My truck dealer told me the same thing...they can do it in seconds...he told me to always keep the tailgate locked...they will just move on to the next one....for those that dont have a locking tailgate...the handle can be replaced with a locking one for reasonable price.
2011 GMC Sierra 2500HD
2014 Rockwood 8289WS, Diamond Pkg.
I put a ring clamp around the pivot pint where the tailgate can be lifted off. Place the 5/16 nut in a position that is hard to get at and impossible to get off with a screw driver. I don't think any thief would have a tool to get it off. Cheap added insurance.
Started Out With Nothing,
Still Have Most Of It Left!
__________________ John and Rebecca Dickson Emma-7 / Little John-5 / Iva-1 Full Timing Again, Rev B
2013 Ford F-350 Lariat CC LB PSD
2015 SOB TT - With OC's Awning Poles (#8) At least in Heaven, RVs will be perfect, and I won't have to keep fixing them.
My tailgate has a big dent from the previous owner, so I don't think I have anything to worry about... In fact, I am actually thinking about replacing it with a better one listed on Craigslist, but now I imagine that a certain percentage of those are likely stolen... Right now camping neighbors assume I dented my tailgate backing into my TT! Makes me look bad but folks sure get out of the way when I am backing!!!
2011 RAM 2500 ST Crew Cab 5.7 Hemi
2011 Primetime 3150BHD Touring Edition
Days camped in 2016-36
Days camped in 2015-37; Days camped in 2014-31