Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Gate King®?

The Gate King® is the only truck accessory that gives you full use of your tailgate. Built with our patented Tailgate Adjuster® technology, it gives every truck owner the ability to adjust their tailgate in a multitude of positions.

How does Gate King® work?

Gate King® works by giving you the ability to adjust your tailgate in eight different positions using our patented Tailgate Adjuster® technology. Simply ratchet your tailgate up to any angle and enjoy.

How many do I receive in the box?

Each box comes with a set of two Gate Kings in a left and right configuration.

How easy is this to install?

About as easy as easy can get. Each side takes about 3-5 minutes to unscrew the old tailgate cables and install our Gate King® set.

Do I need to use a drill?

Fortunately, there is no drilling involved! Simply screw the Gate King® arms into the same holes that your old tailgate cables use.

How do I use these?

Simply engage the latching pin on each side and lift your tailgate to the desired height. You will hear a satisfying click to ensure the ratchet and pin are engaged.

Can I use my tailgate normally when I don’t need them?

Yes, you can keep them on your truck for as long as you like! They will function just like normal cables, only they will look 10 times cooler!

Will this work on both of my trucks?

Yes, while Gate King® is compatible with almost every new truck on the market today, the product itself is not universal. You will have to buy two sets for two different trucks.

How sturdy is this?

Each Gate King® set has been made using quality steel right here in the USA. Basically it’s as tough as the brand new truck you just bought.

How much weight will these hold?

While we cannot give an official weight limit at this time, they have been tested with several bikes in the back, and are basically as strong as the tailgate cables they are replacing. Give them a try and see for yourself.

Will these be fine in the rain and snow?

Each Gate King® is coated to be everything-proof using a special coating process, meaning the elements won’t stand a chance!

Do these replace all of my straps and tie-downs?

While Gate King® does allow for more space in your truck bed, we still highly recommend the use of straps and/or tie-downs to prevent any of your equipment from bouncing out of your truck bed.

Will these work if I have a dented or bent tailgate?

Unfortunately, Gate King® may not work if your truck's tailgate is either bent, dented, or misaligned.