not to be argumentative ...but I don't think that it would be that great of a target for a random thief. It's heavy and huge...your average jo-blo on the street would have a considerable time lugging it away...especially if all he was going to do with it was turn it into a big-azz coffee table.I would too! That would be a target item if you ask me.
Sure, it's a good idea to use the lock. After all, that's what it's for, but...I have to say the average garden variety thug in my neck of the woods ain't into tailgates. I mean, really. Over there you have an unlocked car with a stereo or perhaps a woman's purse on the seat, and then over here you have an unlocked tailgate. I'm thinking he'll go for the unlocked car.hello, i heard today (and its a new one on me ) that one o f the reasons they came up with locking tailgates ( all truck companies) is to curb the theft of tailgates off of trucks. maybe i've been out of it lately but this morning i locked it.
GGnot to be argumentative ...but I don't think that it would be that great of a target for a random thief. It's heavy and huge...your average jo-blo on the street would have a considerable time lugging it away...especially if all he was going to do with it was turn it into a big-azz coffee table.
I was a "vic" in Albuquerque. I had my little 1984 325e BMW (locked tight as a drum) parked in a stall underneath my apartment. Came outside in the morning only to find my car looked like it was slanting . . . and it was. They took stole both rims and tires on the passanger side (didn't even leave it on blocks). Then, I noticed my rear window delicately placed on the trunk of the beemer. The thieves also used a tool (screw driver?) to shove in and remove the driver's side door lock. They stole my BMW original radio, ashtray, shifter knob, . . They were stripping my car "in place!" And they left the very nice and expensive seat covers. They could not break into the trunk from the outside; but did some minor damage to my rear seat trying to get into the trunk - all they would have found was a one text book on Criminal Law!Yall have no idea unless your town is infested with Meth as if they all are not !! We lead the nation in a lotta stuff and Larceny in Abq is outta control. If you have a blinking alram they will pass on ya but if you leave anything of value on a seat and no alarm . BINGO busted window, you can see the windows laying next to the car in the mornings and ya know you have had visitors during the night! On the way to work ya notice it all the time, and it's just not my Neighborhood!!:td: I have been hit at home at night and broad daylight in Lowes parking lot and this is one of the first questions tax people ask ya, have any insurance deductables to claim!! If they want something they will get it and a tailgate or chain will not stop the Meth Head:td: :td:
I hate to burst your bubble, but they could take them right out the back even when the gate is shut and locked. I thought the same thing at first then tried it. Mine stay in the cab, now.Another good reason to lock your tailgate is so people can't steal the cleats on our Tundra bed rail system. If you lock the tailgate there isn't enough room for the cleat to fully come out. Older model Tacomas/Tundras have plastic cleats and the newer '07 alloy cleats are very desireable. My local dealership informed me of this problem.