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Old 07-24-2012, 12:00 PM   #21
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I have a new Chevrolet with the factory tailgate assist, and while it doesn't come down unassisted, it certainly makes it an easy one hand operation opening and closing, even from the side with an outstretched arm.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:02 PM   #22
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Last year this very w/e my DW was assisting I alignment of the hitch and in her quest for perfection, the tailgate decided to release l, pop her in the back of the head. We are still doing dental work and she should have her new tooth in a couple of months. I'll definitely give a look, or maybe not, she doesn't come near the hitch anymore :-))
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:39 PM   #23
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Last year this very w/e my DW was assisting I alignment of the hitch and in her quest for perfection, the tailgate decided to release l, pop her in the back of the head. We are still doing dental work and she should have her new tooth in a couple of months. I'll definitely give a look, or maybe not, she doesn't come near the hitch anymore :-))
Please explain why her head was that low and close to the tailgate.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:57 PM   #24
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My only explanation and like I said , her quest for perfection!
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:51 PM   #25
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I read the reviews on this product on the JCWitney site, and they weren't all that stellar.

Looks like I'm gonna' have to continue lowering my own tailgate.

Oh, woe is me...

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Old 07-24-2012, 08:13 PM   #26
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I read the reviews on this product on the JCWitney site, and they weren't all that stellar.

Looks like I'm gonna' have to continue lowering my own tailgate.

Oh, woe is me...

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Old 07-25-2012, 07:18 PM   #27
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Now Coot, you bought one of those Xhoses without too many reviews. Buy one of these and try it out for US! You'll use your truck more than that hose. Come on, go for it!
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:35 PM   #28
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I would say the main appeal is the smoothness in which it lowers the tailgate. Of course and not a big factor is those gas filled struts would have to be replaced every couple of years depending on usage or if they were damaged.

One other thing about gas filled struts - we have them on our Town & Country van hatch door and they don't work too well if he outside temperature is high.
too high LOL

you should live where it gets below zero and the winds howling and you open up a hatch to get groceries and the thing slams down on ya !
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Now Coot, you bought one of those Xhoses without too many reviews. Buy one of these and try it out for US! You'll use your truck more than that hose. Come on, go for it!
I've got struts to use, just don't see the need for them. The XHose works like a charm and I really like it. The struts on the other hand, in my estimation, are/would be a total waste of time (in my case) and money for others.

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