Receiver hitches have to be built strong enough to tow trailers weighing hundreds to thousands of pounds. This strength and convenient access makes a hitch a versatile attachment point for bike and cargo carriers, bed rack extensions, and the hitch steps you see on this page. Our hitch steps will give you a boost to access the inside of a pickup bed or the roof rack on an SUV, and many can also do double duty as a rear bumper protector.

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We offer a large selection of hitch steps, most designed to fit standard 1 ¼” and 2” receivers and secure with a regular hitch pin. Our assortment includes many shapes and sizes and finishes including chrome, polished stainless steel, and black powder coat. Many are manufactured by the makers of side steps, bull bars and grille guards, so you can have a step that matches the rest of your accessories. Most feature textured surfaces or treaded rubber pads for sure footing even with wet or muddy boots. In addition to step pads and bumper guard step pads, we also have more specialized applications.

You can increase your vehicle’s safety factor with a hitch step that incorporates an LED brake light. It comes in your choice of chrome or black powder coat finish and includes instructions detailing the wiring connections to your vehicle’s harness. We’ve all seen hitch protectors with custom logos. Why not have one that also serves as a handy step? You can choose from a wide range of logos including American flag, checkered flag, and military service branches. When you need a boost, just flip the step down. Fold up when not in use to display the logo.

Instead of having to forego your step when towing a trailer, we offer a step that wraps around the hitch ball and can remain in place while towing. Or accomplish the same thing with a hitch extension that includes a convenient step. It has a 2” square tube opening for ball mounts and hitch mounted accessories. If you go off-roading and need to occasionally pull out a stuck vehicle, we have a step that also provides a convenient attachment point for a tow strap. It’s made from hammer-forged carbon steel and powder coated in a high gloss black finish for great appearance and long term durability.

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Awesome look and good quality.
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