Will the Thule Sliding Ladder Rack Work with a BAKFlip G2 Hard Folding Tonneau Cover

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Does this ladder rack work if you have a tonneau cover.I have a backflip G2.Can I install the rails a little wider to allow for cover?

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The best option that I can offer you and still allow access to your tonneau cover is to use a truck mounted roof rack system and use an additional vertical support that mounts in your truck hitch. To accomplish this you would need a roof rack system and I would suggest the Rhino-Rack system for your 2009 Ford F-150.

This system is comprised of the # DK150H which are the mounting clips that will fit your truck.Then you will need the # RRRLKVAH, which is a single Vortex Aero Style Crossbar. Then you could use the Thule Goalpost Load Assist and Support Bar # TH997.

The weight of the crossbar system and the Goalpost supporter is only 165 pounds. Please check with your trucks owners manual and see what the weight limitations are for the roof of your truck and make sure that you do not exceed the trucks roof limitations.

I have contacted TracRac and they stated that that the Thule Sliding Truck Bed Ladder # TH43002XT-508 is not recommended to be mounted wider in order to accommodate access to your tonneau cover. Unfortunately, there are no other truck rack options that they provide that will work with this style of tonneau cover.

I have included links to the parts listed above as well as installation video for your reference.

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Aaron K.

This is helpful, thank you. I'm wondering if the rack can be installed properly with the G2 or other folding rack, as long as one doesn't expect/need to open the tonneua? I was thinking for applications where I would need the cover opened, then I could slide the rack off as long as the rails don't interfere. This could be an good solution. 95200

Reply from Chris R.

The Thule TracRac SR Ladder Rack is physically compatible with the BAKFlip G2 Cover. Honestly you could still fold the cover panels to open it up, but the more you do this the more you might wear down the outer seals. Just something to keep an eye on and be aware of. 70370

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