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Looking for a tailgate ladder

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by SiberianTundra, May 1, 2019.

  1. May 1, 2019 at 8:57 PM
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    SiberianTundra

    SiberianTundra [OP] I heard Unicorns get horrible MPG

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    Any suggestions for a 2018 crew tailgate ladder ?
     
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  2. May 1, 2019 at 9:27 PM
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    AZTundra

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    Ladder or bed step? I've got the amp research bed step and am overall happy with it.
     
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  3. May 1, 2019 at 9:29 PM
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    Here's a picture.
    IMAG3812.jpg
     
  4. May 2, 2019 at 9:02 AM
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    SiberianTundra [OP] I heard Unicorns get horrible MPG

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  5. May 2, 2019 at 9:30 AM
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    Just get an amp research bed step
     
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  6. May 2, 2019 at 9:49 AM
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    The amp research bed step is a little pricey. I haven't found them for less than $179
     
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  7. May 2, 2019 at 12:17 PM
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    A ladder is going to cost a little bit too, and be dramatically less practical
     
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  8. May 2, 2019 at 12:26 PM
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    I personally thought about the bed ladder and amp step option. As someone who is slightly ptsd from falling down stairs a couple times I am wary of just sticking my foot own from a high height as my truck is lifted, and taking the chance on missing that step and tumbling again and getting injured.
    Plus I am 5’2”!
    I have resigned to carrying a 3-step little giant ladder from Lowe’s. I was going to link but still looking for the exact one. The top most step has a solid wide base, enough for both feet and then room around.

    0DF242A2-21FB-4217-8EB3-58E39AAEA50C.jpg
     
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  9. May 2, 2019 at 1:06 PM
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    I'm 5'1" and sometimes, depending on how the truck is parked, it can be tough getting into the back. My previous truck had a plastic bedliner and getting in by putting my knees down on the tailgate was painful (bad knees didn't help). This time around I got smart and put a Bedrug in instead, so can put my knees down on the tailgate and lift myself up without pain and that helps a lot. I also strapped one of those plastic folding single steps (from Bed Bath & Beyond) to the bedrail so can grab that if needed. One day I will break down and get one of those bed steps cuz they look great, but my little single step seems to be working out fine at the moment. To wash the truck last weekend I had to use a ladder to reach the roof LOL I need to get a sponge on a stick.
     
  10. May 2, 2019 at 8:57 PM
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    SiberianTundra [OP] I heard Unicorns get horrible MPG

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    I actually want a ladder. Step seems to be less comfortable
     
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  11. May 2, 2019 at 9:00 PM
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    SiberianTundra [OP] I heard Unicorns get horrible MPG

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  12. May 2, 2019 at 11:01 PM
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    I installed this......

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  13. May 3, 2019 at 3:07 AM
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    ^^^^^^ That one looks like it would work great. I like the fact that it folds flat against the tailgate when not in use.
     
  14. May 3, 2019 at 5:10 AM
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  15. May 3, 2019 at 8:58 AM
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    It has worked great so far, 50 bucks can’t beat it
     
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  16. May 3, 2019 at 9:06 AM
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    SiberianTundra [OP] I heard Unicorns get horrible MPG

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    Any drilling needed ?
     
  17. May 3, 2019 at 9:09 AM
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    I pre-drilled mounting holes into the tailgate then mounted with the screws they provided.

    I also added no slip strips to the steps for added grip
     
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  18. May 3, 2019 at 11:02 AM
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    I too do this ^^^ though with a two stepper. Stupid easy (bungee it to a corner tie down loop when not in use). And you can be "all in" for less than $50 for aluminum.
     
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  19. May 3, 2019 at 1:58 PM
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    SiberianTundra [OP] I heard Unicorns get horrible MPG

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    not a bad idea

    i just need a good tie down system that doesnt rattle or come loose.
     
  20. May 3, 2019 at 2:22 PM
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    Ladder looks awesome, I went the bed step route because I kneel on my tailgate and the rug is cushy for that.

    IMG_0408.jpg

    Another option is the Bestop brand which has a bigger step than Amp Research, mechanism is the same.

    IMG_1579.jpg

    You don't always have to open your tailgate:



    That said, if you're big and want sure footing, ladder is probably your best route.
     
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  21. May 3, 2019 at 3:12 PM
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    SiberianTundra [OP] I heard Unicorns get horrible MPG

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    Yes I have the bed rug as well. Hmm these steps are so expensive!
     
  22. May 3, 2019 at 3:13 PM
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    Nice, but I would prefer a bigger base to step on to. My luck I miss that little step and down I go! :frusty:
     
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  23. May 3, 2019 at 3:37 PM
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    Wait for a sale, use camelcamelcamel and setup a notifier, they were as low as $165 in Nov

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  24. May 3, 2019 at 3:56 PM
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    In case you're interested, the Bestop is wide, and the surface is like sandpaper still grippy after rainfall.

    IMG_1697.jpg
     
  25. May 3, 2019 at 6:11 PM
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    Pinay

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    Wow that is beefy!! My truck formerly had a 6” lift, got new suspension and it’s down a couple inches but at 5’2” tailgate is still up there :rofl:
     
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  26. May 3, 2019 at 6:21 PM
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    Problem Solved :D

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  27. May 3, 2019 at 6:22 PM
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    :thumbsup: :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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  28. May 3, 2019 at 9:46 PM
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    Ruthless hahaha. I’d take the step over the ladder.
     
  29. May 3, 2019 at 10:36 PM
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    I like the step better, my lazy ass don’t have to open the tail gate, drop the ladder and not close the tail gate with ladder down
     
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