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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 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate Review - 2018 Ford F-150

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ford F150 we'll be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for Ford Trucks, part number VG-15-4000.The louvered design of the tailgate is going to be perfect for towing 5th wheels or gooseneck trailers. It is going to allow for more visibility at the rear of your truck. After the initial installation, this is going to be quick and easy to switch out with your factory tailgate.The Stromberg Carlson Tailgate is going to lock into place, and that's going to help prevent theft and tampering of the tailgate itself. This is made out of a plastic composite, but it's just as strong as any steel tailgate. All the hardware is included for this installation, and it's going to be a custom fit to give us a nice, flush look with our vehicle. We'll show you how to install it now.To begin our install, we want to start by removing our tailgate.


BOLT Tailgate Handle with Lock Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Speaker 1: Today in our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 3500, we're going to be showing you how to install the bolt tailgate handle with bolt lock. Part number is BL5922987. Here's what the bolt lock tailgate's going to look like installed. As you can see, it's almost a carbon copy of what a factory bezel and handle's going to look like, even down to the finish that we have here on the truck. Very, very closely matches the finish that we have on the bezel. Now the additional benefit that we're going to get out of this versus a standard factory tailgate, is that we've got a lock built in.As you can see, our tailgate, inoperable at this point.


Stromberg Carlson 5th Wheel Tailgate Installation - 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 we're gonna be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate with Open Design, part number: VGM-14-100. So here's what our Stromberg Carlson tailgate looks like whenever we have it installed. Now, it's gonna have that nice cutout, which is gonna make it a lot easier when we're towing with a 5th wheel or a gooseneck. The open design is gonna make it a lot easier for us to see what we're doing when we're backing up or hooking up to our camper. The vented design is also gonna reduce drag, which should improve your fuel mileage. Our tailgate is gonna feature a heavy-duty steel tube construction, which does have a nice black powder coat finish to compliment any truck, but it can be painted to match the color of your truck, as well.


LiftGator XTR Tailgate Lift Review

Speaker 1: Today, you're gonna be getting a good look at the Liftgator tailgate, part number 320-XTR48A. Don't strain yourself lifting heavy items into your truck bed. This lift raises your gear from the ground up your truck bed with ease. The lift platform measure 48" long by 48" wide and it has a 1200 pound weight capacity. The built in battery is charged by your truck's 7 volt connection. The platform is made out of the diamond plated aluminum and it features a pivoting bridge for easy loading and unloading into your truck bed.


Ultra-Fab Handy Gate Electric Tailgate Lift Review

Speaker 1: Today you're going to be getting a good look at the Ultra Fab Handy Gate Electric Tailgate Lift. Part number UF55-937004. Save your back and your friendship. The Handy Gate transforms your tailgate into a lift so that you can easily raise your gear from the ground to your truck bed. Controlled by two durable motors, the ball bearings roll along the threads of the screw shaft and the nut to quickly and quietly lift your heavy load 32 inches in 40 seconds. The control panel is conveniently located at the top of the unit for easy access.


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.


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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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  • 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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  • Availability of Fifth Wheel Tailgate With Back Up Camera Mount for 2014 Ford F250
  • There certainly is! Husky Liners offers a fifth wheel hitch with a rear-view camera relocation kit, part # HL15130-38.
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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 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 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 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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  • Fifth Wheel Louvered Tailgate Recommendation for a 2015 RAM 2500
  • I spoke with my contact at Husky Liners and the Premium 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate w/ Locking Handle, Camera Relocation Kit, # HL15320, is confirmed to fit your 2015 Ram 2500. I attached a review video for this tailgate for you to check out as well.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 5th Wheel Tailgate Recommendation for a 2015 Sierra 3500 Denali with Taligate Assist
  • Yes, the Husky Liners Tailgate part # HL15250-58 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali with tailgate assist so I can safely recommend it for you because of that.
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  • 5th Wheel Tailgate With Factory Backup Camera Mount 2011 Ford F-350
  • I do have a 5th wheel tailgate for your 2011 Ford F-350 that will allow you to use your factory backup camera but the Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate part # VG-97-4000 does not make a mount to allow for you to use your existing factory backup camera with the tailgate. Instead, I recommend using the Husky Liners Premium 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate w/ Locking Handle part # HL15130-38 as this tailgate has a camera relocation kit for the factory backup camera in...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Towing Tailgate Options for a 2011 Toyota Tundra
  • The biggest difference between the Stromberg Carlson Tailgates # VGT-70-100 and part # VGT-70-4000 is the material the tailgates are made of. The # VGT-70-100 is made of a heavy duty steel, powdered coated black to resist corrosion. The # VGT-70-4000 is made of a plastic that has been engineered to be just as strong as the steel tailgates, since it is plastic it will never corrode, and it is much lighter weight. Both tailgates are confirmed to fit your 2011 Toyota Tundra.
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  • Mounting Hole Dimensions of Rack Em Double Barrel Trailer Tailgate Assist # RA-27C
  • The center-to-center mounting bolt hole dimension of the Lift Assist unit itself is 52-1/2 inches. The bracket that attaches to the tailgate has two mounting holes that are 8-1/2 inches apart, center to center and the tailgate bracket has a series of six holes for the lift assist to attach that are 2-1/2 inches apart with 10 inches separating the first and last holes. I have edited a photo showing these dimensions for you.
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