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Louvered Tailgate Insert for Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate

Louvered Tailgate Insert for Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate

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Attach this durable metal gate insert to your tailgate when you are not towing your fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailer. The louvered insert completes the tailgate for a solid, sleek look and helps to prevent cargo in your truck bed from flying out. Lowest Prices for the best tailgate from Stromberg Carlson. Louvered Tailgate Insert for Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate part number VI-4000 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Stromberg Carlson Tailgate - VI-4000

  • Tailgate Insert
  • Truck Tailgate
  • Louvered Tailgate
  • Stromberg Carlson
  • 41-1/2 Inch Wide

Attach this durable metal gate insert to your tailgate when you are not towing your fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailer. The louvered insert completes the tailgate for a solid, sleek look and helps to prevent cargo in your truck bed from flying out.


Features:

  • Tailgate insert fits into your tailgate when you are not towing your 5th-wheel or gooseneck trailer
    • Helps to prevent cargo from flying out of your truck bed
  • Louvered design maintains the aerodynamic styling of your tailgate
  • Glass-filled, black composite metal construction is strong and durable
  • Rust-resistant, metallic black powder coat matches your tailgate
    • Insert can be painted to accommodate your own style
  • Aluminum drive nuts are drilled into tailgate for a secure installation - hardware included
    • Insert can be removed by adjusting a few bolts when you are ready to tow
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 4000 Series 5th-wheel louvered tailgates
  • Dimensions: 41-1/4" long x 11-3/4" tall x 1-1/4" deep
  • 2-Year warranty


VI-4000 Stromberg Carlson Insert for 4000 Series Fifth Wheel Louvered Tailgate




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Louvered Tailgate Insert for Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate - VI-4000

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (23 Customer Reviews)

Attach this durable metal gate insert to your tailgate when you are not towing your fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailer. The louvered insert completes the tailgate for a solid, sleek look and helps to prevent cargo in your truck bed from flying out.

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I originally purchased this tailgate to put on when I tow my Fifth Wheel trailer, but I like it and have left it on the pickup. I did order the part to cover the V opening in the tailgated so things I haul are more secure.



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Make quick release pins thanks. A little bit to pricey by itself, maybe include it with the tailgate?



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Early delivery; fits. Only minus is it installed with 12 bolts. A piano hinge, 2 barrel bolts and minor drilling modified it to work better (I need to not have to remove 12 bolts every time I hook and drop; sometimes every day.). Looks great; secures bed.



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Easy to install by following the instructions. I replaced the mounting screws with thumb screws so I do not need a screwdriver to remove it when hooking and unhooking from the trailer.



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Fit was very good on tailgate.looks good on truck



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It looks good on the 5th wheel tailgate. I don't haul a 5th wheel trailer. I put the insert on so it would look more like a regular tailgate.



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I have not yet installed this, because it almost seems like it would be too much work to keep removing the hardware in order to use the tailgate for my 5th wheel...then reattaching it afterwards.



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Very nice add to the tail gate part. Easy to put on. I like the fact it covers the area that would be left open with just the 5th wheel gate.



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Love the tailgate. On my black f350 it looks like a factory tailgate.



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looks great on the truck with the tailgate i purchased with it



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Looks and fits well. I slotted the screw holes so I will not have to remove all the screws to remove and install. Quick install and remove with the slots installed. Fills the gap and looks good.



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Holes didn’t lineup correctly, slight modification and it works



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This was the only part of the tailgate that was descent.



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like it for when I haul things in my truck when I do not have hitch in



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Just as advertised. Good replacement for my bowed tail gate!



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Tailgate is what we wanted



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Ordered And recieved my vi400 in 4 days, installation took 15 min, looks great



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The V1 fits as advertied and was a 15 min. Install. Shipping was immediate and pricing is excellant. Thx.



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fit good, blocks off open space



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Easy install, fast shipping.



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looks great.


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Ask the Experts about this Stromberg Carlson Tailgate

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  • Recommended Tonneau Cover to Use with Louvered Tailgate on 2015 Ford F-350
    The Louvered Tailgate Insert # VI-4000 that you referenced will work perfectly to provide a finished look for the Stromberg Carlson 4000 Louvered Tailgate # VG-97-4000 on your 2015 Ford F-350 when you aren't towing. For a tonneau cover that will work great on your F-350 to further secure the bed and protect your cargo from the elements I recommend the Extang Trifecta Signature 2.0 Soft Folding Tonneau Cover # EX94720 if you have the 6-3/4 foot bed and # EX94725 if you have the 8 foot...
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  • Fifth Wheel Tailgate with Inserts for 2016 Ram 3500
    For your 2016 Ram 3500 the Stromberg Carlson # VGD-10-4000 is a fit and does have an insert kit. Use both # VI-4000 and # 4000-V.
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  • Does the Louvered Tailgate Insert # VI-4000 Completely Block the View to the Inside of Truck Bed
    Using the Louvered Tailgate Insert # VI-4000 will obscure a good portion of the truck bed but it won't block it completely. The openings in the insert are straight on and not angled like on slightly open mini blinds on a window. So if you were close to the openings you could see straight into the bed.
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  • 5th Wheel Tailgate Recommendations for a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500
    We have 2 different 5th wheel tailgates that I recommend for your 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The best one for your application really just comes down to what style you like better. The Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate # VGD-02-100 is made of heavy-duty steel and has a powder coat finish that can be painted to match the color of your truck. This has a weight capacity of 100 lbs but it is see-through. The other design we have is the Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered...
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    Thank you for all of the details! It is true that using a hitch extender will reduce the weight capacity of the trailer hitch on your 2015 Ram 1500 (or any vehicle for that matter) by 50% so unless your hitch is rated high enough to take the hit and still be rated higher than your towing setup we need to look at another option. I'm not sure why you need the clearance or what weight distribution (WD) system you currently have but most WD systems use the same type of design so you might...
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  • Can the Stromberg Carlson 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate for a 2014 Ford F-250/350 Be Painted
    The Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate part # VG-97-4000 which is a fit for a 2014 Ford F-250/F-350 can be paint matched to the vehicle. That said, if done so I would add the Louver Insert Kit part # 4000-V and the Louvered Tailgate Insert part # VI-4000 and have these painted as well for a very nice and clean finished install look. The finish of the product will all come down to proper prep work which is why this part would be best left to a professional.
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  • Fifth Wheel Tailgate Recommendation for 2019 Ford F-250
    We do have fifth wheel tailgates that fit your 20219 Ford F-250 and the one I recommend is the Stromberg Carlson part # VG-15-4000. This is made from a strong-as-steel plastic that makes it much lighter and also won't corrode like a metal tailgate. We also have the Louvered Tailgate Insert # VI-4000 which would fill in the cut out if ever needed as well!
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    A louvered tailgate like the Stromberg Carlson # VGD-10-4000, which is confirmed to fit your 2017 Ram 2500, is a great solution that will allow you to slide your hitch back without having to drop the tailgate. This custom tailgate is specifically designed to eliminate the need to lower the tailgate when hooking up the trailer or in your case when a sliding hitch is moved back so that the pin box is no longer dropped inside the bed. The cutout on the tailgate allows a 5th wheel pin box...
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  • 5th Wheel Tailgate Options For 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup
    We carry several fifth wheel tailgates that are a fit for your 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup. I have attached a link to each of them you can choose from. I recommend the Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate, part # VGD-02-4000. This is a black composite plastic frame with louvers, which resists corrosion, and comes with a keyed center release locking mechanism that locks the tailgate in closed position, allows for single-handed release, and includes 2 keys. I also recommend...
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  • Will Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series Louvered Tailgate Work With 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty?
    The Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock # VG-15-4000 is confirmed to work with your 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty. It is not designed to have the backup camera attached, however. This is the only fifth wheel tailgate available for your truck, though it is a great option. It is made of powerfully strong composite plastic, will resist theft due to it's locking feature and is also made right here in the United States of America. Additionally, there is the option...
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  • 5th Wheel Tailgate with Lock Compatiblity with 2018 Ram 2500 Big Horn
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  • 5th Wheel Tailgate Options For A 2004 Dodge Ram 3500
    I have two excellent 5th wheel tailgate options for your 2004 Dodge Ram 3500. For this, you can either choose from the Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate part # VGD-02-100 or the Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate part # VGD-02-4000. Unfortunately, a mesh tailgate will not provide you with the clearance needed for towing a 5th wheel trailer. The Stromberg Carlson 4000 has an integrated lock in addition to providing them same improved visibility and...
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  • Can Stromberg Carlson VGD-02-4000 5th Wheel Tailgate Be Painted
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    The only 5th wheel tailgate option we have your your 2014 Ford F150 is the Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for Ford Trucks # VG-04-4000 which is a composite material. It is an extremely strong and durable reinforced plastic and has a clean look. It also has the option of adding the Louvered Tailgate Insert for Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate # VI-4000 and Louver Insert Kit for Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Tailgates...
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  • Will Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate Fit 2011 Ram 1500 with RamBoxes
    The RamBoxes on your 2011 Ram pickup don't really affect the size of the tailgate as much as they do the internal space of your truck bed. If you check out the attached installation picture and video you can see where we installed the Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate # VGD-10-4000 on a 2017 Ram 2500 with the RamBox option. If you would like to add some more privacy to your tailgate then you can install the Louver Insert Kit # 4000-V. You can also install the...
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  • Stromberg Carlson Fifth Wheel Tailgate Fit for a 2013 Chevrolet 3500HD Dually
    The Sromberg Carlson # VGM-07-4000 is indeed a fit for your 2013 Chevy 3500 Dually. There are also louvered insert kits available that you might be interested in, part # 4000-V and # VI-4000. To see an installation video, click the provided link.
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  • Covering the Open Parts of a 5th Wheel Tail Gate on a 2008 Dodge Ram
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    For a 5th wheel style tailgate confirmed as a fit for your 2017 Ford F-250 you'd want the part # VG-15-4000 which is a confirmed fit. The notched out portion of the tailgate in the center is 12 inches tall. We have a way to replace the notched out portion of the tailgate too if ever needed with part # VI-4000.
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  • Fifth Wheel Tailgate Recommendation for 2013 Ford F-350 That Has Cut Out Available
    We do have the Stromberg Carlson Tailgate part # VG-97-4000 which fits your 2013 Ford F-350 and has a cut out adapter that you can fit to the tailgate, part # VI-4000. This does have the lower 100 lb capacity. I wish we still carried a tailgate for your truck that had a backup camera relocation kit. We used to carry one from Huskyliners that did exactly this but we stopped carrying it for some reason.
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  • Fifth Wheel Tailgate Recommendation for 2018 RAM 3500 Diesel Dually
    For your 2018 Ram 3500 Diesel Dually the Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for Dodge Trucks # VGD-10-4000 is my recommendation. There is not a directly compatible backup camera option, but I know people have customized this tailgate to utilize that factory backup camera. This tailgate also can use the Louvered Tailgate Insert for Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate # VI-4000 as well as the Louver Insert Kit for Stromberg Carlson...
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  • Will the Stromberg Carlson 4000 5th Wheel Tailgate # VGM-07-4000 fit a 2008 Chevy Silverado
    Yes, the Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate # VGM-07-4000 that you referenced is confirmed to fit your 2008 Chevy Silverado 3500HD with a Duramax engine. I checked with Stromberg Carlson to confirm this. I attached an install video for you to check out also. When not towing you might also be interested in a Tailgate Insert part # VI-4000. The louvered insert completes the tailgate for a solid, sleek look and helps to prevent cargo in your truck bed from flying...
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  • Will Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate VGD-02-4000 Fit a 2010 Dodge Ram 3500
    You would need the # VGD-10-4000 Stromberg Carlson 5th wheel tailgate for your 2010 Dodge Ram 3500. The # VGD-02-4000 tailgate you referenced will only fit Dodge Ram models up to 2009. If you would like to fill the cutout on the tailgate while you are not towing, we offer an insert, part # VI-4000. An insert kit, part # 4000-V, is also available if you would like to fill in the gaps between the louvers.
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  • Will Stromberg Carlson 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate # VGD-02-4000 Fit 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 MegaCab
    Yes, the Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate, part # VGD-02-4000, will fit the 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 MegaCab. It will fit the 2003 to 2009 Dodge Ram 3500 series vehicles. I also have the Louvered Tailgate Insert, part # VI-4000, that is used in the Stromberg Carlson fifth wheel tailgate when you are not towing your trailer.
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