+ What trucks does the Elongator fit?
Chevy Silverado 1500 - Model Years 2014-2018
Chevy Silverado 2500 - Model Years 2015-2018 Chevy Silverado 3500 - Model Years 2015-2018
GMC Sierra 1500 - Model Years 2014-2018
GMC Sierra 2500 - Model Years 2015-2018
GMC Sierra 3500 - Model Years 2015-2018
Ford versions available early 2018
Other GM/GMC versions available mid 2018 Ram & Toyota versions available mid 2018
+ Do you offer the Elongator in the OEM color of my truck?
We do not color match the skins. Experience has shown that your local shop will do a better job of color matching to your specific truck. If you wish to paint the skin you can order your Elongator with an unpainted skin.
We also offer the Elongator in the following skin colors/patterns: Black Carbon Fiber White Carbon Fiber Cammo
+ What is the Elongator made of?
Steel, stainless steel and aluminum. The ramps are made out of aluminum. The rear skin, top and side caps are made out of ABS or TPO. This material is lightweight and tough. It can also be easily painted as it is used frequently for autmotive body parts.
+ What is the warranty coverage?
12 month coverage
+ Where can I buy an Elongator?
Staring in mid 2018 you will be able to buy them from a growing list of OEM dealers, installers and upfitters.
+ Can I order the Elongator without ramps?
No. The Elongator is a completely integrated system and comes with the ramps. Besides, ramps are fun.
+ Are there other options for the Elongator?
Yes - If your curent truck has a backup camera you can have this as an option. Also, if you have a tailgate that remotely locks with your key fob you can order that option as well.
In 2018 we’ll introduce removable “gator modules” that snap into the extension making your Elongator capable to do more – and more. The modules will be designed for all types of both work and recreational activities.
The modules can be attached when you need them and easily removed when you don’t. And they won’t interfere with the extension function. In fact, you’ll still be able to use the extension at the 210 degree position with the module in place. Plus, we built the modules so that once your Elongator is closed and locked they can not be removed or opened, which means your Elongator is built for more – peace of mind, too!
Forthcoming modules: • Gun Module • Jerry Can Module • Tool Module • Hunting Module • Fishing Module • Tailgating Module
+ Where did the idea for the Elongator come from?
Our Founder, Steve has a background in engineering and construction. he was carrying long loads all the time and felt there had to be a better and safer way to carry things. So he built the first few prototpyes by hand in his shop in Bluffton, South Carolina. The first Elongator only had the 180 degree extension. The idea has grown from there.
+ Where is the Elongator made?
Made in the U.S.A in South Carolina and Georgia.
+ How much load can the Elongator carry?
The extension can hold 850 pounds when placed at 180 degrees. The ramps are rated at 700 pounds each.
+ How do I install the Elongator?
Truck tailgates are fairly easy to remove (and thus install). Below is the general procedure. Your truck may have more specific instructions. 1: Remove the support cables from your existing tailgate 2: If there are any camera or remote locking cabling disconnect the cabling 3: Drop the tailgate about 3/4 down. There is a spot on the hinge that allows you remove it off the passenger side post first and then pull it off the drivers side.
+ How much does the Elongator weigh?
99 pounds. For comparision an average OEM gate weighs slightly less. There is a torsion bar installed in the gate that makes it easy to open or close - the same way the OEM gate works.