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rhagfo wrote:

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Had the same issue reaching my B&W handle and pin. I'm 5'7" and 75 so trying to put my foot on top of the tire was not a good solution. I found a tire step on Amazon and it works perfectly plus it folds up and I lay it in the floor behind the driver seat in the truck. Check it out

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=tire+step&crid=1ACA51XEMAIFH&sprefix=tire+ste%2Caps%2C126&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_2_8


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I gave your steps a link. My issue is the hips on our DRW make it a bit of a reach, this works great. Unlike folding stool/steps, it won't kick out when you lean in.


I think I'll have to get one those you've put a link for. I will typically climb up on the outside dually tire to lock and unlock the hitch and then jump down. This will make it a lot better for my knees. I could see myself also using this on the front tire to get up to wash the windshield.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Mine is barely visible, tucks away nice and neat.


IMO 12V has the best idea/product, for the intended use!

My plain, simple, but multi tasking Rubbermaid step stool, with rubber slip free surface, works great for many things. I use it to clean bugs from windshield, as a table to hold my beverage/other items. It is an extra step, when 5th is parked on uneven ground. I keep it behind cab, in bed corner, upside down, with my chocks inside.

Made in America, as is 80% of Rubbermaid products!

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MFL wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Mine is barely visible, tucks away nice and neat.


IMO 12V has the best idea/product, for the intended use!

My plain, simple, but multi tasking Rubbermaid step stool, with rubber slip free surface, works great for many things. I use it to clean bugs from windshield, as a table to hold my beverage/other items. It is an extra step, when 5th is parked on uneven ground. I keep it behind cab, in bed corner, upside down, with my chocks inside.

Made in America, as is 80% of Rubbermaid products!

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Thanks! I put a lot of time into making it a functioning product.

My Dad bought the AMP and returned it as it mounted at the front of the bed. That got me thinking there had to be a better way.


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Ditto mhardin, I also use the plastic folding stool.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

rhagfo wrote:

Likes to tow wrote:

Had the same issue reaching my B&W handle and pin. I'm 5'7" and 75 so trying to put my foot on top of the tire was not a good solution. I found a tire step on Amazon and it works perfectly plus it folds up and I lay it in the floor behind the driver seat in the truck. Check it out

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=tire+step&crid=1ACA51XEMAIFH&sprefix=tire+ste%2Caps%2C126&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_2_8


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I gave your steps a link. My issue is the hips on our DRW make it a bit of a reach, this works great. Unlike folding stool/steps, it won't kick out when you lean in.


I have one in my shop so if you come North of Seattle I will make you a great deal. The AMP step is useless as it mounts at the front of the bed so I created the perfect bed step IMHO.

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That looks great; you should make up a bunch of them and sell them! I'm assuming that there must be a section of larger steel tube mounted to the frame that it slides in to?


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Thanks for the compliment.

My wife thinks I should sell them. Too many other things to do!!!

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my handle and such is right abovve the tire, so a side step wouldnt work unless I was trying to climb into the box. I just use the center hub of the rim and the tire top to climb up and stand on.

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Mine is placed perfectly between the hitch and tool box giving easy access to both.

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the plastic folding stool has worked great for me to fuel the in bed tank and many others reasons. chevman


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StirCrazy wrote:

my handle and such is right abovve the tire, so a side step wouldnt work unless I was trying to climb into the box. I just use the center hub of the rim and the tire top to climb up and stand on.

Steve


Makes me wonder if Steve's hitch is a brand X, rather than a fanboy hitch??

Cummins12V98 wrote: "Mine is placed perfectly"

Ha, why did I already know that? I am that same guy![emoticon]

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