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What bothers me in particular is the category "hitch compatibility".

Sure, the RAM barn door design looks better in that case, because there's no trailer attached. I think that with most trailers, one wouldn't be able to use the barn door, because it would hit the jack.

They criticized the Ford and GMC because the steps couldn't be used with a trailer attached. Well, that's why GM trucks have very handy corner steps in the bumper.

After all, I think that the GMC with the corner steps is the best setup when it comes to having easy access to the bed when towing a trailer.

 

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j-ten-ner

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On 3/5/2020 at 9:29 PM, j-ten-ner said:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkLYY1XMVbY

 

What bothers me in particular is the category "hitch compatibility".

Sure, the RAM barn door design looks better in that case, because there's no trailer attached. I think that with most trailers, one wouldn't be able to use the barn door, because it would hit the jack.

They criticized the Ford and GMC because the steps couldn't be used with a trailer attached. Well, that's why GM trucks have very handy corner steps in the bumper.

After all, I think that the GMC with the corner steps is the best setup when it comes to having easy access to the bed when towing a trailer.

 

so long

j-ten-ner

I think most of the newer tailgate stuff is answering a question no one asked. I think the corner steps work well. 

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I read a story from one media type who was of the opinion that the Ridgeline has the best tailgate design these days. 

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42 minutes ago, Cpl_Punishment said:

I read a story from one media type who was of the opinion that the Ridgeline has the best tailgate design these days. 

I think it's even worse than the RAM barn doors. Considering that there's a trailer attached.

 

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7 minutes ago, j-ten-ner said:

I think it's even worse than the RAM barn doors. Considering that there's a trailer attached.

 

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j-ten-ner

So what do all the Ford and Chevy owners with standard tailgates do when they have trailers hooked up? 

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I really really like the Ram “ barn door” style.  The tailgate doesn’t get in he way of trying to reach up in the bed.  That tailgate would not interfere with any of my boat trailers or my utility trailer.  

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2 hours ago, Cpl_Punishment said:

So what do all the Ford and Chevy owners with standard tailgates do when they have trailers hooked up? 

The Ridgeline tailgate swings open as a whole. I thought that's what you were referring to.

 

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26 minutes ago, j-ten-ner said:

The Ridgeline tailgate swings open as a whole. I thought that's what you were referring to.

 

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But it also drops down like a traditional tailgate.

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Every tailgate on the above mentioned trucks drops down in the conventional way. That's not what I'm talking about.
It's about the fancy way of the different solutions to gain easy access to the bed and the usefulness when a trailer is attached.

 

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j-ten-ner

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Couple of issues with TFLs review. They failed to mention the hitch view on the GMC tailgate camera. Not sure if the others have the same function but it should’ve been mentioned either way.

The biggest thing that the TFL failed on with their review is the overall functionality of the tailgates. The Ram & Ford tailgates are one trick ponies. The GMC not only has 6 different functions, you can also add lights & a radio for additional functionality. They made a brief mention of other features that the Multi Pro has but they completely dismissed it in their categories & point rating system.
It’s almost as if they ignored it on purpose and ignoring features in a “tailgate features” review, totally negates the review itself. Dumb.

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