Access® 27010269 - Tailgate Protector

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Tailgate Protector by Access®. Protect the inside wall of your truck's tailgate panel with this stainless steel plate that bolts on easily to provide a smooth surface for sliding objects in and out of your bed. Limited lifetime manufacturer warranty.

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  • Stainless steel construction prevents corrosion
  • Custom-fitted to your specific pickup truck's tailgate size and shape
  • Features smooth surface that makes sliding heavy objects in and out easy
  • Mounts after drilling eight 3/8ths-inch holes in tailgate panel
  • Self-drilling screws and instructions are included
  • Limited lifetime manufacturer warranty
  • Proudly manufactured in the United States

If you load heavy objects in and out of your pickup truck bed with the tailgate folded down, you've probably noticed that sliding things over the bed is easy, but getting objects over the cavities and indentations on the inside of your tailgate panel itself is a huge struggle. The Tailgate Protector by Access® offers you the solution you've been waiting for. A smooth and flat stainless steel panel mounts to the inside of your tailgate to completely revise the landscape of your truck's loading area. 18 gauge construction of the highest grade stainless steel ensures the Tailgate Protector will continue to look good and remain free from corrosion as long as you own your vehicle. Since the Tailgate Protector offers a smooth, even surface that you won't find anywhere else on your truck, it provides a great usable working surface in a spot that's easiest to access.

The Tailgate Protector installs easily after drilling eight 3/8ths-inch holes in your tailgate panel. Stainless steel self-drilling screws are included for locking the stainless steel protector plate in place. Once installed, you'll save yourself a world of back strain by not having to pull upwards on things to slide them into the bed area. You'll also safeguard your truck's tailgate from scrapes, dents, and rust which can devalue your vehicle greatly. And if you need to retrieve things from your bed when a tonneau cover is in place, you can slide them all the way out easily without having to roll up or lift the cover. Before mounting the Tailgate Protector, Access® recommends inspecting your truck's tailgate area for hidden components such as electrical wiring so they can be relocated if necessary to avoid damage while drilling. Access® is so confident of their product's strength and durability that they back it with a lifetime warranty.

Access® made a big splash in the market for pick-up truck accessories, when the revolutionary Access® Roll-Up Cover was introduced in 1991. The first of its kind, this product quickly became - and still is - the #1 selling roll-up tonneau in North America. The company has over the years added additional roll-up truck bed covers to the product line, including the popular LiteRider®, Lorado®, Vanish® and all new TonnoSport™. Access is manufactured near Jamestown, North Dakota.

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Agri-Cover, Inc. extends the following five (5) year Limited Warranty for the ACCESS® Limited Edition, ACCESS® Original, ACCESS® LORADO® and ACCESS® Toolbox Edition Roll-Up Covers:

Agri-Cover, Inc. warrants a period of five (5) years from the date of manufacture that it’s ACCESS® Roll-Up Cover is free from defects in workmanship, under normal use for the truck model it was intended for. This limited warranty does not cover any damage due to accident, abuse, misuse, alteration, neglect, improper installation, or ordinary wear and tear.

Agri-Cover, Inc.’s sole obligation under this limited warranty is limited to the repair or replacement, at its option, of defective parts only. No labor or service allowance is given or implied. IN NO EVENT SHALL AGRI-COVER, INC. BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES. AGRI-COVER, INC. EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, AND THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES WHICH EXTEND BEYOND THE LIMITED WARRANTY DESCRIPTION CONTAINED HEREIN.

For warranty, have your serial number ready and call our Customer Service Department to determine if only a replacement part is needed or if the cover needs to be returned for inspection and repair. Goods to be returned must have a pre-authorized RA # (Returned Authorization Number) - obtained by calling the number above. Mark the number on the package and ship it freight prepaid to address below. Agri-Cover, Inc. will pay freight to return goods to sender.

This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights, which vary, from state to state.

NOTE: ACCESS® Limited Edition, ACCESS® Original, ACCESS® LORADO® and ACCESS® Toolbox Edition Roll-Up Covers offer a five (5) year Limited Warranty. LITERIDER® and VANISH® Roll-Up Covers offer a three (3) year Limited Warranty. TONNOSPORT® Roll-Up Cover offers a two (2) year Limited Warranty.

This warranty takes effect for all covers manufactured on or after June 21, 2016. Full warranty details are included with every ACCESS® Brand Roll-Up Cover.

Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act:
Legally, a vehicle manufacturer cannot void the warranty on a vehicle due to an aftermarket part unless they can prove that the aftermarket part caused or contributed to the failure in the vehicle (per the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act (15 U.S.C. 2302(C)) Learn More

Vehicle Fitment

This part is compatible with 19 vehicle(s)
Year Make Model Fitment Notes:
2014 Ford F-150
2014 Lincoln Mark Lt
2013 Ford F-150
2013 Lincoln Mark Lt
2012 Ford F-150
2012 Lincoln Mark Lt
2011 Ford F-150
2011 Lincoln Mark Lt
2010 Ford F-150
2010 Lincoln Mark Lt
2009 Ford F-150
  • Styleside
2008 Ford F-150
  • Styleside
2008 Lincoln Mark Lt
2007 Ford F-150
  • Styleside
2007 Lincoln Mark Lt
2006 Ford F-150
  • Styleside
2006 Lincoln Mark Lt
2005 Ford F-150
  • Styleside
2004 Ford F-150
  • Styleside

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