Having a helluva time trying to secure the tailgate on my new 2013 SR5 PreRunner (with the backup camera). Bought the Masterlock8253DAT
and it's a joke, the lock doesn't tighten enough and the tailgate slips right out. Same with the Bully Lock LH090 based on a review from a Toyota owner.
Even made a trip to Walmart today looking for (based on a thread from 2009) an E-Z Hose Clamp with no luck, can't seem to find it anywhere on the web as well.
Tommorrow is a trip to check out a SnugTop Tonneau cover and hopefully (and expensively) that will be the solution. With a neighbor who recently had her tailgate jacked, and no recent threads on securing the tailgate I would be very interested as to any solutions out there that actually work. Any and all replies would be greatly appreciated. Thanx
P.S. I think it's a shame for the price you pay for a new Tacoma you have to worry about your tailgate as well as the spare being ripped off so easily, and a lock on the gas, is that too much to ask?