FAQs for Truck Ladder Racks
|Q: What size pipe is used for the ladder racks?
Are most popular truck ladder rack is the Ryder Rack. Ryder Racks are either fabricated with 1.5″ pipe or 2″ pipe. Both pipes are Schedule 40 aluminum. We use the 1.5″ pipe on compact trucks such as Toyota Tacomas and Ford Rangers. Our 1.5″ pipe has an outside dimension of 1.875″. The 2″ pipe is used on full sized trucks such as GMC Sierras and Ford F-250 trucks. The 2″ aluminum pipe has an outside dimension of 2.375″.
|Q: How are the ladder racks shipped?
Unfortunately, we are no longer able to ship our fully-welded racks. We do offer the Ryder Rack Bolt for out of state customers that are not able to drive to Wilmington, NC for a free installation. For the BOLTS, we use several different LTL freight companies to ship. The racks are packaged with protective cardboard and static cling plastic. Custom pallets are built to make sure the racks stay well protected and can be maneuvered with fork lifts. The racks must be shipped to a commercial address to avoid a $150 residential delivery fee.
|Q: How long does it take to receive a rack after ordered?
Our custom ladder racks take about 2-3 weeks to be fabricated after your order and freight can sometimes take up to a week.
|Q: How are the racks attached to the truck?
Our standard truck rack legs are welded to a 3″x3″x0.25″ aluminum angle. The 3″ lip sits inside the bedrail of the truck. The rack pads fasten with 5/16″ chromoly hardware that we provide. We recommend through bolting your rack to the inner lip of your truck’s bed rail. Toyota Tacomas have a special mounting system that we outline here.
|Q: Will my RyderRack fit over my camper shell or tonneau cover?
We do offer custom options for customers needing their racks to work in conjunction with camper/topper shells and tonneau covers. Our mounting options are compatible with all major brands and are custom built for your application. Some camper shells are manufactured with a lip that folds over the outside bedrails. In order for our racks to incorporate, that lip would need to be trimmed off.