4Runner Hatch Ladder | 4th & 5th Gen 2003+
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 4.44/5 Stars. (16 Reviews)
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Q D • 03/25/2020, 7:14:54 PM What is the lead time?
A 04/06/2020, 1:46:00 PM Our standard lead time are 10-15 business days. Please contact us directly for current lead times.
Q D • 03/25/2020, 7:16:14 PM What is the lead time? Does it hold the 4.5 gallon fuelpax?
A 04/06/2020, 1:46:00 PM They were designed to handle the 2 gallon Rotopax.
Q Andrew Ott • 03/27/2020, 1:39:07 AM How far does this extend from the rear gate? I have a single tire swing out and want to make sure the tire will clear the ladder.
A 04/06/2020, 1:46:00 PM It extends a maximum of about ~10" off the gate.
Q Colt • 03/27/2020, 11:31:38 PM will this work with both swing outs installed?
A 04/06/2020, 1:46:00 PM No, but we do offer a bolt on ladder for our left swing out. Part number VTC-LDR-PC (https://www.victory4x4.com/product/VTC-LDR-PC.html)
Q Marcos Hernandez • 03/28/2020, 6:12:39 AM Is there a jerry can attachment available for this? Single? or Dual?
A 04/06/2020, 1:46:00 PM It is designed for a single Rotopax mount and 2 Gallon Rotopax can.
Q Hiroshi Thomas • 03/28/2020, 1:14:49 PM How much weight can the ladder support?
A 04/06/2020, 3:16:26 PM We have tested it at 250 static weight. We don't recommend much more than 40 lbs or so dynamic.
Q KYLE • 05/12/2020, 2:00:33 PM Heads up, the links to the stronger shocks, I don't believe are for a 4runner, When I find shocks on their website it gives a different product -> https://www.liftsupportsdepot.com/lift-support-with-pm3891-w/ . It appears both of your links may be pointing to the wrong place
A 05/15/2020, 1:52:09 PM We are suggesting struts from a non 4Runner fitment.
Q Brad • 05/28/2020, 2:50:12 AM What mounts do I need to add the rotopax to my ladder?
A 06/01/2020, 10:08:59 AM You would just need a RotoPax PAX Mount.
Q Rob • 05/28/2020, 12:35:11 PM Does it work with the Ecotechne Roof Rack?
A 06/01/2020, 10:08:59 AM We have not tested it with that rack, but this ladder is designed to not take up much more clearance than the factory hatch sheet metal.
Q Kevin • 06/08/2020, 7:55:12 PM what is the weight capacity? I am 320lb will it hold me climbing up half way to load gear on the roof rack? thanks
A 06/10/2020, 4:43:34 PM We've had 375ish up there to see how it flexes and it seems to be just fine. We don't have any long term testing on this, nor do we know how this will affect the hatch. The capacity of this rack would be at your own discretion.
Q Jason • 07/31/2020, 7:06:51 PM 2007 4Runner with NO Spoiler on the hatch. Is the top mount different for a 4runner with no spoiler than the one shown in the install video?
A 08/05/2020, 11:01:24 AM The ladder includes both style mounts.
Q Ramzi • 11/17/2020, 6:11:02 PM What is the max dynamic weight this can hold? Can a bike fork mount be added?
A 11/23/2020, 11:48:44 AM We would not recommend hanging a bike off from it just because of the leverage.
Q Ron • 01/10/2021, 0:38:13 AM The photos have the ladder going both over and under the spoiler. Is there an option for both? I have a spoiler and would like the ladder to go over it.
A 01/14/2021, 11:34:38 AM The 4th Gen ladder mount goes under the spoiler, the 5th Gen goes over the spoiler.
Q Jt • 01/30/2021, 3:44:28 AM Could you mount a spare tire to this ladder?
A 02/02/2021, 12:30:16 PM No
Q Yoana • 04/07/2021, 10:39:06 PM Hi! I just got a UPTOP bravo roof rack installed 5th gen 4runner. Would this be compatible with it? Or does it not interfere with the rack at all when installing? -Thanks in advance!
A 04/12/2021, 1:13:17 PM Based on the assumption that the ladder in the uptop overland product photos clears, it looks like ours will clear as well.
Q Phillip Napoletan • 04/22/2021, 6:42:22 PM Does the 5th generation back hatch ladder have a foam padding or foam adhesive recommended at installation for a more snug fit to absorb assorted vibration? Thank you.
A 04/28/2021, 6:16:52 PM The top mount includes 3m adhesive tape.
Q Richard • 05/27/2021, 10:20:51 PM Hi! Will this ladder work with a Prinsu roof rack?
A 06/04/2021, 10:30:55 AM Yes
4.44/5 Stars out of 16 Reviews
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Kyle S (Santa Cruz) | May 15th, 2021
Solid ladder, easy install. Make sure you get the upgraded struts. Very happy with it!
Paul (California) | May 11th, 2021
Overall impressed with the quality. The ladder itself has a pretty killer looking design. However, the top plate moves forward and contacts the body. I reinstalled it with fresh 3m tape and got some touch up paint applied but it began to do the same thing shortly after. Regardless I am still very happy with the purchase.
Note From Victory 4x4: Paul, please reach out to our team and we can help troubleshoot. The 3M VHB should be holding it, is it slipping on the paint or on the rack itself? You my have some wax residue on the paint that is limiting the bond.
Terry (Colorado) | April 27th, 2021
I would have given this a 4.5 star rating if that was possible for the simple reason that the top clasps and bottom clasps on the hatch did not completely line up on the 2020 4Runner hatch. At the top of the hatch the ladder kept moving forward and indented the main body. Not a bit deal as it was easy to touch up in that closed space but a nuisance nonetheless. In order to keep the top of the ladder from continuing to slide forward (even with the body tape provided) I had to send a bolt through the top plate of the ladder through the top of the hatch. After securing it in that manner, things have been fine and it is rock solid. I really like the flat steps and the solid feel of the ladder. No problems so far after climbing up about 100 times to strap things onto the roof rack. Installation was easy following the directions. Highly recommended and I would certainly buy another.
Torres (NM) | March 21st, 2021
This ladder was put together extremely well. While I was assembling it and installing it I found that the pieces were very very snug. This did make it a little more difficult when bolting everything together but in the end I would definitely recommend this ladder to anyone who wants a nice beefy upgrade to their 4Runner. I will say the one negative is that the install video and instructions seem to be geared toward 4th generation 4runners so if you’re driving a 5th gen you’ll have to do some common sense alterations to the steps. All the parts were there, no extra pieces and it honestly was not that hard to install.
Jake H (Sacramento, CA) | March 10th, 2021
Over all, I love the look of the ladder however the fit is terrible. I have the top plate as snug as possible but yet it has completely scraped the paint off the inside of my hatch area from opening and closing. I have taken it off 2 times and rebuilt it once and it still rubs heavily. This is on a 10k mile 4Runner so overall I wouldn’t recommend as I have met 2 others that have the same problem.
Alain Messier (Poway, CA) | March 6th, 2021
All options given, I would return it for refund but with 25% restocking fee and shipping charges both way deducted, just doesn't worth it... Moreover, it is installed. One purchase that I regret. The powder coating is super easy to scratch and it is steel so, it will rust. Once tighten, the flat edges round up. I bought this ladder because the ones from the competition may not have worked with my Victory roof rack. It looked "okay" on the website photos, but lot worse in real. Looks like it does not belong on my truck. Too many parts and screws to start with. The recommended heavy duty hatch lift can barely hold the rear hatch once open so, forget about adding anything to it. Climbing on the roof? Well, the rear spoiler is in the way. Otherwise, it fits weird, but it fits. 2 stars because no parts were missing in the box.
Note From Victory 4x4: Alain, the powder coat should not be easily scratching. Please contact our customer service team and we can get it handled for you.
Jack | January 17th, 2021
Well built, very sturdy, easy install. Only complaint would be that the install video needs to be updated (couple of thr parts are different than video) and include 5th gen 4runner. You will need to buy new struts to hold your hatch up as the added weight prevents the hatch from staying up. Just something to keep in mind, not a big deal. Overall, great product and def would recommend over competitors.
Monica Medina (Tucson) | August 31st, 2020
This ladder is well made, installs easily and is a fab addition to my 4Runner. My only complaint....getting it out of the box with the injected styrofoam took longer than the install. No joke. It shipped well but sucked getting it out of the box. You should have seen the mess. Lol You won’t be disappointed with the ladder, once out of the box
Joey | August 23rd, 2020
After finally receiving my order 3 weeks past the extended lead time as shown on the website. The top of the ladder was sticking outside of the box on arrival and the powdercoat was damaged. I didn't receive all of the parts I needed for install. It does look well built, just don't expect it to arrive anywhere in the timeline provided, or possibly with all the parts included. Overall... dissapointed.
Beau Brummel (West Michigan) | August 5th, 2020
High quality in every aspect. Great design, with real functionality. Very pleased with everything, customer service, lead times and communication and easy install!
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