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    question about fork mounts and fork mount racks (trucks)

    if its a rack (like the bedrider) or a forkmount attached to a toolbox or bedrail, doesnt matter.

    i am under the impression that if i load the truck with say...ice chests or boxes or something flat and stable, that i can actually set my rear tires on those instead of the floor of the bed...will i run into any problems? i cannot see how putting it a little higher up would compromise stabilty, since im sure the rear tire can still be thrown out even if it is low. i do not have these mounts yet or else i would test this theory out myself
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    i know that with a thule bedrider, putting the rear tire up higher would be limited since it could be put up too close to the back window
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    it's not going to change the integrity of the bike rack itself...no.
    just as long as your bike stays stable in the bed.

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    okay thanks, now to go find a mount

    the tailgate cover method takes some room up when im camping so if i put the fork on the toolbox im hoping to have more room
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    A couple things....

    1. Bed length. I assume you have a 6.5 ft bed? I have an 8 ft bed so I mounted my Thule bed rider back about 1 ft.
    2. Mounting location. I didn't mount mine on the bed rail but rather down inside in spot that is cutout for 2x4s. I also semi-permanently mounted mine with a couple sheet metal screws. I like having it lower as the bikes don't stick up near as far.

    I will see about getting a couple pics.

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    id love the pics, i plan to mount them to the toolbox as far forward on the lid (so it clears the chain ring..but barely maybe 2 inches away from the corner),
    i know that if i mounted on the side under the lid, i would only be able to lift the rear tire a limited amount since it can only pivot so far before it hits the toolbox) so i will put them on the lid instead
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    oh and i have a ranger (6 foot bed) with slim line toolbox
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    Here is how I have mounted mine. Quite a bit different application than yours it would seem.








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    it is but my question has already been answered (but i still wanted pics haha) i think the bike would still fit if i had the bedrider but its alotta money for the rack when i could mount fork mounts alone
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