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post #1 of 3 Old 02-14-2004, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Rear Tailgate Maximum Weight

Anyone know what the max weight is the rear tail gate will hold before it starts sagging when opened?
I'm designing a gas and water can rack to fit over the spare tire, but do not want to overload the tailgate.

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post #2 of 3 Old 02-14-2004, 11:15 PM
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Seems like it is either 50 or 70 lbs that it is rated for. For any type of water/gas carrier, you need something else besides just the tailgate, either a swing out carrier or something like the best top tire carrier.
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post #3 of 3 Old 02-15-2004, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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Sounds about right when I look at the hinges. What got me thinking was the Wrangler Trail Rack from Garvin Industries. It appears to attach to the door at the tire carrier, and has two swing out braces, held to bracket by pins. The pins can be removed and the gate opened. I beginning to wonder if they mean you can only open if the rack is empty.
I have written them, and hope to receive a reply.

For my application I am adding the inside Mountaineer storage rack, but want to keep the fuel outside. So, I was considering welding together a small rack that would be designed for only a gas and water cans.
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