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Old 10-29-2019, 11:19 AM
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If they designed and built a truck lower to the ground, as they once were, a $1K overly-complex option which includes a step would be unnecessary.
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:25 AM
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Old 10-29-2019, 12:39 PM
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This doesn't have anything to do with tailgates but another nice option is extended running boards. I have them on my F250 and they don't stop at the back of the cab, they go to just in front of the rear tire, so you can step up there and grab stuff out of the box near the cab.

The step and handle in the tailgate is very nice. The first generation of them kind of sucked with a big hump in the tailgate, but now that they are in the top they are fine and out of the way. Also the tailgate was very heavy with the step in it, but now they are all equipped with assist springs.
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Old 10-29-2019, 12:51 PM
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Looks like both of them are providing another place to collect water, wonder how long until they rust out?
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Old 10-29-2019, 03:13 PM
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Well there you go. Didn't know they included that.


And you can put a similar step on your current truck. Being a short fat guy with a big truck, I understand your issue. And this addresses it.

https://www.amp-research.com/amp-res...-bumper-access



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Old 10-30-2019, 09:31 AM
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A lot of folks simply keep a step stool in the bed.

https://www.amazon.com/KLFALL-Foldin...445719&sr=8-33

Open the tail gate, grab the stool and do what you need to do and put the stool back and close the gate.

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Old 10-30-2019, 12:03 PM
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Look at the tailgates. None of them are that way. The GM has a step built in that isnít useable when you have a trailer. And the RAM folds down traditionally and then has an option to open like a barn door in a 60/40 configuration. Not sure if that will work with a trailer or not. But both still fold down traditionally as primary.


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That built in step in the GM bumpers is HUGE. Didn't realize how much I'd miss it until I didn't have it.

My Ram is a 2018 so no hydraulic lowering on tailgate, no easy way into pretty high back end when I'm lashing down my canoe. (not to mention jumping off of it is not ideal)
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Old 10-30-2019, 02:28 PM
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I wish they would make a truck where the sides folded down too. then you would never have to climb in the bed to get something
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Old 10-30-2019, 06:17 PM
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I wish they would make a truck where the sides folded down too. then you would never have to climb in the bed to get something
I was thinking about that the other day. I bet that's where we are going next. I think what we'll see are side doors that swing open on one or both sides of the bed. That's all I need. Just an access point. That would make the full bed so much more usable.
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Old 10-31-2019, 07:44 AM
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I was thinking about that the other day. I bet that's where we are going next. I think what we'll see are side doors that swing open on one or both sides of the bed. That's all I need. Just an access point. That would make the full bed so much more usable.

Have seen this done on custom show trucks. Sometimes these ideas eventually start to make it to production vehicles.

https://www.equipmentworld.com/900-h...-tool-storage/
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