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Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for Toyota Trucks

Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for Toyota Trucks

Item # VGT-70-4000
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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 Toyota Trucks part number VGT-70-4000 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Stromberg Carlson Tailgate - VGT-70-4000

  • 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.

VGT-70-4000 Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for Toyota Trucks

Installation Details VGT-70-4000 Installation instructions

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Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for Toyota Trucks - VGT-70-4000

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (695 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.

Toyota Tundra

I was wanting a 5th wheel tailgate for my Tundra since I pull a 5th wheel camper and I’m glad I chose the stromberg tailgate, it was easy to install and looks awesome and now I don’t have to worry about ruining my tailgate. I recommend this tailgate to everyone. Thank you etrailer for the great transaction and very fast shipping!

It works and looks great just like the day I installed it. Makes hooking up to camper a breeze! Thanks again etrailer!!
Chris I - 09/13/2019


I like it and I have had several compli ments.


It was easy to put on, but there is about a 4 inch gap between the bottom of the tailgate and the top of the bumper that looks pretty chinsey. Might have to spray paint it to look better.


It's a flimsy plastic tailgate. The fitment isn't the best and the side panels are weak.


Fits like a glove...Good value too


No good!
Wire length is different and
Bad side cover
Than it looks cheap

2010 Toyota Tundra

So easy to install. Looks great! Fit great on our 2010 Toyota Tundra.


There is no provision for the back-up camera from the original tailgate. The tailgate won't take any weight at all. I think it would make sense to reinforce it enough to hold a toolbox.

So far, so good. Stroberg needs to accommodate rear back-up cameras for those embedded in tailgates.
Philip R - 09/06/2020

Toyota Tundra

This tailgate went on my Tundra, the fit was great and it does the job. It's a nice change to order an item and have it work as advertised. thanks

product is working better than I could imagine, best buy for the bucks
Michael R - 06/02/2021


I am pleased with the fit, look and how it suits my needs. It was straight forward to install, and took just a few minutes. It beats the pants off the cost of a new tailgate, even after market.
However, it is plastic, and can't support much weight. I worry someone may sit, or place cargo on it.
Final verdict, I would purchase etrailers products again. The VGT-70-4000 works as an alternative tailgate option. And, it is a beauty for a fifth wheel.

2007 Toyota Tundra

I bought this because I had a damaged OEM tailgate. It arrive with the packaging intact, but one of the mounting points tweaked. It only took a minor quick bend of the metal for this to go on and it looks great. Installed on an 07 Tundra that I use to tow a Reflection 230RL fifth wheel. I’m a little disappointed that the locking/latching mechanism doesn’t have the spring tension to reset itself (you have to manual turn the latch nob for the tailgate to latch close after it’s been opened). But otherwise very happy with both the product and the customer service at etrailer! Would buy again and would buy from etrailer.

2007 Toyota Tundra

Very nice looking product. Fairly easy to install but package was missing the two bolts (MS-125) that hold the tailgate straps to the tailgate. Required a quick trip to Ace Hardware to complete. Also one of the side panel receiver clips (where the screw attaches) stripped out and the left side latch had about a quarter inch free play that allows the gate to rattle. Even after adjusting the truck bed post and the gate lock as far in as possible.

2019 Toyota Tundra

The tailgate is very well made. It has been on our Tundra since December 2019 when we hauled our fifth wheel to Texas from Maine. Absolutely would recommend this tailgate.

2012 Toyota Tundra

I miss my backup camera in the v-gate. someone needs to come up a camera that’s on the back of the cab so we can see the fifth wheel plate and king pin

Toyota Tundra

My louvered tailgate arrived quickly and installation was easy (with a little help w/ my wife). It looks very sporty and I don't need to worry anymore about my fifth wheeler and my Tundra crashing against each other anymore--my stock tailgate is ruined anyway! Thanks etrailer. I'll be recommending your site to fellow fifth wheeler campers.
(Spokane, Wa)


When I install it, it is difficult to install both sides plastic covers. The cutting of the both plastic covers are not perfect to fit it. Because of that, it may break the bottom plastic when install the bottom screws.
After I finished the installation, I found that the key cannot turn to the lock position. It only can turn to open the lock. I have contacted the customer services department. They said they will send parts to me to fix that. Right now , the tailgate is good and work perfectly but it cannot lock.


We needed an RV tailgate to tow our 5th wheel on our vacation. The tailgate looks great, but IT WAS THE SERVICE THAT I RATED EXCELLENT!! I had to have the tailgate by a certain day. I was constantly apprised of the status and I received it well before the deadline. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS COMPANY!!

2013 Toyota Tundra

As usual excellent shipping and service. Tailgate came damaged from being dropped by the shipping company, Luckily I could bend back the metal and any damage was covered by the plastic covers.


Great service, product quality is first class. Thank you


I am very pleased with the look of the Stromberg 4000 tailgate and it was easy to install. I only had a little problem with setting the screw and the metal clip on the bottom left of the tailgate, because of the spacing between a metal reinforcement strip and the bottom of the pivot post was almost too close to allow me to tighten the screw. Minor problem, worked just fine.


Very easy to install! Packaged well! Doesn’t use a latch to secure, so it’s very loose, and the cables don’t function like OEM when opening and closing. Also the center insert is made out of metal, so it doesn’t match the plastic tailgate very well. If you have kids who climb in and out the bed of the truck I would not use this product.


Very easy to install and looks great!

2011 Toyota Tundra

installed tailgate everything ok except gate won`t hit rubber stops so it rattles not seeing anyway to adjust

2014 Toyota Tundra

Haven't installed it yet , but it is better than expected,very strong, sturdy and good looking,plan to keep it on all summer and switch back after camping season.


I am overall happy the the product so far. There was some minor damage to the unit but nothing I couldn’t fix with a screw driver or needle nose pliers.

Good product it it light and it came with all the parts. Overall I’m happy.

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See what our Experts say about this Stromberg Carlson Tailgate

  • 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Towing Tailgate Options for a 2011 Toyota Tundra
    The biggest difference between the Stromberg Carlson Tailgates # VGT-70-100 and part # VGT-70-4000 is the material the tailgates are made of. The # VGT-70-100 is made of a heavy duty steel, powdered coated black to resist corrosion. The # VGT-70-4000 is made of a plastic that has been engineered to be just as strong as the steel tailgates, since it is plastic it will never corrode, and it is much lighter weight. Both tailgates are confirmed to fit your 2011 Toyota Tundra.
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  • Fifth Wheel Tailgate that Fits 2020 Toyota Tundra that is Weight Bearing
    The Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate # VGT-70-4000 that fits your 2020 Toyota Tundra is not weight bearing but we do have the Stromberg Carlson part # VGT-70-100 that fits your vehicle that is rated for 100 lbs. Obviously this wouldn't handle the weight of two adults though.
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  • Availability of Stromberg Carlson 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate # VGT-70-4000 For a 2012 Toyota Tundra
    I spoke with my contact at Stromberg Carlson and they said the Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate, part # VGT-70-4000 will fit your 2012 Toyota Tundra.
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  • Does the Stromberg Carlson 4000 Tailgate Have a Weight Capacity
    I spoke with my contact at Stromberg Carlson and they said that do not give the tailgate # VGT-70-4000 a weight rating because it is not designed to hold any large quantity of weight. They said in the open position, the tailgate will hold a small toolbox, but it is not designed to hold two or three adults at the same time. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Tailgate for 2014 Toyota Tundra with Integrated Lock
    For your 2014 Toyota Tundra, I recommend the Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for Toyota Trucks # VGT-70-4000. This is a great quality item that is confirmed to fit your truck. There is also the Louvered Tailgate Insert for Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate # VI-4000 you can add to this model. There is not an option for a camera but there is an integrated lock on this one. You can get creative to add a camera, but you'd need...
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  • Fifth Wheel Tailgate Recommendation for 2014 Toyota Tundra
    There is a fifth wheel tailgate which is made for Toyota trucks that I strongly recommend you take a look at. The Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for Toyota Trucks # VGT-70-4000 is a confirmed fit for a 2014 Toyota Tundra; it is made from composite plastic so you never have to worry about corrosion and can even has an available insert kit # 4000-V to allow for a more customizable look. I've added links to a video install and review of this tailgate for...
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  • Options for Allow Tailgate To Open on 2011 Toyota Tundra with Electric A-Frame Jack
    There's a few variables that prevent me from knowing exactly what it would take to allow an electric jack to fit with your tailgate open but there are ways to help get more clearance. One way is to go with a longer ball mount that moves the trailer further away from the tailgate when folded down. More on that down below... The other option is a fifth wheel tailgate like part # VGT-70-4000, which is a confirmed fit for your 2011 Toyota Tundra, that has a cut out section to allow clearance...
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