This morning, I helped a friend by going to the nursery with him and getting
some decorative rocks. When I dropped the tailgate to dump them, some
became lodged in the crack. As I wiggled it downward, I learned that on one
side, there is only a slider that keeps the tailgate on. It fell off, and
the cables caught it before it smashed my feet.
On most trucks I have owned, they had two pins on plates that were bolted
on. This made it harder to come off and harder to be stolen.
If I ever need a tailgate for a 2006 Dodge truck, I could have one off and
be gone in less than 15 seconds with that slider pin idea, and the puny
little clips on the cables. What a lame design.