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    "Thick" tailgates and pads

    Any issues with using a tailgate pad on trucks with thicker tailgates? I generally have just used blankets because A. I'm cheap and B. I like removing it. But the new F150's for example have a really thick tailgate due to the pull out step contraption.

    I would think a blanket would be tricky (bike sliding around due to not dropping down far enough), but maybe a pad would work ok?

    Also will be looking at Tundras and Chevy/gmc.

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    I know the pad worked fine on my '11 F150. I just got a '15 F150, and the gate is thicker. I will probably put the pad on in the next few weeks and I can let you know how it works.
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    Thanks. I eyeballed the tailgate on my buddies 13' Tundra and it's a little thicker than normal and the pad is fine, but it's not nearly as think as the new Fords from the looks of it.

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    The RaceFace pad I just installed may work fine on the F150. It is pretty wide at the top and there is a bit of a gap at the top when installed on my Canyon. The Canyon has a fairly "thick" tailgate.

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    Unfortunately, we haven't had the snow year I hoped for this season, and temps are warming up fast, so the ski season may not hold out much longer.

    The upside is that I'll probably go for a ride on Saturday. I'll put the pad on my '15 F150 in the next couple days and let you know how it goes.
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    If you can test fit a pad before buying or at least see it on a same truck model that would help. I've found that I can't place the RaceFace pad the way it is designed to sit because it blocks my rearview camera. It still works but not quite like intended and the velcro straps are awkward to use.

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    Well, I broke down and bought the truck. Pad works fine although in the middle the bike rides noticibly higher than on my old truck. I had two bikes out towards the sides up seriously windy roads yesterday and they didn't move at all. Non issue as far as I'm concerned.

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    Sorry, Cobi, I didn't end up riding on Saturday after all -- the kids wanted to ski, so we skied.

    Nice looking truck! I'm on my second F150. I've really liked them so far.
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    Thanks, thats OK, I figured it would be fine, I told them if it didn't work I was bringing it right back!

    I really was really thinking I'd wait until this time next year. Suprisingly my wife encouraged the purchase. She must want something BIG!

    This is my second F150 as well. Upgrading from a 2003!

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    I have the same truck. Can you throw that pad on and off without strapping it down so It can quickly be taken off after each use?

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    I don't see why not, but on mine at least the straps would need to be dealt with.

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