Traxion Tailgate Ladder, Model# 1-00040
Review of Traxion Tailgate Ladder
Positioning on a 2002 Avalanche, it worked but took some very careful positioning due to the cladding both on the outside of the truck and in the bed. The two attached pictures show the cladding and the position that I had to attached the ladder at. NOTE: The ladder had to be installed with the curve section on the right instead of the left like the instructions called for. The ladder would not work with the curved section on the left due to the outside cladding and bumper.
Now for the product review. Very nice ladder system. Once I had the position figured out, installation was very easy.
I'm only giving it a 4 because in my opinion it was should have had more washers for the kit and it had no end caps for the bottom of the ladder. It actually came with an extra set of end caps but those are for the top tubes of the ladder and will not fit the bottom.
The bottom is much larger. So the bottom vertical tubes of the ladder are completely open with no end caps. This could allow mud and other material to get trapped inside the tube. I feel there should have been two end caps for these tubes supplied with the kit.
Also the welds for the ladder cross members don't look very strong. There is only a weld on the top and bottom but none on the front and back. I think the ladder could have been made much stronger if they had welded all 4 sides of the tubing.
Hopefully this ladder will hold up for years. Other then these issues that I see could have been improved on, it is a very smart design.
November 7, 2013
Installation was very easy. Lock down strap could be a little longer but it worked OK. Good hardware package with everything needed. Printed sheet with install instruction would be nice but the box shows most details.
Very stable support and the fact that it can be removed easily is a nice feature.
September 18, 2013
This ladder is a great addition
Great ladder for the price, it works! Installation was straight forward and quick. Only issue was the length of velcro strip to retain the ladder when stowed was Not long enough to work. I had to procure an alternate velcro strip from my wife's sewing goods. I like how the ladder sits on the ground and my weight is not on the tailgate until I am aboard. This ladder is less likely to pull away from the tailgate vs ladders that are exclusively attached to the gate.
September 17, 2013
The ladder came in a timely manner. The packagiing could have been better. Very satisfied and and ready to use it more.
April 24, 2013
This tailgate ladder makes it so much easier for an over 65 person to climb up into the bed of a pickup truck in order to pack things properly. Saves a lot on sore muscles and twisted ankles.
April 23, 2013
this tailgate ladder has made my day to day work so much easier. easily installed and works perfectly. i should have bought one years ago.
April 23, 2013
Traxion Tailgate Ladder
This ladder fits perfect on my 2010 Ford F250. It is much less expensive than the OEM ladder that is an option from the manufacturer and has some advantages over the OEM product. The only complaint I would have is some of the hardware was missing and I used heavier self tapping screws because the ones that came with the ladder were a little on the light side. All in all it is a great idea that will save my knees and other parts allot of pain.
October 8, 2012
The ladder was a great product for the price, dont know how long the velcro strap will last though. All in all a good buy
January 9, 2012
I wish I would have found this ladder years ago as it is so much easier to get in my truck now and get those items that always end up in the middle of the bed. Easy install and works great.
March 14, 2011
My tailgate is over waist high. getting old,, no more hopping up it on butt and turning around and grinding knees on tailgate. Love it
January 17, 2011