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Simple/affordable bicycle solution for long bed (6') Tacomas?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Lightsped, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. Jun 3, 2016 at 7:29 PM
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    Lightsped

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    I have a regular cab which has the long bed (6'). I have a small toolbox in the front of the bed. Without removing this toolbox, is there any way I could transport two bicycles upright? Looking for an affordable bike mount.

    Thanks
     
  2. Jun 3, 2016 at 8:11 PM
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    A tailgate pad would probably be the cheapest/easiest way to transport upright
     
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    Mount these to the lid of your box.

    Edit:

    Deleted the link, just realized it had my wife's account info, hope none of you sumbitches bought shit on my dime.

    See post 10 for what I was talking bout.
     
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    If you have a toolbox, just bolt a fork mount to it and be done with it. I did it for YEARS.
     
  6. Jun 3, 2016 at 9:15 PM
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    Thanks for replies. Really looking for something inside the bed. Even a pvc style thingy would be fine. Prefer not to have to drill into my toolbox.
     
  8. Jun 4, 2016 at 3:25 PM
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    This is what I did before my hitch rack:

    Tailgate bike mat/pad
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Jun 4, 2016 at 3:38 PM
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    Just bought a tailgate mat after seeing that picture. That didn't even cross my mind to do. For my bike I was running one strap to the back tail hooks and one to the front hooks. Granted I've only done it a couple of times and wasn't driving at high speeds but it seems to work fine.
     
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    Like the others mentioned, the Sunlight Bike fork works great. I rigged this up on my rail and so far no issues.
     
  11. Jun 4, 2016 at 10:15 PM
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    Regarding the tailgate mat, what keeps the bikes upright? Looks like they would fall over as soon as a turn is taken.
     
  12. Jun 4, 2016 at 10:25 PM
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    [​IMG]
     
  13. Jun 5, 2016 at 10:35 AM
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    Ah cool. I see. How does the matt attach to the tailgate? Is the matt strapped down somehow or just sit on the edge of the tailgate? Where can these be purchased? Thanks
     
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    Hashc93

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    A tailgate pad is around 100$ and works great beats paying more than that for a mount
     
  15. Jun 5, 2016 at 1:08 PM
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    Autoanything has a 20% off thing going on, could probably get it for under $100.
    http://m.autoanything.com/shop/Tailgate-pad

    Amazon.com is another place to get it. Just search for "tailgate pad"

    Top brands are Dakine, Thule, Yakima

    Depending on which one you buy there are straps that wrap around the tailgate.
     
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