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Old 09-21-2015, 01:18 PM   #1
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Bestop TrekStep - Vertically Challenged!

Bestop TrekStep - Best Price on Best Top Trek Step Retractable Side Mount Truck Bed Steps

I had something like this on my F-150 EcoBoost, but now I've traded it for the GMC Denali 2500 HD, which is a LOT higher off the ground. And even with the running boards it can be a bit much especially if the ground is uneven. That first step (up or down) can be a killer.

So I WANT a 2 step running board just for li'l ole me. Of course I like the way the current running boards look. Then I read the reviews on this gizmo... and lo and behold:

i used the trek step in conjunction with my running boards to add a step for easier access for my wife. I had to reinforce the running board but it worked quite well! Thanks.
Anyone here have any comments or suggestions?

Getting ready to go for it, Paula
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One of the reviews says it doesn't fit the Drivers' side...

If you were nearby, I would weld up a solution for you... I would rig a step that 'rests' upside down on the existing running board which you can 'kick' off with your foot and it would 'fold out and down' to provide your step. To 'retract', would be a little harder as you would need to stand on the running board and lift the step with your toe...
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I wish I were a metal worker - never learned though. Have you seen those over the door hangers and towel rods that fit on kitchen cabinets? If one of those could be made that were oversized enough to go over a running board, and just hang like a stirrup it would be great.

Amazon.com - InterDesign Marcel Over the Cabinet Towel Bar, Bronze - Paper Towel Holder

It could be bent out of one piece of rebar perhaps

I'm getting used to the higher step, but when the ground is uneven and I get out and it's 4 inches lower than I'm expecting - oof. Getting back up IS a strain. Guess I'll get a another folding footstool and add a rope to pull it in, or maybe a pair of platform sandals and use the left one to raise myself up, then kick it off once I'm in the truck.

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So how is your step up to the new truck doing?
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I'm just getting more used to the big climb. HOWEVER, a word to the wise: ahem: Do NOT eat chili and climb into your truck if anyone else is near.
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