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Review by Dan Posted on February 19, 2019I purchased this as a lower cost option to transport several bikes in my truck. The issue I ran into was that I have a 2015 Ram 1500 and the top of the tailgate has a lip that is also curved. These covers would work best on a flat tailgate. The lip and curve of the tailgate would not allow the Gatek...read moreeeper to fit flat at all. Due to this I am returning this item to purchase a hitch style bike rack. Other than that, the Gatekeeper seemed well built and would do a good job at carrying bikes.
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Review by Kent Posted on June 5, 2018I like the idea of being able to throw the bikes over the tailgate, strap them down, and go, however, there are no instructions that come with the Gatekeeper. It's a lot of trial and error to determine if you have the bike pads in the correct spot for best support. Even then, I'm finding that the bi...read morekes will flop over towards the inside of the bed. I'm having to use bungie cords to pull the bikes to the outside. Not the best option with carbon fiber road bikes.
Initial install was also some trial and error. It's not the easiest thing to feed the straps up through the bottom of an open tailgate. I'm still not sure if I have the pad fully secured. It would be great if there were an easy way to run a lock and chain through the pad and bikes too.