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Pick Up Truck Owners, JFYI

Confetrit

Well-known member
This is just some information to pass along for those that drive pickup trucks. I'm 65 years old and last June I had surgery to repair my left shoulder (torn rotator cuff) and a ripped left bicep muscle. I am trying to be more observant on how I do things such as lifting of lowering objects. I am right handed and believe you me, I would Never want to have to go through this surgery on my right shoulder. I have been watching Uribe video's on tailgate assist assemblies which lower your tailgate slowly without having to catch the weight and ease the tailgate down manually each time. If you have ever considered one, try it. They are not that expensive and are easy to install yourself. I spent more time searching for my 10mm wrench, than I did on installation. I installed the DeeZee assembly on my 2007 Ford F150. They have different kits for different makes and models of trucks. I think I'm really going to like it. Oh, and there is no drilling required to your truck. JFYI
 

Ronstar

Well-known member
Good to know, thanks!!
 

tvr

Well-known member
Interesting ... but on my 1994 F250, I still just let the tail gate drop. Every few years I replace the cables as a precaution. One of the guys at the local steam engine club dropped his engine on the ground when he was loading it in the truck and the corroded cables holding up the tail gate broke; the tail gate flopped down, dropping everything. I don't have a heavy steam engine, but I do load the gravely in the truck every now and then and with an attachment on, its between 700 and 800 pounds. Not something I want to drop.
 

hawgdawg

Well-known member
Good info to know,, thanks Confetrit ,, I'll look into it.
TVR ,, thats something I never thought about or considered,, I'll have to keep an eye on my cables as well.
Heres a question for you,, just got to thinking about it yesterday for some reason,, do they make anything to keep someone from being able to steal your tailgate ?? My 06 250 is in pretty good shape and would hate to have to find and buy another tailgate.
 

tvr

Well-known member
Good info to know,, thanks Confetrit ,, I'll look into it.
TVR ,, thats something I never thought about or considered,, I'll have to keep an eye on my cables as well.
Heres a question for you,, just got to thinking about it yesterday for some reason,, do they make anything to keep someone from being able to steal your tailgate ?? My 06 250 is in pretty good shape and would hate to have to find and buy another tailgate.
Just do a search on "tailgate anti-theft" There are some tricks that some people say are deterrents and several different types of locks that can be added. Mine is beat up and wouldn't be one to steal ... but if I put a new one on, I'd probably put a lock on it.
 
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