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Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack for Compact Trucks - 53" Wide

Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack for Compact Trucks - 53" Wide

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This tailgate pad and bike rack lets you transport up to 7 bikes in your compact truck bed. Soft rubber pads with anchor straps keep bikes separated and secure on the rack. Large panel provides backup camera visibility and tailgate handle access. Lowest Prices for the best truck bed bike racks from Thule. Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack for Compact Trucks - 53" Wide part number TH823PRO can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Thule Truck Bed Bike Racks - TH823PRO

  • Tailgate Pad
  • Tailgate Mount
  • Thule
  • 9mm Axle
  • 15mm Thru-Axle
  • 20mm Thru-Axle
  • 7 Bikes
  • Locks Not Included
  • Compact Trucks

This tailgate pad and bike rack lets you transport up to 7 bikes in your compact truck bed. Soft rubber pads with anchor straps keep bikes separated and secure on the rack. Large panel provides backup camera visibility and tailgate handle access.


Features:

  • Padded truck-bed bike rack lets you transport up to 7 bikes on your compact truck's tailgate
    • Great for trucks with crossover-style toolboxes
  • Soft rubber pads with anchor straps keep your bikes separated and secure on rack
    • Set front wheel over tailgate and secure downtube with strap
  • Large panel provides backup camera visibility and tailgate handle access
    • Hook-and-loop fasteners prevent panel from flapping while driving
  • 2 Mesh storage pockets provide space for carrying your biking gear
  • Sturdy nylon straps wrap around tailgate for easy, secure installation
  • Heavy-duty vinyl construction with interior foam padding prevents scratches on your bikes and truck bed


Specs:

  • Application: most compact truck tailgates
  • Carrying capacity: 7 bikes
  • Dimensions: 53" wide x 38" tall x 1-1/2" thick
  • Weight: 6.5 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


823PRO Thule Gate Mate Tailgate Pad - 53" Wide - Compact Pickup Trucks

Replaces Thule TH823

Installation Details TH823PRO Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





Customer Reviews

Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack for Compact Trucks - 53" Wide - TH823PRO

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (5 Customer Reviews)

This tailgate pad and bike rack lets you transport up to 7 bikes in your compact truck bed. Soft rubber pads with anchor straps keep bikes separated and secure on the rack. Large panel provides backup camera visibility and tailgate handle access.

- TH823PRO
by:
2008 Honda Ridgeline

Terrific product! Great for the small bed of our Honda Ridgeline! 896956



- TH823PRO
by:

This product works well and I love it 792738



- TH823PRO
by:

Very good quality. We are please withe the value of the product and speed of delivery. 774913



- TH824PRO
by:

Review from a similar GateMate Pro in Truck Bed Bike Racks


Love it, bikes aren't in a pile in the back of the truck. 850712



- TH824PRO
by:

Review from a similar GateMate Pro in Truck Bed Bike Racks


Overall this is a great option for a quickly installed and secure way to haul bicycles in a pick-up truck. One thing I did not consider was the fact I had a tonneau cover on my 2016 Ford F-150 from Gator. The rails for the cover overlap into the bed of the truck an inch and a half, but the Thule tailgate pad is flexible enough to work under the rails to get the tailgate closed. Installation takes 10 minutes alone and 5 with help. Great product and great support from eTrailer.com! 814849


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Ask the Experts about this Thule Truck Bed Bike Racks

  • Thule Truck Bed Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack That Fits 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    We do have a Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack that fits a 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500, though it is a different one than you mentioned. The correct fit for a 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 is the Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack # TH824PRO. I have added some photos showing this on a '19 Silverado 1500 as well as a link to a video review showing it in use on this same truck.
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  • How Tight Should Straps of Thule GateMate Pro be On Tailgate
    Thule does not specify a tightness for the straps of the Thule GateMate Pro # TH823PRO on trucks like your 2019 Honda Ridgeline as that's hard to do given the nature of the strap setup but what you'll want to do is tighten them snugly by hand using your best judgment. There are two sizes for this rack though and you should make sure you don't have the larger # TH824PRO which wouldn't fit your tailgate well and might be why you'd have issues tightening it down. I attached a review video...
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  • Best Truck Bed Bike Rack for a 2012 Honda Ridgeline
    I actually agree with the crowd here-- The Thule Gate Mate, part # TH823PRO is probably the king of the crop for this type of bike rack. Being able to carry four bikes easily with the added side-bumpers to keep the bikes on the tailgate is the best features available for this rack. I also recommend a few extras to make your life a little easier when using this rack. First, the Thule Load straps, part # TH521 to secure the bikes together. This will let you worry less about them sliding...
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  • How to Lock Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad to Truck While Out on a Ride
    I recommend using a cable lock like the 10' Cable Lock # e98891 to secure the Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad # TH823PRO while you are out on your ride. The 10' length should be enough for you to thread the cable through the opening for the tailgate handle on the GateMate Pro and then down the inside portion of your handle over to a tie-down hook. If you plan on using the GateMate Pro often and would like a cable lock that you don't have to keep track of then I recommend the ToyLok Stake...
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  • Will the Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack Really Fit a 2019 Honda Ridgeline
    Yes, I can confirm the Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack part # TH823PRO is a fit for a 2019 Honda Ridgeline. In fact, we even tested the older Thule GateMate Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack on this model which was the same size and I have attached that video for you. I would be a bit caution of looking for measurements online as you never really know where they are taken. That said, I appreciate you doing your own research but there is no need to worry about this one as the Thule...
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  • Will Thule GateMate Pro Fit a 2017 Honda Ridgeline and is it Waterproof
    Yes, the 53" Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad # TH823PRO will fit your 2017 Honda Ridgeline. The top part of this pad is definitely waterproof. It feels like a heavy duty vinyl and it is very durable. The underside has a soft fabric that is designed to keep the finish on your truck from getting damaged. If you were to drive in a rainstorm with this on the pickup then that would definitely soak up water and you'd want to take it off and let it air dry. So the GateMate isn't necessarily...
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  • Options to Carry Bikes With 2016 Ford F-150
    We have a couple of solutions for you to carry bikes with your 2016 Ford F-150, though a tailgate pad isn't going to work for your 43 inch space because the narrowest pad is 53 inches wide, the Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad # TH823PRO. The best option is a trailer hitch receiver and hitch-mounted bike rack. If you do not have a hitch on your 2016 Ford F-150 you can install the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13118 and add a 4-bike rack, with a great option being the Thule Hitching Post...
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  • Can the Thule Gate Mate Pro Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack be Used with Electric Bikes
    I spoke to my contact at Thule about the Thule Gate Mate Pro Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack part # TH823PRO. They do not list a specific per bike weight capacity for the tailgate pad as the full weight of the bikes will never be placed directly onto it but you should not have any issues using it to haul your two 60 lb electric bikes. I would however use some additional straps such as the Thule Load Strap Cinch Straps part # TH521 to help support the bikes.
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  • How to Secure Bikes in the Bed of a 2019 Honda Ridgeline without Drilling Into Truck Bed
    If you want to avoid modifying the bed of your brand new 2019 Honda Ridgeline then I recommend going with the Hollywood Racks Truck Bed Bike Carrier # HRT970 because you can wedge some lumber in the bed of your pickup and then bolt this carrier on it (see attached photo). This comes with a 9mm quick-release skewer and is small enough that you can mount multiple bikes next to each other depending on their sizes. If you would rather keep the front wheels on your bikes then another great...
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  • Does Yakima GateKeeper Tailgate Bike Rack Fit 2011 Ford Ranger
    Yes the Yakima Tailgate Bike Rack # Y07410 does fit your 2011 Ford Ranger. I attached a picture of it and an install video for it on a similar Ranger as yours for you to check out as well.
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  • How To Carry 80 Lb E-Bike In Truck Bed of 2016 Toyota Tacoma with Deck Rail System
    The Inno Velo Gripper Bike Rack for Truck Beds part # INRT202 has a weight capacity of 66 lbs so it would not work with an 80 lb e-bike unless the battery was removed. Instead, for a 2016 Toyota Tacoma with deck rail system I recommend the Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack for Compact Trucks part # TH823PRO. The tailgate pad is really the only option save for a hitch mounted bike rack due to the weight of the bike.
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  • Best Way To Get The Most Bikes On A 2016 Toyota Tacoma
    If quantity is what you're wanting, you need a Tailgate Pad. You need a 53" pad since you have a mid-size truck. I've had my hands on the Thule GateMate and Yakima GateKeeper quite a bit and it fits your situation perfectly! The Thule GateMate Pro # TH823PRO allows you to take 7 bikes with you safely. The pads are really convenient because when not in use you still can use your tailgate as need be. There is a flap on the pad that gives you access to the tailgate handle so unlike most...
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  • Thule or Softride Tailgate Pad Bike Rack for 2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn 1500
    For your 2011 Ram 1500 Longhorn with the Ram Boxes Thule and Softride make tailgate pad bike racks that are a confirmed fit. For Thule you'd want the part # TH823PRO or the Softride option # SR26457. The Thule GateMate Pro has more padding on top of the tailgate so it would be the one I would recommend.
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  • Truck Bed Bike Rack for a 2014 Honda Ridgeline
    The Yakima BikerBar bike rack # Y01141 is not a fit for the 2014 Honda Ridgeline but we do have other truck bed racks that are listed as a fit. I have included a link to them for you. For 2 bikes I recommend either the Topline bike rack # UG2500 or the Thule GateMate Pro, # TH823PRO. I have linked videos for both of these racks for you.
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  • Truck Bed Bike Carrier for 2 e-Bikes with Fenders
    You have a couple of options available. You can use a fork mounted bike rack like the Swagman Patrol 2 Bike Rack for Truck Beds # S64701, a tailgate option like the Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack for Compact Trucks - 53" # TH823PRO, and the Inno Velo Gripper Bike Rack for Truck Beds - Clamp On # INRT201. The Thule Insta-Gater Pro # TH93VR is a great bike rack but won't work well with your wheel fenders.
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  • Will Swagman Patrol 2 Truck Bed Bike Rack S64701 Fit a 2018 Ram 1500 with Ram Boxes
    The Swagman Patrol 2 Bike Rack # S64701 has an adjustable length from 49 inches to 64 inches so it will fit a 50 inch width. You would not be able to open the Ram Boxes if using this type of truck bed bike rack. And if you made it too tight it could damage the hinges on the Ram Boxes so if you choose this type of rack be very careful. Another option that you might want to consider is a tailgate pad such as the GateMate Pro # TH823PRO. These types of carriers actually work quite well...
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  • Which Tailgate Pad Bike Rack Fits a 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
    The Softride Tailgate Pad, # SR26461, for mid size trucks is probably going to be the best option. It measures 54 inches long so compare that to the tailgate on your 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac to determine fit. The model for a full size truck, # SR26457, is 61 inches long. Thule also has a similar product, # TH823PRO for a 54 inch or # TH824PRO for a 62 inch. All of these items work in basically the same way. They fit over the tailgate, have a flap for the tailgate handle. They...
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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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  • How Far Out Does the Malone Axis Truck Bed and Roof Load Extender # MPG907 Extend
    On the Malone Axis Truck Bed and Roof Load Extender # MPG907 the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the furthest edge on the carrier is 53 inches. So to the nearest part of the up right it will be approximately 51 inches. By my calculations your 10 foot, 5 inch kayaks will overhang the bed by 41 inches. That means if you were to slide the kayaks all the way in the upright on this carrier would still be about 10 inches away. All of the similar extenders are a bit too long...
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  • Recommended Truck Bed Bike Rack for a 2015 GMC Canyon with OEM Vinyl Roll-Up Tonneau Cover
    I have a solution for you but the Swagman # S64702, will not work with a OEM soft tonneau cover. I would instead recommend the Thule Insta-Gater Truck Bed Bike Rack # TH501 or a truck tailgate pad like the Thule # TH823PRO. Due to the mounting design of the OEM soft roll-up tonneau cover, you would not be able to mount the Swagman Bike bar. It would need to supported by a flat support on both the top and the inner side of the bed rail, see attached image, and most soft tonneaus have...
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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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