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Can Step On Bumper of 2016 Chevy Colorado Be Used After Installing etrailer Trailer Hitch e98909?


Since this replaces the bar running under and supporting the bumper can the bumper be used to step up into the truck bed. Other hitches Ive been looking at explicitly say not to use the bumper as a step up. Does this one provide the support for for to step up?


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That is a great question!

You can absolutely still use the step on the bumper of your 2016 Chevrolet Colorado once the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98909 is installed. The hitch does remove the spare tire support brace that goes directly under the step, but between the bumper mounting hardware and the trailer hitch receiver sitting directly underneath the step that gives you the support the step needs.

If you are planning on towing with your Colorado you will also need a vehicle wiring harness # HM11141144 which will give you a 4-way and 7-way connector so you are set no matter the trailer you will be towing.

I included install videos for both of the products mentioned for you to take a look at.

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