4Runner Hatch Ladder | 4th & 5th Gen 2003+
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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
4.35/5 Stars out of 26 Reviews
Write a Product Review: 4Runner Hatch Ladder | 4th & 5th Gen 2003+
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!
Nate Cross (Oklahoma) | April 13th, 2020
I have been waiting for a ladder like this for some time. I love the look moreso than others on the market. I prefer to remain brand loyal and it matches great with their other pieces!
David Nielsen (Montana) | July 16th, 2021
Works great, extremely sturdy and rigid, fitment and design are excellent. Fits well with the full roof rack. Only gripe was the install - needed to install the bottom plate first in order to get it flush with the hatch so it could close. additionally, the recommended hatch lift supports on the Q&A section are incorrect. From that same company, you will want part #PM3489 for the correct additional weight lift support (for 244lbs)
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.
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
Bryant D (FL) | April 22nd, 2020
like others Have said the tape is under par for me after initial install the 1st step the latter moved side to side the top bracket Can be designed a little better to grip the hatch at an appropriate angle I also recommend dumping the provided tape and getting automotive double sided and he sieve strips. When you order your ladder order the heavy duty struts as well. Over all you can't be the pricing and the quality of the product I'm very happy with the and will enjoy it for some time
Note From Victory 4x4: We are evaluating the tape in the kit and will be upgrading it. Thanks for the honest review!
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