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

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

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TracRac provides the ultimate in versatility with this sliding ladder rack. Rack adjusts along the length of your truck bed and easily removes from the T-track base rails. Durable aluminum is lightweight and rustproof. Multiple tie-downs included. Fastest Shipping and Guaranteed Lowest Prices for Thule TracRac SR Sliding Truck Bed Ladder Rack - 1,250 lbs. Read our customer reviews of Thule ladder racks. Call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service or order your ladder racks part number TH43001XT-501 by Thule online at etrailer.com.
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Thule Ladder Racks - TH43001XT-501

  • Truck Bed
  • Sliding Rack
  • Thule
  • Aluminum
  • No-Drill Application
  • Fixed Height
  • Over the Bed
  • Work and Recreation

TracRac provides the ultimate in versatility with this sliding ladder rack. Rack adjusts along the length of your truck bed and easily removes from the T-track base rails. Durable aluminum is lightweight and rustproof. Multiple tie-downs included.


Features:

  • 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
  • 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


Specs:

  • Carrying capacity: 1,250 lbs
  • Crossbar length: 65"
  • Rack height (with base rails): 25-3/16"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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.


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.



43001 Thule Track Rack SR Sliding, Truck Bed Rack

21501 Thule Track Rack Base Rail C - Full Size, Short Bed Trucks

Replaces TracRac TA21501-01

Installation Details TH43001XT-501 Installation instructions

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Video of Thule TracRac SR Sliding Truck Bed Ladder Rack - 1,250 lbs

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Video Transcript for Thule TracRac SR Sliding Truck Bed Ladder Rack Review

Ryan: Hey everybody, Ryan here at etrailer. Today, we're going to be taking a look at the line of Thule TracRac SR sliding ladder racks. So when it comes to ladder racks, there's a ton of different options available, and you're going to want to choose the one that's best going to suit your needs. I will say I'm pretty impressed with this one for one big reason. And that reason really separates this rack from many of the others available. And that's the fact that our cross rails here are actually adjustable.So say if you have a small ladder or some pieces of lumber or something like that, can actually push these two closer together and accommodate for that load.

Or if we have larger items, we're able to pull it all the way back and again, accommodate for it. But not only that, you're not always using your ladder rack and sometimes you need to put something tall in the bed of your truck. Well, a lot of times you're going to have to kind of work around these ladder racks and it can kind of be a headache, but these we're actually able to push them both all the way to the front of our truck on the uprights are going to have some knobs. And when you loosen those up, you're able to make those adjustments.So like I said, what's pretty neat about this one is we can pretty much put these right on top of each other. And so by doing that, we freed up all this space in the bed of our truck here, and now we can put tall items in here whenever we need to.

So if I needed a ladder rack for my truck, one of my first questions would be how much can it hold How much can it support, because you're going to want to load this down over time, I am sure. Well, this one's actually at the higher end of what many ladder racks are rated for. This one is good for 1,250 pounds, and that's a pretty high number. It would really take a lot to max this out. What's even more impressive is this is actually made from aluminum, so it's lightweight, easy to handle and you know, it's not going to rust, so it's going to last a long time and we're going to be able to use it, put it to work for whatever we may need to do.What's pretty cool too on top of our crossbars, we're going to have these adjustable load locks.

So these can really come in handy. Say if you have some lumber up here and want to keep it secure, other than your traditional straps, it's going to kind of go the extra mile. We're able to loosen up those knobs, put some pressure against it and tighten on that load lock. So for me, that just gave me a little more peace of mind, knowing all my cargo is secure up here. And since the crossbars have these T-tracks here, what you're able to do is use other different types of accessories in this T-track, so it kind of opens up your options.And let's just say, for example, you don't want to use these load locks.

Say if they're in the way, you can actually loosen it up and pop them out, so really does give you a ton of different options on how you're able to use your roof rack and other accessories. So it's pretty nice to a lot of times, whenever you put these ladder racks on your truck, you lose some of your tie-down points or your anchors. And what's pretty cool is Thule actually decided to put a cleat here on her upright, so it's really solid and gives us that additional tie-down point that really does come in handy. And let's say, for example, you really only plan on hauling or using your ladder rack for very long loads. Like our customer today, they actually on a lumberyard, and so that's really what they plan on doing. Well, if that is the case, you can make life a little bit easier by picking up the cantilever, which is an additional part that'll bolt right up to this, and what that does is actually extend your rack up over the cab of your truck, so definitely gives you a little more room and space to haul more stuff.And you're not going to have to worry about pushing these too far towards the front of the truck and hitting your cab because there are a little bump stops here, so that'll stop you from having an accident. What's really cool about this setup too, is that it's made from aluminum, so it's going to be really lightweight and manageable, and better yet, we're not going to have to worry about it rusting out, so it's really going to last a long time, so you get a lot of use out of it. It's going to have a dual stage powder coat finish, so it's really going to do a great job of keeping everything protected and looking good.And honestly, I think it would take a lot to beat this thing up, so should stay looking good and lasting for a very long time. So one of the big questions we get asked all the time in regards to this ladder rack system is if you're going to be able to use a tonneau over with it. Well, sometime tonneau covers will work and others won't, and the way you can kind of find that out is if the tonneau cover actually gets secured to the inside of your bed, I would say, chances are pretty good. It'll probably work out. Now, I can't be certain for every single one of them, but there is a couple that I do know work for sure. We've had them in the shop with this tonneau cover and this ladder rack combination. And the two that we do know work is the BAK revolver X2 and X4.So if you're looking to keep your stuff inside of your bed protected and still have a ladder rack, that's a great choice to go to. So our base rails here are going to get installed on top of our bed rails, and they're going to utilize the stake pockets to secure them. So what's nice about that is there's no drilling or anything required, but we have had some customers wonder how strong that really is because it's just a rubber block that is attached to a bolt that goes down into that stake pocket. So I can understand that concern, you might think it doesn't do a good job of keeping everything tight, but it actually works out really well. And just to show you I'll grab the end here, right where it is secured. And if I pull up on it, as hard as I can, it doesn't even budge.So with that in mind, I don't see giving me any issues as far as getting loose or having any problems down the road. So at the end of the day, a really nice ladder rack, that's going to get the job done. And because of its design, what's really cool about it is you can kind of grow into it if you need to. You can use it for other accessories. Say, if you want to go on a trip on the weekend, maybe throw some kayaks up here, something like that. And if you have to get that extra cantilever that extends this all the way to the cab of your truck. So it's one you really can't go wrong with. Now, as far as the installation goes, it's really not too bad. There's no crazy modifications or anything like that, so you shouldn't have any trouble getting it done at home and your garage, or maybe even in the driveway. And that'll finish up our look at of the line of Thule TracRac SR sliding ladder racks.


Customer Reviews

Thule TracRac SR Sliding Truck Bed Ladder Rack - 1,250 lbs - TH43001XT-501

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (70 Customer Reviews)

TracRac provides the ultimate in versatility with this sliding ladder rack. Rack adjusts along the length of your truck bed and easily removes from the T-track base rails. Durable aluminum is lightweight and rustproof. Multiple tie-downs included.

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etrailer.com is an outstanding company. I purchased a Thule system in January. Due to logistics (my fault) I tried to install the system in April. Three of the attachment arms were incorrect. I contacted Ashley of etrailer, the sales representative who sold me the system, who patiently listened and after receiving the needed photos and explanation, etrailer sent me a replacement system. The new system was installed and the truck is ready to go. Ashley's professionalism, communication skills, product knowledge were excellent. Ashley and etrailers' commitment to solving my issue expeditiously puts etrailer in a class by itself.



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I did install the Thule TracRac SR. I did it on my own and it went well.
I'm really pleased with it.

As for the photo, I will send you one, once I've washed my truck.
Can't make a photo with a dirty truck.

I will leave feedback later after some time with the rack.



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These racks are simple to install and perform as expected. Pros are that they can slide all the way to the cab to get out of the way while not in use. Or can be totally removed if you need to park in a low clearance garage or want to go through the car wash. Cons are they can and will break if you back up against a tree limb or basketball hoop but that’s not really the racks fault now is it. The silver paint will inevitably start to chip off once the cast aluminum starts to oxidize after a few years. Kind of a bummer since otherwise they look nice.


Comments
In the instructions, it mentions removing the rack when not in use to keep it looking new longer. Using graphite or a dry lubricant around the locks and turning the locks periodically, so they will not get stuck, is also recommended.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 05/26/2022

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The Good:
This rack is sturdy and doesn't
make a lot of noise. I also like that it's aluminum and I don't have to worry about rust making it look bad or compromising the structural integrity.

The Bad:
It doesn't slide very well. It takes two people and even then it is VERY sticky. It makes sense...aluminum doesn't like to slide well. But I think there is room for improvement for some sort of low friction glides in the rack that last long term. Also, where the ladders sit, the aluminum is getting chewed up a bit.

The Ugly:
Well...It's not ugly. It actually looks nice. :)

Overall:
We also added the cantilever after the fact and that really helps to stabilize longer ladders. While the rack does have a lot of options for tie-downs, they mostly seem to be geared toward ropes or super light duty ratchet straps. We use slightly heavier duty ratchets straps for everything we need them for (1 1/2") and it would be nice to have a better way to hook those up. Not a big deal, just something to improve on.

All in all, this rack is expensive. Understandably so because it's aluminum, but that was a hard pill to swallow. The fact the rack is difficult to slide makes it even harder to swallow...I'm just glad we don't need to slide it that often.



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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.


Comments
Im as happy today as I was the first day that I had the Rack. Its agreat product!!
Chris - 08/05/2016


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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.



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Rack is of excellent quality and fits perfectly with my tonneau cover. I able to get 4 kayaks on it. It is easy to slide on and remove for storage.



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Very heavy duty ladder rack that does not "whistle" while you drive down the road. Easy install overall, and it is very easy to install and remove the racks as needed after the original install. At the time of purchase this was not available for my vehicle with a short 5.5' bed, but with very minor fabrication the rails for longer beds fit perfectly. I have recommended this rack to several people since purchased a year ago.



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fantastic item :)



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Absolutely love it. Such an easy install, goes on and off in minutes, adaptable and adjustable, great weight capabilities and holds up the the elements well. It also takes seconds to slide the rear section up with the barrel adjusters to fit a motorcycle in the back. I've used it for ladders, construction materials, kayaks, and a place to hang my hammocks when my kids need a nap, ha. The retractable ratcheting straps (sold separately) are incredibly convenient. The only way this product could be made even better is if the vertical arms were height adjustable.



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The rack was sent incomplete but the follow up from e-trailer was excellent.
They responded quickly to questions and concerns an solved the problem in good time.



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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.



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



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I looked at several rack systems before purchasing the Thule. Great product with great versatility.


Comments
This rack system continues to impress no issues thus far. Would highly recommend.
Brian - 12/07/2021

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Absolutely love the flexibility this rack system allows! Had to have it on my F350 and now had to have it on the F450. When the racks are not in use it is a major advantage in my opinion to be able to slide the racks to the cab and get them out of my way. I'm also able to leave in place to haul a 5th wheel trailer. Again the flexibility is outstanding, they look great, and easy to install with no assistance required.



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I am very happy with the quick processing and shipping of my TracRac from etrailer. The TracRac is well made and the instructions were good. It fit my 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD well. I was able to use it with my bakflip F1 tonneau cover but the seals rub against the rack rails. The only reason I did not rate it at 5 stars was that one of the rack arms had the center pipe in backwards. I had to spend 20 minutes removing it and turning it around to install correctly. It looks great on the truck and is very sturdy. The racks slide easily on the rails so I can adjust them to fit whatever I am carrying. It also allows me to slide the rear rack all the way back so I can open the bacflip tonneau cover without it hitting the rack arms.



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This is a great product and works really well with the Bak RevolverX2 Tonneau cover.
The only reason I didn't give it a 5 was because the base track has about a 3/4" overhang at the rear of the bed rails. Unfortunately the bed rails of the 2016 Tundra Double Cab are not square. As you can see from my photos, the front fits flush while the rear hangs over. Besides that, they are very sturdy and installation was simple.
Knowing what I know now, I would still buy this product again.



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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



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Well made product and pretty clear and straight forward install. This was installed on top of a Retrax Pro Bed Cover with stake bed cutouts and no Ram box for a 2018 Dodge Ram 2500.
Only negative comment was the kit was short 2 end bed rail caps.
Just to be clear, this is somewhat uncharted territory as there isn't any info I could find on the compatibility of the Trac Rac with the Retrax Pro bed cover. Worked out very well and no modifications were necessary otjer than cutting out the factory bed pocket cutouts in the RAM truck itself.
Highly recommend the combo!



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This rack system has been excellent. Easy to install, convenient and easy to slide racks on and off, and built solid.



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This is the 3rd rack I have put on 3 different vehicles love it ! It’s built to a high standard my last truck was 6 years old and never missed a beat I am pleased



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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.


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Im still happy with the TracRac. Its very handy, and no rust! Unlike the one I replaced it with.
Brian L - 10/17/2017


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I have had this ladder rack for a while now and have only good things to say about it. Having a short bed truck, this rack offers a great way to haul longer items that would not normally fit well in my bed. The rack works great for hauling long pieces of lumber. When you need your bed space back, it is really easy to slide the rear rack forward. Just loosen the locking knobs on either side of the rack and slide it forward.



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Very well made and easy to install. Hardest part is aligning the rails and not showing any of the stake pocket by the cab. Be sure to have a torque wrench, the rubber block makes your hand tightening deceiving.


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