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Ladder, and Door Tire Mount


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#1 Great White

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 01:35 PM

Has anybody installed a door ladder or a spare tire door mount, on their rigs? I have found a black ladder for about 200 and a tire mount for under 100. I wanted to see if there are any issues besides not being able too open the doors all the way. I am going to install an extra tank in the spare area. I will be building a rack for the roof to house solar and shoot from. Racks are a little pricey, so modifying the ladder racks will have to be my option. Any feedback would be appreciated. Will start posting pics soon.


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#2 wollip

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 03:32 PM

The ladder available from globalindustrial.com does not fit - it is too long and the top hangers do not align properly. I think it would fit a Sprinter just fine. The quality is okay but I couldn't modify it enough to be happy with it.
Most other rv type chrome ladders (available from a variety of sources) are made by Surco. I have one of these installed and it fits perfectly - no issues. Surco does make a black version. I was worried that the over the lip hangers would interfere with the weather seals but actually haven't had a problem through several downpours.
I think, if I had it to do over, I'd make my own with 80/20 components - but then I'd be looking at drilling more holes in the door.
I did make my roof rack out of 80/20 (inspired by Lee Blake / YouTube / Lee's Van Tour ). It cost about $800 total but I already had the taps, bits, guides, ball-head wrenches, etc. I really like the results and it creates no discernible roof noise.
I'll post a pic once the weather clears.
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#3 Great White

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 03:43 PM

The ladder available from globalindustrial.com does not fit - it is too long and the top hangers do not align properly. I think it would fit a Sprinter just fine. The quality is okay but I couldn't modify it enough to be happy with it.
Most other rv type chrome ladders (available from a variety of sources) are made by Surco. I have one of these installed and it fits perfectly - no issues. Surco does make a black version. I was worried that the over the lip hangers would interfere with the weather seals but actually haven't had a problem through several downpours.
I think, if I had it to do over, I'd make my own with 80/20 components - but then I'd be looking at drilling more holes in the door.
I did make my roof rack out of 80/20 (inspired by Lee Blake / YouTube / Lee's Van Tour ). It cost about $800 total but I already had the taps, bits, guides, ball-head wrenches, etc. I really like the results and it creates no discernible roof noise.
I'll post a pic once the weather clears.

Thanks for the info. The Sprinter thing seems to be common whit racks and ladders. I did find one from Vantech that is supposed to be built for the NV. It comes in black and looks to need holes drilled. I will check out the you tube video. I can't afford to shell out 1,000- 2,000 on a rack so home made will do. The vantech ladder racks will bolt in factory locations and have 3 cross bars and hardware for about 300. I can connect and fill with expanded metal or slats. Time to warm up my welder. Thanks again


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#4 caryhecker

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 02:03 AM

check out my pics and info on the ladder and rack...all aluminum and looks bad ass! 



#5 cgeggatt3

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 07:13 PM

Looking to install Ladder and Tire mount. Where did you guys purchase them and where are the install videos? Thanks!






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