4Runner Hatch Ladder | 4th & 5th Gen 2003+
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 4.25/5 Stars. (20 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
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.
4.25/5 Stars out of 20 Reviews
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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.
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.
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!
Eric (Asheboro NC) | July 19th, 2020
This is hands down the Best looking and best built ladder in my opinion!! It isn't a skimpy tube ladder and it has plenty of places to mount items. I love mine and wouldn't consider anyone else's ladder. Assembly was super easy and it is solid built!
Robert Weist (Florida) | May 12th, 2020
First customer service was amazing to get this out to me at my bug out house! Love the look of the ladder and functionality. Over the last few days of the cold in Michigan The tailgate did get heavy and not want to stay up. Got back to Florida and she stays up no problem at all. I also did change out the tape! Thanks for the great service!
Colin (OR) | April 19th, 2020
I wanted a ladder that looked more beefy and manly! Not round bars. This ladder follows the boxy look of my '15 Trail Edition without looking like an erector set (like another similar brand ladder). Only one little remark about the powder coating- it easily scratches off. My ladder came with 3 scratches already on it and even when smooth plastic of my recovery traxx slid across it, the powder coat came off (trying to figure out how to mount them). I'll have to apply touch-up paint and the guys here told me what to use. Love the ladder and the MOLLE I also got. Thanks Victory!
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