Softride Shuttle Pad Tailgate Bike Carrier for Full-Size Pickup Trucks - 61" Long

Softride Shuttle Pad Tailgate Bike Carrier for Full-Size Pickup Trucks - 61" Long

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  • Tailgate Pad
  • Tailgate Mount
  • Softride
  • 9mm Axle
  • 15mm Thru-Axle
  • 20mm Thru-Axle
  • 6 Bikes
  • Full 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 Shuttle Pad Tailgate Bike Carrier for Full-Size Pickup Trucks - 61" Long part number SR26457 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Softride Truck Bed Bike Racks - SR26457

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 tether holds your bikes to the pad and prevents their shifting during transport
    • Includes 6 soft wraps to secure bikes
  • Built-in flap lets you get to your tailgate handle without removing pad


Specs:

  • Capacity: 6 bikes
  • Length of tailgate cover: 61"


Bikes loaded on tailgate

Softride Shuttle Pad gives you an inexpensive 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 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.



26457 Soft Ride Shuttle Pad Truck Tailgate Bike Transporter - Truck Bed Bike Rack



This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2010 - 2011 Ram 2500

2010 - 2011 Ram 3500

1960 - 2000 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

1960 - 2000 GMC C/K Series Pickup

2001 - 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

1957 - 1983 Ford F-100, F-150, F-250, F-350

1992 - 2020 Ford F-150

1997 - 1999 Ford F-150 and F-250 Light Duty

2004 - 2004 Ford F-150 Heritage Series

2010 - 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor

1984 - 1991 Ford F-150, F-250, F-350

1992 - 1996 Ford F-250 and F-350

1997 - 1997 Ford F-250 and F-350 Heavy Duty

1999 - 2014 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

2015 - 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty

2015 - 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty

2008 - 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty

1948 - 1956 Ford F-Series Pickup

1950 - 1980 Dodge Full Size Pickup

2006 - 2008 Lincoln Mark LT

1981 - 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup

1999 - 2006 GMC Sierra

2014 - 2018 GMC Sierra 1500

2019 - 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited

2015 - 2019 GMC Sierra 2500

2015 - 2019 GMC Sierra 3500

2007 - 2007 GMC Sierra Classic

1999 - 2006 Chevrolet Silverado

2014 - 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2019 - 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD

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Video of Softride Shuttle Pad Tailgate Bike Carrier for Full-Size Pickup Trucks - 61" Long


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 Shuttle Pad Tailgate Bike Carrier for Full-Size Pickup Trucks - 61" Long - SR26457

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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2011 Ford F-150

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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2015 Ford F-150

I put it on 2015 F-150 works great 202231



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2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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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2003 Ford F-150

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



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



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



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2017 Toyota Tundra

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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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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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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2016 Ford F-150

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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2013 Toyota Tundra

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



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2016 Ram 1500

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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2015 Ford F-150

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



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2013 Chevrolet Silverado

pad works great !! 229256



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2013 Chevrolet Silverado

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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1997 Ford F-150 and F-250 Light Duty

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



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2011 Ford F-450 Super Duty

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



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2003 Ford F-150 Supercrew

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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Sorry, this was bought as a gift and the user has yet to receive. However, your web site was very easy to use and delivery was prompt 109065



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2006 Ford F-150

Item as described. Can't wait to use it. Very fast shipping! Etrailer has my business! 89963



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2012 Ford F-150

This is truly a simple, yet effective product. I was debating whether to install an expensive bike rack on my trailer or on my truck when I came across a post on etrailer.com about this product. I purchased the pad and was able to carry my four bikes easily with room to spare. I have a 5 1/2 foot bed and was able to carry camping supplies along with our clothes and linens for 4 people for a 4 night stay at a campsite. My 2012 Ford F-150 XLT has a bed liner but it did not affect the product's performance. I used a 36" bungee cord for added security across the back wheels of the bikes to ensure it was stationary during transportation. Probably was not needed but it was more for my peace of mind. Much cheaper than a bike rack and easier to install AND remove! 42923



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Got it, it fits. 657198



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


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


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


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



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


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


Good quality material and protect your truck. 466456



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


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


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


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



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


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



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


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


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


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


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


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


Fit 5 bikes in the Tacoma no problem 138311



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


Nice product. Good protection. Tks! 107108



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


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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  • For a larger capacity tailgate pad, go with the Softride # SR26457 which can handle 6 bikes. If you click the provided link, you can see the tailgate pad being installed on a 2016 Ram truck.
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  • Tailgate Pad Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Ram 1500
  • Personally I like the Softride Shuttle Pad # SR26457 more than the Thule Gate Mate part # TH824 because it has the loops that allow a bike to easily be secured to the pad. Thule doesn't have the straps to secure the bikes to the pad, and most likely they wouldn't be necessary. But for added peace of mind I prefer the Softride. I attached review videos for both racks for you to check out.
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  • Can Trailer Still be Towed While Using Softride Tailgate Bike Rack # SR26457
  • As long as the truck is towing with a trailer hitch that mounts underneath the rear bumper attached to the frame you could easily use the Softride tailgate bike rack part # SR26457 and still tow a trailer.
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  • Will Truck Bed Bike Rack UG2500-4 Fit a Truck with a Camper Shell
  • On the clamp that attaches to the bed rail, there is very little space. If the lip from the Leer cap is too thick, the clamp will not be able to mount correctly. You can see a better picture of the clamp on part # UG2500 to give you a better idea of the space available. The short arms measure 9 inches from the inside of one clamp to the inside of the other clamp. On the long arm, this measurement is 18 inches. I have included a video review of the rack for you to view. We have numerous...
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  • Availability of Softride Tailgate Pad Bicycle Transporter in 45 Inch Width
  • Softride makes another size, 54 inches, part # SR26461 designed for mid-sized trucks, but nothing designed for a 45 inch wide tailgate. We do have some other options for carrying bikes in a truck bed, see the provided link. The Swagman # S64702 works very well, and is very highly rated by our customers. Topline makes a 2 (# UG2500) 3, (# UG2500-3) or 4, (# UG2500-4) bike truck bed bike rack that will allow you to leave the front wheel in place.
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  • Recommended Softride Tailgate Pad For 2002 Ford F-150 Supercrew Cab Truck
  • The mid-size tailgate cover, part # SR26461 sounds like the pad you want because it measures 54 inches wide. You said your tailgate measures 51-1/2 inches so this would fit with just a little extra. The large tailgate pad, part # SR26457 measures 61 inches wide and unless you want to have quite a lot of excess pad on the sides of your truck the mid-size pad would be the best option for you.
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  • Will Mounting Straps on Softride Tailgate Bike Carrier, Part # SR26457, Wear Paint Off Tailgate?
  • In actual use the Softride Shuttle Pad Tailgate Bike Carrier, part # SR26457, will be held in place both by the four supplied nylon straps and also the weight of the loaded bikes. It is not necessary to make the straps excessively tight to the point that they will wear the paint on the bottom edge of the tailgate. They just need to be snugged down with moderate tension to hold the pad in place. I have included a video for this item showing how it installs on a tailgate. A nice feature of...
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  • What Are Cargo Management Rails And How Do They Work With Truck Bed Bike Racks 2014 Toyota Tundra
  • The cargo management rails that our truck bed bike rack selection guide is referring to are side-rails that are installed on the inside of the truck bed frame rails. With these internal side rails installed you can add cross bars which will then give you two layers of cargo carrying ability. These rails are typically dealer installed and are not offered with all makes and models of trucks. I could not find where Toyota has these rails however this is an option on Ford trucks and Nissan...
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  • Truck Bed Bike Rack for a 2014 Ram 3500 with Factory Puck System and B&W Companion Hitch Installed
  • In the 2014 Ram 3500 with the factory puck system there isn't a lot of space between the hitch and the wheel well humps with B&W hitch # BWRVK3600. If they were road bikes with skinny tires then it would not be a problem to use 2 of the Thule Instagaters # TH501. But on regular or wide tires they would likely have to set partially on the hitch. It wouldn't hut anything but there would be contact. If your truck is a short bed then the pedals become a concern although I am confident they...
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  • Does Tonneau Cover on 2012 Ford F-150 Raptor have to Be Removed to Carry Bikes with Shuttle Pad
  • Because you 2012 Ford F-150 Raptor has such a short bed it is possible that the tonneau cover will have to be removed completely to carry bikes using Softride Shuttle Pad Tailgate Bike Carrier # SR26457. It also depends a lot on the bikes. Shorter bikes probably won't be an issue but larger adult bikes could potentially be too long.
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  • Tailgate Pad-Style Bike Carrier for 2016 Ram Limited 2500
  • The tailgate pad style bike carriers such as the # SR26461 aren't vehicle specific. To determine which one would work for your truck, simply measure the width of your tailgate. The # SR26461 is designed for tailgates that are about 54 inches wide. According to Softride, the # SR26461 would work best on a mid sized truck like a Chevy Colorado. For a full size truck like your new Ram, I'd recommend the Softride Shuttle Pad, part # SR26457. If you click the provided link, you can see...
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  • Are Replacement Straps Available for Softride Shuttle Pad Tailgate Bike Carrier # SR26457
  • We do offer the part you are looking for on your Softride Shuttle Pad Tailgate Bike Carrier # SR26457. The Softride Soft Velcro Tie-Downs # SR26260 include the plastic clip and the velcro strap that hold the bike to the bike carrier. Each pack comes with 4 straps.
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  • Will Topline 2 Bike Carrier Work on a Toyota Tundra With Tonneau Cover on 2003 Toyota Tundra
  • The retractable cover over the bed of your 2003 Toyota Tundra means the Topline 2 Bike Carrier # UG2500 isn't going to work, though you do have some options. The Thule Insta-Gater # TH501 is held in place at the tailgate opening and does not require drilling or the removal of your bike's wheel. This is a one-bike rack, though another will fit next to it if you need to accommodate more than one bike. You have the option of using the Thule One-Key Lock Cylinders # TH450200 to secure the...
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  • Which Softride Tailgate Pad Bike Rack Fits 2002 Toyota Tacoma
  • We do have a Softride Tailgate Pad style of bike rack that fits your 2002 Toyota Tacoma with the part # SR26461 which is for compact trucks like yours. The rack you mentioned is larger and designed for larger truck tailgates so it would not fit your truck well. I attached a review video for this rack on a similar Tacoma as yours for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for Pickup Trucks Without Needing to Use Trailer Hitch
  • We have quite a few options available for transporting bikes with a truck like your 2014 Ram 1500 that do not require the use of a trailer hitch. A similar alternative to a traditional trunk-mounted bike rack like what you see on vehicles is the Softride Shuttle Pad Tailgate Bike Carrier # SR26457. This is a heavy-duty, padded vinyl cover that provides an easy way to carry up to 6 bikes over the tailgate of your Ram. The cover fits over the closed tailgate and your bikes will secure...
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  • Truck Bed Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2004 Nissan Frontier with Large Mountain Bike Frames
  • I believe I have a simple solution for you, but the Topline Bike Rack part # UG2500 wouldn't work for you since it has a 1-1/2 inch frame width max and your bike has 1-3/4 inch diameter frame. Check out the Softride Shuttle Pad Tailgate Bike Carrier # SR26457. This carrier sits on the tailgate of your truck and allows for simple and easy bike loading. I attached a review video for you to check out as well. I also confirmed that this is the correct size to use for your 2004 Nissan Frontier
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  • Can Topline 2 Bike Carrier # UG2500 be Modified to Fit Tonneau Cover Rails on 2016 Ram 1500 Ram Box
  • There isn't a pre-made mount for the Topline 2 Bike Carrier # UG2500 but you may be able to make it work if you did exactly what you said and get a mount for the Tonneau cover rails and adapt the bike rack to it. There is no telling how that might work out and you could void warranties on the Tonneau cover and the bike rack. What I recommend is to use a tailgate pad # SR26457. That way you don't have to modify anything, there is no unknowns about how it would work, and you wouldn't need...
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