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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 800-298-1624 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
  • Steel
  • Fixed Rack
  • No-Drill Application
  • Side Mount
  • Fixed Height
  • 2 Bar
  • 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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Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (252 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.

- EM07708
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.

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

- EM07708

Seems to be a little less of a good fit than expected. The forward foot has a tough time getting solid contact with the bed and I elected to use some wood to help the foot into a more straight up position. There is also a decent amount of play in the support arms, even when tightening with an impact gun. Overall it works and seems sturdy enough to hold a load, but the feet aren't 100% compatible with a 2015 Chevy 2500 bed. Even if I put the forward one in front of my toolbox, rather than behind it for easier removal, I would have the same problem. That being said, I was able to make it secure with a slight angle backwards due to the toolbox, but could not correct the angle outward due to the bed curvature in the corners.

- EM07708

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

- EM07708

The product came without the correct brackets I got 1 of 2 brackets ( I have pics I can send you, just give me the exact email address) that connects to the truck bed lip to the large bolt!) and 5 of the smaller ones. I was told that there would be no drilling. The firs thing I see is the base has to be bolted to the bed with self tapping screws. I very disappointed as the box came ripped up, . I have to remove the bed liner as the self tapping bolts will not be long enough to get a hold of the steel bed. I'm not sure that this is the correct rack for my truck with a 61/2 ' bet. I have to place the brackets at least 10" from the ends as the side configuration of the bed bumps out at the ends and the brackets cant get to close to the rail. The brackets and posts will than be about 4'10" apart. How do I return this product for a refund. disgusted, Mike Golowski

- EM07708

Used just about every day for five months and never had a single problem. Very well put to gether product.

- EM07708

When I received it, only one of the two arms would assemble. The other arm had a defect on the interior that would only allow it to seat about 50% of the way onto the base. Additionally, although it says no drill - that isn't a lie, it comes with self tapping screws so even though you don't have to drill, you still have to create holes via the self tapping screws

- EM07708

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.

- EM07708
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.

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado

It is good ladder rack easy to install only bad it did not have plastic caps over square upright tubes to prevent water / rain filling up tubes

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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.

- EM07708

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.

- EM07708

- EM07708

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

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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.

- EM07708

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

- EM07708

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.

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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.

- EM07708

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

- EM07708
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

- EM07708
2011 GMC Sierra

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

- EM07708

Great quality and easy to put together and install.

- EM07708

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.

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2006 Nissan Titan

Product has worked flawlessly!

- EM07708

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

- EM07708

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

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