2024 F150 Tailgate

Uh, no thank you. Granted it's on an F150 but these things have a way of migrating... There may be certain use cases where it becomes convenient, but long term I wouldn't want the tailgate structure or sealing integrity compromised:

That is DUMB!!!!!!!!! I guess everyone is making multi functional tailgates so in trying to be different they made it stupid. Nice job.

Not to mention the effects on the Tramp Stamp!
 
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I love it. As someone who hauls and uses a bunch of photo/video production gear daily, it would be WAY easier to reach my frequent gear than to drop the heavy tailgate and slide out the heavy slide I'm currently using. If these gates make their way to Super Duty, and can be retrofit to earlier model years, I'm a buyer.

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I don’t see the benefit seems pretty silly to me, but I’m sure there’s certain scenarios where it might come in handy.
 
I love it. As someone who hauls and uses a bunch of photo/video production gear daily, it would be WAY easier to reach my frequent gear than to drop the heavy tailgate and slide out the heavy slide I'm currently using. If these gates make their way to Super Duty, and can be retrofit to earlier model years, I'm a buyer.

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How would a small door in the middle of your tailgate help you get all the stuff under your cover? You could only reach what’s right at the door. If you wanted to slide your bed slide out you’d still have to drop your “heavy” tailgate.. wait a second is this a troll???? The Alumiduty has the lightest tailgate I’ve ever seen. Mine is removed since I have a truck camper and I kid you not it’s half the weight of my Tacoma’s tailgate…. Picking it up i bet it weighs less than 20lbs
 
Uh, no thank you. Granted it's on an F150 but these things have a way of migrating... There may be certain use cases where it becomes convenient, but long term I wouldn't want the tailgate structure or sealing integrity compromised:

Not sure if it will migrate. Would've thought the fold flat work surface on the console would've migrated over to the Super Duty, but it didn't. One feature that I would like for working on the go. One could argue the fold flat work surface would make more sense in the Super Duty, being a work truck.
 
How would a small door in the middle of your tailgate help you get all the stuff under your cover? You could only reach what’s right at the door. If you wanted to slide your bed slide out you’d still have to drop your “heavy” tailgate.. wait a second is this a troll???? The Alumiduty has the lightest tailgate I’ve ever seen. Mine is removed since I have a truck camper and I kid you not it’s half the weight of my Tacoma’s tailgate…. Picking it up i bet it weighs less than 20lbs
Perhaps it wouldn't make a difference to you, but I work with this truck, not camp. If you read my post, you'll see that I mentioned my "frequent" gear, and yes, that can easily fit through the new tailgate opening. To put it in perspective, the majority of my business is shooting high end real estate for sale, of which I do about 400 properties per year, and that is heavily weighted in the spring and summer.

So, as I'm going from tripod to gimbal to dolly, changing lenses, changing cameras etc on some of these bigger jobs, it isn't uncommon for me to be accessing my gear up to 20 times per day or so. Heavy or not, dropping a tailgate (which is damped too BTW, so it not as heavy, but slower) just to slide out a cargo slide just to slide back in a cargo slide just to lift the tailgate back into position, times 20, times hundreds of workdays per year...if you don't think halving that sequence wouldn't add up to a significant difference, you're crazy.
 
Agree, don't like it, especially in a HD truck.
Agree, I cringe just thinking about the potential for the latch to fail and the damn things swings open like a trapdoor while you are standing on it loading something heavy.
 
Perhaps it wouldn't make a difference to you, but I work with this truck, not camp. If you read my post, you'll see that I mentioned my "frequent" gear, and yes, that can easily fit through the new tailgate opening. To put it in perspective, the majority of my business is shooting high end real estate for sale, of which I do about 400 properties per year, and that is heavily weighted in the spring and summer.

So, as I'm going from tripod to gimbal to dolly, changing lenses, changing cameras etc on some of these bigger jobs, it isn't uncommon for me to be accessing my gear up to 20 times per day or so. Heavy or not, dropping a tailgate (which is damped too BTW, so it not as heavy, but slower) just to slide out a cargo slide just to slide back in a cargo slide just to lift the tailgate back into position, times 20, times hundreds of workdays per year...if you don't think halving that sequence wouldn't add up to a significant difference, you're crazy.
Understood we all have different uses, that’s why I asked. I still stand by my question. As far as I can tell that little middle door would give you access to about 6 sqft of space in your truck bed. Maybe a tiny bit more if you took something out and reached back farther in. Your set up with the bed slide looks awesome because you can access stuff all the way up front. If you need quick access, without reaching over a folded down tailgate for a few things that could fit into 6 sqft why not just put them in the back seat? Serious question, not being a jerk I promise! I just can’t see the point of the small tailgate. If anything the Rams full swinging tailgate makes quite a bit more sense since at least you can open the entire back of the truck. To me it just looks like Ford is trying to be different and the other companies already used up the good ideas. Either way, if it doesn’t come to a Superduty those F150’s are pretty slick. Better MPG’s and much quicker!

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And yes I know the tailgate is dampened. I meant it’s LIGHT!! Like I carried mine up a ladder and put it on a shelf. lol it weights 1/3 of what I expected it to weigh lol.
 
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As someone who currently has the multipro tailgate, I am going to miss it immensely on my Tremor. Until the 2024s came out, GM has lagged behind Ford and Ram for years on the interiors, but they did put a lot of thought into the actual utility of the trucks. The cameras lead the way, the tailgate is so awesome, the bumper and bed steps, LEDs in the mirrors aiming rearward, and even the fixed hooks in the bed. My 2020 Sierra has 3 fixed ratchet points on each corner, my new Tremor only has 1? Definitely going to miss these things.
 
Perhaps it wouldn't make a difference to you, but I work with this truck, not camp. If you read my post, you'll see that I mentioned my "frequent" gear, and yes, that can easily fit through the new tailgate opening. To put it in perspective, the majority of my business is shooting high end real estate for sale, of which I do about 400 properties per year, and that is heavily weighted in the spring and summer.

So, as I'm going from tripod to gimbal to dolly, changing lenses, changing cameras etc on some of these bigger jobs, it isn't uncommon for me to be accessing my gear up to 20 times per day or so. Heavy or not, dropping a tailgate (which is damped too BTW, so it not as heavy, but slower) just to slide out a cargo slide just to slide back in a cargo slide just to lift the tailgate back into position, times 20, times hundreds of workdays per year...if you don't think halving that sequence wouldn't add up to a significant difference, you're crazy.
You are right. There are scenarios where this would definitely help. I just got back from Lowe’s picking up bags of salt for the water softener. It’ll make it a lot easier to load all those bags right on the end of the bed instead of lowering the tailgate and reaching all the way over. likewise getting them out as well not having a drag them all way across the tailgate to get them out.

It might not matter for some of you young guys. But after two back surgeries with a spinal fusion and a shoulder replacement, I’ll take anything that makes things easier.
 
If we're going to continue needlessly modifying the bed then bring back those cabinets that slide out of the side of the bed they very briefly had on the F150. I can't even remember the name of it but it's similar to what the rivian does but better.
 
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