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What year is your Ridgeline.
 

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From both the 1G and 2G Owner's Manuals:

"The maximum allowable loading weight on the pickup bed is 1,100 lbs (500 kg)."

"When the tailgate is dropped open, it can be used as an extended pickup bed. The maximum allowable weight on the tailgate while driving is 300 lbs (136 kg)."


This seems to suggest the tailgate's dynamic load rating is 300 lbs. but its static load rating is higher than 300 lbs. and no more than 1,100 lbs.

I've had three, 150-lb. individuals sit on the tailgates of multiple Ridgelines and never had a problem.

I've also loaded a 600-lb. motorcycle with a 150-lb. rider using the tailgate and a ramp with no problems.

Others have reported similar results over the years.
 

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See post #13 here, written by Kodiak, aka Gary Flint, the lead engineer for the G1 Ridgeline:


The design of the G2 tailgate is largely unchanged and carried over from the G1, so one might surmise that the same holds true for the G2 tailgate.
 

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See post #13 here, written by Kodiak, aka Gary Flint, the lead engineer for the G1 Ridgeline:
To restate what Gary said, the bottom line is that the tailgate should hold at least 1,200 lbs. while not driving (he stated that the tailgate was tested to support the weight of one end of a 2006 Ridgeline which would be 2,612 lbs. (4,503 lbs. with a 58/42 weight distribution). You wouldn't want to put 1,200 lbs. on the tailgate while driving because that load could become 3,600 lbs. resulting in failure of the tailgate structure.
 
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