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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.


Softride Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2018 Nissan Frontier

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Nissan Frontier we're going to be test fitting these Softride tailgate bike pad for midsize trucks, part number SR26461. It's very easy to install. You just simply take it out of the box, you put it right side up on our vehicle here. You want to make sure that this portion here is going to be along the top side of your tailgate. How it attaches to the tailgate, we're going to be taking these three straps here and putting them underneath our tailgate. So we'll just take the one end and feed it underneath.


Swagman Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2018 Nissan Frontier

Speaker 1: Today in our 2018 Nissan Frontier we're going to test-fitting the Swagman Tailwhip Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack for Mid-Size Trucks. Part number S64761. It's very easy to install. We'll open it up. Just set it on top of our tailgate here. Reach in and crack it open.


Thule Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2018 Nissan Frontier

Speaker 1: Today in our 2018 Nissan Frontier, we're gonna be test fitting the Thule Gate Mate Tailgate pad and bike rack for compact trucks, part number TH823.It's very easy to install. We simply drape it over the top of our tailgate here, like so. And then we're gonna be running the straps up underneath and tailgate and inside. So, to do that, open up our little opening here. Pop it open, and take our straps and guide them through underneath until they start poking through the other side, like so. Leave them in there, and we're gonna repeat this process for the other three straps, or for the other two straps, excuse me.All right.


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Truck Bed Bike Racks Questions and Answers

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Toyota Tacoma with the Bed Rail System
  • The RockyMounts DriveShaft SD, # RKY1085, that you referenced will fit and works with standard fork mount bikes as well as 15-mm and 20-mm thru axle bikes. It is confirmed to work well with the bed rail system on your 2013 Toyota Tacoma. I have attached a video showing how this bike rack attaches to a bed rail system for you to check out.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Options for Carrying 4 Bikes In a 2010 Toyota Tacoma Truck Bed with Rail Track Tie Down System
  • We do have some truck bed mounted bike racks that will work with your 2010 Toyota Tacoma with rail track system, but the Topline system will not fit because direct access to the bed rails is needed to secure the clamps. For in bed 4 bike transport you could use four of the Yakima BlockHead Single Bike Truck Bed Mounted Racks, item # Y01117. Another option for your truck would be a hitch mounted bike rack like the Thule Parkway 4 Bike Hitch Mounted Folding Rack, item # TH956. If you...
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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Swagman Truck Bed Bike Rack Recommendation that Fits 15 mm Thru Axles
  • There are several truck bed bike racks available that are confirmed to fit 15 mm axles, but the Swagman # S64702 that you referenced is not one of them, nor is there a way to make it work. Closest solution would be the Swagman Patrol part # S64701 which is a fit for 15 mm thru axles.
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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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  • 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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  • Compare Thule Gate Mate and Yakima Crashpad Tailgate Bike Racks
  • For the tailgate of your 2012 Ford F-150 the Yakima Crashpad part # Y02456 and the Thule Gate Mate part # TH824 have both been confirmed as a fit. Since both racks are very similar I would recommend going with the Yakima as it has a better price. I attached a couple review videos for either rack for you to check out as well.
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  • Truck Bed Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2012 Ford F-150 with Tonneau Cover
  • Most truck tonneau covers have rails that will interfere with an item like the Swagman truck bed bike rack # S64702. The L-shaped brackets on either end need to set directly against the bed rails. If anything is in the way you will not be able to use this particular bike rack. But not to worry, there are other options. Another option is the Thule Gate Mate Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack, # TH824. Bascially it is a mat that goes over the tailgate to protect it and you can attach bikes to...
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