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 2013 Dodge Ram Pickup we'll be test fitting the Thule Gate Mate Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack 62 inches wide for full size trucks, part number TH824. To begin our test fit we'll go ahead and drape the mat over our tailgate. This is where it may be helpful to have an extra set of hands. We'll bring the straps around the underside of our tailgate, feed the straps through our tightening brackets on the other side, and pull them tight. We want to make sure that the Thule logo is at the bottom of our mat on the passenger side. We can also flip open the pad here to gain access to our tailgate handle.
Today on our 2013 Dodge Ram Pickup we'll be test fitting the Thule Bed-Rider Locking Aluminum 2-Bike Carrier, part number TH822XT. To begin our test fit we'll place our carrier up towards the cab of our truck. We'll fit the side clamps on the side of our tailgate. If we need to extend our bar, we push in the medal button and extend it as needed. We'll twist our center bar to extend the ends out so that when we close the lever it'll secure our bike carrier to our truck bed. We'll go ahead and put the lever down and our bike carrier is now secured.
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..