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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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  • 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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  • Thule Truck Bed Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack That Fits 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • We do have a Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack that fits a 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500, though it is a different one than you mentioned. The correct fit for a 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 is the Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack # TH824PRO. I have added some photos showing this on a '19 Silverado 1500 as well as a link to a video review showing it in use on this same truck.
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  • How 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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  • 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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  • 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 # TH93VR will not work with bikes that have fenders. Instead, you can use 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 then your best and really only option for the truck bed would be the Thule GateMate...
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  • Adapter Needed to Mount Bike with Disc Brakes to RockyMounts LoBall Bike Rack
  • It sounds like you need an adapter like the RockyMounts StreetRod 12-mm and 15-mm Thru-Axle Adapter # RKY10941 so that you can mount your bike with disc brakes to the RockyMounts LoBall Bike Rack # RKY1097. This adapter comes with 3 interchangeable axle sleeves for bikes with 12-mm, 15-mm, and Boost 15-mm thru axles. If you have something else please let me know what it is and I can see what we have that will work.
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  • Will Yakima GateKeeper Fit 2018 Ford F-150
  • The Yakima GateKeeper will fit your 2018 Ford F-150. It comes in a 53" length # Y07410 as well as a 62" length # Y07411, depending on what you'd rather have. This is more of a universal fit so Yakima doesn't "state" that it fits anything and since we haven't test fit it on a 2018 F-150 yet, that's why the note says it isn't confirmed to fit. We recently installed the 60" Thule GateMate Pro # TH824PRO on a 2020 F-150 and there was still a little room on either side (see attached) so you...
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  • Does Yakima GateKeeper Tailgate Bike Rack Fit 2011 Ford Ranger
  • Yes the Yakima Tailgate Bike Rack # Y07410 does fit your 2011 Ford Ranger. I attached a picture of it and an install video for it on a similar Ranger as yours for you to check out as well.
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  • How to 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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  • 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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  • How to Carry Three Bikes With Swagman Pick-Up Truck-Bed-Mounted 2-Bike Carrier
  • It's super easy to put a third bike on the Swagman Pick-Up Truck-Bed-Mounted 2-Bike Carrier # S64702. All you need to do is add an extra fork mount, the Replacement Fork Mount for Swagman Pick-Up Truck-Bed-Mounted 2-Bike Carrier # SP484. Even though the title says "Replacement" it can also be used to easily add a third bike to this mount. The carrier does lock to your truck, though I do highly recommend securing the investments you made in your bikes by locking them to the carrier...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Will Yakima GateKeeper Fit Specialized Turbo Vado 4.0 and 2020 Toyota Tacoma
  • Yes your Turbo Vado bike will work great with the Yakima GateKeeper Bike Rack part # Y07410 on your 2020 Toyota Tacoma. Since the wheel of the bike gets turned when loaded (see picture) the tighter clearance between the lower frame tube and tire/fender would not be an issue. I also attached a review video for this rack on a similar Toyota Tacoma for you to check out as well.
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  • Can Yakima Y07410 GateKeeper Truck Bed Bike Rack Be Used for 2 Electric Bikes
  • The GateKeeper would work great for your 2 electric bikes. Due to the way a tailgate bike rack like the Yaklime GateKeeper # Y07410 works, the rack doesn't carry a weight capacity because the truck bed and tailgate itself are bearing the weight of the bikes. The rack provides padding to prevent the bikes from getting scratched and cradles to prevent the bikes from shifting around, but the truck does most of the work. Unless a portion of said loooong trip involves high-speed off-road...
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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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  • Recommended Fork Mount Bike Rack for 2020 Trek FX 1
  • It looks like your 2020 Trek FX 1 has a 5mm fork from the manufacturer website. If you are looking for something for a roof rack, I recommend the Thule Circuit XT Roof Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Clamp On - Aluminum # TH526XT. You can add a lock using # TH450200 to secure your rack to the crossbars and lock the skewer. Another option is the Rola Canyon Rooftop Bike Carrier - Fork Mount # 59404. This rack uses security hardware that use a special included tool. There is not a bike lock...
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  • Can RockyMounts DriveShaft Track Truck Bed Bike Rack # RKY1086 Fit Below Tonneau
  • If your tonneau cover is over the top of the bed rails the RockyMounts bike rack part # RKY1086 would easily have the clearance needed. As you can see in the picture I attached it sits a couple inches below the top of the bed rails. Since every tri-fold tonneau I can think of sits on top of the bed rails you'd have the needed clearance easily.
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  • Best Truck Bed Bike Rack For 2020 Chevy Colorado
  • I recommend 2 sets of the Inno Velo Gripper Bike Rack for Truck Beds - Clamp On part # INRT201 for the bed of the 2020 Chevy Colorado. The Inno Gripper does not require cutting the bed liner in the new truck (if the truck has a bed liner) like with other truck bed bike rack options. It also comes with protective plates for the top of your bed rails to protect the paint. The Inno grips the bikes by their frame so you will not have to worry about taking the front wheel off every time you...
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  • What Are the Dimensions of the Rocky Mounts Drive Shaft Track Truck Bed Bike Rack # 1086
  • I've linked a photo with the dimensions of the # RKY1086 for you. Overall, it's going to be 3.25" from bolt hole to bolt hole at the top, 3.5" tall and 1.5" thick.
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  • Connecting my 9mmx135mm Bike to a Track Mount Bike Rack for Truck Beds
  • I have a solution but the RockyMounts LoBall Bike Rack for Truck Bed Factory Track Systems part # RKY1097 does not have an adapter to allow you to connect your 9mmx135mm skewer. Instead you can use the RockyMounts DriveShaft Track Truck Bed Bike Rack part # RKY1086 and the Phat 9 Fat Bike Adapter Kit for Kuat Trio part # TRP9. This will install on your bike then allow you to clamp this dummy axle into the Driveshaft securing your bike. Check out the video below on it.
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  • Recommended 2 Bike Truck Bed Carrier for 2018 Nissan Titan XD with Utili-Track
  • Because the Thule Insta-Gater Pro Truck Bed Single Bike Rack # TH93VR rack drops into the tailgate opening of your 2018 Nissan Titan XD and secures when tailgate closes, using two of these is a feasible option for you. It's important to point out that the Insta-Gater does have a 50 lb weight limit which may potentially work if you remove the batter of your e-bikes. We don't have any other truck bed racks that have a higher capacity and are compatible with your Utili-track system. The...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Can 3 Bikes be Carried with the Yakima BikerBar
  • Yes, you can definitely add a 3rd bike holder for the Yakima BikerBar # Y01141 with part # 8820115 and the 9-mm Quick-Release Skewer # Y02118. Just make sure that you have enough room for all 3 bikes in your truck bed. To use a fork-mount bike rack that installs with hardware in the bed of your pickup you'll need to use the BlockHead # Y01117 or # Y01118 from Yakima. I reached out to my contact at Yakima who said that you can't use the bracket of the BikerBar in your truck bed like you...
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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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  • Will the Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad Work With a Truck Bed Cover
  • The Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad part # TH824PRO is an excellent option for a 2002 Toyota Tundra. In regards to compatibility with a truck bed cover, you'd need to have the cover folded up or rolled back when using the tailgate pad. The cover would not be able to folded/rolled shut with the tailgate pad in place. That said, you could easily store the tailgate pad in the truck bed while not in use.
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  • Retractable Tonneau and Track System Bike Racks for my Ram Rebel 2020 with Ram Box 5.5' Bed
  • We have a really nice retractable tonneau available for your 2020 Ram 1500 with the Rambox and a 5.5' bed. The Pace Edwards JackRabbit Retractable Hard Tonneau Cover - Aluminum and Vinyl - Matte Black part # 311-M-JRDA32A63. This cover has been a really good one for a friend of mine who has had it on his 2018 Silverado 1500 for two years and really likes it. It will retract and store getting it out of the way for those bikes. Another huge plus is that the cover can be secured every 12"...
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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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  • Compatibility of Swagman Tailwhip Tailgate Pad on 2017 Ford F-150
  • The Swagman Tailwhip Tailgate Pad Bike Rack for Full-Size Trucks - 61" Wide # S64760 does work well on the newer model Ford tailgates. The large flap around the handle does give you the access to the rear camera. It is a confirmed fit for the newer model year F-150 tailgates.
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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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  • How to Determine if the RockyMounts Driveshaft Will Fit a Nissan Titan 2017 with Utili-Track
  • Yes, the RockyMounts DriveShaft Track Truck Bed Bike Rack # RKY1086 will fit the Utili-Track on your 2017 Nissan Titan. It uses the same size mounting hardware as the LoBall Bike Rack # RKY1097 which I have attached a video of us installing it on the Utili-Track of a 2017 Nissan Frontier for you to reference.
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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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  • Will the RockyMounts LoBall Bike Rack for Truck Bed Factory Track Systems Work With Toneau Cover
  • The RockyMounts LoBall Bike Rack for Truck Bed Factory Track Systems part # RKY1097 is designed to be used with bikes under 35 lbs that use a 9mm quick skewer. If your bikes meet these two criteria then it will work. In regards to the tonneau cover, so long as it does not mount where you wish to mount the fork block there won't be an issue.
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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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  • Best Way To Get The Most Bikes On A 2016 Toyota Tacoma
  • If quantity is what you're wanting, you need a Tailgate Pad. You need a 53" pad since you have a mid-size truck. I've had my hands on the Thule GateMate and Yakima GateKeeper quite a bit and it fits your situation perfectly! The Thule GateMate Pro # TH823PRO allows you to take 7 bikes with you safely. The pads are really convenient because when not in use you still can use your tailgate as need be. There is a flap on the pad that gives you access to the tailgate handle so unlike most...
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  • How To Carry 80 Lb E-Bike In Truck Bed of 2016 Toyota Tacoma with Deck Rail System
  • The Inno Velo Gripper Bike Rack for Truck Beds part # INRT202 has a weight capacity of 66 lbs so it would not work with an 80 lb e-bike unless the battery was removed. Instead, for a 2016 Toyota Tacoma with deck rail system I recommend the Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack for Compact Trucks part # TH823PRO. The tailgate pad is really the only option save for a hitch mounted bike rack due to the weight of the bike.
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  • Will the Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack Really Fit a 2019 Honda Ridgeline
  • Yes, I can confirm the Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack part # TH823PRO is a fit for a 2019 Honda Ridgeline. In fact, we even tested the older Thule GateMate Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack on this model which was the same size and I have attached that video for you. I would be a bit caution of looking for measurements online as you never really know where they are taken. That said, I appreciate you doing your own research but there is no need to worry about this one as the Thule...
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  • Wile Thule TH824PRO GateMate PRO Affect Turning Radius While Towing a Trailer
  • If you check out the video I've linked for you, you can see that when the bikes install, the front bike wheels are carried at an angle, so that the front bike wheels aren't taking up very much room at all between the tailgate and where the trailer would sit. The tires wouldn't extend past the rear surface of the tailgate by more than a foot, which would in no way impede your trailer turning radius. You'll see what I mean when you view the video. The Thule GateMate PRO is a pretty innovative...
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  • Fit of Yakima Y07410 GateKeeper Tailgate Pad Bike Carrier on 2019 Nissan Frontier Pro 4X
  • The Yakima # Y07410 GateKeeper Tailgate Pad/ Bike Carrier will work just fine on your 2019 Frontier Pro 4X. I've confirmed this with my Yakima representative, who has told me that this question has come up before. I've linked you to a product description video featuring the larger version for full-sized trucks. The pad shown is larger with a one-bike-larger capacity, but all the other features woud be the same.
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  • Recommended Truck Bed Bike Rack for 2019 Ford F-150
  • For your 2019 Ford F-150 I highly recommend the Thule Bed-Rider 2 Bike Rack # TH822XTR because of its ease of installation and unique versatility. The carrier itself simply clamps to the bed rails on your F-150 to provide a secure attachment to the bike's 9mm quick release front-wheel-skewers. No drilling or permanent mounting is required. The integrated lock also helps to protect your investments when the bikes are left unattended. A great thing about this carrier is that it can also...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Thule or Softride Tailgate Pad Bike Rack for 2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn 1500
  • For your 2011 Ram 1500 Longhorn with the Ram Boxes Thule and Softride make tailgate pad bike racks that are a confirmed fit. For Thule you'd want the part # TH823PRO or the Softride option # SR26457. The Thule GateMate Pro has more padding on top of the tailgate so it would be the one I would recommend.
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  • Truck Bed Bike 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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  • 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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  • Does Trek Electra Townie Mens Bike Have Standard Fork Spacking for Swagman Truck Bed Mount?
  • I spoke with Electra this morning and their entire line of Townie bikes has standard 9 x 100mm front fork spacing so they will mount of the Swagman # S64702 Truck Bed Bike Mount. This mount has connectors for two bikes but you can optionally purchase the Swagman # SP484 Replacment Mount to add a third bike. The super easy installation and quick mounting makes this a best option for in-bed bike hauling.
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  • Locking Truck Bed Rack For 12mm Through Axle Bike
  • We do have a rack that will work with your 12mm thru axle bike but the Thule Bed Rider # TH822XTR isn't the best option for you. I would get the Swagman Patrol 2 # S64701 and then the 12 mm Thru-Axle Adapter # S64718. This set up will lock your bikes keeping them secure. I like these type of racks because you can remove it from the bed whenever you're not using it unlike bolt on racks like the Kuat DirtBag # DRT15. I've included a video to show you the Patrol 2 in action!
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  • Recommended Way to Carry 2 Bikes In Bed of 2019 Ford Ranger With Back Up Camera
  • If you adjust the straps on the back of the Yakima GateKeeper Tailgate Pad and Bike Carrier for Compact and Mid-Size Trucks part # Y07410 enough to slightly pull it down, the rear view camera on the 2019 Ford Ranger is indeed visible. I have attached a video demonstrating this on a 2020 Ranger, which is the same generation as yours, so the location of the backup camera is the same. Since you are only carrying 2 bikes you can put them on the far left and right side cradles to help with...
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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Truck Bed Bike Rack for Rad Power RadRover E-Bikes
  • In order to carry two Rad Power RadRover E-Bikes in a truck bed, I recommend going with the Topline 2 Bike Carrier Truck Bed Mounted Expandable Bike Rack part # UG2500 because it does not suspend the bikes therefore heavy e-bike won't be an issue, it has locks for security, and you can add to it if needed to carry more bikes. The only potential issue is if you have the version with step-through frame in which case you'd also need the Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame Adapter Bar part # 64005. Please...
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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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  • Tailgate Pad For 2016 Ram 1500 Limited With 50-Inch Wide tailgate
  • We have one tailgate pad that is less than 54-inches wide and would fit your 2016 Ram Dually tailgate. The pad is designed for stand-up paddleboards and is part # Y07410. This pad is 53-inches wide and 17-1/2 inches tall and is attached to the tailgate with nylon straps. If you are looking for a rack to carry a bike in your truck bed I recommend the Thule Insta-Gater Truck Bed Single Bike Rack, part # TH501. The bike carrier is held in place with two ratcheting straps that are secured...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What Type of Bike Rack to Use on Truck with Tonneau Cover
  • Because your tonneau cover attaches to the bed rails by grabbing the inside of the bed rail you would want to go with the truck bed bike rack Thule part # TH501 that attaches to the floor. The Swagman part # S64701 would interfere with the tonneau since it would be putting pressure on the setup. Check out the review video I attached for this rack as well.
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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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  • Will Straps on Yakima GateKeeper Tailgate Pad Cause Paint Damage on Truck
  • The mounting straps for the Yakima GateKeeper Tailgate Pad and Bike Carrier # Y07410 that you referenced are going to be tight enough once cinched down that they really won't be moving much at all during travel. Because of this and the connection point with the pad, which helps to keep most of its length from even making contact with the tailgate (see attached image), they shouldn't cause any paint damage during use. The pad itself also features a soft felt material on the inside that's...
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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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  • Can Inno Velo Gripper INRT202 Fit 2018 Toyota Tacoma with Deck Rail System and Bed Rail Cover
  • The Inno Velo Gripper Bike Rack for Truck Beds # INRT202 that you referenced is a fit for your 2018 Toyota Tacoma with the bed rail system and does also fit with bed rail covers installed on the truck. If you have a different rack in the C-channel you'd have to adjust that as needed to install this rack.
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  • Locking Truck Bed Bike Rack for a 2016 Ford F-150
  • We have a lot of bike racks that will fit the bed of your 2016 Ford F-150 but Yakima does not list the BedHead # Y01133 as a fit. For a rack that will fit and that is similar in price and comes with a lock I recommend the Topline rack # UG2500-1. I have also included a link to all of the truck bed bike racks that will fit your truck.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Thule Insta-Gater vs Thule Insta-Gater Pro Bike Rack
  • The Thule Insta-Gater Truck Bed Bike Rack # TH501 was discontinued. redesigned, and replaced by the Thule Insta-Gater PRO # TH93VR. Thule upgraded all the aspects of the bike rack from the hook mount to the cable lock to the frame's structure. The Thule Insta-Gater Pro # TH501 basically looks and works better. My favorite part of the redesign is the wheel cradle. The older version # TH501 had a slanted stand that you had to fit your wheel into and could only accommodate 3" wide tires....
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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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  • 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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  • Hitch Mounted Bike Rack with Enough Capacity fo 70 lb E-Bike
  • We have hitch mounted bike racks that can be used with 70 lb e-bikes but the Hollywood Racks Truck Bed Bike Carrier Fork Mounts # HRT970 that you referenced has a 45 lb per bike capacity which would not work for your bikes. The Hollywood Racks RV Rider part # HLY64FR though would be a really great option as it has an 80 lb per bike capacity.
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  • Truck Bed Bike Rack Recommendation 2011 Ford Ranger that Doesnt Require Trimming Bed Rail Covers
  • The Swagman Patrol 2 Bike Rack for Truck Beds # S64701 is a confirmed fit for your 2011 Ford Ranger and if you check out the picture I attached you can see it installed over at truck's bed rail cover. You can also see the entire install process in the review video I attached.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Can I Use the Thule Insta-Gator Pro on a Long Road Trip
  • As long as you do not use a bike that is over the 50 lbs weight capacity and as long as you have it installed properly, the Thule Insta-Gator Pro # TH93VR will work great for a long road trip with your 2012 Ford F-150. This bike rack is very solid and actually works great with rough terrain so if you are traveling mostly interstate highways you will have no problems with it. To help deter theft of your bike while you are making pit stops, I recommend using the Thule One-Key System...
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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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  • 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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  • Will 62 Inch Wide Yakima GateKeeper Work on 2018 Silverado 60-1/2 Inch Wide Tailgate
  • The Yakima GateKeeper is only 1-1/2 inches wider than the tailgate, which is only 3/4 of an inch on each end. Overlapping by such a tiny amount won't cause any harm whatsoever. The # Y07411 GateKeeper will work perfectly on your truck. If you use the provided link, you can see a product demonstration featuring the GateKeeper.
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  • Will RockyMounts LoBall Bike Rack Fit with Utili-Track on a 2017 Nissan Frontier
  • The RockyMounts LoBall part # RKY1095 that you referenced doesn't come with mounting hardware but part # RKY1097 does come with mounting hardware that will fit the Utili-Track on your 2017 Nissan Frontier. I have attached a picture of this as well as a video of us installing it on a 2018 Nissan Frontier that you can reference. The part # RKY1097 is also upgraded with bike and rack locks for extra security.
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  • Will Thule Bed-Rider Bike Carrier Fit 2013 Ram 1500 With Factory Rail System
  • For your 2013 Ram 1500 with the factory rail system installed I recommend the Thule Bed-Rider Locking Aluminum 2 Bike Carrier, part # TH822XT. I have attached a photo that shows the end of the Bed-Rider with the dimensions noted. If you have enough room, this could work well for you. With the way this system is used in the truck bed I think it would work for you. The Yakima BikerBar has been discontinued. Another great option to consider is the Swagman Patrol 2 Bike Rack for Truck...
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