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About Ladder Racks

When you work as a roofer, contractor, or painter, you do not need friends in high places — you need to reach them yourself. With a ladder rack installed on your truck or van, you do not have to worry about your equipment sliding off your vehicle and into traffic. A truck ladder rack is typically installed over the bed so the ladder is positioned behind the cab, while a van ladder rack is installed on the roof of the vehicle. Both models can be found in the vast inventory of racks available from sellers on eBay, so it is important to measure your vehicle to determine the ideal size and placement. For example, if you drive a short-bed pickup, your ladder rack might need to start on the roof over the cab, and then extend at an angle over the bed. Some racks accommodate only a single ladder, while others store multiple ladders. Each model has a maximum length for the ladders it can carry, so make sure you know the height and width of the ladders you use most often so you do not put yourself, your vehicle, or other motorists in jeopardy.