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Does the tailgate assist prevent you from putting the tailgate in the slanted position for 4x8 material?

Thought I read somewhere it does but hoping that’s not the case.
In one of the 20 videos I watched on Oct. 5, one of the reviewers insinuated that the Maverick did not come with a dampened tailgate because it would interfere with the multi-positions. However, he didn't say why or elaborate so he was likely just guessing. I don't see how the two would conflict. Though I don't see why the tailgate tie down has to come off either.

And why the heck don't I just let someone who has a truck answer the questions? Because I ordered a hybrid, so this is what I do.
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In one of the 20 videos I watched on Oct. 5, one of the reviewers insinuated that the Maverick did not come with a dampened tailgate because it would interfere with the multi-positions. However, he didn't say why or elaborate so he was likely just guessing. I don't see how the two would conflict. Though I don't see why the tailgate tie down has to come off either.

And why the heck don't I just let someone who has a truck answer the questions? Because I ordered a hybrid, and this is what I do.
Yea I can’t even remember where I saw it. It doesn’t make much sense why it’d prevent the other position since it’s not in the way of the other latch at all.

Kind of a bummer to lose that tie down too but I guess I could pop it back on for the few times I’d actually need to use that specific tie down.
 

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Yea I can’t even remember where I saw it. It doesn’t make much sense why it’d prevent the other position since it’s not in the way of the other latch at all.

Kind of a bummer to lose that tie down too but I guess I could pop it back on for the few times I’d actually need to use that specific tie down.
I’m thinking the same. Keep the tie down in the amazing under seat storage and put it back on if needed.
 

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Yea I can’t even remember where I saw it. It doesn’t make much sense why it’d prevent the other position since it’s not in the way of the other latch at all.

Kind of a bummer to lose that tie down too but I guess I could pop it back on for the few times I’d actually need to use that specific tie down.
i just put the assist on mine today and it definitely doesn’t interfere with the cable position at all. You have to take the tie down off bc it hits the strut as you close and it won’t close fully. You could replace it with a D ring or other style that doesn’t wrap down the side and it would likely be fine
 

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How does the "tailgate assist" feel for you?

With the very light weight tailgate is it useful for you?

I ask because I got one delivered for my Future Maverick but after reading the instructions and seeing yours with the left side tailgate tie-down removed "per instructions" I am not so sure I want it because of the missing tie-down which is needed to secure loads that extend out the back with the tailgate down.
You can easily connect another tie down bracket into either of the threaded holes from original tie down. L shaped on top or straight tie down using side hole. No reason at all not to install.
 

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Here are all my pictures of my Maverick.

Ordered July 3, built Sep 22, delivered Oct 7.

Mods include window air deflectors, tailgate assist struts, all weather mats.

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No pics of all weather mats! Did they fit well?
 

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You can easily connect another tie down bracket into either of the threaded holes from original tie down. L shaped on top or straight tie down using side hole. No reason at all not to install.
Aren’t they covered up by the assist mounting plate?
 

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Aren’t they covered up by the assist mounting plate?
No many inches away. You can see the missing bracket location in his picture. Only see the top hole due to camera angle but side is straight down from there.
 

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Congrats. Really nice truck. Enjoy the truck. I also ordered the shadow black but in the XLT trim. The window deflectors look very cool. I’m also looking at those for my truck. Also the tailgate assist will be added.
 

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Here are all my pictures of my Maverick.

Ordered July 3, built Sep 22, delivered Oct 7.

Mods include window air deflectors, tailgate assist struts, all weather mats.

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Thank you for the pictures! That's a whole lotta truck for the money!

The air deflectors look AWESOME! I can't believe how flat they are. Could you please post a closer up pic of the air deflector with the window cracked. I'm wondering how much hot air can escape with the window cracked if the deflectors are that close.

Thanks again!
 

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You can easily connect another tie down bracket into either of the threaded holes from original tie down. L shaped on top or straight tie down using side hole. No reason at all not to install.
The reason the original tie-down bracket was removed was because it interferes with the tailgate damper.

Where can I obtain this "another tie-down bracket" that would not interfere with the tailgate damper?
 

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Congratulations on receiving your new Maverick and thanks for sharing. These pics and your info is useful and give us hope!
 

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Looks great, love to see it!

I noticed you've got a gravel driveway, any issues with small rock chips starting like @CLH917 ? Trying to see if this is a widespread issue with all colors or just a few. Thanks
 

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@pxpaulx this owner has a gravel driveway, be interesting to see if they get any little paint chips or not.
 

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The reason the original tie-down bracket was removed was because it interferes with the tailgate damper.

Where can I obtain this "another tie-down bracket" that would not interfere with the tailgate damper?
Plan on making my own but if that's not your style you could try something like these
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And if this isn't something you want to do then just keep the bracket you take off and reinstall when you need tie down with tailgate open. No need to take off damper just don't forget to take tie down back off before closing tailgate 😄
 
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