Softride Tailgate Pad Bicycle Transporter for Mid-Size Pickup Trucks

Softride Tailgate Pad Bicycle Transporter for Mid-Size Pickup Trucks

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  • Tailgate Pad
  • Tailgate Mount
  • Softride
  • 9mm Axle
  • 15mm Thru-Axle
  • 20mm Thru-Axle
  • 6 Bikes
  • Mid Size Trucks
  • Locks Not Included
This heavy-duty, padded vinyl cover provides an easy, inexpensive way to carry up to 6 bikes over the tailgate of your pickup truck. Included wraps let you tether bikes together on a daisy chain, and a built-in flap allows access to tailgate handle. Lowest Prices for the best truck bed bike racks from Softride. Softride Tailgate Pad Bicycle Transporter for Mid-Size Pickup Trucks part number SR26461 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Softride Truck Bed Bike Racks - SR26461

This heavy-duty, padded vinyl cover provides an easy, inexpensive way to carry up to 6 bikes over the tailgate of your pickup truck. Included wraps let you tether bikes together on a daisy chain, and a built-in flap allows access to tailgate handle.


Features:

  • Inexpensive, easy-to-use way to carry up to 6 bikes in a truck bed
    • Carries bikes over tailgate - front wheels hang outside your truck
    • Uses less space inside your bed than other carriers - leaves more room for other gear
  • Heavy-duty vinyl cover fits over closed tailgate, cushioning bikes and protecting tailgate from scratches
    • Can also be used to protect your tailgate when you haul other long loads - lumber, ladders, surfboards and kayaks
  • Sturdy fittings and 4 tie-down straps keep pad in place
  • Integrated daisy-chain tether holds your bikes to the pad and prevents their shifting during transport
    • Includes 6 soft wraps to secure bikes to the daisy chain
  • Built-in flap lets you get to your tailgate handle without removing pad


Specs:

  • Capacity: 6 bikes
  • Length of tailgate cover: 54"


Bikes loaded on tailgate

Softride Shuttle Pad gives you an inexpensive and way to carry up to 6 bikes and save space in your pickup bed. Sling your bikes over your tailgate with the front wheels outside the truck bed, and carry lots of other gear in the room you'll save in comparison with other truck-bed bike racks that carry the whole bike in the bed. Designed specifically for hauling mountain bikes but will work with other types as well.


Straps from inside of tailgate showing buckles

The pad is constructed of rugged vinyl and is cushioned to protect your truck and your bikes from scratches and abrasions. The pad secures with 4 sturdy straps that wrap around your tailgate and attach with adjustable buckles.


Closeup of tether and tie-down strap

A daisy-chain tether runs across the top of the pad to securely hold your bicycles. You attach each bike with a wrap that loops around the bike frame and then under the tether, finally attaching to itself with an easy-to-use Velcro fastener.


Bikes and surfboards loadedLumber loaded

The pad doubles as a tailgate protector for other long loads, such as ladders, lumber, kayaks and surfboards. And you can combine the included wraps to secure wider cargo to the tether.


Tailgate cover in open position

Your tailgate handle is protected, yet easily accessible, covered by a flap that secures with a convenient Velcro fastener.



26461 Soft Ride Shuttle Pad Truck Tailgate Bike Transporter - Truck Bed Bike Rack



This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2002 - 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche

2004 - 2020 GMC Canyon

2004 - 2020 Chevrolet Colorado

1987 - 2004 Dodge Dakota

2002 - 2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT

1998 - 2004 Nissan Frontier

2006 - 2008 Isuzu I-Series Pickup

1981 - 1995 Isuzu Pickup

1972 - 1988 Jeep Pickup

1965 - 1997 Nissan Pickup

1969 - 1995 Toyota Pickup

2006 - 2009 Mitsubishi Raider

1983 - 2019 Ford Ranger

1982 - 2004 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup

1982 - 1990 GMC S-15 Pickup

1991 - 2004 GMC Sonoma

1993 - 1998 Toyota T100 Pickup

1995 - 2004 Toyota Tacoma

1986 - 1986 Nissan Pickup 720 models

1986 - 1986 Nissan Pickup D21 Hardbody

2005 - 2011 Dodge Dakota with Cargo Management Rails

2010 - 2011 Ram Dakota with Cargo Management Rails

2005 - 2019 Toyota Tacoma with Cargo Management Rails

2005 - 2020 Nissan Frontier with Utili-Track

2005 - 2011 Dodge Dakota without Cargo Management Rails

2010 - 2011 Ram Dakota without Cargo Management Rails

2005 - 2019 Toyota Tacoma without Cargo Management Rails

2005 - 2020 Nissan Frontier without Utili-Track




Video of Softride Tailgate Pad Bicycle Transporter for Mid-Size Pickup Trucks


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Softride Tailgate Pad Review

Today we are going to take a look at the soft ride tailgate pad, part number SR26461. It is going to fit your compact and midsize trucks, but it is also available for full size trucks. That is going to be part number SR26457. The soft ride tailgate pad is the safe and easy way to transport your bikes, your water crafts, or any other elongated items without damaging your tailgate. It features heavy duty cushion vinyl which is going to provide excellent padding for your tailgate when hauling loads. It has nine loops on the top portion of our pad with reinforced stitching so we can anchor down our gear.

It also includes six soft straps so we can do so. We will just put that through the loops and then tighten that down and we've got it. When using the soft ride tailgate pad, you still have access to your tailgate latch so you can drop it down. This flap here with hook and look simply covers that. Just lift it up and we can still lower it down without it interfering at all. Now what we've got are some features we are going to go ahead and show you to get it installed.

Our software logo is going to face out. Let's go ahead and find our cinch strap line which is going to be right here. This is what is going to sit on top of our tailgate. Let's go ahead and fold that out and place it on just like that. Now lets run our straps through.

Then from here we can go ahead and open up our tailgate slightly. Then we will run our straps underneath up into our bed. We will do this to each one of our straps. Pull them all the way up through. Then once we get our straps run through we can go ahead and close up our tailgate.

Then when tightening down our straps, I am going to go ahead and do the two inside ones first and that is going to kind of hold it in place while I do the outside ones. I am just going to pull those all the way up through, run them through the cinch and then back down through. Do the same thing with the other one here. Readjust it a little bit here and pull them nice and tight. Now with our soft ride tailgate pad in place, I've got a bike and a standard paddle board with us here today. Let's go ahead and load those up. We will bring our bike up. We'll set up the rear wheel in the back like that and then we are going to rest the front tire and the fork up against the pad. All right. Now when using your soft ride tailgate pad, you don't necessarily need to strap down your bike because as you can see they are really not going anywhere, but if you are using a water craft you might want to consider strapping that down. That is going to complete look at soft ride tailgate pad, part number SR26461.


Customer Reviews

Softride Tailgate Pad Bicycle Transporter for Mid-Size Pickup Trucks - SR26461

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (53 Customer Reviews)

This heavy-duty, padded vinyl cover provides an easy, inexpensive way to carry up to 6 bikes over the tailgate of your pickup truck. Included wraps let you tether bikes together on a daisy chain, and a built-in flap allows access to tailgate handle.

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Exactly what I wanted and what was advertised. I have a full size truck I accidently ordered the midsized truck without noticing but it fit perfectly and I have a dually. 283996



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2017 Toyota Tacoma

great product/durable. my only gripe is that there is no opening for the back-up camera. i think moving forward i would only by one with such opening. 448550



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2000 Toyota Tundra

Order process was easy & information was great. The order processed quickly & came on time. It looks & works greats. It was easy to put on & took only a few minutes to install. I have 2 expensive bikes & one is an extra large frame. It fits great. The only thing I had to add when transporting was a strap around the tires on my tailgate as a precaution & to prevent any movement. It would be fine without it & the product works exactly as I expected. I put in on a 2000 Toyota Tundra. Very Happy! Exactly what I have been looking for & the price was just right. Thank You!!! 407404



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2013 Hyundai Sonata

Works as advertised. Especially useful in comparison to other means of securing bikes in a pickup truck bed, because you don't need to remove the front tire. But for long trips, the bike(s) could probably use a bit more stability, which could easily be provided via a rope or strap extended from one side of the bed to the other, and wrapped around each bike fork to keep it from leaning to one side or the other as you go around turns. 62718



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Pontiac Trans Sport Van

Received this tailgate cover very promptly, two days ahead of scheduled delivery date, and just in time to use yesterday. Cover was dry easy to install ( no directions required) and fit my tailgate well. I particularly liked the included Velcro tie downs and access pocket, which allows you to utilize your tailgate release. As you can see from the attached photo, it easily accommodated 4 additional bikes w/ front wheels still attached, and allowed me to transport 7 total bikes of varying design. Our 4 hr drive showed no indication of movement and the cover stayed in place securely. Great product! 59697



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2018 Toyota Tacoma

This product was a little tricky to figure out at first, I have a 2018 Tacoma and I had to let the tailgate half way down to get the straps through. After I figured that out, it was easy to use and protected my tailgate. Great product! We've loaded three bikes on it at one time (26.5", 27", 29") and it worked great. 663582



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Got it, it fits. 657198



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fits perfect, serves the purpose very well, extremely satisfied glad i made the purchase, Thank you, would recommend it for the rider 647416



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Honda Ridgeline

Pretty easy to install on truck. Bikes are secure! The only negative and it’s really not a negative, but you cannot use your back up mirror. Very happy with product! 560336


Comments

Perfect!

Gloria - 08/31/2019

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2011 Ford F-150

Great quality and good fit. We especially like the bands that hold the bikes in place. 523067



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2010 Nissan Frontier

Product as described. Really easy to put on the truck, and very easy to put bikes on and strap down.. I think I can get 2 bikes and 2 kayaks in the back with this pad .. 520765



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Good quality material and protect your truck. 466456



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2002 Ford Ranger

Slips a bit--need to pay attention on long hauls. But for shuttle, or when you can't fit all the kids bikes into the standard hitch-mounted carrier, this is a great choice. 433286



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2017 Honda Ridgeline

Arrived 2 days earlier than promised. Extremely easy to install. Just loosened up the straps and slid it off of the tailgate of my Ridgeline. All I have to do is slide it back on and tighten the straps. Will take less than two minutes. Padding is very thick and our bikes, including my wife's electric bike, will be well protected. If I could give the six stars, I would. 426928


Comments

It is one of those rare products that lives up to its promised performance.

Lou M - 08/30/2018

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2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Love this bike rack, easy to install and bikes hold upright well. 416883



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Great product in small package! Fits perfect. Can't wait to use it. 402394



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1998 Toyota Tacoma

Shipped and arrived promptly. Item as described, fits and works well. Will do my best to wear it out trail biking as often as I can. 384563



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2009 Chevrolet Colorado

Great price. Worked perfectly. I have a 2009 Chevy Colorado short bed with a tool box at the front of the bed. I put the soft ride strapped them down and they fit perfectly. We strapped the back wheels together for stability using the straps provided with the soft ride the bikes did not move. I ordered the product on Monday received it by Friday was ready for the weekend thank you would recommend this product to others. 356043


Comments

Great. Have left the pad on all year. No problems with it

Brian j - 03/20/2018

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Honda Ridgeline

I've had this cover for about a year and it's one of the best investments I've made. It works great for bikes and it's also handy for any large object you need to carry. And being that I have a Honda Ridgeline, it's incredibly easy to slide on and off my tailgate! 347609



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Volkswagen Transporter

Nice product, exactly what I needed without drilling or installing anything in my truck bed. Also don't like taking the front wheel off in some products, not the case with the soft ride tailgate pad bicycle transporter. 232013



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2008 Honda Ridgeline

I've only tried it once so far, but high marks. It takes about 2 minutes to put it on the tailgate. The bikes fasten with Velcro straps to the top. I have very heavy bikes, and one leaned a little on a short ride. No problem after cinching it again. For a long drive, I'd augment with tie downs, cables, and locks. If I had a receiver, I'd get a conventional carrier, but this is a cheap, viable alternative. 190133


Comments

Good for smaller, lighter bikes.

Phil H - 05/04/2016

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Toyota Tacoma

Fit 5 bikes in the Tacoma no problem 138311



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Nice product. Good protection. Tks! 107108



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2009 Toyota Tacoma

Good price and the best shipping cost of other sites I checked. It arrived today and is on our truck & ready to go. 103527



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Suzuki Reno

Drove from Reno, NV to Monterey,CA. 5 hours to get there and at times going 90 miles per hour. Bikes did not move at all. I have limited space in my truck bed due to having a tool box and short bed, so this is the prefect solution. This is an excellent product. 96728



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Nissan Frontier

I considered many options for bike carriers before deciding on the Softride. I have a Nissan Frontier with a short bed, which has some limitations. The Softride allows for more storage in the bed than other systems and also allows for more carrying options with protection. It was easier than I expected to install with one person. Shipping was quick and ordering uncomplicated. I expect many years of productive use from this excellent product. 47262



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Overall I am very happy with this product. It is easy to put on and it protects the tailgate of the truck from getting scratched up. Since the front end of the bike is outside the truck, it's a good way to keep the bikes from using up the whole truck bed and you don't have to worry about securing the front wheel like you do with fork mounts. It's also easy to remove and store in the truck for safe keeping. However, the little velcro straps that are provided to hold the bikes down are not nearly adequate to keep the bikes anchored, and they may not even fit your bike. After using the velco as best I could, I got a rope and secured it to one of the tie downs in the rear of the truck and ran a loop around the top of the seat post of each bike and secured the other end to the opposite tie down. That worked for holding the bikes anchored, preventing them from moving around during travel. 22972



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Review from a similar Softride Shuttle Pad in Truck Bed Bike Racks


Very convenient to use. Great product! Price was great compared to more well know brands. Good quality and value. etrailer had great service!! 263945



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Review from a similar Softride Shuttle Pad in Truck Bed Bike Racks


I put it on 2015 F-150 works great 202231



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Review from a similar Softride Shuttle Pad in Truck Bed Bike Racks


So far the tailgate pad is great. The only down side I have found is threading the straps through the tailgate hinge area. I have to use a needle nose pliers to grab and pull them through. Can’t get at them with my fingers. Other than that the product works as advertised. 512143


Comments

Product is great. Holding up well and I use it often. Still the same issue with threading the straps but is not difficult. I would order it again if I needed another similar product.

William - 05/22/2019

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Review from a similar Softride Shuttle Pad in Truck Bed Bike Racks


This 61 inch size will not fit a 2003 F150 Supercrew like the add says it will. You need to measure to be sure and not go by what etrailer claims. Otherwise good product if it fits! 132942



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Review from a similar Softride Shuttle Pad in Truck Bed Bike Racks


Love it, used it this weekend. Easy to install, easy to use. Bikes were secure no bouncing around. Quick service :) 124013


Comments

Ive heard some of these tailgate covers dont work well with the new 2014 Ram 1500 because the top of the tailgate is wide.Can you comment on how well this product would fit my truck? The Thule version has a video showing it being fit onto a 2014 Ram 2500 which has the same tailgate as my truck, but that pad only holds two bikes according to this site and I need to hold 3 or more.So I guess I have two questions:1 will this product fit a 2014 Ram 1500 tailgate2 can the Thule tailgate pad hold more than two bikes?Thanks

-- comment by: Roger H - 06/05/2014

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The Tailgate Pad will work on your 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 with a wider tailgate profile. However, with the wider profile the flap that allows access to your tailgate latch may not line up perfectly. This pad has a capacity of up to 6 bikes.

-- Rachael H - 6/9/2014


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Review from a similar Softride Shuttle Pad in Truck Bed Bike Racks


This is my second - I'm replacing one that has worn out over 4 years of use. Used. Worn out. Worn hard. I like it enough I came back for another. Yes, the seams finally pull apart, and the fabric weathers - even the top strap broke. After four years. And I came back for another. This is a great product and mine has paid for itself over and over. Whether hauling one bike, two, three, or four. Highly recommended. 170799



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Review from a similar Softride Shuttle Pad in Truck Bed Bike Racks


Works just as advertised and is so much easier than hooking up our bike rack! 716230



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Review from a similar Softride Shuttle Pad in Truck Bed Bike Racks


This is a mans tailgate, feels good too and just what the chevy silverado needed. 688709



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Review from a similar Softride Shuttle Pad in Truck Bed Bike Racks


Excellent! Also quite useful for tossing in whitewater kayaks And Fly Rods! Super fast delivery-Seriously! Great, friendly and helpful customer service! Thank you, Susan!!! Kudos 608844



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Review from a similar Softride Shuttle Pad in Truck Bed Bike Racks


Rally easy to use and worked great. I highly recommend this product! 544115



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Review from a similar Softride Shuttle Pad in Truck Bed Bike Racks


Ordering was simple with delivery on time. The product is just what I was looking for since I can not use my standard hitch bike carrier when I am pulling my camp trailer. Easy to install with one person, easier with two and it fits very nicely. We are looking forward to using it on our next road trip. 500781



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Review from a similar Softride Shuttle Pad in Truck Bed Bike Racks


Just what we needed to take the bikes to nearby parks and trails! Great for day trips to some small towns in Florida that are easy to bike around in. Everything seems to work as stated in ad. I remove them after each trip and store easily in the garage. 481301



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Review from a similar Softride Shuttle Pad in Truck Bed Bike Racks


Pain in the ass to put on. Had the straps been configured in the opposite fashion, it would make getting it on and off much easier. Works great once it is on. 480632



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Review from a similar Softride Shuttle Pad in Truck Bed Bike Racks


Awesome product, no more bikes rattling on a rack in the back! A must buy for bikers! 375488


Comments

Love the products, thanks

Rob - 05/04/2018

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Review from a similar Softride Shuttle Pad in Truck Bed Bike Racks


The seams could be placed differently, so that it sits better on the tailgate. 329025



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Review from a similar Softride Shuttle Pad in Truck Bed Bike Racks


Fit great. can wait to tested in my next trip. came little late, but hope will work for us. 286903


Comments

perfectly. and love it

Nery - 08/23/2017

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Review from a similar Softride Shuttle Pad in Truck Bed Bike Racks


Simple to install and rugged. Hauled 4 Mtn bikes all different sizes and brands. worked very well 283778



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Review from a similar Softride Shuttle Pad in Truck Bed Bike Racks


pad works great !! 229256



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Review from a similar Softride Shuttle Pad in Truck Bed Bike Racks


The rack installed in minutes and held the bikes perfectly. Very firm grip on seat post. loaded 4 bikes in the bed of my truck in minutes. Very happy !!! 229255



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Review from a similar Softride Shuttle Pad in Truck Bed Bike Racks


Received my order in record time & used it today. Great item for carrying bikes, I pull a travel trailer & have to put the bikes inside sometimes - with this I can load the bikes in the truck & still have plenty of room for other stuff. 204435



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Review from a similar Softride Shuttle Pad in Truck Bed Bike Racks


Easy to install and use! Perfect for five bikes and protects your truck. 198236



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Review from a similar Softride Shuttle Pad in Truck Bed Bike Racks


Great product quality, fits perfectly. We received the product in just a few days! Great customer service too. 190445



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Review from a similar Softride Shuttle Pad in Truck Bed Bike Racks


It's the best bike rack, for any size truck, it folds up & goes behind your seat's! No extra weight, no rusty metal bike rack hanging off your truck hitch & it holds more bikes!!!!!! 177734


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  • The shortest SoftRide Tailgate Bike Rack we offer is the part # SR26461 which is 54 inches long. Since your 2001 GMC Sierra is a full sized truck I would be surprised that it would have such a short tailgate. The recommended size for your truck is the part # SR26457 which is 61 inches long. If it is a step side bed we don't have a carrier like this short enough.
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  • What Material is on the Underside of the Softride Shuttle Pad for Tailgate Bike Transporting
  • The Softride Shuttle Pad Tailgate Bike Carrier for Full-Size Pickup Trucks - 61" Long # SR26457 as well as the smaller 54" long # SR26461 has a heavy duty vinyl cover on both sides. This makes the pad durable, and also won't hold water like a felt backing would. The vinyl is not abrasive to the paint and you won't have any issue with 50 mile one way trips using this product. It is designed to not only protect your bikes with its cushioned design but is also designed to protect your tailgate...
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  • Will the Softride Tailgate Pad Bicycle Transporter, # SR26461, Fit a 1994 Ford Ranger XL
  • The length of the Softride Tailgate Pad Bicycle Transporter, # SR26461, is 54 inches. If the tailgate on your 1994 Ford Ranger is at least 54 inches across then this pad will fit with no issues. If it is a little shorter, that is ok too. The pad will just be scrunched up some on the ends which is permissible. I have included a link to a video review of this pad for you. We also have the Thule version, # TH823PRO, that is also 53 inches wide. We know that it will fit a 2001 Ford Ranger...
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  • Can Tailgate Handle be Accessed with Softride Tailgate Pad Bicycle Transporter on Toyota Tacoma
  • The Softride Tailgate Pad Bicycle Transporter # SR26461 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2016 Toyota Tacoma. This heavy-duty, padded vinyl cover does feature a built-in flap that will allow you to access the tailgate handle on your Tacoma without removing the pad. The pad can accommodate up to 6 bikes with the included soft wraps that will secure the bikes to the daisy chain. I have attached a short video demonstration on this product that you can also check out.
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  • Carrying Bikes in the Bed of 2016 GMC Canyon with a Toolbox
  • The Thule Insta-Gater # TH501 is not listed as a fit for the 2016 GMC Canyon but we do have other options. You can use Topline carrier # UG2500. However you may have to have the tailgate down if the bikes cannot angled enough to keep the tailgate up. Another option is to use a tailgate pad such as # SR26461. This will allow you to keep the tailgate up and not have to remove the front wheels of the bikes. Plus it can be used for other things, such as lumber, that is too long to fit in...
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  • Will the Softride Tailgate Pad Bicycle Transporter # SR26461 fit a 2015 Toyota Tacoma
  • Yes, the Softride Tailgate Pad Bicycle Transporter for Mid-Size Pickup Trucks # SR26461 that you referenced is confirmed to fit your 2015 Toyota Tacoma with or without the Cargo Management Rails. This will do a great job at letting you use your truck bed to haul your bikes while protecting the tailgate from potential scratches from your bikes. I also recommend looking at the Fulton Cable Lock # FCLK150100 to help secure your bikes and deter theft. I have attached review videos...
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  • Compatibility of the Softride Tailgate Pad Bicycle Transporter # SR26461 with a 2015 Ram 2500
  • The Softride Tailgate Pad Bicycle Transporter # SR26461 that you referenced is not confirmed to fit your 2015 Ram 2500 since it is only 54" long. Instead you will want to go with the Softride Shuttle Pad Tailgate Bike Carrier # SR26457 which is 61" long and confirmed to fit your Ram 2500.
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  • Will the Softride Tailgate Pad Bicycle Transporter Fit 1998 Toyota T100
  • Yes, the Softride Tailgate Pad Bicycle Transporter # SR26461 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit and will work well on your 1998 Toyota T100 Pickup. This heavy-duty, padded cover provides an easy way to carry up to 6 bikes over the tailgate of your truck. The included wraps let you tether bikes together on a daisy chain and a built-in flap allows access to the tailgate handle. I have attached a short video demonstration on this product that you can also check out.
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  • Is Anything Else Needed to Haul Bikes with the Softride Tailgate Pad Bicycle Transporter # SR26461
  • Everything needed to carry your bikes is included with the Softride Tailgate Pad Bicycle Transporter # SR26461 no additional straps will be needed. It may be useful to install a cable lock like part # FCLK150100 though to secure your bikes.
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  • What is the Width of Softride Tailgate Pad Bicycle Transporter # SR26461
  • The width of the Softride Tailgate Pad Bicycle Transporter # SR26461 that you referenced is 54 inches. You will want to measure the tailgate of your 1995 Toyota T-100 to determine if this would be the correct size for you. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out.
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  • Truck Tailgate Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2007 Toyota Tacoma
  • The cargo management rails are a set of rails installed in the truck bed of the 2007 Toyota Tacoma. Due to how the Softride Tailgate Pad Bicycle Transporter # SR26461 installs it won't matter if the person's truck you are buying this for has them or not. Either way this will fit and work well. The reason this is mentioned in the truck bed bike rack fit guide is that some of the other racks install differently and the cargo management setup plays a factor in whether or not they will...
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  • Truck Bed Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2007 Nissan Frontier
  • The Thule Bed-Rider, # TH822XTR, is compatible with bed liners, so you will not have a problem there. If your 2007 Nissan Frontier has the Utilit-Track System on the sides of the bed rails, it will not work. If the side rails have plastic tops, you can use this rack. Another option would be the Softride Tailgate Pad Bicycle Transporter, # SR26461. A simple design with some clever features including a flap for tail gate access and straps for each bike. I have included a link to a video...
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  • How Much Does the Softride Tailgate Pad Bike Transporter for Pickup Trucks Weigh
  • The Softride tailgate pad bicycle transporter, part # SR26461, weighs about 7 when it ships. This includes the packaging materials so the actual weight is a few pounds less.
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  • Will the Softride Tailgate Pad Bicycle Transporter # SR26461 Fit a 2016 Honda Ridgeline
  • The Softride Tailgate Pad Bicycle Transporter for Mid-Size Pickup Trucks # SR26461 is compatible with 2006-2018 Honda Ridgelines so you can use it with your vehicle. This product will allow you to carry up to 6 bikes which I recommend securing with the Fulton Cable Lock # FCLK150100 to help deter theft.
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  • Fit of 61 Inch Wide Softride Shuttle Pad # SR16457 on 2015 Nissan Frontier and 2002 Toyota Tundra
  • The recommended Softride # SR26457 Shuttle Pad for your Tundra is 61 inches wide, while the # SR26461 which would be recommended for a mid-sized pickup like the Frontier is 54 inches wide. You could measure the distance between the two bed sides on the Frontier, but it's not likely that the # SR26457 would fit. If you were to get the narrower # SR26461, you'd be able to use the Shuttle Pad on both trucks. Either size pad can carry up to 6 bikes.
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  • Will the Topline 2 Bike Carrier Truck Bed Mounted Expandable Bike Rack Work with Womens Bikes
  • Because the arms and clamps on the Topline 2 Bike Carrier Truck Bed Mounted Expandable Bike Rack, # UG2500, are adjustable, it will work with womens style bikes. If for some reason it cannot grip the frame, you can also try the handle bar post or seat post as connection points. I have included a link to a video demonstration of this rack for you. Another option is the Softride Tailgate Pad Bicycle Transporter, # SR26461 (Mid-size trucks) or # SR26457 (full-size trucks). The concept is...
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  • What Material is On Underside of Softride Tailgate Pad Bicycle Transporter
  • The underside of the Softride Tailgate Pad Bicycle Transporter for Mid-Size Pickup Trucks # SR26461 that you referenced is made from the same vinyl material you see on the outside of the pad. For a same size tailgate pad bike rack that has a softer underside we have the Thule part # TH823PRO instead. This has a few more features as well with pockets and thicker padding on top of the tailgate. Check out the review video link I attached for more info.
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