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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-88-100 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Stromberg Carlson Tailgate - VGM-88-100

  • Truck Tailgate
  • Fifth Wheel Tailgate
  • Open-Design Tailgate
  • Stromberg Carlson
  • Steel
  • 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
  • 2 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-88-100 Stromberg Carlson Tailgate - 100 Series

Installation Details VGM-88-100 Installation instructions

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

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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-88-100

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (877 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-88-100
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1989 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

Received my tailgate. Was shipped quickly. I'll install it soon. Thanks for great service. 750219



- VGM-88-100
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Nice solid gate. Installation was so easy, 30 min from opening the box to completion. 633498



- VGM-88-100
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good solid gate 627744



- VGM-88-100
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Pretty rugged design and powder coating was good as well didn’t scratch too easily. Only issues I had and reason for 4 stars I had to modify the lower hinges to fit and work properly and the hinges that locked the gate were kind of a pain to open and close but overall was happy with the product 586563



- VGM-88-100
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1996 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

We received our tail gate sooner than promised, and as promised it fit our older truck just fine. The shipping carton was damaged, but the gate was in perfect shape. There were 2 screws/bolts missing, but it was easy to pick up a couple at the local hardware store. Not a big deal. The gate works just as we had hoped it would. 509737



- VGM-88-100
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1996 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

Price was right ,it was a little lighter built then I was expected,but it works as needed 508991



- VGM-88-100
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1999 GMC C/K Series Pickup

I totally love my new tailgate easy to install look great very strong just wonderful. The people at etrailer are very nice and extremely helpful and prompt; a great pleasure to deal with. 497421



- VGM-88-100
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GOOD PRODUCT! PIVOT TUBES WERE TIGHT AND HAD TO BE ADJUSTED A LITTLE. INSTRUCTIONS NEED TO MORE DETAILED AND THE PICTURES SHOULD BE IN COLOR TO SHOW MORE DETAIL. 485988



- VGM-88-100
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Fit perfectly. Easy installation and looks great. 449388



- VGM-88-100
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1990 GMC C/K Series Pickup

Outstanding fit, installed it in less than 15 minutes. Great customer service. Thank you etrailer.com, you were the only guys that carried this tailgate for my vehicle. 432990



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Looks great and fits perfect to work go od 403122



- VGM-88-100
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1996 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

Great product only problem is delivery box was beat up and shipping 370473



- VGM-88-100
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Fit like a glove !! Makes it a lot easier to hook up trailer 356991



- VGM-88-100
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I was surprised that the tailgate fit so good and is made very sturdy. I was happy that did not cost a lot. 348600



- VGM-88-100
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1998 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

Looks good on the truck. It took away worries of damages to the expensive stock tailgate when hooking up or unhooking the 5th wheel trailer. It's light enough to still open and close during those maneuvers. There are no worries of the power cord getting frayed from rubbing on it. The one drawback is it doesn't lock. I use a bicycle rope lock that is long enough to stay locked during open and close times. 322570



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1998 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

I love this tail gate easy to install and i can see when i back up now. 316194



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We are real satisfied with the new tail gate. It arrived on time as stated. It was easy to install and seams like good heavy material. I was very upset on discovering after being in a Wall Mart parking lot in WI when we arrived at my daughters, someone had stolen not only the tail gate, but also my ladder that was in the back. I've traveled all over the country and never had anything stolen until not. Guess I've been lucky. Next time I park at a Wall Mart or other large parking lot and see rv's parked and someone walking around them, guess I'll go nicely ask if its their rv. 294690



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1999 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

just what I Needed everything in good c ondition 232428



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1998 GMC C/K Series Pickup

Good price, arrived fast and fit good. What else could I ask for?? Would have liked to have hook up for cables but I can fix that. 227165


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Still have and still love
Dale - 09/22/2016

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- VGM-88-100
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1998 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

It was more then I expected 175759



- VGM-88-100
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1997 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

I ordered this tail gate on line I've been looking at tail gates to find quality and I found it with this one. It's made with quality steel and workmanship, I couldn't ask for better. 138160



- VGM-88-100
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I recieved tail gate, it will come in handy for hooking up to 5th wheel with out having to mess with tailgate. Looking forward to camping season this year. 120668



- VGM-88-100
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1997 Chevy K3500

The stromberg Carlson air gate fit like a glove on my 1997 k3500 Chevy. Thumbs up!! 72956



- VGM-07-100
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Review from a similar 100 Series in Tailgate


I would have given it 5 stars but I had to modify bottom corner of gate it keep rubbing against the bed of the truck after that it fit good looks great. Nice product for the money 740139



- VGM-07-100
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Review from a similar 100 Series in Tailgate


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. 650868


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