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Great Day Truck N' Buddy Tailgate Step

31 Reviews
$342.00 - $514.00
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$281.00 - $422.00
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Features:
  • Click Here for Installation Instructions (PDF)
  • Climb in and out of your pickup like a pro with the Great Day Truck N’ Buddy Tailgate Step
  • These folding steps for trucks mount right to your tailgate and flip down whenever you need help up
  • Doubles as a handy seat when you’re out camping, tailgating or working
  • Perfect for flatbeds without a tailgate or pickup owners who need truck steps for dogs
  • Wrought from aircraft-grade aluminum and weighs a mere 16 lbs, for a strong step that won't weigh down your rig's tailgate
  • Supported by 1700 lb test cables, for snap-free support
  • The built-in traction ridges and drainage between slots provides outstanding grip wet or dry
  • Equipped with an 18” grab rail for extra stability while entering the bed
  • Available in a Standard Model for uncovered trucks and a Tonneau Cover Model that works on pickups with bed covers
  • Comes in a black powder coating for years of rust-free service
  • Built with pride in the USA
  • Great Day covers your Truck N’ Buddy Tailgate Step with a 1-year warranty
Description:

It might be a Silverado, or a Ram or a Tundra, but it sure feels like an Everest, Kilimanjaro, or a Matterhorn when you're climbing in and out of your payload. Even with the tailgate down, you've got quite a leap to get from the ground all the way into the back of your bed. Instead of reaching for the rope, carabineers and talcum powder, flip out your Great Day Truck N' Buddy Tailgate Step for a big boost up.

Like a trusty Sherpa, the Great Day Truck N' Buddy Truck Bed Step is there to help when you're scaling your rig. It bolts securely to your tailgate, folds down any time you need a leg up, and is equipped with an 18" grab rail for extra leverage. Whether you're loading lumber at the jobsite or taking a seat to change into your golf shoes, these versatile tailgate steps are always on hand to lend a hand.

As rugged as a K2 ascent is dangerous, Truck N' Buddy Truck Bed Steps are built from aircraft-grade aluminum with 1700 lb test cable supports. Not only can they hold up to 400 lbs depending on model, but they're also made with traction ridges for sure footing. Available in a black powder-coat finish, with a 1-year warranty.

Notes:
  • ATTN: State of California Consumers
    warning symbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals which are known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. (For more information, go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov)
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31 Customer Reviews
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Truck N' Buddy Tailgate Step

I only had installed 1 day and by the next day at the car wash had 3 guys ask me where I got it.
Posted By Bruce B (Spring Valley, CA) / February 16, 2021
2011 Kia Sorento
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Truck and buddy tailgate step impressions

I used self tapping screws to install mine which made the install super easy on my 2015 Ram 2500. Need to thank auto anything for their service. There are 2 models to choose from: with or without tonneau cover. I don't have a cover but I do haul a 5th wheel trailer. I found out the step without cover mounts too high on the tailgate to give me clearance for my 5th wheel. Auto Anything swapped me out for the other model with very little hassle. Thanks.
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Posted By Robert D D (TOOELE, UT) / July 27, 2019
2006 Ford F-350
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Works great!

I have a new Dodge Ram 2500 and the tailgate is very tall. This is the perfect answer to get up and down. This also would be a great gift for any pickup owner so much safer than hopping down off of tailgate bed.great value and easy to mount.
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Posted By Richard S (Frankfort, KY) / April 13, 2019
2018 Dodge Ram
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Iproblems with installation on my 2013 Ridgeline

Tailgate is shorter and does not accommodate the unit sticks out about 2 inches. luckily I have a shell and after several adaptations I made it work. I also had to take the back panel of my rib signed tailgate and reinforced with steel bars I had the machine screw holes I was not able to use the screws that were supplied I also had to reinforce another steel bar top of the tailgate. A person that does not have the ability to do this should not purchase the step I
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Posted By Daniel S (Stockton, CA) / January 17, 2019
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Great Product - but for a Dodge Ram 2500 4WD it needs a 3rd step

This is a great product, but for a Dodge Ram 2500 4WD with its very high tailgate, it needs a 3rd step. I've had to buy a 2' step ladder from Walmart to overcome that shortcoming. My mechanic had no trouble installing it.
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Posted By Phillip E (WEST SACRAMENTO, CA) / September 11, 2018
2002 Dodge Ram
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Truck N Buddy Tailgate Step

I have a 2015 F 150 Ford and had the step installed in about 45 minutes and works great. Makes it very easy to get in and out of the bed and folds up out of the way and takes up very little space in the bed.
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Posted By james s (MONTGOMERY CITY, MO) / May 15, 2018
2015 Ford F-150
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Buddy Step for my Chevy High Country

The step was a snap to install and works as advertised. I used two additional self-tapping screws on each rail for installation because I had a bed-rug on the tailgate. Works great for getting into the back of my 2018 Chevy 2500 HD truck with worrying about slipping off or tearing up a knee.
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Posted By Raymond L (LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ) / December 14, 2017
2018 Chevy Silverado
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Tailgate step

This item doesn't match if you have a tonneu cover, it will take you to a lot of revision in order to fit. The handle that appears to the picture is not the one that is delivered. I would not recommend this item if you have a tonneu cover.
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Posted By Alexander C (Trabuco Cyn, CA) / July 11, 2017
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Perfect

Very easy installation and a great price. Couldn't have worked any better than it did.
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Posted By Chuck D (Arlington, VA) / July 5, 2017
2014 Ford F-150
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step-up/step-out

the handle needs to be shifted so the bolt on the step does not rub against it
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Posted By Chuck E (Ellenwood, GA) / May 25, 2017
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Buddy tailgate step

Looks good,works great. I thought the price was a bit high. I did put a few more screws in it just to be safe
Posted By Eugene D (greenville, SC) / May 4, 2017
2014 Ford F-150
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Quality

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.
Posted By Eugene K (Meridian, ID) / February 23, 2017
2013 Ford F-150
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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.
Posted By Steve G (NORTH CHILI, NY) / January 24, 2017
2011 Ford F-250
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Great product for old knees

Installed this step on a 2015 Ram 4WD Sport last week to assist me in entering and egressing the rather high bed of the truck. For that, it works well. Pros: Very sturdy and well built Easy to use Cons: When deployed, step is not level, it tilts up at about a 15 degree angle A little fussy to stow and secure with the supplied bungee. Is rather large and bulky Wish it had a quick release mount to allow its removal when unneeded
Posted By Tom C (SPIRIT LAKE, ID) / May 14, 2016
2015 Dodge Ram
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very easy mount

This is a life saver for easy entry and exit. Very easy to install. One thing that I would recommend is to have 10 metal screws instead of 8, just to make sure of complete safety.
Posted By Ron B (OLATHE, KS) / February 12, 2016
2009 Chevy Silverado
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Delivered as promised.

Seems like a great substitute for the conventional tail gate step at a much less expensive price.
Posted By Alyn K (Cape Coral , FL ) / January 25, 2016
2016 Ford F-150
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Great Day Truck N Buddy Tailgate Step

This step is great for me, I am 80 yrs young and this allows me to get in the bed of my truck with little effort. I do recommend this step to anyone, it is easy to install.
Posted By Allen H (Perry, MI) / September 27, 2014
2010 Ford F-150
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Just what I was looking for

With our dog getting older, the Truck N' Buddy was just what I was looking for. It allows him to easily get into the back of the truck without needing help. This is especially great when he is a muddy mess or when my wife is needing to get him in by herself. It is also very handy as a place to sit when changing into my dirtbike boots, etc. It was exactly as advertised. Would buy again.
Posted By Carrie J (Springville, UT) / August 16, 2014
2010 Toyota Tundra
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love it !!!!

I am very pleases with the tailgate step. It was a snap to install and great to use. You should include four more screws to make it more secure.
Posted By Ralph T (Seven Hills, OH) / August 2, 2014
2013 Dodge Ram
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My tailgate step

Very good product, even though I had to adapted it to fit my truck as it has a bed cover.
Posted By Frank L (Miami, FL) / May 22, 2014
2013 Ford F-150
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truck n buddy

well made. Very sturdy. Absolutely love it.
Posted By Mike P (Marysville, OH) / May 20, 2014
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2012 Tundra

It's an Excellent product. This step makes going up and down the truck bed safe and secure. Highly recommend!
Posted By Robert S (Biloxi, MS) / April 16, 2014
2012 Toyota Tundra
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Needs Better Hardware

Im 250 lbs. I don't trust sheet metal screws to hold me. Especially after a couple years when they start to rust..I went and got some winged cage nuts and used them to secure the step via threaded fasteners
Posted By Albert P (Brevard, NC) / March 31, 2014
2012 Chevy Colorado
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Best money I've ever spent!

Great step! Make those ford guys jealous! Install was fairly easy, enough pre drilled holes to get the best mounting points in my '10 Dodge. An absolute shin saver and with the benefit of it doubling as a seat, well, huntin season and glassin those clearcuts just became a whole lot easier. Got a few friends who wanna get one now too! Recommend this to anyone.
Posted By Martin S (TENMILE, OR) / March 23, 2014
2010 Dodge Ram
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tailgate step

I'm 65 years young and needless to say I have trouble jumping on the tail gate of my truck to get to my tool box and other things.This tail gate step has made a world of difference.My back no longer hurts and putting it down and up is very simple and effortless. Would highly recommend this product to anyone who has a back problem....
Posted By warren b (REMBERT, SC) / February 25, 2014
2014 Chevy Silverado
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