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Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate Installation - 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Speaker 1: Today in our 2018 Ford F250 Super Duty, we're gonna be test fitting the Stromberg Carlson 400 series fifth wheel tailgate with lock for Ford trucks. Part number DG-15-4000. This Stromberg Carlson louvered tailgate is gonna make backing up to your fifth wheel and gooseneck trailers much easier without having to keep the tailgate down all the time.This is lockable to help protect your tailgate once it's installed. And it also enables an easy one handed design to open and close it as needed. It comes with all the hardware as well as the cables necessary to install it onto your truck. And it closes just as easily as it opens.


DeeZee Tailgate Assist Installation - 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Speaker 1: Today on our 2016 Ford 250 Super Duty we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the DeeZee tailgate assist custom tailgate lowering system for pickup trucks. Part number DZ43203.What the DeeZee tailgate assist system's going to do, it's going to help you with loading the vehicle with one hand. As you can see, the shock is going to prevent the tailgate from slamming open. All you're going to need is one kit for your tailgate. It's going to be a custom fit design. It's going to come with the necessary hardware and there's going to be no drilling required.Now that we've gone over some of the features, let's show you how to get it installed.First thing we need to do is on our nutsert we need to adjust the head of the bolt from the washer, 3/4 of an inch.


Pace Edwards Vehicle Locks 311-LK100 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the Pace Edwards Power Gate Electric Tailgate Lock. This product fits a 1997 to 2011 Dodge Dakota, and it fits the 2010 and 2011 Ram Dakota. This tailgate lock works in conjunction with your Tano cover to keep your truck bed fully secure and locked up. The tailgate locks when you look your doors. So, it wires into the electrical system, ties in to the door locks, and then locks when you lock your vehicle door. So, it mounts to the inside of the tailgate and wires to your truck door.


Stromberg Carlson Tailgate Installation - 2015 Ram 1500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2015 Ram 1500, you're gonna be takin' a look at, I'm gonna show you how to install this Stromberg Carlson 100 Series Fifth Wheel Tailgate, part number VG-10-100.This is what our tailgate looks like when it's installed. This is gonna allow you to easily hook up and disconnect from your fifth wheel or gooseneck, it's also gonna save you the hassle of havin' to lower or remove your factory tailgate each time you hook up. With a lower 00:00:27 design, it's gonna allow air to flow through it freely, reduce wind drag, it's gonna allow you to see out of your mirror a lot easier.The spring loaded pins on each side makes it easy to operate. This tailgates gonna utilize the factory striker pin, and if you'd like to use the factory cables, you will have to drill a hole on each side. It's gonna be a sturdy steel construction with a black powder coat finish. It's gonna resist any rust or corrosion, and can be painted to match the color of your vehicle.


Hopkins EasyLift Truck Bed Tailgate Lift Assist Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Hopkins EasyLift Truck Bed Tailgate Lift Assist, part number 74211. Whenever we go to get in the back of our truck, opening and closing the tailgate can be a hassle, especially on a truck like this where it's all steel. This can be extremely heavy. With our Lift Assist, not only is it going to help lower it down, but the real benefit we're going to get out of it is when we go to close it. What used to be a two-handed job where we might have to even bend over a little bit to get enough oomph to lift it up, I can lift this tailgate with two fingers, and it feels like there's almost nothing there.Now, our Lift Assist is going to accomplish that because it's going to use this torsion bar. Whenever it's opened, it's going to be under pressure, so when we go to lift it up, it's going to relieve that pressure and start to relax, making it a lot easier for us to lift it up.


Pop and Lock Vehicle Locks PAL85401 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna take a look at the Pop and Lock power custom tailgate handle with the manual bolt lock, and this is in Barcelona Red. This is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2005 to 2015 Toyota Tacoma trucks, and on a custom fit part I always like to recommend for you to go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year, model, vehicle, and it will show you if this will work for your application.Now this is a power tailgate lock and manual keyed lock and handle; helps prevent theft of your cargo, your tailgate. This will create secure storage for your valuables when used with a Tonneau cover camper shell. The power lock works with your factory power lock system, so it'll lock and unlock using your remote keyless entry. The manual lock has a key to unlock your tailgate, in case your vehicle's battery fails, and the manual lock cylinder has the bolt, B-O-L-T, code-able technology so that it can be keyed to match your OEM truck key.It's made of a corrosion-resistant stainless steel, and it's customized to fit your vehicle and integrate into your OEM tailgate handle.


Stromberg Carlson Tailgate Installation - 2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Speaker 1: Today, on our 2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab, we're going to be doing a test fit on the Stromberg Carlson fifth wheel louvered tailgate, part number VG-97-4000. The Stromberg Carlson fifth wheel louvered tailgate makes it easy to disconnect and connect with your F-250 to your fifth wheel trailer.The cutout design is going to allow your king pin to pass through, saving you the hassle of lowering or removing your tailgate each time. It features a lock, so it cannot be removed. Two keys are included. It's made with a nylon composite for strength and durability. The black color is going to complement your truck color.


Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate Installation - 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Ford F250 Super Duty, we're going to be installing Stromberg Carlson's 4000 Series fifth wheel louvered tailgate, part number VG-15-4000.This tailgate's perfect when used with a fifth wheel trailer. This way, you can hook up your trailer. You don't have to worry about lowering down your tailgate. What else is great about that is you can still throw some stuff back here. You don't have to worry about it rolling out.The louvered design will help reduce wind noise and drag as well as adding to its nice appearance. It's constructed of a lightweight, strong as steel black composite.


DeeZee Tailgate Assist Custom Tailgate-Lowering System Installation - 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Ford F250 Super Duty, we're going to be installing DeeZee's Tailgate Lowering Assist System, Part number DZ43205. This will really come in handy when you've got your hands full and you just need that help to get things in the back.This lowering assist system will make it easier and safer to lower down your tailgate. This will support some of the weight and slowly lower your tailgate into position. The system consist of a shock to help assist when lowering the tailgate. It'll help support some of that weight and slowly lower it down. Additionally, you get custom brackets that'll bolt right up to your truck with no drilling required.


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Tailgate Questions and Answers

  • How to Determine the Difference Between the New and Classic Body Styles for a 2007 Chevy Silverado
  • The easiest way to tell the difference between the 2007 Chevy Silverado Classic and New Body Style is the tail gate or the tail lights. The new body style will have a large Chevy bow tie emblem in the center of the tail gate. It will also have red tail light assemblies. Take a look at the parts I have linked that show the new body style and the classic body style. If you have a classic model, you will need to use # VGM-99-4000. I do not believe the new body applied to the 2500 and 3500...
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  • Recommended Trailer Ramp/Gate Lift Assist For Utility Trailer with Custom Solid Gate/Ramp
  • For a trailer gate that weighs more than 300 lbs, I recommend using two of the Rack'Em Double Barrel Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist w/ Chain - 200 lbs # RA-27C. If it is right at 300 lbs, I recommend the Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist w/ Cable - 300 lbs # GL1 as a more economical alternative for your custom made gate/ramp.
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  • Replacement Install Hardware for DeeZee Tailgate Assist # DZ43301
  • We offer a replacement hardware kit, part # BKT43301 that includes all the hardware, minus the gas shock. The nutsert that installs into the side of the tailgate that provides an attachment point for the shock isn't sold as a separate item.
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  • Recommended 5th-Wheel Tailgate for 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • For your 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty, I recommend the Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock # VG-15-4000. I confirmed with Stromberg Carlson that this is the correct fit for your truck. This tailgate features a cutout for towing a 5th-wheel trailer as well as a keyed center release mechanism so you can lock the gate in a closed position. It will come with 2 keys and all the necessary installation hardware is also included. I have attached a video demonstration...
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  • How Does DeeZee Tailgate Assist for Chevy Silverado # DZ43100 Install on Truck Body
  • The DeeZee Tailgate Assist for Chevy Silverado # DZ43100 installs without drilling on the drivers-side of your truck using the included hardware. Installation consists of removing two OEM bolts, one near the hinge and one where the cable attaches, with a 13mm socket and installing the included post stud and shock. You do not need to modify the vehicle (again, no drilling and no cutting) and all required parts for complete installation are included in the kit.
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  • How Can I Seal The Tailgate Gap On A 2017 GMC Sierra 1500
  • I do have similar options that will allow you to seal the tailgate gap on your 2017 GMC Sierra 1500. I called my contact at Pilot Automotive at they informed me that they are no longer making the Truck Bed Tailgate Gap Cover part # TR-101 therefore, they will not be producing one for a 2017 model. In order to seal the tailgate gap on your vehicle, you can choose from either the Extang MaxSeal Tailgate Seal part # EX1140, the TruXedo Universal Tailgate TruxSeal part # TX1703206, or the...
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  • How to Remove the Tailgate of a 2009 Chevy Silverado
  • Since you already have the passenger side of the tailgate of your 2009 Chevy Silverado off all you need to do is move the tailgate to the right to get it to slide off of the hinge and then it will be totally off. Check out the install video I attached for the part # VGM-07-4000 to see how it's done.
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  • How to Remove or Disconnect the Backup Camera on a 2013 Ford F-250
  • Stromberg-Carlson 5th wheel tail gate # VG-97-4000 does not have provisions to remount the factory back up camera on a 2013 Ford F-250 so it will have to be removed to use this particular tail gate. To remove it there are a couple of methods depending on the location of the camera. For a camera that is integrated into the tail gate handle: First, lower the factory Ford tailgate and remove (8) T-30 Torx tailgate cover bolts then remove the tailgate cover. Next, remove the camera/handle...
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  • How to Tell the Difference Between 2007 Chevy or GMC Silverado or Sierra Old and New Body Styles
  • To determine if your 2007 GMC Sierra is the old or the new body style all you have to do is look at the back of the truck. If it is the old body style (Classic) then it will have amber turn signal lenses at the rear tail lights. New body style models will not have amber lenses and will also have a large logo in the center of the tailgate. I have included a picture showing old and new body styles side by side. The trucks are Silverados but the same differences apply to the Sierras. If...
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  • Is Replacemebnt Nutsert Available For DZ43200 Tailgate
  • We offer the nutsert as part of the Replacement Bracket Kit for DZ43200 Tailgate, part # BKT43200. This kit includes the ball mount plate, torx wrench, nutsert tool, nutsert, and ball mount. We unfortunately do not offer the nutsert as a separate item.
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  • Could the DeeZee Tailgate Assist # DZ43301 be Removed Easily for Tailgate Removal
  • Once installed the DeeZee Tailgate Assist # DZ43301 could be pretty easily removed so that you could take your tailgate off for your camper. The only component that you would need to remove would be the shock absorber that attaches to the bed rail and truck bed. The shock just snaps off and on so it would be pretty easy. Check out the install video I attached for more info.
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  • Recommended Lift Gate Assist For Utility Trailers
  • The Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist w/ Cable - 300 lbs # GL1 is a great system that I highly recommend because it utilizes stainless steel cables with sturdy springs to assist each side of the tailgate evenly to prevent warping. I've attached a couple videos as well as the link to the item's page for purchase. This makes raising and lowering your tailgate easy and controlled.
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  • Trailer Tailgate Latch Recommendations For Trailer Pulled by a Dodge Ram Pickup
  • While the Gorilla Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist # GL1 is a sturdy product that reduces the lift force needed to close the gate as well as slows the gates opening, I must recommend that you always have a latch or lock on your trailer. The Gorilla Lift by itself is not enough to keep the gate to your trailer closed while traveling. If you need a tailgate latch for your trailer, I recommend the Redline Bolt-On Stainless Steel Spring Latch # SL716SS. It features a stainless steel...
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  • Will DeeZee Tailgate Assist Fit a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500
  • The DeeZee tail gate assist # DZ43300 is not a confirmed fit for the 2001 Dodge Ram 2500. We do have the Hopkins EasyLift, # 74211 that is listed as a fit. I have included a link to a video showing how the EasyLift works.
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  • Fifth Wheel Tailgate for a 1996 Ford F-250
  • For 1997 the F-250 Super Duty bed remained the same as the 1996 models. An F-250 truck will use the VG-100 Fifth Wheel Tailgate if it is a Super Duty pickup. If you have a F-250 LD pickup then the part number you need is VG-97-4000. The ID in the door jamb is the production date for your pickup. Auto manufacturers start building the next years model mid year usually. That means your 1997 was built after the model change but in 1996 most likely. You should find the Super Duty or Light...
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  • Comparison Between Rack'Em Double Barrel and Gorilla-Lift Tailgate Lift Assist Systems
  • Between the Rack'Em Double Barrel Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist # RA-27C and the Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist # GL1, we do in fact sell more of the Double Barrel # RA-27C. As far as quality of the product, the Double Barrel # RA-27C and the Gorilla-Lift # GL1 are both good quality. As you mentioned, when it comes to installation the Double Barrel # RA-27C will require about half of the Gorilla-Lift # GL1 since there is only 1 lift rather than 2. The Gorilla-Lift...
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  • 5th Wheel and Gooseneck Tailgate for a 2017 Ford F-250 with Rearview Camera
  • The only replacement tailgate we have for your 2017 Ford F-250 is for 5th wheel and gooseneck towing applications. If you need a 5th wheel/gooseneck tailgate for your truck then the only option I have for you is the Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for Ford Trucks part # VG-15-4000. This tailgate will retain your factory backup camera's mounting location but does not have the light feature you are inquiring about. The tailgate is also made of a lightweight...
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  • Will a Bumper from a 2006 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Fit a 2002 Silverado 2500HD
  • The first generation of the Chevy Silverado includes latter half 1999 to 2006 models as well as 2007 Classic models. So a 2002 Silverado 2500 and a 2006 Silverado 2500 will have the same body style and should be able to use the same bumper. We also carry bumpers for your 2002 Silverado. I have included a link to them for you. I recommend the Perfect Match in chrome # 31013 but we also have it in black, # 32013
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  • How to Fix the Gorilla-Lift Cables Coming in Contact with Trailer Gate Latches
  • We have a latch that will help you secure your trailer gate when it is upright and should not interfere with the cables on the Gorilla-Lift # GL1. Redline makes a Bolt-On Stainless Steel Spring Latch # SL716SS that you can install in a vertical position on your door instead of the spring latch in your picture that is horizontal. If you install this latch vertically on the trailer ramp's edge, you should experience no contact between the latch and the cable. I recommend installing the...
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  • How Do You Replace The Cable On Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist
  • There is a bolt and nut at the end of part # GL1 that holds the spring in place. When there is no tension on the system you will need to remove the bolt and nut so that you can get the old spring out. You will also need to remove the rollers at the other end of the unit so that you can pull the spring and cable all the way out. After assembling the cable and spring you would reverse the steps you took to remove them from the GL1.
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