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HitchMate TireStep Adjustable Step for SUVs, RVs and Light Trucks - 22" x 10" - 400 lbs

HitchMate TireStep Adjustable Step for SUVs, RVs and Light Trucks - 22" x 10" - 400 lbs

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Easily reach your vehicle's roof with this unique, removable step. Simply place the arms over your tire and adjust to fit, and you'll have a stable platform that supports up to 400 lbs. Fits tires up to 12-1/2" wide. Lowest Prices for the best truck bed step from Heininger Holdings. HitchMate TireStep Adjustable Step for SUVs, RVs and Light Trucks - 22" x 10" - 400 lbs part number HE4040 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Heininger Holdings Truck Bed Step - HE4040

  • Tire Step
  • Fold-Up Step
  • Heininger Holdings
  • Steel
  • 10 Inch Wide
  • 400 lbs
  • Black

Easily reach your vehicle's roof with this unique, removable step. Simply place the arms over your tire and adjust to fit, and you'll have a stable platform that supports up to 400 lbs. Fits tires up to 12-1/2" wide.


  • Provides sturdy platform so that you can step up to reach your roof-mounted cargo carrier, wash your windshield, work under your hood and more
    • Designed for SUVs, motor homes and light-duty trucks
  • Adjusts up to 8" in height for just a little lift or a lot
  • Mounts on either front or rear tire quickly and easily
    • Arms hook around tire and adjust up to 4" for a tight fit
  • Offers a non-slip, diamond tread step area
  • Folds flat for easy storage
    • Included bag keeps step clean and scratch free
  • Comes fully assembled
  • Constructed of durable steel with a black powder coat finish that resists corrosion


  • Application: tires up to 12-1/2" wide
  • Step dimensions: 21-7/8" wide x 8-1/2" deep
  • Capacity: 400 lbs
  • 1-Year limited warranty

Dimensions of Step including opening

HitchMate TireStep - Adjustable Height

4040 Heininger Holdings Hitch Mate Tire Step

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HitchMate TireStep Adjustable Step for SUVs, RVs and Light Trucks - 22" x 10" - 400 lbs - HE4040

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (79 Customer Reviews)

Easily reach your vehicle's roof with this unique, removable step. Simply place the arms over your tire and adjust to fit, and you'll have a stable platform that supports up to 400 lbs. Fits tires up to 12-1/2" wide.


I should have ordered this step a year ago. Wow! So much easier now reaching my 5th wheel hitch handle when unhooking the camper. I don't have to strain now pulling myself up on the rear tires of my super duty dually now. One step and I'm there.Very well built and really sturdy to stand on even while over the front tire checking oil and other fluid levels in the engine compartment. Works very well on front single tire and especially rear dual tires. I highly recommend this tire step.


Compact, easy to stow out of the way to be easily accessible when needed. Strong, durable, stable creating sure-footing platform.


Solid product. Holds to the tire well and provides a stable platform for wash/wax or loading canoes to the cap's cargo rack. Chevy Silverado HD.


Excellent!! I purchased the tirestep to more easily access the 5th wheel hitch in the truck bed. When hitching and unhitching I always needed to stand on the top of the tire to reach it. Being a Silverado 3500 dually it was a huge step. Considered other options but this was the most economical and placed the step in the exact location I needed it. The hitchstep easily fit my 17" tires without any adjustment. The product has no problem handling my weight and is simple to use. Unfold it, place it over the tire and step up. The product is great quality and useful for accessing things in a truck bed from the side. I'm glad I purchased it.


The step is strong and helps me reach the fifth wheel hitch. I also use it on the front to wash the windshield. Easy to hang on the tire. Folds easy for storage.


Fit our Ford F-350 Dually right out of the box. Perfect height to make it easier to reach the fifth wheel hitch.


The Hitchmate tire step arrived in excellent condition and works very well, accommodating my 250# w/o a groan. As per the picture, it also seems to work as an auxiliary table on my RV trailer! Kudos to ETrailer for the fast shipment and excellent pricing.


Does the job as advertised. Useful to reach top of camper shell to adjust/install roof rack and rack accessories; also to reach windshield of truck for cleaning.
Be careful not to pinch your fingers when setting it up and taking it down. Extends your reach, but only from the tires it may be installed on. It is heavy and bulky, but comes with a convenient storage case.
Suggestion to manufacturer: include a "flag" for user to place on the steering wheel of the vehicle to warn driver that the TireStep is installed: "CAUTION-Remove TireStep Before moving vehicle!"


Love this step. Very easy to use. So much easier to get items out of the back of the truck that are way up the wood when we go camping.


Does as advertised. It seems a bit pricey for the simplicity of the design. I would exchange the wing nuts of the step adjustment to a ball lock pin or a clevis pin to make the adjustment quicker and easier.

still works great
Terry H - 06/09/2020


Great step, sturdy, and easily stored away. I'm #275 and it handles me easily. Great for accessing canoe and kayaks on the truck shell rack. Quick to deploy and store with it's accompanying storage sack. It has a good deal of ranges of adjustment and easy to do. Non slip step a real comfort!


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Excellent product. Really eases reaching into the back of my f350 dually. It is especially helpful when I am hitching up my gooseneck trailer.


I was hoping to use this to reach the roof rack on my Honda CR-V. The wheel well is just a bit too narrow to accommodate this product. No problem, it fits perfectly on my Tacoma truck and will receive a lot of use on that vehicle. The wheel step fits perfectly over the tire and provides a safe and secure platform.


Good quality. Exactly as described.


2019 f350 out of the box fit. Works great when pulling pin on fifth wheel hitch. Quick on delivery from Etrailer.


Very glad with my purchase. Great experience and great product. Does what it says it would do. Easy to use, store and transport. What more could I ask for?


I purchased a hitch mate tire step for my 2019 Ford f350 dually pickup, to lock the hitch on my fifth wheel trailer. it came in 2 days, and works great. good product, good price, and excellent service as always from e trailer.


Love the step. Works wonderfully. Using it to reach the motor of the 4 x 4 pickup. Was using a stool but too unstable. This works great.

Did have one slight defect. One of the plastic plugs on the end of the square tubing was broken. Top had broken off the prongs that inserted into the tubing. It was rattling around in the bottom of the box upon arrival.

Other then that great product.

Works great. Very satisfied with product.
Don - 08/04/2020


This step has 3 width adjustments and 3 height adjustments. I used it on my truck to install wiper blades, washed the windows, and can reach the 5th wheel hitch on my Ram 2500 without stepping on the wheel cover. Much safer too.


Excellent product for accessing engine oil dipstick and other items under the hood of my truck.


We bought the tire step because reaching our diesel fuel filter was too hard to access and properly tighten. It saves us money and provides a safe platform to perform maintenance and upgrades.

The unit was shipped promptly and came double boxed and fully assembled.


My husband loves it.


I carry Nerf Bar, what a name, in my dually always when hauling a goose-neck trailer.

I can easily, safely access the truck bed from either side while hooked up. I use it every time to check the hitch, safety chains and that mandatory electric dead-man brake wire.

Big deal for new users, even after a WOW, I want one !, Take the thing off before driving !! Make sure your crew understands who is in charge of that detail.


This step works really well for me. I used to keep a 4 ft aluminum ladder in the bed of my truck behind the fifth wheel hitch. Of course it took up some space and to get to it the tailgate had to be opened. With this step I keep it in the toolbox where it belongs and it doesn't take up much space. It works well over the ladder. I'm able to reach the hitch to pin, unpin, lock, and unlock. I highly recommend it.


This tire step is just what I have been looking for. I have seen them on many web site but no one had the right information on what size wheel/tire that it would fit the people at eTrail had the right information. The other sites and people that I had talked to didn't know much about this step. I bought 2 one for a gift for a 1 Ton Dually with 17" wheels and LT 235x 85 R 17 that will adjust and one for myself a1ton Dually with 16" wheel LT 215x 85 R 16 and they are great for cleaning your hood to reaching my 5th wheel pin must buy!

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Ask the Experts about this Heininger Holdings Truck Bed Step

  • Would the HitchMate TireStep Adjustable Step # HE4040 fit a 2015 Subaru Outback
    Yes, the HitchMate TireStep Adjustable Step # HE4040 that you referenced would do well on your 2016 Subaru Outback 3.6r as it can fit tires that are up to 12-1/2 inches in width. Your vehicle would have much thinner tires than 12-1/2 inches.
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  • Driver's Side Step Compatible With 2016 Toyota Tacoma Access For Side Of Bed Accessibility
    I reached out to my contact at Bestop and they don't have a fit for your 2016 Toyota Tacoma Access. Since we don't have a confirmed fit from any of our manufacturers, you may want to consider a step like the HitchMate TireStep Adjustable Step for SUVs, RVs and Light Trucks - 22" x 10" - 400 lbs # HE4040. This simply slips over the rear wheel of your truck to give you that additional height and stability.
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  • Will HitchMate TireStep Fit a 35 Inch Tire
    I confirmed with Heininger that the HitchMate TireStep, part # HE4040, will work just fine on your big ol' 35x12.5x20 size tires. It'll obviously sit more towards the top of the tire than it would on a smaller size but it does expand enough to fit.
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  • Will HitchMate TireStep # HE4040 Fit 2019 Honda CR-V
    The HitchMate TireStep Adjustable Step # HE4040 that you referenced will fit your 2019 Honda CR-V with tire size 235/60-18. While this didn't work for a 2004 model it will work on a 2019 as the tire size on your vehicle is larger and the wheel well area is also larger.
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  • Will HitchMate TireStep HE4040 Fit A 2018 Toyota Sienna Tire
    Yes, the HitchMate TireStep Adjustable Step part # HE4040 will fit the tires on the 2018 Toyota Sienna. From what I can tell the largest tire size available for the Sienna is 235/60R17 and they are 9.3" wide so this step will work well for you.
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  • Will the HitchMate TireStep Adjustable Step Fit Tire Size 245/50/R20 without Hitting Rims
    The HitchMate TireStep Adjustable Step for SUVs # HE4040 is wide enough that it would not hit the wheels of your 20 inch wheel setup. The setup is 22 inches wide and I attached a picture of it being used on a 20 inch wheel/tire size to show you that it would fit and work well.
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  • Stacking Multiple Cargo Carrier Bags
    I would not suggest stacking cargo bags on top of one another on the roof of any vehicle. Motion and wind could cause items to shift in the bags and create an unstable condition. The extra wind resistance could also affect the handling of your vehicle, and reduce your gas mileage. You would also have to first consider the weight capacity of the roof of your vehicle by checking the owners manual or checking with the dealership. Even one fully loaded cargo bag could exceed the roof weight...
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  • Step Recommendation for Accessing the Roof of a SUV
    What we typically recommend for people who want better access to the roof of a vehicle is a tire step like the # HE4040. This will attach to the tire of your 1999 Toyota 4Runner and then can easily fold up when not in use.
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  • Tire Step Recommendation to Make Accessing Roof Cargo Basket Easier
    I think the best solution we can provide would be a step that attaches to the tires of your vehicle to give you a boost in height. For that we have the HitchMate # HE4040 which would be a great option. I recommend making sure that your tire does not exceed 12-1/2" wide. I attached a picture and install video down below for you to check out.
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  • Which Folding Wheel Step Will Work With A 285/75/18 Tire
    The measurements for width on a standard 285/75/18 tire are 11.2" wide. To accommodate a tire size that wide, I suggest the HitchMate Adjustable TireStep Step Part # HE4040. It will still provide that solid platform when needing to reach inside the bed or onto the roof, but will be adjustable for up to 12.5" wide tires. Below I have attached a review video of the HitchMate TireStep in action.
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  • Fitment of HitchMate TireStep Adjustable Step 2016 Ford Escape
    Yes, the HitchMate TireStep # HE4040 is adjustable to easily reach your vehicle's roof or inside the the bed of truck. Simply place the arms over your tire and adjust to fit, and you'll have a stable platform that supports up to 400 lbs. This will fit tires up to 12-1/2" wide. From information available to me your 2016 Ford Escape has the 205 or 235 width tires as stock which are 8" or slightly more than 9" in width.
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  • Will Bestop Bumper Step Work On Passenger Side of 2017 Ram 3500?
    Unfortunately the bumper step like the Bestop TrekStep # B75306 is not universal to fit both sides. There is not a passenger side option for your 2017 Ram 3500. For your passenger side step, you may be interested in the Wheel Mount Tire Step # HE4040 or the PortablePET Twistep Hitch Mounted Step for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - 400 lbs # HE3052.
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  • Will HitchMate TireStep Damage the Vehicle's Rim
    The HitchMate TireStep # HE4040 does not have any additional parts intended to protect your vehicle's rim. However, we haven't had any customers experience this issue using it. Another option is the Powerbuilt Adjustable Tire Step # ALL647596 which does include rubber bumpstops to protect your tire and rim.
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  • Compatibility of the HitchMate Tire Step on a 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek
    The HitchMate Tire Step, # HE4040, will fit a tire up to 12-1/2 inch wide tire. This measurement should not be an issue. The width of the step arm my be a issue for 2015 Subaru Crosstrek. The clearance between your tire and wheel well will need to be checked to see if the HitchMate will fit. The tubes on the step measures 22 inches wide. The tubes will have to fit around your tire and clear the wheel of your car for the step to be used on your Subaru. You will need to measure the width...
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  • Recommended Tire Step For Increased Height When Loading And Unloading
    I recommend the HitchMate TireStep Adjustable Step for SUVs, RVs and Light Trucks - 22" x 10" - 400 lbs, # HE4040 over the Powerbuilt Adjustable Tire Step for SUVs, RVs, and Trucks - 300 lbs # ALL647596. I prefer the HitchMate because the actual step is 3 inches deeper and that gives a little more support. The weight rating is 100 lbs more which makes it feel stonger, and it comes with a bag to store or carry it.
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  • Will Tire Step Fit a 37x13.5x18 Tire
    The tire step # HE4040 can be adjusted to fit any tire size up to a 22 inch rim so that would include your 37s since the 18 in the tire size is the wheel diameter. This step uses a strap to go around the tire for support rather than a rigid bar like most other tire steps which is why it can be used with larger tires.
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  • Fit of Yakima RocketBox Pro14 # Y07192 on 2010 Lexus 460
    As long as the factory crossbars can be adjusted so they're between 24 and 40 inches apart and your crossbars aren't wider than 3-5/8 inches or taller than 1 inch, the Yakima RocketBox Pro 14 you referred to would work great for you. In order to reach the box more easily, you might be interested in a tire step like part # HE4040.
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  • What Cargo Bags Can be Used on a Mazda CX-9 Without Roof Cross Bars
    We offer a variety of fabric-type rooftop cargo bags that can attach to your Mazda CX-9 even if you do not have roof rack crossbars. The link provided will show you our selection of weather-proof cargo bags that range in capacity from 4- to 18-cubic feet. All of these have special construction to prevent entry of water and road dirt which will help protect your valuable cargo. These bags are designed to withstand the force of rain while driving. Each of these cargo bags has attachment...
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  • Recommended Rooftop Cargo Box for 2012 Toyota Highlander With Factory Rails and Crossbars
    There are several cargo carriers we offer for your Highlander. Keep in mind that some of the carriers may prevent you from opening your rear hatch all the way, therefore limiting some access to the rear cargo area. I have attached a product page for cargo boxes. I would recommend the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box, part # TH614, for your Highlander. This cargo box is constructed of tough ABS plastic which resists impacts, and is UV resistant. It measures 67 x 35 x 16 inches and features...
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  • Fit of Yakima FrontLoader # Y02103 Roof Mounted Bike Rack on 2011 Toyota RAV4 with OEM Crossbars
    According to Yakima, their FrontLoader is indeed compatible with the OEM crossbars on your 2011 RAV4. You will have plenty of room on your roof to carry two bikes side-by-side. I have linked you to an install video showing the FrontLoader being installed on an older 3rd generation RAV4. In case your riding partner is not tall like Sasquatch, we offer a tire step part # HE4040 that would make accessing the roof much easier.
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  • Can Yakima Roof Rack Bars from 2006 Hyundai Elantra Be Used on 2013 Kia Rio
    The Yakima roof rack you referenced is not longer available and not compatible as the Q clips have been discontinued by the manufacturer. If your new 2013 Kia Rio is a 5-door hatchback with no existing rails or crossbars, then I recommend the Rola Sport series rack # 59712. Often our customers that use a roof rack will opt for a handy accessory, Tire Step # HE4040, to ease access to the rooftop cargo. This fully-assembled step slips over a tire for use and folds up for easy storage in...
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  • Will SportRack Semi-Custom Roof Rack for Naked Roofs # SR1002 Fit 2013 Toyota Camry SE
    If your 2013 Toyota Camry SE 4-door has a naked roof (no rails or bars) then the SportRack Semi-Custom Roof Rack for Naked Roofs # SR1002 will fit. You will not need to buy any additional clips or extensions to install this roof rack on your Camry 4-door. Once installed its crossbars will sit 25-1/2-inches apart measured center-to-center. I have linked you at right to a video on this rack system, for your reference. The SportRack system itself has a 130-lb cargo weight rating, but you...
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  • Capacity and Fit of Yakima Skybox 18 # Y07336 on 2014 Chevy Suburban
    According to Yakima, their Skybox 18, part # Y07336 can carry up to four pairs of skis measuring up to 84-1/2 inches long. The box doesn't really have a maximum weight capacity. You'll always be limited by the capacity of your crossbars or the vehicle, whichever is lowest. According to Yakima, the weight capacity of the factory crossbars is 165 lbs, but I'd urge you to confirm this for yourself with the owner's manual or by contacting Chevy. Will the Skybox 18 fit your crossbars and allow...
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  • Replacement Easy-Snap Mounting Hardware for Thule Frontier Rooftop Cargo Box on VW Golf
    We offer replacement hardware kits for the Thule Frontier roof top cargo box. The QM3 Quick Mount Hardware Kit # TH04997 is what you need. Often our customers that use rooftop cargo solutions choose a handy accessory item, a tire step, to make it easier to load and unload their cargo. HitchMate # HE4040 comes fully assembled and simply slips over a tire to provide easier access to your Frontier. It folds up for easy storage in your Golf.
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