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Bump Steps for Hitch

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Silv333, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. Apr 14, 2019 at 8:16 PM
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    Silv333

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    You mind posting a few pics from different angles? Would love to see how it looks.
     
  2. Apr 14, 2019 at 8:20 PM
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    I remember that, kinda makes sense concentrating the force into a pivot point.

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  3. Apr 14, 2019 at 8:35 PM
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    But I still use a bright red ring as a visible warning to parkers (and keep a recovery strap to make it practical)

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  4. Apr 14, 2019 at 8:44 PM
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    That is a great step, a few brands make them and so does Toyota (maybe it’s a rebrand).

    My friend has one on his RAM, kicks out easy to step up and hides away when not in use. I’ve been meaning to get one. Right now I don’t mind kneeling up on the tailgate’s bedrug.
     
  5. Apr 14, 2019 at 10:00 PM
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  6. Apr 14, 2019 at 10:11 PM
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    I like the rago fab bumper step. I haven’t seen anyone on here use it though.
     
  7. Apr 15, 2019 at 2:29 AM
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    No problem. I’ll take a few pictures after work today
     
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  8. Apr 15, 2019 at 3:05 AM
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    Not nearly enough room here!
    Amp Research makes the one Toyota sells. After shopping these different models, I bought the Bestop model because of it's larger size for less money. Everything but the Step-Pad is exactly like Amp Research's step.
     
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  9. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:10 AM
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    I like this idea. I may have to get one myself. I already carry a recovery strap
     
  10. Apr 15, 2019 at 8:17 AM
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    Pulled the trigger, thanks! The Bestop was on sale in Canada, almost $200 less than Amp’s.
     
  11. Apr 15, 2019 at 8:33 AM
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    Not nearly enough room here!
    You're welcome, I've never minded spending money (just ask my Wife :D) but sometimes with a little effort and searching, we can buy the best product for less.
     
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  12. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:37 PM
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    You got those pics sir?
     
  13. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:55 PM
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    here's mine, I admit it's just for show, pretty light weight wouldn't stand up to more than parking lot bumps.
    EDIT-OMG nobody read at my plate. Going over to Facebook to tell everybody where I am going to be.

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  14. Apr 16, 2019 at 6:10 AM
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    Extang tri-fold tonneau cover, havoc hs2 steps, A1 tow mirrors, weathertech mats, 24' Puma BH travel trailer...
    Thanks @dandailey! :cheers:
    This thing is a hog, I have little doubt it could stand up to the 10k rating the way this thing feels.

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  15. Apr 16, 2019 at 6:25 AM
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  16. Apr 16, 2019 at 6:33 AM
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    I don't need a step, but the added protection if bumped from the rear is nice.

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  17. Apr 16, 2019 at 8:14 AM
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    Thats someone else's step, looks like newer model of mine, but sure....
     
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  18. Apr 16, 2019 at 8:25 AM
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    I got it from Amazon, didn't look exactly same as yours but I took some of the below comments which made me favor the less smooth look for traction. The shape of yours was my inspiration. TGL I think is the company of mine.
     
  19. Apr 16, 2019 at 10:14 AM
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    Same idea here, just not as bright as yours! D1E2408D-001B-40ED-8D3A-ED6629F6655C.jpg
     
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  20. Apr 16, 2019 at 9:05 PM
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    Good idea, mind posting a few more pics just to see how far it hangs out?
     
  21. Apr 16, 2019 at 9:31 PM
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    I don't have any closeups, it does stick out a bit. And I also have a Putco Blade that wards people back while driving, bright day or night.

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  22. Apr 16, 2019 at 9:36 PM
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    My big concern is parallel parking and having something back there if someone else doesn't know what they're doing. I'd rather them hit something like you have or the weathertech step versus my bumper! I might lean towards what you have. You have a locking pin? Where did you buy your setup from?
     
  23. Apr 16, 2019 at 10:17 PM
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    D-ring shackles for 2" hitches are fairly common, I bought mine off Amazon Canada. I believe Rhino USA makes a good one.

    The locking pin is a generic one I had before, but I did have to grind the cylinder here to make the pin length wider. The lock mechanism inside is further down and shaving it did not affect integrity, the cylinder is a solid piece.

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    Otherwise you have to find one that's long enough because the Tundra's receiver is a bit thicker than most. Read reviews, there's a Master Lock I almost bought that says it fits Tundra but then users complained the lock seized and the key wouldn't open it anymore even trying all sorts of tips, they had to hammer it off. Of course you could just use a regular pin if you're not worried about someone easily stealing the D-ring.
     
  24. Apr 17, 2019 at 2:59 AM
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    Here’s what it looks like when it saves you from a direct hit. This would have damaged the whole tailgate without it. It absorbed most of the impact. You can see how the neck crumpled taking the blow.
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  25. Apr 17, 2019 at 11:39 AM
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    What's better? up or down, only put on to protect from other cars or truck, I have no trailer (yet)

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