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Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate with Open Design for Dodge Trucks

Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate with Open Design for Dodge 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 Dodge Trucks part number VGD-02-100 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Stromberg Carlson Tailgate - VGD-02-100

  • Fifth Wheel Tailgate
  • Truck Tailgate
  • Stromberg Carlson
  • Open-Design Tailgate
  • Steel
  • 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.


Features:

  • 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


Specs:

  • Weight capacity: 100 lbs
  • 1-Year limited warranty


VGD-02-100 Stromberg Carlson Tailgate - 100 Series

Installation Details VGD-02-100 Installation instructions

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Video of Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate with Open Design for Dodge Trucks

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Video Transcript for Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate Review

Hey guys. Today we're going to take a look at the Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate. Now this is going to be a direct replacement for your factory tailgate for most of your late eighties to early nineties Ford model trucks. Now this is a vented tailgate so it's going to give you better vision for when you're driving or backing up, and it's also going to improve your gas mileage. While this cutout is also going to be good for loading any 5th wheel or gooseneck trailers so you won't have to lower the tailgate to get those loaded.Now if you got to tailgate that's broken or damaged or you just don't want to mess with it anymore, a lot of times with these older trucks they'll just be very outdated and just very weathered down. So you can see this one is, it's very hard to pull that handle up to get it open, so it'd be good idea to replace it.

But if you don't want to spend the time or the money to try to find an exact replacement for the tailgate, the Stromberg Carlson is going to do a great job to replace it.It has a heavy duty steel tube construction, which is going to be very durable and have a 100 pound weight capacity and has a black powder coat finish which can be painted to match the surface of your vehicle. And that's what actually Stromberg Carlson recommends to complete the rust resistance. This is going to be custom fit tailgate, so it's going to match the contours of your truck bed. It uses two of these latches to secure to your tailgate while also utilizing the factory pin that your old factory tailgate attached to first. So we just got to pull in on the pins, close it, and the pins are going to lock behind those pins so that you can't unlock it.Now that we've gone over some of those features, let's show you how to install.

And before we install our tailgate there's a bit of pre-assembly we have to do. It doesn't take too much time at all. We already have one side done. Next side we'll just do real quick. First things first.

We're going to take this pin out. We just push in on the sides like so. Pull the pin out. We're not going to need that. Going to take this ring, key ring, and slide that around into the slot.

That's going to be basically your handle. There we go. Just like that. And we're to take this rubber grommet and we're going to put it on the inside of the bracket, face down. We want it to wrap around. Now it is advised to use a type of adhesive so that it stays in place, but for demonstration purposes, we're going to skip that step.Now we can get it in place on our tailgate. You want to make sure that the latch right here is on the outside of this bracket right there. It's going to slide into place just like that. Now we'll take our included hardware. We're going to make sure that the heads of the bolts are on the outside. We'll thread one of our nuts on there. Do the same for the other one. Now you will notice that when it's not tightened down, you do have a lot of adjustability right here. You want to tighten it down so that the latch is level with this rail right here. So just get a flat head screwdriver and then a wrench and then you can tighten that down.Now we're going to remove the factory tailgate. What we need to do first is open it up. Bring it down and we need to get these cables unattached from the truck bed. And how are we going to do that is a tab right here, we're just gonna push in on it and push up just like that. And then do the same for the other side. Now we have both cables and removed and hat we're going to do is pull it off of the passenger side like so, and then the driver's side. And then we can set it aside.Now we can grab our Stromberg Carlson and put it in place. We're going to put that tube on the driver's side first, like so, and then we can get the passenger's side on. So lift up, push it to close it. You may have to pull on the pins just to get her to close for the first time, just so we can adjust. I see over here on our driver's side, our latch is pretty tight. We're not going to mess with that at all. But if you come over to our passenger side, we're going to see that we got a lot of wiggle room, so we're just going to make a few adjustments to our latch and then try it again. So we're going to open it up first, pull both ends and open up the tailgate. And what we're going to do is we're going to hold up with our knee and we're going to come down to the bolt and the nut that we have on the latch system, loosen those up and then push it down towards this base part right here. Let's go ahead and do that.Now we've made that adjustment. Let's go ahead and shut our tailgate. Remember you've got to pull on the pins to get to tailgate to shut. Now you see we did take out a lot of that rattling just by making that minor adjustment. Now at that point, your installation's going to be complete. However if you want to go a step further and attach your factory cables, you can do that as well. Just keep in mind that the hardware is not included, but you can just kind of go around to the shop and maybe find a couple of scrap parts. We just have a basic, a nut and bolt, and then we have a washer around it as well. You cannot use the same hardware that was holding it to the factory tailgate because it was just one screw holding it into the side without a bolt. And another thing you want to keep in mind is this is not a weight bearing tailgate, so I would avoid standing or sitting on it or setting anything dense and heavy on top of it while it's lowered.That's going to do it for our look at the Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate.


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Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate with Open Design for Dodge Trucks - VGD-02-100

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (978 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.

- VGD-02-100
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It was easy to install, the finish has held up & still looks new & the tailgate is easy to use. The ease of using this tailgate vs the OEM full tailgate when hitching to our fifth wheel is so much easier & safer! Thank you for a great product!!



- VGD-02-100
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2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

I recently purchased a Stromberg-carlson 5th wheel tailgate for my old Ram 2500. Etrailer handled the order very efficiently and the product arrived promptly and in good shape. It was easy to install, fits very well with no rattles, and will make hitching my camper much easier. Its steel construction makes it much sturdier than some of the lighter plastic gates I looked at and should hold up well. An added benefit is being able to see through the tailgate while backing in areas where kids or pedestrians are around. Good product and great service!


Comments
tailgate is holding up well and certainly makes using my 5th wheel camper easier. I plan to buy another one for a newer truck I recently purchased.
mike b - 03/27/2020



- VGD-02-100
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Easy yo install Love it!



- VGD-02-100
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2002 Dodge Ram Pickup

Love the look. East to install. Needed to use my old cables and had to buy some fasteners and washers to attach the cables and also had to buy the hinge bushings. But for the price and the quality I am very happy.


Comments
I havent used the hitch hardware much but I like it. The tailgate is the star. I like it a lot and the open design makes parallel parking in the city so easy. I also get a lot of questions and nice comments about the look.
Jeff - 10/17/2017



- VGD-02-100
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2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Great tail gate fit was great and fast.etrailer is the best.



- VGD-02-100
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Very good much better than the last plastic one I got from stromberg



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2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

Removed tailgate from box looks great made very well heavy duty no scratches or dents perfect can't wait to get on the truck. Would definitely recommend ur products to others. Thanx Randy



- VGD-02-100
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2006 Dodge Ram Pickup

Took just a few minutes to install and adjust latches. It's a solid tailgate yet light weight. I tow my fifth wheel several times a year and this tailgate will save me a lot of bending and straining. It's a great product.



- VGD-02-100
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2008 Dodge Ram Pickup

Tailgate arrived as scheduled and took me about 30 minutes to assemble and install. Black gate on my white truck looks sporty and it will not be painted.



- VGD-02-100
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This is my second 5th wheel tailgate...the other maybe 15 years ago gave ouststanding service. Prompt shipping was a plus. This item looks and functions much like the earlier product and looks and fits perfect.



- VGD-02-100
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The tail gate arrived when we were told it would be, it was high quality and the sales person was very helpful.



- VGD-02-100
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2004 Dodge Ram Pickup

Well built. the only complaints I have is the fitment and the paint. I had to force the gate to get it to latch and it sill does not follow the shape of the bed. It needs to go in about a quarter inch more. I can't adjust it to fit better. There is a run of paint or a blob that settled. Nothing major. would buy again.



- VGD-02-100
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The people at etrailer were great to deal with. Product delivery was prompt and I'm satisfied with service I was given. However, the same cannot be said about the product itself. The instructions included with the tailgate were lacking. A number of rubber disks were included but no mention of what they were used for. I called the factory and they told me the disks were used to space the gate in the opening. Made sense after it was explained but no mention of them in the instructions. I had to add 6 flat washers to each side of the spring locks in order to get the latches to work properly, fortunately I had some laying around the house because none were included with the tailgate. The gap between the fender and the tailgate on the left side is even top to bottom, however the gap on the right side is noticeably uneven, which means the pivot point on the right side was welded in the wrong location. All in all I would give etrailer a 5-star rating for service however product quality would only get about 2 1/2 stars



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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup

I picked up about 1 mile per gallon. The quality and finish is very good. I plan to leave it on for everyday driving to save gas . Thanks for your good service!



- VGD-02-100
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I am pleased with the product. Compairing other 5th wheel tailgates and their prices, I think this a great product for the price. The instruction sheet that came with the product was absolutely worthless. The "how to" video on the etrailer website was, however, very easy to follow, informative and the steps were Shown in an easy to follow sequence.


Comments
Great! Very pleased with this product.
r d - 07/28/2016



- VGD-02-100
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2008 Dodge Ram Pickup



- VGD-02-100
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Great product and service. High quality product.


Comments
we love it!
BONNIE D - 12/19/2020


- VGD-02-100
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2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

Perfect fit ,very durable, easy install exactly what I was looking for. etrailer is beyond great, not only did they price match as promised they shipped quickly. They follow up with your order it’s pretty amazing to get this type of service for just truck and trailer parts, this type of service just doesn’t exist anymore in a digital world. I have purchased stuff at other times and it’s always the same great experience. Thank you I am a etrailer customer for life.



- VGD-02-100
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Great product an great service



- VGD-02-100
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this tailgate seems to be well made, nice paint job fit is great. Install was easy and quick, easy adjustment of latches. I will leave it on my truck from now until........ I no longer worry about possible crunching of my trailer because tailgate is down when hooking up. big worry when bad angles are involved. well worth the price.



- VGD-02-100
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2004 Dodge Ram Pickup

Thank you for your advice and answering my questions about the fifth wheel tailgate. I did purchase one and installed it with no problems. It fit perfectly and I am happy with the quality.



- VGD-02-100
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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup

It is a great tailgate. So much easier to hook up the 5th wheel to the hitch. I highly recommend getting the Open design.thanks again for a great product.



- VGD-02-100
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2003 Dodge Ram Pickup

Package arrived as notified. Price seemed very reasonable. Customer service was very helpful confirming the correct part # to order. Installed in less than 15 minutes. Super happy with the quality and always impressed with Etrailer's attention to detail and willingness to provide support!!



- VGD-02-100
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2003 Dodge Ram Pickup

Love it fits and looks good would buy another one if needed



- VGD-02-100
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2003 Dodge Ram Pickup

Thanks for the really fast service, tailgate arrived in less than two days. The good part was took less than 10 minutes to install!!!!And fit perfect ,without any adjustments. Now hope to gain at least 2mpg. pulling our 5th wheel. Thanks John


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