Have you ever tried to climb up into your truck bed? If you have, then you'll undoubtedly know firsthand how tricky it can be. Instead of contorting your body and possibly even straining your muscles trying to clamber up into your truck bed, a tailgate step will make it a simple case of stepping on board. On CARiD, you'll find a variety of different types of steps for numerous different trucks to accomplish this.
Essentially, a tailgate step is a small fitting attached somewhere at the rear of your truck and will provide a load-bearing 'step' to help you climb into your truck bed. The reason why it's load-bearing and can often take weights of up to 300 pounds or more is because you may need to use it while you're carrying packages that you're loading or unloading. It's even more helpful in such situations and makes it much more convenient when loading your truck.
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That being said, you'll notice that there are many different types of tailgate steps nowadays. The most typical variety is the kind that is attached to the interior or top of the tailgate itself and dangles a step down when the tailgate is open. When the tailgate is closed, it simply folds up inside the tailgate and consumes a minimal amount of space. Another type of a tailgate step is attached to a corner near the bumper and is sometimes known as a 'hitch step.' It can swivel outwards when needed to provide a step that can be used to climb up onto the tailgate.
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Even these two options are really just the tip of the iceberg. There are numerous other types of tailgate steps that attach to various flat surfaces too. Some can even be extended all the way from below the bumper so that they are end up behind the open tailgate when fully extended. Furthermore, if your truck has a higher clearance or you find that you need more than just a step to help you climb up, there are even tailgate ladders available nowadays that fold and retract behind the tailgate when it is closed and then can be folded out and extended when it is open.
For the most part, installing any of these tailgate steps is a rather simple process and many won't even require any drilling. Some do however, though only to create holes so that the step housing can be bolted on. In short, you should be able to install whatever tailgate step you end up opting for without much hassle and all you'll probably need are the instructions that come along with it. If you do happen to run into any difficulties, it shouldn't be too hard to get further support from your supplier.
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