Truck Bed Rack - 2 Ebikes with Fenders

Midway

New Member
Region
Canada
City
Moncton, New Brunswick
I’m looking to transport two ebikes with fenders in back of truck bed. (2022 Vado 5 XL and 2022 Velec R48).

Interested in either new or diy. Leaning towards new as I’m not sure i could build something safe and secure enough.

Any suggestions from the tried and true?

Thanks

Craig
 

AlanDB

Well-Known Member
Region
USA
City
Iowa
I carry an etrike and two ebikes in my Ford Ranger truck bed using a two piece rack I made with 1x4's and 1x2's. It is a tight fit, but with a couple of cinch straps to keep them from bouncing around, they ride very secure. This thread contains a few pictures taken at the time I was working on it. Since these pictures were taken, I have also added a couple of trough ramps than hang off the tailgate to assist in loading. The whole system works beautifully.
 

WIVado

Active Member
Region
USA
City
Southwest Wisconsin
Would something like this interest you, Midway?

2x10 is placed in bed of pickup, either at front or rear, depending on which way you want to place the bikes.

Front tire must be removed, then you place the fork in the RockyMounts adapter and secure with your through axle.

I believe your Velec has a quick-release axle, which would require a different adapter than what I have shown here.
 

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Midway

New Member
Region
Canada
City
Moncton, New Brunswick
I did contemplate removing wheels and using fork rack hardware. This way i would be able to raise tailgate. To be honest, not sure how keen i would be in transporting the ebikes as much having to go thru this process but its definitely within my price range!

I’ve been looking at ebike carrier racks for their simplicity but the prices are something else.
 

WIVado

Active Member
Region
USA
City
Southwest Wisconsin
It can get expensive quick! I have seen a couple models designed for truck beds that allow you to keep both wheels on, but $$$$$
Although something like what Roamers posted could be made to work with out a huge outlay of cash.
Let us know what you come up with.