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Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate with Open Design for Ford F-150 Trucks

Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate with Open Design for Ford F-150 Trucks

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This tailgate from Stromberg Carlson features an open design that improves your field of vision when driving and is custom fit to your vehicle. Cutout allows for easy towing of 5th-wheel and gooseneck trailers, and aerodynamic design reduces drag. Lowest Prices for the best tailgate from Stromberg Carlson. Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate with Open Design for Ford F-150 Trucks part number VG-04-100 can be ordered online at or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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Stromberg Carlson Tailgate - VG-04-100

  • Fifth Wheel Tailgate
  • Truck Tailgate
  • Open-Design Tailgate
  • Steel
  • Stromberg Carlson
  • Without Lock

This tailgate from Stromberg Carlson features an open design that improves your field of vision when driving and is custom fit to your vehicle. Cutout allows for easy towing of 5th-wheel and gooseneck trailers, and aerodynamic design reduces drag.


  • Vented design
    • Improves your field of vision when driving
    • Reduces drag for better gas mileage
  • Convenient cutout for towing a 5th-wheel or gooseneck trailer
  • Heavy-duty steel tube construction
  • Powder coat finish can be painted to match your vehicle
    • Finishing coat of paint is recommended for complete rust resistance
  • Spring-loaded latches secure the tailgate to the truck
    • Gate lowers to sit flush with truck bed so that you can easily load cargo
    • Uses original cables that came with your vehicle
  • Installation hardware is included
  • Vehicle-specific application
  • Made in the USA


  • Weight capacity: 100 lbs
  • Measures 25-3/4" H x 64" W
  • 1-Year limited warranty

VG-04-100 Stromberg Carlson Tailgate - 100 Series

Installation Details VG-04-100 Installation instructions

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Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate with Open Design for Ford F-150 Trucks - VG-04-100

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (1101 Customer Reviews)

This tailgate from Stromberg Carlson features an open design that improves your field of vision when driving and is custom fit to your vehicle. Cutout allows for easy towing of 5th-wheel and gooseneck trailers, and aerodynamic design reduces drag.


Easy to install, Heavy duty, lay pipe on it for work and its safe and durable to use


Went together well. Two issues I had. Make the instructions more visual than reading. Last issue was the stock cables. The package did not come with a nut to mount the cables to the new tailgate.


Solid construction with clean welds. Nice paint job. Curves match truck exactly. Hinge. Mounting slavers could be made better. Right side bushing not supplied. Had to use old worn out bushing from original tailgate. Lighter & less expensive than many other metal 5th wheel tailgates. Glad we got this one!ยก

Thin wall tubing dents easily, whole unit flexes. Rattles, rust in many weld areas. Have had to wire brush rust and repaint twice. Very cheap, would NOT buy again OR recommend.
Robert - 07/17/2014


This will be the fourth or fifth tailgate I have purchased for my fleet.
The price is right, the tailgates are of good quality and the shipping is very fast. i'm glad i found you guys!!


It's great i love it and people comment about how good it look's. thank you very much.

2013 Ford F-150

I love this tailgate!!! It was a snap to install. It fit perfectly without any adjustments. It is very snug around the striker bolts, does not wiggle at all!! very impressed. Thank you!!

2005 Ford F-150

Very timely delivery. Product is as advertised, and easy to install. It looks good too! Now I can leave my gate on and pull my fifth wheel camper!

2010 Ford F-150

Ordered this item to replace the factory tailgate (due to damage), on my father's 2010 F150. I ordered it Monday, it arrived two days later,(Wednesday).
It took me longer to remove the original, (mainly due to the factory back up camera wiring and mud),than it took me to install the new one.
The instructions were a little vauge about the right side pivot hardware, but it was no major issue to me.
It looks good, it fit good, and he's happy with it, and that's all that matters to me.

still all good
Curtis T - 12/14/2019


The Product looked good the Air Gate was built with heaver materials than I thought it would be, which was great. But, UPS handling was terrible all four corners where bent had to use a hammer and body dolly to straighten out the corners and the powder coating cracked do to the bends being so sharp, plus one corner has the powder coating scratched off. So,the VG-04-100 is a good product, UPS Shipping and Handling SUCKS.


great quality! easy to install


good product,fats shipping time

Just finished installing VG-04-100 tailgate. Came in cardboard box, easy to install looks good and will work just fine...
-- comment by: Larry N - 10/07/2013
Do the cables for holding the taigate horizontal when opening come with the tailgate?
-- comment by: Steve T - 01/25/2014

Cables are not included with the tailgate. Support cables are not used with the Stromberg Carlson 100 series tail gates. The Stromberg Carlson 4000 series tailgates include new cables, and the aluminum Husk Liner tailgates will re-use the OEM cables.

-- Etrailer Expert Patrick B - 2/5/2014


Great tailgate system. The installation video made it a snap to assemble and attach to my truck.No problems with it at all and I think it will be perfect for the application I needed it for, and with proper care and maintenance it should serve me well for a long time to come.

2008 Ford F-150

This tailgate is exactly what we wanted. It was very easy to install, and looks great on our truck. It also makes it very easy to back the truck up to the trailer because it gives better visibility.
Etrailer was great to work with. The item was on back order and they stayed in touch with us until it shipped. I would definitely recommend them.

2005 Ford F-150

Tailgate arrived well packaged and in excellent condition. Assembly was easy and with minor adjustments installation was completed within an hour. Tail gate has performed well and looks good. i would purchase again from etrailer.


Instructions could use a little more detail. The gate fits great, looks good and is very practical.

My tailgate has been installed for a year now. I am very pleased. It makes hauling fuel cans very easy. One of my best investments on my truck.
Wilbur - 06/09/2020

2012 Ford F-150

I haven't mounted it yet but it appears to be very strong and solid. I found the video on the site to be very helpful in making my decision on what to purchase. Their customer service is superb, very quick processing and delivery. I like the fact that they follow up with you to make sure you are satisfied. I will recommend them to friends and colleagues.

Ford F-150

this was my 3rd flow thru tail gate and was the least expensive of the 3.And as far as i am concerned the best looking one. One suggestion i might add was to have it configured to hold the rear view camera that is on the later model Ford 150s. I had to disable my camera.

2005 Ford F-150

The tailgate arrived in good condition and looks great. I did have to get a kit to take up some of the slop with the bushings that were provided. That said, the taigate installed easily, but more intuitively than because of the clarity of the instructions. I was disappointed that there was no way to attach tailgate cables for support in the open position. Otherwise, it looks great on my truck and will serve the intended purpose.

2013 Ford F-150

Works great as sold. I've had no problems and it fits perfectly. The packaging was dinged upon arrival but I blame the carrier for that. Rubber mallet and a good swing fixed the slight dent it had. Would definitely buy again if required.

2013 Ford F-150

Packaging for this product is poor. Received with small damage to sheet metal on one corner. Other than stretch rap, there is nothing to protect either end from damage if package is drop on short corner. A competent packaging engineer would add some sort of shock absorbing material on these corners. I used some pliers to bend the damage metal back into position not wanting to take the extra time to ship it back. Other than that, installation was simple and straight forward.


great add to our fifth wheel towing. recieved fast and took only minutes to install


Tailgate fit as described and looks great! Arrived on time and as described, would definitely recommend


I received my order a little later than expected but my tailgate was in good condition a little cheaper made than I thought


can't beat it for the money. Assembles quickly. Looks good.
good service from e-trailer.

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