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Hopkins EasyLift Truck Bed Tailgate Lift Assist

Hopkins EasyLift Truck Bed Tailgate Lift Assist

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Install this torsion bar between your truck bed and tailgate to make it easy for you to raise and lower the tailgate on your truck. The EasyLift ensures controlled movement so that you can access your truck bed with just one hand. Lowest Prices for the best tailgate from Hopkins. Hopkins EasyLift Truck Bed Tailgate Lift Assist part number 74211 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Hopkins Tailgate - 74211

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Install this torsion bar between your truck bed and tailgate to make it easy for you to raise and lower the tailgate on your truck. The EasyLift ensures controlled movement so that you can access your truck bed with just one hand.


Features:

  • Lift assist allows you to easily lift and lower your truck bed tailgate
    • Torsion bar takes on the weight of the tailgate to make it easy to open
    • Stress on the bar is released when you close the tailgate, making it easy to close
  • Controlled descent reduces wear and helps prevent damage to hinges
  • Hardened steel torsion bar is strong and durable
  • Fast, easy installation between your truck bed and tailgate - drilling required
    • Torsion bar slides into hole drilled into the truck bed
    • Other side of bar slides into hole drilled into the tailgate
    • Included template helps with installation


Specs:

  • Application: most pickup trucks
  • Length: 32-3/4" overall
  • 1-Year limited warranty


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Relieve strain while lifting or lowering your tailgate with this easy-to-install torsion bar. The bar installs between the truck bed and the tailgate, allowing it to work with truck toppers, tonneau covers, and even spray-on and plastic bed liners. You will be able to lift your tailgate with ease because the torsion bar makes your 30- or 40-lb tailgate feel like it weighs just 4 to 7 lbs.


Product Detail


EASYLIFT Hopkins Truck Bed Tailgate Lift Assist



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Hopkins EasyLift Truck Bed Tailgate Lift Assist - 74211

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (369 Customer Reviews)

Install this torsion bar between your truck bed and tailgate to make it easy for you to raise and lower the tailgate on your truck. The EasyLift ensures controlled movement so that you can access your truck bed with just one hand.

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1992 Chevrolet k1500

I looked for a long time to try to find a lift assist product for my 1992 Chevy K1500. Finally found this item and ordered it after reading through the reviews. The product arrived faster than I thought, and I followed it on the tracking program link. That was nice! I had my wife help me install it. I work slow and deliberately, something I learned after years of experience. I read through the directions a couple times, used the template, had her help me lift and turn the tailgate in place, and in less than 20 minutes it was complete. It's great! Something so simple and easy to install. I wish I would have found it years ago. Thanks! 440958


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Product is great! Ive showed it to lots of friends and family. Amazing how something so simple can make my life, and lifting the tailgate, easier. Thanks!
Willy G - 10/09/2018

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Seen this product online and figured I'd give it a try My tailgate Weighed about 30 pounds after installing this product I am now able to open and close my tailgate with one finger this was my best investment ever easy to install took maybe 20 minutes I would recommend this product to anybody 436098


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The product is still working great never had any problems with it would recommend this to anybody five out of five stars
John m - 09/26/2018

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This product has totally lived up to its claims..I'm still caught off guard by the change in opening and closing my tailgate.. Awesome, inexpensive, easy to install product. 133880


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I still believe this is the best twenty dollars I have spent in a good while. My truck is my office. My pickup bed is my shop. My tailgate is my workbench. It gets opened and closed five to twenty five times per day, and with one hand! Thank you for a great product at a great price. Now thats value! I appreciate the follow up. Thanks again
Tailgate E - 06/03/2015

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Amazing.... Takes about 10-15 minutes to install. When I told my wife I was purchasing this item along with the mirror extensions she questioned the need for the Easy Tailgate Lift. She said our tailgate wasn't heavy or hard for her to open or close. After I installed the lift she was totally amazed at how much easier she could open and close the tailgate. One hand is all that's needed. Every item we've purchased from etrailer.com has been over and above our expectations. I'll be searching the website for more unique products. 15925


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Very nice, but probably not 80 of the load RAM 1500. Installed I measured about 12 lbs. to lift. Did not measure the weight pre-installation, but I would guess it to be about twice that. Obviously it depends on the weight of your tailgate. One caveat: do not drill hole B without replacing the tailgate with bar in place to mark the hole location the template was not accurate off by nearly an inch. If you dont do this, you likely will have more than one hole in your tailgate.
-- comment by: Mike - 12/20/2013

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Thanks for the feedback and good information. We will pass it along to Hopkins.

-- Patrick B - 12/23/2013


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2006 Chevrolet Silverado

Good product. Performs as advertised. Read instructions thoroughly. They are not the best. Template is questionable. For Hole "b" use the template even if you think it is wrong. Hole "a" was the disappointment. Product is exposed below the tailgate when closed when drilling by the template. I have not corrected/changed as the product works and I don't want more holes. 173186


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Works fine, as stated previously, poor instructions
A.H. - 02/22/2016

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Delivery was delayed by awful weather in the mid-west, arrived this past Monday. I was able to install the torsion bar gate lift alone yesterday. The installation was straight forward with the excellent instruction that accompanied the bar. Getting the gate on the bar and properly aligned was a little tricky but slow deliberate moves gave good results. As a 77 year old, I made myself proud. The tail gate feels much lighter and can definitely be closed with one hand, my wife can even close it single handled. I highly recommend this product. 116485


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Happy to say that the tail gate lift is still working just fine. It makes my life much easier on a daily basis. Im sorry that I waited so long before buying it.Thanks again for a wonderful product.
Bill O - 02/13/2015

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2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

I have a 2007 Dodge 3/4 ton pickup that I use for a weekly delivery service. They have one of the heaviest tailgates in the industry. In 2009 I installed a Tailgate EasyLift. After literally 1000's of up and down cycles, it broke. I ordered another from etrailer and it fit the original holes perfectly. I'm back to closing the tailgate with 4 fingers again. What a joy! BTW, have someone help you. 83538


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Does the bar pinch between the lower lip on your tailgate and the bed of your truck? I followed the instructions and I believe the instructions had me drill to low. Im referring to point A where you drill above the pivot. Ram 2500 2007
-- comment by: Bill - 11/04/2013

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2006 Toyota Tundra

Used the lift for my 2006 Tundra. Limited models seem to be "limited" in options for tail gate assit so I was glad to find this one. It works great. All the prep work can be done by yourself but the final install, as indicated, needs two people. Very happy with the functioning of the unit and the price. Highly recommend. 436126


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One year later and working fine. No issues, remain very happy with the product.
Jim - 09/26/2018

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1997 Ford F-150

I have 97 Ford F-150 Lariat and tailgate is extremely heavy and difficult to let down slowly. This product solved the problem. Now can open gate and let it lower itself nice and easy. Product well worth the price. 414835


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Product still working well. Would buy again if needed another.
Tom C - 08/14/2018

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2010 Ford F-150

I installed this assist on a 2004 F150 and it only took about 10 minutes to drill the two holes. I had to wait some time for my neighbor to get home so I had someone to help install the tailgate with the assist. It took us about 10 minutes also but part of that time was spent explaining to my neighbor how the tailgate mount system works. When we had the tailgate back in place, the spring is so strong that the tailgate remains partially raised (about 20 degrees). I called Tech support at Hopkins and the person said that the 2004 F150 may already have a spring assist in the tailgate and that would explain why the gate does not open flat. I could not see any factory assist springs so I don't know if he was correct or not. I will put up with the not opening flat as the benefit out weights this minor issue. I can now close the gate with one finger! 238171



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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup

This was my second tail gate lifter. My first lifter left a indentation on the back of my 2005 Doge Ram 1500, where the bar went into the back of the truck. The one I just installed is located in a better spot and I don't think it will damage my truck body. Installation on a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 took two people. The tail gate is bulky and heavy. It works great. people are always asking me about it. It has made working out of the back of the truck so much easier. I would buy again. 574641



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Had this truck for and hated the heavy tailgate for 25 years. 1995 GMC Sierra 2wd 1,500, short bed, standard width (not step side.) I wish I’d known about this torsion bar years ago. So very simple to install. Maybe an older product version had different template design, but this one I purchased Nov 2019 has absolutely correct hole placement. FOLLOW THE TEMPLATE & INSTRUCTIONS EXACTLY!!! I read the reviews stating incorrect hole location for their model. One was a Dodge saying A side hole was wrong. My template had a different location for Dodge marked same as that customers final install hole. Another stated B hole was off and recommended using the bar as the template, but I bet he drilled B location for the torsion bar installed at a straight up into the tailgate 90 degree. The design is for the bar to go into the tailgate and then slide toward the passenger side until the white mark on the B side is at the hole in the tailgate. If it’s only installed straight up, then it can work itself downward with road vibration falling out of the tailgate completely or partially causing damage when it’s next opened. I also suspect this is the cause for the review of torsion bar imprinting the outer skin of the tailgate, it was not fully inside the tailgate to that white paint mark on the torsion bar. Also I noticed the tailgate didn’t lay fully down as mentioned by other reviews, until I moved the bar fully in to the B side white mark. THERSE ISSUES ARE ONLY IF ONE OVERTHINKS THE INSTALL DIRECTIONS & TEMPLATE AND DECIDES THEY ARE INCORRECT. SAVE YOURSELF FROM PROBLEMS WITH FUNCTION AND EXTRA HOLES DRILLED. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR YOUR TRUCK MODEL NO MATTER IF YOU ARE SURE THEY ARE WRONG. I’m 47, disabled, multiple level spinal injury and advanced carpal tunnel in both wrist. I was able to install this with my cordless drill. On my 95 GMC, the torsion bar was a very snug fit behind the drivers side tailgate pivot hinge. It would not go into its final location without some persuasion. I followed install directions exactly. I liberally coated all torsion bar to truck metal contact points with very thick grease. It functions very smooth, quiet, and it’s like I’m opening the tailgate on a $75k 2019 Denali. I have absolutely nothing negative to say except mad at myself I didn’t do this years ago. I recommend this to everyone. The torsion bar helps you lift the tailgate to close and supports the weight on the way down. The hydraulic assist struts only slow the drop, they do not help with lifting the tailgate to close. The torsion bar does both. 724687



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Chevrolet

The Tailgate EasyLift is a piece of 3/8 diameter rod with a number of bends and hardened into a torsion bar. During instalation I could not get the tailgate re-installed into the correct location to be able to close, and was forcing it toward the left when it snapped (broke). I took pictures, wrote a letter and returned the pieces (return shipping was much more than what I paid to receive it), per their warrantee policy. I gave them my phone number and email address but never heard from them until I received a new one in the mail without any letter. As my son and I tried to install it, we concluded there was NO ROOM to get the torsion bar BEHIND the tailgate pivot (where the instructions said it needed to go). We also saw that the instructions said it fit Chevy thru 2006 (and 2007 Classic). But my truck (2007) was not a Classic. We decided, if we could make room for the torsion bar BEHIND the tailgate pivot, it would work. After removing the left pivot from the truck (2 large torx screws) I machined clearance behind it in the pivot, for the 3/8 diameter torsion bar. With the bar in place and my son pushing it forward while I re-installed the tailgate pivot, the torsion bar was in the correct location. Now we could put the tailgate on the torsion bar, per the instructions and it all worked ok. It is much easier to lift the tailgate. It lowers a little slower than stock (though still drops harder than ideal). You could use a hand grinder to re-configure the pivot, or MAYBE position the hole so the torsion bar would be farther to the right and not need to go BEHIND the pivot. I am happy with the unit and how it works. A am happy with the companys service to me, to replace the unit. But the installation was MUCH harder than a novice could do and the fact it was not made to fit my truck was not clear in the ads. So I only rated it a "4". 22629



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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty

I have seen this product for a number of years and finally got around to buying one. Excellent product. I can't tell you it takes 80% of the weight of the tailgate, but what I can tell you it makes a HUGE difference in the amount of effort to raise and lower the tailgate. My wife can now easily operate the tailgate with 1 hand. I am glad I made the purchase and did not put it off as I did previously. You definately need a helper on this one. I'm 6'2" 250 and had no problem getting the tailgate off my F250 off. Trying to install this by youself would be very difficult. I highly recommend this product. One note: If I installed this correctly on a 2006 F250 you need to remove the tail light to remove the bolts holding the rubber tailgate stop to drill the hole in the back of the truck. 170817



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2010 Dodge Ram Pickup

just follow the easy instructions, along with the required helper. On my 010 Dodge ram it actually is a bit too strong. I suspect it will relax as I use it. All in all, a good product 28996


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Is your Dodge a 2010 or 2001? Specs say it wont work on 2009 and newer Ram 1500 because of the internal structure of the tailgate. But if yours is a 2010 and it works Im going to try it. Sounds like just what I need.
-- comment by: Bobbie A - 01/22/2013

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I have sent an email to the original reviewer to see if he has anything to add.

-- Patrick B - 2/4/2013

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I have a 2010 2500 ram. I installed per instructions and it works flawlessly. You need two people to lift, position and re-install the tailgate once the spring is installed.The only drawback, if any is the tailgate does not fully down. The spring has enough tension to keep it up slightly. If the gate were 20 pounds heavier, it would fully .
-- comment by: Gary H - 02/04/2013

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Thanks for added feedback! It is appreciated.

-- Patrick B - 2/14/2013


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Already installed in less than 30 minutes. Unbelievably easy. Fast Delivery. 898671



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Easy installation, works great, quick shipping. Thanks, Greg 894368



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2019 Ford F-150

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This product wasn't what i had hoped. The service and follow up be etrailer was very good. 870127



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It was delivered in a timely manner and the product was a good thought process. However It took forever and it took 3 people to help me and the rod broke into. I was very shocked so I guess I will just deal with the tailgate being heavy. Thank you 868302



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2017 Dodge Ram Pickup

Product arrived in the specified delivery time. The install instructions were easy to follow and included color photos. The product works as advertised and makes the gate very easy to lift. If anything it is a little too strong and holds the gate up an inch or two when open. Any minor load on the tailgate will offset the upward assist and the tailgate will lie flat and open. The packaging said it worked for specific model years and while my model year (RAM 1500 2017) was not included on the packaging, it seems to work well. It definitely takes two people to perform the final step in the installation. It is not possible for one person to hold the tailgate, insert the product, rotate the tailgate 90 degrees and then install the gate back on the truck. I was leary the product may interfere with the factory tailgate camera wiring harness but it is not a problem. 866648



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1996 Ford F-150

Didn't go quite as fast as I expected. Used the template, but wasn't able to get the gate on the bar. Re drilled the hole and it worked fine. Unbelievable the difference it makes!! 864465



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The service and response from Etrailer is exceptional. They are in my favored supplier list for anything Truck 863726



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2004 Ford F-150 Heritage Series

Was exactly what I ordered,Arrived in 2 days. 861804



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TEtrailer was easy to order through. he product works great and 859471


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  • Tailgate Lift Assist that Fits 2011 Ford F-150
    Yes, the Hopkins EasyLift Truck Bed Tailgate Lift Assist # 74211 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2011 Ford F-150 and will make lifting and lowering your tailgate much easier since it takes most of the weight out of the setup. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Tailgate Assist To Fit 1993 Chevy C1500
    Great news! There is a tailgate assist available for the 1993 Chevy C1500. Hopkins Tailgate Lift Assist part # 74211 is designed for the Chevy C1500 and allows you to easily lift and lower your tailgate. The Tailgate Assist is designed with a torsion bar that installs between the truck bed and tailgate to take some of the weight off of the tailgate. I have attached a video for your reference.
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  • Tailgate Lift Assist Recommendation for 2012 GMC Sierra 2500HD
    The only tailgate assist we can recommend for your 2012 GMC Sierra 2500HD is the DeeZee part # DZ43102 which basically just allows it to fall slower if you were to drop it when lowering it. So it feels lighter as you lower it but the same weight when raising it. We don't have a way to recommend the torsion spring style part # 74211 for your truck.
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  • Fifth Wheel Tailgate Availability that Fits 2016 GMC 2500 and 2015 GMC 1500
    Our aftermarket tailgates like the Stromberg Carlson part # VGM-14-4000 fits both a 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 with lift assist as well as a 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 with lift assist. If you have the factory monitor in the dash of your truck we do have a camera system you can install for the cargo area with the part # 3460010 but we do not have a way to integrate into a tailgate camera.
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  • Recommended Tailgate Assist for a 2012 Ford F-150
    Currently, the only tailgate assist for your 2012 Ford F-150, is the DeeZee custom tailgate lowering system # DZ43200. The Hopkins tailgate EasyLift # 74211 you referenced isn't a fit for your 2012 Ford F-150. The DeeZee # DZ43200 will work with tailgates with or without a tailgate step. I included a installation video for you as well.
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  • Tailgate Lift Assist Kit for 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab
    My technical contact at Hopkins confirmed that their EasyLift Truck Bed Tailgate Lift # 74211 does NOT work with the tailgate on your 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab pickup. The reasons include a different metal gauge than on older trucks (that are compatible) and the presence of OEM brackets that interfere with the torsion bar. DeeZee offers a Tailgate Assist # DZ43102 that is a confirmed fit on your Sierra 1500. This is a cuistom-fit item made specifically for your Sierra 1500. This...
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  • Hopkins Tailgate Assist # 74211 Installation Advice
    I spoke with my contact at Hopkins and he informed me that the issues you described are very rare, and that anytime something like that has occurred they have replaced the damaged part. He said that all of the Hopkins Tailgate Assist, part # 74211, get X-rayed before they leave to ensure that there are no air bubbles in the potted metal that might compromise the integrity of the metal. He said that your tailgate might have a slight bulge in it once this product is installed but that...
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  • How To Install The Hopkins EasyLift Truck Bed Tailgate Lift Assist
    As shown in the attached video at about the 32 second mark, the template is used to show where to drill the hole in the truck tailgate post and then in the tailgate itself. You want to make sure you mark and drill the holes that are designed for your model truck. The template remains in the same place when locating the place for drilling a hole in the bottom of the tailgate itself. I recommend following the direction of the attached video to make sure you install the tailgate assist...
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  • Recommended Tailgate Assist for Raising and Lowering my 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup Tailgate
    The Hopkins EasyLift Tailgate Assist # 74211, is exactly what you are looking for. This torsion bar will install between your truck bed and tailgate to make it easy for you to raise and lower the tailgate on your truck. You will be able to lift your tailgate with ease because the torsion bar makes your 30- or 40-lb tailgate feel like it weighs just 4 to 7 lbs. I have linked the Tailgate Assist Torsion Bar to this page for your convenience.
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  • Do the Installation Holes of the Hopkins Tailgate Lift Assist Kit Get Bigger Over Time
    What prevents the installation holes of the Tailgate EasyLift # 74211 from getting worn out over time is that there isn't really any friction in the holes when the tailgate is being opened and closed so the holes do not wear out or get larger. We have been selling this product for a long time and haven't had any customers come back with the issue you have described. We also have had follow up reviews on this product after a year of use and they were still working well.
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  • Tailgate Lift Assist Kit for 2016 Ram 1500
    Yes, you can use DeeZee's Custom Tailgate-Lowering System for Dodge Trucks # DZ43301 on your 2016 Ram 1500. This system is confirmed to fit your truck and the installation process is shown in the video I linked for you. Installation requires no drilling and all hardware is included. The similar Hopkins EasyLift Truck Bed Tailgate Lift Assist # 74211 fits older models of Dodge Ram, Ford and GM pickups, just not your 2016.
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  • Tailgate Assist Compatibility With 2015 Nissan Frontier
    Hopkins Easylift Tailgate Lift Assist # 74211 was made to fit most trucks, but they stopped doing any fits past 2007 as tailgates started to change based on manufacturer. I cannot confirm this will fit your 2015 Nissan Frontier. Our other tailgate assist options are for lowering the gate gently and are custom fit for year/make/model. Unfortunately there isn't a system that is confirmed to fit your 2015 Nissan Frontier.
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  • Tailgate Assist Compatible With A 2005 Chevy Avalanche
    We do not have any tailgate assist products that are a confirmed fit for your 2005 Chevy Avalanche, however, based on your model year, the Hopkins EasyLift Truck Bed Tailgate Lift Assist # 74211 may be compatible according to my contact at Hopkins. It hasn't been tested on your vehicle that is why a fit or a lack of fit cannot be confirmed. We have had customers with Avalanche models as close to yours as 2004 say it fits perfectly.
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  • Will the Hopkins Tailgate EasyLift Fit a 2005 Toyota Tundra Double Cab
    Yes, the Tailgate EasyLift # 74211 will fit all models of the 2005 Toyota Tundra included the Double Cab. I have included a link to a video review of the EasyLift for you.
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  • Recommended Tailgate Assist for 1996 Ford F-150
    I do have an option for you, however there is not a gas strut/shock absorber style tailgate lift available that is confirmed to fit your 1996 Ford F-150. I instead recommend looking at the Hopkins EasyLift Truck Bed Tailgate Lift Assist # 74211. This product is confirmed to fit your truck and features a torsion bar that will install between the truck bed and tailgate to allow for easy raising and lowering of the tailgate. The torsion bar takes on the tailgate weight when opening and...
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  • Possible Tailgate Assist to fit 2011 Chevy Avalanche
    We do not have any tailgate assist products that are a confirmed fit for your 2011 Chevy Avalanche, however, based on your model year, the Hopkins EasyLift Truck Bed Tailgate Lift Assist # 74211 may be compatible according to my contact at Hopkins. It hasn't been tested on your vehicle that is why a fit or a lack of fit cannot be confirmed. We have had customers with Avalanche 2004 models say it fits perfectly.
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  • Recommended Tailgate Assist/Lift for a 2008 GMC Sierra
    The custom fit tailgate lift for your 2008 GMC Sierra is the DeeZee # DZ43102. The Hopkins EasyLift # 74211 you were looking at will not be a fit for your 2008. It is important to note that this will not be a fit for the Stepside or Flareside models. I have linked the DeeZee product to this page for your convenience.
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  • Will the Hopkins EasyLift Work with the DeeZee Tailgate Assist on a 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup
    I looked at the install instructions for both the Hopkins EasyLift Truck Bed Tailgate Lift Assist part # 74211 and the DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System part # DZ43300 for your 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup. They both install in different locations on your tailgate therefore should work well together though it has not been tested yet. It is also important to note that some have experienced a floating tailgate meaning the tailgate will not extend all the way down without...
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  • Can Tailgate EasyLift And Tailgate Assist Both Be Installed On 2001 Ford F-250
    Since the installation of the Hopkins Tailgate EasyLift, part # 74211, and the DeeZee Tailgate Assist, part # DZ43203 do not interfere with each other when installing, there should be no problem installing both on your 2001 Ford F-250 tailgate. Our DeeZee contact said that these 2 items should work when both are installed, but they have not been installed together, so operation when both of these units are installed is not guaranteed.
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  • Availability of Tailgate Assist for 2007 Chevy Silverado New Body
    I may have a good option for you, however the Hopkins EasyLift Truck Bed Tailgate Lift Assist # 74211 is not confirmed to fit your 2007 Chevy Silverado New Body. For your Silverado the only tailgate system we have available is the DeeZee Tailgate Assist # DZ43102. This is confirmed to fit your truck and it uses a shock absorber and ball-and-socket connection to provide a controlled lowering of the tailgate. Please just keep in mind that this won't really assist in lifting the tailgate...
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  • Possible Tailgate Assist Recommendation for 2012 Chevy Avalanche
    We do not have any tailgate assist products that are a confirmed fit for your 2012 Chevy Avalanche, however, based on your model year, the Hopkins EasyLift Truck Bed Tailgate Lift Assist # 74211 may be compatible according to my contact at Hopkins. It hasn't been tested on your vehicle that is why a fit or a lack of fit cannot be confirmed. We have had customers with Avalanche 2004 models say it fits perfectly.
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  • Where to Position Drilling Template for Installation of Tailgate EasyLift 74211 on 1993 Ford F-150
    The Hopkins Tailgate EasyLift # 74211 includes as part of its packaging a template for locating the appropriate drilling points for the two holes needed to install it. Use a scissor to cut out the template from the packaging. The included directions indicate that the bottom of the template should be placed on the flat sill of the truck bed, with the left end of it slid behind the driver-side pivot post. Figure 1 in the instructions illustrates this positioning. You can also refer to the...
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  • Using the Hopkins Tailgate EasyLift with the DeeZee Tailgate Assist
    I spoke with my contact at DeeZee and he said that you shouldn't have a problem using the Hopkins EasyLift, # 74211, and the DeeZee Tailgate Assist, # DZ43300 at the same time on your 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 but since they have not been tested together, it is not a guarantee. Although we have numerous satisfied customers that have not mentioned having any problems with their paint while using the Hopkins EasyLift, # 74211, you are still dealing with two metal components having contact with...
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  • Recommended Tailgate Lift Assist for 2006 Dodge Dakota
    Unfortunately none of the DeeZee tailgate assist products are designed to fit your 2006 Dodge Dakota. I reached out to my DeeZee contact to confirm. However, I do have a solution for you. I checked with my contact at Hopkins, maker of the Tailgate EasyLift # 74211 and he confirmed this lift assist will work on Dakotas up through the 2007 model year.
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  • Tailgate Lift Assist and Tailgate Liner for 2018 Ram 1500 with 8-Foot Bed.
    You can use the DeeZee Custom Tailgate Assist kit # DZ43301 on your Ram 1500 but the Hopkins EasyLift # 74211 does not fit your Ram. For a tailgate liner I recommend Bedrug's 3/4-inch thick carpet-over-foam tailgate liner # BMT02TG if you want a cushioned surface for working (or sitting). This is shown in the included photo. Or use the WeatherTech thermoplastic liner # WT3TG04 if you want tough protection for the tailgate from dings and dents.
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  • Compatibility of Hopkins Tailgate Lift Assist 74211 With 2019 Ford F-150 Automatic Tailgate Opener
    The Hopkins EasyLift Truck Bed Tailgate Lift Assist # 74211 is a fit for a 2019 Ford F-150. The power open feature and step haven't been tested with this lift assist, so I can't confirm you won't have issues. It will fit and will help with the required two hand lift to close your tailgate, but it might cause issue with the hands free tailgate opener because it has a dampener to help it slowly drop so it won't slam. Because it hasn't been tested, I'm concerned this may compete with...
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  • Tailgate Assist Recommendation for a 1999 Dodge Dakota SLT
    Yes, the Hopkins Tailgate assist part # 74211 has been confirmed to fit all models of the 1999 Dodge Dakota so it would work well on your SLT model.
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  • Availability of Tailgate Assist for 2001 Dodge Ram 2500
    The Hopkins # 74211 Tailgate EasyLift is indeed compatible with all models of the 2001 Dodge Ram.
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  • Tailgate Assist for 2016 Ram 3500
    Unfortunately, only tailgate assist we have for your 2016 Ram 3500 is the Lowering System you mentioned from DeeZee, # DZ43301. The tailgate lift assist we offer for most trucks, that is not a fit for your vehicle, is the Hopkins EasyLift Truck Bed Tailgate Lift Assist, # 74211, and I assume that is what you were looking for. I contacted Hopkins to confirm this was not a fit for your 2016 Ram 3500, and Hopkins let me know that Ram made some changes to their tailgate after the 2009 model...
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  • Tailgate Assist Recommendation for 1989 Ford F-350
    For your 1989 Ford F-350 we have the Hopkins EasyLift part # 74211 which is a confirmed fit and would work really well. We have had quite a few customers come back and say how well this works and we've been carrying it for quite a few years too without any reported issues.
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