|Item Weight||9.4 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||48 x 2.5 x 14.2 inches|
|Item model number||5-100|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Manufacturer Part Number||5-100|
|Cover Included||Tailgate Ladder|
|Vehicle Service Type||Truck|
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- Pick-up truck tailgate ladder with a total weight capacity of 300 lbs
- Easy to install and capable of being deployed in seconds
- Significantly reduces the strain on you as you get in and out of the bed of your truck
- Secures neatly against the tailgate and stays out of the way of your cargo
- This part will not work with Dodge Rab Box, Chevrolet Avalanche or Cadillac Escalade Trucks. We do not support installation on these vehicles
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Traxion Tailgate Ladder is easy to install on pretty much any truck. This part will not work with Dodge RamBox, Chevrolet Avalanche and Cadilac Escalade Trucks. We do not support installation on the vehicles. It provides a nearly universal fit, deploys in a couple of seconds and greatly reduces the strain of getting into the back of a truck. When not in use the tailgate ladder folds and secures neatly against the tailgate out of the way of valuable cargo space. Heavy-duty construction ensures durability. From automotive tools that make the mechanic more safe and productive to truck accessories that improve accessibility, Traxion engineered products will continue to support the needs of their customers. Note-only half of the holes in the mounting plate will be used. Based on model of truck or tailgate the screw hole locations will vary. Optimum screw locations are the front and back sides of mounting plate instead of the interior holes. Drill six holes in optimal locations using 0.14 inch drill
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Tailgate Ladder, easy to install, deploys in seconds and folds neatly to tailgate
Tailgate Ladder 5-100
- Product Dimensions: 48 x 14.25 x 2.5
- Weight: 15 lbs
- Capacity: 250 lbs
TraXion 5-100 Tailgate Ladder
Introducing The Tailgate Ladder. This step ladder is easy to install on pretty much any truck. It provides nearly a universal fit, deploys in a couple seconds and greatly reduces the strain of getting into the back of a truck. When not in use the Tailgate Ladder folds and secures neatly against the tailgate - out of the way of valuable cargo. It is also easily removed using two clip pins. Can be mounted on the left or right side of the tailgate on pretty much any truck with heights 28" to 45".
- Quick and easy to deploy
- Ground supported for greater strength and stability
- Can be mounted on either side of the tailgate
- Can be used even with trailer attached to the truck
- Quick release pins allow user to easily remove from the tailgate
- Secures neatly against the tailgate
Tailgate Ladder Parts List
A. (qty 1) Mounting Plate with Rocker Arms and NEW rubber bumpers
B. (qty 1) Offset Tube
C. (qty 1) Straight Tube
D. (qty 1) Climbing Section
E. (qty 1) Tie Down Strap with Male Clasp
F. (qty 1) Tie Down Strap with Female Clasp
G. (qty 2) 6mm Fender Washers
H. (qty 9) 3.5mm x 20mm Sheet Metal Screws
I. (qty 9) 3.5mm x 45mm Sheet Metal Screws
J. (qty 4) 4mm x 35mm Hex-head Bolts
K. (qty 4) 4mm Lock Nut
L. (qty 2) Lock Pin
Tailgate Ladder Assembly Instructions
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I don't see how it could be done drilling through a liner - my Dodge RAM 3500 has a sprayed-on bed liner so it was possible to properly position the mounting plate for flat support AND clearance underneath the tonneau cover. I still had to move it at least 3 times, covering up the mis-drilled holes with black RTV.
And what is not clear in the instructions is that to properly "use" the ladder, you have to have "peak" the Rocker Arms - which is NOT safe at all until the bolts are changed!. When you "peak" the hinge bars, they then clear the tailgate support cable.
A. Instructions say to "Uuse a #5 (9/64") drill bit". WRONG! The #5 drill bit (with .2055" diameter) would work fine, but NOT the 9/64" drill (which only has .1406" diameter). The smaller drill "might" work with a single layer of sheet metal and the short screws, but NOT the longer screws!
B. The list of tools state using a 1/2" or 13mm wrench. WRONG! The supplied bolts are 6mm Metric allen-head cap screws and nuts. These require a 10mm wrench and hex wrench.
CRITICAL FLAW. The holes in the Rocker Arms and Climbing Section appear to be sized per original spec - which I'm guessing was for a 5/16" bolt (thus the 1/2" wrench). The holes in the risers on the Mounting Plate and the Straight Tube and the Offset tube are sized for a 6mm bolt. So what you get is an EXTREMELY wobbly assembly if you use the provided fasteners.
THE FIX. I drilled everything out to 5/16" diameter. Where bolts went, I used 5/16-18 x 1-1/2" Grade 5 bolts and Nylok non-loosening nuts (4 bolts, 4 nuts). I also used 5/16" SAE Flat Washers (4) to take up slack at the hinge points. I snugged the pivot bolts together enough to allow movement, but not free play. The two bolts connecting the climbing section were made tight.
For the removable pins, I used 5/16" diameter x 2" Overall Length Steel Locking Pins (2) instead of the much, much smaller 6mm ones from the Chinese kit.
Once these changes were made, the ladder pivoted very easily into position, was very stable going up or down, and was very secure once strapped to the tailgate.
The ladder design claims to be patented, I bet if you check the patent it calls for 5/16" bolts. Good luck!
26-Sep-2017. Now that I've used the ladder for a while, I upgraded my rating from 3 stars to 5 stars. The last 2 stars I credit me with though. The ladder REALLY has made a difference in accessibility to the truck bed, especially since I've had both knees replaced.
quick and effortless to deploy. I could do it with a pinky
worked rather well even on unlevel ground
easy to install
Bottom edge of ladder is a thin bar which quickly carved into the soft ground/lawn. Best to keep off lawn
May rub against your bumper scuffing it up. I don't care but you might.
Bedliner pointers - Installation is more involved if you have a plastic bedliner section screwed to the tailgate. I was still able to do a good job of installing. I first set the plate on top to mark and drill the holes in the valley of the plastic ridges. Then I cut a rectangle out of the liner with a razor just big enough to slip the mounting bracket into/under the plastic liner so that only the edge with the mounting nubs are exposed. This looked and worked much better than trying to mount it over the top of it's deep plastic ridges.
I bought this primarily for my mom (she likes it) so she can access the back of my dad's truck, but I like it well enough that I may buy one for myself now.
Top reviews from other countries
It had been opened but at this stage i do not know if any parts are missing.
This will show when I fit it in two of three weeks.
After fitting it was all o.k.
Reviewed in Canada on January 27, 2019