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Check Out the Ram 1500’s Multifunction Tailgate Capabilities

How to Use the Ram 1500’s Multifunction Tailgate Features 

Whether you own a Ram 1500 or are doing some research to find the perfect new pickup, you may know that the Ram 1500 has a multifunction tailgate with multiple opening options as of the 2019 model year. This unique tailgate makes it easy to handle all sorts of cargo sizes and loads, so we’ll show you how to use it and what it’s capable of. 

split doors in the ram 1500 tailgateTo put it simply, the tailgate on the Ram 1500 can open in 3 different ways thanks to a 60/40 split in the tailgate door: 

  • Left door open only 
  • Fully open (both side swinging doors open) 
  • Tailgate down 

The doors can open 88 degrees and make it easier to haul bulky cargo. Thanks to the 60/40 split, you can securely haul cargo on the right side of the bed behind the right-side door while making room for a bulkier item by swinging open the left-side door. 

[Read more: The 2020 Ram 1500 gets an all-new EcoDiesel engine] 

Other Ram 1500 Tailgate Capabilities 

Underneath the tailgate, the 1500 also has a kick-out bed step. It extends out from underneath the bumper to make it easier for you to load or access cargo, even with the tailgate remaining closed.  

An available cargo management system, the class-exclusive RamBox®, offers additional storage on the side of the vehicle. The RamBox® can be locked and is entirely weatherproof, so you can store anything in there securely and safely. It also offers 115-volt and 400-watt outlets for getting easy power to your work site.  

At the end of the day, the Ram 1500 is a truck for those who truly need a strong and capable pickup. Be sure to check back to the Jim Cogdill Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram website blog for more info on your favorite pickup truck or other models.