I didn't find the exact answer to my question in a search so I'll ask a new one What do any of you do if you have to leave your tailgate down when transporting your bikes? My issue is. I have a 2012 f150 with a 6.5' box. No problem with just 1 bike even 2 I can close the gate. But sometimes I have 3 in it. And at that point I can't close the gate and the tires sit on the gap between the box and the gate. The issue being that the tailgate has the spring assist and bounces crazy when driving Is there any type of locking bar manufactured I can put on the ears the cable go on to lock it down? Running a ratchet strap from the handle over to something to hold it up isn't an option.