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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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VG-97-4000 - With Lock Stromberg Carlson Truck Tailgate
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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-97-4000 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Stromberg Carlson Tailgate - VG-97-4000

  • Fifth Wheel Tailgate
  • Truck Tailgate
  • Louvered Tailgate
  • Composite Plastic
  • Stromberg Carlson
  • 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-97-4000 Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for Ford Trucks

Replaces VG-97-3500

Installation Details VG-97-4000 Installation instructions

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Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for Ford Trucks - VG-97-4000

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (540 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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It took a whopping 10 minutes to install. It came in less then a week melissa got it for me for valentine's day. Customer service is awesome We love it.


Comments
It seems to be coming out of adjustment, other then that its working out just fine
Steven F - 02/15/2021

Thank for your review. You said you may be having an adjustment issue with your Stromberg Carlson Tailgate. If it is a non-fixable issue, this item has a 2 year warranty through the manufacturer. For warranty information, visit their website at www.strombergcarlson.com.

-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 2/19/2021


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2012 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

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 f 250 when I forgot to lower it after disconnect of our fifthwheel . Thank you etrailer.com


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Great ..easy to install and the fit is almost perfect ,
Kenny B - 12/08/2016



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2001 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

I installed the Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for Ford Trucks on my F-350 yesterday. It took about 30 minutes and fit very well with the exception of a 1/4" modification I needed to do to one of the spacers, otherwise I did not need to adjust anything. It looks great and will meet my needs. It will be nice to be able to back right up to the 5th wheel now without removing or opening and closing the factory original tailgate. Oh, it also prevents the possible catastrophe of forgetting and doing irreparable damage to the 5th wheel or original tailgate! If I have a complaint at all it's the 100lb max load limit when open. I wish it were stronger, but after summer the original will be put back in place, so this really isn't much of an issue.



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Good solid product. Had to shave off some of the PVC pipe that was about 1/8 inch too long to get the tailgate on, but now fits fine. Had to drill out the hole for one side cover because the hole didn't line up but was a minor fix. Lock works good. Still would recommend for a good replacement for the original. Now I'll order the insert and a back up camera.


Comments
The tailgate works great. Makes hooking up the 5th wheel and ease since I dont have to down the tailgate. One of the clips that holds a rod broke and they sent replacements within days. Was easy to install.
Mike B - 11/19/2020


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It should be quite a bit sturdier considering it is made for a truck with towing in mind. I am afraid to climb on it that it will crack or break. The latch is not the greatest It sticks and does not function well. Have to slam it to close it and then afraid tailgate will crack. In other words I am very careful around it.



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I reviewed the feedback on the installation of the tailgate, ordered the tailgate, and received the tailgate in a very timely manner. I unpacked the tailgate and actually read the instructions. I was in no hurry to install the tailgate, so I read the instructions step by step. It took about 40 minutes to install the tailgate. Had I rushed, it would have been about 20 minutes; however, mistakes could have occurred. I cannot see any problem installing the tailgate and it looks and functions perfect. I am 69 years old and had no problem installing it. Thank you for a great product.


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The tailgate is perfect and was a great purchase.
Lorne S - 02/27/2019



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I ordered the tailgate on line. It was estimated to take 3 days. It arrived late night on the 3rd day. Not the companies fault, FedEx was slow. Gate looks great. It took 10 mins to put together and place on my truck. I ordered this because someone stole my original tailgate.



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2005 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

It was so easy to put on our truck. The written instructions were terrible but etrailer, where we purchased it, did an excellent video on how to assemble it. We are very pleased with the Stromberg tailgate.



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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Received the gate quickly and package was not damaged. Could not use the rubber bushing or the pvc piece on my 99 F-250 SD. I have a round piece already on the truck. When I finally discovered that the gate slides right on to it, the rest of the installation was a breeze. Just put some lithium grease on my existing metal tube and on the screws I installed. Nice looking gate, and latches and lock work fine. Would order again from trailer.



- VG-97-4000
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Installation went well. One surprise was that the drivers side insert was the same diameter as The pivot point. Mounted the tailgate directly on the truck pivot point and used the the dark grey slotted piece on the passenger side. This left a little bit more room for the tailgate to move back and forth sideways than I would have liked but overall the rest of the installation went well. About 45 minutes to install and a lot of that was thinking over the pivot points. Looks great and I think a fair price for the gate.



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Excellent product. Works perfectly with my fifth wheel camper.



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2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Great product! Arrived as promised and had it installed within 30 minutes of delivery. Fit perfectly after a slight adjustment of the passenger side striker. This was by far the easiest installation of a “bolt-on” product I’ve ever had... that includes parts for my Jeep! Thank you etrailer!!! 2016 F250 XLT 4X4 CrewCab



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Hands down great product!!! Quick Shipping, Great customer service!! Thank You!!!



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2014 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Purchased the lift gate almost a year ago, after demolishing the factory one. I am still satisfied with the product. Unfortunately the key lock stopped locking shortly after I installed the lift gate. I would purchase this product again. I assembled and installed the lift gate myself. The instructions were complete and easy to follow.


Comments
I am still satisfied with the lift gate. It is light weight and very convenient to use.
Susan W - 06/18/2020


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2003 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Tailgate was easy to install, but the driver side round hinge was bent and wouldn't slide on but after bending it back in place everything assembled great.



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2012 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Great product, easy install, looks great too.


Comments
Very helpfully, easy to install and fits great
Ed a - 06/22/2021


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Product exactly what was told it was. Easy install Sales person very knowledgeable of product Arrived when he said it would Will order again in the future.



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2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty

nice endgate


Comments
good
Jeff - 06/30/2021


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Awesome for the money. Would buy again


Comments
After a year the tailgate is still doing a good job and holding up fine.
Chad J - 06/01/2021


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After destroying two sold tailgates I finally ordered my fifth wheel tailgate. If has worked out better then I could have expected.


Comments
I keep forgetting to open the tailgate so I was ruining the solid tailgate. It is just what we needed.
Tricia - 07/29/2020


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Great quality fits great and works well.



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No worth the money. You can't put any weight on it and you have to make sure that the gate is locked every time. If something hits the tailgate it will open while on the road.



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It fit wonderfully and my husband is very heppy.. now he's wanting the camera..



- VG-97-4000
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great material and EASY to install



- VG-97-4000
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Stromberg Carlson makes a great after market tailgate. Fits great and operates as good as the factory tailgate. No problems at all.


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