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

Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate with Open Design for GM 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 GM Trucks part number VGM-07-100 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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Stromberg Carlson Tailgate - VGM-07-100

  • Truck Tailgate
  • Fifth Wheel 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.


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


VGM-07-100 Stromberg Carlson Tailgate - 100 Series

Installation Details VGM-07-100 Installation instructions

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

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




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.


Customer Reviews

Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate with Open Design for GM Trucks - VGM-07-100

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (1100 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.

- VGM-07-100
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2013 GMC Sierra

Very easy ordering process, quick delivery, and installation on my 2013 GMC was simple. I even added the logos from the old tailgate. Will definitely shop here for future needs!


Comments
Still working perfectly and still looks great! Wish I had gotten it sooner.
Todd - 07/07/2021


- VGM-07-100
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2013 GMC Sierra

Much better replacement than finding an original factory gate as I dented mine up pretty good with a forklift. I pull 5th wheel and gooseneck quite often so this will be a great accessory. 1 person can install this but will help to have an extra set of hands especially when installing and adjusting the latches. I was impressed with how well this gate lines up with lines of the bed. Flush, clean lines. Doesn't stick out like a sore thumb. I will be color matching the gate eventually to the truck if the powder coat finish starts wearing off as I do paint, sandblast, and powder coat for a living. As far as dealing with etrailer, I ordered on a Monday and Wednesday the truck was backing into our shop dropping off the gate. Can't get much better than that when shipping was included.



- VGM-07-100
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2009 Chevrolet Silverado

We are extremely pleased with the purchase of our 5th Wheel tailgate. Took only 20 minutes from the box to completely installed, including removal of solid tailgate. We will be recommending etrailer to family and friends.


Comments
We love the tailgate, we have traveled over 14,000 miles, with our fifth wheel, it has made life so much easier. It works perfect.
Jim a - 10/27/2017



- VGM-07-100
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This tailgate was here in three days it's lightweight looks good and very easy to assemble had it on the truck 10 minutes after opening box fits great. Thanks e trailer


Comments
The price on this gate was great as I haul a lot of lumber and put a lot of weight on this gate I figured hell if I break it Ill just buy a new one but after a year this gate is still holding strong and I definitely put it through hell everyday thank you again it a great gate
Mike b - 12/30/2016



- VGM-07-100
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The tailgate is outstanding and easy to install. Quite a bargain too.



- VGM-07-100
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Nicely done Team eTrailer - the Stromberg Carlson 100 tailgate I ordered was exactly as advertised. The installation is as easy as the video shows. If you are looking for a nice looking and very functional 5th wheel trailer tailgate, for an outstanding price look no further.



- VGM-07-100
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Arrived very quickly and was exactly as advertised.



- VGM-07-100
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Good for the money had a lot of good comments about it



- VGM-07-100
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2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Good construction, fit was good, looks nice on truck. Better than I expected as far as weight and good look, price for this product is really a bargain. I have paid a lot more for a very good tailgate (600 dollars) turns out it did hold up to backing into a pole. Point is I could have had three of these and still have the good fit, good look and function. Keep up the good work, there is a pole out there somewhere just waiting to jump in back of me. Recommend.


Comments
Just as happy now as the day I put it on. I still recommend highly. Finish still looks new, latches still work okay and I like the look on my truck.
Jim - 06/01/2020


- VGM-07-100
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado New Body

My original tailgate was rusting out. Since I tow a 5th wheel I decided to go with this tailgate. Received it yesterday and installed it today. I am pleased with the looks and can tell hooking up and unhooking my 5th wheel will be a lot easier.



- VGM-07-100
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2011 Chevrolet Silverado

The tailgate arrived right on time. Fit perfectly and looks good. A friend has a 5th wheel tailgate also and said mine looked better and seemed to be better quality. Very happy with the purchase.



- VGM-07-100
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2010 Chevrolet Silverado

It was real easy to put on. Makes it easer to get in & out of the bed of truck. I can put stuff in the back with out putting the tailgate down.



- VGM-07-100
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I love this tailgate it's strong, but lightweight and I can still haul things when I'm not pulling a gooseneck great product


Comments
It has taken a beating and still holding up very well and love it still
Brian S - 03/10/2021


- VGM-07-100
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado

tailgate holds up well - caught my 5th wheel when it rolled off hitch. This prevented further damage - tailgate has only a minor bend. What a lifesaver !!!



- VGM-07-100
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2013 GMC Sierra

Tailgate shipped quick with no scratches, but top left corner was bent, I was able to straighten it with a rubber mallet ,probably dropped somewhere along the way. I installed it in about 20 minutes, looks good works good, was what I was expecting. Would buy again ,this product from this vendor.


Comments
Working great for me, would not hesitate to purchase again.
Donald - 04/17/2019



- VGM-07-100
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2013 GMC Sierra

Perfect size!! Quick delivery!!



- VGM-07-100
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Wish it had 1 release instead of 2 to open it. Did like the insert for the left hand side on the hinge points. Made it fit tight. Will be using it when we pull the 5th wheel camper. Do not need to put down the tailgate when hitching up to the camper. With this tailgate, it will help with fuel economy because of flow thru design. It will hold items in the back of the pickup.


Comments
I like it. On the other hand my wife doesnt. She cannot pull out both sides at once to put the tailgaite down. Very stiff springs
Sherry S - 02/26/2017



- VGM-07-100
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Package arrived after a little delay with shipping, but the shipping company, Estes, was very professional and had great customer service. Having online videos on the installation of the tailgate and 5th wheel hitch was extremely helpful.



- VGM-07-100
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2008 GMC Sierra

Good looking tailgate. I think they should include the cables with the gate. Nice fit



- VGM-07-100
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado

I've order a tailgate once before fore my 2000 Ford F250 and was really satisfied with that one. I now have a 2008 Chevy Silverado and wanted one like it. Upon receiving the tailgate and opening I was once again really satisfied. The tailgate is so easy to install the hardware and to finally install on the pickup. I highly recommend etrailer for your pickup and trailer needs.



- VGM-07-100
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This was just what I wanted - simple and functional. It was very easy to install. etrailer.com delivered it quickly. All I had to improvise was PVC shims on both sides of the pivot points to keep the tailgate centered. It was easy.


Comments
I connected the pull pins with a small plastic-covered wire rope. This made unlatching the the pull pins a one-handed operation and protected the paint from wearing off. I am extremely satisfied. Now if they could put a back-up camera in it to replace the new tailgates - that would be great.
William W - 08/25/2017



- VGM-07-100
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2013 Chevrolet Silverado


Comments
It still looks and works like new. No problems with it.
David - 04/09/2022


- VGM-07-100
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I was extremely impressed and confident using a phone order! [online] has been my only lave to do phone ordering and I now feel just as confident, if not more with your staff!



- VGM-07-100
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It is exactly as advertised, good quality & craftsmanship. it should last for many years to come as long as I don't abuse it too much.



- VGM-07-100
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Tail gate is just what I was looking for. Fits good, looks good and works great. I had to make a trip to obtain (2) metric nuts to attach the OEM cables to the gate. I paid Lowe's $0.95 for the self locking nuts. I would have been glad to pay twice as much to be included in the attachments with the gate. This is a required nut and should be included in the gate supplies.


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