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WeatherTech BumpStep Hitch-Mounted Bumper Protector and Step for 2" Hitches - 300 lbs

WeatherTech BumpStep Hitch-Mounted Bumper Protector and Step for 2" Hitches - 300 lbs

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Simply guard against bumps, dents and scratches to your vehicle's bumper or safely stand on this rugged step to load a roof rack. Slides into your 2" trailer hitch receiver. 1-800-496-5010 to order WeatherTech hitch step part number WT81BS1 or order online at Free expert support on all WeatherTech products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for WeatherTech BumpStep Hitch-Mounted Bumper Protector and Step for 2" Hitches - 300 lbs. Hitch Step reviews from real customers.
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WeatherTech Hitch Step

  • Fixed Step
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • Standard Step
  • 11-1/2 Inch
  • Plastic
  • WeatherTech
  • 300 lbs

Simply guard against bumps, dents and scratches to your vehicle's bumper or safely stand on this rugged step to load a roof rack. Slides into your 2" trailer hitch receiver.


  • Sturdy step gives you quick, easy access to the rear of your truck or SUV
    • Makes it easy to climb into and out of your truck bed or to reach your SUV's roof rack
    • Provides sure footing with large, anti-slip step surface
  • Acts as a bumper guard - helps to protect against bumps and scratches
  • Composite resin stands up to the sun's harsh rays for a long life
  • Matte black finish delivers a rugged look
  • Simple installation
    • Step slides into your 2" trailer hitch receiver
    • 5/8" Pin and clip (sold separately) required for installation
      • Or use a hitch lock (sold separately) to secure step in hitch receiver
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Weight capacity: 300 lbs
  • Dimensions: 11-1/2" wide x 2-1/2" tall x 3-1/2" deep
  • 3-Year limited warranty

81BS1 Weather Tech Bump Step Hitch Mounted Bumper Protector and Step for 2" Hitches - 300 lbs

Item # WT81BS1

Installation Details WT81BS1 Installation instructions

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WeatherTech BumpStep Hitch-Mounted Bumper Protector and Step for 2" Hitches - 300 lbs - WT81BS1

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (46 Customer Reviews)

Simply guard against bumps, dents and scratches to your vehicle's bumper or safely stand on this rugged step to load a roof rack. Slides into your 2" trailer hitch receiver.


This BumpStep Hitch-Mounted Bumper Protector and Step for 2" upto 300lbs fits perfectly on my Atlas 2022.


A year later, no issues. I installed the harness through the inside of the van as opposed to outside along the frame. Much cleaner with maybe 15 minutes more install time. Check [online] for videos.


I was surprised by the amount of flex this thing has in it. I like WeatherTech as a company with their all American sourced manufacturing, but this item doesn't seem like it's something I'd trust as a step. I'm 190lbs and it definitely flexed when I stepped on it. There are multiple holes in the tongue of the step, so make sure you mount it as deep as you can to reduce flex. Stepping on the ends cause it to flex even more. It may provide some cushioning in minor bumps, so I'm going to keep it in when I'm not towing.

Still using it simply as a bumper guard during the winter. Holds up fine to Upstate NY winters when Im not towing. Hasnt gotten bumped so cant speak to effectiveness as a bumper guard.
Eric S - 12/02/2018


The step is a nice addition to the back of my Jeep. Like how it will protect the rear bumper when my wife parks behind it. Product was delivered quickly. I’m well pleased.


I was disappointed in this purchase. Advertised as "composite" (which, to me, means multiple materials) but it is an expensive piece of plastic. It cost more than the steel or stainless options, which I'm sure are much stronger. This flexes under my weight (175 lbs) and I can't imagine it will protect the bumper in an accident. If I could do it over, I'd go with a stronger material.


I received the delivery very quickly and was surprised it shipped on a Sunday. The product fits very well and look perfectly like it was custom made. Would be great if there was a pin that locks instead of the metal clip that anyone can take off.

A locking hitch pin is indeed available as part # 40107
Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock - Stainless Steel Flush Design for 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 02/11/2018


This step seems to be very strong. It's nothing flashy. But it looks good and it serves the purpose. I weigh 190 and I have no reservations at all about standing on it.
I got the etrailer Stainless Steel Hitch Lock to go with this step, and it all looks very nice on the vehicle.


Exactly as described, great product, and protects my rear bumper from parking scratches and dings.


Hitch was an exact fit on a 2015 Dodge Durango Limited. Hitch took about 20 min to install. Very easy as long as you have the right size socket or wrench for the car.

Great for reaching the top of the car when washing
Jim L - 05/26/2016


Looks like a good product. I will use this as an extra step for the back of my truck and pickup camper. Hard to find product. I've several good items shopping with etrailer for my older North Star Truck camper... lights, trim, etc. Always good products sent out in a timely manner.


Product does exactly what is intended....and nice step also.

Great protection for the back of the more scratched bumpers


Order was acknowledged by e-mail and tracking information was easy. Product arrived quickly. Very easy to install - perfect fit and looks great.

Product is holding up well through western MD ice, slush, single digit weather and road salt. Comes in handy and still looks brand new.
Gene F - 02/14/2018


Ordering was simple received the product in 5 days, step works fine. The only reason I don't give a 5 star rating is you have to purchase the trailer pin separate, I would have ordered the pin at the same time if I knew about it, not after the step arrived and read the instructions.


Looks good. Color matches existing bumper. Hope I don't get to check it out with a rear end collision. (just joking) I'm sure I will enjoy it as a step.


The weather tech hitch-mounted bumper step/protector was delivered today and appears to be well built. As usual the etrailer service was excellent.


I got the bumper step....its incredibly light weight, but strong and very easy to install. etrailer does a great job of getting the product in the mail quickly and packaged so the product does not get damaged. This is the second product I've purchased from etrailer, and I've been extremely satisfied with both.


Just what I wanted. The fit was perfect and the extra holes for the hitch pin gave me options on the extension length. Now I feel better about parking at the supermarket.


etrailer has the best brands and good prices. Web site and shipping are the absolute best in the business. Videos are great too.


2nd truck I outfit with this product. Simple, strong and durable plus e trailer has a very efficient shipping dept with good rates.
Well done!!


Slipped right in the receiver, Makes getting in the pickup bed very easy. Looks great too!


Nice little step up into the cargo van, easy to install. Seems to be heavy duty.


Great security for the hitch.thanks


I was able to install the step in minutes, looks and works great!

I am still using all three products and I still think they are great!
Tony - 03/12/2017


Simple, American made, great products come from this manufacturer .


Not as sturdy as I needed.

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    I wouldn't think so, but to be sure you can compare the measurements of the Weathertech part # WT81BS1 to the backup sensor locations. This is overall 11-1/2 inches wide and 2-1/2 inches tall. This should be small enough and also low enough not to interfere in anyway.
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