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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

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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. Lowest Prices for the best tailgate from Stromberg Carlson. Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for GM Trucks part number VGM-14-4000 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Stromberg Carlson Tailgate - VGM-14-4000

  • 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


  • Dimensions: 61-1/2" long x 23-1/2" tall
  • Weight: 34 lbs
  • Weight capacity: 100 lbs
  • 2-Year warranty

Note: Not rated for weight bearing applications. Do not stand on the gate.

VGM-14-4000 Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for GM and Chevrolet Trucks

Installation Details VGM-14-4000 Installation instructions

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Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for GM Trucks - VGM-14-4000

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (540 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.

- VGM-14-4000
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Pleased with the appearance of it on my truck but a little disappointed with the tailgate latch located on the rear passenger side of the truck. The latch does does not function properly. We've made necessary adjustments from what the instruction manual recommended but the latch still does not latch properly allowing the tailgate to easily open part way.

- VGM-14-4000

Fast shipping fairly easy installation could have saved time if watched video before installing. Would be a better product if the latches had some lateral or eccentric adjustment to pull the door snug. Doesn’t make sense to have to adjust door striker post every time you install the door then adjust it back again when you reinstall the factory tailgate. You should be able to adjust the latches to the truck and make fine adjustments one time. The plastic covers on the ends could be a little heavier I can see having to replace them after a couple of years use due to cracking.

Only used it two times easy to install one latch does not snug up securely but does latch even with adjusting door post. Makes hookup a lot easier as you do not have too lower tailgate when hooking up 5th wheel.
Jim - 12/30/2020

- VGM-14-4000

Excellent product. No problems this past year. Had a bad lock out of the box but you replaced it immediately. Good customer service!! Would be nice if your gates accommodated a backup camera.

Overall has been an excellent gate. Would like see a better latch system.
Vern S - 04/25/2021

- VGM-14-4000

Tailgate looks great. Wish it closed more securely and didn’t have the “play” in the latch when closed. Overall a decent product, that Installed quickly,

- VGM-14-4000

Great deal for the price. One metal end was damaged in shipping, just bent a little. I did install a backup camera. I like the locking feature, my last one was stolen.

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

#1 No paperwork included, instructions, warranty, parts list, etc. #2 Didn't fit. Had to grind approx 1/4 inch off of the passenger side fitting and trim plastic off of both sides in order to install the tailgate. I know this is a Stromberg problem and not an etrailer one, but you asked for a review. 3. Those pieces of foam to hold the plastic trim pieces are nothing but pure garbage!

- VGM-14-4000

The quality of the tailgate has greatly increased over the years. Ease of assembly is very good. I would definately by another one from etrailer.

- VGM-14-4000

The tail gate does everything I wanted it to do, however, it didn't come with a rear camera nor did it have a solution to resolve the issue. I ended up buying a conversions kit to mount the rear camera on my license plate bracket. The second camera was quite a bit better than the 1st camera that failed after a couple of weeks. Now my only problem is getting rid of the brand new tail gate that came with the truck.

- VGM-14-4000

Love It!! Easy to install and remove as necessary

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2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Passenger side end plate was damaged. With hammer and what not, was able to fix. The rest of the tailgate was fine. Am very happy with the tailgate, will make hookup and unhooking ease. Looks cool on truck.

- VGM-14-4000

The tailgate is well made. Very solid with a good finish. My original tailgate had a back up camera. I was able to order a duplicate camera that I installed in the new gate. Now I just have to unplug the factory connection when I switch gates and plug in the new camera and install the new 5th wheel tailgate. Takes just a few minutes. When I’m now traveling I put my factory tailgate back on. There is a bushing on the drivers side hinge that is something hard to line up but that might just be me. This cut out tailgate is a great addition and makes hooking up simple with no bent or damaged truck parts

- VGM-14-4000

Didn’t receive the the correct hardware for The bracket for the lift gate side. 3/8 size. I installed 1/4X 20. 1” long. It’s a really great product. I had to make the holes bigger, on the bracket. Also had adjust the passenger side latch. And lubed bothe brackets as well.

- VGM-14-4000

Great product. I modified it to mount a back up camera.

- VGM-14-4000

Very happy with this tailgate. I use it mainly when pulling my bvn 5th wheel. It goes on and off easily. I was able to install a backup camera on it which works well.

- VGM-14-4000

This is the 2nd tailgate we have bought. The first was for a 2000 GMC pickup to haul a newly purchased 5th wheel. We decided to take a trip out west and found the old 2000 was barely up to the task. We sold that truck and bought a new 2019 GMC 3/4 ton heavy duty diesel. The first purchase for the new truck was this tailgate. Needless to say we have been more than happy with them. They won't hold a lot of weight so we are careful about that.

- VGM-14-4000

Great tailgate !!!!

Looks great, works great !!!! Would buy one again if ever needed !!!!
Doug B - 06/18/2020

- VGM-14-4000

tailgate serves the purpose well, my only complaint is it had to be modified to allow use of my backup camera. the camera is standard and the tailgate should have been made to work with it.

- VGM-14-4000

Easy install and fit was good. Only thing I would like to see changed is the addition of an OEM camera mount. Highly recommend this product.

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2019 GMC Sierra 2500

thanks to e-trailer all of the items I order came as described and on time ... tailgate and wiring harness fit well and with the on-videos provided by e-trailer were very easy to install.....thanks again

- VGM-14-4000

Love it easier to load 5th wheel

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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

It's light weight and allows air flow while towing my fifth wheel trailer. Also, I can leave the gate up while hooking up.

- VGM-14-4000

Not happy with instructions, very vague and pictures to small to really see anything. Doesn't fit on drivers side very well, have to pry it to latch. After covers placed on left and right made the bars that move latches binding. Not really happy with instillation. Other then that it looks good.

- VGM-14-4000

I installed the tailgate today and every thing was just great. Working with troy on all my purchases has been a wonderful experience. Looking forward to buying something else. Bob Cole

- VGM-14-4000
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

easy to install, needs a back-up camera

great, no problems, beats worrying about bending up factory tailgate when hooking up the camper.
Daryl W - 05/12/2019

- VGM-14-4000

Overall very happy with the prompt service. This is my second purchase from your company. Only issue I had was there were two nuts missing from package that were necessary to complete install. Fortunately I was able to get and complete. Not your fault but the manufacturer should be more careful in their packaging process. I know you would have taken care of but I needed to get the job done ASAP. Thanks again

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