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Ladder Rack for Carrying Bike Rack on 2018 Ram 3500 with Folding Tonneau Cover

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I am looking for a rack similar to adarc ladder rack. I would like to haul bikes on if and be able to keep my tri fold cover on. Do you have any options?

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The only ladder rack that I know of which is compatible with a folding tonneau cover and has the ability to work with a bike rack is the Thule TracRac SR which is part # TH43003XT-501 for a short bed (no RamBox) or part # TH43003XT-000 for a long bed on your 2018 Ram 3500.

The SR has the ability to slide along the rails when you need to make adjustments (like going from longer loads to something shorter like a bike rack) plus it uses T-Slots in the crossbars so that you can mount a bike rack that uses T-Bolts like the Thule UpRide # TH599000. The crossbars on this are too large for the clamp style mounts so your bike rack will need the T-Bolts for the install, but this is the case for pretty much any other ladder rack on the market.

It's also worth noting that your folding tonneau cover needs to mount inside the bed rails like the BAKFlip MX4 does, and you'll likely need to move the legs of the SR back and forth to completely open up the cover. Because of this I recommend loading up your truck bed first before loading up the ladder rack.

Attached is a review video for you to check out.

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