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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-14-100 can be ordered online at or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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Stromberg Carlson Tailgate - VGM-14-100

  • 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.


  • 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 with powder coat for rust resistance
  • 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


  • Dimensions: 61-1/2" long x 23-1/2" tall
  • Weight: 37 lbs
  • Weight capacity: 100 lbs
  • 1-Year warranty

VGM-14-100 Stromberg Carlson Tailgate - 100 Series

Installation Details VGM-14-100 Installation instructions

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Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate with Open Design for GM Trucks - VGM-14-100

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (1107 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.


This is a great medium duty tailgate. I like it because I can reach thru the gaps to my tool boxes.


Nice tail gate. I put 3/8 all thread rod in each end and put between 2 stands for I could turn it to paint it. I took the rings off latch and put a washer on each one they closed a lot easier


Fit very nice easy to install and works great

Still works great I do think it should come with the factory cables I bought after market one and they didn’t hold up at all so disappointed in the fact it didn’t come with cables to hold the tailgate when it is down
Mark - 05/20/2022


I had but one gripe, there was a weld in the way of putting the passenger side bracket in and had to grind the bracket back to work around the weld. after that all went well and after adjusting the the latches, it closes tight and secure. will need to put gate support cables on it for ease of mind. the look , fit and finish are great .


Tailgate is of solid quality and does just what it is supposed to - this is the second one I have purchased. Supplied instructions (esp. the pictures) from Stromberg leave a bit to be desired, but with enough head scratching you can figure them out. Note - be cautious if you use the install video narrated by the bearded young man - he has the rubber latch pads incorrectly installed. Also, contrary to what this gentleman states, I cannot find replacement tailgate safety cables for sale on etrailer. The cables they show as recommended for purchase with this tailgate are not for this purpose.

Still fully satisfied with this tailgate. Did solve the cable issue. Just measure up the originals on your truck and head to your local auto parts store. The ones needed for my 2017 Silverado are sold as replacements for a Toyota.
Ruth P - 07/17/2018


Item came quickly and is well made. When the need arises, we will definitely use etrailer again!


This is a very nice tailgate for my 2015 GMC truck, had one for my 2004 truck. Thank you BRANDI T. for updating & keeping tracking on my product.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

I was a little confused in the order process. I had a Ford truck with the open tailgate that did not fit my new Chevy. I wanted to make sure I was ordering the correct one for my truck. The one I got from etrailer fits perfectly.
The tailgate arrived with the box taped at the corner and the tailgate had a crimp in it. I was given a part credit toward paint and it will be fixed to be perfect like my new truck. I am completely satisfied.

The tailgate is great. Thanks for asking!
Granny D - 09/14/2016


Product fit well and looks good. The installation was straight forward, but the directions were vague. Even with the help of the videos without some common since and a mechanical background it would have been difficult to install.


I have had a lot of people comment on how they like the gate it works out good for me hauling my 5th wheel


Skip welds appeared to be to hot in some spots giving the appearance of weld lines on the finished side.
Had to grind down the weld were the pivot bracket had to be attached.
Tailgate will work great for our needs, just think the price was a bit high for the quality of this item.


I am completely satisfied with the tail gate. It works very well and also saves me fuel mileage. The reason I purchased was because I own a fifth wheel and knew it was a matter of time before I damaged the factory tailgate. I can back under the trailer with no issues or damage to the truck or trailer. Thank you very much. I am also looking for a stone guard to attach to the truck receiver and would appreciate any info you can give me.


Package arrived on time and in good con dition


This product fit well. it took 30 minutes or so the install.
One the the parts came in damaged.
Etrailer was helpful and placed the replacement on order.

I ordered also the hardware package for future use 5 to 8 years down the road.

I also order new tailgate straps and left the originals with the tail gate that was removed.

This tailgate went on a new truck so I plan to have it painted.
I am pleased with the outcome.

2016 GMC Sierra 3500

The tailgate arrived in a timely fashion with no damage. It was a lot more heavy duty than I thought it would be from the description. It is a very sturdy and well built tailgate for the price. The black powder coating looks great but I'll be painting mine this weekend to match the color of my truck. I would definitely recommending buying this tailgate if you have a fifth wheel and you don't want to spend a fortune.

2016 Chevrolet Silverado

Great product makes hooking up my trailer much easier. Only wish I could get a back-up camera that would easily hook up to my 2016 Silverado I miss my back-up camera when I remove my OEM tailgate.


The product went onto the bed of the Chevy nicely. It looks very nice contrasted against the white body paint. The adjustment of the latches took a little time but by the third attempt the tailgate does not rattle while driving down the road. The hinges work well and the latches come open easily.
Nice product.


So far so good, the part was received without issue and very much ontime. The condition from shipping shows no issues although the box was beatup on the ends which concerned me because this is the thinnest part of the tail gate. The part was in good condition and I was surprised on how heavy and durable it looks. I have not installed it as of yet but will followup in about a year after I have had a chance to use it.


Awesome Tailgate! Easy to install. Looks great. Glad I ordered it!!!

2015 GMC Sierra 2500

Everything went real fine. Shipping was great and I had it installed
in 1 hour. I also added the camera to it. I'm very happy, thank you!

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

i relieved my tailgate in about 3 day from order. It was in excellent shape when I open the box. Fit my 2014 chevy 1500 excellent. Have already been telling friend about this company

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500


The tailgate really makes connecting my 5th wheel a snap. Glad I bought it.
PAUL S - 12/07/2017

2017 GMC Sierra 2500

Arrived early, perfect fit! Easy 20 minute install.

Awesome! Purchased this for my gas 17 GMC, then we upgraded our 5th wheel and changed trucks to a 15 Chevrolet Diesel. Swapped over with no mods needed.
Rick - 08/05/2019


Good quality. Instructions could be be tter


We purchased over 40 of these and had no problems, they fit well, were easy to install and held up well.

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    We get asked this question a lot. There is not a mount for your camera that is directly compatible with the Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for GM Trucks # VGM-14-4000 or any of the other replacement options like the Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate with Open Design for GM Trucks # VGM-14-100. I am aware that people have made this work, but I don't have anything that is a direct fit. It will require customization.
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    I spoke with a representative from Stromberg Carlson about the Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate with Open Design for GM Trucks, part # VGM-14-100. I was informed the passenger side pivot ring should not be welded to the end plate. It is bolted on because different model trucks do not use the same passenger side pivot ring. I was told if your pivot ring has been welded on the end plate, you can cut it off and bolt the new pivot ring on its place. I have included a video of...
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  • Which 2-1/2 Inch Weight Distribution Shank Has the Longest Length
    I have attached a list of all the weight distribution shanks we have that will fit into the 2-1/2" receiver tube opening on your 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 for you. Out of these options, the Reese Titan Weight Dist Shank part # RP54977 has the longest distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the bolt hole which is 11-1/2". The rest of the weight distribution shanks we offer that fit into a 2-1/2" receiver tube opening only offer 8" from the center of the hitch...
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