PortablePET Twistep Dog Hitch Step Customer Reviews
13 Customer Reviews
Easier than lifting your dog into the car and simpler than setting up a bulky pet ramp, the Portable PET Twistep Dog Hitch Step is the quick and easy way to get your tail-waggin’ friend into your ride.
The PortablePET Twistep rotates a full 360-degrees under your vehicle in just one movement—simply push in, push down and twist. And, the Twistep is ultra durable, crafted from glass filled nylon with a corrosion resistance coating to stand up to any weather. Plus, with the anti-slip surface, your pooch has safe and secure footing.
This 22” x 19” hitch step fits 1 1/4” and 2" receiver hitches and easily installs with the step-by-step instructions. Even better, it holds up to 400 lbs when used with a Class III hitch or 300 lbs on a Class II hitch—so your pet step doubles as a convenient hitch step for you to reach the top of your ride. What’s more, the PortablePET Twistep Dog Hitch Step is backed by a 1-year warranty against manufacturer defects.
13 Customer Reviews
Reviewed by John M (PARK CITY, UT) Reviewed for a 2013 Toyota Highlander — Apr 24, 2013 8:23 PM
One of the few products that you do not have to assemble. It rotates easily under the vehicle. I installed this on my 2013 Toyota Highlander and it worked perfectly. I had to coax the dog to use it but once she figured it out she used it every time. I would definitely recommend it. Regular shipping arrived the same week. It is handy for stepping up to the roof rack to load and unload.
Reviewed by Linda K (NAPA, CA) Reviewed for a 2013 Ford Explorer — Sep 27, 2012 12:11 AM
I have a Newfoundland dog that recently had a TPLO. She has recovered and this step is great for her getting into and out of our SUV. It saves my back and her legs. Great Product and received it within in couple of days of ordering.
Reviewed by Alice Y (Daly City, CA) Reviewed for a 2009 Ford Escape — Sep 15, 2012 3:23 PM
Great product. Very easy to put together and very easy to train dog to use it. Minor negative is that this site did not carry the correct lock for hitch step so I needed to purchase it from from another site.
Reviewed by Pamela C (Cowansville, PA) Reviewed for a 2012 Subaru Forester — Jun 01, 2012 3:29 AM
This took 10 minutes to install in my new 2012 Forester. Works great. This step does hang down even in the stored position. Therefore you lower your rear ground clearance. So I'm planning on taking off when not in use and storing in spare tire well. As long as I put a wrench with it I can have it ready to use in a snap. If you're a city/suburb dweller I'd leave it on. For those of us rural you'd bottom it with it if left on continuously.
Reviewed by Maria R (ESTES PARK, CO) Reviewed for a 2001 Land Rover Discovery — Feb 27, 2012 8:48 PM
Easy to install. Good quality materials. I use mine on a Land Rover Discovery and it works great! My 75 pound Aussie jumps right up and down, didn't even need training. I leave it twisted "open" most of the time because there isn't much traffic where I live, but, I could easily close it. Highly recommend this product! Wish I would have found it last year.
Reviewed by Valerie C (Webberville, MI) — Nov 04, 2011 10:44 AM
I have 4 large dogs, the biggest being a 146# Rottweiler. He has bad hips and elbows. When he uses the step, he can enter and exit without the added pressure on those joints, making him more comfortable overall. With my Escape, together the back end and bumper are higher up, thus getting in and out of the back is easier for myself as well. This is a good investment for my pets, and I would encourage my clients to purchase as well. Valerie, DVM
Reviewed by SUSAN S (Elmhurst, IL) Reviewed for a 2011 Jeep Wrangler — Oct 05, 2011 4:33 AM
Easy to train my 2 huskies to use (literally took a couple of minutes). Putting it together was easy. We purchased a locking mechanism from the recommended carrier and you need a tool & key to remove the unit. I wouldn't recommend driving through a car wash with the step attached (so it would nice if it could be easily removed). Very substantial product that will really help me transport my dogs. Recommend this product.
Reviewed by Belinda F (Dallas, TX) — Sep 29, 2011 4:31 PM
For our Subaru Outback this is a little big. Also, the adapter to the larger hitch size needs to be adjustable with an additional screw hole to move it further into the hitch. The column is really tall and it seems like it could be shorter to fit more vehicles. Might be a bit heavy for some users as well. Probably works much better on an SUV.
Reviewed by Trudy P (Kingsport, TN) Reviewed for a 2003 Toyota 4Runner — Jul 26, 2011 8:03 AM
This product is perfect for pets. I considered a ramp but did not want to take up cargo space & have to drag it in & out of the suv every time I load my furry angels. I was concerned though that neither of my 4 dogs would step up and then into the suv. One of them has spine problems and recently was a university & I did not want to hurt her back getting in & out. Each dog used it the first time without hesitation both entering and exiting. Two of my dogs are too heavy for me to lift so it has not only helped my dogs but me also. I recommend the lock for it also. It is a perfect fit and no chance of theft. The Twistep is easy to use and it was easy to mount to the hitch. I highly recommend. It makes a nice little table to water my pets. It also is easy for me to get in & out of the cargo area using it as a step.
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Asked by Anonymous
Mar 23, 2013 4:36 AM
We have a 2" hitch. This says it uses a 1 1/4" hitch. Is there an adaptor so that it can fit a 2" hitch?
Answered by Nathan S. — Mar 28, 2013 10:06 AM
Hi, I have it right here for you: Hitch Adapterflag Accept Answer