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Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for Dodge Trucks

Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for Dodge Trucks

Item # VGD-10-4000
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This strong-as-steel plastic tailgate features a cutout that makes it perfect for towing a 5th-wheel or gooseneck trailer. The locking tailgate has built-in louvers that reduce drag, and it mounts securely with rotary latches and coated cables. Great Prices for the best tailgate from Stromberg Carlson. Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for Dodge Trucks part number VGD-10-4000 can be ordered online at or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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Stromberg Carlson Tailgate - VGD-10-4000

  • Fifth Wheel Tailgate
  • Truck Tailgate
  • Louvered Tailgate
  • Composite Plastic
  • Stromberg Carlson
  • With Lock

This strong-as-steel plastic tailgate features a cutout that makes it perfect for towing a 5th-wheel or gooseneck trailer. The locking tailgate has built-in louvers that reduce drag, and it mounts securely with rotary latches and coated cables.


  • Convenient cutout for towing a 5th-wheel or gooseneck trailer
    • Replaces your OEM tailgate during towing or travel to protect it from damage
  • Glass-filled, black composite plastic frame with louvers
    • Frame is blow molded to create a lightweight yet strong-as-steel tailgate
    • Components resist rust
  • Louvered design reduces drag and improves visibility
    • Less drag means better gas mileage
    • Accessory kit (4000-V; sold separately) lets you create a custom look by adding black, paintable steel louvers
  • Keyed center release mechanism works in conjunction with rotary latches
    • Locks gate in closed position
    • Allows for single-handed release
    • Includes 2 keys
  • Rotary latches and coated cables secure the tailgate to the truck
    • Gate lowers to sit flush with truck bed so that you can easily load cargo
  • Installation hardware is included
  • Custom designed to fit your vehicle
  • Made in the USA
  • 2-Year limited warranty

Note: Not rated for weight bearing applications. Do not stand on the gate.

VGD-10-4000 Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for Dodge Trucks

Installation Details VGD-10-4000 Installation instructions

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Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for Dodge Trucks - VGD-10-4000

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (684 Customer Reviews)

This strong-as-steel plastic tailgate features a cutout that makes it perfect for towing a 5th-wheel or gooseneck trailer. The locking tailgate has built-in louvers that reduce drag, and it mounts securely with rotary latches and coated cables.


Very disappointed with this product. First, unhappy with the fit. Leaves a good size gap between the bumper and bottom of tailgate. Secondly, the gate I received with the lock will not stay in the closed position unless it is locked each time. The latch falls to the open position and at the first bump in the road the tailgate falls open. We lost a table top barrel cooker and luckily it did not greatly damage our Fifth Wheel we were towing after the gate dropped. Finally, our last trip the lock failed and remained locked. After returning, I disassembled the locking mechanism(only way to get it open) and removed the tail gate for good. I am done with it.

For future reference the manufacturer can be contacted about this as these tailgates come with a warranty. I reached out to them and they said that each gate is tested before being packed up and that they see this issue with locks fairly often as things can happen during shipping. They would just need proof or purchase and an address to send the new locking mechanism to.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 10/25/2022


It fits and works but is quite cheaply made. The latch mechanism doesn't always close properly without an additional bump at the corners and the knob doesn't have positive stops for the open and close positions. It does however eliminate the potential damage to my factory tailgate when connecting and disconnecting from my 5th wheel trailer.

Ive had it on and off the truck several times over the past year and nothing has changed. Still cheap but effective.
Emory - 06/17/2022


Fit was ok on install. Thing started falling apart after the 7 month mark. One side cover flew off entirely, and the other is now loose. Support brackets are breaking off. It is not at all worth the price if it cannot even last a year of light usage. Stromberg wants to charge $xx plus shipping to get the new parts for their defective tailgate.

This is still under our 2 year warranty with Stromberg. Customer service will reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 06/21/2022


lightweight, but does not come to top of bed .I have foldable cover and anybody con reach in and open, even with center piece on and tailgate locked.


I think your product is great except it is possibly the wrong one it’s a little to wide for the bottom pins. It’s supposed to be for a 2007 Ram 3500. What is your procedure for return and reorder.

I hate to hear that it was not a fit for you. I will have our customer service team reach out to you to assist with the return. The tail gate that I show as a fit for your 2007 Ram 3500 would be part # VGD-02-4000
Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for Dodge Trucks
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 09/27/2022

2012 Ram 3500

Quick delivery, easy assembly and installation... about 30 minutes.
...and it looks good!!

Dodge Ram Pickup

Looks terrific on my Ram 3500, and it keeps my gear from falling out of the back of the truck.
I'm worried about putting any type of load on it for fear of breaking it.


The welds of one of the tabs to screw into for the plastic side covers broke off in the box. Also the gray plastic piece that goes into the passenger side of the truck crack. This is the piece that allows you to take the tailgate off..

We definitely will have this taken care of for you. I will have our customer service team assist you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 07/18/2022

2012 Ram 2500

Really nice tailgate to hold me over until I get the OEM fixed. Installed in less than 30 minutes. Was packed very securely. 5 years towing a fifth wheel and got distracted and damaged it when I forgot to lower it. Must have for me going forward and camping. Thanks etrailer.

2016 Ram 3500

Very happy.Great fit, easy installation.


For the price this is a decent tailgate. It is a good looking tailgate, has a lock which is important to me install while not difficult, could have been made easier with better instructions. Closing is not as crisp as I would like and a far cry from the OEM tailgate. Still in all it should serve my needs to allow easy hookup with my 5th wheel and to keep gear in the truck bed while traveling. For those looking for an inexpensive but decent tailgate this is a good choice.


Fit was simple and it looks nice on my 2018 Ram 2500. I lost my backup camera, but hope to get a replacement that will plug directly into the OEM connector at the tailgate. Stromberg Carlson has one, Model VCD-0053, but looks as though it just hit the market. I also purchased the insert and filler plates for the tailgate, but do not plan to install them until my fifth wheel towing is done for the season. Fits well with the Access cover.

2015 Ram 3500

I bought this tailgate for my 2015 Ram 3500 Dual Rear Wheel truck for towing our fifth wheel. I liked the appearance and design of the new tailgate that will allow me to hook up and unhook without raising or lowering the gate. I ordered from etrailer due to their extensive product information and detailed installation instructions and was very pleased with the fast shipping. I was able to install the tailgate with no trouble at all, it was a perfect fit for my truck and looks great! Thank you to the folks at etrailer, I definitely will be buying from you again in the future.


The tailgate does its job. I also experienced an increase in fuel mileage which is an added bonus. However, the lock never worked, so I worry about it being stolen.

I will have our customer service team reach out to you. The tailgate does have a 2-year limited warranty. The lock is available as a separate part # 7455-415
Replacement Tailgate Lock for Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 02/01/2022

2016 Dodge Ram Pickup

Received my order in 3-4 days. Package was in perfect shape. Easy installation, in about 45 minutes! Very good fit and shut good without any adjustments. Would recommend ! 2016 Dodge Ram 2500 fifth-wheel tailgate

Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Good afternoon ETrailer Team,
I am
super happy with my Stromberg Tailgate item #VGD-10-4000. It fit perfectly on my Dodge 3500 Dually and everything looks great. I appreciate the awesome customer Service by Anthony W as I had questions over the phone. After answering my questions he actually took my order over the phone and followed up a number of times to make sure that I got the confirmation and the delivery once it came. Great Job ETrailer! I will definitely be back and recommend you all.


Easy to install ,would liked to be able to install back up camera .

2012 Dodge Ram Pickup

Very satisfied with my purchase through Ordering was easy and product was shipped the same day. I received the order in two days. Everything was well packaged and all components were there. Installation was easy with clear instructions. Most of all my truck looks great.


Ease of assembly, good construction ,great price

so,so if the bushing with the slot rotates you play hell takening the gate off wont hold much weight other than that looks great
David E - 03/07/2022

2010 Dodge Ram Pickup

locking mechanism is really cheap. the latches don't fit quite right. no picture of how the latch is supposed to fit onto the truck latch pin.

Thank you for your review. The only instance where we mention the tailgate latch is in this review video at the 1:13 mark:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 09/28/2021

2018 Ram 3500

Easy to install except for the screws on the bottom of the endcaps. Took approximately 15-20 mins.

A recommendation would be to supply a blank plug to put in the connector for the back up camera & lock


Came on time and packed very well. Had a minor scuff on drivers side cover but nothing worth returning over. Overall it looks good and I am sure it will hold up to the elements. Very easy to order and I will be a repeat customer!


After damaging my tailgate, I replaced it with this one within 10 minutes....Looks fantastic and saved me a lot of money!!! A + I highly recommend!!!!

2018 Ram 3500

Fast delivery and easy installation.


Looks great and has been a great addition to the truck when pulling our 5th wheel!
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