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.
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.
4.25/5 Stars out of 20 Reviews
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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!
Bruce (AZ) | April 16th, 2020
Let me start with the good stuff because it far outways the bad. The look with my SS Offroad rack is exactly what I was going for. The powder coating was nice fully coated and smooth. The welds were flawless, and the directions were perfect. Now for the bad, while the engineering "hooked and taped" plate is a solid idea (just like the Gobi ladder) the 3M tape is definitely not the right tape. USE 3M AUTOMOTIVE DOUBLE SIDED TAPE (Black with red peel from auto store). I will have to uninstall my ladder today (the day after initial install) in order to place automotive 3M tape. W/O using quality tape the top plate will slide and pinch in the top when the trunk lid is opened. I will also apply 3M tape between all contact points to ensure full secured contact. Lastly, I would advice using some clear sealer for the drilled holes in the bottom of the trunk lid to protect from leakage. Hope this Helps! LOVE THE LADDER! HATE THE TAPE!
Justin Baggett (Portsmouth Virginia) | July 17th, 2021
I received mine a few months ago and after some use here is a unbiased review on it. Apon arrival I noticed that everything was packaged well, box undamaged and all hardware accounted for. Everything is great quality when it comes to the material. Once I got it together I was pleased with the rigidity of it, however fitment of steps is poor, when bolts are tightened, parts of the stairs bow out and look bad, makes things look uneven and not aligned, and that’s a major problem to me as I don’t like uneven/cheap looking pieces like this that cost so much. Wish I would have went with a westScott’s or a C4 setup. I will say the victory ladder looks great with my uptop overland roof rack though!
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.
Garrett (Asheville, NC) | July 12th, 2021
I absolutely love the design and look of this ladder. The issue is, I have had it installed for only 3 months and have had to reinstall it 3 times now. I have replaced the provided adhesive after extensive cleaning and still have issues with the top mounting bracket sliding forward, which makes contact with the paint and scrapes it off. Extremely frustrating to have to remount the ladder every month due to poor adhesive provided. From what I can tell, this is a very common problem and I would not recommend this to anyone else until a better adhesive is provided with the kit.
Note From Victory 4x4: Garrett, please contact our tech support team and we can help with this. Sorry about the issues!
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.
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