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Recommended Louvered Tailgate For 2017 Ford F-250

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I purchased a Curt fifth wheel hitch model #C16515-16020 and tail gate wont completely open when latched up to trailer in no slide postion is this common.

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Not having room to open your tailgate fully when you are towing your fifth wheel hitch is not uncommon.

What a lot of people do is remove the factory tailgate and replace it with a fifth wheel tailgate that has a cutout for the king pin. For your 2017 F-250 I recommend the Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series Louvered Tailgate # VG-15-4000. This custom tailgate has louvers that help reduce drag. I have attached a link to an installation video for this tailgate you can check out.

You can also add the Louvered Tailgate Insert # VI-4000 that can be used when you are not towing your fifth wheel trailer.

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