Roof Rack Ladder for Landcruiser 100 Series

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 22:55
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I need a roof rack side ladder for my 100 series, can someone give me a heads up where to get one. I'm in Melbourne. Cheers Paul
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Reply By: Member - John F (VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 23:15

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 23:15
Why not look at a Telescope step ladder. Use one on our Simpson Trek 3 years ago.
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 05:34

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 05:34
As the years pas so it seems that we could also do with one.

"Telescope ladder"? Any link or photo would help. All google shows are submarines etc etc.

Phil
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Follow Up By: Member - John F (VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 06:24

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 06:24
Available on E bay at a very reasonable price compared to the caravan show. I have now had mine for 5 years.
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Follow Up By: Malcom M - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 07:23

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 07:23
'Telescopic'

They collapse down into a small flat package. Very good but need level ground as per any other standard ladder.
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 08:15

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 08:15
I'm a twit. I used telescope.

Thanks Malcom

I think I will stick to using the spare and the tailgate.

Cheers

Phil
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Follow Up By: Member - John F (VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 08:47

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 08:47
Sounds like you're a bit younger than me
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Follow Up By: Malcom M - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 08:53

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 08:53
In my case, I'm 6ft 4" so can stand on the rear wheel and access everything :)

Tailgate works well but Toyota check straps are known to rust through so needs to be checked now and then.
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 08:54

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 08:54
I don't know about that John. How does 1945 sound?
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Reply By: Malcom M - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 07:21

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 07:21
Someone was selling two of them last week on Gumtree or Ebay.
Have you tried there?


Actually lots on Ebay at the moment. Just depends on what truck you drive.
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Reply By: Gramps - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 12:55

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 12:55
If it's just to reach stuff, try a wheel step (Supacheap, 4wd stores, etc) or one of those foldable platforms (Bunnngs, Masters, etc)

Regards
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 13:30

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 13:30
Isn't that what side steps are for.

Phil
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Follow Up By: Gramps - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 13:33

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 13:33
Some sidesteps are'nt worth the name. Toyota's for instance.
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 13:51

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 13:51
Too true Gramps. And exactly the reason that we got a set of steel steps custom made for us. You can even get the toes of your shoes under the sill and get a good "safe grip" on them.

We did lose an inch of "ramp over" clearance but that hasn't been an issue, luckily; because we do enjoy the high country and the less used tracks.

Phil
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Follow Up By: Gramps - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 14:04

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 14:04
Yep, replaced them straight away with bush rails and steps. SWMBO says it's a lot safer now. Much scarier in the supermarket carpark :)

Regards
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Follow Up By: Gramps - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 14:07

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 14:07
In regards to OPs question, if you don't need to climb up on your roof rack ( roof top tent, play area :) etc. ) I'd go for the platform. Uneven ground may be problematical.

Regards
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Reply By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 16:43

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 16:43
One of these

http://www.rhinorack.com.au/products/ladders-steps/folding-ladder/rhino-folding-ladder_rfl
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Follow Up By: Member - John - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 18:39

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 18:39
Scott, just wondering where you stow it, on the roof rack? LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 23:12

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 23:12
It folds in half - doesn't take too much room when stowed. Actually less than a sliding ladder.
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Follow Up By: Member - John - Thursday, Mar 31, 2016 at 05:51

Thursday, Mar 31, 2016 at 05:51
Scott, was my attempt at a little humour..................
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Reply By: Paul K11 - Thursday, Apr 07, 2016 at 11:01

Thursday, Apr 07, 2016 at 11:01
Please excuse the late reply as I have had trouble with my PC. Thanks to all the replies. Will look at the folding one.
Cheers
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