Well after turning my 2nd tailgate into a v fro. Weight. Im using hole saw at top and sliping a 1.5 inch chromoly pipe in and welding the ends. Few drill holes and sport welds along the top. Dang GM junk lol
That's scary. Mine were cut when I bought the truck so I replaced with aftermarket. I've loaded my motorcycles into the truck quite a few times with the loading ramp sitting on the outer edge of the tailgate. The heavier of the two bikes is about 475 pounds plus my 185 pounds.