4Runner Hatch Ladder | 4th & 5th Gen 2003+
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 4.35/5 Stars. (26 Reviews)
- Coated with a 2 stage satin textured black powdercoat over durable zinc primer finish.
- CNC cut and formed from .074 steel.
- Multiple mounting locations for gear on the face of each step/up the sides of the ladder!
- Requires drilling two holes (one for 4th Gen) in underside of the hatch (greatly improves strength).
- Mounts included for models with our without rear spoiler.
- Works with or without Victory 4x4 rear bumper!
- Mounts to driver side.
- Hand built in the USA!
- Free Shipping!
- Rear ladder designed to allow easy access to your roof rack and store Rotopax, shovels, etc.
5th Gen recommended hatch struts to support the added weight:
4th Gen recommended hatch struts to support the added weight:
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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
Q Lazaro • 07/26/2021, 10:16:27 PM The link for the stronger struts, does not fit the 4runner? Or it does?
A 08/12/2021, 3:19:21 PM They fit the 4runner.
Q Gabriel Borst • 08/21/2021, 10:31:27 AM What is the width?
A 09/02/2021, 3:39:52 PM Around 11"
Q Candice Watson • 09/01/2021, 5:23:12 PM Will this work with the LFD 7/8 roof rack?
A 09/02/2021, 3:54:08 PM We have not tested with that rack.
Q Andrew • 10/17/2021, 2:40:34 PM Does this ladder clear the factory TRD Pro Rood Rack?
A 10/18/2021, 12:03:44 PM Yes it does.
Q Tara • 10/19/2021, 1:37:41 PM Does this require a roof rack to install?
A 10/26/2021, 4:24:42 PM It does not. It can be installed with or without a roof rack.
Q Patrick • 11/04/2021, 6:24:57 PM What is the lead time as of November 4th 2021
A 11/05/2021, 10:15:58 AM Current ladder lead times are 10-20 business days.
Q Dennis • 12/26/2021, 8:10:53 AM Would this ladder fit a 2020 GX460?
A 12/27/2021, 9:00:13 AM It will not, but we may have a GX460 ladder in the near future.
Q Francisco • 12/27/2021, 3:47:33 AM Fits for 4runner trd off road 2022?
A 12/27/2021, 8:57:53 AM Yes, it does.
Q Amrit • 12/30/2021, 1:51:37 PM Is it possible to purchase replacement mounting brackets, upper and lower for 4th gen?
A 01/03/2022, 12:31:02 PM Contact tech support and they can help you out! [email protected] 269-459-8447
Q Andrew • 02/15/2022, 6:51:18 PM Will this fit my 06 GX470?
A 02/16/2022, 9:14:24 AM It will not.
Q Beau Davis • 04/06/2022, 7:58:30 PM My 4R is ceramic coated, will that cause an issue with adhesion of the top plate on the ladder? This mystery is the only thing holding me back from placing an order.....
A 04/26/2022, 1:29:33 PM You will need to clean the spoiler area and remove the coating for the adhesive to adhere well.
Q Luke • 05/10/2022, 9:17:25 PM Any chance that y'all will make a ladder for the 3rd Gen 4runner? Or some sort of adapter kit for this product so that it will fit 3rd Gen? I have y'all's roof rack and it would feel illegal to have a Gobi ladder attached to it.
A 05/16/2022, 10:04:23 AM It's a possibility, but we don't have concrete plans for a 3rd Gen ladder as of now.
Q Ryan Diedrich • 06/02/2022, 4:50:43 PM Can you confirm where the ~10" horizontal projection from the rear lift gate is taken from for this ladder, please? Trying to confirm fitment with the Rigd Ultraswing.
A 06/09/2022, 3:18:46 PM Please contact our customer service team and we can help with this dimension: https://www.victory4x4.com/CTUS.html
Q Yuan Min Chuang • 08/21/2022, 11:45:48 PM I have an oem trd pro rack. Can I use this ladder?
A 08/22/2022, 6:11:46 PM Yes, you can.
Q Joseph • 09/17/2022, 7:48:30 PM Does this ladder come with black assembly and mounting hardware?
A 09/27/2022, 10:46:40 AM Yes, it does
Q Paul • 10/03/2022, 6:51:10 AM Will there be a hatch ladder made for the 3rd gen 4runner?
A 10/03/2022, 12:10:09 PM We do not have plans for one at this time.
Q Tom • 10/14/2022, 11:13:38 PM Will this work with a RCI rack?
A 10/18/2022, 2:54:59 PM We haven't tested that specifically but looking at photos, the back of their rack stops in a similar location to ours, so it should be fine.
Q Rowan • 11/02/2022, 10:52:04 PM Is there any reason this absolutely HAS to be mounted on the driver's side? Would it fit on the passanger side?
A 11/03/2022, 12:16:41 PM It is only designed to fit the driver's side.
Q Brady Barrett • 12/08/2022, 11:46:18 PM Will this ladder work with the Rhino Rack Pioneer Rack with Backbone system? The hatch would not open completely with the Gobi ladder installed.
A 12/13/2022, 3:19:41 PM We have not tested that rack specifically.
Q Daniel Rodriguez • 12/27/2022, 0:08:04 AM Whats ladder weight? Can hold high jacks?
A 01/03/2023, 2:29:09 PM The ladder weighs 19 lbs. We recommend a max of 40lbs of dynamic weight evenly distributed.
4.35/5 Stars out of 26 Reviews
Write a Product Review: 4Runner Hatch Ladder | 4th & 5th Gen 2003+
Jaime (New Mexico) | June 28th, 2022
Bought this for my wife. She is loving it. Shipped quick and easy installation. Just awesome product sturdy and well built. Will continue to build with victory.
Matthew Painter (Nebraska) | April 21st, 2022
Packaged well. Arrived quickly. Took a bit to assemble everything. Take your time and read the instructions and check fit of parts before tightening down. Install went quick. Very sturdy- I weigh 190 lbs and no issues at all. Love the look. It doesn't impair my camera or rear-view mirror near as much as I had thought it would. I have used it many times since to load and unload the roof rack (RCI full length- no compatibility issues at all). Had a number of people ask about it (normally when getting gas) and I fully recommend.
Tamara (Wilmington, NC) | April 3rd, 2022
Finally added the ladder to my mods a year after installing my Victory full rack. I had my ladder sent to my dad’s house in Colorado for when I road-tripped out there and it was packaged very well! The only thing I’d recommend for the ladder specifically would be to assemble the rack before it’s shipped out. There’s a lot of hand gymnastics you have to do to piece together everything. Not to mention, getting the holes to line up because everything was a tight fit. However once our together (which was the longest part of the install) it was smooth sailing. It’s very sturdy and looks incredible on my 4Runner. Also upgraded my struts and the hatch opens and closes with ease. Love Victory products and will continue to use them exclusively!!!!
David Roth (Tampa Florida) | January 1st, 2022
Ladder is of great quality and looks fantastic on my 4Runnee. I have modded my vehicle only with Victory products. Top notch quality!!!
Advtres (South Bay) | December 9th, 2021
First off this thing was packaged well. There was no way it was going to be damaged in transit. Installation was a bit fiddly for one person and it all went together well. I have a 2021 4Runner and installing the screws in the bottom plate took a few hand gymnastics to get it done, if you have bit mitts this might be something for someone with smaller hands. Be sure you order heavy duty struts as the hatch will not support on stock ones. We will see how this holds up on the trail and with use! - Thank you Victory Team!
Dewey Phothirath (Ohio) | August 10th, 2021
Arrived a little later then expected but it was worth the wait . Apon arrival I noticed that everything was packaged well, box undamaged and all hardware accounted for. Material was great and the ladder looks great with my Overland full bravo rack. I modified the 3m tape and got some clear protected adhesive after reading some of the issues here. So far 3 months and I haven't had a problem.
Kyle S (Santa Cruz) | May 15th, 2021
Solid ladder, easy install. Make sure you get the upgraded struts. Very happy with it!
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.
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