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Old 10-01-2010, 07:54 PM
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I was looking at hitch step to protect the back from people backing up on you. What do you guys feel about them and how useful are they.

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I think for using it as a step to gain access to the bed with gate closed it would be great. Useless if the gate is open.

As for protection, I doubt it wold do much good. It will let people know you are there, if there is a perfect match height wise. You would also have to be extremely careful when you park to make sure the step is not protruding over your allotted space.
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I like it but dont really know how it would look on my truck. Anyone got one. What about this one?
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There already is a step there where the bumper dips in back of the
license plate. I've used that step several times.

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They're pretty handy if you need to step up to the bed often.
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but what do you guys think about the look
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I don't like the looks of it.
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I'd take that over Fords built in step and handle in the tailgate . I can see that setup going south real quick .
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I'd take that over Fords built in step and handle in the tailgate.
I can see that setup going south real quick .
Seems to me that the Ford step is a whole different animal, useful
when the tailgate is down, whereas the hitch step wouldn't be.

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I personally don't like the looks and as for to keep people from hitting you, a towing ball would do the same thing!
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