Perhaps the easiest item to remove from our trucks is the tailgate...and believe me, thieves want them...

 After reading this article on Pickuptrucks.com, I was reminded of the time my brand new tailgate was nearly stolen off my '97 F-350. After shooting a sled pull event and returning to my truck, I found both cables unlatched...meaning someone was one step away from stealing a clean OBS tailgate worth roughly $400 to $600 on the street. It's my guess that someone spooked them before they could pull off the dirty deed and they aborted their mission.

 Soon after this, I took action, and for only $20 I put one of Master Lock's Tailgate Locks on my precious Oxford White tailgate. The truck's been to various events and other places since with no problems. I highly recommend one of these, as you never know when a cowardly tailgate thief will strike.