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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 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
  • 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.


  • 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   (696 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.


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


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


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.

I will have our customer service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 11/21/2021


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.

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.


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


Works great


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.


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.

everything is going fine-thanks
gary k - 05/21/2018

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.

The product is working fine and the customer service is still exceptional. That’s where I like doing business.
Joe R - 12/28/2018


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.

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.
Vance P - 02/27/2016

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.

Great Product, continues to work as it should, their is no signs of wear.
Dean B - 08/24/2017


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.

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
Richard B - 01/15/2021

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...

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.

2011 Chevrolet Silverado

was disappointed that gate could not be painted, had purchased $75.
00 worth of automotive paint and clear before gate arrived, and now cannot return it or use it.... should have mentioned that in the ad for the gate !!!! also the passenger side does not fit tight, have tried to loosen and adjust but won't work, guess I will have to put a bungi on it to pull it tight, and that is ashamed, for the amount of money paid to purchase.. I will say install was easy other than the problems trying to get it from rattling. Just have to live with it now. I dare you to post this review.

According to Stromberg Carlson, the tailgate itself should not be painted but if the optional # 4000-V
Louver Insert Kit for Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Tailgates
louver kit is purchased, the louvers can be painted. From what my Stromberg rep tells me, the tailgate striker pins on the truck can be adjusted to improve the tailgates fit.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 07/25/2019

2012 GMC Sierra

ordering was super easy; shipping was exactly as expected; product was well packaged; super easy to install; downside for horse trailer gooseneck will not clear cut out when hitching and unhitching. realize I should have checked measurements more carefully before ordering returns once installed so it really doesn't serve my purpose. otherwise really great product and I loved how easy it was to install.


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.

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.


Gets the job done

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.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

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

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

W just got the tailgate but our first pressing is 5hat it is a good product. It appears to be exactly as described and cam quickly. So fa= ar very 0leased


The tailgate is great. The first package i received was all torn up and missing ALL parts. I called customer service and they promptly sent me a new package and made arrangements for Fedex to pickup the old package. The new package arrived 3 days later and although the box was in tact I was still missing 1 part. I ended up just goung to my local hardware store and bought the missing part. Great item! Best price! Overall a disappointing experience.


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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