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Swing tailgate

Post by olyelr » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:48 am

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Re: Swing tailgate

Post by TankerZak » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:36 am

Maybe... I remain skeptical. Depends on robust it is...

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Re: Swing tailgate

Post by OffroadTreks » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:30 am

I was wondering when that was coming. They applied for a patent on that design a few years ago. Back in 2017 I think.
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Re: Swing tailgate

Post by olyelr » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:39 am

My brother in law had one of thos honda trucks, whatever they are called, which had a full tailgate that could either fold down like normal or could swing open to one side. I though that was slick as hell too.
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Re: Swing tailgate

Post by Bill2014 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:47 pm

Approaching the functionality of the tailgate on my dump trailer which can:
- open from the top as a tailgate
- open from the center as "barn doors"
- open from the bottom as a spreader (probably not useful on a non dumping truck bed :wink: )

With the swinging barn doors on the trailer, you do need to be careful that they are secured - or they can swing open and hit someone in the next lane :excited:
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Re: Swing tailgate

Post by olyelr » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:57 pm

Bill2014 wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:47 pm

With the swinging barn doors on the trailer, you do need to be careful that they are secured - or they can swing open and hit someone in the next lane :excited:
Hahahahah, speaking from experience?!

Also, they need to be secured in the open position when dumping - or they can swing into the ground, and if operator does not realize this and continues lifting the dump trailer it can cause hinge bend-age. :D
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Re: Swing tailgate

Post by OffroadTreks » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:11 pm

olyelr wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:57 pm
Bill2014 wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:47 pm

With the swinging barn doors on the trailer, you do need to be careful that they are secured - or they can swing open and hit someone in the next lane :excited:
Hahahahah, speaking from experience?!

Also, they need to be secured in the open position when dumping - or they can swing into the ground, and if operator does not realize this and continues lifting the dump trailer it can cause hinge bend-age. :D
Gotta be careful swinging those open when your buddy is walking around the truck after going back to the cab to get his big gulp.
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Re: Swing tailgate

Post by FordyceCreekTrail » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:20 pm

I like em. TFL video from the Chicago Auto show showed Roman Actually hanging on the long one. VERY sturdy. Also the engineer guy walks in and out of the bed blind which is cool.
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