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Martyn

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rhagfo wrote:

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pinesman wrote:

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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.


Same here - loved my Custom Flow on my 2004 RAM, but with my 2019 RAM I like the backup camera too much! [emoticon]


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Even with the 5W gate you need to drop it hooking or dropping the 5W. If you don't you will have a V shaped tailgate. That cutout is not deep enough to leave it up and drive out. This was a standard gate but the louvered 5W will do the same thing.
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Edd505 wrote:

Even with the 5W gate you need to drop it hooking or dropping the 5W. If you don't you will have a V shaped tailgate. That cutout is not deep enough to leave it up and drive out. This was a standard gate but the louvered 5W will do the same thing.
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I never needed to drop mine to get away from the 5er, the "V" just needs to be deep enough.
While they are nice, besides the rear backup camera, we have a rollup bed cover, and with the 5er TG the back was always wet, with the standard TG bed is dry and can be used as a trunk.


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