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Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad for Full-Size Trucks - Up to 7 Bikes - 53" Wide
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Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad for Full-Size Trucks - Up to 7 Bikes - 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 for Full-Size Trucks - Up to 7 Bikes - 53" Wide part number TH823PRO can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Thule Truck Bed Bike Racks - TH823PRO

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

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.


  • 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


  • 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

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Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad for Full-Size Trucks - Up to 7 Bikes - 53" Wide - TH823PRO

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (41 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.


Well, I’m not crazy about it for my application; but It would work better for full size pick up applications. It was a too wide for my Jeep Gladiator and was difficult to install, as well as use the tailgate when it was attached. I like the access flap to the gate latch. The straps tend to fall out, I’ve lost a couple already. They are also awkward to use for strapping the bike down as the Velcro hooks and nap are on opposite sides of the strap.

2019 Ram 1500

I only gave this 3 stars because the straps that fasten the bike to the pad is to long to use on a tube for a normal road bike. The straps are 16 inches long and it wraps around my bikes twice leaving no room to fasten the strap together. I thought this seemed strange so I called etrailer customer service which gave me Thule service number and they seem to understand the issue but had the only solution of using a zip tie. It seems the straps work for a Mountain bike but not for smaller tubed bikes. Just keep this in mind when ordering. I also think you will need to secure the back of the bike if you are only hauling 1 or 2 so the not flop around.

2021 Honda Ridgeline

Tracking order was detailed and exacting. I've not seen that with any other company. I put the tailgate pad on my new 2021 Honda Ridgeline, then tried an electric bike on it. It works perfectly and protects both the bike and the truck tailgate. So far I'm very impressed with the product.

Honda Ridgeline

I had spent weeks looking for the right purchase to carry bikes for my family and I. This solution is hilariously simple and perfect. I carry two full size and two kid bikes in my Honda Ridgeline. Such a convenience not messing around with a hitch rack.

2020 Ford F-150

Great product. Had it install on my truck gate in just a few minutes after unpacking. Great quality with Velcro strap and extra storage. The pull down eye hole for the camera is why I bought this one. Lines up perfectly. I can take off and in just a few minutes.

2008 Honda Ridgeline

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

Deborah R - 10/06/2021


It is doing the trick with easy installation. Happy with the purchase.


Great quality. I will certainly use it.


Easy to put on and take off. Protects the back of the truck. Makes transporting bike much easier. Well made. Holding up to use well.


This product works well and I love it

It’s been great and I’m very happy with it
Edwin - 05/05/2021

2019 Toyota Tacoma

Arrived on time and in perfect shape. Easy to install and uninstall on the Tacoma. just what was needed to pack a couple of friends out to locations for cycling.


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











Review from a similar GateMate Pro in Truck Bed Bike Racks

Solved our problem of how to bring our 6 bikes along with us on long trips. Super easy to load and unload. Very happy with this purchase.

Still using and working great. My only issue is installation is a bit tricky, which does sometimes mean I dont bother to use if were not certain to need the bikes. Ultimately though its worth the effort and solved our problem.
Patrick - 05/04/2022


Review from a similar GateMate Pro in Truck Bed Bike Racks

Great material, inside smooth will not scratch the tailgate. Easy install. I ordered for full size, truck however if I had to do it again I would choose smaller width. I have rails mounted to the inside of bed for a bed cover. The gate mate really fits snug, having to slam the gate to lock. Depending style of bike the down tube may not snug tight. Yes I would buy again. Good price.


Review from a similar GateMate Pro in Truck Bed Bike Racks

Awesome bike transport. I did not want a truck hitch type so this was a great easy option. Took less than 5 minutes to install and the bikes were certainly secure during transport.


Review from a similar GateMate Pro in Truck Bed Bike Racks

Always impressed with etrailer. They have an abundance of knowledge and are extremely responsive. Highly recommend!


Review from a similar GateMate Pro in Truck Bed Bike Racks

Totally impressed. This thing not only protects my bike but also my truck. Set up was easy, the padding is plentiful, the mesh storage pockets are a huge plus. Really impressed with the quality. Even was able to work around my roll up Lund tonneau with no mods needed.

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Ask the Experts about this Thule Truck Bed Bike Racks

  • 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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  • Does Thule Gatemate Fit 6 inch Wide Tailgate of 2021 Ford F-150
    Yes Thule has confirmed for us that the Gatemate Pro part # TH823PRO that you referenced does fit the 6 inch wide tailgate you have on your 2021 Ford F-150.
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  • What Thule Gatemate Fits 2021 Ford Ranger
    Yes, the Gatemate Pro, # TH823PRO is a confirmed fit for the 2021 Ford Ranger. Please note the linked product review video for this being shown on a 2020 model.
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  • Can I Use the Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad w/ an E Bike?
    Yes, the Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad for Full-Size Trucks - Up to 7 Bikes - 53" Wide item # TH823PRO will work with electric bikes. I have linked a review video below that one of our technicians recently did, on a 2020 Ford Ranger, that will show you how this product will look and function.
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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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  • 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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  • Recommended Tailgate Bike Pad for 2019 Ram 1500
    The Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad for Full-Size Trucks part # TH824PRO is what I recommend for a 2019 Ram 1500. It can hold up to 8 bikes, it has a cutout for the handle and or backup camera, and the protective pads underneath will ensure there are no scratches to the paint. In regards to the tonneau cover, there should be no issues with it rolled up/retracted.
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  • Tailgate Pad Bike Rack that Fits 2018 Ram 2500 with Ram Box
    Thule has their GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad bike rack part # TH823PRO as a confirmed fit for the 2018 Ram 2500 with Ram Boxes like what you have so it would be a great option. I attached a review video for this rack on a similar Ram truck that has a similar tailgate although it does not have the Ram Boxes.
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  • Replacement Tekonsha Brake Controller After Wiring Troubles Caused a Short
    It sounds like there was a short in your wiring and you fried your brake controller causing your brakes to lock up. I recommend checking the wiring harness and grounds. You will also want to check your fuses. If you can email the type and year of vehicle you have I can check to see if we have a plug in adapter for it. I recommend replacing your brake controller with the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller item # 90195. This is a proportional brake controller that works with trailers...
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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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  • 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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  • 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 and...
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  • Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack For 2019 Ram 1500 With RamBox
    There are tailgate bike rack pads that are compatible with the 2019 Ram 1500 with RamBox but the Yakima Tailgate Pad Y07411 is not a fit because of the way it attaches. I recommend the Thule 53" GateMate Pro part # TH823PRO for the 2019 1500 with RamBox. Thule has confirmed their tailgate pad to fit with the RamBox.
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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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  • 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 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 33 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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  • Recommended Truck Bed Bike Rack For 2020 Ford Ranger W/ BAKflip MX4 Tonneau Cover
    I have another option for you, but the Swagman Pick-Up Truck-Bed-Mounted 2 Bike Carrier # S64702 you were looking at does not fit your 2020 Ford Ranger, and is also not compatible with a tonneau cover. Instead I recommend going with the Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad # TH823PRO which is a confirmed fit for your truck, and with your BAKflip MX4 cover folded up you should have no issues with your bikes interfering with the cover given they are standard bikes and not extra long like a recumbent...
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  • Tailgate Pad For Carrying Bikes With a 2022 Honda Ridgeline and Dual-Action Tailgate
    I can only recommend using the Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad # TH823PRO as it has been confirmed to work with the Dual-Action Tailgate on your 2022 Honda Ridgeline. The Yakima GateKeeper Tailgate Pad has not been confirmed to fit your Ridgeline.
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  • Will Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad Fit on 2020 Toyota Tacoma
    It will! I can verify for you that the Thule tailgate bike rack will absolutely fit your 2020 Toyota Tacoma; the correct part is the 53" wide pad, which is the following part number: - Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad # TH823PRO The GateMate # TH823PRO is a nice option for a very easy way to transport your bikes without having to use a hitch-mounted bike rack, whether that's because you are towing and need a way to transport your bikes or you just want a simpler alternative.
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  • What Length of Cable Lock to Use with Thule GateMate Tailgate Bike Rack
    A 10 foot cable lock like the part # e98891 would be a great choice to use with the Thule Gatemate Pro part # TH823PRO. Longer than that would be more than needed.
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    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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  • 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 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 hitch mounted bike rack...
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  • Truck Bed Bike Rack Option For 2006 Chevy Colorado For Ebikes
    Your bikes won't fit, and are also too heavy to work with the Thule truck bed bike rack. The only real option for your ebikes for the bed for your 2006 Chevy Colorado is a tailgate pad rack from Thule: - Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad for Full-Size Trucks # TH823PRO
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