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Tailgate was stolen on Labor Day

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by SupremeMatt, Sep 12, 2022.

  1. Sep 13, 2022 at 6:04 PM
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    BMH

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  2. Sep 13, 2022 at 6:12 PM
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    If you're hauling things resting on the lowered tailgate, it won't get stolen. Otherwise, just lock it. It's no different than locking your car.
     
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  3. Sep 13, 2022 at 6:15 PM
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    very different, if they break in your car they cant just lift the door off and walk away with it
     
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  4. Sep 13, 2022 at 6:18 PM
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    Please. Locking your tailgate is no different than locking your car door.
     
  5. Sep 13, 2022 at 6:18 PM
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    uhhhhh, sure.

    Thieves know that whenever something is resting on a lowered tailgate, they are not allowed to steal it.
     
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  6. Sep 13, 2022 at 6:20 PM
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    Cali, 3rd world as it gets.
     
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    Love the people blaming Cali.
    Yes cali has its problems... a lot of them, but this could happen anywhere lol
     
  8. Sep 13, 2022 at 6:43 PM
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    Confirmation bias. If you already hate a place and hear about something awful happening there, it just reinforces your feelings
     
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  9. Sep 13, 2022 at 6:59 PM
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    if you say so cowboy
     
  10. Sep 13, 2022 at 7:20 PM
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    We into the 7th year of third gens. This was an issue with 2nd gens in every state. The solution is old enough to get a drivers license.
     
  11. Sep 13, 2022 at 7:47 PM
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    After installing the large washers, I filled the Torx heads with silicone.
    A SaBellco lock and tailgate lock were also added to the 2017. A6C12DCF-DF08-4F96-AD91-9ED2E43E64E9.jpg
     
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  12. Sep 13, 2022 at 7:49 PM
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    LOL. This is truly funny. If you have something resting on the tailgate, you should be worried about whatever it is you’ve left unattended; not your tailgate. Who does that?
     
  13. Sep 13, 2022 at 8:03 PM
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    This is undeniably true I agree
     
  14. Sep 14, 2022 at 5:54 AM
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    I partly agree with you only because there should be preventative measures in-place as well as situational awareness.

    Even with said recommendations, it could still happen...because there are professional thieves out there.

    It's unfortunate/frustrating/depressing that these things happen. It's like being violated because our vehicles are an extension of us.

    OP should be able to get everything back to the way it was...and take measures to ensure there isn't a repeat performance.
     
  15. Sep 18, 2022 at 1:01 AM
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    Too bad you didn't catch them, you could beat them over the head with it.
     
  16. Sep 18, 2022 at 10:08 AM
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    I didn’t know this was a problem until I joined this forum but as with many other things I’ve learned here it was easy to implement a solution.
     
  17. Sep 18, 2022 at 11:51 AM
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    It is not as if only Tacoma Tailgates are being stolen... That and thefts of Catalytic Converters. You'd think the OEM could provide protection that would make theft effort intensive and not worth it. Then again, I've heard of people responsible for building materials putting tracking devices on things like air-conditioner compressors and such...
     
  18. Sep 18, 2022 at 12:26 PM
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    I love California. I’ve been all across the nation. I feel bad for those who live in Florida. I’ve tried to live there… never again.
     
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    I've read where someone had a Sabelco or similar lock on and tried to open it after 3 years and it was so gritty it wouldn't open. He said you need to work the lock every so often since it's in an area that collects grit.
     
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  20. Sep 18, 2022 at 3:07 PM
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    Good Call!

    I have a SaBellCo and will take the cap off the lock and see how easy/difficult it is...

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