I’m looking into a truck bed bike rack for two bikes. I’m pretty handy with wood, but the idea of using tie downs etc doesn’t appeal to me on these short drives to the local bike trails. I don’t mind the tie downs on the long trips. So I’ve seen a few tire clamp things that lock with a lever. Do these really work? Are tie downs still necessary with them? I would love to look them but I’m unsure of the manufacturer.
please throw out ideas or brands so I can look them up!!
No scratches, no scuffs, no holes to drill or anything to permanently attach. The whole back of my pad is a soft velour-like material. 1 bike or 6, just as easy to load and transport. I’ve driven hundreds of miles and the bikes don’t move an inch.
Ok, the tailgate pads look like the way to go, now the reviews tell me that the curve and thickness of my Dodge Ram 1500 won’t fit properly! The dodge rams are probably 3inches thicker in the middle with a arch lol Any of you guys have a dodge????
I have a Ram 1500 quad cab, with a locking tonneau cover, and I don’t really care for the tail gate pads. I use them when I have to carry more than two bikes, other wise I just use moving pads. I take off the front tires, lay one bike on its side rear tire in first, cover it with a moving pad, lay the other bike on the other side laying over on the pad. Then I throw in around the bikes, cooler, tool box, gear bag, and what ever. Lock the tailgate, lock the tonneau, no one knows you are even carrying anything. Until I got the tonneau I never felt safe stopping to eat.
Loooooove tailgate pads. Such a great option if you own a truck. For years, I just used a rug with a rubber backing and some straps on my older bikes as a cheap alternative. No damage to the truck, but a little rub of the paint on the downtube of the bike. Tailgate pads solve all the issues AND is looks so cool! Ha!