Tail Gate vs. Net
In the time I have been driving I have owned 8 vehicles with tail gates. At some point I have taken every one of them off briefly for a task of some sort. But always put them back on after the task. This past weekend I had the tail gate off for a task and while puttering next to the truck I noticed my older dog, who hasn't gotten into the back of the truck by herself in years, was in the truck. So I asked her "How did you do that?" and she replied "Wroo wroooooo" and showed me how easy it was for her to step down from bed to bumper to that plate under the number plate to ground. And then back in again, she was so proud of herself, and I didn't have to get the ramp out. There is a lot of times that the tailgate is a pain. I am seriously considering removing and using one of those nets to keep clutter in. How many of you have permanently removed your tailgate? Is it bad for the truck bed? What about the breeze blowing back at the dog boxes? What about gas mileage?