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Whiskey River

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Posted: 04/15/21 06:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Any recommendations out there for a 5th wheel tailgate. I am going to get one as I got the Anderson hitch and when backing in with the tail gate down it is very close to the rig.
I have an 08 Dodge Ram w/ Regular cab & 8' bed

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I was in the very same situation. Be careful to look at the weight limits of the various 5th wheel tailgates. Many of the cheap ones are limited to 100 pounds. I went with one rated for 200 pounds and I can at least stand on it briefly.


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Maybe something like this will work for you.
Tailgate @ eTrailer

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I have been happy with Custom Flow

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pinesman wrote:

I have been happy with Custom Flow


I really liked the looks of the Husky Liner tailgates but couldn't find them in stock so also went with the custom flow. Other than scratching easily, it does the job.

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WNYBob wrote:

Maybe something like this will work for you.
Tailgate @ eTrailer


I believe that this is one of the 100 pound weight capacity tailgates

wanderingbob

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I cut a piece of plywood the correct size and spent the money that I saved on Diet Pepsi or some other beverage .

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wanderingbob wrote:

I cut a piece of plywood the correct size and spent the money that I saved on Diet Pepsi or some other beverage .


3/4" plywood was $100/sheet at Home Depot last week. Not a lot of savings for a hillbilly tailgate.

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OK Thanks all. Still looking, but I have to get one.
I moved the 5er yesterday and I have to back under, then put the tail gate back up and continue to back under the rig. Its just to close to the 5er with the tail gate down. If not square with the rig, it will hit for sure.
The Anderson hitch is not like the typical 5er hitch that you have to just get close and back up and it goes into the latch. Anderson is a goose neck ball. But it only weighs 40 pounds and says it is good for 20,000# and 4500# on the pin. So weighing only 40 pounds its easy to take out of the truck and store. Don't need 3 men & a boy to remove it...

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Super_Dave wrote:

pinesman wrote:

I have been happy with Custom Flow


I really liked the looks of the Husky Liner tailgates but couldn't find them in stock so also went with the custom flow. Other than scratching easily, it does the job.

I had a Custom Flow on the 2001 Ram just as strong as the OEM. With the 2016 Ram I don’t want to loose the backup camera.


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