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Corrosion Resistant Truck Bumper for a Winnipeg, Canada Winter

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Has anyone tried to operate the step in wintertime when it is covered in ice?How does it hold out after a few years exposed to salt? This is what Imup against up here in Winnipeg.

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To answer the last question first, the Bestop step, # B75300, is aluminum so it should hold up well against corrosion. I would still rinse it off with fresh water it at all possible if you got the chance to do so.

If packed with snow the moving parts will be stiff and could lock up in extreme cold. But if you can knock snow and ice out/off of the step then it should break free and operate like normal.

Given the conditions that you will be in a different type of step might be a better option. Something that attaches to the inside of the tail gate like the Westin Truck-Pal Fold-Up Bed Ladder, Item # 10-3000. It would be better kept out of the elements most of the time and you would not have to worry about it getting packed with snow or ice or covered in salt.

If your truck has a 2 inch trailer hitch then there are other options such as step # CR-600 which is stainless steel and would hold up well against corrosion. Now that we have some options for that problem we can worry about the Jets!

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