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

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

Item # VGM-14-4000
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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 GM Trucks part number VGM-14-4000 can be ordered online at or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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Stromberg Carlson Tailgate - VGM-14-4000

  • 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


  • Dimensions: 61-1/2" long x 23-1/2" tall
  • Weight: 34 lbs
  • Weight capacity: 100 lbs
  • 2-Year warranty

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

VGM-14-4000 Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for GM and Chevrolet Trucks

Installation Details VGM-14-4000 Installation instructions

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Stromberg Carlson 4000 Series 5th Wheel Louvered Tailgate with Lock for GM Trucks - VGM-14-4000

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.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Tail gate is just what we wanted. It did come with a dented bottom corner that we got to work. Instructions were a bit confusing but youtube video was very helpful. Fit the truck exactly and looks great.


I really like the product, seems well build and easy to install, the directions that came with are of not much value but some common sense and the tailgate is fairly simple to install with very little adjustments needed.

Here is an install video on a similar vehicle that is easier to understand than the written instructions:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 10/04/2021


Received my tailgate and installed it This morning, everything is fine, thanks again to you and your staff at etrailer for all your help


I haven't installed as of yet, but I have looked at it out of the ship package and it looks beautiful! Can't wait to install.

Working great! Id recommend to anyone.
Dave - 10/26/2022


Love it it cuts down on wind resistance, And it make it easier to hook up my fithwheel trailer


Nice replacement. Easy install

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Pleased with the appearance of it on my truck but a little disappointed with the tailgate latch located on the rear passenger side of the truck. The latch does does not function properly. We've made necessary adjustments from what the instruction manual recommended but the latch still does not latch properly allowing the tailgate to easily open part way.


works great could of had a backup camer a.

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Passenger side end plate was damaged. With hammer and what not, was able to fix. The rest of the tailgate was fine. Am very happy with the tailgate, will make hookup and unhooking ease. Looks cool on truck.


Tailgate looks great. Wish it closed more securely and didn’t have the “play” in the latch when closed. Overall a decent product, that Installed quickly,


The quality of the tailgate has greatly increased over the years. Ease of assembly is very good. I would definately by another one from etrailer.

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

It's a good Tailgate, but not very strong if you use your tailgate often this is not the part you want. I figure a couple of bags of cement on it and you might break it and you cannot use your backup camera, Not quite what I thought it would be but I will give this 4 stars because it does look nice on the truck.


Fast shipping fairly easy installation could have saved time if watched video before installing. Would be a better product if the latches had some lateral or eccentric adjustment to pull the door snug. Doesn’t make sense to have to adjust door striker post every time you install the door then adjust it back again when you reinstall the factory tailgate. You should be able to adjust the latches to the truck and make fine adjustments one time. The plastic covers on the ends could be a little heavier I can see having to replace them after a couple of years use due to cracking.

Only used it two times easy to install one latch does not snug up securely but does latch even with adjusting door post. Makes hookup a lot easier as you do not have too lower tailgate when hooking up 5th wheel.
Jim - 12/30/2020


Excellent product. No problems this past year. Had a bad lock out of the box but you replaced it immediately. Good customer service!! Would be nice if your gates accommodated a backup camera.

Overall has been an excellent gate. Would like see a better latch system.
Vern S - 04/25/2021


The tailgate is well made. Very solid with a good finish. My original tailgate had a back up camera. I was able to order a duplicate camera that I installed in the new gate. Now I just have to unplug the factory connection when I switch gates and plug in the new camera and install the new 5th wheel tailgate. Takes just a few minutes. When I’m now traveling I put my factory tailgate back on. There is a bushing on the drivers side hinge that is something hard to line up but that might just be me. This cut out tailgate is a great addition and makes hooking up simple with no bent or damaged truck parts


The tail gate does everything I wanted it to do, however, it didn't come with a rear camera nor did it have a solution to resolve the issue. I ended up buying a conversions kit to mount the rear camera on my license plate bracket. The second camera was quite a bit better than the 1st camera that failed after a couple of weeks. Now my only problem is getting rid of the brand new tail gate that came with the truck.


This is the 2nd tailgate we have bought. The first was for a 2000 GMC pickup to haul a newly purchased 5th wheel. We decided to take a trip out west and found the old 2000 was barely up to the task. We sold that truck and bought a new 2019 GMC 3/4 ton heavy duty diesel. The first purchase for the new truck was this tailgate. Needless to say we have been more than happy with them. They won't hold a lot of weight so we are careful about that.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

#1 No paperwork included, instructions, warranty, parts list, etc.
#2 Didn't fit. Had to grind approx 1/4 inch off of the passenger side fitting and trim plastic off of both sides in order to install the tailgate. I know this is a Stromberg problem and not an etrailer one, but you asked for a review.
3. Those pieces of foam to hold the plastic trim pieces are nothing but pure garbage!


Great deal for the price. One metal end was damaged in shipping, just bent a little. I did install a backup camera. I like the locking feature, my last one was stolen.


All the parts that I had to bolt on all fell off and lost. I am very disappointed in this product.

I will have our customer service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 11/09/2021

2019 GMC Sierra 2500

thanks to e-trailer all of the items I order came as described and on time ... tailgate and wiring harness fit well and with the on-videos provided by e-trailer were very easy to install.....thanks again


tailgate serves the purpose well, my only complaint is it had to be modified to allow use of my backup camera. the camera is standard and the tailgate should have been made to work with it.


Didn’t receive the the correct hardware for
The bracket for the lift gate side. 3/8 size.
I installed 1/4X 20. 1” long. It’s a really great product.
I had to make the holes bigger, on the bracket.
Also had adjust the passenger side latch.
And lubed bothe brackets as well.


Very happy with this tailgate. I use it mainly when pulling my bvn 5th wheel. It goes on and off easily. I was able to install a backup camera on it which works well.


I installed the tailgate today and every thing was just great.
Working with troy on all my purchases has been a wonderful experience.
Looking forward to buying something else.
Bob Cole

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