Loadhandler | Application Guide
Application Guide

NOTE: Loadhandler units have adjustable brackets that belt onto the tops of tailgates, so it is the width of the tailgate (left to right, or Driver Side to Passenger Side) that is important in determining which Loadhandler models will fit your truck.

Bed length and type of cab are not important in determining which Loadhandler model to purchase.

Full-Size (fleetside) tailgate widths range from 61" - 67" and accommodate either the LH2000, LH2200 or LH3000.

Mid-Size (fleetside) tailgate widths range from 52" - 57" and accommodate the LH2000M or LH2200M.

Step-Side (flair-side or non-fleetside) tailgate widths range 44" - 52" and accommodate only the Mid-Size units LH2000M or LH2200M.
Both Full-Size and Mid-Size step-sides take the LH2000M or LH2200M.  Some, but not all, F-150 Super Crews, 2008 and older, (the 2009 and newer Super Crews have regular full-size tailgates) take the LH2000M or LH2200M because of a tapered tailgate of 52". For Mid-Size step-sides (Ford Ranger, Chevy S-10, etc.), dragsheet widths need to be trimmed 4"-5" inches in order to fit the narrow tailgates. Call 800-580-0791 for details.


LH3000 Buy Now
Universal Full-Size Heavy-Duty. Professional Model, Commercial-Grade.
Fits all Full-Size pickups (except Step-Sides and Toyota 2006 and older), including 1/2-ton, 3/4-ton and 1-ton

• Chevy Silverado
• Dodge Ram
• Ford F-Series
• GMC Sierra
• Nissan Titan
• Tundra 2007 & newer

Best model for heavy use on all Full-Size trucks, especially 3/4- and 1-ton trucks. Fits all Full-Size trucks except Step-Sides, some 2008 and older F-150 Super Crews (see explanation above under LH2000/2200M) and Toyota T100 & Tundra 2006 & older.

The LH3000 is the most suitable Loadhandler for trailer and flat-bed application, although modification by consumer may be required. See Testimonial and Photo Gallery pictures for examples of trailler application. (Please call 1-800-580-0791 for details.)

WIDE TAILGATE EXCEPTIONS:

"Extra-wide" brackets are required for any tailgate which is thicker than 4" at each end of the tailgate where the brackets attach. This includes many of the new 1/2-ton trucks that now come with a very wide tailgate cap or spoiler. The extra-wide brackets open to maximum 6 inches wide; our regular brackets open to 4" inches maximum. Following are full-size trucks that "probably" need the extra-wide bracketing: 2008 & newer Chevy/GMC 1500 (Silverado & Sierra), 2008 & newer Dodge Ram 1500, and "some" 2010 & newer Ford F-150s (not all new F-150s have the wide version tailgates).

Newer model truck owners must measure their own tailgate widths, on the far-right and far-left sides of the tailgate, or tailgate cap, where the Loadhandler unit attaches. If your tailgate cap is thiicker/wider than 4" at this outside part of the tailgate, then wide brackets are needed..

The extra-wide brackets are special order only.Call (800) 580-0791. The extra-wide brackets can be swapped out at no cost on new LH3000 if ordered directly from us or with notiification given from our distributor when ordered & before your order is shipped. Brackets which are not requested at the time of your original order & before your unit is shipped will cost $15+ shipping (to the continential U.S.).


LH2200 Buy Now
Universal Full-Size Standard
Fits all Full-Size pickups (except Step-Sides), including 1/2-ton, 3/4-ton and 1-ton

• Chevy Silverado
• Dodge Ram
• Ford F-Series
• GMC Sierra
• Nissan Titan
• Toyota T100 and Tundra

Best model for 1/2-ton trucks. Also recommended for light-duty on 3/4- and 1-ton trucks. Does not fit some 2008 and older F-150 Super Crews.  Please measure width of your Super Crew tailgate to be sure.  61" - 67" wide is full-size and 52" - 57" is mid-size.

WIDE TAILGATE EXCEPTIONS: 

"Extra-wide" brackets are required for any tailgate which is thicker than 4" at each end of the tailgate where the brackets attach.  This includes many of the new 1/2-ton trucks that now come with a very wide tailgate cap or spoiler.  The extra-wide brackets open to maximum 6 inches wide; our regular brackets open to 4" inches maximum.  Following are full-size trucks that "probably" need the extra-wide bracketing: 2008 & newer Chevy/GMC 1500 (Silverado & Sierra), 2008 & newer Dodge Ram 1500, and "some" 2010 & newer Ford F-150s (not all new F-150s have the wide version tailgates). 

Newer model truck owners must measure their own tailgate widths, on the far-right and far-left sides of the tailgate, or tailgate cap, where the Loadhandler unit attaches.  If your tailgate cap is thiicker/wider than 4" at this outside part of the tailgate, then wide brackets are needed.

The extra-wide brackets are special order only. Call (800) 580-0791. The extra-wide brackets can be swapped out at no cost on new LH2200 orders if ordered directly from us or with notiification given from our distributor when ordered  & before your order is shipped. Brackets which are not requested at the time of your original order & before your unit is shipped will cost $15+ shipping (to the continential U.S.).


 LH2200M Buy Now
Universal Mid-Size/Compact Standard
Fits all Mid-Size, Compact and all Step-Sides

• Chevy S-10 & Colorado
• Dodge Dakota
• Ford Ranger & F-150 Super Crew
• GMC Sonoma & Canyon
• Honda Ridgeline
• Isuzu
• Mazda
• Mitsubishi Raider
• Nissan Frontier
• Toyota Tacoma

Best model for all Mid-Size trucks.
Also best model for all Step-Sides including Full-Size and Mid-Size/Compact Step-Sides.  Need to trim dragsheet width (from 42" wide to approx. 37") on mid-size/compact step-sides in order to make room for brackets to attach to narrow tailgate.