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Thread: Tail gate weight capacity.
05-13-2009, 08:11 AM #1
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Tail gate weight capacity.
I plan on loading and hauling our motorcycles on my 99 short bed. One of them is too long so it'll be partly on the tailgate. I need to know if this is a bad idea? Also, need to know if it's safe to load over the tailgate or should I remove it to load?
05-13-2009, 12:40 PM #2
Those tailgates can hold a lot of weight. I've loaded some very heavy quads on mine, so they are safe to load over, and I have had a lot of weight riding on it. DO make sure that the cables HAVE been replaced before you put any weight on them - the 99 until i think 2004 trucks had faulty cables -- Mine was just open for a long load that had no weight on the tailgate when both cables snapped and the tailgate fell off on the highway. The tailgate cables were a recall, so if your truck has been well taken care of, they should be good.
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05-14-2009, 08:55 AM #3
I would say 500lbs is MAX, but just having the rear end of a bike on it should be just fine99 K1500 Suburban LT "THE BEAST"
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05-14-2009, 09:04 AM #4
i had my rhino's rear wheels on it, and it held it
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