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Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for Ford Trucks

Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for Ford Trucks

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This strong-as-steel plastic tailgate features a cutout that makes it perfect for towing a 5th-wheel or gooseneck trailer. The locking tailgate has built-in louvers that reduce drag, and it mounts securely with rotary latches and coated cables. Lowest Prices for the best tailgate from Stromberg Carlson. Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for Ford Trucks part number VG-15-4000 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Stromberg Carlson Tailgate

  • Truck Tailgate
  • Fifth Wheel Tailgate
  • Louvered Tailgate
  • Stromberg Carlson
  • Composite Plastic
  • With Lock

This strong-as-steel plastic tailgate features a cutout that makes it perfect for towing a 5th-wheel or gooseneck trailer. The locking tailgate has built-in louvers that reduce drag, and it mounts securely with rotary latches and coated cables.


Features:

  • Convenient cutout for towing a 5th-wheel or gooseneck trailer
    • Replaces your OEM tailgate during towing or travel to protect it from damage
  • Glass-filled, black composite plastic frame with louvers
    • Frame is blow molded to create a lightweight yet strong-as-steel tailgate
    • Components resist rust
  • Louvered design reduces drag and improves visibility
    • Less drag means better gas mileage
    • Accessory kit (4000-V; sold separately) lets you create a custom look by adding black, paintable steel louvers
  • Keyed center release mechanism works in conjunction with rotary latches
    • Locks gate in closed position
    • Allows for single-handed release
    • Includes 2 keys
  • Rotary latches and coated cables secure the tailgate to the truck
    • Gate lowers to sit flush with truck bed so that you can easily load cargo
  • Installation hardware is included
  • Custom designed to fit your vehicle
  • Made in the USA
  • 2-Year limited warranty


Note: Not rated for weight bearing applications. Do not stand on the gate.



VG-15-4000 Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for Ford Trucks

Item # VG-15-4000

Installation Details VG-15-4000 Installation instructions

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Video Transcript for Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate Review

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna be taking a look at the Stromberg-Carlson 4,000 series fifth wheel louvered tailgates with locks. This fifth-wheel tailgate replaces your factory tailgate so you don't have to lower it or remove it when making your fifth-wheel or gooseneck connection. The cutout design is gonna protect your tailgate from getting damaged; it's also gonna give you more visibility when backing up. The louvered design is not only stylish, but it's gonna reduce drag and it may improve your fuel economy. Here at the center it features a lock and two keys so it cannot be removed. Customers who are used to metal tailgates will still be satisfied with the glass-filled composite construction.

The frame is blow molded to create a lightweight, yet strong-as-steel tailgate, and since there's no metal, there won't be any rust or corrosion.Customer Don A. Says, "I had reservations about getting a composite gate after having three metal ones but now since ordering it I am perfectly happy with the decision. Looks super nice at a very affordable price." If you're just loading up cargo, it easily lowers and sits flush with your truck bed. Some other fifth-wheel tailgates require you to remove your factory cables and use them with your new tailgate. This tailgate includes two cables.

It does have a 100 pound weight capacity, so don't use it as a seat or a step. The tailgate latch, designed to work with your factory striker, you'll want to be sure you pick up the correct tailgate for your truck. Once installed, it easily latches into place. The side cover plates are adjustable so you can get that flush mounted look. It comes with all the hardware you need to get it installed.Customer Kenny Button says, "My son and I just installed the Stromberg louvered tailgate in only 20 minutes.

Just a few minor adjustments to the side covers and it fit like a glove. And to be honest my wife loves it because I nearly tore the factory tailgate off our F250 when I forgot to lower it after disconnect of our fifth wheel." And that's gonna complete our look at the Stromberg-Carlson 4,000 series fifth-wheel louvered tailgates with locks.


Customer Reviews

Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for Ford Trucks - VG-15-4000

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (382 Customer Reviews)

This strong-as-steel plastic tailgate features a cutout that makes it perfect for towing a 5th-wheel or gooseneck trailer. The locking tailgate has built-in louvers that reduce drag, and it mounts securely with rotary latches and coated cables.

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Still works after a year but it is light and cheap. 692602



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2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty

The tailgate is beautiful and very easy to install. It is very sturdy. I like the lower cut for the 5th wheel than other have. It makes back access so easy and great clearance when loading the trailer. I have bought many items from "etrailer" and will continue to support this company. The are fast, efficient and have great prices. thank you for your quick service. Ordered late Thursday and it was hear Monday morning. Can't beat that. 739834



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Ford

VG-15-4000 a 5th wheel tail gate is everything as reported. Item delivered 11/31/19 in excellent condition. Placed order for Ford OEM camera and associated hook up wiring to be delivered 11/05/19. Plan modify VG-15-4000 to include Ford tailgate camera. My local Ford Sales, Service, Collision and Parts all on board to assist. 722003



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This is my 2nd one, I had one on my 2010 f350, and now one on my 2019 f350 669025



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2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Not many options for Ford 2018 F-350 Super Duty 5th wheel tailgates. This one fits and looks good on my truck. It is plastic but for me that's ok. Worst instructions I've ever tried to read and the illustrations were useless. End covers were aggravating to put on having to take the tailgate on and off several times to adjust each side. All in all it serves its purpose and price was decent. 604218



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The tailgate is light weight,easy to assemble.Also very easy to remove from the truck bed,love it. 557207



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Installing the louvered tailgate was easy,small adjustment was need.If you have some play in the left bottom gate round slot that is ok.If the inside top portion of the striker plate holding claw rest heavy on the truck striker bolt with rubber bushing loosen the striker plate bolts slightly.Now close the tailgate,turn the lock handle to engage the holding claws.lightly tap up on the bottom of the striker plates this will move the striker plates upward .The holding claws now will rest ligthly on the truck striker bolt. Retighten the bolts. 527682



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The assembly instructions were sketchy, and there were 2 parts that could not be used. So had to use some imagination, but managed to get it installed. Looks good... 412739


Comments
The locking mechanism stuck in the locked position. Had to do some innovative tinkering to get it open. Found a plastic fastener had broken. The company sent a replacement parts free of charge. Otherwise, the unit works OK. As others have reported, after opening, the latch does not spring back to the latching position you need to manually turn it before attempting to close the tailgate again. Finally, since the gate is plastic, not sure how good it will look over time...
Fredrik N - 07/30/2018

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2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Received the new tailgate in three days. I installed it today. It fit my 2017 Ford F350 Super Duty perfect right out of the box. Didn't even have to make an adjustment on the latches. It took about thirty minutes total to remove my factory tailgate and install this one. Took more time to fit the side trim pieces than anything else. I had been waiting six months for manufactures to start making a gate for the 2017 Ford. Only identified one mfg making a metal gate and they wanted almost twice the cost of the Stromberg Carlson. I had reservations about getting a composite gate after having three metal ones but now since ordering it I am perfectly happy with the decision. Looks super nice at a very affordable price. etrailer can't be beat for product knowledge and customer service. 465522


Comments
I have now had this tailgate over one year. It is doing a good job and looks nice. I was concerned about buying a composite tailgate but for the price it is a good deal. Just have to be a little more careful as to where you step and dont overload it. Very satisfied.
Don A - 01/07/2019

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2017 Ford F-150

Shipping was incredible. Got all the way up here in Canada in no time flat. Product is great and easy to assemble. Thanks 411500



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2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty

The tailgate installed fairly easily. The photos (figures) could have been larger to assist with details. Instructions were clearly written so the install went along without too much “head scratching.” Delivery of product was done by UPS and delivered on the date I paid for. I also purchased the accessory which fills in the V and it install easily too. Here is how it looks on my 2018 F-350. I would purchase again this product from etrailer 539870



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2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Was a dream to install, but a pain to get the back up camera disconnected. 768400



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2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty

I've owned and used the tailgate for a year. It works perfectly. 719671



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Good job good service (fast ,clear, exa ct) 716842



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This tailgate looks good and functions great. I’m happy with the tailgate even though it’s plastic and my last one was metal. It’s a lot lighter to swap with my regular tailgate. The only real issue with this tailgate is that the design doesn’t allow for a backup camera. If there was a camera built into the tailgate I would not have to swap out the tailgate. 707480



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Purchased for my Ford F350 Super Duty pickup. Fair price, easy to install, great fit. Makes it so much easier to hook and un-hook my 5th wheel trailer. Really great product, would buy again. 688786



- VG-15-4000
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2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty

The tailgate was easy to install and instructions were clear. After a year of use it still performs well. The latch mechanism is a bit stiff and does not consistently latch the tailgate in a closed position. The one improvement I’d recommend is for etrailer to offer an aftermarket backup camera that would plug into my existing Ford F-250 wiring harness. Currently, after removing the stock tailgate, I lose the benefit of a backup camera. 681535



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2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty

this tail gate was so easy to set up,love the way it looks, everything i buy from you I never had a problem,and if I had any questions your people had all the answers, Thanks for all help 668572



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What can I say, except, you go online put in an order. You get what you ordered it comes in a timely manner and without damage. Price is right, tech support is excellent and customer service is above reproach. 667203



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Great product, really enjoyed the response from customer service when the 1st. one we received was damaged. They sent out a new one the same day we received the damaged one. Great customer service. 661762



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2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Easy installation, looks good, 637159



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2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty

So far so good . Not on yet but good qu ality! 635251



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2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Overall Good product, fits father in law’s 2019 F-350 very well. Other than the weight restriction of 100lbs it is a good tailgate. Would be an easy upgrade for Stromberg to add an extra steel square tube inside perimeter of plastic gate, then weight limit could be increased. Mechanism is sticky when opening and probably needs to be worn in to spring return. Time will tell on how it holds up, father in law has Tree/snow plowing business and it will put the tailgate to the test! 634865



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Received the units on scheduled delivery date. The directions were fair, little confusing on some parts. But the videos helped. Purchased the fifth wheel gate and the insert. Was surprised the insert was metal. This gate looks good on the vehicle. It took approximately 40 minutes to do the complete install. I purchased this gate because it will be easier to hookup to my fifth wheel trailer. I believe this gate was sold at a fair price and appears to be a quality product. 613189


Comments
This product is working out good.
Dale - 03/21/2020

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2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Thanks for getting it here quickly. Putting it together was simple and easy. Could have been shimmed up better. Had to adjust several times to keep from hitting the rails of my truck. It doesn’t stay centered. Looks really good on truck. 590877


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  • Compatibility of Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate with Factory Back Up Camera
    That's an excellent question. The short answer is no, you can't use the original camera but you can utilize the existing wiring and the video display in the dash. Stromberg Carlson offers the # VCF-0040 camera that would mount to the top of the license plate and would plug directly into the factory camera wiring harness. This is actually pretty convenient as you won't need to remove the factory camera from the tailgate, you'll just unplug it and swap tailgates when needed.
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