Great tailgate pad
Review by Jeff Posted on April 21, 2020If you own a Honda Ridgeline it’s a fantastic buy. Open the tailgate like a door and slip the thing on. Super easy to install. I drive about 45mins to the trail head at 75mph no wiggle no movement. Best value for being able to hull 5 bikes can’t beat it. Will have to see how well the Velcro hold...read mores up over the years. Oh for you Honda Ridgeline owners buy a medium I think Yakima website set me up on a large but the length I think would be too long, medium fits great.
Great Pad except for securing straps
Review by Luke Posted on March 8, 2020When I bought this pad the velcro issue had not been reported yet. My story is the same as all the others. Great pad but bike securing straps WILL FAIL. As the grip of the fake velcro fails I would use a different strap. After the second strap failed (won't stick) I decided to move on to a differe...read morent brand. I communicated back and forth with Yakima about a possible design change on their updated product. No luck, no change in the straps. It seems that Yakima doesn't want to pay the royalty cost for real velcro. Yakima, read the reviews. The strap issue IS a big deal. It's the weak link.
Gate keeper after a year
Review by Thomas Posted on September 25, 2019I love this idea for pickup truck. The only problem I have with the Gatekeeper is the Velcro is very weak. I would definitely would like better to secure my bikes.
Almost a Homerun
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.
Need more information
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.