Truck Tailgates For Sale - Shop Flow Through, Air Flow & 5th Wheel Compatible Tailgates for Trucks
We have all seen flow through tailgates at least once along the highway. I personally have often wondered why anyone would get one. For starters, so much function from the tailgate is lost with one - no more workbench, no more tailgating, and no more grilling. Then, I learned: If you tow a 5th wheel behind you, an air gate tailgate, also known as 5th wheel compatible tailgates, can be lifesavers. If you are towing a 5th wheeler and it is time to hitch up, it is a process (not that it isn’t anytime you are hitching something, right?!) to hitch up. If you have a regular tailgate, when it comes time to hitch your 5th wheel RV, you must first lower your tailgate, back the truck up to the hitch, then remember to put the tailgate back up. All of this is necessary because the hitch point on your RV is lower than the top of your truck bed. If you forget to lower the tailgate, you will dent or destroy it because you will probably run into the hitch. If you remember the first step, but forget to put the tailgate back up, you will end up messing up the front end of your trailer and/or a corner of your tailgate. There is definitely room for error hitching a 5th wheeler up with a regular tailgate. An air flow tailgate for 5th wheel RVs, however, is designed a little differently. Instead of a solid tailgate, a notch is taken out to accommodate the lower hitch point. It allows you to hitch and unhitch without lowering and raising your tailgate. An added bonus is decreased weight. 5th wheel compatible truck tailgates are much lighter than your standard tailgate. You also might find you have increased visibility, a welcome sight while backing up. And lastly, you could possibly find that you get better airflow. The angled slots in the tailgate help to disperse the air and keep loose items in the truck bed from flying out.
Check out the options AutoAnything has on our virtual shelves. If you are particular in design and style, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the plethora of options there are to choose from. There are standard tailgates with flow through designs so you can benefit from better air flow and possibly even better gas mileage. There are also a number of 5th wheel compatible gates with a mesh or louvered (angled slats) style. All of our options are made with tough and durable steel because we know you would not want to replace your tailgate again. Go with a standard painted white for a clean, fresh look or powder-coated black for extra protection from corrosion. Depending on the tailgate style, you can also choose a polished stainless steel for a shine that will be sure to get attention.
If you are tired of lowering and raising your tailgate to hitch up your 5th wheel RV, or are simply afraid you will forget one of these times, save yourself the headache and invest in an air flow tailgate that is compatible with your RV. Our stylish and affordable choices will have you wondering why you didn’t do it sooner.