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Reese Towpower Ball Mount Tow and Go Hitch Step Review

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Review of the Reese Towpower Ball Mount Tow and Go Hitch Step

Hi everyone. It's Evangelian here at etrailer. And today we are looking at our Reese tow power tow and go hitch step here at etrailer. So this is a hitch step that you would use with your ball mount, ideally would Reece ball mounts, but any standard ball mount would work too. And this is going to give you some extra height as well as extra traction for whatever purposes you need, but you can use this in the front or the rear of your vehicle, but just remember that if you do use it in the front, you're going to need the front receiver hitch. And this works with ball mounts.

If you do not have a ball Mount, I also recommend taking a look at just our hitch mounted steps in case that's what you're looking for. What's special about this hitch step is that adds that step without interfering with your ball mount. So you don't have to choose between one or the other. You can still tow your trailer, but also have that extra height to access your truck bed or your roof rack. So this has a weight capacity of 500 pounds.

Now that weight is centered on that hitch ball and not on the shank. So please keep in mind what kind of class your ball mount is in terms of weight capacity. So this works with class one and class two Reese interlock ball mounts, and it also works with class three and class four standard ball mounts. So this is not going to work with your two and a half inch class five ball mounts. Also, if you do happen to have like the 2&1 or the three and one ball mounts, where you have 1, 2, 3 hitch balls in one place, it's not going to work with those.

It has to be the standard style. This step itself is made of an aluminum alley. So it's actually on the lighter end when it comes to hitch steps, but it is still strong and durable, giving it that heavy weight capacity. It does have stainless steel fasteners as well as the slip resistant shred and that raised outer lip. So that tread is kind of sharp.

So be careful when touching that was going to be great with your shoes or your boots with knocking off mud and snow. This step is also on the smaller side when it comes to hitch steps. So the dimension is going to be 14 inches long and three inches wide as for the tread portion, which is where you're going to be stepping on. That's going to be three and three quarter inches long on each side. So the assembly process is slightly different depending on your ball mount, but it's actually really quick and easy. So let's take a look at that. So for the assembly of this step, first, we need to prep our ball mount. So here I have our standard ball mount. This is a class three ball mount. This will depend, of course, if you have a Reese interlock or if you have other types of ball mounts, so you have to use different adapters. So for this one, I first need to do is to remove the ball depending on your ball mount, you are going to need an inch and a half wrench usually, but it also depends on what size of branch you need. So I have that loosen and I'll just take this out. So here we have a plastic adapter. So if you have an interlock ball mountain, don't need this plastic adapter, but if you have a standard ball mounts, you will need it. And depending on the size of the ball, will determine whether you need to take out section A or section B. Here, we're going to keep both pieces together and then place our ball mount on top. And then we have these four nuts, which are going to go into our step. This comes with the mounting hardware that comes with the step. Now you can put them right there and hold onto them. What I also recommend doing is just taking some tape just to keep them in place, fully, grab your ball. So with those nuts in place underneath, you're then going to place the top portion of your step. That's going to fit over that hitch ball and then around that plastic adapter. So that adapter fits into those grooves. And then you're gonna line up the holes so that you can insert your flat washer. And then your bolt. What I recommend doing is just to put them diagonally. So one bolt over here, one bolt over here and then hand tighten them partially. So not all the way. So it doesn't skew one way to another, but just enough to catch onto that nut and hold it in place. As you do the rest. Once you have all four bolts hand tightened you're then going to get a 12 millimeter socket. And that's what you're going to use to tighten them down even further. With all four bolts tightened down completely, your next step is to make sure everything is done is to torque down your ball mount. So put that split washer as well as that large nut underneath. And you may need a torque wrench for this job. Once everything is tightened down, your hitch ball is torque down, that's it for the install. So my final thoughts about this hitch step is I do like how low profile it is. I don't have to choose between having a hitch step or having a trailer being pulled. I can get both since it gives me access to that hitch ball. On the downside though, is that it's not a universal design that works great with Reese interlock balls. It works great with your standard ball mounts, but if you have a two in one, three in one ball mount, it's not going to fit that. So just try to make sure you have the right ball mount and see if this fits you, if not be also have other great hitch setup options here at etrailer. And that was a look here at our Reese tow power tow and go hitch step here at etrailer. My name is Evangelina and I hope you enjoyed the journey..

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