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    Truck bed rack help

    I need ideas on a way to carry 3-4 bikes in a truck bed other than just throwing them in there on top of eachother that will still leave room for camping gear and biking gear. I do not have a towing hitch and I do not want to drill anything onto my truck. Most of the time, I will only be carrying one or two bikes but sometimes I carry up to 4. Oh, I have a 2005 Ford F150, regular cab with an under the rail bedliner. What do you suggest?
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    Do a search of this forum. This topic has come up more than one time.

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    Saris Hydraulic Rack

    I have a Saris rack that is either hydraulically or pneumatically operated. It can handle 4 bikes easily. I also have a new style F150 and this system has worked for me. Basically, you place the rack inside the bed in a side to side configuration and pump a crank. This allows the ends to expand and hold the rack tight against the side of the bed.

    With this system, you have to remove the front wheels.

    BTW - It is for sale. I have not had the time to list it on e-bay. Do a look-up on google and you should be able to see what it looks like.

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    Well Gdpolk first of all ,you need to drill holes on truck just to keep your bikes secured and stable ,now , I have a friand that got two bike racks at the home depot for $24 each and secured the two together to the truck , they look really good and he's able to carry 4 bikes without scratching each other , I have a tool box on my truck ,so i had to be more creative then my friend , butt now I am able to carry three bikes and all my gear under the bikes, heres a picture of my truck. post pictures of yours when you getter done
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    You should have the slots on the sidewalls of the bed that can be used to slide a 2X4 or 4X4 in. Buy a few fork mounts and mount them to the wood at a 45 degree angle or so. This way you can fit 4 bikes with no problem side by side in the bed without the bars getting in the way of each other, and remove the set up when not in use.

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