For some people and professionals it is essential that they have a ladder rack on their vehicle. These racks not only carry ladders, but long pipes, boards, tools and other items as well. Rather than having your ladder, tools and other materials sliding around in the back of your truck, or fastened sloppily with a rope or a bungee cord, you should take a look at the wide selection of ladder rack products on the market today. Even if you already own one you may want to see what the newest innovations are.
As far as features there are many to consider when you are looking at a new rack for your vehicle. You can get it mounted permanently in your truck or you can get a removable model, which is nice when your work truck is also used as your personal vehicle.
Here are some other things to consider when you are choosing what type of ladder rack would be best for your situation:
How many ladders and other types of equipment will you be carrying on your ladder rack? If you are a building contractor, or a professional painter, you may have the need to carry several types of items on your ladder rack. There are racks that basically fill the truck bed with four upright supports, allowing plenty of room for storage underneath as well as above the whole bed of the truck. If you only carry one ladder, you may be able to have the rack mounted on a single side of the truck with two supports or even a single support rack which can mount to any corner of the truck.
Another consideration is the number of clamps that you will need on your ladder rack. Virtually any type of rack will have options for how many clamps it has. If you are carrying lots of equipment you will need more clamps and you may need a few different types of clamps as well.
A ladder rack can also be adjustable for height and length. You can find racks that can be placed in virtually any spot in your truck bed. You can choose the type of mounting device that holds the mount in your truck depending on whether you want a permanent or movable mount. One of the most important choices you can make will be the type of material that the ladder rack is made out of. If you will be moving it, it will need to be light enough to move easily-but strong enough to hold anything that you need to put on it.
If you go shopping online you will find a wide selection of racks to meet nearly every need that you may have in your business or personal life.