Installing the JET Rack® Interior Ladder Storage System takes around 30-60 minutes for most installs. Occasionally a trickier mounting location may take longer.
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Instructions for installing the Universal Mounting Kit can be downloaded here
Below are step-by-step instructions with accompanying videos. Feel free to Contact Us for any help during your install.
Pre-install the strut channel to the chosen location in your vehicle.
Loosely pre-assemble the main components, to allow for adjustments later on in the install.
Attach the components to the strut channel. Do not over tighten, this will be done later in the install once adjustments have been made.
Now the components are attached to the strut channel, secure it to the chosen location. Fully tighten the fasteners atttaching the strut to the location now to ensure a safe and secure mounting.
To make the install easier later on, pre-thread the nylon lock nut with the pan head screw.
Note that at this point the sliding mount may be difficult to move as the strut has not been lubricated. Components are NOT completely secured, so use caution.
Ensure that the components are aligned correctly, and the fixed catch is perfectly aligned with the ladder rung. NOTE: If the ladder rung is not perfectly aligned to sit within the fixed catch, you may have a slight wobble and rattle.
Whilst the ladder is in the stowed position, tighten the shock cords by pulling them to the back of the vehicle. Ensure there is enough tension, as this is what secures the ladder in place.
The stop plates ensure that your JET Rack® doesn't slide past the positions of operation.
The shock cord guide will stop the shock cord from drooping down during the loading/unloading cycle.
TIP: You will need to stretch the cord out to be able to put the clips on.
Lubricate the strut with white lithium grease until component travel is smooth and effortless. Secure ladders in with the included safety strap