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Old 06-27-2011, 09:10 AM   #1
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Have you ever seen one of these?

Some inventive guy done it his way.
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:24 AM   #2
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What a waste of money. Anything shifts in his bed will break those "pipes" one bump from the hitch and it will be on the ground. Add this to my "Wal-Mart People" photo collection.
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:48 PM   #3
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Some inventive guy done it his way.


I have to agree with Herk.
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:41 PM   #4
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Nothing dumber than a plumber....

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Old 06-27-2011, 04:03 PM   #5
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Nothing dumber than a plumber....
That's not nice. Plumbers have saved my butt a couple times at least.
Don't pick on the trades cuz you're outnumbered!!

The "tail gate" is lame looking but maybe it was a red neck not a plumber
who built it.
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:09 PM   #6
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Looks nicely made, nonetheless.
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:15 PM   #7
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Even though this is very ghetto and I would never do it, it is not really that bad. I have had a 5th wheel air gate or whatever you call it and was very disappointed for the $300+ it cost. The latching mechanism failed within a year, the "louvers" bent rather easily and once scratched, rusted easily.
So, when you add it all up, the plastic homemeade spray painted version for under $100 doesnt look so bad.
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:15 PM   #8
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and it cost around 75.00....
I have a good friend who is a plumber and I like to call him a turd herder!!
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Even though this is very ghetto and I would never do it, it is not really that bad. I have had a 5th wheel air gate or whatever you call it and was very disappointed for the $300+ it cost. The latching mechanism failed within a year, the "louvers" bent rather easily and once scratched, rusted easily.
So, when you add it all up, the plastic homemade spray painted version for under $100 doesn't look so bad.
This would be fine if an "air gate" actually improved gas mileage (which it does not). What it does is allow you to hook up without lowering the tailgate and that is it.

The MPG improvement claim was debunked some years ago.
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This would be fine if an "air gate" actually improved gas mileage (which it does not). What it does is allow you to hook up without lowering the tailgate and that is it.

The MPG improvement claim was debunked some years ago.

If my memory serves me correctly Herk, from previous threads, didn't you use a fifth wheel tailgate with disastrous results. Live and learn must be your motto. That is a good thing though, because you have posted a lot of solutions from your past faux pas (blunders)

And btw, isn't Myth Busters a great show.
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