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Thule Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2018 Toyota Tacoma

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Toyota Tacoma, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Gate Mate Tailgate Pad and Bike Racks for compact trucks, part number TH823.The Thule Gate Mate is a versatile pad that goes around the back side of your truck, over the tail gate, and can carry anything from bikes to surfboards to kayaks to standup paddle boards, and you can strap them down and they're ready to go for travel.When used as a bike rack, even in this short bed you can see how much space you have left over for other items, such as tool boxes, or luggage or whatever it is your hauling for your trip.If you we're to have most truck bed bike racks, which either go in directly in to the bed, or in to these side rails here with the Tacoma, you're going to have the bikes going sideways, and that's going to take up all the space in the bed of your truck.Also in some cases, when not in use, it will work with tunnel covers as well.While the system is economical as some of the other options for your truck bed, this is going to save you time in the end by having more space inside the truck bed.Now that we've gone over some of the features of the Gate Mate, let's go ahead and show how it installs. We'll start by simply draping it over our tail gate, like you see here, trying to keep it even on both sides. Then we can start running the straps underneath and making our connections.So we'll start by opening our tailgate, slightly, and taking our strap here and feeding it underneath and grabbing it on the other side. Pull that underneath, thread it through. We won't pull it tight quite yet. Then we'll repeat this process for our other two straps.And now we can cinch everything down tight and tie off our excess, then we can start loading up some bikes.

Thule Gate Mate Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack Review - 2017 Ram 1500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Ram 1500, we're going to be test fitting the Thule gate mate tailgate pad, part number TH824. Now if you don't want to have a bike rack on the back of your hitch, or one on the back of your bed where your bike's going to take up most of your bed, a nice economical solution is this pad here. This allows your bike do drape right over the back.With your pad in place you can see here that the bike's going to easily sit right over your tailgate, freeing up some space, and it's going to protect from any scratches or abrasions on your vehicle. It's 62 inches across, which will allow you to easily mount two bikes, and keep them from contacting each other. There's nylon straps located on top that you can use for tie down points to secure your bike even sturdier.It not only works with bikes, but it'll work with other accessories such as kayaks, paddle boards, surf boards. It protects those from your tailgate, and it protects your tailgate from them.

SeaSucker Falcon Truck Bed Bike Rack Review - 2018 Nissan Frontier

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Nissan Frontier, we're going to be test fitting the SeaSucker Falcon Truck Bed Bike Rack, part number: 298-BF1002.The Falcon is a great bike rack for your truck. It's very easy to install and uses vacuum-style suction cups to go to the back window of your vehicle. It doesn't require any additional hardware to install, and it doesn't require you to drill in the truck bed of your truck.This includes a nine millimeter, quick-release skewer and, sold separately, has adapters for 15 millimeter and 20 millimeter through-axle skewers as well. This carries up to one bike and has a 45-pound weight capacity. There are also locking mechanisms that you can use to secure the sheer window that are also sold on One thing to note with the plungers here, there is a lubricant that it does come with, should these become difficult to push up and down.Now that we've gone over some of the features of the SeaSucker, let's go ahead and show you how it installs.

Swagman Impakt Bike Rack Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be looking at the Swagman Impact Fork Mount Bike Rack, part number S64703. The Swagman Impact comes in a pack of one, which can carry one bike, and it's designed to be mounted on any of the rails inside the truck. The great thing about being in the back of the truck is you have clearance for any kind of overhang that may be an issue inaudible 00:00:21. It also allows for plenty of room inside the truck for other objects that you may bring with you. And since it's installed there you don't have the bike rack in the back so you can fully open your tailgate with no obstructions.The bolts included are tamper-proof torques to help prevent with theft. This is also made of aluminum with a nice black powder coating to prevent rust and corrosion.

Thule Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2017 Nissan Titan

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Nissan Titan, we're doing a test-fit of a Thule gate mate tailgate pad and bike rack for full-sized trucks, part number TH824. This is also going to measure 62 inches wide and fit multiple different types of trucks. We already have two of our three straps secured down. We have one on the center and one off to each side. We'll show you how to secure our last one and how we would secure down our gear.We come to the center, we can open up our flap. This is going to be secured with hook and loop, which is easy to remove, but it also secured down that flap whenever you're driving.

Swagman Impakt Bike Rack Installation - 2018 Nissan Frontier

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Nissan Frontier, we'll be test fitting the Swagman Impact bike rack part number S64703. When it comes to bike racks for trucks you have several different options. You can go with the roof bike rack but the height can be a little bit of hassle taking the bike on and off. Or you can actually go with the hitch but then you lose tailgate access from time to time. Or you can actually place it inside the truck bed itself, which is what we opted for. And since this truck bed is a little shorter than usual, we actually went for a skewer mount in our track system here and that's where the Swagman Impact comes into play.This uses a nine millimeter skewer, which is what we're using with our bike rack right now that grips it by the forks.

RockyMounts LoBall Truck Bed Bike Rack Review - 2018 Nissan Frontier

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Nissan Frontier, we're going to be test fitting the RockyMounts LoBall Bike Rack for Truck Bed Factory Track Systems. Part number RKY1097. When it comes to bike racks for your truck you have several different options. You can go with the roof bike rack option, the hitch bike rack option, or in this case, the truck bed bike rack option. Since these have track racks inside, that's where the RockyMounts LoBall Bike Rack can come into play.Through the length of the truck bed, unfortunately, you can't put a full bike in here. But thanks to this LoBall where actually going to make it work.

Swagman Impakt Bike Rack Test Course

Speaker 1: Here it is on our test course. We'll start by going through the slalom. This is going to show us the side to side action which simulates turning corners or evasive maneuvers.Next, we're at the alternating speed bumps which we'll see the twisting action. This will simulate hitting a curb or pothole or driving over uneven pavement.Finally, we have the full speed bumps where we'll see the up and down action which is just like driving out of a parking lot, garage, or driveway.

Thule Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2018 Ram 1500

Speaker 1: Today in our 2018 Ram 1500, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Gate Mate Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack. Part number TH824. This is an aid for full-size trucks and it's going to measure 62 inches wide. So, the first thing you'll notice is that we have two of our three tie-downs already secured. We're going to show you how we secure the other one. There are couple different ways to do it.

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Truck Bed Bike Racks Questions and Answers

  • Do You Carry a Truck Bed Bike Mount That is Not Permanent and Does not Require Bike Wheel Removal
  • We do have a bike rack system that will fit your needs. Topline 2 Bike Bed Carrier, part # UG2500. It comes with the parts for 2 bikes, but you can omit the 2nd bike portion. It is not permanent, it simply clamps to the bed and then around the frame of the bike. We have a video reviewing the rack and showing a run-through of the installation that you may find helpful. I have added a link to it below. We also have the Thule Insta-Gater, part # TH501 that sits in the bed and is held...
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  • Truck Bed Bike Racks that Can Work with A Roll-Up Tonneau Cover
  • We offer several types of truck bed bike racks including adjustable multi-bike types that attach between the bed rails (# S64702), simple single-bike fork-mount types that bolt onto the truck bed (# HRT970) and even a tailgate pad type that uses your tail gate to hold the bikes. All of these have in common a need for access to the truck bed and none will work with a tonneau cover (of any type - hard or soft) that is fully closed. The linked article will give you background on all options...
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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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  • Recommended Truck Bed Bike Rack For Truck With Bed Liner And Cap
  • The Thule Bed-Rider Bike Carrier, part # TH822XTR will not work with trucks that have a bed liner and cap, but I do have a solution for you. I recommend the Yakima BikerBar Truck Bed Mounted 2 Bike Carrier, part # Y01143. When installing this when a bed liner is present, you will need to cut away part of the underside bed liner so the screw used to tighten the bracket can be used. You can check out the attached installation instructions to see how this is installed. I have also attached...
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  • Tailgate Pad Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Ram 1500
  • Personally I like the Softride Shuttle Pad # SR26457 more than the Thule Gate Mate part # TH824 because it has the loops that allow a bike to easily be secured to the pad. Thule doesn't have the straps to secure the bikes to the pad, and most likely they wouldn't be necessary. But for added peace of mind I prefer the Softride. I attached review videos for both racks for you to check out.
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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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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Toyota Tacoma with the Bed Rail System
  • The RockyMounts DriveShaft Track, # RKY1086, that you referenced will fit and works with standard fork mount bikes as well as 15-mm and 20-mm thru axle bikes. As well as Boost 110 axles. It is confirmed to work well with the bed rail system on your 2013 Toyota Tacoma.
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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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  • 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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  • Clamp-On Truck Bed Bike Rack than Can Hold Bikes with Through-Axles
  • If you don't already have the bike rack I recommend going with the Swagman Patrol 2 Bike Rack for Truck Beds - Fork Mount Item # S64701. It works with 15mm through-axles and can accept 20mm through-axles by using adapter # S64715. If you already have the Saris Kool Rack Pick-Up Truck-Bed-Mounted 2 Bike Carrier - Fork Mount Item # SATRK00 then you would have to drill into it to mount the Kuat Dirtbag, # DRT15X110, since the fork mounts on the Kool Rack clamp around its bar. This will...
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  • Will Yakima BedHead Single Bike Truck Bed Mounted Rack, Part # Y01132, Fit Bulkhead of a 2013 F150?
  • The Yakima BedHead Single Bike Truck Bed Mounted Rack, Part # Y01132, requires a mounting surface that provides a place for the mounting bracket to grab. The attached image shows a cross-section of a typical truck bed side rail and how this bracket fits. I have highlighted in yellow the edge of the truck side rail which holds the bracket in place. The bracket needs to reach up behind this surface of the mounting location to secure the carrier. If your F-150 bulkhead provides a place...
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  • Way to Lock Thule Insta-Gater Truck Bike Rack to 2017 Ford F-150
  • For the Thule Insta-Gater truck bike rack # TH501 an accessory lock is available to allow locking the loaded bike to the rack, part # TH512, but this does not secure the rack itself as you noted. To do this I recommend a cost-effective cable lock such as # CAB-10 that can be routed through the rack tubing and to your hitch receiver safety chain loops. You could also use one cable lock to secure the bike to the Insta-Gater, if you prefer not to use Thule's own lock core, and another to...
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  • Truck bed Bike Rack Recommendation for a Truck with Tonneau Cover Mounting Rails
  • The rails for a tonneau cover extend too far out for the brackets on the Topline bike rack, # UG2500, to safely attach. What I recommend that will not require any drilling into the bed or modification is the Thule Insta-Gator # TH501. This rack secures by anchors that mount in the tail gate hinge. Take a look at the video and isntructions I have linked.
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  • Truck Bed Bike Rack and Kayak Carriers for 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
  • A ladder rack is one option for transporting two kayaks in your truck along with your four bikes but I have a recommendation for you that might save you some money. Since you will be towing a trailer your hitch receiver will be occupied, but if you have a 2-inch hitch and were to add a Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount # D210 you could use a load bar in the upper receiver to support the rear of the two kayaks and then install a roof rack on the truck's cab. This arrangement will cost substantially...
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  • Is the Swagman Patrol 2 Bike Rack S64701 Lockable
  • Yes, the Swagman Patrol 2 Bike Rack # S64701 that you referenced has locks built into the skewers of the rack so that you can lock bikes to it. If you were to use the 20 mm adapter part # S64715 it would also still be able to lock.
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  • Installation Recommendation for a Thule Low-Rider Bike Block for Nut Attachment Access
  • You can use either a bolt or a screw to install the Thule Low-Rider Bike Block # TH821XT as long as you use locking nuts on the other side. In other words, you would not want to install the # TH821XT by just running screws through the metal without nuts on the other side. For your situation I would recommend you go with mounting the # TH821XT to the floor of your bed since you will be able to attach nuts to the other side of the bolts this way. I attached a link to installation instructions...
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  • Bike Adapter Bar Recommendation for Hauling Beach Cruisers with Topline 2 Bike Carrier # UG2500
  • There is a way to transport your beach cruisers with this Topline 2 Bike Carrier, part # UG2500, but I would not recommend attaching it to the down tube of your bike. I would recommend you use a Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar, part # Y02531, to provide you with an attachment point for the # UG2500. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out as well as installation instructions. You will want to measure the distance from your seat post to your handlebars, and as...
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  • Recommended Truck Bed Bike Rack for 2014 Ram Truck with Ramboxes
  • The Thule Insta-Gater bike rack, you mentioned, part # TH501 would be compatible with your truck bed. The rack needs a footprint of about 20 inches, so if you had 50-1/2 inches of tailgate available, you could use two racks side by side. The Thule Gate Mate, part # TH824 would also be a good, inexpensive option. The Ramboxes would prevent you from using any bike rack meant to attach to the side rails, like part # UG2500 as there would be no place to attach the rack. You can see...
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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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  • 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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