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    New question here. Chevy Avalanche Tailgate Pad?

    Has anyone tried a tailgate pad on a Chevy Avalanche? - carrying bikes hung over the tailgate? If so, how many will fit? I thought in order to do that you might have to remove the big plastic top on the tailgate.
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    I've used a standard Dakine full sized pad on mine and it worked fine. I had to put the straps on with the tail gate 1/2 way open/closed then close the gate and tighten it up due to the ends of the gate and the bed sides not fitting the pad well.
    If I was to buy a pad just for the Avalanche I would look at the shorter pad for a mid sized truck so the pad would clear the bed sides better. Removing the top cap on the tailgate is not necessary and would a major PITA.

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    I use an old Coleman sleeping bag for a pad on my Av tailgate, works great. No need to mess with the plastic cap. 5 bikes fit easily, you might be able to squeeze 6.

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    I got A Dakine tailgate pad for my Avalanche and I can't close my tailgate if I have all my top covers in. Any advice or hacks?

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    Iím stating the obvious here, but just leave the covers off. They need to be off when hauling bikes anyway, right?

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