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Old 04-27-2015, 06:54 AM   #1
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5th wheel tailgate

Husband is looking to buy a new 5th Wheel tailgate hitch. He bought his first one in 1995 which was steel/aluminum (don't know which) but when he bought a new truck Chevy changed the measurement and he had to buy a new tailgate - they are now plastic. And they are the same price as the metal ones??!!?? (around $400). It finally fell apart and we are now looking for a new tailgate. Do they sell the "metal" ones anymore - seems they are all plastic. Anyone have some info on where to look for a metal one?

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Old 04-27-2015, 07:02 AM   #2
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Fifth Wheel Tailgates :: Stromberg Carlson

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Old 04-27-2015, 07:17 AM   #3
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Kinda pricey, but here is an all aluminum one: Husky Liners Premium 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Locking Handle - Aluminum Husky Liners Truck Bed Accessories HL15340
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:02 AM   #4
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This is the one I got after destroying my stock tailgate.
Local dealer delt with them and I was in a bind time wise so had no chance to look online for a better price. I paid $508.
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:04 AM   #5
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I bought the Stromberg-Carlson when they had them on sale at Camping World. Being from Canada, all things RV cost a King's Ransom up here (I think in Canada, it was about 3x the Camping World price) but there's a CW very close to a route I take in the US twice a year (they had sold their last one, but couriered on from another location at no cost to me). Its very sturdy and weighs about 1/3 of what the original tailgate weighs. I highly recommend them.
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Old 04-28-2015, 07:01 AM   #6
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I put a fifth wheel tailgate on when brought the new Silverado and somehow I have still managed to hit it a few times. It still looks good and I had it painted to match the truck.

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