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Pilot Automotive Hitch Step - Fixed Step - CR-600LED Review

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Today we're going to be taking a look at part number CR-600LED. This is the round tube stainless steel trailer hitch receiver step with the LED lights for two inch by two inch trailer hitches. The hitch step is going to help you gain easy access to your cargo area, your luggage racks, and truck beds. You could even use it on a front mounted hitch to work underneath your hood. It's also going to act as a strong bumper guard. It's got the nice attractive round tube styling, and we're going to have rubber caps on each end to protect the tubing making sure nothing gets in there and that it doesn't rust or corrode. Here at the LED signal we're going to have functions coming through like our running lights, our turn signals, and our brake lights.

The entire strip is going to blink when either the turn signal is engaged or the brake light or the running light, and it doesn't matter if it's the left turn or right turn the entire strip is going to blink which I'll show you that here towards the end of the video. We'll hook it up to our power source, and we'll go through the different functions real quick. Again, the unit's going to be made from a stainless steel construction. We're going to have the four way connector. It's going to plug into the four way connector on your vehicle. We're going to have the nice non-slip high impact plastic step pad.

The shank portion . This is going to be the portion that slides into our two inch by two inch hitch. This is going to be made from a steel construction. We're going to have three pinholes. These are going to give us a diameter of 5/8 of an inch. Your hitch pin and clip is sold separately, your hitch pin and lock, but the three pinholes is really a nice feature.

It's going to allow you to have options when it comes to making sure you have enough clearance from the rearmost part of your vehicle to the closest point of the step. It's also going to come with a plastic shim with some adhesive tape on the back. That way you can, once you have it installed on your hitch, you can put this in between the shank and the receiver tube of your hitch and take out any rattle or wobble that you may have. Again, it is designed for two inch by two inch trailer hitches. Few basic measurements I want to go over with you real quick. The first one being the overall extension.

I'm going to take measurements from the center of the hitch pinholes to the outermost point of our step. From the outermost point of the step to the center of that closest pinhole we're looking at about 7 5/16 of an inch. To the center of that middle pinhole we're looking at about 8 5/8 of an inch. To the center of the rear pinhole we're looking at about 9 15/16 of an inch. The overall width measuring from edge to edge, that's going to give us a measurement of about eighteen inches. Again, this is going to be a three inch diameter stainless steel tube. Our pad right here, this is going to give us a measurement of about nine inches long, and it's going to give us a depth of about 2 5/8 of an inch measuring to this point right here. If we measure to the very back to the very front we're looking at pretty close to three inches. It's going to be rated with a capacity of 350 pounds. Again, the pinholes are going to have a diameter of 5/8 of an inch. They're going to be separated on center apart from one another by 1 5/16 of an inch, and again your hitch pin and clip or hitch pin and lock are sold separately. The distance that we have from the back of the step . so I measured from this point right here to the center of our pinhole . so from the closest point of the step to the center of that closest pinhole that's going to give us a measurement of about two and a half inches. To the center of the middle pinhole we're looking at about 3 13/16 of an inch. To the center of that rear pinhole we're looking at about 3 and 13 . or excuse me . 5 1/8 of an inch. We're going to go ahead and put it in our hitch, and then we're going to hook it up to our external power source. That way you can see what it looks like with power running to it. So we'll take it, slide it in our hitch, line up our pinholes and then we need to insert a hitch pin and clip or hitch pin and lock. Secure it in your hitch. Now we can go ahead . At this point you can place in your shim if you wanted to, but we'll go ahead and hook it up to power. That way you can see how it functions. We'll go ahead and turn off our lights too. That way you can see it in a low light setting. So this is going to be the tail light or running light function. When we apply our brakes you can see how it brightens up a little bit, and it's going to do that same thing when we activate our turn signals. You can see how the whole strip blinks. Now that strip is going to give us a length of 5 7/8 of an inch long, and it's going to contain seven LED's. That's going to do it for today's look at part number CR-600 LED. .


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