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Thule Telescoping Ladder for Vans - 9 Steps - 8-1/2'

Thule Telescoping Ladder for Vans - 9 Steps - 8-1/2'

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This telescopic ladder easily attaches to your vehicle's wall to allow easy access to roof-mounted accessories. Extends to 8-1/2' and supports up to 330 lbs. Includes magnetic fixation kit. 1-800-940-8924 to order Thule accessories and parts part number TH301404 or order online at Free expert support on all Thule products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Thule Telescoping Ladder for Vans - 9 Steps - 8-1/2'. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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This telescopic ladder easily attaches to your vehicle's wall to allow easy access to roof-mounted accessories. Extends to 8-1/2' and supports up to 330 lbs. Includes magnetic fixation kit.


  • Telescoping ladder makes it easy to access roof-mounted accessories on your vehicle
  • Extends to 8-1/2'
  • Weight capacity: 330 lbs
  • Easily attaches to the vehicle wall
    • Magnetic fixation kit included for extra stability
  • Safe and stable in most terrains
  • Open partly for lower reach
  • Air pressure system for safe closing
  • Complies with EN-131
  • Storage bag included
  • 2-Year warranty

301404 Thule Telescoping Van Ladder - 9 Steps - 8-1/2'

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Video Transcript for Review of Thule Roof Rack Accessories - Telescoping Ladder - TH301404

Ellen : Hey everybody, I'm Ellen here at, and we're taking a quick look at the Tooley telescoping ladder. This makes it really easy to get on top of any kind of taller vehicles like your Class B RVs, your sprinter vans, anything that has that really tall roof, so you can expand how much stuff you can carry with you by being able to use that roof space. So if you're trying to get a bike rack or cargo carrier or anything up on top of there, you can use this guy to help you to do that.The nice thing about it is that it is made to European standards. They have a lot of different standards for ladders, the EN 131 standard is what this is tested to. So they put it through all kinds of rigors to make sure that it's nice and sturdy, so you shouldn't have to worry about any issues with that. It's also really easy to expand or telescope it in and out to get it to the height that you need it.

You've got nine rungs in total, so you can get pretty tall on there to extend it out. I only got so much room here in my studio, but I'll show you that in a minute.As far as the sturdiness just on its own like this, it's pretty nice. I kind of hate ladders overall, as a big person I never really trust them, but this one feels really sturdy as you're stepping up on. It has a 330 pound weight capacity, so should be good for a lot of folks out there to make sure that you're good. Even if you are trying to bring up something heavy, you shouldn't have to worry about that as well, like a suitcase or anything.

So as far as that goes, I think it's really nice.The way to Mount it to your vehicle a little bit more sturdily is this magnetic mount. So it's got straps that come out and come around and wrap around each of the sides of the ladder, so it just comes back into itself and locks in place, and then it does have this ratcheting feature so you can get that around each side pretty easily. Since I don't have a vehicle in my studio to show you that, I'm not going to really focus on that too much today, but it should be pretty easy to get that on your vehicle. You can also use this with some other Tooley accessories like the wind guard, which is just basically a big piece that comes out and allows you to have a bit of privacy or wind protection whenever you're outside, and then it also works with the organizers that use these kinds of tabs to come down. So works with a lot of different accessories.It's got its own little case.

Our ladder itself has its own case as well. We've got some little protectors for our paint. Now to expand and telescope this in and out, it's pretty simple to do that so I'm going to show you that real quick, to make sure that you get the idea or the hang of how that works. So these little tabs underneath each rung, as far as bringing it back down, you just press on those, and the ladder will come down. And you see how at that last two inches there it sort of slows down and comes out, there's a little hydraulic mechanism inside each rung.

So it's not going to slam down on your fingers if you happen to leave your hand in there, you shouldn't have to worry about it breaking your hand or anything like that. So that's a nice safety feature, and that's, again, going to be true of each of those rungs. So it drops, but then it comes to a nice, gentle stop.To bring it all the way down, there are a couple of clips on the very bottom step. So it's going to be a little harder for you guys to see that, but that will unlock all the rungs so it'll all come down at once. So to do that here, you just push these tabs in on either side, and that unlocks the whole thing. So you can hear that air coming out. Now on either side here, again, I know it's going to be hard to see, but there's a little red indicator to let you know that it's unlocked. So whenever it's all the way down it's just automatically going to be unlocked, so it's always ready to be expanded up.And then to keep it together, got that little strap, and then you can put that in your little handy, portable carrying case weighs about 30 pounds, about 27 pounds. It's made of aluminum, so it's going to be sturdy, but still be relatively lightweight. Whenever it's all the way compact like this it's about 28 inches long, about 19 inches wide, and about three and a half inches deep. So very compact for as tall a ladder as this can get up to, and pretty easy to transport around.So going the opposite, open this guy up, and you can bring it all the way up. I like to start from the bottom most rung to expand it up as far as you need, and it's easiest if you hold onto it with your foot, and you can hear each one will lock into place, there's that nice audible click that lets you know that it's locked in, and just keep going. Now the tallest one, if you know you're going to be expanding it all the way out, it might be better to do that sooner, just to expand it all the way so you could actually reach. And I don't have all that much room in my studio, it won't even let me go all the way up. But if you are going to expand it out, or if you know you're going to have a little bit of excess, it's best to leave that at the top.So I'd want to bring this all the way down, and then if I want another rung up, I'd bring it up that way. You don't want that excess to be in the middle here, you want it to be all the way at the top. But yeah, pretty easy to use, nice and sturdy. Only maintenance that you need to do is to put a little silicone spray on each of those rungs over time just to keep them nice and lubed up so they're moving easily, but should be a really long lasting product for you to help you get up to on top of that roof. So I hope this has been helpful in deciding if this is the right accessory for you. We do have a lot of options here at for all kinds of RV and overlanding use, so check them out. Thanks for watching.

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Thule Telescoping Ladder for Vans - 9 Steps - 8-1/2' - TH301404

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (37 Customer Reviews)

This telescopic ladder easily attaches to your vehicle's wall to allow easy access to roof-mounted accessories. Extends to 8-1/2' and supports up to 330 lbs. Includes magnetic fixation kit.


Excellent, high quality ladder for the Sprinter! Exactly what we needed. $200 cheaper than Amazon, fast free shipping. I'll look on etrailer first for all my RV products.


This ladder arrived a day early. The box was a bit beat-up but im envisioning the eTrailer workers flinging it onto a truck to get it to me on time. I set it up against my RV van and it was up in about 10 mins from unboxing to using it. Love it and the great service!


Very disappointed with the purchase of our MB B-Class REKON model via La Mesa RV. Several other, different and less costly models came with the Thule Telescoping Ladder. Ours did not. Thanks to etrailer's awesome customer service and professionalism, they swiftly came to our need of this great piece of kit. Thanks etrailer!


Etrailer stayed in contact me due to my order being delayed by the manufacturer, which I greatly appreciated. The staff were very helpful and responsive to my inquiries.
I received my Thule Van Ladder today. It is a quality product. However, it came via UPS and the box was damaged. The ladder and fixation kit were not damaged. However, one of the adhesive circles, part #1500603147, that came with the magnetic fixation kit is torn and will probably not be able to be attached to the van without tearing further. I would appreciate a replacement and am attaching a photo of the damaged item and parts picture from the instruction book.

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Jenny N.


I will have our customer service team reach out to you.


Great ladder, very stable and sturdy. There are plenty of other cheaper brands out there...none come with the bag and magnetic mount.


Excellent product...the magnetic brace is awesome...makes accessing the roof of my van safe and easy.


Super impressed by the quick delivery and the customer service.
The ladder will be very useful for roof maintenance on my RV. Money well spent!


I have a SUV that I have modified into a fully sustainable off grid camper. I needed a way to get to my cargo rack to retrieve gear, place solar panels on roof of SUV. I researched other brands of ladders but this ladder had every thing I needed at a fair price. The final selling point was the magnetic ladder hold that works like a charm. Easy to raise and lower with a nifty bag to store the ladder. I highly recommend this ladder. Well done Thule.


Fast delivery, excellent ladder thanks


Super fast shipping and item as expected in new condition. Would definitely use etrailer again


This is a great ladder. We were looking for a ladder just high enough to reach the top of the slide out of our camper so I would not have to climb all the way on the roof.
We returned a previous ladder ordered through another on line shopping (guess who) when the ladder received differed significantly and was entirely unsatisfactorily from the product ordered. Researching why I discovered the ladder shipped was half the price of the ladder ordered. Can you say bait-and-switch?
We have also tried another ladder bought by a friend for their camper but it wasn’t quite what we were looking for.
We used Thule’s’ van ladder for the first time today to blow off the slide out roof on our camper. It was stable-no shake or flimsiness. Comfortable on the feet. It stayed in place with just the top rung rubber bumpers. And to top it off- retracting was exceptionable- no risking the fingers from slamming down the rungs. Soft retraction as advertised. I highly recommend


So far it's been a great ladder for class B van. I have an Entegra Ethos 20TL 2022 that did not come with a ladder. As far as the magnetic holder, haven't used it with the ladder yet cause the ladder seem stable without it, but I will start using it on more uneven pavement. The ladder fits great behind the driver seat and then the magnetic holder goes great on the driver back door.


This is the best and only ladder I've ever bought. It took me a couple tries to understand how the steps lock, but short of this, it's a sturdy ladder I use for my Transit Connect and whilst there isn't much room for the magnetic bar, it still gets stuck very well to the top side of the van, and the ladder itself is extremely easy to use if not a bit heavy, but that's also the upside, it being well-made. I'm short, and it makes climbing to the hard top case on my van a much easier experience.


Great product at a great price - took a little longer to receive because the ladder was back ordered, but we weren't in a hurry and the price was right!
I tried it out yesterday, and it works perfectly - exactly what we were looking for, thanks!


Outstanding well the organic valley is better than the promise but you know


I don’t need a ladder on my Sprinter all of the time; and this is a perfect compromise for having it when you may need one … or not.


Awesome Ladder... I use it to clean and load items onto my Van. I chose a ladder like this so I could place the ladder where needed. When on stable ground, the magnetic attachment is useful when on unstable ground. The magnetic attachment is the reason I purchased this ladder.


The perfect RV Class B ladder!





Perfect for my Promaster 2500 custom build. Light weight and compact! Easy to store and easy to handle. Great product. Thank you!





Good, but the top ladder pads have come loose and I need replacements.


Great, useful product. Easy to use, solved roof access issue. Good customer service


This is a very solid product and should give us many years of utility.


Fast shipment. Only company with in stock availability.
Thanks much


Easy to use, flawless ordering process


works great, fast shipping - thanks

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