PortablePET Twistep Dog Hitch Step Customer Reviews
14 Customer Reviews
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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.
14 Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Adam S (VIENNA, VA) Reviewed for a 2013 Toyota 4Runner — Nov 28, 2013 11:41 AM
We have an English Mastiff -- they aren't jumpers, so I've always had to lift her into the back of the SUV. That is awful for both of us. Enter this awesome product. I taught her to use the step in a matter of minutes (using liver treats), and now we can go for rides whenever we want. Expensive, but totally worth it. Solid construction.
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.