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Old 03-02-2018, 04:56 PM
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I keep a 7 iron in the back of my Avalanche because I got tired of having to crawl under the bed cover to get things out of the front of the bed. This would be a worthy replacement, but I think I would still keep the club around.

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I could see that being an issue for people who leave their tow hitch in. Tailgate looks to rest in that area.
I had a Bedslide in my '05 avalanche. It was super convenient and the best $1K I've ever spent. But I used it daily for work for 10 years.
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Old 03-02-2018, 04:58 PM
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I mean I appreciate the engineering and everything but it's a truck. The steps in the bumper were perfect, this is a little over kill imo. .
Steps in the bumper are perfect in good weather and you are jumping up "empty". Try it in the winter or muddy weather, wearing lots of clothes and a toolbelt, and this tailgate step makes a lot of sense. (
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Old 03-02-2018, 08:53 PM
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I like it but I in Canada you better keep it well undercoated rust protection. The salt and brine and sand here is brutal.
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Old 03-03-2018, 02:39 AM
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I’ve loaded a dirt bike in fords bed with their fancy pull out step. I pushed the ramp off center to the right slightly. This made it so I didn’t have to step up on a create and used the built in tailgate step. Worked great. With the GM new tailgate it this possible? I can’t see what position would benefit me?
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Old 03-05-2018, 05:34 PM
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Old 03-11-2018, 12:21 PM
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The other problem is that it is all electric, what do you do if you lose electric power and you have to move the gate?
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:11 PM
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I would still be up for some crank windows, but they won't let me have those either. Don't really see the point of this tailgate 'option.' I mean if you can't reach it with the gate down, is a foot closer really gonna do it for you?
Love the easy down and locking features of current tailgate designs though. I bought a 2017 GMC Sierra SLT late last year. Looked for SLE trim model (cloth seats), but very few of those and about the same cost as the SLT.
Sigh....
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Yes, the less electronic "gadgets" the better. The manual systems last longer, are easier to maintain, and usually don't break easily.
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:52 PM
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Surprised at the negativity. Some good, although complicated ideas here.

That being said, a wasted effort. All the Denali pickups I see around here drive around with empty beds. Not much DYI in the upscale burbs.
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I would still be up for some crank windows, but they won't let me have those either. Don't really see the point of this tailgate 'option.' I mean if you can't reach it with the gate down, is a foot closer really gonna do it for you?
Love the easy down and locking features of current tailgate designs though. I bought a 2017 GMC Sierra SLT late last year. Looked for SLE trim model (cloth seats), but very few of those and about the same cost as the SLT.
Sigh....
My 2015 Chevy WT has crank windows. Fine with me.
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