The Thule 823 Gate Mate provides padded protection to the tail gate of the truck for carrying mountain bikes. The 823 is designed to fit compact trucks. This option serves as an alternative to mounting the bikes in rack for those who are looking to get the bikes in the back as fast as possible and get on the road.
- Ultra durable heavy duty vinyl with foam padding protects both bike and truck tailgate.
- Integrated “Knock-Blocks” prevent bikes from sliding off edge of tailgate causing damage to vehicle and or bike.
- Handle Hood allows for convenient access to tailgate handle without pad removal.
- Strap anchors provide secure tie down points for bikes and other loads.
- Sturdy nylon straps to keep pad securely attached to tailgate.
- Available in two sizes: 823 - 54" for compact pick-ups and 824 - 62" for full-size pick-ups
- Product instructions: PDF download (external link)