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    Thule insta gater mod

    Has any one modified the Thule 501 insta-gater to mount in the front of the bed? The system works fine but I dislike side loading anything into my truck. I was thinking of mounting the rack directly to the bed, but would like it removable. Second idea is mount two of them to a 5 foot 2X6 and pull that in and out of the bed. I am not sure if the 2X6 is enough to stay in the bed. I have seen others with fork mounts attached to 2X4's and that seems to hold up. Any advice from the all knowing MTBR family?

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    you can attach it to a board, that would be fine, with some clamps screwed to the wood that cover the round tubing (can't articulate the type of clamp this is).
    that would be easy. load it to the front of the truck or rear of the truck. doesn't matter.
    I am confident that would work.

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