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WeatherTech Hitch Step - Fixed Step - WT81BS1XL Review

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Review of WeatherTech Hitch Step WT81BS1XL

Speaker 1: Today we'll take a look at the WeatherTech bump-step XL hitch mounted bumper protector and step for two inch hitches. This sturdy step gives you quick, easy access to the rear of your truck or SUV, makes it real easy to climb into and out of your truck bed or to reach your SUV's roof rack. This can also be installed on a front mount hitch to gain easy access under the hood. It provides a nice, sure footing with a large anti-slip surface, and with it installed, it also acts as a bumper guard, which helps protect against bumps and scratches.We're looking at a really nice composite resin construction, it's very strong and durable, it's a nice sturdy step. Also, that material stands up to the sun's harsh rays for a longer life, so you don't have to worry about fading or anything like that. You see the nice structural support here on the bottom.

And it also has the matte black finishing to deliver a really nice rough, rugged look to the unit.Really simple installation. It simply just slides into your two-inch hitch receiver. And then as you can see, you have four pinholes to choose from. You can choose whatever one works best for your application. It does come with installation instructions, and the necessary hardware.

Now this hardware is anti-rattle, so it's threaded, so you have a nut on this end, which would go into one of the slots here. And then you place it into your hitch, line up the pinholes, then you take the bolt, and you take it through, and you tighten it with a wrench, or a socket wrench. And as you get that tight, that'll take out any wobble or rattle or any play from within the receiver tube, from within the hitch.The product's made in the USA, it is designed for a two-inch by two-inch trailer hitch receiver. And it has a weight capacity of 300 pounds. Taking a look at the overall measurements of the unit, when we look at the overall height, we're looking at about three-and-a-half inches tall.

Flat form depth. At the deepest point, which is pretty much right here in the center. This is your footing area, it's gonna measure about four inches to four and 1/8th inches, so a nice deep design there. And then when it comes to the overall length of the unit, measuring edge to edge this direction, that gives us a measurement of about 23 and a half to 23 and 5/8ths inches long. The product's also covered with a limited lifetime warranty.And that's gonna do it for today's look at the WeatherTech bump-step XL hitch mounted bumper protector and step for two-inch hitches..

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