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Question about 2011 tailgate

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by billwot, May 31, 2011.

  1. May 31, 2011 at 1:28 PM
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    billwot

    billwot [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have read a number of threads/posts about tailgates being bent/damaged from moderate loads.

    Has this problem been corrected on the 2011 models, or do I need to be looking for ways to reinforce my tailgate?
     
  2. May 31, 2011 at 1:31 PM
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    VanillaGorilla

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    I havnt heard of anything being significantly changed in the past few years but I may be wrong, If I am im sure Ill be corrected.

    Also if people put so much weight on there tail gate and it causes it to bend, you obviously shouldnt be putting that much weight on any tail gate in the first place.

    Just my $.2 cents
     
  3. May 31, 2011 at 1:43 PM
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    wmdpowell

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    I climb on/ stand on mine. I probably wouldn't jump up and down or let someone real heavy sit there.
     
  4. May 31, 2011 at 1:48 PM
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    frano

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    I've been trucking my 600 pound ATV in the back of my '11 with no issues. I load it by using alum ramps supported by the tailgate.
     
  5. May 31, 2011 at 2:01 PM
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    ckeeton

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    yeah my 11 has had some weight on it with no issues.
    prob around 600 lbs.
     
  6. May 31, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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    billwot

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    Good to hear its not a problem.

    Thanks for the responses.
     
  7. May 31, 2011 at 4:53 PM
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    Rocketball

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    I just hauled 20 bags of mulch from Lowes the other day in my 08, and I had to sit on the tailgate to reach the ones in the front. For most people that's no biggie..... I weigh in at 275. Nothing unusual to report other than I picked the hottest damn day of the year to get the gardens mulch. :cool:
     
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