Every once in a while we like to showcase a new product we've seen that helps solve some common problems pickup truck owners experience. This X-treme Gate slide-out bed extender does what quite a few other products do, but has a few advantages we like.
The collapsible and foldable set of high-strength plastic (actually polycarbonate) walls fit inside a hidden sleeve that mounts to the back of the tailgate, effectively taking up no bed space. The gate adds about 10 square feet of cargo capacity and offers a honeycomb wall design for strength. It is reported to fit all full-size pickup tailgates from 2009 and newer, or those with a tailgate opening width of 58⅜ inches. And it fits with or without spray-in or drop-in liners or tonneau covers.
The product retails for $299 and installation is said to be easy; using simple tools it should take less than an hour. Once installed, the extender can be deployed or put away in less than 10 seconds. For more information, visit www.xtremegate.com or call 855-469-4283.