Truck Tailgates & Tailgate Replacements: Louvered, Vented, Fifth Wheel

If you are looking to change up the look of your truck while improving its ability to handle cargo on and off the road, it's time to look into aftermarket tailgate options.

What To Look for in a Replacement Tailgate

If you are looking to simply replace a tailgate that has fallen apart due to bad hinges or damage from a collision, then the field is wide open when it comes to your options, and you need to decide exactly what you want. OEM replacement tailgate solutions will keep your truck looking and working like it always has, but an aftermarket choice could open up your truck bed aerodynamics and create a more fuel-efficient airflow bubble. They could also provide you with visual styling options not available to those with stock tailgates, or even economical solutions that save you a lot of money over a replacement stock tailgate.

If you are looking for something to take off-road, it's important your tailgate solution has a rugged build and a design suited to easy cargo loading and unloading. If all you want is to keep the groceries from sliding out, a cargo net tailgate is all it takes.

Aftermarket Truck Tailgate Costs

When it comes to truck tailgate replacement costs, a lot depends on what you're looking for. You can find a good louvered insert solution or a cargo net tailgate for anywhere between $30 and $130, approximately. For those simply looking to replace a damaged or missing tailgate, that is often the most economical solution, and it has the advantage of being highly customizable. It's a lot easier to custom paint a louvered insert than a whole stock tailgate, after all.

For premium aftermarket tailgates, including fifth wheel setups, you could be looking at anywhere between $300 and $600. This tier typically includes more durable builds and has more options when it comes to visual style choices, venting, and more. Most tailgate upgrades fall into this category.

If you want the best aftermarket tailgate you can find, complete with extra features like cargo ramps for loading UTVs or bikes, you need to plan on spending between $2000 and $4000, but that is for everything. Wondering how long installation takes? That depends on how complex your tailgate replacement is.


Your truck's tailgate is essential to keeping your cargo secure and making loading and unloading easier. But the standard tailgate isn't always the best option for your specific needs, which is why investing in a replacement tailgate is often worth your while. Leonard Accessories is your resource for the best aftermarket tailgates, including louvered, vented, and fifth wheel tailgates that enhance convenience and functionality of your truck. Shop styles by the best brands in the business to ensure long-lasting performance for many miles of use.

Different Types of Truck Tailgates

The Leonard team is here to help you find an aftermarket tailgate that suits your specific needs, no matter if you use your truck as your work hauler or daily grocery-getter. We have both hard and soft tailgates with various features to accommodate your specific usage and cargo needs. Which style is best for you? Select from our great variety of louvered tailgates if you prefer the louvered or vented style. Vented tailgates are best for those who need improved airflow and visibility with ease of hitching and they may help increase gas mileage as well.

Need to haul a trailer with your truck? Many of these versatile replacement tailgates can be fitted with a tailgate insert for when you want to eliminate the louvered design. A variety of privacy accessories help ensure that you get everything you need from your tailgate with no compromises. With excellent prices and a fitment guarantee on every order, there's no reason not to trust Leonard Accessories when you want to upgrade any of your exterior truck accessories.

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