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Old 12-14-2014, 01:07 AM   #1
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Tailgate position while towing?

Should the tailgate be off, down, or open when towing 2012 36RL?

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Old 12-14-2014, 01:17 AM   #2
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Should the tailgate be off, down, or open when towing 2012 36RL?

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Peggy, what are you towing now ??
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Old 12-14-2014, 01:19 AM   #3
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Should the tailgate be off, down, or open when towing 2012 36RL?

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I am still a little new to 5th wheeling, but your tail gate should be down when you hitch up your 5th wheel (in some cases you will need to raise it while hitching up to prevent hitting the 5th wheel with the tail gate). Then while towing your 5th wheel your tail gate needs to be closed.
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Old 12-14-2014, 01:19 AM   #4
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The tailgate should be closed when towing. Even when in a campground and parking you need to be careful because if down the corner of the tailgate can hit the fiver.
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Old 12-14-2014, 01:32 AM   #5
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Towing a 2012 36 RL. Does anyone take their tailgate off? If so why?
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Old 12-14-2014, 02:16 AM   #6
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Many of us carry additional things in the Bed of the TV and need the Tailgate to keep them inside. So opt for a V-Gate, which allows you to hitch and unhitch without dropping it, but if you have some type of toneau cover stuff won't be secure with a V-Gate.
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Old 12-14-2014, 02:19 AM   #7
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Some take their tailgate off altogether, some replace it with one that is basically tubing with the center portion cut lower so they can keep it closed while hooking up but most people keep their stock tailgate and just lower it when hooking up or unhooking.
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Old 12-14-2014, 05:20 PM   #8
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By keeping the tailgate on, the area in front of the tailgate is great for stowing equipment. We keep two coolers there.
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Old 12-15-2014, 03:27 PM   #9
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Many of us carry additional things in the Bed of the TV and need the Tailgate to keep them inside. So opt for a V-Gate, which allows you to hitch and unhitch without dropping it, but if you have some type of toneau cover stuff won't be secure with a V-Gate.
This "V" tailgate can be bought with a filler that secures the bed contents. It's by Advance mfg and can be bought through Amazon.
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Old 12-15-2014, 04:49 PM   #10
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The one I used temporarily had that v that could be put on or off quickly...

I just didn't think the flow thru gate looked as good as the Platinum OEM
especially since our truck does more non towing duty than towing
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