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Erickson Truck Bed Ladder Rack - Side Mount - Steel - 250 lbs

Erickson Truck Bed Ladder Rack - Side Mount - Steel - 250 lbs

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This side-mount ladder rack lets you haul your ladder, lumber, pipes, and more while freeing up your truck bed for other equipment. Convenient telescoping arms let you haul different size loads. Easy to install. Fits most pickups. Fastest Shipping and Guaranteed Lowest Prices for Erickson Truck Bed Ladder Rack - Side Mount - Steel - 250 lbs. Read our customer reviews of Erickson ladder racks. Call 800-298-8924 for expert service or order your ladder racks part number EM07708 by Erickson online at etrailer.com.
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Erickson Ladder Racks - EM07708

  • Erickson
  • Truck Bed
  • Fixed Rack
  • Steel
  • Side Mount
  • No-Drill Application
  • 2 Bar
  • Fixed Height
  • Light Duty

This side-mount ladder rack lets you haul your ladder, lumber, pipes, and more while freeing up your truck bed for other equipment. Convenient telescoping arms let you haul different size loads. Easy to install. Fits most pickups.


  • Truck bed rack lets you carry your ladder, lumber, pipes or other long loads with ease
  • Side-mounted design leaves truck bed open for other gear
  • Telescoping support arms easily adjust to fit your cargo
  • Easy, bolt-on installation with included hardware
    • Mounts to driver's or passenger's side of your truck bed
  • Universal system fits most truck beds
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Black powder coat finish resists corrosion, chips, and scratches
  • Corrosion-resistant, dichromate-plated hardware
  • Compatible with bed liners and toolboxes


  • Weight capacity: 250 lbs
  • Telescoping arm width: 19" - 34"
  • 90-Day limited warranty

Height Adjustment Specs

Note: Will not work with tonneau covers. If your truck has a bed liner some alteration may be required to properly install this ladder rack.

Side-Mount Design

Side mount ladder rack

This rack is designed to be mounted on the side rail of your pickup truck. While other ladder racks leave open space in the pickup bed, they can limit cargo-carrying capacity by crossing over the bed. The side-mount design leaves the bed of your pickup truck completely open for other cargo.

Easy, Bolt-On Installation

Bolt on installation

The rack conveniently installs on either the passenger's or the driver's side of your truck bed. Base plates sit on the floor of the truck bed and uprights clamp to the truck bed side rail. Tightening the bolts at the base wedges the rack between the underside of the truck bed rail and the floor of the truck bed for stability.

Telescoping Arms

Telescoping arms

The telescoping support arms extend from 19" to 34" to fit different loads. Simply loosen the bolts on the lips of the support frames, slide the arms until the load stops fit snug against the load, then tighten the bolts.

Sturdy Steel Construction

Steel construction

Steel is highly durable, maintains structural integrity, and does not age or decay as quickly as other materials. A black powder coat finish has been added to help resist corrosion, chips, and scratches and keep the rack looking new. The nuts and bolts have a dichromate plating that helps prevent corrosion.

07708 Erickson Universal Contractor Pickup Truck Side-Mounted Cargo Carrier - Steel - 250 lbs

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Video of Erickson Truck Bed Ladder Rack - Side Mount - Steel - 250 lbs

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Video Transcript for Erickson Truck Bed Ladder Rack Review

Today we'll be taking a look at the Erickson truck bed ladder rack, part number EM07708. This side-mount truck bed ladder rack is the ideal solution for carrying your ladder, your lumber, and any other equipment up and over the bed of your pickup. It features adjustable telescoping arms that go from 19" all the way out to 34". Its universal construction is going to allow it to adjust to fit most truck beds. You can fit it on the driver or passenger side. It's going to be compatible with toolboxes and bed liners.

The whole truck bed ladder rack is made out of a sturdy steel construction with a weight capacity of 250 pounds. It's got a black powder coat finish so it's going to resist rust and corrosion. It's an easy bolt-on installation and it includes all the hardware you need to install it. Now that we've gone over some of the features, I'll go ahead and show you how to get it installed. You want to make sure that your stop bolt is loose and that the bottom portion of your ladder rack, the plate here, is loose. That way we can adjust it to fit the bed.

Let's head up in the bed now. What we'll do is we'll stand our ladder rack up, making sure that it's facing inward. We want to get the bottom plate as close to the inside as possible. That way we can get our stop bolt up underneath the rail and it stands up straight. Well push that up underneath. I'm going to move the stop bolt up underneath the rail as you see here.

That way it gets under there nice and flush. Then I'm going to hand tighten this bolt down. Get that nice and secure. I'm going to put a little pressure on the bottom plate and make sure that it's all the way butted against it as far as it will go. Then I'm going to tighten my bolt down here. What that's going to do is it's going to pull it up against the side rail there and keep it from moving around at this position.

Then the next thing I'm going to do is I'm going to go ahead and tighten my Allen bolts down here to put pressure on the bottom plate to keep it from kicking out on us. Now it's a good idea to alternate between the two because one is going to push down on the plate and you'll need to adjust the other one down with it. Then finally with our Allen bolts adjusted and pushing our plate down, we can tighten down our adjustment here. Now with everything tightened down and secure, as you can see, it's nice and snug up against the bed rail and down to the floor, and it's not going anywhere. We're just going to repeat that same step on the front side and then we've got it. Now that we've got them both installed. Let's go ahead and throw a ladder up there. now as you can see, the ladder is just a little bit too big for the ladder rack. No big deal. We can adjust those telescoping rails by loosening up here, pull it out, and then push it right back in. Once we've got it where we want it, we'll just tighten that down. Now I'm just going to strap it down. Now it doesn't come with any straps so you will need to provide your own. We've got plenty here at etrailer.com. Go ahead and pick some up. Now with it nice and secure let's go ahead and take it out on the test course and see how it performed. Here on our test course let's first go into our slalom. This is going to show side to side action such as going around corners or evasive maneuvering. Then on to our alternating speed bumps. This is going to show a twisting action such as going over potholes or uneven pavement. Then finally on to our solid speed bumps. This is going to show an up and down action such as pulling in and out of a driveway or out of a parking lot. That's going to complete our look at the Erickson side-mount truck bed ladder rack, part number EM07708.

Customer Reviews

Erickson Truck Bed Ladder Rack - Side Mount - Steel - 250 lbs - EM07708

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (20 Customer Reviews)

This side-mount ladder rack lets you haul your ladder, lumber, pipes, and more while freeing up your truck bed for other equipment. Convenient telescoping arms let you haul different size loads. Easy to install. Fits most pickups.

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It was a great purchase. it was easy to put together with no drilling. I put it together within 30 minutes of getting it and I transported a 14 foot kayak. 458714

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2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty

I have a bed liner. Plastic. There are no instruction for how to deal with that. Also the website says no drilling but self tapping screws must be used. I would not have bought this if I'd known. And my f250 has a tailgate fence that folds right where the rear support should go. Not sure how I will deal with these issues. The box was toast when it arrived. Soaked with rain and mushy. Had to dry all the contents. 481015

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2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

The rack itself is easy to install/assemble and durable. However the base plate does not correctly fit my dodge ram 07 bed as the product states it can be. The round edges of the the truck sides of the front part of the bed make it hard for the flat panel base of the rack to sit flush. 582225

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I had got these ladder racks for my ladders and to bring lumber home. It's been doing that great. It is very east to put up and take down. plus they stay in place. 481611

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One terrible ladder rack the construction design of this piece of junk was terrible. The first problem with this thing. It rusted immediately after the first rain and dripped all kinds of rust stains on my white truck. Second of all Just a few weeks after the mounting bracket broke the top left off of the bed of the truck the latter came down on the hood of my truck and scratched it badly if you want to good ladder rack get a weather guard 465986

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2016 Nissan Frontier

I bought this ladder rack to haul my canoe, which is hanging above my 2016 Nissan Frontier King Cab in the first picture. Since I have a tanneau cover and the Utili-Track system on the bed I had to trim 5/16" off the top of the block on the stop bolts to get them to fit between the rail and the top of the bed. If you don't have a tanneau cover these will fit the Frontiers 6 foot bed without any modifications at the very ends of the rail. I did add a 1/8" sheet of hard rubber to the foot of each rack for better grip to the bed, spaced a half inch from the edge to clear the curve in the bed. The Nissan bed has some indentations that will require a filler block for the foot to rest on near the tailgate. I had a 3/4" chunk of hard plastic that fit perfectly. What I like best about these ladder racks is that they are easy to install, after the initial set-up, and easy to remove. I didn't want anything that was permanently mounted or requiring holes to be drilled in the bed. These are exactly what I was looking for. I haven't taken the canoe out yet but I will have no worries with these racks. I highly recommend them. 265345

Actually, I havent had a chance to use them yet. I hope to use them this summer for my canoe. I think theyll work out just fine.
Gene M - 01/17/2018


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1997 Nissan Pickup

This is a heavy duty ladder rack and fit my 1997 Nissan Pickup perfect. Well worth the price . I would recommend this to anyone needing one. 678169

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only had on truck one day but seems pretty sturdy. had to get longer screws for the base because of the truck bed but it fit just fine. I put a L bracket on each one maybe didn't need it but I just feel better by doing it. good so far 656244

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Ordered it and it was shipped right away. It got here just as advertised. Haven’t put it up yet but I’m sure I’ll be happy with this product. 647665

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Works just as advertised. Very easy to take on and off. 646808

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One piece to the rack arm was broken, didn't want to send it back so I got it spot welded. 579896

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2000 Dodge Ram Pickup

Easy to put together and installs in 5 minutes if you have the right tools and a brain will buy again for my other truck 557234

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Great product. Easy to install. Very pleased with the purchase. 496043

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Great quality and easy to put together and install. 453572

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2008 Ford F-150

Great item 431935

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado

Product works as advertised. Easy to assemble and install, will use no other ladder rack besides Erickson from now on. 420914

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Good solid rack that I was able to adapt to my Rambox tracks with a few hardware items from [other on-line retailer]. 413912

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2011 GMC Sierra

Solid construction...requires you to use 4 self tapping screws ( provided ) in to the bed. 337776

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2006 Nissan Titan

Product has worked flawlessly! 301938

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Product is good quality, heavy duty and nice looking. I gave four stars because there were a few mods that needed to be made to fit a 2007 silverado(new body) 6 1/2ft bed, instructions say to face foot in but it would never work that way for this truck. The Rack would be six inches away from the bed rail, so the foot had to be faced away, no big deal, issue solved. These racks only fit to the highest adjustment for the rail lock bolt but I'm sure they can go alot higher so extra holes had to be drilled to fit my specifications, again no big deal, took care of it and I'm happy. The biggest thing I like about these Racks is that they can easily be removed with no hassle A++++++!!! I'm really happy, thx again. 250049


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