We love our big trucks here as much as the next, but the unfortunate reality of these big trucks is getting things loaded and unloaded is getting more and more difficult. To solve that issue, tne way you can get more utility out of your truck is to add tailgate steps. There’s a broad range of tailgate steps to choose from, especially when it comes to style. You can choose from either bump step hitch steps, truck tailgate ladders, tailgate steps, or retractable truck steps.
The bump step hitch step is among the most preferred tailgate steps. The bump hitch’s lock screw and clip are made from stainless steel construction to offer you exceptional durability. The bump step hitch step such as the Dee Zee and WeatherTech are mounted on your truck’s rear. Like other pickup tailgate steps, you can use the bump step hitch step to load and offload your cargo, access harder to reach places on your vehicle, and simply give you a leg up when you need it!
Truck tailgate ladders, such as the Truck Pal made by Westin, allow you to access your truck bed with ease and convenience. They fit perfectly on virtually any truck, install in mere seconds, are pretty easy to unmount by simply removing a few clips. When truck tailgate ladders are not in use, you can store them out of the way. It neatly folds up so you can maintain a classic utility look to your vehicle, while keeping it securely out of the way while driving.
Alternatively, you can also use a tailgate step to access your truck. Tailgate steps, like the Truck N’ Buddy model by Great Day, are exceptional, in that they can offer more than a tailgate ladder. A tailgate step can span the whole width of the bed of your truck. Not only can you access the bed of your truck to shift around supplies or equipment, you can also take a load off yourself. These steps make a great place to sit your down and rest during the workday. Or even enjoy your lunch in comfort on the job site. They are easy to install, and their aircraft aluminum construction lends credence to their durability.
Retractable truck steps offer even more versatility. Like other truck tailgate ladders, you can mount pickup tailgate steps on either the right or left side of your truck. These however can fully retract out of the way. We’ve all walked into a hitch before. It hurts. Now, thanks to brands like AMP Research, you can keep your legs bruise free thanks to their retractable pickup tailgate steps that stay out of your way when you don’t need them. These provide safe and easy access to your cargo, equipment, tools, etc. When you are done, simply nudge it back out of sight with your foot and be on your way.
So, which one is right for you? Only you can decide that. But if you still need a little clarification or guidance, reach out to us. We are here to help you make an informed decision and give you a leg up when it comes to getting more use out of your truck!