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Bike mount w/ tonneau cover?

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by Tacetman, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Jul 25, 2011 at 8:14 AM
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    Tacetman

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    I just bought a new (to me) '06 AC and since I love it I am of course also spending all of my money on cool stuff...already upgraded the stereo, but seeing as how I'm planning on doing a triathlon in a couple of months I'm now looking for a bike mount. I've seen several by Yakima and Rocky Mounts that use the bed rails, but I was wondering if I'd be able to mount them, since my truck has a factory tonneau cover (one of the roll-up kind). Im not planning on mounting the bike with the cover down, but it seems like I wouldn't be able to get the mount on the rail with the cover installed. Anyone have any tips? I don't want to constantly be removing/interchanging cover for bike mount, but I also don't want to drill into my truck.
     
  2. Jul 25, 2011 at 8:30 AM
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    Pugga

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    How about a hitch mount bike rack? I've got one from Thule but Yakima and a few others make them also. From personal experience, I'd avoid the Thule one...
     
  3. Jul 25, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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    I have a great bike rack option I think you might like. I'll take some pics for you today
     
  4. Jul 25, 2011 at 10:59 AM
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    Pugga - definitely an option but I'd much rather mount it in the bed if at all possible for cost and space reasons.

    RMA - that'd be awesome. Looking forward to the pics.
     
  5. Jul 25, 2011 at 11:24 AM
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  6. Jul 25, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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    I have the rocky clutch SD mounts installed on the channel right behind the rear window along with the access LE soft cover. It works really well!

    With no bikes i can have the cover rolled up or not without any problems.

    With the cover rolled up i have no issues getting the forks onto the bike mount!

    strongly recommend this setup.
     
  7. Jul 25, 2011 at 1:48 PM
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    Here is what I use, the bar locks onto your truck and you just clamp the front forks into the holder and it sits nice and safe in your truck.

    Click to enlarge

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  8. Jul 25, 2011 at 1:58 PM
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    Is the bar made by Thule as well?
     
  9. Jul 25, 2011 at 2:02 PM
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    Yeah it all is. It's a really great rack I would recommend it greatly
     
  11. Jul 26, 2011 at 2:52 PM
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    You should not have a problem with the Rocky Clutch mounts and the factory roll up tonneau cover...as long as you have the bed rail system. If not you can always get the Yakima's and mount them to the bed with some bolts. It really isn't a big deal to drill into the bed to mount as long as it looks clean. I am running The Rocky Clutch mounts with the Truxedo Lo Pro QT and it doesn't even come close to touching the mounts when laying flat. There was no drilling involved with my setup.

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  12. Aug 30, 2011 at 2:25 PM
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    Hi, I have an '07 w 6' bed and bought a bike mount system from Rec-Rac ( 719-634-2876) that uses the rail system and lets you keep front wheel on. Love it.

    I am now looking for a tonneau ( roll-up) cover that will work with the rail system and
    not require me to remove it or my option to carry my bike. Don't know if the latter exists but check out rec-rak... leftyj
     
  13. Oct 31, 2011 at 7:52 PM
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    It's hard to see from the angle of the picture how mine actually mounts, but it works pretty much just like Bluesteel's. I'm not sure what cover he has, or if his mounts are just longer, but my mount doesn't extend far enough to get past my Access Vanish cover. It was an easy fix with a 1.5x1.5" piece of wood that I put between the mount and bed rail. Eventually I'll replace it with a nicer metal spacer but this is what I had in my basement already. Works perfect.

    The bike mount also doubles as a bumper when I move motorcycles. Even though my cover rolls up it's still in the way of a front wheel resting against the front of the bed. I would normally have to remove the cover, but instead if just push the front wheel up against the bike mount and strap it down.

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  14. Apr 11, 2015 at 2:58 PM
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    Im involved with the same problem, my won't will not extend past my tonneau cover. Could you post another picture so i can see how you made that work. I think i have the same exact cover.
    Thanks
     
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