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Old 04-20-2015, 11:48 AM   #11
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I think the V tailgate was the best accessory I bought for the trailer. Highly recommended.
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Old 04-20-2015, 12:02 PM   #12
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Just curious, would it be safe to say none of you are using a slider hitch? I had one on my other rig and with the hitch slid back I never had any issues with tailgate clearances. I'm referring to final manuvering for hooking up, not sharp turns with the tailgate down.
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I don't but it is still a pain with or without a slider hitch cause you have to get out and in several times to make sure the tail gate is not destroyed or hits something.
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I don't but it is still a pain with or without a slider hitch cause you have to get out and in several times to make sure the tail gate is not destroyed or hits something.


I don't understand why. When I get ready to manuever into my spot, I get out once and unlock my hitch. I then slide the hitch back (with the tailgate up) and it locks into position, I back the unit into the spot and get it where I want it. I get out, drop my tailgate, raise the unit until it's off the hitch, unlock and pull my truck out and put my tailgate back up. Why would you try to manuever into the spot with the tailgate down? When hooking up I reverse the process. If you can't manuever around with the hitch slid back and the tailgate up, then something is not mounted in the right spot.
Did I miss something or misunderstand the problem?
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Old 04-20-2015, 02:25 PM   #15
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...not to mention if you have the Man Step in your tailgate. Gosh, I would be hurting if I had to lose that going to the V gate.
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Old 04-20-2015, 04:37 PM   #16
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My slider would provide additional clearance but I only use it for tight turns.
A v-gate (by itself) would ease the hook ups but not provide additional clearance to the camper (when open).
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Old 04-20-2015, 05:17 PM   #17
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It's so much easier with the V tailgate. Do it how you like.
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I only have about and inch or two clearance when it's open and have to be very straight as well. It's never been a problem. Just have your spouse open it once you unhitched and start pulling forward if you have to unhook while at an angle. Go slow and don't be afraid to spend and extra minute or two. Personally I wouldn't fuss with a special tailgate. I like my regular one.
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Old 04-21-2015, 11:35 AM   #19
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It's interesting that this topic (V gate) raises as much controversy. There are lots of threads on other RV forums with very heated discussions. Almost as much as talking about tires.

FWIW, I don't have a slider...don't need one with an 8 ft bed. Some of the places I go the truck ends up at a pretty sharp angle to the trailer and the V gate makes it a lot easier to hook up. I don't have to mess with getting out & checking, closing a heavy tailgate (too heavy for my wife), etc. I install it at the beginning of the season and put the regular one back on at the end of the season. Takes about 10 mins each time. If I ever screw up and hit it with the pin it costs a helluva lot less to replace than the original tailgate. To me it's worth it. As always, YMMV...
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