Alright today on this 2006 Dodge Ram 3500, were going to do a test fit of part number s64702 from Swagman. A couple quick notes about this bicycle rack, it will hold 2 bikes, adjust to any size truck bed, and mounts across the top of the truck bed. And also has a angulator lock that secures the rack to the truck bed. Now lets go ahead and put it into place and give it a test fit. We will start out with it open, and then we will put on the drivers side, put it on the ledge of the bed, and well take the other half and extend it out as we need to hit the bed on the other side. Okay and extend it as far as you can, until you cant go any more, then you simply push down in the middle.
Push in on the barrel lock here, and its secured to the truck. Now its already to load up some bikes. Before the bike we will go ahead and remove the reel, and make sure the skewer in the bike rack is opened up enough so that we can load the bike into it. In a few seconds our bike is already loaded up and ready to go. And with that it will finish it for our test fit of part number s64702 from Swagman, the Pick Up Rack 2 Bike Carrier on our 2006 Dodge Ram 3500..
Today, we're going to review the Thule Gate Mate 62-inch Model for full-sized trucks, part number TH824. The Gate Mate is an inexpensive way to transport a lot of bikes where you can load and unload quickly. The Gate Mate is padded all the way around to not only protect your truck but also protect the bikes that you're carrying. There are two blocks at the top to act as stops to keep your bikes from sliding too far to the left or to the right. There's a strap that's stitched in to the top of our Gate Mate that we can use as an anchor point when we're ready to secure our bikes after we load them up. There's a built in handle hood with hook and loop fasteners so you can access the tailgate handle of your truck.
Today were going to show you how to install the Thule Gate Mate 62-inch wide Truck Bed Bike Mat, part number TH824. Well be installing it on a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 but the install should be almost identical on any full size pick-up. The first thing we need to do is clean the tailgate. We want to make sure that any dirt and debris are off the tailgate so that the pad doesnt rub it into the paint. With the tailgate cleaned well take our pad, open it up and lay it over the tailgate. We need to feed all the straps through the bottom of the tailgate and the gap in between the tailgate and the bed.
Today on our 2012 Dodge Ram 1500, we'll be test fitting the Thule BedRider Bed Mounted Bike Carrier, part number TH822XT. Now to install our BedRider, we'll simply place the bike rack across the bed of our truck, and with it loosely fitted, we can simply clamp down the clamp to secure it to the truck bed. With that, our bike rack is loaded and we're ready to load our bikes. Now to load our bikes, we'll simply remove the front wheel of the bike, place the fork into the skewer of our bike rack, and clamp it down. Just like that, our bike is loaded and we're ready to hit the road. That completes our test fit of part number TH822XT, the Thule BedRider, on our 2012 Dodge Ram 1500..
Today, on our 2012 Dodge Ram 1500, well be test fitting the Yakima Locking BedHead Front Fork Bike Rack, part number Y01133.Well begin by using the rail clip and the fork block. Well bring the rail clip underneath the bedside hooking it up and around the bedside itself, then slide the fork block into position and tighten it down using the Allen wrench provided.With the fork block tightened down, well now simply inert the skewer and screw down the adjustment knob accordingly. And with our skewer within the fork block, were now ready to load our bike. Well simply undo the front wheel on our bicycle, insert the front fork into the fork block making sure that the skewer goes through the wheel mount on the fork, then well tighten down the skewer to secure the bike to the bed. And with our bike secured, were now ready to hit the road.And that completes our test fit of the Yakima BedHead, part number Y01133 on our 2012 Dodge Ram 1500.
Today on our 2012 Dodge Ram 1500, well be test fitting the Thule Bed-Rider 2 Bike Bed Mounted Bike Rack, part number TH822XT. With our bike rack detent already set closed to our width of our bed, we begin by simply setting the bike rack into position. Well then screw it down, turning the entire rack and youll notice that the driver side foot pad will extend out. Once the bike rack is snug and in place, well then go to the passenger side and clamp it down using the clamp on the bike rack that will secure the bike rack to the bed. Now that our bike rack is secured to the bed of the truck, were ready to go ahead and load our bike. Well simply make sure that the skewer is opened up.
Today on our 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 well be test fitting the Swagman Bed Mounted 2-Bike Carrier, product number S64702. With our bike carrier preassembled, were ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. Well simply bring the bike rack up into the bed, position the driver's side arm on the bed rail and extend the passenger's side arm out to contact the passenger's side bed rail. When it's snugly in place, well simply push down on the center of the bike rack which will clamp it down to the bed of the truck. With the clamp, its secured to the vehicle and were ready to load our bike. To load our bike, well simply open the skewer up, insert the front fork of the bike into the skewer and clamp it down to the bike rack itself.