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Old 03-19-2019, 09:52 AM   #1
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Louvered tailgate

Will a louvered tailgate be a good investment for pulling a Fifth wheel.

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Old 03-19-2019, 10:26 AM   #2
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I don’t own a fifth wheel, but I have read many a thread on numerous RV forums about this and the general opinion seems to be that they are a waste of money and serve no benefit. But they look cool.


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Old 03-19-2019, 10:40 AM   #3
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Not so much louvered, but a notched tailgate may be a good investment. One time of forgetting to lower the tailgate when hooking or unhooking and you'll have a not-so-nice notch in your tailgate. I haven't done that, but I see plenty of folks that have.
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Old 03-19-2019, 10:53 AM   #4
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Most folks I know with a notched tailgate have one because they already crunched the original. And the notched replacement is usually cheaper and easier than an OEM replacement and paint.

I see no advantage to having a notched one.
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Old 03-19-2019, 11:57 AM   #5
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I have a louvered tailgate and I like it. I hit the original tailgate and the louvered one too, well a little. I would have got one anyway because I like them. We buy what we want not because someone says they sees no advantage. A tailgate is a tailgate, no difference
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Old 03-21-2019, 04:52 PM   #6
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I have one and like it. Easy to get things in and out of the bed. In the winter when we're not using the RV, I put the regular one back on. But I'm really good either way.

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