When I had a ladder on the back of my van I thought, well that makes sense. But side ladders seem popular. But why? They seem like they would block vision and get caught on branches. What’s the reasoning there?
The sprinter hinges and body attach points are quite robust (they need to be with 270 degree doors). My 70lb spare tire has been mounted there for quite a while.I don’t see how a rear ladder could ruin any hinges at all, especially if the door sill is making contact with the door bottom pad. I dunno, maybe some vans have weak hinges but the sprinter hinges seem plenty strong. Low profile side ladder that you can deploy would be cool