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Introducing the NEW Explorer Ladder + Tire Carrier. This new Ladder + Tire Carrier combines the incredibly popular mountable steps from our Explorer Side Ladder with our iconic Ladder + Tire Carrier. This new design expands the function of the Ladder + Tire carrier to allow for mounting additional accessories on the rungs of the ladder. Additionally, this new step design expands the foot pad creating an even more stable platform to climb. Lastly, these new steps just look fantastic....but then again we are biased ;)
The Owl Ladder + Tire Carrier was pioneered by Owl and has now become iconic in the Adventure Van industry. Years of development and testing have led to one of the most functional and bulletproof products on the market. The Owl Ladder + Tire Carrier for Sprinter is the seamless integration of two great products into a single unit. Get all the functionality of a ladder to access your roof as well as mount a full-sized tire.
Trail Tested - Our team is obsessed with quality and we abuse our gear on the toughest trails in the world. This means that when you order an Owl Ladder you are getting thousands of miles of torture testing before that gear ever reaches you. When you’re off the beaten path, miles from rescue, you can rely on your Owl gear to get you home.
Why Mount A Tire On The Rear? - This is a common question and the answer is simple. If you're going to be taking your van off-road, then you're going to need a full-sized spare. A full-sized spare is the first and most important piece of gear you can take off-road. The OEM space under the van is undersized for a proper spare. Even if you can stuff your tire under, it can often be hard or impossible to get out in muddy or off-road conditions. Remember, you should always prepare your van up for when things go wrong not when they go right.
Quality - Owl uses a more expensive but bendable aluminum alloy which allows us to make the product stronger and lighter. Other companies use cuts and welds instead of mandrel bends. Bends are always stronger than cuts and welds. This is why our team works to take out as many cuts and welds as possible even if it means the product is harder to build.
Trust - When you buy Owl you are getting the backing of the originators and still the industry leader in rear door carriers. This means years of rock-solid performance and literally millions of customer miles ensure you can count on your Owl Ladder + Tire Carrier.
Weight - We manufacture the Ladder + Tire Carrier to be incredibly lightweight while still incredibly rugged. Our Master welders take computer bent and cut aluminum tubing and TIG weld each joint to ensure perfect fit and performance. We encourage you to look at the welds and fit of Owl gear, even to the untrained eye, the attention to detail is instantly apparent.
Installation - We design all of our products to be DIY friendly. We have easy to follow and detailed YouTube videos that walk you through the process. Remember if you don’t feel comfortable, our team of professionals at Owl Off Road are always here to install all your gear.
Usability - The Ladder + Tire carrier was designed for ease of use from the beginning. Footpegs extend low below the tire to make climbing easy. The tire is situated as low as possible (without blocking the license plate) so that one person can easily get the tire on/off without assistance. A steel support hoop adds strength and carries the weight of the tire while being secured (tightening the spin-on handle). A spin-on tire handle allows access to the spare tire in seconds without tools.
- Fits Sprinter VS30 2WD, 4x4, AWD High Roof (2019 to Present) (Revel, Storyteller, Airstream, Launch, Sanctuary, tranquility, Cahaba and many more)
- Does not interfere with Parking Assist sensors on most vans (see FAQ page for fixing if it does)
- All Tig Welded Aluminum
- Requires 180˚ hinges (See hinge info below) selecting 270˚ hinges below will add to your order the Factory Mercedes Benz Hinge Replacement kit.
- Lightweight (25lbs)
- Low Roof Sprinters - We only have the Classic Ladder + Tire Carrier for low-roof vans
- Additional footpegs on side tube (see images)
- Spin-on tire holder with locking option
- Adjust for different wheel/tire sizes (over 33" could require trimming of MB badge)
- Powder Coated Black
- DIY friendly with step-by-step install video
- Opens with the door (nothing to swing out of the way or bumpers to buy)
- Compatible with vans with rear windshield wipers
- No need to relocate the license plate
- No need to remove or swap out the Mercedes badge
- Product requires drilling a single hole in the door. Template included.
- NOTE - If you wish to mount a box, please get a "Box Mounting Tab" from our site in addition to your purchase
- Footpegs must be screwed all the way down and be seated against the ladder to support weight
What Type Of Hinges Do I Have?
There are two types of hinges that come on the VS30 MB Sprinter (2019+) vans, 180˚ and 270˚. Owl carriers require the 180˚ hinges or a set of our modified 270˚ hinges (sold separately). All Winnebago REVELs have 180˚ hinges. To figure out what type of hinges you have there are a few easy options:
Look at the below image. If you have holes in your hinges then you have the 180˚ hinges (top in the image).
If your doors open all the way and fold flat along the side of the van you have the 270˚ hinges.
Even if you don’t know what departure angle is, you have experienced it. Ever scrapped your trailer hitch while going in and out of a steep driveway? That’s because that trailer hitch limits your ability to climb a steep angle the same way a bumper-mounted swing out system does. Owl carriers keep all of your gear up high away from water, road debris, and most importantly, don’t limit your vans off-roading capabilities.
TRAIL TESTED GEAR
Owl offers a highly curated selection based on what we use. Our gear is trusted by the world's top van builders.
WE'RE HERE FOR YOU
Call us at 866-695-8267 if you have questions. No call centers - our install experts talk with you.
MADE IN THE USA
Owl products are engineered for off-road, and hand welded in Arizona. No one beats our quality. Period.
We want all customers to be happy with their purchases but in the event of a canceled order, we cannot recoup the fees charged to us by the credit card companies. When an order is placed, the credit card company takes a percentage of the sale, typically 5%-6% This is money that DOES NOT go to us and we do not get this charge given back to us when we refund an order. Therefore, if someone buys a suspension and then cancels, we pay the credit card company several hundreds of dollars that we cannot get back. Although you may not have noticed, it is industry standard for larger dollar items to have a "restocking fee" of 15% or more. We do our best to charge exactly what we get charged by the credit card company when you cancel an order. In the event of a canceled order, the 5%-6% that the credit card company charges us cannot be refunded. Please make note of this before you order.
• All canceled orders over $1000 paid with a "Credit Card" will have a 5% credit card processing fee that cannot be returned.
• All canceled orders over $1000 paid with a "Shop Pay Installments" will have a 6% credit card processing fee that cannot be returned.
California Prop 65
WARNING: Some of the products listed contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. None of our products are intended to be used in conjunction with clean drinking water unless stated otherwise. For more info please visit www.p65warnings.ca.gov.