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GEN 2 Always rip off tailgate step panel

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Exterior Forum [GEN 2]' started by Nerdles1, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. Nerdles1

    Nerdles1 Full Access Member

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    Does anyone else have a problem ripping off that flimsy tailgate step cover when loading or unloading your truck. I’ve gone through 3 already. I’m thinking about putting some pop rivets in it.


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    +1 The tailgate cap is not well designed. Or affixed.
     
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    Huh. I drag folding ladders and other shit out of mine on a daily basis, nothing but some scratches in the plastic. Lucky I guess.
     
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    I knock mine off all the time stepping down... typically can bang it back on


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  5. MudLovingFJ

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    I’ve never had one pop off on my 16 F150 nor my Raptor yet, but there were times when I was sure it was gonna be ripped off by something while unloading.
    But I have friends that have broken theirs a few times as well just by loading dirt bikes or lumber
     
  6. KCM

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    Mine always comes off. I can hit it back into place too but it’s kinda loose
     
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    Never had an issue with mine but I have the factory ramps that lock on to the tailgate so they “protect” the cover with a lip. Definitely dinged that up quite a bit already.
     
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    Yes, my panel has ripped off at least a dozen times. Now half of the tabs are broken. I'm considering trimming down the edges when I order a replacement to see if it cuts down on catching things.
     
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    Mine has not ripped off but Im careful not to let stuff hang on the edge of it. The plastic is all scratched up though.
     
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    yes if you slide something heavy like a fridge it comes right off - ask me how I know.

    The bed rug has helped by getting rid of the lip when sliding big items out.
     
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