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I now own two TWs an '06 and a '12. One fits nicely in the bed of the truck with the tailgate up, not the case with two. I have laid out a truck bed in masking tape on the garage floor and cannot seem to figure a way to fit them both. Because I tow a travel trailer leaving the gate down is not an option. I could remove the gate but I still have the issue of securing the bikes.



Anybody out there figured this one out yet? Love to hear suggestions.



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What I did for my quad as it wouldn't fit in the back of my dakota is build a cradle. I go up the ramps and have a stop bar in the front so the winch can't hit the back window and the rears drop down in front of the rear bar. There is an angle bar that goes in behind the bed in front of the bumper. I just slide it in and drop it, it can't slide out. To remove, just pick up and pull out.



I can see where this would work for the tw's too. Just two rails going forward crosstied to one another to keep them in place. Then tie them down. I may do this for myself as I have two tw's also.
 

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On my dakota quad cab I could load both but I had to leave the tailgate ajar...On my F-150 with the 6 1/2' box I can load both and close the gate......... OMM.
 

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I built a longer hitch so I can leave my tail gate down and still tow.


Oldgoat, depending on the weight of your trailer, receiver hitch extensions of various lengths are available, similar to this. I originally got an extension to clear my pickup tailgate as you mention. Then we bought a camper that overhangs the rear and we use the extension all the time. Depending on the length of an extension, you may need to make an electrical "pigtail" extension. I had too as I bought an 18" extension, though there are much shorter ones available.



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Depending on how handy you are, I have seen folks with a rack for the front wheels that straddles the bed. Lifting the front wheels enough such that

you can shut the tailgate. Hitch extension is probably your less hassle option.
 

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put first one in straght, turn front wheel at cab. load second one in backwards, turn front wheel at tail gate. Get creative with tiedowns and padding, they wont go anywhere.
 
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