Tailgate Clearance Guide

In most cases, StowAway SwingAway frames allow truck bed access when the tailgate carrier is attached.

To determine whether you will be able to lower the tailgate of your truck when the StowAway Cargo Carrier is attached, please measure the horizontal distance from the center of your hitch pin hole backwards to the back edge of the open tailgate. This distance is marked in red in the tailgate clearance guide diagram below.

When you place your StowAway order, be sure to include this horizontal distance measurement, along with your vehicle make, model, and year. We will make sure you get the right tailgate carrier frame configuration to allow proper tailgate clearance. If you'd like to confirm before you place your order, you can contact one of our cargo carrier specialists by email or call us at 800-943-5377.

How to measure for StowAway Carrier tailgate clearance