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Swagman Pick Up Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty, we're going to be test fitting the Swagman pick-up truck bed mounted 2-bike rack, part number S64702. The Swagman pick-up, straight out of the box, can carry up to two bikes in the bed of your truck. Now you can purchase an additional fork block mount to make this a 3-bike rack, if you have the space.This bike rack is good for the occasional use. Whether you want to take your road bikes out for a spin, or if you want to take your mountain bikes to the top of the trail. This is also good for people who don't necessarily have bike racks, or necessarily want to purchase bike racks for their hitches.This features a telescoping arm, which enables it to fit a wide variety of truck bed widths. This does install easily, and comes with some security features as well.

Best 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty Truck Bed Bike Rack Options

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna be taking a look at the best truck bed bike rack options available for our 2018 Ford F250 Super Duty. When choosing a bike rack for your truck bed, there's a few things you wanna consider. First off, is gonna be the length and width of the truck bed, how many bikes you wanna take to your destination, what types of bikes are you taking, and what other luggage or accessories do you need to haul as well Etrailer offers a few options of both single bike and multiple bikes for your truck beds. So let's go ahead and take a look at both of those.We'll start with the multiple bike racks first. At the front we have a Swagman rail mounted bike rack. And at the rear we have the Thule tailgate pad.

SeaSucker Falcon Truck Bed Bike Rack Review - 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Speaker 1: Today in our 2018 Ford F250 Super Duty, we're going to be test fitting the SeaSucker Falcon Truck Bed Bike Rack for fork mounts, part number 298-BF1002. The SeaSucker Truck Bed Bike Rack is a fast and efficient way to carry up to one bike, by its forks, to either the top of the trail with your mountain bike, like you see here, or just heading out with your road bikes as well. This also works with bikes with disc brake adapters, also. Most people are going to be apprehensive about the fact that this uses a suction cup mount to stick to the back of the glass here. As you can see, shaking it back and forth, this is not going to go anywhere while you're traveling.It does grip it by your fork mounts with this 9-mm skewer at the front here. It just simply clamps into place, and you're good to go.

Swagman Patrol Truck Bed Bike Rack Review - 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ford F250 Super Duty we're going to be test fitting the Swagman Patrol 2 Bike Rack for truck beds. Part number S64701.The Swagman Patrol 2 enables you to carry up to two bikes by their fork mounts in the rear of your truck. You can carry them by the fork mounts, or you can actually have these adapted for through axle bikes as well.To switch these out from the skewer mount that you see here to the through axle mounts, you would remove the bike completely, loosen up this screw, remove the inside and replace that through axle adaptor through at that point and then retighten that screw.The adapters that come with it can fit 15 mm through axles. It can also accept 20 mm through axles with an adapter. Part number S64715, which is sold separately.This uses a telescoping end here and this is going to help it fit varying truck bed widths with this knob to tighten down on the side of it, to keep it held in place. It does come with a series of locks that are key to life to help secure this to your truck bed once it's installed as well.It also has these padded ends here, so once you place it onto the bed rails, it's not gonna scratch or scuff up your truck once it's installed.It also has this latch on the inside here.

Thule Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Speaker 1: Today in our 2018 Ford F250 Super Duty we're going to be test fitting the Thule Gate Mate tailgate pad and bike rack for full-size trucks, part number TH824. The Thule Gate Mate enables you to carry up to two bikes or even your surfboards or standup paddle boards in the bed of your truck. This is really ideal for people who don't own hitch bike racks and who don't want to necessarily drill into the bed of your truck to put in the fork-mount bike racks that we carry here as well.The Gate Mate covers almost the entirety of our tailgate here, as you can see. It has this nice padded material on the outside, which is gonna help protect your tailgate from your accessories, but also help protect your accessories from scratches and scuffs while it's being installed and while it's traveling. It does have a few points up on the top here where you can utilize tie downs like you see here. The tie downs are sold separately.

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Truck Bed Bike Racks Questions and Answers

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Mounting a Thule InstaGater Bike Rack on the Tonneau Cover of a Toyota Tacoma
  • I have a solution for you, but The Thule Insta-Gater, part # TH501 is only intended to be used with the tailgate of your Toyota Tacoma, and should not be installed anywhere else on your vehicle. If you have a quick release front wheel on your bike, you can use a SeaSucker Talon, part # 298-BT1004 to mount the bike to the roof of your cab or on a smooth, solid plastic tonneau cover. The Talon uses a unique vacuum cup system to mount to any smooth surface and lets you quickly dismount...
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  • Option For Carrying Kayak Or Surfboard In Truck Bed
  • I see you got the RockyMounts LoBall Bike Rack for Truck Bed # RKY1097. We do not have a kayak or surfboard carrier that mounts in the truck bed like the RockyMounts. If you are not installing a roof rack to carry the kayak or surfboard we do have a way to carry them in the bed of your truck. We carry tailgate pads like part # SR26457 for full-size and part # S64761 for mid-size trucks. These are pads that are attached to the tailgate and you then carry the board or kayak as shown in...
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  • Best Way to Carry 4 Bikes with a Honda Ridgeline
  • The Thule Tailgate pad part # TH823 has been confirmed to fit the tailgate of your 2008 Honda Ridgeline, but it can only carry up to 2 bikes. Your best option though would be to install a hitch and go with a hitch mounted bike rack though as the # UG2500-4 that you referenced has not been confirmed to fit your vehicle. For a hitch you would want the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75280. I attached an install video as well. The most popular 4 bike rack we offer that would work well on the...
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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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  • 4-Bike Rack for Use on Deck of 4 x 6 Utility Trailer
  • You do have a unique bike transport requirement and I see why you came to etrailer! You are correct that bike carriers for use on utility trailers are rare animals. Truck bed racks like the 4-bike Topline # UG2500-4 might be usable - the bike wheels stay on - if you have or can create a place to secure the mounting clamp. Since it sounds like you are capable of some fabrication I do have a suggestion that is a little outside the box but that gives you the flexibility to choose a...
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  • Recommendation for Carrying Bikes in Bed of 2017 Honda Ridgeline without Drilling Into Truck Bed
  • I have a solution to carry your bikes in the bed of your 2017 Honda Ridgeline that will not require bolting to the truck bed, but the Thule Insta-Gater # TH501 is not confirmed or guaranteed to work in your truck bed. The best solution I have for you is the Swagman Tailwhip Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack # S64761. This tailgate pad allows you to carry your bikes over the tailgate of your truck, does not require any drilling, and will not require the bike's front wheel to be removed. The...
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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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  • Best Truck Bed Bike Carrier for Fat Bikes
  • I do have a couple of options for you but The Swagman Pick-Up Truck-Bed Mounted 2-Bike Carrier # S64702 will not fit your Trek Farley Fat Bike. The Kuat Dirtbag Phat 9 # DRT9P and the Kuat Dirtbag Phat 15 # DRT15P are going to be your two options. They are both a fork mount bike rack that bolt onto your 2012 Ram 1500. The difference between the two is going to be the size of the skewer. The Phat 9 fits the 9-mm quick-release skewer where the Phat 15 will fit the 15-mm skewer.
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