Originally Posted by dsatwork
I have considered that too, but I the tonneau covers that incorporate a rack system are 2 or 3 times as much. I had a Fold-A-Cover on my Silverado 1500
and loved it so I went with the same thing on my Ram 2500 and trying to figure out how to incorporate a rack system. So far I only found one pic of someone that has done this on this type of cover but it was for a rack mounted tent system so not apples and apples.
I have the tri-fold hard tonneau from Toyota and the edges do not cover more than 1/3 of the bed rails. This allows access to install tracks on the truck bed rails and the Thule feet and associated bars to mount my fat bike carriers. The only downside is it takes a bit of time to move the rear bar forward so the tonneau can be opened.
I havenít installed this yet as Iím considering one of those metal rolling /retracting tonneauís. Then I would have good access to the bed in all circumstances.
Not particularly fond of bikes out of site at the back of the Airstream. Just personal preference. I had a front receiver on the previous truck and wasnít overly fond of my bikes there either. Always took the seats off due to mosquitoes/ bug mess.
Sorry but this rant is probably not much help to the OP