Red 2020 Ram 1500 on White Background with Multifunction Tailgate Closed, Down and Open with Swing Doors

What is the Ram 1500 Multifunction Tailgate and How Does it Work?

How To Use the 2020 Ram 1500 Multifunction Tailgate Feature

Are you looking for a hard-working pickup truck that will make your day-to-day work easy? The 2020 Ram 1500 will check all the boxes. Armed with the available Multifunction Tailgate, the Ram 1500 will make hard work on the jobsite much easier. The Ram 1500 Multifunction Tailgate is a 60/40 split tailgate that can be opened downward like a traditional tailgate or with the 60/40 swing-away doors that allow you to access cargo without having to drag it over the tailgate and make it easier to reach cargo. This innovative feature also makes it easier to access cargo when you are towing a trailer. Ram 1500 models equipped with the Multifunction Tailgate have a maximum payload of 2,000 pounds. Learn how to use the 2020 Ram 1500 Multifunction Tailgate feature with this quick guide. Visit the Rodeo CDJR inventory today to find a Ram 1500 model equipped with the Multifunction Tailgate!

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Step-By-Step Instructions To Use the Ram 1500 Multifunction Tailgate



  1. Ensure that the Multifunction Tailgate is Closed and Latched 
  2. Push the Tailgate Paddle Down 
  3. Pull the Release Handle to Open the Larger Door 
  4. Pull the Release Handle on the Inboard Side to Open the Smaller Door 
  5. To Close – Always Close the Smaller Door First 
  6. Both Multifunction Tailgate Doors Must Be Closed to Lower the Tailgate 

Diagram of How To Open the Ram 1500 Multifunction Tailgate from the Owner's Manual