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  1. #1
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    Default Tailgate Question

    So I "crinkled" the tail gate on the truck. (Don't ask. ).

    I'm thinking of replacing it with a "hauler" type tail gate (the type "V" or "U" cut so you don't have to drop the tail gate to hook up the gooseneck). I've done some Google searching and there is a reasonable variety of choices.

    I'd appreciate any advice on if this is a good idea or brands or types of anything else.

    Thanks, in advance, for any help.

    G.
    Mangalarga Marchador: Uma Raça, Uma Paixão



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    Go for it as long as it doesn't mean loosing the lights and/or back-up camera on the original tailgate.

    I've known lots of people that use them for horse/stock trailers and/or campers. Never heard a bad complaint. AFAIK, you are still able to carry stuff in your bed without it blowing out.



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    Depending on how much you care about your gas mileage when you aren't towing make sure you check out solid versus web.

    The type of tailgate and bedcover/no bedcover may effect your MPG.

    See Mythbusters
    http://www.popularmechanics.com/scie...yths-7#slide-7
    Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community. (Tidy Rabbit)



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