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Tailgate Ladder....??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Crow Horse, Aug 10, 2020.

  1. Aug 10, 2020 at 5:33 PM
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    Crow Horse

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  2. Aug 10, 2020 at 5:37 PM
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    HighCountryTacoma

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    Its got 4 1/2 stars with over 2000 ratings so the quality must be there. Not sure in regards to it fitting with stiffeners looks like it'd be close but I'd imagine so.
     
  3. Aug 10, 2020 at 8:13 PM
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    I had that same ladder on my last truck (Ford F-250 4x4), and removed it when I sold it. I haven’t installed it on my Taco yet, as I’m leaning towards a shell with barn doors, but the ladder was worth every penny. A friend of mine saw it in use, and decided he needed to get one as well.
     
  5. Aug 10, 2020 at 9:11 PM
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    Stock for now.. maybe
    Well I hate to say it but Amazon makes a shit ton of money.. if it doesn't work or doesn't seem like it will send them back. Im sure you can figure it out in person before drilling into anything. To many variables especially with different bed stiffeners.
    I have the step accessory that is in the post above and use it alot but never tried it while tailgate was down because I have a topper/camper shell
     
  6. Aug 11, 2020 at 4:39 AM
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    Stuff that my wife thinks I don't need.
    I have this deal on my Tacoma. The installation is pretty easy. I don't know that I'd attach it to the plastic tailgate panel, though. Maybe nuts and bolts and some washers? The vast majority of the weight sits on the ladder feet. If you're attaching to one of the metal tailgate panels that are available I would recommend chucking the self-tappers the ladder includes. They suck. The ladder seems flimsy, but it works for what you need it for.

    Had the OEM step before this. It works, too. Sturdier in look, but feels a tad unstable when stepping on it. Only reason I removed it was because it wouldn't work with my aftermarket bumper.

    For either of them, be sure you have the corner of the bed handy to grab onto.
     
  8. Aug 11, 2020 at 1:58 PM
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    Jimmyh

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    I like the OEM Step idea but damn $240 dollars. Screw that. I'll throw a stepladder $25 - $50 bucks in the back of the truck and use that.
     
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  9. Aug 11, 2020 at 4:20 PM
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    Crow Horse

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    I've searched and the best price I was able to find was coming in around $200 with shipping. Still it's really pricey....
     
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  10. Aug 12, 2020 at 5:21 AM
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    Nice idea but too pricey for me.
     
  11. Aug 12, 2020 at 2:28 PM
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