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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Will Swagman Patrol 2 Truck Bed Rack S64701 Fit 2016 Nissan Titan XD with Utili-Track System
  • Yes, the Swagman Patrol 2 truck bed bike rack # S64701 is compatible with the Utili-Track system in your 2016 Nissan Titan XD. This and all other truck bed bike rack fits for your Titan with Utili-Track system are shown on the linked page. Additional fork blocks are available to increase capacity, part # S64703.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fit of Softride Tailgate Pad Bicycle Transporter SR26461 on 2017 Honda Ridgeline
  • The 54-inch Softride Tailgate Pad Bicycle Transporter # SR26461 is a confirmed fit on your 2017 Honda Ridgeline and will provide a handy way to transport up to 6 bikes without you having to make permanent modifications to your Ridgeline. The pad has an access flap to let you get to your tailgate handle. Please refer to the linked video. The Softride Tailgate Pad also helps protect your tailgate if you're carrying long loads like lumber, ladders, surfboards and kayaks. If you want...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 the Yakima BikerBar Fit a 2019 Honda Ridgeline and another Truck Bed Bike Rack that Will Fit
  • The Yakima BikeBar # Y01143 and other similar products have traditionally not worked with the Ridgeline. I checked with Yakima and they do not currently show it as a fit. What I recommend is the GateKeeper # Y07410. This is a tailgate pad and believe it or not they work quite well. Bikes stay in place, tailgate is protected, and you could use it for other items as well so as not to damage the tailgate on your 2019 Honda Ridgeline.
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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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  • Truck Bed Bike Rack for 4 Bikes at Front of Bed on a 2017 Toyota Tacoma
  • Technically if you are willing to modify the truck bed you could install the Thule Insta-Gater # TH501 at the front of a truck bed. But it was not designed or tested for that. What I recommend is to use Topline rack # UG2500-4 (as long as the truck does not have the cargo management rails on the bed sides (would have to be removed it is does to use this rack)). One end attaches to the inside bed side and holds the first bike, the second and subsequent bikes are then linked with the additional...
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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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  • RockyMounts DriveShaft HM Thru-Axle Bike Carrier Dimensions
  • The RockyMounts DriveShaft HM Truck Bed Bike Carrier - Thru-Axle Mount # RKY1084 is 4-3/8 inches tall, by a total of 5-1/2 inches wide and 1-9/16 inches deep. It is 3-3/8 inches wide where the thru-axle meets the carrier. I've attached a photo with detailed dimensions I took to assist.
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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 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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  • 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 DeadBolt Cable Lock # CAB-10.
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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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  • Recommended Best Truck Bed Bike Rack Close to Cab
  • The SeaSucker Falcon Truck Bed Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Vacuum Cup Mounted # 298-BF1002 is my recommendation for the best close to cab bike rack for the bed of your truck. This system uses vacuum cups to hold the bike rack to your rear window. It then will allow you to attack your front fork for a clean look that will give you a very stable ride. Each vacuum cup is rated for 210 lbs pull strength so your rack won't slide or move in weather or bumpy roads. I've attached a video of...
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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 # CAB-10. 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • RockyMounts DriveShaft Compatibility With 12-mm Shims
  • Yes, the RockyMounts DriveShaft HM Truck Bed Bike Carrier # RKY1084 is confirmed to fit your 2018 Toyota Tundra without Cargo Management Rails. It is compatible with 12-mm shim adapter # RKY1078 to carry a 12-mm thru-axle bike.
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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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  • 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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  • What is the Distace of the Mounting Holes for Yakima Locking BlockHead Truck Bed Bike Rack
  • The bolt holes of the Yakima Locking BlockHead Single Bike Truck Bed Mounted Rack # Y01118 measure 3-3/16 inches from center to center and it does not come with the hardware. Yakima recommends using 1/4 inch bolts.
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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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  • Recommended Locking Skewers for Swagman Patrol 2 Bike Rack
  • Swagman does not have the replacement locking skewers for their Swagman Patrol 2 # S64701. So, I recommend the Locking Skewer for Rhino-Rack Fork Mount Bike Carriers # RBCA002 which will work with your system.
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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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  • Best Truck Bed Bike Rack for 2019 Toyota Tacoma with Cargo Management System
  • The perfect option for you is the Thule Insta-Gater Truck Bed Bike Rack # TH501 because it allows you to keep the wheels on your bikes and installs easily at the tailgate of your 2019 Toyota Tacoma without any type of drilling or interference from your truck's cargo management system. This bike rack is simple to use because all you need to do is open your Tacoma's tailgate, place the rack in the truck bed with the anchors installed below the bed and close your tailgate. You can then...
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  • Will Yakima BedHead Clamp-On Truck Bed Rack # Y01133 Fit Front Bed Rail on Toyota Tundra Crew Max
  • The Yakima BedHead Clamp-On Single Bike Truck Bed Mounted Rack, part # Y01133, is designed to hook on the underside of the truck bed side rails on your Toyota Tundra Crew Max. I am including a picture of how it attaches to the bed rails. I am also including a link to the installation instructions and review video for this product. If the front bed rail on your Tundra has a similar design to the top of the side rails on your truck bed, you could probably attach the BedHead bike rack to...
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  • Recommended Fork Mounted Bike Rack For 2 Bikes Use On 2016 Ram 1500 And Future Tonneau Cover
  • For your 2016 Ram 1500, I recommend the Swagman Pick-Up Truck-Bed-Mounted 2 Bike Carrier - Locking - Fork Mount, # S64702, is a great bike rack designed for use within truck beds. This system is very sturdy and a great way to transport your bikes. The only possible issue you will want to consider is if you use a tonneau cover, the side rails may interfere. You may need to adjust the placement of your rails or the mounting of this bike rack based on specific fit. The spray in liner and...
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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 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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  • Will the Swagman Pick-Up Truck-Bed-Mounted 2 Bike Carrier Part # S64702 Fit a 2019 Honda Ridgeline
  • I called my contact at Swagman and they stated that the reason the Swagman Pick-Up Truck-Bed-Mounted 2 Bike Carrier part # S64702 is not listed as a fit for your 2019 Honda Ridgeline is because it has not been tested. However, after reviewing your truck bed and the rack with the Swagman representative we do not see any reasons as to why the rack would not work for you. We also have a review of a customer that installed one on a 2017 Honda Ridgeline which I have attached for you so I...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack and Ladder Rack or Roof Rack for Fishing Kayaks on 2002 Chevy 2500 6.5 Bed
  • The Thule Low-Rider Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Bolt On # TH821XTR can mount to your Weather Guard toolbox. I recommend using the sealant # LT37467 to make sure your toolbox remains water tight at the mounting holes. For your roof rack I recommend the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 65" Long - Qty 2 # RRVA165B-2, the 2500 Series Legs # RRRLKVA, and the Fit Kit # DK227. These bars will be longer than usual which you will need for two fishing kayaks. Then for your...
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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' DeadBolt # CAB-10 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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  • Can Yakima Locking BedHead Single Bike Truck Bed Mounted Rack Mount On Tonneau Cover C-Channel
  • The Yakima Locking BedHead Single Bike Truck Bed Mounted Rack, part # Y01133 is designed to clamp to the bed rail in a pickup truck. I have attached a drawing that shows how the # Y01133 is secured to the bed you can check out. I am not sure what c-channel may be on the truck between the cab and the bed of the truck other than the tonneau cover rail and I would not recommend using anything that clamps to the channel for the tonneau cover because the added stress could damage the channel.
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  • 2015 Ford F150 Truck Bed Bike Rack Recommendation
  • Swagman tested their Pick Up Truck Bed Bike Rack part # S64702 on the 2015 Ford F-150 and found that it fit and worked well so I would recommend it for you. I attached a review video for you to check out as well.
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  • Truck Bed Bike Rack Recommendation for a Ford F-150
  • Check out the Swagman Bike Rack part # S64702. This will attach to the bed rails of your truck and will allow two bikes to be transported. Check out the review video I attached for more info.
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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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  • 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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  • Can the Saris Traps Fork-Block 3 Bike Carrier Mount to a 2 x 6 Board Instead of the Truck Bed
  • The Saris Traps fork-block 3 bike carrier # SATRK34-BLK3 you referenced can be mounted on a 2x6 board instead of the truck bed. I called our representative at Saris to confirm as well. I added a informative article about truck bed bike rack systems for you too.
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  • Truck Bed Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2017 Honda Ridgeline and Bike with Fenders
  • The Thule Insta-Gater # TH501 could be used on a bike with a fender provided that it does not clamp down on the fender and not because it could lead to corrosion but because the fender is not a secure place to ratchet down the hook. The truck bed rack options are limited for the 2017 Honda Ridgeline but the Tailwhip # S64761 is a great option. I know you mentioned not wanting something like this but they are actually more versatile than you might think. It protects the truck and securely...
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  • Difference Between Swagman Truck Bed Racks S64702 and Patrol S64701
  • The two Swagman bike racks you mentioned are very similar. For the money I would have to recommend the # S64702 since will basically do all the same things as the other rack at a fraction of the price. As long as you have 9 mm axles this would be the way to go. The biggest advantage to the part # S64701 is that it can fit 9mm, 15 mm, and thru-axle bikes so it does offer a bit more flexibility. Since you said you have a lefty bike you would need a different rack than those two. You...
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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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  • Can Bike with Thru Axles be used on Thule BedRider Truck Bed Bike Rack
  • Thule actually makes a Thru axle adapter for the Thule BedRider part # TH822XTR that you have with the part number # TH535SKR. The base of the Dirtbag part # DRT15 measures 1-3/4 inches by 4-5/16 inches and should not be modified or installed in any way onto your BedRider.
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  • Truck Bed Bike Rack for a 2001 Chevy Silverado with Undercover Flex Tonneau Cover
  • We do have some truck bed bike racks that will work for your 2001 Chevy Silverado with the Undercover Flex Tonneau cover. Because the Tonneau cover has side rails mounted to the sides of the beds there isn't an over the bed rack that will work. What you can do instead is use a tailgate pad such as # SR26457. This will allow you to tide down the kayaks while protecting them and the tailgate without having to remove the Tonneau cover (though it will have to be folded up).
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  • Truck Bed Bike Carrier That Works With Factory Bed Rails
  • We do have products like # S64702 that is a fit with your 2017 Toyota Tacoma with Cargo Bed Management Rails. I have video that shows the features, how it installs and this product being put through the riggers of a test course.
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  • Will Swagman Pick-Up Fit 2005 Toyota Tacoma with Factory Cargo Management Rails and Bed Liner
  • The Swagman Pick-Up Truck-Bed-Mounted 2 bike Carrier # S64702 is listed as a fit for the 2005 Toyota Tacoma with the Cargo Management Rails. We had the opportunity to install this rack on a 2014 Tundra that has the factory rail system and found the rack fit well. I've attached the installation video of this # S64702 rack on the Tundra for you. This rack is designed to install on the top and the inside of the truck bed side rails. This can be seen in the liked installation video. If...
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  • Fork Mount Bike Carrier for 20mm Through Axle for Truck Bed
  • It looks like bike rack manufacturers consider the 15mm through axle to be more common than the 20mm. I did some digging and the adapter for Swagman fork mount carrier # S64703 hasn't been released yet so it is not available just yet. We do have some similar carriers that will accept 20mm through axles including # RKY1084.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Can a Thule Bed Rider Bike Rack TH822XTR Be Used in a Truck with a Bed Liner
  • Yes, you can definitely use the Thule Bed Rider Bike Rack, part # TH822XTR, in a truck bed with a liner. The bar twists and telescopes to reach across the bed of your truck. Once the rod is extended as far as possible, and the feet are securely clamped down on the side rails of your truck bed, you lock the bar in place. If you look at the picture below the specs on the web page with this rack, you can see a truck bed that has a liner and the bar installed.
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  • Fitment and Compatibility of Inno Velo Gripper Bike Rack for Truck Beds with Bed Cap
  • Since not every bike has the same standard length or shape handlebars the best thing to do to see if it will clear your cap is to measure. The length of the adjustable rod to the cradle is 7-1/2 inches. The rotating rods also allow you to adjust the amount of space between your bike frame and the side of your truck bed. That way, you can position your bike close enough to the side of your truck bed to save space but not so close that your bike and truck bed make contact. Best thing...
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  • Truck Bed Bike Rack on Short Bed 2016 Ford F-150
  • You would be able to use the Truck Bed 4 Bike Carrier # UG2500-4, though keep in mind that would mean you could not secure the tires of your bikes to their frames with the provided straps, and that could mean your tires causing quite a bit of movement in the bed of your F-150. Also, if the bikes are different sizes, it is possible for the the wheels to come in contact with the frames. I have added a review video of this rack for you to take a look at.
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  • Will Inno Velo Gripper Bike Rack Work With Tonneau Cover Rails On 2009 Ford F-150
  • Since you have rails for your tonneau cover on your 2009 F-150, the Inno Velo Gripper Bike Rack, part # INRT201 you asked about will not fit. I have attached a photo that shows how the # INRT201 is attached to the bed rail. I may have a solution that will work for you. I recommend the Thule Insta-Gater Truck Bed Single Bike Rack, part # TH501. This bike rack he held in place at the tailgate opening and no drilling is required when installing. I have attached a link to an installation...
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  • Installing Truck Bed Bike Carrier In 2017 Honda Ridgeline With Built-In Bedliner
  • I have attached the installation instructions for the Yakima BikerBar Truck Bed Mounted 2 Bike Carrier, part # Y01143. As the instructions state, some trucks may have bed-liners or covers that will need to be altered for installation. If you are interested in the Swagman Patrol 2 Bike Rack, part # S64701, the instructions state that a hole may need to be drilled through a bed-liner for pins to secure the bike carrier.
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  • Compatibility of Inno Velo Gripper Bike Rack INRT202 & Topline Add-A-Bike Assembly AB2600
  • There is no reason that you cannot use the Inno Velo Gripper Bike Rack # INRT202 in your 2006 Tacoma for your full suspension bike and along with it the Topline Add-A-Bike Assembly # AB2600 for your second bike. This is actually a clever and cost-effective combination of products, so good for you for being creative! I do suggest you add a strap for extra stability, as you suggested, and we offer a simple support strap # 18050 from Curt. You might even want to use a second Topline clamp...
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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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  • 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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  • Will Topline Truck Bed Mounted Bike Rack Hold a 65 Pound Electric Bike
  • I contacted Topline just to make sure that the truck bed mounted bike carrier, part # UG2500, does not have a weight limit since it's not actually suspending the weight of the bikes. It's just supporting it from falling over. It will hold your 65 pound electric bike just fine.
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  • Availability of Bike Wheel Holder for Use with Fork-Mount Bike Carriers
  • The Swagman Pick-Up Truck-Bed-Mounted 2 Bike Fork-Mount Carrier # S64702 does not include a provision for storage of the removed front wheel. But we do offer a Thule accessory, their Bike Wheel Carrier # TH593, which is normally intended for installation on a roof rack, but that will fit on the cross shaft of the Swagman. This wheel holder works with quick-release wheels from 24- to 29-inches in diameter.
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  • Best Truck Bed Bike Carrier for Fat Bikes
  • I do have a couple of options for you but The Swagman Pick-Up Truck-Bed Mounted 2-Bike Carrier # S64702 will not fit your Trek Farley Fat Bike. The Kuat Dirtbag Phat 9 # DRT9P and the Kuat Dirtbag Phat 15 # DRT15P are going to be your two options. They are both a fork mount bike rack that bolt onto your 2012 Ram 1500. The difference between the two is going to be the size of the skewer. The Phat 9 fits the 9-mm quick-release skewer where the Phat 15 will fit the 15-mm skewer.
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  • Best Way to Carry 4 Bikes with a Honda Ridgeline
  • Your best option though would be to install a hitch and go with a hitch mounted bike rack though as the # UG2500-4 that you referenced has not been confirmed to fit your vehicle. For a hitch you would want the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75280. I attached an install video as well. The most popular 4 bike rack we offer that would work well on the recommended hitch is the Thule Hitching Post part # TH934XTR. This is a great rack loaded with the features of the more expensive racks yet...
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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 Topline Truck Bed Bike Rack Fit a 2014 Ford F-150 with a TruXedo Lo Pro Tonneau Cover
  • The rails for the TruXedo Lo Pro Tonneau cover on your 2014 Ford F-150 will get in the way of installing Topline bike rack # UG2500-4 but there is another option. You could use the Swagman Tailwhip # S64760 which can hold up to 5 bikes and will not interfere with the Tonneau cover. I have linked a video review for you.
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  • Will the Saris Traps Fork-Block Bike Rack Hold Through Axle Bikes
  • Saris Traps Fork-Block # SATRK34-BLK3 is designed to hold bikes with 9mm axles but not through axle bikes but we do have several truck bed bike racks that will accept through axle bikes, see link. One of the more popular options is the Kuat Dirtbag # DRT15. I have included a link to a video of this product for you.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Installing Inno Velo Gripper Bike Rack On 2012 Nissan Frontier With C-Channel Tie-Downs Installed
  • The Inno Velo Gripper Bike Rack for Truck Beds, part # INRT202 is designed for trucks just like your 2012 Frontier. I have attached a photo of the # INRT202 for you. The small square plate( pointed out with an arrow in the photo) attached to the eye bolt is designed to fit inside the C-channel on your truck. You slide it to the position you want for your bike and then turn the eye bolt to tighten the # INRT202 securely to the C-channel. The # INRT201 is not designed to work with...
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  • Truck Bed Bike Rack for 2 Electric and 2 Regular Bikes in a 2016 Ram 1500 with Tonneau Cover
  • It depends on the type of Tonneau cover you have. It is the type that has any of the mounting rails on top of or overlapping the bed sides towards the inside of the bed then the Topline bike rack # UG2500-4 would not work if installed in the traditional way. But you might be able to rig something up so that it doesn't interfere with the Tonneau cover. The weight would not be an issue since this carrier does not even have a weight rating. Another option is to use a tailgate pad such as...
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  • Truck Bed Bike Rack Recommendations for Electra Townie Bikes in a 2014 Ford F-150 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • We have some great truck bed bike rack options that will work with your 2014 Ford F-150. For a fork mount style I recommend the Swagman Patrol # S64701 because it is light weight and easy to use. If you want to avoid having to take off the front tires to mount the bikes I recommend a tailgate pad such as the Tailwhip, # S64760. The front wheels will drape over the tailgate and are secured to the pad with straps. No need to remove any wheels! I have linked a video review of this carrier...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation to Carry Five Bikes in the Bed of a Utility Trailer
  • To transport the 5 bikes, you could use 5 of the Fork Mount Bike Carrier Block - Thule Low Riders, # TH821, and attach them to the bed of your trailer. I have included a link to the installation details below. To secure the bikes to the rack and/or trailer, I recommend adding a cable lock like # CAB-10.
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  • Will Topline 2-Bike Truck Bed-Mounted Rack # UG2500 Fit On 2012 Toyota Tundra
  • The Topline 2 Bike Carrier Truck Bed-Mounted Rack # UG2500 may fit your 2012 Toyota Tundra. To find whether or not it is a fit for your vehicle, you will need to check your truck bed wall to see if there is a lip that hangs over the top for the clamp to hang on to. If you have a bedliner that covers the underside of the top bed rail, you will need to cut a hole so the clamp can grab onto the lip at the top of the sidewall. Also, if you have a bed rail system, it will have to be removed...
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  • Will Topline Truck Bed 4-Bike Carrier # UG2500-4 fit 2009 Chevy Silverado With Spray-In Bedliner?
  • Yes, the Topline Truck Bed 4-Bike Carrier # UG2500-4 is going to work just fine with the spray-in bedliner on your 2009 Chevy Silverado 1500. I have added a link to a video review of this carrier for you to take a look at as well.
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  • Will the Yakima BikeBar Truck Bed Bike Carrier Fit a 2015 Toyota Tacoma
  • For your 2015 Toyota Tacoma, with or without the cargo management rails, you can use Yakima BikerBar # Y01141. I have included a link to a video review of the BikerBar for you.
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  • Recommended Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack for a 2018 Ford F-150 with Backup Camera
  • I do have an option for your 2018 Ford F-150 but the Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack part TH824PRO would not be the best choice for you due to the size of the tailgate handle opening. Instead, I recommend the Yakima GateKeeper Tailgate Pad and Bike Carrier part # Y07411 which has a very large tailgate handle opening as you can see in the attached photo and will allow you to still use your handle and backup camera without any interference. The integrated tailgate step you have...
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  • Which Tailgate Pad Bike Rack Fits a 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
  • The Softride Tailgate Pad, # SR26461, for mid size trucks is probably going to be the best option. It measures 54 inches long so compare that to the tailgate on your 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac to determine fit. The model for a full size truck, # SR26457, is 61 inches long. Thule also has a similar product, # TH823PRO for a 54 inch or # TH824PRO for a 62 inch. All of these items work in basically the same way. They fit over the tailgate, have a flap for the tailgate handle. They...
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  • Installing Swagman Pick-Up Truck-Mounted 2-Bike Carrier # S64702 in 2011 Ford F150 With Bed Liner
  • Installation of the Swagman Pick-Up Truck-Mounted 2-Bike Carrier # S64702 in a truck having a plastic bed liner will require you to drill two holes, one on each side of the bed liner. You will not have to cut the liner away but the two holes are required to provide a sure footing for the two end plate pins. These pins will extend into the two drilled holes to provide a firm attachment point. This is necessary due to the sometimes slippery surface of bed liners. I have linked a video...
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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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  • Will the Topline 2 Bike Truck Bed Rack Work with a Clamp on Tonneau Cover Without Damaging Rails
  • The Topline 2 Bike Carrier, # UG2500-4, is designed to clamp around the bed side rail and would most likely not work with a clamp on style tonneau cover, like the LiteRider Roll-Up Tonneau Cover by Access, # 834532001088. It will depend on the style of clamp on rail that your tonneau uses. I attached a photo showing the style of clamp on rail that the LiteRider Roll-Up tonneau uses, see link. Another option for carrying bikes in the bed of your truck would be the Softride Tailgate Pad...
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