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Drop Down Aluminum Tailgate w/Storage Compartment

Part #: RM81021
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Drop Down Aluminum Tailgate w/Storage Compartment for TJ/LJ Vehicles

**This item is currently out of stock, please email for more details on estimated lead time**

**This item is currently out of stock, please email for more details on estimated lead time**

Give your Jeep a classic look and new functionality with the Rokmen Drop Down Aluminum Storage Tailgate. Constructed from Aluminum it weighs 10 pounds lighter than the stock tailgate assembly, and no rusting. Drop down design makes for an excellent work surface for trail repairs or area to prepare lunch. Lockable and easy to operate slam shut design makes opening and closing just as easy as stock. Lockable storage compartment for trail needs like recovery gear, or tools etc.

- Classic Drop Down Design and Styling
- Lockable Storage Compartment
- Stainless Steel Lockable Latches
- Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Hinges
- Includes Weather Seals
- 10#'s lighter than stock tailgate assembly.
- Works with both hard and soft tops.
- Easy to install with basic tools.
- Bare Aluminum Brush Finish
- Fits TJ/LJ Jeep Models

*Can be painted, powder coated, polished
(Pictures show Bare Aluminum Brush Finish)

**Weight Rating: Even though we were able to load the tailgate with 756#s of distributed weight (see picture) with no signs of fatigue or failure we do not condone doing so. We do not recommend exceeding 400#'s of distributed weight or 250#s of single point weight at any given time.

**Adult signature required at delivery.

**This is an exterior automotive body part and will require final finishing (sanding etc.) prior to paint etc. Minor scratches etc. are to be expected due to fabrication and handling.

**There is a minimum restocking fee of 20% on all returned tailgates, not including outbound or return shipping, which is the customers responsibility. Please confirm this item will fit your Jeep before placing an order.

Vehicle Type Jeep TJ, Jeep LJ
Manufacturer Rokmen

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  1. Great add on Review by Brian

    Love this item. Went on great and the extra that is easy access if back is full is very handy. It is strong and I use it as a standing platform all of the time. The only thing that I wish was an option would be the option for it to come powder coated or other finish. With that said it still gets 5 stars
    (Posted on 9/26/2017)

  2. Totally excited about this addition to my LJ Review by Craig

    I love it. Installed easily, quality and fit is awesome, and it looks fantastic. Storage compartment is an awesome feature. There is no comparing others to this tailgate. (Posted on 11/16/2016)

  3. Storage and a place to sit Review by MIke R.

    love it bought it a few years ago and being that it isn't a totally needed item like a skid plate or control arms it took a while to actually get it installed (got tired of being hit in the head by flying shackles) (Posted on 5/20/2015)

  4. Very Pleased Review by Patrick Pomata

    Thank you Rokmen Offroad!

    Recently installed my new Trail gate from Rokmen and I am very pleased with it, honestly think every jeep should cone stock with one.

    Thanks again guys. Might even pay a visit one day ! (Posted on 6/3/2014)

  5. Great product Review by Nick

    Love the gate, i wish there was the option for
    1. Hinge block out plate to cover up the ugly bolt hole from stock tail gate on passenger side.
    2. Option for black hardware, including hinges and handle/ latches.
    Just a wish cause how can you complain about the extra lockable storage! (Posted on 1/1/2014)

  6. Another Rokmen homerun Review by pcwolf

    Fit, finish, strength, and utility are simply: Awesome!
    GREAT place to sit or workbench in the field, and the lockable storage is a huge bonus.

    Hardest part of installation was getting inner nylocks started on the lower hinge bolts through the body ... my fingers too fat to get behind the gastank. Duct tape one side of a box wrench to hold the nut.

    Passenger side cable anchor requires removing air canister. Don't disconnect or pull the hoses ... just unbolt and tilt the assembly enough to get your hand up inside the rear quarter. (Posted on 6/6/2013)

  7. Christmas came early. Review by KC

    Thanks guys, this thing is awesome! Excellent packaging, clear instructions, straight forward installation. I absolutely recommend this tailgate. (Posted on 12/5/2012)

  8. Well Made! Review by Kurt W

    Excellent product! Fits excellent, is incredibly well built. It's not one of those products you have to finish yourself, THEN build, it's ready to bolt together and onto your Jeep out of the box.
    Well written install instructions with pics.
    Also, ordered and recieved in 3 days. Can't beat that, I did not have to wait 2 weeks for them to weld it like some other companies expect.
    I wil come to Rokmen for future accessories after my first experience with them. (Posted on 10/5/2012)

  9. Glad i ordered this one Review by matthew

    I absolutely love it. Install was easy, quality and fit is second to none, and it looks fantastic. Will certainly outlive the jeep. Storage compartment is an awesome feature. Dont waste your time with any others, you'll just end up wishing you had this one instead. (Posted on 7/29/2012)

  10. Well Worth it! Review by Jean

    GREAT fabrication, and one of the best modifications I've done !!!! (Posted on 6/7/2012)

  11. Excellent Product! Review by John Marcus

    I recently had the opportunity to view one of the prototype's in person installed on the Rokmen jeep in the picture.

    This thing is Awseome! It looks great in person, opening and closing is easy, and they use quality hardware. I plan to put my recovery gear in the storage box.

    My order is in and can't wait for it to ship. (Posted on 12/5/2011)

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Products Questions:

Posted by Shaun Sellers on Friday 29th of May 2015


Will this fit as is or can it be easily modified to fit a YJ?


  • Posted by David Gauthier on Friday 29th of May 2015
    We have sold these to YJ owners who have made them work pretty easily. We are not aware of the exact details as we have never attempted it here, but no one who has purchased it with an intent to do so has called back to say it didn't work.
Posted by Scott Anderson on Wednesday 26th of March 2014


How are the bottom hinges attached to the body.


  • Posted by David Gauthier on Wednesday 26th of March 2014
    They attach through the double wall of the body for extra strength with G8 bolts.
Posted by Andrew Powell on Friday 16th of August 2013


In the picture I see plates over the location of the original hinge for the tailgate. Does the tail gate come with that or do I need to order them separate or make them?


  • Posted by David Gauthier on Friday 16th of August 2013
    The plates are separate. If you have Rokmen Corners installed, then you already have the plates. They are the spacers that go under the hinge at the tailgate side. The spacers are currently not available on our website as an individual product - but if it is an item you would like - give us a call and we can take care of it for you.
Posted by Dana Newton on Tuesday 5th of March 2013


What tire carier is featured in your drop down tailgate pictures? If it is a custum built piece are the tie in brackets available or was everything custom? thanks for your help love all your products and will be ordering your skids piece by pice as the money comes in.


  • Posted by David Gauthier on Tuesday 5th of March 2013
    It's a custom carrier we build for Project Stout. We may build a few more as we have been receiving allot of interest in it. But nothing is scheduled as of yet. We are in the middle of moving our shop and all resources are tied up with the move and current operations. Keep an eye on our Facebook page, we have another custom carrier being built in a few weeks similar to Stout - and once that's done we will determine if we are going to do something production wise with it.
Posted by Leonard Price on Wednesday 18th of January 2012


How thick is the storage area. You show a strap in it. How wide a strap can we put in it.


  • Posted by David Gauthier on Wednesday 18th of January 2012
    It's 3" deep, so a 3" strap will fit. Larger straps like our big 4" wide tree Savers fit too - we just fold it and lay it on it's side.
Posted by Joe Bachman on Monday 12th of December 2011


How thick is this tailgate?


  • Posted by David Gauthier on Monday 12th of December 2011
    For clearance, you will need another 1.25" over the stock tailgate. Measured from the innner most portion of the plastic covering the stock striker assembly.
Posted by Matt Faulhaber on Thursday 8th of December 2011


Does the tailgate open by one latch or the other, or both at the same time?


  • Posted by David Gauthier on Thursday 8th of December 2011
    Both latches have to be pulled in order to open the tailgate.

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