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Will the HitchMate Extendable TruckStep # HE4045 Clear Spare of 2005 Dodge Ram 2500


Hello, Will the Hitch Mate Truck Step Extendable, Hitch Mounted Step for 2inch Hitches Model HE4045 from Heininger Holdings Truck Bed Accessories clear the spare tire on a 2005 Dodge 2500 with a 6 1/2 ft bed? HE4045


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I spoke with my contact at Heininger on the HitchMate Extendable TruckStep, part # HE4045, and he said they have not had a problem with it hitting a spare tire on short bed or long bed truck like your 2005 Dodge Ram 2500.

He did mention to take a measurement on your truck to determine if it will clear your spare tire.

With the truck step inserted into a trailer hitch the support arm will sit 1-5/8 inches below the hitch receiver opening and the support arm will extend under the vehicle 22-1/2 inches from the front of the hitch receiver, when it is completely retracted under the vehicle. I am including a picture of those measurements.

If you take these measurements on your vehicle you will be able to determine if this step will interfere with your spare tire when fully retracted.

We had a customer leave a review for this product saying it worked great on his 2500 Ram, but he did not state the year of his truck or bed length.

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Jameson C

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