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Old 04-01-2019, 12:32 PM
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Tailgate theft

My tailgate was stolen from a hotel parking lot in Houston this weekend. This is something I never considered. Since, Iíve read that this is an easy and more common target for the lowlifes.

Of the products available, what do you use on your tailgate to deter its theft? TIA
 
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Old 04-01-2019, 12:54 PM
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Nothing will stop them
 
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Inverted hose clamps slow the theft down.
 
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Old 04-01-2019, 06:03 PM
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Okay. Thanks
 
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Old 04-02-2019, 03:27 PM
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Almost had mine stolen. Hose clamp on the pivot point stopped them
 
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I would suggest the hose clamp trick AND lock it!! That will slow them down! Sorry to hear that this happened to you.

BTW, what color was your gate?

We have a guy here locally to me in Florida that always seems to have 6-8 premimum gated for sale and I have wondered where he gets them.....
 
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We need a gate lojack
 
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Old 04-03-2019, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by blackeyed1 View Post
Almost had mine stolen. Hose clamp on the pivot point stopped them
Good to hear.
 
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Old 04-03-2019, 09:25 AM
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I would suggest the hose clamp trick AND lock it!! That will slow them down! Sorry to hear that this happened to you.

BTW, what color was your gate?

We have a guy here locally to me in Florida that always seems to have 6-8 premimum gated for sale and I have wondered where he gets them.....
Thanks. My gate was black. Yeah, Iíve been looking on Craigslist, eBay, and FB Marketplace. Lots of gates for sale. I was hoping I would come across mine so I could buy it back from the nice folks that stole it.
 
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Old 04-03-2019, 09:34 AM
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We need a gate lojack
Right!

I ordered a Gatekeeper from https://jimmijammer.com/Product,%20GK.htm. Same concept as the hose clamp, but more robust.
 
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Old 04-03-2019, 04:07 PM
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I went outside to get something from the bed. Both straps were disconnected. I thought WTF? Luckily about 3 months before I put a hose clamp ($2) on the pivot point with the screw facing down when opened. I don't think the bad guys are gonna crawl under the truck AND have the proper screwdriver. I was lucky as two guys on our street had their gates stolen, as well as 6 gates at the closest Ford Dealer.
 
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Old 04-13-2019, 06:43 PM
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I went outside to get something from the bed. Both straps were disconnected. I thought WTF? Luckily about 3 months before I put a hose clamp ($2) on the pivot point with the screw facing down when opened. I don't think the bad guys are gonna crawl under the truck AND have the proper screwdriver. I was lucky as two guys on our street had their gates stolen, as well as 6 gates at the closest Ford Dealer.
Smart! Yeah, I agree. Plenty out there, like mine was, that arenít protected.
 

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