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Weathertech's Rear Bump Step provides you with a safe, simple way to get in and out of your '97 or newer F150's truck bed without climbing up or over your bumper and slipping or falling. This removal step also provides some bumper protection in parking lots and against anyone who might tap your rear end in traffic. The install on this is extremely simple. All you're doing is connecting this to your tow hitch. So, I'm giving this a very soft one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. Expected to take you about 15 minutes. This bump step is nice, because it's relatively lightweight. It's made out of a durable injection molded resin instead of steel. So you don't have to worry about lugging this thing around or letting it rust if you keep it installed outside. Even though it's made out of plastic, it can hold up to 300 pounds. I think this is a good load rating, because it'll support you and whatever you're trying to hoist into your truck bed like wood beams or anything else you might be hauling around. The top of this step has a molded tread pattern. So there is less risk of you slipping off like you might if you were standing on your bumper. And looking underneath the step you'll see there is some angular fins behind the rear portion of the step. This will allow flex and will absorb impacts if you're ever unfortunate enough to have a run-in with another car, or if you back into anything in a parking lot while reversing. This step is easily removable since it installs directly into your 2-inch trailer receiver. However, if you decide to leave the bump step installed, you won't have to worry about someone trying to steal it since they come with a theft deterrent pin similar to the one that comes with a bike carrier. It just adds some piece of mind. Weathertech's Bump Step is the most affordable truck bed step in this category at just under $60. There are other options if you want a step that is a bit longer, or if it is made out of steel, but those who are gonna start at about $100. Almost double the price for the same functionality. I mentioned before this is gonna be a simple installation. I'm giving this a one out three wrenches on our difficulty meter, and expected to take you about 15 minutes or less. We're not gonna be needing any tools once you get the step out of the box. First, take your bump step and slide the 2-inch square portion into the 2-inch receiver with the grooved tread pattern facing up. Align the step to the deepest hole position allowed by the receiver. Then, insert the hitch pin into the hole and secure the step. After it's secured, you're good to go. That wraps up my review and install of Weathertechs's Rear Bump Step. Check this out and more at americantrucks.com.
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Installation Time: (approx) 15 Minutes
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
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November 22, 2017
Original ad was wrong
I purchased the step last month. The original ad said that it came with a lockable pin. When I received the package there was no locking pin in the shipping box. In fact it came with no type of fastening pin. The plastic package containing the step stated that it DID NOT come with a pin. I called American Muscle and after some research they admitted their ad was wrong but did not offer to send me a locking pin as advertised so I had to spend another $20. Other than that the step looks and works great. It seems to handle my 250 lbs with ease. Being plastic I worry that it will become brittle and break, especially in cold weather but time will tell.
July 12, 2016
It's hidden but worth the price because it's like a step rail for the bumper. Little and quick to put in.