Toyota Tacoma 1996-2015, 54" GateMate Tailgate Pad by Thule®. Protect your pickup truck's tailgate and your mountain bikes from damage with this rugged tailgate pad. It's made of heavy-duty vinyl with foam padding and comes with sturdy nylon straps to keep it securely attached to the tailgate. The Gate Mate is 54" wide and perfect for compact pickups.
Notes: Please verify vehicle cargo area will accept bicycle wheelbase prior to purchase.
- Ultra durable heavy-duty vinyl with foam padding protects both bike and truck tailgate
- 54" wide
- Integrated Knock-Blocks™ prevent bikes from sliding off edge of tailgate causing damage to vehicle and / or bike
- Handle Hood™ enables easy access to tailgate handle without removing pad
- Strap anchors provide secure tie-down points for bikes and other loads
- Sturdy nylon straps keep pad securely attached to tailgate
- Fits compact and full-size pickups
- Comes complete with everything required for installation, including instructions
- Backed by a limited lifetime warranty
A convenient way of carrying mountain bikes is draping them over the tailgate of a pickup truck, with the rear wheels and frame inside the bed and the front wheels hanging out the back. This is fine if you don't care about scratching up your truck…or your bikes, but if you're concerned about either you'll want to install some protection. Don't waste time with a tarp or an old blanket that's not up to the job and will blow all over, get a product that's designed for the purpose, the Thule Gate Mate Tailgate Pad.
The Gate Mate is constructed from heavy-duty vinyl with foam padding to provide the ultimate in protection for your truck and your bikes. It comes equipped with sturdy nylon straps, to ensure it will stay in place once installed. It also features integrated Knock Blocks at each end to prevent the bikes from sliding off the edge of the tailgate and causing damage, and a Handle Hood to allow access to the tailgate handle without removing the pad. The Gate Mate also has strap anchors that provide secure tie-down points for your bikes.
The Gate Mate Tailgate Pad is 54" wide and perfect for compact pickups. It comes with everything required for installation, including detailed instructions. The limited lifetime warranty applies to the original purchaser of the product, and warrants the product against manufacturer's defects in materials or workmanship.
Thule® designs and manufactures products for outdoor enthusiasts, athletes, and those that lead an active lifestyle. They specialize in developing and marketing cargo transportation solutions so these people can bring their gear with them wherever they go, whatever they drive. Thule was founded in Sweden in 1942, and built their first roof rack system in the 1960s. Today Thule leads the market with innovative products for transporting, bicycles, watercraft, snowsport equipment and other gear on the roof, with the trailer hitch, on the trunk or hatch, or in the pickup bed. Thule manufactures the strongest, most durable and longest lasting load carrying systems on the market, and backs their products with a lifetime warranty. Over 80% of Thule products sold in North America are made in USA, and Thule employs over 1,000 American workers.