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I would be leery hauling it with the rear tires sitting on a tailgate that is open. I have seen a number of them after they hit a bump and the tailgate collapses from the weight of the ATV

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They aren't sitting on the tailgate. The tailgate was about 3 inches away from closing. With a short bed Tacoma, you would probably have some issues
 

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I finally picked up a Kodiak last week and was very happy to see that it fit in the back of my 3rd gen Tacoma!
Awesome! Looks good

I would be leery hauling it with the rear tires sitting on a tailgate that is open. I have seen a number of them after they hit a bump and the tailgate collapses from the weight of the ATV

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Meh, been doing it for 3 years with my Ridgeline.
 

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Meh, been doing it for 3 years with my Ridgeline.
I'm not saying that it will but that I have seen it happen.

I have also seen tailgates collapse when a ATV is ridden up onto it when using ramps. The tailgate can't sustain the weight of the rider plus the ATV once it gets onto the tailgate.

Before I got my racks to put my Kodiak up onto the bed rails of my truck I always rode it up a set of ramps that I had built that laid on the end of the tailgate and never did have a problem. But that doesn't meat that it isn't going to happen.
 

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Oh great, now I'm going to have dreams about my tailgate collapsing as I ride up my ramps and everybody around starts laughing at me.馃憤
 

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The big thing on the tailgate is to pay attention and inspect the cables. If one of them breaks you could loose the tailgate.

Just go really fast and hope that you can stop before you hit the cab.

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