Received step quickly, easy to install, it is very well built, I don't see where there could be any problem with breakage or becoming loose at any point, very solid when stepping on it and folds up and down very easily. I was going to build one when I ran across this one, they have worked out all the little problems and details and came up with a very well built quality product. For the money you can't go wrong.
For those of you that have a full size truck that could use a step in-between the ground and open tail gate the Truck N Buddy works great. I bought ours for a 3/4 ton Dodge. Those that have experience with these types of trucks know they sit higher off the ground than other brands. This item solved my issue with lifting heavy tools in and out of the truck all day long. Back saver and cheaper than the chiropractor!
Truck N' Buddy
Using this product for a dog step more than a human step. Works well as a seat for a person as well. I did not install the handle as there is a cap on the truck. I installed some individual tape strips on the steps as added traction for the dog, otherwise it is slippery. You may have to use longer screws if there is a tailgate protector. I installed it over the protector and drilled some optional holes because of alignment issues.