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Way to Lock Thule Insta-Gater Truck Bike Rack to 2017 Ford F-150

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Dear e-trailer, I just purchased a 2017 F150, 56inch bed. Looking to carry a mountain bike that has both 29inch and 27.5inch wheel capability with up to a 2.8inch wide tire. The Instigator looks like a good option because: a I can remove it easily when my wife is towing the horse trailer. b Im considering a roll-back tonneau cover and it looks like this would work with it if the cover is rolled back. My question is regarding security: is there any way to prevent someone from detaching the whole rack by the ratchet straps and making off with both bike and rack? Thank you and best regards.

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For the Thule Insta-Gater Pro truck bike rack # TH93VR an accessory lock is integrated to allow locking the loaded bike to the rack but this does not secure the rack itself as you noted. To do this I recommend a cost-effective cable lock such as # e98891 that can be routed through the rack tubing and to your truck's tie downs.

You could also use one cable lock to secure the bike to the Insta-Gater, if you prefer not to use Thule's own lock core, and another to secure the rack to the truck's hitch.

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