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Yakima Truck Bed Bike Racks Y07411 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna take a look at the Yakima Gatekeeper Tailgate Pad and Bike carrier for full size trucks. This nice convenient pad will convert your tailgate into a truck bed bike rack and will double as a tailgate and cargo protector. The bike's front wheel will sit over the tailgate outside your truck bed to conserve bed space. So it's great for the full size truck. On the inside of the pad here, you'll see there's six of these integrated sit tight cradle. These will allow you to secure your bike and keep them from shifting or sliding during transport.

RockyMounts LoBall Truck Bed Bike Rack Review - 2018 Toyota Tacoma

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Toyota Tacoma, we're gonna be test-fitting the Rocky Mounts low ball bike rack for truck bed factory track systems, part number RKY1097. The Rocky Mounts low ball allows you to carry up to one or a few bikes in the bed of your Tacoma because it utilizes the track system on the inside to attach it. It simply clamps into place and into the channels here and tightens down with two screws, and does come with a tool to tighten those down. It tightens into place with our skewer mount here, so basically what this does is it works with quick-release wheels, but it also has a lock on the end of it, so once you attach it then it is secure to our mount here. However, it does have enough space in between here to place a cable lock through as well, which you can purchase on it does work with quick-release skewers, there is an adapter to use this with through axles, which you can find on as well. Another bonus about this bike rack is the fact that you can move it along the track at any point as long as the bike still fits, so it does have some maneuverability, and it also provides enough space for you to store other items while you're traveling.

Softride Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2018 Toyota Tacoma

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Toyota Tacoma we're going to be test fitting the Softride tailgate pad bicycle transporter for midsize pickup trucks, part number SR26461. The Softride tailgate pad is an economical solution to carry your bikes your boards, even home improvement equipment from one place to another without having to purchase any ladder racks, roof racks, or bike racks for the rear of your vehicle.This is a very easy item to use. It simply straps around your existing tailgate. You set your bike into place, and then it includes hook and loop straps to secure your bikes in place. This can carry up to six bikes. Or as you can see here, a combo of a bike and a surfboard, or other items that you might want to haul.

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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Truck Bed Bike Rack for a Dodge Ram 1500 with BakFlip Tonneau Cover
  • The Topline bike rack # UG2500-4 needs to be able to clamp to the bed side so it is unlikely that you will be able to mount it due to the rails that the BakFlip tonneau cover uses. You can see what the bike rack clamp looks like in the picture I have included. Since you will need to have the cover open to carry bikes in the truck bed anyway I recommend a Softride Shuttle pad, # SR26457. This will allow you to carry the bikes and protect the tailgate. This product will have to come off...
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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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