FITS 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
Thule TracRac SR Sliding Truck Bed Ladder Rack w/ Cantilever - 1,250 lbs

Thule TracRac SR Sliding Truck Bed Ladder Rack w/ Cantilever - 1,250 lbs

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  • Truck Bed Ladder Rack
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  • Over the Cab
  • Aluminum
  • No-Drill Application
  • 3 Bar
  • Fixed Height
  • Extra Heavy Duty
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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 - Thule TracRac SR Sliding Truck Bed Ladder Rack w/ Cantilever - 1,250 lbs

This versatile, sliding ladder rack adjusts along the length of your truck bed and easily removes from the included T-track base rails. Over-the-cab extension lets you carry long pipes, lumber, and more. Lightweight, rustproof aluminum construction.


  • Adjustable ladder rack slides in unique, T-track base rails along the full length of your vehicle's bed
    • Perfect for long loads, short loads, and everything in between
    • Integrated, quick-release clamping knobs can be loosened to move rack, tightened to secure it in place
    • Rack can be removed from track quickly and easily
  • Aerodynamic design reduces drag and wind noise
    • Elliptical crossbars are streamlined to minimize wind resistance
    • Airfoil trip strips prevent air from whistling through slots
  • Cantilever extension provides additional support for long loads
    • Attaches to crossbar to add 32" of length to rack
    • Sits over the cab of your truck
    • Removes easily for a more compact ladder rack
  • 6000-Series aluminum construction is strong and durable
    • Lightweight material won't detract from load rating
    • Internal web structure of crossbars increases strength and rigidity
  • Dual-stage powder coat finish adds extra rust protection
    • E-coat is followed by a clear coat for improved resistance to scratches
  • 4 Heavy-duty, aluminum load stops included - keep ladders, lumber, and other cargo in place
    • Mount quickly and easily in top slots of crossbars
    • Slide within slots to adjust
    • Lock in place with simple twist of a knob
  • 4 Side cleats attach to uprights for additional tie-down options
  • No-drill installation - mounts in stake pockets
  • Wide base on either side of each upright provides superior stability - no need for additional bracing
  • Made in the USA


  • Carrying capacity: 1,250 lbs
    • Capacity of cantilever extension: 1,000 lbs
  • Crossbar length: 69-1/2"
  • Rack height (with base rails): 27-5/16"
  • Warranty:
    • Limited lifetime for ladder rack
    • 2-Year for cantilever extension

TracRac Base Rails

TracRac SR Sliding Rack Base Rails

The TracRac base rails provide the foundation for this unique, customizable system. No-drill, stake-pocket installation yields securely mounted rails that sit atop your factory side rails. Each rail has 2 tracks for maximum adjustability.

TracRac Sliding Rack

Because the rack section at the front of your truck bed mounts to a different T-track than the one in the rear, the sections can be moved so that they are right next to each other. The result is unobstructed access to your truck bed and improved aerodynamics when you are not using the rack.

TracRac offers accessories that are designed to mount in these tracks. Base rail tie-downs (sold separately) give you additional cargo-management options. These rustproof, aluminum tie-downs slide across the rails for optimal placement and are secured in place with the turn of a knob.

Cantilever Over-the-Cab Extension

TracRac Cantilever Over-the-Cab Extension

Included with your TracRac system is the cantilever extension, which attaches to the front crossbar to provide 32" of additional length over the cab of your vehicle. With this extension piece mounted you can carry long loads safely and easily. The crossbar of the cantilever extension is constructed in the same fashion as the other TracRac crossbars so that you get the same sturdy, aerodynamic styling throughout.

TracRac Slotted Crossbars

The sturdy aluminum crossbars on all TracRac truck racks feature integrated slots for mounting and easily adjusting accessories, such as the included load stops. These slots appear on both the top and bottom of the bars for the ultimate in mounting versatility. Like the pieces that mount in the base rails, these accessories also have quick-release knobs that let you loosen and tighten them with a mere twist of a knob so that they can be positioned as needed along the bars.

A built-in trip strip at the front of each crossbar shields the slots from wind, maintaining the aerodynamic quality of the bars and preventing that annoying whistle you often find with slotted bars.

Included Tie-Downs

TracRac Load Stop Accessories

Included with your TracRac SR are 8 tie-down accessories. The 4 load stops are designed to mount in the slots of the crossbars and slide along them for quick, easy adjustment. These bookend-style pieces help to hold ladders and lumber in place on the crossbars. They also have built-in loops for securing tie-down straps.

TracRac ARC Side Cleats

The 4 cleats attach at any of the provided mounting points along the outsides of the upright supports so that you can tie down items that require additional anchoring or that sit in your truck bed.

Sturdy, Rustproof Construction

The TracRac base rails and rack system, as well as most TracRac accessories, are constructed of durable, lightweight aluminum. Because aluminum is lighter than steel - the material most often used for truck racks - only a small percentage of your truck's cargo capacity is taken up by the rack itself, enabling you to pack on more weight than you could with a steel system.

Even though aluminum is already rustproof in itself, TracRac has taken the extra step of adding a dual powder coat finish to further protect your rack. The electrostatic powder coat (e-coat) clings to the metal surface better than traditional paint finishes for a more durable covering. The second coat is a clear finish that adds extra shine and protection from scuffs and scratches.

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Replaces TracRac TA21780-02-02

TH43002XT-780EX Installation InstructionsInstallation Details TH43002XT-780EX Installation instructionsTH43002XT-780EX Installation InstructionsAlternate Instructions TH43002XT-780EX Installation instructions

Customer Reviews

Thule TracRac SR Sliding Truck Bed Ladder Rack w/ Cantilever - 1,250 lbs - TH43002XT-780EX

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (21 Customer Reviews)

This versatile, sliding ladder rack adjusts along the length of your truck bed and easily removes from the included T-track base rails. Over-the-cab extension lets you carry long pipes, lumber, and more. Lightweight, rustproof aluminum construction.

- TH43003XT-784EX

Review from a similar Thule SR in Ladder Racks

Product is great and installed easily once I figured out that for my Ram 1500 Laramie, the pocket stakes are too big for the rubber blocks and won't work and I did have to drill thru the plastic molding. Once I figured out the stake holes wouldn't work I looked at the drawing again and the holes where Tundra is listed gave me the idea to try those. Those holes worked on the Ram and I ended up drilling out the "spikes" that hold the molding onto the sheet metal. No drilling thru the sheet metal was required, only the plastic. Maybe I missed an install video for the Ram, it would have made the install much quicker and I wouldn't have to buy covers for my now cut out front stake pocket holes which weren't covered by the rails as I hoped they would. I haven't installed the cantilever as I don't need it yet. 666596

- TH43002XT-610

Review from a similar Thule SR in Ladder Racks

Fantastic products and the rails slide very easily I’m excited to get to know her better and to use it for many years to come 637411

- TH43003XT-000

Review from a similar Thule SR in Ladder Racks

Bought new Trac Rac SR racks. Great price, fast delivery. One small piece to the system was missing which prevented me from installing the racks. Contacted George and he had the missing part shipped out right away. Seems the missing piece was the factory's fault not etrailers. Will use again in the future. 462111

- TH43003XT-000

Review from a similar Thule SR in Ladder Racks

Couldn't be happier with the Rack, it went together and operates flawlessly. Dealing with e trailer was a snap, I was informed all the way through the buying process of shipping and arrival dates. Will absolutely buy shop again with e trailer. 213054


Im as happy today as I was the first day that I had the Rack. Its agreat product!!

Chris - 08/05/2016


- TH43003XT-785

Review from a similar Thule SR in Ladder Racks

Assembles easy, installs easy and seems to be quality materials. 585405

- TH43001XT

Review from a similar Thule SR in Ladder Racks

This is essentially the same rack TracRac has been making for years – great materials and very well engineered. It is not spec'ed for a Gen2 Toyota Tacoma, because the composite bed doesn't have stake pockets – but after I popped off the plastic bed side caps, there were lots of options for attachment. You just have to be comfortable drilling holes in the rack and in the sheet metal of your truck. In the end, it looks and functions great. 591638

- TH43002XT-606

Review from a similar Thule SR in Ladder Racks

Well built product. Easy install. Combined it with a Bakflip F1 Tonneau cover. Minus a few minor things they work well together. 521238

- TH43003XT-000EX

Review from a similar Thule SR in Ladder Racks

The rack system is very well put together. I only had a couple of issues with the instalation. There wasn't any directions with the base rails, so it took a bit to figure out how it went together and what holes to use for my truck. The canteilever kit, The top bolt that holds the cross bar should be a button screw and square nut, not a square head bolt and nut. with the square head bolt and nut it could interfere with a long load since it sticks up and could catch on anything being loaded . All and all a nice rack. I got this type of rack hoping that I could slide the rear post forward as to not interfere with my 5th wheel when towing it. That part is yet to be dedurmined. 526720

- TH43002XT-000

Review from a similar Thule SR in Ladder Racks

This is a high quality product. The parts are all well made, and most everything is either stainless or aluminum, so it should last a long time. I bought it because my Kargo Master Pro-II was rusting up badly in only about eight years. Assembly isn't easy. Takes lots of time to get the rails level and evenly spaced, needs to be near perfect for the uprights to slide easily. And, there are just a lot of parts to put together. Assembly took a little longer because the instructions didn't match the kit in one area. The manual tells you to pre-assemble a bunch of fasteners, but then you realize that your parts don't have slots, like the instructions expect, but rather holes instead. So, the parts needed to be unassembled, then reassembled again, this time through the holes. No biggie, but it added to the time necessary. Be nice if the clips up on top could be easily removed when not in use. They look strange, and add height to your truck. I only ordered two of the tie-downs with the rack, should have ordered four so that shipping would be free. They are expensive, but nice. They didn't suggest it in the manual, but I think it would be a good idea to use anti-sieze on the hardware, I'm a little worried about galling down the road when disassembly is necessary. Stainless is prone to do that. In summary, though, this is a dang nice rack! I don't regret the purchase at all. 302432


Im still happy with the TracRac. Its very handy, and no rust! Unlike the one I replaced it with.

Brian L - 10/17/2017


- TH43002XT-000EX

Review from a similar Thule SR in Ladder Racks

Rack was easy to install, I use it daily and it's definitely built for it. I got a new truck and had to switch the bed rails out, ordered just the rails and changed it over in an hour. Great rack! 409298

- TH43002XT-000

Review from a similar Thule SR in Ladder Racks

I have been planning to buy these for years. Now that I finally bit the bullet, I'm quite happy with the product. Installation was simple and straight forward and the flexibility of the rack is great. At first I had hoped to reuse an old rack that I bought on CL with new base rails and cantilever extension from etrailer. While the old racks still worked with the base rails, the cantilever extension package didn't interface properly. I ended up opting to buy all new parts for the sake of simplicity. I'll put the used rack back on CL. I did have some problems with the order initially due to incorrect parts being in the package, but customer service at etrailer was top notch and everyone I spoke with was helpful. We ironed out the problems and etrailer sent out new parts immediately. What could have been a frustrating experience was turned into a slightly prolonged but easy process of getting a great rack on my truck. Thanks! 270839

- TH43003XT-010

Review from a similar Thule SR in Ladder Racks

I have owned many of these ladder racks and they are great. My only recommendation is to use anti seize lubricant on any of the bolts that need to be loosened and tightened to adjust racks and for rack removal as the bolts are stainless steel and the rack materials are aluminum. Enjoy! 716817

- TH43003XT-501

Review from a similar Thule SR in Ladder Racks

Great product! Packaging could be better for the larger pieces (rub marks). My 2018 Ram 1500 quad cab came with some small challenges that I had to solve myself. No videos or written words available. Basically if your bed rails are covered with a bed liner you need to remove the plastic sleeve in the rear stake pockets. Otherwise you won’t get an equal spacing from one rail to the other. You will also need to use the provided rubber tape with the wedges in order to make the rails level. Otherwise it went together great. 706744

- TH43002XT-781

Review from a similar Thule SR in Ladder Racks

Very happy with the rack on my 2018 Silverado. I also have the Back flip hard top bed cover. I am able to open all but the very last position. I might still be able to adjust the rails and to get there but it hasn't been an issue. Used it to haul lumber and I made a bicycle rack that works with the racks and the bed cover down. Works great. Was not hard to install. 705960

- TH43002XT-783EX

Review from a similar Thule SR in Ladder Racks

Shipping was quick As described Easy to assemble. Wish the kit had one set of directions so I wouldn't have had to take the front rack apart after the fact. The final bolts for the canteleaver seem to be a damage/ scratch hazard. Looks pretty slick though. 704535

- TH43002XT-783

Review from a similar Thule SR in Ladder Racks

The only sliding rack that works on my GMC Canyon, and as good (if not better) than the original TrackRac I purchased over ten years ago (and still in use) for my Tundra. Wish the TrackRac sliding rack/tonneau combination were still available; it was the PERFECT combo! 660641

- TH43002XT-501

Review from a similar Thule SR in Ladder Racks

Perfect, I'm very happy with the produc t. 654485

- TH43003XT-000

Review from a similar Thule SR in Ladder Racks

Have not installed so can't speak for the rack but the service and response at etrailer regarding other orders and question we had was excellent. The Bed Mat fit perfectly as advertised. Waiting for seat covers. etrailer made sure the order was correct. 544389

- TH43002XT-781EX

Review from a similar Thule SR in Ladder Racks

this is an excellent product with fast shipping customer service good that I just bought was for the trucks of a company but I definitely think that I would install one to my personal truck amazin thanks 526787

- TH43002XT-000

Review from a similar Thule SR in Ladder Racks

Product came fast and it was as expected. Assembly was not too difficult and I was able to have it on the truck in an afternoon. 500595

- TH43002XT-000EX

Review from a similar Thule SR in Ladder Racks

Great 213519


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  • For your 2015 Silverado 2500 crew cab with 8-foot bed we offer two choices in an adjustable height ladder rack system. Thule's Xsporter ladder rack # TH500XT has a 450-lb capacity and aluminum construction. Its bar height relative to the bed rails can be adjusted from 6- to 31-1/2-inches. It will fit trucks without the bed rail system. An installation video is linked for you. The other option is the Bully rack # CG-902 rated for 500-lbs and featuring steel construction. This rack offers...
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  • The TracRac SR Sliding Truck Bed Ladder Rack # TH43002XT-780EX is compatible with tonneau covers that mount inside the bed rails. The rack's mounting tracks attach to the top of the bed rails so as long as the tonneau cover you select does not share this mounting point the two will be fine to use together. A cover like the TonnoPro # TPLR-1080 would be a good choice since it mounts inside the bed rails, not on top of them.
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  • The Thule TracRac SR Sliding Truck Bed Ladder Rack w/ Cantilever # TH43002XT-780EX you asked about installs in the same way as the rack without the cantilever. There is a rubber block for the front and a metal bracket for the rear. We don't have the installation video on the GMC, but I've attached a video of a Ford to give you an idea. The rear will use a metal adapter block and I've attached the installation instructions in a photo to assist. The adapter block will attach through your...
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  • Compatibility of BAKFlip MX4 Hard Tonneau Cover with Thule TracRac Sliding Ladder Rack
  • The BAKFlip MX4 Hard Tonneau Cover # BAK48122 is a great tonneau cover with the inside bed rails to allow for stake pocket mounted accessories. The Thule TracRac SR Sliding Truck Bed Ladder Rack w/ Cantilever # TH43002XT-780EX will fit properly with this cover, however because it is a folding cover, you will need to slide the uprights on the ladder rack when folding the tonneau because the uprights angle inward. If you want a fixed rack that will also work with your cover, the Adarac...
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  • Black Finish Ladder Rack System for 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 with 8-Foot Bed
  • The TracRac SR Sliding Truck Bed ladder rack system # TA21780-02-02 is not offered in a matte black finish but their fixed-mount rack # TH27000XTB-500 does have a matte black powder-coated finish on its aluminum crossbars. This system offers a 800-lb load rating and it installs easily on your Silverado 2500 by clamping on to its bed rails. The linked review video illustrates the system's features. TracRac also offers a black ladder rack system with over-the-cab extension, their part...
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  • BAK Revolver Hard Roll-Up Tonneau Covers and Compatible Ladder Racks for 2016 GMC Sierra 1500
  • The BAK Revolver X4 and X2 Hard Roll Up Tonneau Covers, when they are rolled up to the back of the cab window, will be approximately 9-inches in diameter for the 5-1/2-foot bed version, about 10-inches for the 6-1/2-foot bed version and about 12-inches for the 8-foot bed version. My contact at BAK who provided these figures said these are approximate dimensions only. The Revolver covers for the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 are as follows: 5-1/2-foot bed models can use X4 # BAK79120 and X2...
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  • Sliding Ladder Rack for a 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 Long Bed
  • For a sliding ladder rack that fits your 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 I recommend the TracRac sliding ladder rack # TH43002XT-780. There is also a model that features an over-the-cab extension, # TH43002XT-780EX. Both ladder racks are rated for 1,250 pounds.
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  • Recommended Removable Ladder Rack and Tonneau Cover for 2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD
  • The ladder rack system that is easiest to remove from your truck is the TracRac SR which uses bed rail mount tracks that let you not only quickly remove the uprights but that also let you position the uprights where they best fit your specific cargo. These also have the highest weight rating of any ladder rack we offer, 1250-lbs. For 6-1/2 foot bed use 2-bar rack # TH43002XT-781 or 3-bar rack # TH43002XT-781EX. For 8-foot bed use 2-bar rack # TH43002XT-780 or 3-bar rack # TH43002XT-780EX. For...
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