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Thule Xsporter Pro Adjustable Height Truck Bed Ladder Rack - Aluminum - 450 lbs - Black

Thule Xsporter Pro Adjustable Height Truck Bed Ladder Rack - Aluminum - 450 lbs - Black

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This truck bed ladder rack has aerodynamic load bars that adjust to 32 different heights for ultimate load-carrying versatility. Locking aluminum rack installs easily on your side rails, includes load stops, and works with most Thule accessories. Fastest Shipping and Great prices for Thule Xsporter Pro Adjustable Height Truck Bed Ladder Rack - Aluminum - 450 lbs - Black. Read our customer reviews of Thule ladder racks. Call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service or order your ladder racks part number TH500XTB by Thule online at
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Thule Ladder Racks - TH500XTB

  • Truck Bed
  • Fixed Rack
  • Thule
  • No-Drill Application
  • Aluminum
  • Recreation
  • Over the Bed
  • Adjustable Height

This truck bed ladder rack has aerodynamic load bars that adjust to 32 different heights for ultimate load-carrying versatility. Locking aluminum rack installs easily on your side rails, includes load stops, and works with most Thule accessories.


  • Adjustable-height ladder rack for your truck bed
  • CustomAdjust bars can be raised or lowered to 32 different heights for maximum load-carrying versatility
    • Higher positions let you haul long loads and free up your truck bed for other cargo
    • Lower positions let you easily load cargo and make the rack more aerodynamic
  • QuickDial hand knobs make it easy to raise or lower the load bars
    • Molded numbers on the uprights denote the load bar height
  • T-slot load bar design allows you to easily attach and adjust channel-mounted accessories
    • WindDiffuser rubber strips add finished look to load bars
    • AirTrip technology - ridges in bars redirect air over and under bars to eliminate whistling
  • Aero load stops included to help hold your cargo in place
    • Fit easily into T-slots on the load bars
  • 4 Fully welded mounting rails secure the load bar supports in place on your truck bed rails
    • Easy, clamp-on installation - no cutting or drilling required
  • 2 SecureLock clamp covers with Thule One-Key System locks secure the rails to your truck
  • 2 Locking endcaps with Thule One-Key System locks secure the upright load bar supports to your truck
  • Versatile load bars accept most Thule clamp-on and channel-mount carriers and accessories
    • Some accessories may require Thule Xadapt adapters (sold separately)
  • Reinforced, 600-grade, anodized aluminum construction is durable and rustproof
  • Black color


  • Carrying capacity: 450 lbs
  • Application: universal design fits most full-size and compact trucks
    • Mounting kit (THXK3 - sold separately) required for Toyota Tacoma 2005-2015
    • Mounting kit (THXK4 - sold separately) required for Toyota Tacoma 2016 to current
  • Load bar dimensions: 72" long x 3-1/2" wide x 1-1/2" tall
  • Maximum height from top of bed rail:
    • Top of crossbar: 30"
    • Top of load stop: 34-3/4"
  • Limited lifetime warranty

500XTB Thule Xsporter Pro Adjustable-Height Truck Bed Rack with Load Stops - Aluminum - 450 lbs - Black

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Thule Xsporter Pro Adjustable Height Truck Bed Ladder Rack - Aluminum - 450 lbs - Black - TH500XTB

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (72 Customer Reviews)

This truck bed ladder rack has aerodynamic load bars that adjust to 32 different heights for ultimate load-carrying versatility. Locking aluminum rack installs easily on your side rails, includes load stops, and works with most Thule accessories.

2022 Toyota Tacoma

Thule bars are well made and install easily. Look great on my 2022 Tacoma...just ensure you get the additional install kit for the Toyota track system. AT the time of purchase no was sure if the TracOne adapter kit would does. On the negative side....The cross bars were dimpled from shipping as you can see in the photo. Good news is that etrailer customer service was able to arrange two new bars to be sent as replacement. Excellent customer service!


I recently made a 4 hour trip home after picking up a new kayak while using the following equipment for the first time: Thule Xsporter Pro Truck Bed Ladder Rack, Thule Hull-A-Port Kayak Carrier w/Tie-Downs - J-Style, Thule Watersports Adapter for Aeroblade/Aeroblade Edge Bars and Thule Bow/Stern Tie-Downs. I'm impressed with the performance of all of those components.


The Thule Xsporter Pro fits perfectly on my 2006 Tundra. Easy to install. Very study. I also want to mention the outstanding customer service provided by Samantha H at etrailer. She answered all my questions during the ordering process and kept me informed when product shipped. I received the product two days earlier than initially quoted.

2022 Ford F-150

Thank you so much for the wonderful prompt delivery! Thank you to Justin for taking care of the process for me. I installed it in about an hour! Looks great on my new f150 !


It was a HOT and sweaty install, but then I live in Kihei, HI where surfboards need a ride to the
beach! ALL the parts and pieces were there, very helpful. Measured, tested; made sure my truck would fit in the garage. After looking at dozens of options I was so glad I bought this.


Did some trimming on the truck bed rail to get max distance between brackets. I use the raise lower and removal function often and it’s ease to do. Only con is that I haven’t found a tonneau cover that works with it due to the bracket wrapping the bedrail.


Love these because of the adjustability. I can carry my tent lower than the roofline, or use to carry my canoe above it. The adjustable stops make it easy to change depending on whatever load you're running, ladders, plywood, a boat, etc! The black powder coat happens to match my truck perfectly.


Rack failed within the first month. Locking mech locks up, don't not lock and unscrews itself during travel. Locks to truck fell off. Protective caps broke after several adjustments to hold ladders up. Dont waste your money. I thought Thule was high quality and was wrong.

The manufacturer will reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 06/06/2022

2019 Ford F-150

Probably the best rack I have ever purchased, I was looking for a ladder rack that could adjust easily to fit in a parking garage. Directions were very clear and easy to follow. All required tools are supplied. This rack can be removed fast if needed, and has lockable fittings to keep others from easily removing it.


Best rack system ever!!! I put it together in less than an hour. Now, I can lower the crossbars and drive the truck in my garage with the kayak rack still on it. Note to self: 7ft garage doors are just too low... Fantastic customer service from Allison K. She kept me updated every step of the way from order to delivery. Thanks for another great product from etailer!


it is junk. The load stop tensioners seized up. Two of the end end caps broke off which allowed one of the load stops to then falls off in transit. Watched it bounce down the parkway. I have been using Thule for years. Always happy. I don't know what happened to the quality. It is no longer in their product.

2020 GMC Sierra 1500

Great product. The box came in a little roughed up due to shipping. But I couldn’t be happier with this product. I’m glad I picked this brand.


Great rack! Only thing I can say bad is that cat washes won't let you take it through. Guess it has to do with the base breaking and tearing up equipment and people. I just wash my truck myself so no worries!


Just what I expected, and great service, Thank you!


I have loaded this with lumber and other construction equip. Has not failed. Some times reinstalling the racks is a little frustrating but patience pays off. Once I entered a parking garage and forgot they were up because they are adjustable, got out of truck and lowered them which only takes a minute and was still able to park . Like these .


I love the adjustable ladder rack. Simple to install.


This is a fantastic product! Looks great, adjust easily. With the toolbox and ladder racks down it really gives the truck a unique look. Less than 5 minutes they can be adjusted up to carry whatever is needed. I attach my hullavator kayak cradle to it in another couple of minutes and am ready to easily load kayak. I couldn’t be more satisfied.


Great , quick , perfect

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

May be a little tricky to mount on the bedrails, depending on your truck. But simple, clean look! Sturdy and well built! The height adjustment feature works well. Very nice addition to the truck!

2021 Toyota Tundra

lm going to give a 8 looks strong and fits really good on a Toyota 2021 sr5 thanks


Very study rack! They shipped to Hawaii for less than an arm and a leg, thank you!

2017 Nissan Titan

good product


Excellent customer service and even sent two videos explaining how to put the rack on and all the features. Thanks fir your help Jenny.



It’s heavier duty then I thought it was which is awesome and there customer service truly is spectacular. [thumbs up]

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See what our Experts say about this Thule Ladder Racks

  • What Type of Ladder Rack is Easiest to Adjust to Fit in and Out of Garage
    I have a really great idea that will allow your truck to easily fit in your garage without requiring you to disassembly a ladder rack. What your best solution would be is a ladder rack that has an adjustable height like the Thule Xsporter part # TH500XTB which would allow you to lower the bars in a matter of seconds to fit in your garage and then raise them back up when outside of the garage. Just be sure to remember to lower them always so you don't hit the bars on anything!
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  • Can Thule Xsporter Pro Truck Ladder Rack Fit Truck with Tool Box in Truck Bed
    The Thule Xsporter Pro Truck Bed Ladder Rack # TH500XTB that you referenced is compatible with truck bed tool boxes like you mentioned having. You just would install the forward upright assembly behind the tool box if the box goes over the bed rails.
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  • Tall Ladder Rack For 2003 GMC Sonoma
    The rack I'm recommending is the Thule #TH500XTB Truck Bed Ladder Rack. It has 32 different adjustable heights to give you lots of hauling versatility, and it will safely carry 450 lbs of lumber. This ability should be customizable enough to keep your load from coming into contact with the stock racks over your cab. In terms of maximum height, from the top of the bed rail, this rack measures 30" to the top of the crossbar, and 34-3/4" to the top of the load stop. Bear in mind, the niche...
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  • Will Thule Xsporter Pro Ladder Rack Crossbars be as Tall as Cab on 2016 Ram 1500
    On the Thule Xsporter Pro ladder Rack # TH500XTB the crossbars can go up to a maximum of 30 inches measure from the tops of the bed sides on the truck. If you measure up 30 inches from your bed sides you can compare that to the height of the cab on your 2016 Ram 1500. We do not have the bed rail to cab height measurements on any trucks.
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  • Removing the Crossbars From the Thule XSporter Pro Ladder Rack
    The Thule Xsporter, part # TH500XTB, can have its crossbars removed from the bases, leaving them installed and the bases clamped to the bedrails. I wouldn't recommend doing so, as you can also just remove the base's clamps and uninstall the entire unit in about the same amount of time as removing the bars.
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  • Does Thule Xsporter Pro Ladder Rack part # TH500XTB Fit 2000 Toyota Tacoma
    For your 2000 Toyota Tacoma the Thule Xsporter Pro part # TH500XTB is a confirmed fit and would work well without any additional adapters or anything.
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  • Will Thule Xsporter Pro Cause Any Damage to Truck Bed Rails
    The Thule Xsporter Pro Truck Bed Ladder Rack # TH500XTB will not result in any embossing. The Xsporter will clamp onto your side rails and so long as you tighten clamp bolts to 10 ft-lbs using the included 7/32" Allen Key you won't encounter any issues. I have added a link to a video showing this being installed so you can take a look at the process involved.
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  • Ladder Rack Recommendation for 2018 Toyota Tundra with Longer Load Bars
    For your 2018 Toyota Tundra we have the Thule Xsporter Pro Truck Bed Ladder Rack # TH500XTB as a confirmed fit which has 72 inch long load bars which is the longest crossbar solution we have. This also has adjustable height bars as well. I attached an install video for the silver version of this rack on a similar 2016 Toyota Tundra for you to check out as well.
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  • Maximum And Minimum Height Adjustments For The Thule Zsporter Pro Truck Bed Ladder Rack
    The max height adjustment of the Thule Xsporter Pro Truck Bed Ladder Rack # TH500XTB is approximately 30" and you're correct that the minimum height would be 30" minus the length of the bed rails.
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  • Will Black Finish of Thule Xsporter # TH500XTB Last on 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab
    I really like the look of the black too of the # TH500XTB that you referenced and that would be what I would go with on your 2021 GMC Sierra 1500. The black is a powder coat which is very durable and would hold up really well. We've not anyone come back and complain that theirs showed wear over time or regret the color choice.
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  • Can I Use the Thule Xsporter # TH500XTB for a Roof Top Tent on My 2012 GMC Sierra 1500 Short Bed?
    Yes! The Thule Xsporter Pro Adjustable Height Truck Bed Ladder Rack - Aluminum - 450 lbs # TH500XTB fits your 2012 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew cab with a short 5-1/2 foot bed. Apart from providing you with 450 pounds of dynamic maximum weight capacity, the Xsporter provides you with a static weight capacity of 800 pounds. The static weight capacity of the rack is the weight capacity when the truck is not in motion. This is important to consider since you will abide by this 800 pound maximum weight...
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  • Can the Thule TracRac TracONE Truck Bed Ladder Rack for a Ford F-150 Be Locked
    I do have an option for you but the Thule TracRac TracONE Truck Bed Ladder Rack part # TH27000XTB which is a fit for a 2019 Ford F-150 does not come with locks. That said, there are a total of eight clamps so one could not remove this too easily and certainly not without tools. The only locking ladder rack option we do have is the Thule Xsporter Pro Truck Bed Ladder Rack part # TH500XTB.
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  • Will Thule Xsporter Pro Ladder Rack Fit 2020 Jeep Gladiator
    I checked with Thule regarding the fits of their ladder racks on a 2020 Jeep Gladiator and can confirm that the Thule Xsporter Pro Truck Bed Ladder Rack # TH500XTB (Black) and # TH500XT (Silver) do fit your truck. This ladder rack is highly adjustable and mounting it only requires clamping the rack onto your bed rails so you do not need to do any type of drilling or other invasive installation steps. The Xsporter Pro is going to be a quieter ladder rack than others due to its aerodynamic...
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  • Fit of Thule TH500XT Xsporter Ladder Rack on 2018 Toyota Tundra With Bed Rail System
    Unlike the Tacoma, the Thule # TH500XTB won't require an adapter in order to work with the bed rail system. For the Tundra the rail system would need to be removed first, then the # TH500XTB for black or # TH500XT for silver would easily install using the provided hardware. I've linked to a product demonstration video that shows some of the Xsporter's features.
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  • Availability of the Thule Xsporter Pro for a 2016 Toyota Tundra
    We do have the Thule Xsporter Pro available for your 2016 Toyota Tundra as long as it doesn't have the Deck Rail System. The Xsporter comes both in Silver # TH500XT and in Black # TH500XTB, and is compatible with any of the 5-1/2 foot, 6-1/2 foot, or 8 foot bed lengths that the Tundra comes with. I have attached a couple of review videos that you can check out as well.
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  • Will CargoBuckle Retractable Ratchet Straps Work With Thule Xsporter on 2016 Chevy Colorado?
    I spoke with a representative of Thule who said that the CargoBuckle Retractable Ratchet Straps IMF104933 are compatible with the Thule Xsporter for your 2016 Chevy Colorado. The Xsporter is a fit for your truck and comes in either silver # TH500XT or black # TH500XTB. It is a height-adjustable rack that uses QuickDial knobs to raise or lower the bars and has a carrying capacity of 450 lbs. I've added links to video reviews of the CargoBuckle and Xsporter for you to take a look at.
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  • Thule Xsporter Aluminum Truck Bed Ladder Racks for 2008 Chevrolet Colorado
    We have several versions of the Thule Xsporter truck ladder racks for your 2008 Chevrolet Colorado extended cab pickup. For a 5-foot or 6-foot bed length we offer the black version # TH500XTB and silver version # TH500XT. Both feature a 450-lb weight rating, no-drill installation and all-aluminum construction for long-lasting corrosion-free good looks.
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  • Does Thule Xsporter Pro Adjustable Ladder Rack Fit 2017 Toyota Tundra
    The Thule Xporter Pro Ladder rack part # TH500XTB is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Toyota Tundra as long as you don't have the deck rail system. If you have the # TH500XTB you then have everything you'd need. You just wouldn't use the mount kit that you have now that was Tacoma specific.
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  • Pickup Ladder Rack with Removable Rear Crossbar for Loading Taller Items
    I have a good solution for you and while it isn't nearly as attractive as the Thule part # TH500XTB the Buyers Products Over-The-Cab Truck Bed Ladder Rack part # 3371501150 will get the job done the easiest out of the options available. Check out the video Hayden did on it below. As you will see the rear bar is very easily removable with just two snapper pins. If the center bar poses an issue you can see in the video it is just held in place with a single bolt on each side so it is very...
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  • Ladder Rack Recommendation for 2020 Toyota Tundra with Factory Bed Rail System
    We have ladder racks available for your 2020 Tundra at many different capacities and price points. Rola offers a good entry-level option with the # 59799 Haul-Your-Might Aluminum Ladder rack with its 800 lb capacity and reasonable price. No drilling is necessary, and the racks mount directly to the Deck Rail system. If you you are on a tighter budget and the 750 lb capacity is sufficient, this would be a great choice. For a heavier capacity at 1250 lbs, go for the Thule TracRack SR...
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  • Length of Replacement Crossbar for Thule Xsporter Truck Bed Ladder Rack 8523146002
    The length is 72 inches for the Replacement Crossbar for Thule Xsporter Truck Bed Ladder Rack # 8523146002. This is a direct replacement crossbar for the Thule Xsporter Pro Truck Bed Ladder Rack - Black # # TH500XTB. I am not aware of the length of the longest crossbar that is made.
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  • Best Ladder Rack For 2008 Dodge Dakota For Transporting A Kayak
    My favorite ladder rack is the Thule Xsporter Pro # TH500XTB. This ladder rack has the option to adjust the height which can be convienent for either having your kayak above the cab of your 2008 Dodge Dakota or off the back end of your truck. There are a lot of other options when it comes to how to carry Kayaks on the ladder rack. My favorite way is channel mounting the Thule DockGlide # TH896. It involves a super easy rear loading style so you don't have to mess with the awkward installation...
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  • Is Adapter Needed to Mount Thule Compass Kayak Carrier to Thule Xsporter Pro Ladder Rack
    There is an adapter that you'll need in order to mount the Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier w/ Tie-Downs # TH890000 to a Thule Xsporter Pro Ladder Rack # TH500XT (Silver) or # TH500XTB (Black), though not the Xadapt3 you mentioned. Instead, to mount the Compass to the Xsporter you are going to need the Thule Adapter Kit THXADAPT13. I have added links to video reviews of the Compass and Xsporter for you to check out as well.
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  • Does Thule DockGlide Kayak Carrier Fit Thule XSporter Pro Ladder Rack
    I checked with Thule to verify for you, and yes, the XSporter Pro will allow you to mount the Thule DockGlide Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs # TH896. The DockGlide # TH896 will fit right on the XSporter Pro ladder rack, and is a really nice choice for a kayak carrier. I like it because not only does it come with tie-downs so you don't have to buy those separately, but also because it has felt lining on the rear saddles which make loading your kayak into the carrier really easy. I also wanted...
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