Review & Install Video
The TeraFlex tailgate table without cutting board is for those of you that have a 2007 and up JK, and are looking to add a little bit of additional utility. Now, the area on the inside of the tailgate is otherwise unutilized, and by adding this tailgate table, you're going to have a very easy to fold down table to use when you need it, but it will also fold up out of the way and not take up additional space when you don't need it. This can actually also be used as a storage location. You have the slots in here, so with any number of Velcro Straps, you can attach some additional accessories to the bottom of it when it's folded up out of the way. Now, as it says in the name, this is the version without the cutting board. However, if you are somebody who does a lot of camping or fishing and you want a cutting board, you can get this with the cutting board as well. This is a piece that comes from TeraFlex, so you know it's gonna be very high quality, it's gonna be very well made. And in my opinion, it's also very fairly priced.
This tailgate table is gonna be made of aluminum to keep it lightweight and also to ensure that it's not gonna rust like mild steel wood if you were to get it wet or to scratch off some of the finish. Speaking of the finish, it does come with a black powder coated finish on it which will help to protect it, and keep it looking good for a long time. Now, this is designed to be bolted to your tailgate, so you do have to do a little bit of drilling and install some nutserts, so the install's gonna be a little bit involved. However, that is the best way to make sure that this is gonna be very, very sturdy. You're getting 24 inches by 12 inches of table space. Meanwhile, you don't wanna overload this with a ton of weight. You are gonna be able to put a good bit of weight on this tailgate table because it is so well built and it attaches so securely. This is also going to have hooks that also double as bottle openers on it. So, you get a lot of utility with this table.
I am gonna give this install a two out of three wrenches, and probably about an hour's time, maybe a little bit more because you are doing some drilling and you wanna make sure you get those holes in the right location. Now, thankfully TeraFlex does make this a little bit easier by providing you with a template. All you'll need to do is make the appropriate cuts on the template, set it on the inside of your tailgate and tape it in place. When you have it positioned properly, use a center punch to mark the holes that you're going to drill, use a drill with a depth stop on it to drill those holes. You want that depth stop to keep you from pushing through the tailgate, inner skin and dimpling the tailgate outer skin. So drill those holes and then go ahead and use the included pieces to install the nutserts into your tailgate. Once the nutserts are installed, you can just use the hardware to get the table bolted into those nutserts. Now, if you've ever installed nutserts before, you'll know that using a nutsert installation tool will make it a lot easier. So if you have one, you wanna rent one, you wanna purchase one for this job, that will move things up a little bit. However, TeraFlex does include everything you need to get the nutserts installed without a specific tool.
This tailgate table is gonna run your right around $200. And I do think that's a pretty good deal. Any time you're getting anything that's aluminum, the price is going to be a little bit higher but as with all things, TeraFlex, they've taken everything into account with this tailgate table. As I said before, you're getting something that's very high quality, that has a ton of utility built into it. They really did think of everything. And while there maybe some other tailgate table options on the market that'lll save you a little bit of money, if you're looking for a premium product and you have the budget for it, I would definitely recommend taking a look at this one. So if you're looking to add some utility to the rear area of your Jeep with the tailgate table and you're looking for a premium product, I definitely recommend taking a look at this one from TeraFlex that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.