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Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack for Full-Size Trucks - 60" Wide

Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack for Full-Size Trucks - 60" Wide

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  • Tailgate Pad
  • Tailgate Mount
  • Thule
  • 9mm Axle
  • 15mm Thru-Axle
  • 20mm Thru-Axle
  • 7 Bikes
  • Full Size Trucks
  • Locks Not Included
This tailgate pad and bike rack lets you transport up to 8 bikes in your full-size 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 Full-Size Trucks - 60" Wide part number TH824PRO can be ordered online at or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.

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Thule Truck Bed Bike Racks - TH824PRO

This tailgate pad and bike rack lets you transport up to 8 bikes in your full-size 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 8 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 full-size truck tailgates
  • Carrying capacity: 8 bikes
  • Dimensions: 60" wide x 38" tall x 1-1/2" thick
  • Weight: 6.5 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

824PRO Thule Gate Mate Tailgate Pad - 60" Wide - Full-Size Pickup Trucks

Replaces Thule TH824

TH824PRO Installation InstructionsInstallation Details TH824PRO Installation instructions

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 - 1978 Ford F-100, F-150, F-250, F-350

1992 - 2014 Ford F-150

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

2004 - 2004 Ford F-150 Heritage Series

2010 - 2014 Ford F-150 Raptor

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

2015 - 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

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Video of Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack for Full-Size Trucks - 60" Wide

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

Video Transcript for Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack Review

Today, we're gonna be taking a look at the Thule GateMate Tailgate Pad. It's available for full size trucks with part number TH 824 PRO and compact trucks with part number TH 823 PRO. If you're looking for a truck and bike rack, go with the Thule GateMate Tailgate Pad. It lets you transport up to eight bikes in your truck bed. It's a large padded cover that straps around your tailgate and secures your bikes in the upright position with hook and loop fasteners.Here on top and towards the inside, it features some raised reinforced padding. This is what's gonna prevent our bikes from sliding along the top here and it's gonna prevent them from making contact when we're on the road.

Here you can see how the hook and loop strap is connected to our pad. It's adjustable along the top strap, so it's gonna work with a variety of bikes. Here you can see how it actually connects around our down tube. Goes around and connects back to itself.While it may be more suitable for mountain bikes, it will work with road bikes. Those frames tend to be a bit more fragile, so just be aware.

Not only is it gonna be great for carrying bikes, but it's gonna be great for carrying other things, such as your paddle boards, kayaks or any other elongated items that might stick out over your tailgate that you don't wanna get damaged. If you carry any of these things, I do recommend tying them down with a strap.I've gone ahead and removed the gears, so we can take a look at some more features. Unlike other tailgate pads, the one thing that's unique to this one, is that it has a large panel that folds down. It connects to a hook and loop fastener underneath. To make sure it remains down, not only does it reveal the handle for our tailgate, but for this particular truck, it allows us to still use our back up camera.Here on the inside of our truck bed, the pad features two large mesh storage pockets.

The flap on top is held down by hook and loop fasteners. These pockets are gonna be great for things like, extra bike tubes, bike pumps, gloves, biking shorts. Anything you can fit into them. Here at the bottom, you can see the three straps that come in under in a rounder tailgate, that hold it in place. Now, I'll show you how to get it installed.I've got my GateMate laid out on my truck bed.

Let's go ahead and take a closer look at it. I'd like to point out that the entire thing is padded, so we don't have to worry about it harming or scratching our gear or our tailgate. Here underneath, we've got a soft fabric covering our pads. This is what's gonna be coming in contact with our tail gate. So with it being soft, we don't have to worry about it harming or scratching that finish on our truck.Over time, I recommend keeping this clean, that way nothing gets stuck underneath and causes any harm. To get it installed, the easiest way I found was to go ahead and have your tailgate closed and then just drape it over the tailgate. Now, you'll wanna make sure that it's right where it needs to be, so I would recommend checking the large panel here and make sure it's centered. And make sure that you can easily open your tailgate and close it.From here, we can run our straps. Now, this is where it gets a little tricky. What I like to do, is pop the tailgate just a little bit, grab that strap. You'll wanna feed it underneath, up into your truck bed. Once you've got fed up underneath, you can either get a second set of hands to help you pull it through, or you can reach down and grab it yourself. You can do each strap individually. What we'll do is we'll run it through the buckle. And then back down through and we'll leave it loosely installed for now. We'll repeat the same process with the other two straps.Once I've got all the straps loosely installed, I'm gonna go ahead and lay it down all the way and start tightening it up. Just get it nice and secure. Make sure it remains in place, where I want it. Now, I'm gonna raise it up and then hop inside the truck bed and tighten it down the rest of the way. I like to grab the strap and then just take my palm and then push down on it. And I'll just work my way around. From here, we can just bundle up our excess and put it within the keeper here.Here on the outside, with it installed, you can see it's nice and tight. It's not going anywhere. We can go ahead and pull up our flap to cover up our handle and we'll get ready to install our bike. You want to pull up, the hook and loop strap; go ahead and undo it. Leave it open and we'll set our bike in place. I'll lift it up over my tailgate. I wanna be sure that our pedals are out of the way. We're going to rest it in place and angle my front tire. Then I'll take my strap, run it over my down tube, then back through to itself.As you can see, our fork is resting up against our pad instead of our tailgate, preventing any damage. It's important to note that the pad, over time, may cause some abrasions or wear and tear to your fork or the underside of the down tube. With one bike installed and secured, we can go ahead and repeat the same process with the other bikes.And that's gonna complete our look at the Thule GateMate Tailgate Pad.


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  • Most truck tonneau covers have rails that will interfere with an item like the Swagman truck bed bike rack # S64702. The L-shaped brackets on either end need to set directly against the bed rails. If anything is in the way you will not be able to use this particular bike rack. But not to worry, there are other options. Another option is the Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack, # TH824PRO . Bascially it is a mat that goes over the tailgate to protect it and you can attach bikes...
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  • Truck Bed Bike Rack for a 2013 Ram 1500 with Tonneau Cover
  • The Topline truck bed bike rack # UG2500 is not likely to fit on a 2013 Ram 1500 with a tonneau cover because the clamps would not be able to fit around the rails for the cover. We do have numerous other options that you could use. The Thule GateMate Pro # TH824PRO is one option. The front wheels of the bikes will rest over the tailgate. The truck is protected by the Gate Mate and the bikes will secure to it. I have linked a video showing the Gate Mate on a 2013 Ram for you.
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  • Recommended Truck Bed Bike Rack for 2014 Ram Truck with Ramboxes
  • The Thule Insta-Gater bike rack, you mentioned, part # TH501 would be compatible with your truck bed. The rack needs a footprint of about 20 inches, so if you had 50-1/2 inches of tailgate available, you could use two racks side by side. The Thule GateMate Pro, part # TH824PRO would also be a good, inexpensive option. The Ramboxes would prevent you from using any bike rack meant to attach to the side rails, like part # UG2500 as there would be no place to attach the rack. You...
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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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  • 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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  • Will Using the Thule GateMate Pro Truck Bed Bike Carrier Block a Backup Camera
  • If the backup camera is housed in the tailgate handle then you would have to hold open the flap on the Thule GateMate Pro # TH824PROso it isn't blocking the camera's view. You could tuck it under a strap above it temporarily as needed. We have a lot of truck bed bike rack options, see link. If you can tell me the year, make, and model of the truck and how many bikes you want to carry I can make some specific recommendations.
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  • Can Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad be Used with the Tailgate Down on a 2012 Ford F-150
  • The Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad # TH824PRO will be strapped to the tailgate whether it is up or down so you could have the tailgate down with cargo in the bed while driving and it would be fine.
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Info for this part was:

Video by:
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Video Edited:
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Test Fit:
Colin H
Video by:
Kathleen M
Installed by:
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Updated by:
Sarah W
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