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Old 05-08-2016, 11:45 AM   #11
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That's a total of $680 for the convenience of not having to lower/raise the tailgate when hooking up and you still cannot step or stand on it when it is down. Think I'll pass on that one!
Cheaper then replacing the $2000 original, not that I'm getting it either.
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Old 05-08-2016, 12:52 PM   #12
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I agreetotally Bob. Hopefully, nobody finds themselves in need of replacing a tailgate!
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Old 05-08-2016, 04:44 PM   #13
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Here's an interesting FW tailgate, locks and has an optional mount for your factory camera, sharp looking too. I plugged in a 2012 F150 for the example.
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https://www.huskyliners.com/Aluminum...012/ford/f-150
That's one I listed earlier - not yet available for the 2015 or newer F-150.

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Cheaper then replacing the $2000 original, not that I'm getting it either.
I wonder if the fancy new aluminum F-150 tailgate is even more expensive?
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Old 05-08-2016, 04:55 PM   #14
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I wonder if the fancy new aluminum F-150 tailgate is even more expensive?
It's not bad - at least the part price. The assembly that includes the step runs $682 USD on the Ford OEM site. But, that's unfinished, and they won't ship it. So, you have to get it from a dealer, and of course, the inevitable 30% or more mark up. When all is said and done, you could expect to pay about $1200 USD.
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It's not bad - at least the part price. The assembly that includes the step runs $682 USD on the Ford OEM site. But, that's unfinished, and they won't ship it. So, you have to get it from a dealer, and of course, the inevitable 30% or more mark up. When all is said and done, you could expect to pay about $1200 USD.
Oh great I had better take good care of my tailgate then I have the step and thought it was pricey as a 400$ option. Now I am still investigating how to get my fifth wheel rails installed in the aluminum box

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