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Old 06-19-2011, 07:30 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Gone Camping View Post
I like The looks of my tailgate.Attachment 1323
X2 that is a great looking tailgate

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Old 09-20-2011, 07:45 PM   #12
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Schooner, I know this is too late to help, but I have the same problem. I have a Jayco Eagle Super Lite 29.5 RKS and a 2008 Chevy 2500HD. My REESE Pro Series 15K. My Jayco dealer
installed it according to specs and I find it hits my tailgate as well. When the slide is in the maneuver position the back of the pin box rubbed my tailgate top till it bent it out 1". The dealer claims no fault because he mounted it from the REESE data. REESE claims no fault
because it wasn't their hitch that hit my truck. No word from Jayco at all. But while at the dealers I notice all the new pin boxes have a 3" x 45 Deg. cut on that back corner now. I would not by another REESE hitch ever, and certainly would think twice about Jayco.

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Old 09-21-2011, 06:12 AM   #13
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I like to keep things dry in my bed when not towing and having my tonneau unrolled. I can remember to open and close my OEM tailgate so I can keep things dry. Don't want a 5'th wheel tailgate at any price or configuration.
My 2 cents.

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Old 09-21-2011, 01:23 PM   #14
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5th wheel tailgates were originally installed for clearance. Some were installed for fuel economy.

For those of you who have one - other than clearance are there any tangible benefits?

Have you found any legitimate increase in fuel economy to justify a $300-$400 tailgate?
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Old 09-21-2011, 02:15 PM   #15
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I considered purchasing one, but I also like having my truck bed covered and lockable. My problem is that I have to hook up to the hitch straight on, or the corner of the tailgate will hit the camper in the down position. If I was traveling with the camper I would definatly buy one because I wouldn't need to haul stuff in the truck bed. We store our camper 300 miles from home and only pull it a mile to our campsight. When I retire I will have one.
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:37 AM   #16
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I have one. It makes it easier to hook up. For me it's worth the $250. As always, YMMV.

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