Rugged construction that enhances
the appearance and functionality of your truck. The Handy Louvered
Tailgates are the only true "form fit" tailgates. These quality
replacement tailgates fit Chevy/GMC, Dodge and Ford full size
pickups. The Fifth Wheel Center Latch models are open air-foil
design made from durable 16 & 20 gauge steel. All models provide
exceptional rear view visibility and the deep "V" allows for easier
hitching for 5th wheel trailers. Attractive black powder coated
finish (suitable for your own paint job). The tailgates install in a
snap and use the factory cables from your Chevy, Ford or Dodge
Feedback From a Happy Customer: "Just wanted to let you know how
satisfied I am with the 5th wheel tailgate ordered from you for my
2006 Dodge Ram. Purchased your "HAN-CL2533FW"
online and had it in 5 days! When I installed it, and used the
included parts for "fine tuning", it fit like a glove. A smooth and
tight fit that looks and feels like the tailgate came from the Dodge
factory with the truck. Did not expect that quality for the price I
Ron S. Des Moines, WA
You will find a picture of Ron's tailgate (to the left) installed on
his 2006 Dodge Ram Quad Cab
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Handy Tailgate made of?
They are made of 16 & 20 gauge steel, you can see the heaiver steel is on the outter trim to provide better support for loading, you can handle a lot more wieght compared to the plastic tailgates you see for about the same price.
How heavy are these tailgates and how much weight can they support?
They weigh roughly 55-60 lbs, and they can support the same weight as a stock taiglate. So you can load a quad with the use of a ramp.
Do these tailgates come with cables for hook up?
Handy tailgates use the factory tailgate cables to hold the gate up, so they do not come with any cables
Do these tailgates come with locks?
They do not come with locks, a lock on a V-Cutout gate would not do much since you have a large v opening.
My factory tailgate was stolen, do I have to worry about this tailgate being stolen?
Unfortunately, tailgate theft is on the rise. Due to the high value of a factory painted tailgate ($1,500), this means they have a very high black market value and if you don't have a tailgate lock then it is too simple to lift a tailgate from the truck in seconds. Aftermarket tailgates don't have a very high black market value, but we have seen stranger things. If you want to secure your tailgate (Handy or factory tailgate), we recommend buying a tailgate lock. A Pop-N-Lock is nice to secure the handle and prevents the tailgate from being dropped for use but that won't save a gate from being lifted. You need a McGard tailgate lock which locks the tailgate in place and keeps it from being lifted up and out of your truck. They come with one key and doesn't interfere with the operation of the gate.