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Old 06-04-2019, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Riverside Ca
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Here's the interesting back story to the GMC tailgate-

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/auto...cid=spartanntp
And it’s a great idea. But it’s a lot of moving parts. Basically two tailgates. If you get rear ended it’s gonna be a expensive fix. I can’t imagine insurance companies not talking on additional premiums on vehicles equipped with it. But I read it’s only a option on a Denali package. So expect these tailgates to be stolen.

I actually saw one today on a GMC. It was closed like a traditional tailgate
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Old 06-04-2019, 11:00 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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And it’s a great idea. But it’s a lot of moving parts. Basically two tailgates. If you get rear ended it’s gonna be a expensive fix. I can’t imagine insurance companies not talking on additional premiums on vehicles equipped with it. But I read it’s only a option on a Denali package. So expect these tailgates to be stolen.

I actually saw one today on a GMC. It was closed like a traditional tailgate
Was just going to mention the theft issue. Tailgates Ned a positive anti theft lock 🔐. What is available now are easily defeated.

Watched a security camera watch a thief steal a F350 tailgate in a matter of seconds.
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Old 06-07-2019, 10:46 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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Another unique gimmick to try and attract buyers. GMC has to try a lot harder due to being #5 behind Ford, Ram, Chevy and Toyota. I wouldn't want that monstrosity on my truck.



In 2018 GMC sold 219,554 trucks, while Ford sold 909,330 F Series.
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:01 AM
 
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I am also wondering about the AC plug in the the bed? How long before those get messed up? I agree, I don't see this tailgate on many work trucks.
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Riverside Ca
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Was just going to mention the theft issue. Tailgates Ned a positive anti theft lock ��. What is available now are easily defeated.

Watched a security camera watch a thief steal a F350 tailgate in a matter of seconds.
This tailgate looks thick and most likely is very heavy. It has to have a actual locking actuator for each section maybe a security sensor. Either way I’m sure thieves will figure it out.
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Old 07-16-2019, 01:35 PM
 
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If you have a receiver hitch with a ball installed wonder how big of dent you would get in the tailgate with the step down.
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Old 09-06-2019, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Riverside Ca
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My Tundra has a dampened tailgate that I do like. I simply pull the handle and it opens softly on its own, no slamming down. I can’t imagine ever needing more than that.
You can buy those dampening shocks for about $20 a pop aftermarket. If you have a exceptionally heavy tailgate you can do one per side for $40
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