Hi Folks, This question is very "Specific"... Doesn't appear to me that this question has anything to do with a person with a load in their vehicle or how to mark it, how many feet the load extends past the tailgate, etc... The "Real" and "Accurate Answer" to this question is a definite "YES".. In California you are allowed to drive your Pick-Up Truck with the Tail-Gate Down... Anything else that you do with your Vehicle, Trucks or otherwise of course "Common Sense" applies here... Thanks and Have A Good Day Folks...
No. If you have supplies in the back of your truck that extend a few feet past your taillights, you will need to flag the end of the supplies. If you are just trying to save on fuel by driving with your tailgate down, you may want to look up the TV show Mythbusters. They tested 2 of the same trucks, driving down the same road at the same speed, with the same weight driver... and the truck with the tailgate up got better gas mileage. Air travels over the cab and across the bed without going into the bed. Lowering the tailgate created a vortex in the bed of the truck, which caused more turbulence.
yes it is legal to drive your truck in Texas with the tailgate down.
Yes. You are, however, responsible for ensuring that any cargo you have in the bed is secured.
As long as it does not obscure your lights or license plate you can drive with your tailgate down.
It is technically illegal to drive with your tailgate down in Tennessee. This is considered to be an unsecured load, even if there is nothing in the bed of the truck. This is only considered a violation.
Two wheel drive trucks have torsion bars to help adjust the ride of the vehicle. They can be turned up or down based on the vehicle's load.
Not only is gas mileage not improved by driving with the tailgate down or removed, it gets worse. Counter-intuitively, driving with the tailgate down increases the aerodynamic profile and wind resistance, degrading fuel economy. (Mythbusters recently debunked the myth. See link.) See the Related Link for "Mythbusters Episode #43" at the bottom left.
Its not really legal anywhere. It blocks the rear license plate
No, it has been shown that driving with the tailgate down creates a sort of wind drag that actually decreases gas mileage. The article I read did not address driving with the tailgate off, however.
take it to a transmission shop
No; you cant have a license to drive one down the street.
no i don't think so
Yes, relieves wind resistance.////you should not do this the tailgate could come off if not held down
pull down the tailgate and there will be two screaws or nuts on the inside of the tailgate where the light means the tailgate remove them and wigle the light and should come out the bulbs are on the back of the light
its locked while window is down.
A person drives the cars onto the trucks. The top level of the truck lowers down to a degree that a driver can drive the cars on the ramps and locks the ramp back up in position.
Trucks/Lorries, or any slow moving vehicle.
Down Home with the Neelys - 2008 Backyard Tailgate 3-11 is rated/received certificates of: USA:TV-G
no riding with the tailagte down does not save gas. when driving, there is a circular swirl of air made when the tailgate is up and this makes the wind coming off the front of the truck bypass the bed and continue over the back. dropping the tailgate stops this affect and droppes the gas mileage.
Use the circular key, once inserted into tailgate, turn key to the left of right to make window go up and down..
People try to "hyper mile" by going slow and steady, driving behind big trucks on the highway, coasting down hills- etc. Do these, but be SAFE about it. Don't tailgate a big truck, it's very dangerous. Do coast down hills whenever possible, do multiple errands in one trip, etc.
It helps. A2 NO. Mythbusters did this one. They found that contrary to popular belief, it is better to keep the tailgate up. It's something to do with the wind turbulance. With the tailgate up, it causes a vortex which helps slipstream the air over the cab. With the tailgate down it causes drag behind the vehicle.
My tailgait suffered with 6 bags of concrete and 9 6x6x12' Pressure treated posts. It wrinkled the top of the tailgait. The max weight on the tailgate is 250 LBS.