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Old 03-18-2021, 08:00 PM   #1
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Louvered Tailgate?

Does anyone have a louvered tailgate ? Which brand ? I'm looking for one that can hold a little weight in case I need to load something. Not a thin, cheaper one. Thx.
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Does anyone have a louvered tailgate ? Which brand ? I'm looking for one that can hold a little weight in case I need to load something. Not a thin, cheaper one. Thx.
I've got one but couldn't say what brand. It was already on the truck when I bought it. It can handle decent weight. I can put my 295 lbs on it plus another few hundred in parts. It doesn't bend easily.
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Stromberg 4000 Series
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Old 03-19-2021, 08:15 AM   #4
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I had one of these
https://www.campingworld.com/vent-ga...B&gclsrc=aw.ds

on my Ram. Loved it. I also had the in bed 5er plug. Made it real easy to reach in and connect. No issues loading up 2x's or standing on it. I usually load a bunch of stuff on it then climb in the truck to arrange the stuff.
I've loaded 2x6's and other framing lumber on it as well.
Not as fancy looking but it did the job.
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We have a Custom Flow built in Edmonton Alberta. Very well built and can you can get a insert to fill in the space when not using the 5er. Also they make a bracket for your camera.
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With the Stromberg 4000 series you can also get the insert for center to use when NOT towing
https://www.etrailer.com/Tailgate/St...n/VI-4000.html
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I use to have one of those louvered gates. It was nice for the fiver but the rest of the time i didn't care for it. I wish ram would bring back the 2011 long hauler gate. I would buy that baby in a heart beat, love it
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You lose the rear camera - correct?
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You lose the rear camera - correct?
Yup, unless you make a clip out of oem harness
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I use to have one of those louvered gates. It was nice for the fiver but the rest of the time i didn't care for it. I wish ram would bring back the 2011 long hauler gate. I would buy that baby in a heart beat, love it
Go to a body shop and have them modify your OEM tailgate into a hauler tailgate
They could even modify what they cut out to be a center insert for non towing use

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Go to a body shop and have them modify your OEM tailgate into a hauler tailgate
They could even modify what they cut out to be a center insert for non towing use

Nice, I'd be curious to see how that cut out portion would be able to attach and detach
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Nice, I'd be curious to see how that cut out portion would be able to attach and detach

I would imagine 'Snap Pins' in center section that fit into section of the modified tailgate

Body Shop guys would figure it out....and it would be clean set up

If I was to get new truck and haul 5vr again I would have Body Shop do a modification vs another louvered tailgate
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I would imagine 'Snap Pins' in center section that fit into section of the modified tailgate

Body Shop guys would figure it out....and it would be clean set up

If I was to get new truck and haul 5vr again I would have Body Shop do a modification vs another louvered tailgate
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Thanks Old biscuit. I need to get to Campin World to look at these. (Stromberg Carlson). Looks like a custom- made one might be a 3 or 4 dollar sign
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