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Easy-To-Use Pickup Step
After buying a new pickup, Bob Weber discovered the tailgate was so high he had difficulty reaching inside the bed. And he couldn't find anything on the market to help him get into the bed without a lot of setup time.
  So he made an add-on step that bolts onto the pickup's bumper and also onto the back side of the tailgate. When locked in the closed position, the step extends a few inches behind the back of the pickup.
  "It adds convenience and safety, especially when there's snow and ice around," says Weber. "My helper and I both fell trying to climb into the bed on our old pickup, and I knew the new truck would result in a serious injury if I didn't do anything. And my daughter fell three times, which is when I decided to do something."
  The non-slip aluminum tread step measures 9 in. deep by 36 in. wide. It's secured by four quick release pins for fast removal. An optional handrail fits into slots on the step.
  "It's as easy to use as opening the tailgate. There's no extra work unless you use the handrail," says Weber.
  Sells for $495 plus S&H. A powder-coated model is also available and sells for $645 plus S&H. The optional handrail sells for $95 plus S&H.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bob Weber, P. O. Box 873244; Wasilla, Alaska 99687 (ph 907 373-2625 or 907 775-2625; traveler0001@yahoo.com; tailgateEZstep.com).

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2009 - Volume #33, Issue #5