD-10-4000 you will lose the backup camera and the auto locking features. You can always add a camera to the surface of the unit and wire it into your current system, but there isn't room to add the auto locking feature on the tailgate.
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  • Fifth Wheel Tailgate Recommendations for a 2012 Chevy Silverado 3500HD Crew Cab Dually
  • The custom fit 5th wheel tailgates essentially fit the same way as the factory tailgate so a spray-in bedliner should not be an issue. However, if there is interference you will have to remove some of the spray-in liner to allow the tailgate to close properly and open all of the way. The # VGM-07-100, is made of tubular steel and it is going to be very strong but with a weight capacity, 100 pounds. But the steel is not as corrosion resistant as other materials. It does not include a...
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