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  • Is the Yakima GateKeeper Tailgate Pad and Bike Carrier Compatible with Bikes That Have Fenders
  • The Yakima GateKeeper Tailgate Pad and Bike Carrier # Y07411 is a great option for hauling bikes in the back of your 2018 Nissan Titan. This is a universal carrier though and is more or less meant to help keep your tailgate and bikes from damaging each other. From the picture you sent in it looks like you have an E-Bike with fenders. While the pad won't necessarily scratch the fenders, I'd be afraid that your fender might get bent out of shape if you have the weight of your bike pressing...
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  • Will the Thule Insta-Gater Work On a Bike with Fenders
  • I do have a few other options for you but the Thule Insta-Gater Truck Bed Single Bike Rack part # TH501 will not work with bikes that have fenders. Instead, you can use the Topline 1 Bike Carrier Truck Bed Mounted Expandable Bike Rack part # UG2500-1 or the Inno Velo Gripper Bike Rack for Truck Beds part # INRT201 depending on the weight of your bike but these are the only truck bed mounted options that will work for your bike without removing the wheel. Please note, if you have RamBoxes...
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  • Fork Mounted Truck Bed Bike Rack Solution that Has Tonneau Cover Rails Attached to Bed Rails
  • Your tonneau covers rail system would interfere with a bed rail style of truck bed bike rack. Would you consider a different style rack like the ones that fit over the rear tailgate? Or attach to truck bed floor.
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  • Will the Kuat Dirtbag Work With the Saris Traps Fork-Block Bike Carrier Base
  • Yes, the Kuat Dirtbag Bike Rack's like part # DRT15X110 and part # DRT9P will work with the Saris Traps Fork-Block Bike Carrier Base part # SATRK33. I have attached a few photos to show the fitment for you.
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  • How to Use Swagman Impakt Bike Rack # S64703 with 110 Boost Axle
  • To use the Swagman Impakt Bike Rack # S64703 with a 110 boost axle you'd need the adapter # S64719 and you'd be set!
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  • Truck Bed Bike Rack for 2013 Ford F-150
  • An E-bike is not meant to be used with a fork-mounted bike rack. There may be a way for you to fit them in your truck bed though if you let me know what year your F-150 is.
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  • Bike Rack for Ford F-150 to Transport Electric Bike with Step-Thru Frame
  • Since your electric bike has fenders and a step-thru type frame the best option for transporting it in the bed of your Ford F-150 is the rack that you referenced, the Topline Truck Bed Expandable Bike Rack # UG2500. If you only need a rack for the one bike we also offer a single-bike version # UG2500-1. Because your bike does not have a top frame tube as most men's bikes do you can use the seat post as the attachment point for the rack's clamps. The photo I linked for you shows the rack's...
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  • 4-Bike Rack for Use on Deck of 4 x 6 Utility Trailer
  • You do have a unique bike transport requirement and I see why you came to etrailer! You are correct that bike carriers for use on utility trailers are rare animals. Truck bed racks like the 4-bike Topline # UG2500-4 might be usable - the bike wheels stay on - if you have or can create a place to secure the mounting clamp. Since it sounds like you are capable of some fabrication I do have a suggestion that is a little outside the box but that gives you the flexibility to choose a...
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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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  • Is RockyMounts DriveShaft Available
  • Yes, the RockyMounts DriveShaft Track Truck Bed Bike Rack # RKY1086 is available. This truck bed bike rack works with factory track systems and is a 1-bike carrier that will allow you to carry bikes with with 12-mm, 15-mm (including Boost 110), or 20-mm thru axles. You can carry a bike with a 9-mm, quick-release skewer as well by adding the 9-mm Dummy Axle with Quick Release Handle # RKY1082
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  • WIll Swagman Patrol 2-Bike Rack Skewers Lock With Thru-Axle Adapter
  • Thanks for the purchase! It sounds like you are asking if the Swagman Patrol 2 Bike Rack for Truck Beds - Fork Mount # S64701 skewers will still lock your bikes to the rack if you are using the Swagman The Boost 110 Thru-Axle Adapter # S64719. The answer to that is yes, your bikes will still be locked to the rack using that adapter. The rack is also going to be locked to your truck so you have double the security. I've added a link to a video review for you to check out as well.
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  • Lock Recommendation for 9 mm Dummy Axle for RockyMounts DriveShaft Bike Rack
  • For the RockyMounts DriveShaft Track Truck Bed Bike Rack # RKY1086 that you referenced the Dummy Axle part # RKY1082 does allow you to transport a 9 mm skewer like you mentioned. This does bypass the lock of the rack so a locking skewer like part # RRRBCA022 would be what you need for this as well.
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  • Could Swagman Pick-Up Truck-Bed-Mounted 2 Bike Carrier # S64702 Fit Truck with Tool Box
  • If the top of your tool box is lower than the bed rails of your 2019 Ford F-150 the Swagman Pick-Up Truck-Bed-Mounted 2 Bike Carrier # S64702 would fit easily. Worst case scenario the rack would fit behind the tool box like in the picture I attached.
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  • Best Tailgate Pad Bike Carrier for 2019 Ram 2500 With Backup Camera
  • The best tailgate pad bike carrier for your 2019 Ram 2500 with a backup camera is the Yakima GateKeeper Tailgate Pad and Bike Carrier for Full-Size Trucks # Y07411 because it combines protection for your truck, stable mounting for your bikes and a flap that opens which allows you to use your truck's backup camera. The GateKeeper uses actual cradles to keep your bikes steady and secure as you're transporting them, unlike other pads that just use straps to hold bikes down. This will keep...
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  • Best Way to Carry an E-Bike in a 2016 Ford F-150
  • I have a solution for you, but there is not a tailgate pad designed specifically for e-bikes that will do a better job than the Yakima GateKeeper # Y07411. In order to carry your e-bike without damaging the tailgate I recommend using a hitch mounted bike rack like the Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack # SA4412B, which has a 60-lbs per bike (120-lbs total) capacity and is designed with e-bikes in mind. This is a platform bike rack that will allow you to easily load your bikes, plus, the...
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  • Recommended Truck Bed Bike Rack For 2019 Chevy Silverado To Carry 1 Fat Tire Bike
  • If your tires are 4" wide you will need the Thule Insta-Gater Pro Truck Bed Bike Rack - 1 Bike part # TH93VR which fits fat tires up to 5" wide. The Thule Insta-Gater Truck Bed Single Bike Rack part # TH501 is a great option to carry the fat tire bike in the truck however, the TH501 Insta-Gater can only hold wheel sizes with a tire width up to 3". A great feature of the Insta-Gater is it mounts using the tailgate of the truck and does not require removal of the front tire of your bike...
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  • 2017 Ram 1500 Utility Rails And Rambox Compatibility With Topline 2 Bike Carrier For Truck Bed
  • For your 2017 Ram 1500 with Rambox and Utility Rails, the Topline 2 Bike Carrier Truck Bed Mounted Expandable Bike Rack # UG2500 may fit. I reached out to the manufacturer and they said that they haven't tested it on your model but if the clamp can fit, it will work fine. The measurements of the clamp are 4 inches tall by 2-1/2 inches wide. I recommend measuring from just above the bed rail where the top of the clamp would be to your Utility Rails to see if you have the 4 inches to secure...
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  • Truck Bed Bike Rack for a 2015 Toyota Tundra with a BAKFlip Tonneau Cover
  • The mounting rails for your BAKFlip Tonneau cover would be in the way so you would not be able to use the Swagman rack # S64702. What I recommend is a tailgate pad such as the Yakima GateKeeper # Y07411. This will not only hold the bikes but also protect the tailgate plus it can be used to secure other items you may need to carry. the pad is not difficult to install or remove so when you are done biking and want to close the Tonneau cover you can do so with relative ease. I have linked...
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  • Dimensions of Clamp and Mounting Plate for Inno Velo Gripper Bike Rack
  • I went out to our warehouse to take a few measurements on both the clamp and mounting plate for the Inno Velo Gripper Bike Rack # INRT201. The black plate measures 4 inches long and 2-3/8 inches wide with a small lip that measures 1 inch wide. The bed rail clamp has inside dimensions of 2-13/16 inches tall and 1-5/8 inches wide. Its overall dimensions are 3-1/2 inches tall and 2 inches wide. I have attached a couple images to assist. If you need some additional measurements...
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  • Availability of 2-Bike Truck Bed Bike Rack for 2018 Ram 1500
  • We have a similar truck bed bike rack to the Inno Velo Gripper # INRT201 that does allow you to carry two bikes as the Topline 2 bike rack part # UG2500 which would work well and is a high quality rack, but the Inno you mentioned does not have an expansion rack you can put on it.
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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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  • Truck Bed Bike Rack Options for 2016 Toyota Tacoma with the Cargo Management Rails
  • You can see our range of truck-bed bike racks for your 2016 Toyota Tacoma with the Cargo Management Rail system by clicking on the link provided. The options do include multi-bike carrier systems for 4 or more bikes and in this kind of capacity most carriers are the tailgate pad type such as # SR26461 from SoftRide. In lower-capacity racks we offer the bed-rail-mount type such as the Swagman # S64702, a 2-bike carrier that can be upgraded to 3 bikes by adding # SP484. We also offer...
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  • Truck Bed Bike Racks That Will Fit A 2020 Chevy Colorado
  • For the 2020 Chevy Colorado I recommend to use 2 sets of the Inno Velo Gripper Bike Rack for Truck Beds - Clamp On part # INRT201 which easily clamp on the bed rail and hold the bike with it's rod and ratcheting strap system. We have had a lot of good reviews on the Inno Velo bike rack regarding it's longevity and ease of installation compared to the other truck bed bike rack options for the Chevy. I have attached a couple of videos and photos for your reference.
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  • Can Yakima Biker Bar Install in Truck Bed with Tonneau Cover Installed
  • Thank you for the picture of your tonneau cover rails. Since they go above the top of the bed rails you would need to remove them to install the Yakima BikerBar Truck Bed Mounted 2 Bike Carrier # Y01143. An easy option to get around leaving the rails installed would be a tailgate mounted bike rack like the Yakima GateKeeper part # Y07411. I attached a review video for this bike rack for you to check out as well.
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  • No Drill Truck Bed Ladder Rack Recommendation for 2019 Toyota Tundra with Tonneau
  • The best solution for your 2019 Toyota Tundra that does not require drilling and is compatible with your tonneau is the Yakima GateKeeper part # Y07411 which fits over the rear tailgate and easily allows bikes to be loaded onto it and secured. Check out the review video I attached. None of the bed rail style of bike racks will fit with the tonneau cover rails which is why I recommended against that route.
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  • Can Swagman Pick-Up Truck Bed Bike Carrier # S64702 Be Used with Thru-Axle Forks
  • I do have an option for you, however there is not an adapter available for the Swagman Pick-Up Truck Bed Mounted 2 Bike Carrier # S64702 that allows it to be used with a thru-axle fork. For a similar truck bed bike rack I recommend taking a look at the Swagman Patrol # S64701 instead. This rack is compatible with 9-mm quick-release skewers and 15-mm thru-axle forks. If you have a 12-mm thru-axle fork you can add the Adapter # S64718. This carrier will span the width of your truck...
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  • Does Topline 2 Bike Carrier Truck Bed Mounted Expandable Bike Rack Fit 2010 Ford F-150
  • I attached a couple pictures that we got from a customer with the same generation Ford F-150 as your 2010 model that shows it installed and attached to the bed rail lip. Try comparing them to what you have and see if that can help. If you have something different or are still stuck let me know and send me pictures if you can and I'll see what I can do.
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  • How To Attach the Kuat Dirtbag Bike Rack To Channels In Tracks/Crossbars
  • It sounds like you have a Kuat Dirtbag Bike Rack part # DRT15x110 and are wanting to install this directly into the tracks on a Retrax XR Hard Tonneau Cover. If that is the case then you should be able to use the Thule Adapter part # THXADAPT12 for this as the channel bolts for the crossbars are similar to that of those for the rails. The Replacement Stainless Steel T-bolt for Truck Rack part # 853-5648 and the Replacement Square Nut for Thule M.O.A.B. Roof Mounted Cargo Carrier part...
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  • Truck Bed Bike Carrier Setup for 5 Bikes in 2018 Ford F150
  • The Topline # UG2500 frame-mount truck bed bike rack is a perfect option for transporting bikes in a pickup bed without having to remove the bikes' front wheels as with fork-mount carriers like Hollywood Racks # HRT970 and Yakima # Y01117. Since one Topline cannot be configured for 5 bikes (up to 4 only) your idea of using two carriers, one for 3-bikes and one for 2-bikes, is absolutely the way to go. You will then want to order items # UG2500 and # UG2500-3. If for example two of...
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  • Will Skewer on Swagman S64701 Patrol Truck Bed Bike Rack Lock When Using Adapter
  • The Swagman Patrol trunk mount bike rack, part # S64701 already comes with a locking skewer. To accommodate your Boost Axles, you'll need the # S64719 adapter. All you'll need to do is to replace the existing 15mm adapter with the # S64719 adapter and you'll be good to go.
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  • Availability of Topline Truck Bed Bike Carrier for Single Bike
  • Yes, the Topline Truck Bed Bike Carrier is available in a single bike model with part # UG2500-1. This will clamp right to the bed rails on your Tacoma and allow you to secure 1 bike for transport. This rack can still be expanded to use with more bikes with part # AB2600 if ever needed down the line. I have attached a short video review that you can check out as well.
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  • Does the Inno Velo Gripper Bike Rack # INRT201 Fit a 2017 Toyota Tacoma
  • Yes, the Inno Velo Gripper Bike Rack # INRT201 is compatible with your 2017 Toyota Tacoma as long as it doesn't have the Cargo Management Rails. If your Tacoma does have the Cargo Management Rails you will want to use part # INRT202 instead. This is the exact same trunk bed bike rack it just installs in a slightly different manner. If you would like to add some security to your bike rack then I also recommend installing the Cable Lock # e98891.
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  • Will Yakima BikerBar # Y01141 Fit 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road
  • I checked with Yakima and they list the BikerBar part # Y01141 as a fit for versions of the 2017 Toyota Tacoma that have the cargo management rails and without the rails. Their fit notes state that "the factory bedliner may need to be partially removed to install this carrier." So it will fit with what you have but you may have to make temporary modifications to it to fit the rack.
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  • Does Topline 2-Bike Carrier for Truck Beds Have a Weight Capacity
  • You can absolutely use the Topline 2-Bike Carrier Truck Bed Mounted Expandable Bike Rack # UG2500 to carry a pair of e-bikes that weigh 90 lbs. The carrier itself does not actually have a weight capacity, because it doesn't bear the weight of the bikes, like a hitch-mounted bike rack, for example. The Topline simply supports the bikes while they are upright, so it will have no problem at all supporting your two e-bikes. I have added a link to a video review for you to check out as...
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  • Part to Secure Bike Rear Wheel When Transported on Fork-Mount Carrier Like RKY1097
  • It sounds like you are using a fork-mount bike carrier like the RockyMounts LoBall # RKY1097 and you want a method to secure the rear tire at the same time. We do not have any such item but you have certainly pointed to a need in the market! One idea I can offer is to use a replacement wheel holder from another bike carrier, such as # 8523598001, # HRSPRWHR-F-HD or # 7521682001. Naturally you would have to use some of your own ingenuity for the installation. All such items are displayed...
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  • Can RockyMounts DriveShaft Track Truck Bed Bike Rack Fit 12 mm Thru Axle
  • The RockyMounts DriveShaft Track Truck Bed Bike Rack # RKY1086 that you referenced comes with shims that allow it to work with bikes like your Domane Trek that have 12 mm thru axles so this would work great for you.
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  • Fork Mount for 12x100mm Thru Axle on Canyon Endurance CF SL 8.0
  • I have a solution for you, but the # DRT15x110 will not work because it is for Boost axles. Instead I recommend using the SeaSucker HUSKE Bike Rack - Fork Mount - 12-mm x 100-mm Thru-Axle # 298-BA14203 which will fit the axle on your Canyon Endurance CF SL 8.0 with 12 x 100mm thru axle. The SeaSucker HUSKE mounts to any flat surface and comes with the mounting hardware needed to install this fork mount.
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  • What Are the Dimensions on the Bars of the Swagman Pickup Truck Mounted 2 Bike Carrier
  • The square bar on the Swagman Pick-Up Truck-Bed-Mounted 2 Bike Carrier # S64702 is 1" x 1".
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  • Sliding Ladder Rack and Bike Rack for 2018 Ford F-150 Truck Bed
  • Thule makes TracRac sliding ladder racks that are a fit for your 2018 Ford F-150 which would work well. You'd just need to know the length of your truck bed to pick out the correct part number. If you have a 6-1/2 foot bed you'd want the part # TH43002XT-501, if you have an 8 foot bed you'd want the part # TH43003XT-000, or if you have a 5-1/2 foot bed you'd want the part # TH43002XT-508. Then for a tailgate mounted bike rack the Softride Shuttle Pad part # SR26457 would fit and work...
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  • Are L Brackets Removable on Swagman Claw S64700 and Alternate Mounting Options
  • I do have another option for you, but the only way to mount the The Claw Fork Mount Bike Carrier # S64700 is on 5-1/4 mounting hole centers. The ends of the center barrel are not removable. Also, there is not enough space to allow for the brackets to face one another on the inside. A similar fork mount bike carrier that also works with 9mm bike axles is the Hollywood Racks Truck Bed Bike Carrier # HRT970, which mounts on 3" centers instead, as shown in the attached photo. I have attached...
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  • Does RockyMounts Truck Bed Bike Rack for Fork Mount Bikes # RKY10994-96 Come with Locks
  • The RockyMounts Truck Bed Bike Rack for Fork Mount Bikes # RKY10994-96 that you referenced does come with locks and since you selected keyed alike and you ordered a few of these they all will come with the same lock core and matching key.
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  • Will Malone Fork Block Work for Priority Classic Gotham Bike
  • Yes, the Malone Fork Block QR Bike Rack # MPG2151 will work great with your Priority Classic Gotham that features the 4" wide forks. Its 9-mm Quick-release skewer will hold the bike firmly to the block and it can install on any flat surface for stable transport.
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  • Fit of Saris Traps Fork-Block 3 Bike Rack SATRK34-BLK3 in 2019 Tacoma Short Bed with Leer Cap
  • Your Leer cap's window clearance when your bikes are stowed depends on exactly where you place the Saris Traps Fork-Block 3 Bike Rack # SATRK34-BLK3 and on the exact overall length of your bikes. You can check this by removing the bikes' front wheels, rolling them into the bed rear-wheel first and seeing where the forks and handlebars end up. The wheel holder # SAWHL1 is designed with some offset; this means the stowed wheel will lean to one side of the holder rather than be dead center....
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  • Truck Bed Bike Rack Recommendation for 2019 Honda Ridgeline with Tonneau
  • One pretty easy solution would be the SeaSucker Falcon part # 298-BF1002 which uses vacuum cups to attach to the rear glass of your Ridgeline. This would easily give you a bike rack solution and wouldn't interfere with your tonneau at all.
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  • Will the Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad Work On a 2019 Ram 1500
  • I have a few options for you to carry bikes in the bed of your 2019 Ram 1500 (All Models). The best option for you would be dependent on how many bikes you need to haul. If you need to haul multiple bikes then the Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad part # TH824PRO is your best option. There won't be any issue using the Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad on a 2019 Ram 1500 with curved tailgate. There is also a cutout for models with the tailgate backup camera and padding to protect both your bikes...
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  • Can Topline 1 Bike Carrier Work With Extang Trifecta Soft Tonneau Cover On 2015 GMS Sierra
  • I have attached a couple photos of the Topline 1 Bike Carrier Truck Bed Mounted Expandable Bike Rack, part # UG2500-1 installed. The instructions for the tonneau cover state that it needs to either be completely flat and installed or it has to be completely folded up and secured at the cab. Since it is a rail free design and completely self-contained you can install the bike rack with the cover folded up or removed and it will work well for you.
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  • Availability of Replacement Skewer for Thule Low-Rider Bike Block
  • I do have an option for you, however the direct replacement 9mm skewer is no longer available from Thule by itself for your Low-Rider Bike Block # TH821. I did reach out to my contact at Thule and she said you can use the Locking 9mm Skewer # 752-0943-001 to replace the existing one. This will work perfectly as a replacement and also upgrade it to a locking model. I do realize that the price on the locking skewer is on the high end but unfortunately your only option will be to use...
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  • What is the Width of the Kuat Dirtbag Phat 9 Fork Mount Bike Carrier
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled the Kuat Dirtbag, # DRT9P. The overall width is 5-3/4 inches (146mm), and 5 inches between the 2 uprights (127mm).
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  • Is The Kuat Dirtbag Bike Rack Threaded
  • The Kuat Dirtbag Bike Rack # DRT12x100 that you referenced is not threaded. This is a hollow tube that will allow the fork to rest on either side. When mounting the bike you will use the skewer that comes with your fork to secure it to the Dirtbag. It is designed for 100-mm thru-axle front-wheel forks. I have attached a short video review that you can check out as well.
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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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  • Pickup Truck Bed Locking Bike Racks for 2017 GMC Canyon with Tonneau Cover
  • All of our pickup truck bike carriers can be viewed on the page I linked for you. Your best option depends on the nature of your tonneau cover and bike. Some covers are soft and roll up while others are solid and fold up. The two best options for racks that lock are the Swagman Patrol # S64701 and Thule Bed-Rider # TH822XTR clamp on racks. These install without drilling at the bed rails and include both bike and rack locks. You can refer to the linked article for more information...
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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 part # 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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  • Installation of Saris Traps Fork-Block 3 Bike Carrier # SATRK14-BLK3 in Pickup Truck Bed
  • The Saris Traps Fork-Block 3 Bike Carrier # SATRK14-BLK3 will bolt directly to the floor or to the front of your truck bed, using the included 1/4 inch bolts, washers and nylock nuts. You'll drill three 1/4 inch holes into the truck bed, using the carrier as a template.
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  • Will the Kuat Dirtbag 9mmx135 DRT9P Fit the Saris Traps Fork-Block Bike Carrier Base
  • Yes, the Kuat Dirtbag Phat 9 Fat Bike Rack (9mmx135) part # DRT9P will work with any of the Saris Traps Fork-Block Bike Carrier Bases. They are available in a 47" long single track part # SATRK14, 35" long triple track part # SATRK33, and a 47" long triple track part # SATRK34. I went out to the warehouse for you to confirm this fit and took the attached photo as well.
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  • Will the Rocky Mounts DriveShaft fit on the Saris Fork-Block
  • I have a great solution for you but unfortunately the RockyMounts DriveShaft Track Truck Bed Bike Rack part # RKY1086 will not work with the Saris Traps Fork-Block 3 Bike Rack part # SATRK34-BLK3 . The DriveShaft is designed for track systems in truck beds and has an area that extends past the connecting edge of it and it would not sit flush or flat on the Traps. Instead I like the RockyMounts DriveShaft HM Truck Bed Bike Carrier - Thru-Axle Mount part # RKY1084. This will give you all...
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  • Will the Yakima GateKeeper Fit a 2018 Ford F-150
  • The Yakima GateKeeper Tailgate Pad part # Y07411 is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Ford F-150. I was able to confirm this with the manufacturer. The best feature about the GateKeeper is its large tailgate handle opening. The reason for this is because most of the newer trucks have a backup camera built into the tagtele handle and they are all in a different spot so the GateKeeper will allow for the use of nearly all backup camera systems without any restrictions. It also has a nice felt...
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  • Solution for Carrying 6 Foot Long E-Bike in bed of 2019 Ford F-150 5-1/2 ft Bed
  • Since none of our truck bed bike racks will designed to allow the wheel of the bike to be turned you'd have to have the tailgate of your truck folded down to carry the bike with a rack like the # UF2500 you referenced or you'd want to look into a hitch mounted e-bike rack like the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2 Electric Fat Bike Rack # HR1455Z-E.
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  • Truck Bed Bike Rack Recommendation for Bike with Disc Brakes to Leave Front Wheel On
  • Best option we have since you want to keep the front wheel on would be the Topline truck bed bike rack part # UG2500 since the Insta-Gator # TH501 isn't going to work for you and there isn't an adapter available.
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  • Truck Bed Bike Rack For Truck With Tonneau Cover Rails
  • The Inno Velo Gripper part # INRT201 installs where the tonneau cover rails are installed so it will not fit with the rails. I have attached a photo that shows how the Inno Velo Gripper is attached to the bed rail. I recommend the Thule Insta-Gater Truck Bed bike rack part # TH501 to carry a bike in your truck bed because it allows you to carry 1 bike in the bed without interfering with the tonneau cover rails. The Thule Insta-Gater is held in place by the tailgate compared to the other...
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  • Fork Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation Compatible with Thru Axles
  • For a thru-axle like what you mentioned RockyMounts has the DriveShaft HM carrier part # RKY1084. This is a similar style truck bed mounted bike rack that attaches to the bike's forks.
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  • Truck Bed Bike Rack Recommendation for 2019 Toyota Tundra with Tonneau Cover
  • Since your truck has a tonneau cover your best option for a bike rack would be a tailgate pad style bike rack like the Yakima GateKeeper part # Y07411 which is a confirmed fit. Basically this slips over the tailgate and would allow you to carry up to 6 bikes. Check out the review video link I attached for this rack as well for more info.
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  • Carrying a Mountain Bike with a 15-mm Thru-Axle Using a Swagman Truck Bed Carrier
  • The Swagman Pick-Up Truck-Bed-Mounted Bike Carrier # S64702 does only include 9-mm skewers. You can add the Swagman Spire # S64706 which will adapt the 15-mm thru-axle fork on your bike to fit the pickup carrier. The Spire isn't quite as convenient as using the Swagman Patrol # S64701 but it is more economical.
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  • Truck Bed Bike Racks That Will Fit a 2017 Chevy Colorado
  • Inno Velo Gripper Bike Rack # INRT202 has not yet been tested by the manufacturer in a 2017 Chevy Colorado, which is why you are seeing that message. There are similar racks for truck beds available which have been confirmed to fit a 2017 Colorado, such as the Topline # UG2500. I have added a link to a video review of this product for you to take a look at, as well as a photo showing how a bike looks when attached to the rack.
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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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  • Can Topline Truck Bed Mounted Bike Carrier be Used on 2016 Chevrolet Silverado with Leer Cap
  • The Topline Bike Carrier Truck Bed Mounted # UG2500 referenced in your question may work with the Leer Camper Top on your 2016 Chevrolet Silverado if the Leer top does not block the lip at the top of the bed side wall. The clamp on the Topline Carrier will grab around the top lip of the truck to hold the bikes so this small area will need to be clear of any hardware. I have attached an image that shows how much of the top of the side wall the clamp will need. If there is sufficient...
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  • 4 to 6 Bike Carrier for Use in Enclosed 5 x 8 Trailer
  • For your most cost-effective option, and for one that will not necessarily interfere with other potential uses for your enclosed 5 x 8 trailer, I suggest a bolt-on fork-mount carrier such as Hollywood Racks Truck Bed Bike Carrier # HRT970. There are more costly similar units offered that include locks, but since you have an enclosed trailer to protect your bikes from theft this simple and effective fork-mount option if ideal if you are willing to remove the bikes' front wheels. In my...
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  • Fork Mounted Bike Rack that Fits Nissan Utili Track System in 2005 Nissan Titan
  • Yes, the RockyMounts LoBall part # RKY1097 is a bike rack that coms with adapters that will fit the rack into the channel of the track system on your 2005 Nissan Titan. I attached a review video for more info on this as well.
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  • Recommended Truck Bed Bike Rack Allowing Wheels to Remain Mounted on 2012 Tacoma w/Rail Management
  • Sounds like you are looking for a mounting option for your rail management system that doesn't require you to remove the wheel of your bike for your 2012 Toyota Tacoma, instead of the fork mounted option that you were looking at from Rocky Mounts RKY1085. I have just the item you will need to do that. The Inno Velo Gripper # INRT202 is designed to mount into the C-channel of your cargo management system. The Inno cradles will secure to your bikes frame as your bike rests on both wheels...
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  • Bike Rack that Keeps Bike Wheels On and Fits Factory Bed Rail System for 2017 Toyota Tacoma
  • Yes! For your 2017 Toyota Tacoma with the cargo management rails you can use the Inno Velo Gripper # INRT202. This version comes with hardware to mount in the factory rails and you will not have to remove the front wheel. The Gripper can hold the bike at the frame.
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  • Can Topline 2 Bike Carrier # UG2500 Carry Square Tube Frame Bikes
  • The clamps of the Topline 2 Bike Carrier # UG2500 are shaped in such a way that they are ideal for a round or oval tube, but they can be also used on a square tube as well. Or if you felt more comfortable you could attach them to the seat post like you mentioned. I attached a picture that shows that you can carry multiple bike heights with this rack as well.
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  • Can 2 of the Yakima BlockHead Truck Bed Bike Racks be Ordered Keyed Alike
  • The Yakima BlockHead # Y01118 all come keyed unique. But if you wanted 2 keyed alike you would go ahead an order 2 and then get a set of Yakima lock cores, # Y07202, which comes with the change key to replace the locks in the BlockHeads. Because of the added expense it is probably easier to just have the 2 different keys.
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  • Installation Location for Rocky Mounts Hotrod Truck Bed Bike Carrier RKY1087
  • The RockyMounts HotRod Truck Bed Bike Carrier # RKY1087 mounts to the floor of a truck bed (or other similar surface such as a trailer deck) using user-supplied hardware of 1/4-inch diameter. My son uses this carrier for transporting his Trek bike in the bed of his pickup. It does not share the bed rail mounting position of Rocky Mounts' DriveShaft SD and Clutch carriers.
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  • Does Softride Tailgate Pad and Bike Carrier Have Fleece Underside?
  • I went to the warehouse to take a look at the Softride Tailgate Pad Bicycle Transporter # SR26461 and found it does not have a fleece underside.
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  • Can Topline 2 Bike Truck Bed Mounted Expandable Bike Rack UG2500 Fit 2014 F-150 With Bed Liner
  • You can use the Topline 2 Bike Truck Bed Mounted Expandable Bike Rack # UG2500 in your 2014 Ford F-150 if the bed liner does not block access to the underside of the bed rails. Spray-on liners should be fine but a drop in liner needs to give you under-the-rail access as shown in the photo I linked for you. Any determined thief, given the time and tools, can defeat almost any lock, so the best strategy is to make your property appear more difficult to steal than another's. Using multiple...
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  • Option for Carrying Bikes with Topline Bike Rack in Truck Bed with Toolbox
  • I attached a picture that shows the Topline Bike Rack part # UG2500-1 carrying a couple bikes with the front wheels turned and resting on the top of a toolbox like what you might need. When used with the bikes flat in the bed of a truck you'd need to have the front wheel straight though.
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  • Do You Carry a Truck Bed Bike Mount That is Not Permanent and Does not Require Bike Wheel Removal
  • We do have a bike rack system that will fit your needs. Topline 2 Bike Bed Carrier, part # UG2500. It comes with the parts for 2 bikes, but you can omit the 2nd bike portion. It is not permanent, it simply clamps to the bed and then around the frame of the bike. We have a video reviewing the rack and showing a run-through of the installation that you may find helpful. I have added a link to it below. We also have the Thule Insta-Gater, part # TH501 that sits in the bed and is held...
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  • Truck Bed Mounted Bike Rack for a 2013 Ford F-150 W/ Roll-N-Lock Tonneau Cover
  • I do have an option that will work for you but the Topline 2 Bike Carrier Truck Bed Mounted Expandable Bike Rack part # UG2500 will not work with the Roll-N-Lock tonneau cover you have on your 2013 Ford F-150 as the mounting clamps will interfere with the tonneau cover's rails and cannot be installed under the bed rail as this would likely decrease the bike rack's support. Instead, I recommend a bolt-on option like the Yakima Locking BlockHead Single Bike Truck Bed Mounted Rack part...
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  • How to Lock Bikes for Security When Using the Swagman Pick-Up 2 Bike Carrier # S64702
  • The Swagman Pick-Up Truck-Bed-Mounted 2 Bike Carrier # S64702 comes with an integrated lock for the rack itself. If you would like to lock your bikes as well you will need to add a cable lock like part # e98891. You can also add some extra security to the adjustment lever by installing a padlock like part # 131D. If you would rather have a truck bed bike rack that has integrated locks for both the rack and your bikes then the Swagman Patrol # S64701 is what you are looking for. This...
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  • Truck Bed Bike Racks Compatible With Tonneau Cover
  • The Thule Insta-Gater, part # TH501 would be a very good choice that wouldn't involve any drilling into the vehicle. Because the rack is a wheel mount bike rack, you wouldn't need to remove the bike's front wheel. Because the rack is closed in the tailgate, it can easily be removed when it's not needed. I've linked you to some product description videos and an FAQ article that I think you'll find helpful.
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  • Way to Lock Thule Insta-Gater Truck Bike Rack to 2017 Ford F-150
  • For the Thule Insta-Gater truck bike rack # TH501 an accessory lock is available to allow locking the loaded bike to the rack, part # TH450200, but this does not secure the rack itself as you noted. To do this I recommend a cost-effective cable lock such as # e98891 that can be routed through the rack tubing and to your hitch receiver safety chain loops. You could also use one cable lock to secure the bike to the Insta-Gater, if you prefer not to use Thule's own lock core, and another...
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  • Can the Topline Truck Bed 4 Bike Carrier be Used With Beach Cruisers
  • The Topline Truck Bed 4 Bike Carrier can certainly be used for 4 beach cruisers, but you will probably need to stagger the bikes a bit so that their wide handlebars do not interfere with one another. Depending on the length of your truck bed, you might just need to move the bikes back and forth a bit (first bike with the front tire touching the front of the bed, next bike back far enough so that the handlebars clear the first bike and so on). If your truck has a short bed, you might...
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  • Mounting Bike with Boost 110 Thru-Axle Fork to Truck Bed
  • You might be able to bolt the Kuat Dirtbag Fork Mount # DRT15X110 to your Swagman 2 Bike Carrier # S64702 but I really can't recommend doing this. This would require drilling into the crossbar on the Swagman carrier which might affect its integrity and will also void the rack's warranty. You could certainly use the Kuat Dirtbag by itself by simply mounting it to a flat surface in the truck bed. You can use the raised bed rail up against the cab to create a similar setup as the Swagman...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation that Fits Top of Hard Tonneau Cover
  • For a bike rack that can attach to the top of a hard tonneau cover like the BakFlip MX4 tonneau # BAK48203RB you'd want the very cost-effective Hollywood Racks Truck Bed Bike Carrier # HRT970. This is a bolt-on product that holds your bike at the fork.
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  • Can the Swagman Truck Bed Bike Rack part # S64703 Be Used with Thru Axles
  • The Swagman Truck Bed Bike Rack part # S64703 that you referenced can work with 15 mm thru axles like what it sounds like you have.
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  • Truck Bed Bike Rack for 2015 Toyota Tacoma for Carrying 4 Bikes
  • The only solution we offer for a truck bed bike rack for your 2015 Toyota Tacoma that has cargo management rails for carrying up to 4 bikes is the Swagman Tailwhip part # S64761 which is a confirmed fit. The # UG2500-4 is not a confirmed fit so I cannot recommend it.
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  • Dimensions of the Kuat Dirt Bag part # DRT15
  • I spoke with my contact at Kuat and he informed that the Kuat Dirt Bag part # DRT15 is designed to fit axle sizes that are 15 mm x100 mm. To see more dimensions for this product check out the picture I attached.
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  • Tailgate Pad Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2019 Ram 1500
  • For your 2019 Ram 1500, I recommend the Softride Shuttle Pad Tailgate Bike Carrier for Full-Size Pickup Trucks # SR26457. This pad has the integrated bike straps to secure the bikes so they remain secured to the pad which is attached to the tailgate. It also has the nice gate latch cover to further protect the tailgate. This is compatible if you have the RamBox or not. If you do not have the RamBox, the most popular option is the Yakima GateKeeper Tailgate Pad and Bike Carrier for...
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  • Bike Rack Compatible With Utili-Track on 2016 Nissan Frontier
  • For a fork mount bike rack that fits your Utili-Track system in your 2016 Nissan Frontier you would need a bolt-on option like the Thule Low-Rider Bike Block # TH821 and attach it to a piece of wood like in the linked review video. You other option would be to go with a wheel mount rack such as the Thule Insta-Gater # TH501 which will not require any drilling or bolting, and instead is held in place at the tailgate opening of the truck bed. I've left a video review of this rack for you as well.
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  • Truck Bed Bike Rack Solution for 2019 Toyota Tacoma with Cargo Management Rails
  • Unless you'd be willing to remove the cargo rail on the one side of the truck bed there isn't a way that we can recommend to install the Topline Bike Rack # UG2500 for your 2019 Toyota Tacoma. The most similar bike rack we have that does fit would be the Swagman Pick Up part # S64702. I attached a review video for this rack on a similar Toyota truck for you to check out.
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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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  • Tailgate Pad Recommendation For 2016 Colorado Pickup Truck
  • The best way to choose a tailgate pad is to take a quick measurement of the width of your tailgate. If your tailgate width is 60 inches or less, I recommend part # Y07410 since it is 53 inches wide. If your tailgate is wider than 61 inches then go with part # Y07411. I have attached a link to a product review video you can check out. You will need to roll the Tonneau cover back or remove it to place the soft pad on the tailgate.
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  • How Can Two Bikes With Different Angle Crossbars Attach With the Topline Truck Bed Bike Rack #UG2500
  • The clamp at the end of the bar that connects to your truck bed will swivel to secure your bike at the cross bar, but the clamps on the Add-A-Bike adapter do not swivel or rotate to connect to angled crossbars on your Electra Townie bikes. Instead, you will want to connect the adapter to the seat posts since they should be at the same or very similar angles. I have attached a photo showing you two bikes connected with the adapter at the seat posts.
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  • Carrying a 1960s Beach Cruiser Bike in the Back of a Truck
  • This item is made for bikes with the quick release on the front wheel. On your 1960's Beach Cruiser the front wheel is most likely mounted with nuts on the ends of the axle, and it would require tools to remove and replace the tire each time you wanted to mount the bike in the truck or remove the bike and reinstall the front wheel/tire. A better option for you may be the # UG2500 Topline truck bed mounted bike carrier which does not require removal of the front tire. If that doesn't...
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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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  • Recommendation for Carrying Bikes in Bed of 2017 Honda Ridgeline without Drilling Into Truck Bed
  • I have a solution to carry your bikes in the bed of your 2017 Honda Ridgeline that will not require bolting to the truck bed, but the Thule Insta-Gater # TH501 is not confirmed or guaranteed to work in your truck bed. The best solution I have for you is the Swagman Tailwhip Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack # S64761. This tailgate pad allows you to carry your bikes over the tailgate of your truck, does not require any drilling, and will not require the bike's front wheel to be removed. The...
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  • Can Swagman Impakt Fork Mount Bike Rack part # S64703 be Locked
  • What you could do is route a cable lock like part # e98891 through the middle open section of the Impakt Fork Mount part # S64703 and then through the frame of your bike and it will be locked.
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  • Truck Bed-Mount Locking Fork-Mount Bike Rack For 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 With Rambox
  • For your 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 with the Rambox, the fork-mount truck bed bike racks with locks we offer are bolt-on installations. The Thule Bed-Rider, part # TH822XTR, will not work in your truck bed. It requires truck beds to be at least 47-3/4 inches wide. I recommend the Thule Low-Rider Bike Block with Locking Skewer, part # TH821XTR. This bike rack has a 9-mm skewer with the Thule One Key System that secures the bike to the block. If you are planning on transporting bikes...
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  • Truck Bed Bike Rack Recommendation for 2019 Toyota Tacoma with Bed Rail System
  • For your 2019 Toyota Tacoma with a bed rail system the Swagman Patrol part # S64701 is a confirmed fit that would work well. This will attach to the bed rails and give you two fork mounts for bikes to attach to.
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  • Truck Bed Roof Rack Recommendation for 2019 Ram 3500 with Ram Boxes
  • For your 2019 Ram 3500 that has the Ram Boxes you'd want the Thule Gate Mate part # TH824PRO which fits over the rear tailgate and gives you a place to mount a couple bikes. The other styles of bike racks that would clamp to a bed rail cannot be used with your truck due to the Ram Boxes.
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  • What Components of the Truck Bed 4 Bike Carrier # UG2500-4 are Plastic and Which are Metal
  • The easy way to determine which parts of the Truck Bed 4 Bike Carrier # UG2500-4 are metal and which parts are plastic is that the silver parts are metal and the plastic ones are black with the exception of the bed rail clamps which are black and metal. The same is true for the add on part # UG2500-1.
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