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OK I have a question that may seam kinda dumb (I know there are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions but that's another story). What is the purpose of having a dump bed with the tailgate mounted on a slant? Just seams to me that you'd get gravel and ect. constantly dumped down the face of the gate. I've noticed that out west they seam to have been used for a while but some are just starting to show up here in wv. So I I thought I would ask to see if someone could she'd some light on the subject

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in 1990 we got 2 rd688s trucks with near square tailgates first time the driver raised the box with the tail gate loose he put a 4" upside down vee in the tail gate, I think that happened about 10 min. after hooking up to the pup. never even hauled a load of dirt!

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in 1990 we got 2 rd688s trucks with near square tailgates first time the driver raised the box with the tail gate loose he put a 4" upside down vee in the tail gate, I think that happened about 10 min. after hooking up to the pup. never even hauled a load of dirt!

F***in' whoops.....

.....and lesson learned.....:)

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Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part....

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Ding ding ding, couple folks got it right, the angled tailgate is to more clearance when the bed is raised, most trucks built for paving have the angled gate so you don't hit the bottom of the hopper on a paver. I have run basically identical RD's with both 6" slant and 12" slant gates on Rogers bodies and with the 6" slant you had to be careful not to raise the bed all the way so you don't hit the box.

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