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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. Great Prices for the best tailgate from Stromberg Carlson. Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate with Open Design for GM Trucks part number VGM-99-100 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Stromberg Carlson Tailgate - VGM-99-100

  • Fifth Wheel Tailgate
  • Truck 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.


  • 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
  • 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


  • Weight capacity: 100 lbs
  • 1-Year limited warranty

VGM-99-100 Stromberg Carlson Tailgate - 100 Series

Installation Details VGM-99-100 Installation instructions

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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.

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Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate with Open Design for GM Trucks - VGM-99-100

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (1255 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.

2003 Chevrolet Silverado

One year ago I purchased this model tailgate for my 2003 Silverado. I found immediately that delivery of it as without exception the fastest. This tailgate made the act of hooking and unhooking from my 5th wheel trailer was simplified tremendously. The visual of the Pin lining up with the hitch was very clear.
The Tailgate did require some minor assembly by me however minimal tools were all that was needed for the assembly. This took a mere 30 minutes for me to perform and the tailgate fit perfectly. It still looks great to this day and performs excellently. I recommend this product without reservation.

Keith J.


I am just as happy with the tailgate as i was when I purchased it. Great Product.

2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic

Fast and easy install, makes hooking up the trailer a breeze


I received and attempted to install the tailgate. The pins and the receivers on the tailgate are of different size. The pins are 1.25 inch diameter and the receivers internal dims on the tailgate 1.125 or even slightly less.

It looks to me as though the tailgate receivers where designed for a 1" pin

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.


With a 2007 Chevy Silverado there are two body styles the Classic and New Body style. The Classic has a separate housing for turn signals, divided by some trim. The New Body has the front turn signal integrated into the one piece headlight housing. Based on the installation difficulties and picture of the front of trucks light housing you have the New Body style and would need part # VGM-07-100.

2006 Chevy Silverado


Daniel H.


still looks great and works great



Hi Daniel, I have a 2006 GMC dually and was considering this gate. Do you still like it? The Stromberg website says it does not work with the composite box, which a dually box is certainly composite in 2006- but it installed and continues to work well for you?thanks for your input! shawn

Etrailer Expert

Rachael H.


Thanks for your comment. I have confirmed with Stromberg Carlson and the note for the composite box exclusion is specifically for the 1500 series GM trucks. There was a limited production with the bed box that was composite and the internal dimensions are not the same. For your 2006 GMC dually (which is likely a 3500) the # VGM-99-100 tailgate will fit.


Great product. Made of sturdy durable materials and easy enough to install. Perfect for our 5th wheel. We no longer have to drop the tailgate every time we want to hook up the trailer. Looks great on our truck too.


Product was in new condition and the shipping service was outstanding. (I have used this product previously)

The box appear to have been opened and reclosed poorly (maybe a return). Some mounting hardware was loose in the box and a self locking nut was missing, not a problem for me.


I will never deal with etrailer again. To many problems with you guys.Total night mare with shipping and returns. Please don't contact me again asking me to help you sell other company products.

2001 Ram 3500

Highly recommend this tailgate. Good quality. Super easy install on a 2001 Chevy 3500 dually. Absolutely the BEST customer service ever from etrailer. Amazing service!! Fast shipping. Definitely recommend this company. Thanks Michelle!

2001 Chevrolet Silverado

Just bought this for my 2001 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Duramax and its a great product, fit just like a glove one slight modification with the tailgate wires. I received it days before they said I would very happy with the product and staff. Thanks eTrailer!!!


Ordered on the 14th received on the 16th, it doesn't get any better than that.
Had old gate off and 5th wheel gate on in less than 45 minutes.
Fits great, looks great, no problems what so ever.


Watched the installation video before I purchased and it only took 20 minutes or less to install. I really like the fact that you just bolt the latches on and adjust to the contours of the truck


Couldn’t be happier with this tailgate

2005 GMC Sierra

Great gate, and even better customer service!! Love how easy it was to install, looks great.

2002 GMC Sierra

Love it fit great and looks good now I just need my fifth wheel

2004 Chevrolet Silverado

This tail gate is light weight and fits well. The tubes connecting the tail gate to the truck are a little too light weight. If the tail gate is down and you are on a bouncy dirt road, the tail gate will fall off!




2006 Chevrolet Silverado

After some initial 'fitting' issues, the tailgate has been great. The 'fitting' issues were related to a lower right corner being bent so the gate would not slide onto the truck fitting. Numerous calls to etrailer seeking help, then we figured out that the gate was bent enough to prevent the precise install. Since that time we have not had any issues.
Some of the finish has worn off in joints and some rust color is showing. We are not sure what to do about that. The powder coating perhaps was lacking in some manner.
The gate is fine, priced right for value and appearance. Recommend for anyone looking for this type of flow gate.

Jack Armstrong
Boise, Idaho

Joyce A.


The gate is great and we use it all the time.Thanks


could stand to be a bit stronger, but fit good and i like the look

2000 GMC Sierra

I have seen these tailgates for double their asking price. So I figured why not try it. I sent for it and when it came in, I took off the old tailgate,put the fifth wheel tailgate on. I have not taken it off. Went on ultra easy,works great !!!. I cannot say enough good about. Truly is some of the best money I've spent.



as good as the day I installed it !!

2006 GMC Sierra

The service was fast, and the product was as advertised. About 5 minutes to install, and it fit perfectly. Even the factory tailgate cable fit right in. The only thing I would suggest is nuts and washers for the tailgate cables. Great product and service. Love it.

Jerry M.


Had it a year. Still holding up well.


Received the product in good time and overall condition. Did the minor assembly and removed the factory tailgate and installed the new one in approximately thirty minutes. It appears to be a great value at this time.

Harley K.


Absolutely no problems. I take it off and on when hooked up to my fifth wheel camper so that I can access and raise the generator door. I like the ease of taking the tailgate off and putting it back on.

2005 Chevrolet Silverado

Fits great, looks great!!!

2000 Chevrolet Silverado

I have been very pleased with my tailgate. Installation was simple, finish has held up well. Etrailer was very easy to work with. Would recommend.

Randell C.


Has worked very well for me.


My order was received expeditiously.. I purchased the tailgate as a gift... it has not been installed due to inclement weather . My son however, seems to be pleased with it...



he tailgate was a gift for my son... he apparently loves it...!

2003 Chevrolet Silverado

yes, my tail gate fit as they said it would, Very easy.
It comes on and off very easy also.
I just take it off of the Truck and lean it up against the wheel and it is out of the way, and in about 10 seconds it is back on, No problems.

Great product.

Jim T.


It still works as good today as it did the day I bought it, I wish that everything that I bought , held up as good. great product keep making things that do as you say they do. thank you for remembering me.


should have put this on my truck years ago quality product at a good price

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