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Master Lock Tailgate Lock for Pickup Trucks

Master Lock Tailgate Lock for Pickup Trucks

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  • Keyed Unique
  • Manual
  • Universal Fit
  • Master Lock
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Fight back against heartless tailgate thieves! Keep them from wrecking your bank account, workday or pre-game party with the Master Lock TailgateLock. It features effortless installation, corrosion-resistant construction and anti-rattle pads. Lowest Prices for the best vehicle locks from Master Lock. Master Lock Tailgate Lock for Pickup Trucks part number 8253DAT can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Master Lock Vehicle Locks - 8253DAT

Fight back against heartless tailgate thieves! Keep them from wrecking your bank account, workday or pre-game party with the Master Lock TailgateLock. It features effortless installation, corrosion-resistant construction and anti-rattle pads.


Features:

  • Heavy-duty lock deters theft of your vehicle's tailgate
  • Stainless steel construction is durable and resists corrosion
  • Keyway cover shields lock mechanism from moisture and dirt
  • Simple installation
    • Attaches around tailgate's mounting post on truck
    • Does not affect normal tailgate operation
  • 2 Keys are included
  • Included Velcro pads can be used as shims to prevent lock from rattling


Specs:

  • Fits most late model Ford, GM, Dodge, and Toyota trucks
    • Note: Does not fit Toyota Tacoma trucks
  • Limited lifetime warranty


The Master Lock TailgateLock is an affordable and efficient way to deter the theft of your truck's tailgate. It is easy to install and does not affect normal tailgate operation. The locking jaws fully enclose one of the tailgate's mounting posts on the truck. Lock the unit and walk away enjoying the peace of mind that comes from knowing your tailgate is secure.



8253DAT Master Lock Truck Bed Security Tailgate Lock





This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2010 - 2018 Ram 1500

2019 - 2019 Ram 1500 Classic

2007 - 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche

2004 - 2018 GMC Canyon

2004 - 2019 Chevrolet Colorado

1997 - 2011 Dodge Dakota

2010 - 2011 Ram Dakota

2009 - 2010 Hummer H3T

1996 - 2000 Isuzu Hombre

2006 - 2008 Lincoln Mark LT

1994 - 2004 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup

2014 - 2018 GMC Sierra 1500

2019 - 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited

2014 - 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2019 - 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD

1994 - 2004 GMC Sonoma

2007 - 2019 Toyota Tundra

2009 - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 - excluding Quad Cab with 8 Foot Bed

2009 - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 - Quad Cab with 8 Foot Bed

2010 - 2019 Ram 2500 Crew Cab with 8 Foot Bed

2010 - 2019 Ram 3500 Crew Cab with 8 Foot Bed

2010 - 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup Crew Cab with 8 Foot Bed

2008 - 2013 GMC Sierra Crew Cab with 8 Foot Bed

2014 - 2019 GMC Sierra 2500 Crew Cab with 8 Foot Bed

2014 - 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 Crew Cab with 8 Foot Bed

2007 - 2007 GMC Sierra New Body Crew Cab with 8 Foot Bed

2008 - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab with 8 Foot Bed

2014 - 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Crew Cab with 8 Foot Bed

2014 - 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Crew Cab with 8 Foot Bed

2007 - 2007 Chevrolet Silverado New Body Crew Cab with 8 Foot Bed

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Video Transcript for Master Lock Vehicle Locks - Tailgate Lock - 8253DAT Review

Today were going to review part number 8253DAT. This is the Master Lock Tailgate Lock for pickup trucks. This Master Lock Tailgate lock is an affordable and efficient way to prevent the theft of your trucks tailgate. Its easy to install, does not effect the normal tailgate operation. The locking jaws will fully enclose one of the tailgates mounting posts on the truck. You lock the unit and walk away knowing that nobodys really going to take your tailgate off your truck.

This heavy duty lock is a stainless steal construction, which is durable and resist corrosion. Does have a nice key way cover right here on the back, which you can flip open and have access to the lock. This key way cover will shield your lock from moisture and dirt. Its a simple installation, basically what this will do is right here, this will attach around the tailgates mounting post on the truck, and once you lock it down you can use the tailgate as you normally would this will just keep anybody from pulling the tailgate off the truck. Does come with two keys, and it does include a few Velcro pads which can be used as shims to prevent the lock from rattling.

Does come with a limited life time warranty. Just show you real quick if you put the key right in there, there we go, just turn it a little bit, that will allow you to push the jaws completely out to let it go around there. Then if you just push it back in to around, to the spot you need it, pull the key out, that will keep that jaw locked in place. Put your cover over the lock, and that will lock the jaw into place around the tailgate mounting post. That should do it for review on part number 8253DAT..


Customer Reviews

Master Lock Tailgate Lock for Pickup Trucks - 8253DAT

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (86 Customer Reviews)

Fight back against heartless tailgate thieves! Keep them from wrecking your bank account, workday or pre-game party with the Master Lock TailgateLock. It features effortless installation, corrosion-resistant construction and anti-rattle pads.

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Dodge Ram Pickup


The master Lock does it's job and gives the look that the hinge is locked in. I just don't feel like the plastic arm is durable and I think it could be forced out with a good pry bar?? I don't want to test it, and loose my money spent! It just did not give me a good solid fit on my Ram 2500 where I feel comfortable leaving the tailgate unlocked or if I forget to lock it. The Customer Service was fantastic with Karen! and she was very helpful!! Keep up the great service. 575140



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2015 Ford F-150


Easy to order from etrailer.com. the lock was also easy to install on both my trucks (2008, F-150 and 2015 F-350). 194198


Comments

The locks are still working great. Ive had no problems.

Berni L - 05/27/2016

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2012 Chevrolet Silverado


Figured it was cheap insurance as it cost a bundle to replace a stolen one. Took all of 30 seconds to install, and looks like it will foil the casual thief. 129849


Comments

still happy with the purchase, locks still working fine.Thanks Dale

Dale G - 05/18/2015

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2012 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty


Love this lock our tailgate was stolen and this along with backing the truck up to the garage door allows me to sleep at night. 265288


Comments

Its great I can sleep and know that the tailgate will still be there in the morning. Its horrible to find it gone!!!

Connie W - 06/26/2017

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2012 Ram 3500


Product is as described. Found product to peform as intended. Fitment was good but the width of the lock could stand to be increased to inhance better security. 368825



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2014 GMC Sierra 1500


Just like everyone else I have a lockable tailgate handle, I found to lock the tailgate handle was not fitting into my daily things I do. I never used the tail gate lock on the handle after I tried it once. This Master Lock is locked at all time and does not interfere with daily use of my tail gate. I am sure if someone really wanted my tail gate they could cut or pry this lock off with tools. But I can see if someone is looking for a fast payday, they would move over to the next truck that does not have a lock like this one. Another great lock by Master Lock … Bought two, one for our 2015 GMC SLE Z71 4x4 and one for our 2014 GMC SLE two wheel drive, (both crew cabs). Part # 8253DAT fits both. 503021



- 8253DAT

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Product works great and is well made. Highly recommend using this if you don't want your tailgate stolen. 100466



- 8253DAT

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Your Master Lock Tailgate lock was easy to install and it allows me to open and close my tailgate as if the lock wasn't there. I tested to see if I could remove the tailgate and could not. The fit is very good. I would recommend this lock to anyone looking to secure their tailgate, but I must see it time tested before I can give it an excellent rating. 183582


Comments

the lock works fine. the only complaint is that it will not stay in place and I have to straighten it in order to close the tailgate

Richard N - 04/05/2016

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I love this lock! It literally took seconds to install, and doesn't interfere with the normal use of the tailgate. You forget that it's there until you need to remove the tailgate. This lock is much better than the type that prevents the tailgate from opening -- they are awkward to operate. 138661



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2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty


I bought this lock for my 2011 F350. Fit perfect and with the velcro it is tight against the gate so no noise. I used the small foam pad on the inside of the black jaw to help tighten it in place. I added some tape to the key cover to keep the little door closed. The instructions don't give you any idea of how to use the supplied velcro and foam pad. 117644


Comments

Patrick, That lock has lived on my tailgate since the day it showed up andhas not been touched since. I forget it is on there most of the time. Idid use some electrical tape and some rubber to pad the lock in place tokeep it from rattling. I still think the C style design of the MasterLock would be easy to break off if attempted. My tailgate is still there sothat is good.Next time I but a tailgate lock I will buy the other brand that is a bandthat wraps around the post. It looks like a better way to build these.I may buy one now that I am thinking about it..........

BB - 03/05/2015

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2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty


Works as advertised on my 2011 Ford F250. Fits perfect, and easy to install, the only thing I did was add a piece of electrical tape over the lock cover to secure it shut better. This product along with the OEM tailgate lock will hopefully make any would-be thieves pick another (easier) truck. Shipped very quickly, arrived earlier than promised. eTrailer comes through again! 104308


Comments

Did you use two locks one for each side or do you think that one lock is enough?

-- comment by: Wes H - 09/03/2014

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One tailgate lock would be enough. Take a look at your tailgate and make sure that one side is slotted, the other should be enclosed. So once you lift one side out of the slot, you can pull the pin out of the enclosed side. Make sure that you install this tailgate lock on the slotted side, so that your tailgate can not be removed unless the lock is disengaged.

-- Rachael H - 9/4/2014

Comments

I do know how install this lock if I bought it. If you had a video of how to install it I think you would have more sales. If I cannot install it will you send me a RMA to return it.

-- comment by: Val R - 02/20/2015

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We do have a video that shows how to install it. I've added a link below. Also, here is a link to our Returns Policy: http://www.etrailer.com/faq-ordering.aspx#returns

-- Patrick B - 2/25/2015


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Easy to install and good quality materials . 346878



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Sturdy...doesn't rattle, and better quality than other tailgate locks I've seen. 122896


Comments

great, still does its job, and I dont notice any rattle back there even though the velcro has come off.

Kenneth F - 03/31/2015

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2009 Ford F-150


the tailgates with the camera and step are very expensive and are a target for theft, this lock makes it almost impossible to take without the key. 569543



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2005 Toyota Tacoma


exactly what i expected, on time and no hassle 564688



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Fast shipping, easy install. I hope I never have to review if it works against theft.. 563532



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Is a good lock wish it could could be made smaller had to make a spacer to fit over the tailgate so it wouldn't come off. 555314



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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500


Wow, great product and great deal on a protective device and easy to install. I would definitely recommended. 554641



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I received this product the other day and it literally took me longer to get it out of the package than it took to put on my truck. I have used the hose clap in the past, but I always new if they wanted to get my tailgate this would be not too difficult to remove. The lock seems to be seamless into the truck tailgate and I don't think they could get it off with basic tools. I do feel that my tailgate will always be there when I come back. 602592



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2006 Ford Ranger


Thank you Sheila for your help sending me the tailgate lock for my 2006 Ford Ranger. It came on time and was able to install it with ease. Good product and great service. 599557



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Seems to work well. No instructions, but it only fits one way. It would be nice to have directions just to make things clear like where to put the Velcro and what the little rubber pad is for. Pretty easy install. 593610



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The tailgate lock fit my Toyota Tundra perfectly, and was easy to put on. Etrailer.com couldn't be more efficient if they tried. Minutes after submitting my order online, I received and email stating it had shipped. That is fast. Great product, great website, and extremely fast service. I couldn't ask for more from them. 593549



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fit and works well.thanks 589944



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Great lock as I actually decided to buy two--one for my son's '02 Ranger and the other for my own '99 Ranger. It feels solid and is very simple to attach and remove. A very good deal for the price and now I have the security knowing that a thief is not going to "lift" my tailgate! 588894



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easy to install 579499



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2009 Dodge Ram Pickup


The product is a great way to keep my tailgate from being stolen love it 542428



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2010 Dodge Ram Pickup


Excellent 518832



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2007 Dodge Ram Pickup


Easy installation. Product seems solid. Better built than other plastic brands. Both my truck tail gates are still on their respective vehicles so, so far so good. etrailer shipping was faster than expected, Thank you. 513789



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2013 Chevrolet Silverado


Fast shipping ...great product ...highly recommended! 512798



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Great service fast shipping!!! Would definitely shop here again!! 499827



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2017 Ford F-150


The security of knowing that my truck is much safer now that the tail gate can not be stolen is a great relief. The etrailer lock fit perfect the second I slipped it into place. 492179



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2017 Ford F-150


Wonderful product, really easy to install . The tailgate does not have to be pull off in order to install this security lock. 489447



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Simple to use 481945



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From the picture of the lock it looks cheap, however once I was able to hold it and used it, it's seem very well built and I believe it will work very well. 480704



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great product and good price. Thanks! 477286



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2001 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup


Product fits my truck, is a simple and straightforward install and does what it is designed to do. The price is reasonable. Simple idea that works. Customer service is a five star process from start to finish. 475163



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Great price, and much appreciated fair shipping price for a small item . Delivered fast; what more could I want? 475150



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Fast delivery, works as advertised. Very satisfied. 473663



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Tailgate lock in not a heavy duty lock, but will serve the purpose well. It’s price is a value. 473258



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2015 Ram 1500


The lock works exactly as described and very easy to install. The bonus is I received it in the mail three days after ordering. 465927



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Install in a couple of min. works great Thanks 457847



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2011 Chevrolet Colorado


Works great as advertised. Easy to ins tall. 456696



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2017 Ford F-150


Lock fit just as in the video. Easy to install and will protect my tailgate from theft. 445634



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2002 GMC Sonoma


I haven't lost tailgate yet 444592



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2013 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty


My buddy had his tail gate stolen so I bought these for my trucks. 427226



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2009 Ford Ranger


Got my tailgate lock earlier than expected. Had it on in 5 minutes. Piece of cake. Thank you. Arizona has a high tailgate theft. Not gonna get mine now. 389600



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product was delivered right away, very easy to put on. i just received it but no problems thus far 389485



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2016 Ford F-150


Purchased the Master Lock Tailgate lock for my new F-150. Fit perfectly, easily installed and provides me peace of mine that no one will tamper with my tailgate. 331560



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2003 GMC Sonoma


This is an amazing product. Here in Hawaii there are alot of thieves that still tail gates. This product is so fast and easy to use. I like it very much and will let my friends know too. 330117


Comments

Its still doing its job with no issues

Nyles H - 01/05/2018

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Simple but it works 327723


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