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Carr Hitch Mounted Step for 2" Trailer Hitches - Black Powder Coat Aluminum - Red Reflector

Carr Hitch Mounted Step for 2" Trailer Hitches - Black Powder Coat Aluminum - Red Reflector

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Get instant access to your truck bed, roof rack, or cargo area with this sturdy step that slides into your trailer hitch receiver. Flip the black powder coated aluminum step up to show a red reflectiver sticker. Pin and clip sold separately. 1-800-940-8924 to order Carr hitch step part number CARR183242 or order online at Free expert support on all Carr products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Carr Hitch Mounted Step for 2" Trailer Hitches - Black Powder Coat Aluminum - Red Reflector. Hitch Step reviews from real customers.
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Carr Hitch Step - CARR183242

  • Flip-Down Step
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • Logo Step
  • 5 Inch
  • Carr
  • Aluminum
  • 650 lbs

Get instant access to your truck bed, roof rack, or cargo area with this sturdy step that slides into your trailer hitch receiver. Flip the black powder coated aluminum step up to show a red reflectiver sticker. Pin and clip sold separately.


  • Provides quick, easy access to your vehicle's truck bed, cargo area, or roof rack
  • Flips up when not in use for unobtrusive look
    • Red reflectiver sticker covers the bottom of the step and shows when the step is folded up
  • Offers sure footing with non-slip surface
  • Slides into trailer hitch receiver, keeping out dirt and grime
    • Pin and clip or hitch lock (sold separately) is required to secure to hitch
  • Black powder coated aluminum construction is strong, durable, and rustproof
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Step platform dimensions: 5" long x 2-1/2" wide
  • Weight capacity: 650 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

183242 CARR Universal Hitch Step - Reflector

Installation Details CARR183242 Installation instructions

Video of Carr Hitch Mounted Step for 2" Trailer Hitches - Black Powder Coat Aluminum - Red Reflector

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Carr Trailer Hitch Mounted Step Review

Adam: Hi everyone, Adam with Today We're going to be taking a look at the Car hitch mounted step. These do come in many different variety of colors. As you see here, we do have black, it does come in a reflector red, or reflector white. There is an American flag one, which is definitely my pick, but we have plenty of other different types of logos, so go on and check them out. So our color or logo is going to be visible when it's flipped up like so, but we can flip this down, and it is going to have a very grippy surface, and it is made of steel with a nice powder coated finish, so it's going to last a long time, always look good, and it will get you that 650 pounds of weight capacity.So what I've noticed with owning a pickup, a lot of the times, it's kind of awkward to get up into our tailgate.

It's hard on our knees, our back, and our hands. I do see this being a lot easier as you can just basically step on the step, and get into your be like so. It's going to be easier on you and just make you be able to do whatever you need to do a lot easier. So this is going to work really well with our SUV's, even if we have a spare tire here, we can step on the step, and we can go ahead and load and unload our roof rack a lot easier.So the step is going to take care of your truck as well. Instead of using the bumper and scratching all this plastic, it is going to provide a lot more grip as well.

This plastic very, very smooth, and it's going to scratch a little bit more often than our steel down here. On top of that, if you have a pretty license plate, you're not going to have to worry about scratching it up whenever you have any sort of work boots on or anything like that. So yes, this is a rather smaller step than some of the other options we carry at, but it definitely has a more lower profile looks good, and even when it's out, or folded up, it's going to give you a lot more unintrusive look.So when comparing this fold-up step to the larger mega step, that car offers, it is going to have about 150 pounds more weight capacity, but we are going to lose a lot of surface area. In this instance, we are only going to have about five inches long by two and a half inches wide, and it is going to stick out from our hitch receiver about five inches. And when we fold this up, it is only going to stick out about two inches.

So the step does not come with a pin and clip. I just have a basic one right here, but it is a rather attractive step. So if you don't want it to run off whenever you're in the store or whatever it may be, you can grab a locking hitch pin here at One thing to note, be sure to check what size hitch you have. This will be available for only the two-inch hitch receivers.So whether you're using this on a pickup truck, or even just a taller SUV to load some of your stuff onto your cargo carrier, regardless of what it is, it's definitely going to get the job done all while making your ride look a little bit cooler.

Again, this was the car fold up step, and I'm Adam from

Customer Reviews

Carr Hitch Mounted Step for 2" Trailer Hitches - Black Powder Coat Aluminum - Red Reflector - CARR183242

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (44 Customer Reviews)

Get instant access to your truck bed, roof rack, or cargo area with this sturdy step that slides into your trailer hitch receiver. Flip the black powder coated aluminum step up to show a red reflectiver sticker. Pin and clip sold separately.


We have a 2019 Honda ridgeline and as my wife says, she is vertically challenged only being 5’1” tall. So I decided to order this step to help her as needed when she wanted to get up in the back of the truck. It works great for that and I like the reflector factor for the back of the truck, anything that helps being rear ended by some fool driver.
The only down side is that it isn’t as tight in the 2” x 2” trailer hook up as I would like to see, but that’s a small deal.


Great product - well made and high quality reflector. Excellent correspondence and delivery was as promised. eTrailer - Highly recommended!



Still a great product! Its easy to use and the paint & reflector have not faded. Glad I purchased this hitch step.


Hitch step is good quality and easy installation. I mainly use it to make it easy to put shoes on at the golf course. Folds up out of the way when finished. Great product.


Excellent product. The spring in the step is still tight, so after one year it is still sturdy and not at all loose or shaky. It does what I need it to do, and at night adds a bit more visibility to my Jeep from the rear.

My one complaint and the reason it doesn't get a fifth star, is that I had a similar step before which I sheared off while off roading, which had a single hole for the pin the appropriate standard depth. This step has two holes, which gives more flexibility on how deep they can be locked in inside the hitch receiver. But neither one is the perfect depth. One is too far, the other is about 0.5cm too close, so the step isn't completely in my hitch receiver. This does not affect the functionality or stability at all, but visually it doesn't look perfect.

Serge M.


A year later and Im still happy with the step. The winter salt and sun have not affected or faded the colour in any way and the spring is still tight, so when opening or closing the step it is solidly locking into position.


This is exactly what I wanted. I have a Jeep and only need to step up when I’m putting on the soft top.
It seems well made and even though the fit is a little loose to the hitch, a small amount of electric tape fixed that.



So after a year I think I probably like it more. It does what it’s supposed to do and doesn’t give me any problems . Still looks good too!


Does not align up with hole in receiver. Does not work for me.

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.


You mentioned that it did not alight with the hole in the receiver and I wanted to ask a few questions. Would you be able to send a picture? How far are you able to the hitch into the receiver?


fits flush to bumper so you don't bang your shin on it.


I am in and out of the back of my van all the time. The fold down hitch step is the perfect accessory to make entering and exiting the cargo area of my van not only easier, but safer! And when not in use, it easily folds out of the way so I don't bust my shin when walking around the back! I highly recommend this item to anyone as a safe and practical method to enter or exit their truck or van!!


As described, fits what I need and is of good quality.


The product is very well built and the reflecting abilities is outstanding. The reason I ordered it was that as my wife says “ she is vertically challenged “. The Honda Ridgeline that I put it on is low enough for a man, but some women are just to short so this is just the right thing to have on the vehicle.
I also had to order another one only days later, my good friend and neighbor saw ours and she asked if I would order her one too.
I think ETrailer should get with truck dealers and have them in their show cases in the parts departments. I ran parts departments for40 years and I would have stocked them for sure! ( Great accessory )


This is a great addition to the hitch receiver. Well made, heavy duty. When I was younger, I just hopped up on the bumper, but now that I'm older, this is a life-saver.


This is one of the best accessories we’ve added to our truck. It’s solidly built, and allows quick access to our truck camper with minimal space and weight impact. Strongly recommend!


Beats stepping on the hitch ball to get on my bumper of my 2017 Nissan Titan XD 4X4. It looks robust and casting has knurls to keep your foot from slipping off.


Exactly as advertised. Had to use the second pin hole on my GMC so it sticks out another 1/4 inch or so, but very happy with this product.

The receiver lock is impressive and protects my investment $$$.


Really liked the step but broke after two months .Reordered a new one and this new one the reflective tape is coming off


Should work ok. A little small, the website pic’s make it appear larger.


A great product. But, I wish that you included the hitch pin. Now, I have to make a separate trip to the parts store to get one.


That step works very well for me. But, the problem was that it got stolen. I've ordered a new one. This time with the receiver lock. It seems to work just fine


Well built. I wish it was just a tad wider but it is OK as is. For an old man (me) it makes life a bit easier.


I bought this step-hitch to use as a "bump" guard on the back of my new Ventrac 3400L tractor. It fits the 2 inch hitch perfectly and I am pleased that it will shield me from backing into things with the new tractor.

Larry Z.


The step-hitch also used as a bump guard is now looking scratched and beat-up: however, my new tractor still is looking good.


I think it's great and have it on my truck all the time unless pulling my trailer


Does the job


Quality product, Fast Shipping..
a great
step for rear of Dodge Promaster van


Looks good, arrived quickly. Have bought several items from e trailer and will continue.


perfect perfect



I love it for f-150 thank-you

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  • Where is the Carr Hitch Mounted Step Made?
    I am happy to tell you that the Carr Hitch Mounted Step # CARR183242 is made right here in the United States of America. For more great information on this product please take a look at the pair of videos I've linked for you.
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  • Recommended Hitch Lock to Secure Carr Hitch Mounted Step
    To secure the Carr Hitch Mounted Step # CARR183242 to your trailer hitch I recommend using the Master Lock # 1480DAT for 2" hitches as it is one of the more well-received locks we carry, which you can see in the customer reviews section of the lock's product page. As for the sticker, it does not light up, it is simply a reflective red sticker; when you fold that part it down it acts as actual step. I've added links to video reviews of both parts for you to take a look at.
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  • Available Accessory Step for 2004 Ford F-150 STZ SuperCab Pickup
    All of the confirmed fits for step products for your 2004 Ford F-150 STX SuperCab pickup are shown on the linked page. These include tube steps/nerf bars and also single step products. This mounts to either side of the truck, but up near the cab rather than at the tailgate. We do not have a tailgate step. You may prefer a hitch-mounted step like the Weather-Tech # WT81BS1 or the Carr folding hitch step # CARR183242.
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