The Yakima Crash Pad Tailgate Pad allows you to load your bike hassle free on your truck's tailgate. The Yakima Crash Pad Tailgate Pad conforms easily to most tailgate shapes and provides superior fit. The heavy-duty padding protects your bike and truck and the built-in tailgate handle access allow easy operation of the trail gate without removing the pad. Available in two sizes to fir a wide range of tailgates.
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If you have a pickup, there is no easier way to carry a lot of bikes. I was able to carry 6 bikes in a full-size Ram, and still had about 1/3 of the 6-ft bed free. Used it with a single bike, then the 6. At 70 mph on the highway and winding bumpy mountain roads, the bikes never moved, and never touched each other. Loading 6 bikes them took less than 5 minutes. Although I didn't actually try it, it might even be possible to still use some types of hitch racks with this pad for even more capacity. Great price and service from ACK!
I have an extension style bike rack and the new tailgate pad. The tailgate pad is so much easier for loading and unloading bikes. The kids can do it themselves, they don't get to stand around while I do all of the work now.