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HitchMate TruckStep XL Extendable Hitch Mount Step for 2" Hitch - 11" x 8" - 500 lbs

HitchMate TruckStep XL Extendable Hitch Mount Step for 2" Hitch - 11" x 8" - 500 lbs

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Heininger Holdings Hitch Step - HE4037

  • Extendable Step
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • Standard Step
  • 11 Inch
  • Heininger Holdings
  • Steel
  • 500 lbs

  • Unique hitch-mounted platform lets you easily step into your truck bed, even with the tailgate down
  • Non-slip molded step surface
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Step platform dimensions: 11-1/4" wide x 8-1/2" deep
  • Weight capacity: 500 lbs

4037 Heininger Holdings HitchMate TruckStep XL

Video of HitchMate TruckStep XL Extendable Hitch Mount Step for 2" Hitch - 11" x 8" - 500 lbs

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

Video Transcript for Heininger Holdings Hitch Step - Extendable Step - HE4037 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to take a look at the Hitch Mate Truck Step Excel, extendable hitch mounted step for 2 inch hitches. Has a 500 pound weight capacity. Now the truck step Excel model, they offer you 2 more choices of extended length in a much larger step. Now this is a unique hitch mounted platform, which will install into your 2 inch hitch receiver opening. Lets you easily step under your truck bed, even with the tailgate down. The support strut here will extend the platform step up to 2 extended positions on the Excel platform.The first hole, and I'll show you how to do that.

There's a T handle right over here that you just pull to unlock it, and if you pull it, it will stop at the first hole. Now the first hole would be 13 1/2 inches from your receiver opening to the back of your step, and then the furthest hole, if you unlock it, and pull it that far it's going to give you 17 1/2 inches to the back of the step. Now with the step down, it will add about 8 1/2 inches to those measurements. That's the width of the step. It gives you a low profile appearance when not in use.

That support arm will go all the way back underneath your truck or your SUV. The platform is spring loaded. You can actually pull that and rotate it up and push it closer back. It's hard to do when it's not installed into a hitch so I won't be able to show you that, but it's spring loaded, so if you just pull this, it will fit flush.Now on the surface on the step is a non-slip, molded step surface. This itself is a sturdy steel construction.

On the support bar, they use a corrosion resistant zinc plating. This one does come with an anti-wobble kit's included. If you notice here it has the nut, the bolt, the washer and the anti-wobble block in there, so when you do install this into your hitch, and tighten that down it will keep it from moving.Applications for this again is 2 inch by 2 inch trailer hitch receiver. Weight capacity is 500 pounds. Just want to give you the total width and depth on this step.

Total width is right at 11 1/4 inches and the depth at the farthest point is going to be right at 8 1/2 inches deep, and then again like I've mentioned, if you flip this hitch up, or you flip the step up and it will be all the way up against here, it gives you about 2 1/2 inches from the end of the receiver when the step is fully retracted and folded.That should do it for the review on the Hitch Mate Truck Step Excel extendable hitch mount step for 2 inch hitches with a 500 pound weight capacity.

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HitchMate TruckStep XL Extendable Hitch Mount Step for 2" Hitch - 11" x 8" - 500 lbs - HE4037

Average Customer Rating:  4.3 out of 5 stars   (6 Customer Reviews)


It works great, just don't forget it's there, I used it to get in the bed the first time and got off my tailgate I forgot to use it, hit my shin nice welt. But if you actually use it, it works. So just don't forget like I did.


Step was difficult to pull out and I didn’t have anything to hold onto!!


great step--easy to install [2018 f250 Ford] Made it easier to get in and out of the bed of this truck. Highly recommend-- quick shipping [2 days]





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  • Dimension Needed to Determine if HitchMate TruckStep XL # HE4037 Will Clear Spare
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