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Tailgate lock

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jxgw, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Jul 2, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    jxgw [OP] New Member

    Jun 19, 2012
    First Name:
    09 4x4 Double Cab
    I am a new member. This is my first post. I have been looking around the forum and gathered some good information. Thank you all for the information guides and reviews.

    Anyway, I just got a truckcoversusa rollup bed cover on my 2009 crew cab with the 5ft bed. I am really happy with it. But now I would like to be able to lock the tailgate. I have been going over every idea I can think of from a simple gate latch on the inside of the bed to a powered tailgate lock. I am leaning towards the powered lock since it will make life easy and i don't mind investing in this truck since I plan on having it for a very long time. However most of the suggestions and reviews that I have seen are for the pop & lock and are a few years old. I have also seen some reviews that suggest they are not the most durable. I have also seen a couple of mentions for the dynolock but not nearly as many of the pop & lock. Also some of the comments I saw on that suggest they are not the most durable.

    So, given that there has been some time past since most of the reviews and comments that I have seen, are these still the 2 best in the game? Is there a strong recommendation of one over the other?

    The other thing is that it seems that you can either go with a powered or manual option. Are there any options out there that offer both? Namely, can be powered but also have a key incase there are problems with the power? Call me crazy but I would hate to be in the middle of nowhere and not be able to get my tailgate open because of power issues.

    Thanks in advance for the comments and suggestions.

  2. Jul 2, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    FLAJIM Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2012
    First Name:
    Daytona Beach, Fl.
    2012 PreRunner SR5 2WD
    ARE tonneau cover, Electric Pop & Lock tail gate, 2 lighter plugs in bed, Reese hitch/ factory wiring, OEM Bed Extender and fog lights.
    I also was on the fence but decided to go with the pop and lock electric lock. I like it a lot, and really if the battery went dead u could remove the panel and by pass it.

    Be Safe JIM

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