Truck Bed Bike Rack for 2 Electric and 2 Regular Bikes in a 2016 Ram 1500 with Tonneau Cover

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I have a 2016 1500 ram crew cab without ram box and a trifold tonneau cover. I have two 26inch Evelo electric bikes. Will the bike rack work with out taking the tonneau cover off completely? My bikes weigh 60 pounds each, will that be an issue? I am interested in the four bike rack. My other two bikes are regular 26 inch mountain bikes. Thank you for your help.

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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 the Softride Shuttle Pad # SR26457. With it you will drape the front bike wheels over the tailgate and secure the bike frames to the pad. the pad protects the tailgate. It has a 6-bike capacity so the weight of the 4 bikes, even with 2 electric bikes, would not be a problem. I have linked a video review for you.

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