Here Is Why Ram’s Multifunction Tailgate Is Awesome!

One Of The Ram 1500's Most Useful Functions...

As the Editor of 5thGenRams.com, I have had the opportunity to thoroughly test and evaluate the fifth-generation Ram 1500, a truck that continues to impress with its array of remarkable features. Among these, the multifunction tailgate stands out as a game-changer for truck owners who prioritize practicality and hauling capabilities.

2023 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn Crew Cab 4×4 EcoDiesel. (5thGenRams).

The Ram 1500 multifunction tailgate sets itself apart from other pickups by providing cargo-access flexibility without compromise. It combines the convenience of a fully dampened, drop-down tailgate with remote release options with the innovative 60/40 split, swing-away functionality. This first-of-its-kind design allows for easy access to the truck bed, making loading and unloading bulky items a breeze.

The dual side-hinged tailgate doors of the Ram multifunction tailgate further enhance the practicality of the Ram 1500’s bed. The independent opening features make curbside loading more accessible while accessing the bed closer to the bumper makes stepping up easier and allows forklift loading. Whether you’re hauling construction materials or organizing gear for an outdoor adventure, the multifunction tailgate streamlines the process and saves you valuable time and effort.

2023 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn Crew Cab 4×4 EcoDiesel. (5thGenRams).

Unlike other multi-element tailgates on the market, the Ram multifunction tailgate is trailer-friendly, eliminating the need to remove the trailer and hitch before opening. This feature alone provides a significant advantage for truck owners who frequently tow trailers. With a remarkable 2,000-lb. load rating, the Ram multifunction tailgate retains all the capabilities of a traditional tailgate, ensuring you don’t have to compromise on functionality.

The Ram 1500’s multifunction tailgate offers four configurations to suit various needs. You can open it flat, open the left door only, open the right door only, or open both doors simultaneously. Each door swings open to an impressive 88 degrees, allowing easy access to the bed from multiple angles. For added convenience, consider opting for the retractable center-mounted step, which further enhances bed access.

2023 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn Crew Cab 4×4 EcoDiesel. (5thGenRams).

While the Ram 1500’s multifunction tailgate is undeniably impressive, it’s essential to note that the Mopar tri-fold tonneau cover, often included with the truck, may not be the optimal choice. Fortunately, there are aftermarket alternatives available that offer enhanced functionality and durability. 

While the Ram 1500’s multifunction tailgate is undoubtedly a standout feature, it’s worth considering aftermarket alternatives to the Mopar tri-fold tonneau cover that often accompanies the truck. Aftermarket options provide enhanced functionality and durability, ensuring your truck bed remains secure and protected from the elements. Research different manufacturers and models to find the one that best suits your specific needs and preferences.

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