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post #1 of 11 Old 08-16-2012, 03:23 AM Thread Starter
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Step tailgate stolen in Dallas



I woke to this last week. Stole my tailgate and tool box. Some people need to get a life.
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sucks but obvious question is was it locked?


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Bad deal, hope you have good insurance. I see tailgates all the time on craigslist, its frustrating. I make sure I have something unique on my tailgate. (Random numbers stamped somewhere inconspicuous, etc etc) Also they can easily pop the locks on our tailgates, Jimmy Jammer actually makes a kit for our tailgates locks. And no I'm not talking about their hinge lock, I would use both. They are easy to steal and bring a good price on craigslist.

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Sorry about your truck man. Makes me glad mine is easy to spot if someone steals it. But I also keep the tonneau and tailgate locked to make it that much harder.

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Ouch, that sucks. Hopefully no other damage was done.

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sucks but obvious question is was it locked?
To answer this question, I am not sure. I was sooo tired that night and I am not surprised if forgot to do that. It is still not an excuse for someone to steal my tailgate.


44magnum, I will definitely put a Jimmy Jammer or some other secondary tailgate lock for it when I get my next one.


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lol i got a small little ding about the size of a hail dent in my tailgate and i leave it there for security purposes. nobody wants a dinged tailgate lol


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Also they can easily pop the locks on our tailgates,
I must have been lucky, a few months ago I found my tailgate handle popped out a few inches like someone was prying on it while it was locked. Keeping my fingers crossed no one touches my 08 tailgate.

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i have a stainless hose clamp on mine, its not going to stop anyone with tools but the guy looking for a quick score will likely not get it

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Mounted CS/Pepper grenade, a bit of fishing line, and a disable pin that only you know about? Game camera? Both (might get a good laugh)?
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