Unveiled: Ram’s New Multifunction Tailgate For Half-Tons – Swing However You’d Like To!


Unveiled: Ram’s New Multifunction Tailgate For Half-Tons – Swing However You’d Like To!

Not to be outdone with press releases from both Ford and GM, Ram has announced a new feature for their half-ton pickup trucks. It’s called the multifunction tailgate and it works like this: in addition to the traditional method of opening, the tailgate can be split into barn doors, with a 60/40 split line, and each door can be opened individually. The doors swing out 88 degrees.

In addition, an optional center step can be optioned and the RamBox cargo bins are still available. Which is neat and all…and it leaves us with a feeling of déjà vu: with Ram and GMC announcing multifunction tailgates, are you starting to see hints of 1970s American station wagons now? Think back to Ford’s “Magic Doorgate”, for example: A trick rear gate, plus extra storage in clever little locations, on a vehicle that originally was a utility design but now has morphed into some kind of gigantic status symbol. At least Ram’s tailgate does serve one good utility purpose: forklift loading will be an absolute breeze with both doors swung wide open!


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2 thoughts on “Unveiled: Ram’s New Multifunction Tailgate For Half-Tons – Swing However You’d Like To!

  1. Ross

    Nice tailgate, but I want to know when Ram is going to offer this new truck in standard cab short bed. Their classic is still available in standard cab short bed but only in the striped down Tradesman trim level. I have been waiting to order a nice standard cab short bed, but it doesn’t look like that is going to happen any time soon.

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  2. BeaverMartin

    The only innovation I want to see is a new half ton V8 4×4 for under 40K. I bought my first 4×4 Cummins for like 30K. You can’t find a gas 4×4 for that now. Buying a new Cummins Ram is like buying a house.

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