HitchMate TireStep Customer Reviews
23 Customer Reviews
From high-speed road bikes to ocean kayaks, your roof rack is the perfect platform for hauling your toys. But, unless you're built like Andre the Giant, hoisting your gear aloft is a real pain in the backside—literally. Instead of straining to reach your roof, give yourself a big boost up with the HitchMate TireStep.
The HitchMate TireStep is a fully portable step ladder that fits right over your tire, creating a stable, sturdy platform for stepping up. Break it out when you're washing your rig, and you'll be able to reach that bird squeeze on your roof with ease. Set it up when you're working under the hood, and you won't kill your back checking your brake fluid. The HitchMate TireStep is always there to save the day.
Constructed from durable steel with an anti-rust black powder coating, this tire step can support up to 400 lbs of weight. The stepping area boasts a skid-free diamond-tread pattern, and its generous 22" x 10" size ensures sure footing. Plus, it folds flat and comes with a storage bag. Limited Lifetime Warranty included.
23 Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Lawrence C (Hillsboro, OR) Reviewed for a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser — Sep 30, 2014 9:21 PM
Very sturdy and heavy duty feeling, works well. Only complaint is, like others on here have stated, it would be nice if carrying bag was big enough to allow you to have the step at preferred position, bag can only be used in default setup of step which is not ideal for me.
Reviewed by Donald P (Claymont, DE) Reviewed for a 2014 Nissan Frontier — Sep 10, 2014 8:23 PM
Works fine, but if you change the adjustments from the way it was shipped, it WILL NOT FIT in the bag. The zipper on the bag popped the stitching the very first time I zipped it up. I can have it fixed, but theres a few extra bucks to make it right. Also the spring loaded detent buttons to adjust for tire size were so hard to push I had to use channel locks with padding to get them pushed in.
Reviewed by Ron S (Portage, IN) Reviewed for a 2014 Dodge Ram — Jul 10, 2014 5:57 AM
the step is just what was needed to reach the center of the windshield and the hood. makes washing & waxing much easier. it's adjustable for different sized tires and it also adjusts for up and down for a longer reach.
Reviewed by Petra S (Bonners Ferry, ID) Reviewed for a 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser — Jul 08, 2014 2:54 PM
The step is very practical and fits perfectly over the tire and I like that it comes in its own bag so that the interior of the car doesn't get scratched. The downside is, that I have adjusted the step into the middle position and the bag doesn't shut anymore. I wished that part would have been better thought out!
Reviewed by Mark G (Blue Earth, MN) — Jun 28, 2014 4:38 AM
We love this new step. We have a 5th wheel trailer and have had problems reaching in to hook the emergency brake or getting something out of the bed of the truck. Now with the new Hitchmate step it is easy. It is nice that even on the lowest setting you can still put it into the storage bag.
Reviewed by Timothy G (ARLINGTON, WA) Reviewed for a 2013 Ford F-150 — May 06, 2014 8:47 PM
The TireStep does everything HitchMate says it will. It provides a solid step for tieing items to the roof rack, or working under the hood. It will also serve as a nice seat, if needed. It does fold fairly compact and fits into the case well. I bought this to make it more convenient for my wife, but she claims that it is too heavy to be easy for her - and really won't help to clean the windshield on her Durango. I'll toss it in the F150 and continue to use it when working under the hood, to put stuff on the roof rack or when washing the vehicles.
Reviewed by Gregory M (Ventura, CA) Reviewed for a 2014 Toyota Tundra — Mar 31, 2014 8:24 AM
Was looking for something to allow me to clean my windows and access the top of my truck and camper shell including accessing my installed windoors on my shell. The HitchMate TireStep solved all my concerns. I can now easily reach all my "hard to reach" places with ease now on my raised Toyota Tundra which has a 6" Procomp Stage I lift and 35X12.5X18 tires. The HitchMate TireStep also fits around my tires easily and effortlessless. Thanks for producing such a item at a very economical price. I'm very pleased!
Reviewed by Lawrence C (BROOMFIELD, CO) — Nov 14, 2013 6:55 AM
Well constructed but if you set the step height at any of the positions other than the lowest you can't just fold it and put it in the storage bag it comes with, which defeats the purpose of having the storage bag... If the manufacturer is reading this they should redesign this to have the spring loaded push pins to move the step up and down with more ease and even more range beyond the three positions... Otherwise, it's exceptionally well made and worth the money....