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I’m most disappointed by the removal of built in tailgate ramps. It’s insulting that Tesla is selling the clunky ramps as an accessory. What an inconvenience. Am I just nuts or do others agree with me
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I suspect the ramp was cut in order to save money and weight. That 2019 tailgate must have weighed at least 300 lbs.
 

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I'm fine without it. Cool idea but when I think about pricing and reliability for the life of the truck. I'm ok with removable ones vs an integrated version.
 

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Fun for the concept vehicle but really impractical ... I don't see how it would have ever held up to abuse and it would make the tailgate insanely heavy which means it would need a motor, etc, etc.

This was a good feature to leave on the chopping block.
 

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I’m most disappointed by the removal of built in tailgate ramps. It’s insulting that Tesla is selling the clunky ramps as an accessory. What an inconvenience. Am I just nuts or do others agree with me
I thought the integral tailgate ramp was genius, however; I’m more upset we dont have a cyber quad, but I digress. The geometry of the ramp worked for driving a 4 wheeler up on the truck. It demonstrated the drop suspension - great concept that… I think made it to production.
The ramp was too short to provide practical usage. You could not drive a motorcycle up on it, a riding lawnmower, or dolly a refrigerator or washing machine up that incline. The angle just didnt work being that short.
 


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Still, the tailgate depth suggests a large internal void that could have stored the smaller ramp(s). Pity.
 
 




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