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

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

Item # VGM-07-4000
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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. Great Prices for the best tailgate from Stromberg Carlson. Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for GM Trucks part number VGM-07-4000 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Stromberg Carlson Tailgate - VGM-07-4000

  • Fifth Wheel Tailgate
  • Truck 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.



VGM-07-4000 Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for GM Trucks

Replaces Stromberg Carlson VGM-07-3500

Installation Details VGM-07-4000 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles



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Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for GM Trucks - VGM-07-4000

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (757 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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Tailgate word perfectly for my needs, I live in northwestern New Mexico and use it spring to fall for 5 th wheel convenience during hookup and dropping trailer. The light weight and v shape eliminates much of the fear of baking normal tailgate into trailer. I don’t have to drop tailgate to hook up. Was difficult to sand rubber inserts to fit on initial install but I got it done, also doesn’t provide theft deterrent from bed as the v opens enough for hand to reach latch on by backflip tonneau cover however I knew that would be the case before I purchased. I am totally satisfied with my tailgate.



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2009 Chevrolet Silverado

I wouldn't suggest anyone buys this. I have it on the truck and with in 25 hours the latch/lock broke. The cables to hold tailgate level aren't even close to the right size they keep falling off when you are able to open it or they get in the way when closing it has a 100lbs weight capacity so standing on it when lowered is not suggested looks ok. As soon as I can I'll build my own out of steel and not plastic



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I received this tailgate quicker than I expected I installed it same day with easy then i went a step further and installed a camera into the tailgate it looks and working awesome looks professionally installed i can back to trailer hitches and also my fifth wheel loading easier don’t have to get out of the vehicle to drop tailgate it’s Awesome thanks for a great product and my fuel mileage has increased also



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Quick installation. All components fit perfectly, making fit-up easy. Really happy with the overall look and functionality.



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2012 GMC Sierra

Shipping was quick.

Trimming involved
in putting caps and lower screws on. Alignment is not the greatest.

Although it will serve it's purpose, you get what you pay for.



by:

Very very simple to install. Did it myself start to finish including removal of old lift gate,15 minutes.



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Chevrolet

Delivery was quick even though there was a weather delay. The Stromberg-Carlson tailgate was as described and looks great. The instructions say not to set on the tailgate because the cables won't support the weight. Even though I used the cables from the Chevy tailgate, I won't be setting on it because the gate itself appears a tad bit flimsy.

Vance P.

2/27/2016

The tailgate is still functioning as designed. After a year, l think I would have rather had a metal tailgate...just more substantial. This one keeps stuff in, though.



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2012 Chevrolet Silverado

very nice product, install took less than half an hour. I wish that the latch would return to standard position and you didn't have to manually latch the gate each time you close it. It's a great replacement product for my OEM and will make the set up and take down of our 5th wheel less time consuming. Which will allow for more time enjoying our trip.

Dean B.

8/24/2017

Great Product, continues to work as it should, their is no signs of wear.



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A very simple phone call with Bill E. with delivery in 4 days. The product-louvered tailgate was exactly what I expected in function, light weight, black, quality, looks.
A good buy for the $ amount.

Gary K.

5/21/2018

everything is going fine-thanks



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I needed a new tailgate after denting my original one. I checked out etrailer for a 5th wheel tailgate. I came across the Stromberg 4000 and liked how it looked. The main reason I chose it was because of the low cost and good reviews. One of the reviews sold me on it was from someone who said they put their backup camera in the new tailgate. I didn't want to give up my backup camera. So I said to myself, if they can do it I can do it. I ordered the tailgate and it was delivered in a timely manner. The installation was easy and fast. The instructions weren't the best, but there's some great video's on etrailer's website that helped out a lot. As far as the better fuel mileage goes, I don't know yet as I've only had it on my truck for a couple of weeks. I would recommend this tailgate. It's already been much more convenient when I hooked up my 5th wheel.



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Great design. Ready to install. Easy to install. This is a great fifth wheel tailgate. It saves my factory tailgate from damage that I have seen others incur.

Richard B.

1/15/2021

It was great for my 2014. However, it wont fit the 2015. Would be nice if their was a way to make it fix. So now it just sits in the garage in the box

Jordan F.

1/19/2021

Your 2015 is actually a different generation than your 2014, which is why it doesn't fit. The same tailgate as your previous model confirmed to fit the 2015 model is # VGM-07-4000.


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2009 Chevrolet Silverado

The product arrived on time as per delivery date information. It is of good quality and was very easy to install.
The most impressive thing about our purchasing experience was the amazing customer service that we got from two staff members, Shawn and Brian.
I tip my hat to a company that prides itself in quality products and great customer service. I would highly recommend doing business with etrailer Corp.

Joe R.

12/28/2018

The product is working fine and the customer service is still exceptional. That’s where I like doing business.



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2011 Chevrolet Silverado

Received the tailgate within 3 business days, all in good condition. Installed within 20 minutes. I did view the installation video on You Tube before I purchased which was very helpful. The printed installation instructions were not all that clear, and without the video may have been quite frustrating.

With the knowledge from the video, installation was a breeze. The product works well, but could use one small improvement. The latch handle does not "spring return" so you have to remember to turn it back after unlatching or the tailgate does not latch again. Over all though, great product.



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2012 GMC Sierra

ordering was super easy; shipping was exactly as expected; product was well packaged; super easy to install; downside for me...my horse trailer gooseneck will not clear cut out when hitching and unhitching. realize I should have checked measurements more carefully before ordering but...no returns once installed so it really doesn't serve my purpose. otherwise really great product and I loved how easy it was to install.



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2008 Chevrolet Silverado

Having the new tailgate makes backing up and locking to the hitch extremely convenient. When camping, we have had quite a few folks comment about the tailgate...



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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Fit like a glove, looks awesome, great price and arrive so fast even here in Alaska!



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We’ve had this tailgate for a year now and still love it! It makes hooking and unhooking our fiver SO much easier. We like the lock feature on the tailgate as well.
Well worth the money and is holding up beautifully! No wear or tear or fading either.



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not the best gate ive had, doesn't latch tight on one side,if you try to adjust then the other side wont latch. middle section is to high. I does not follow the lines of the truck and just doesn't look very good, not near as good as the older steel lovered gats and is to much money for what it is. would not buy again



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Great price, fast, free shipping. The product looks great, easy installation. The pivot inserts included in the package did not fit, but confirmed the 5th wheel tailgate I ordered was the one listed for my truck. Maybe Stromberg Carlson needs to update. Very satisfied overall. The locking handle is a must, now that I know how easily it would be for someone to steal the tail gate off of any truck.



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2009 Chevrolet Silverado

This product installed easily. Looks great on the back of my 2009 Chevy Silverado, is lighter weight than a metal tailgate and is perfect for hitching a 5th wheel. Priced reasonably. Did not have a long wait for item to arrive. It arrived in a matter of a couple of days. Would certainly buy it again.



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2nd Stromberg I have owned, just like like not having to put a tailgate down just to hook up camper



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Very disappointed. Box showed up torn apart, painted metal pieces scratched. Install instructions very difficult. Then the rubber adapter for gate pivot fits on truck but is way to large for the new gate. How can that be it’s your product??? Very surprised by such a crap piece of equipment that was rated 4-5 stars.

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Jenny N.

11/21/2021

I will have our customer service team reach out to you.



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2011 Chevrolet Silverado

Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for GM Trucks Was everything it is said to be. Company was great, shipping was fast. Thank You.



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We like the product a lot. We only had one problem with it. That was the keys, They don't fit. We are not sure if that one piece of metal thats across the lock suppose to come out or move away. Otherwise we like it a lot. It will help us when we are traveling with our 5th wheel. Thank you.

Harold Hughes



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Gets the job done


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