Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
psherman, MrCreed, zerep, Tylerc1851, Dusty626
64342 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 90,107
stxranchman 53,720
bill oxner 49,696
RKHarm24 44,577
rifleman 44,411
BMD 41,009
SnakeWrangler 39,472
Big Orn 37,484
txshntr 35,376
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics417,704
Posts6,072,953
Members64,342
Most Online16,728
Mar 25th, 2012
Print Thread
Best tailgate step? #7211924
06/29/18 09:54 PM
06/29/18 09:54 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,198
Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Creekrunner Online content OP
THF Celebrity
Creekrunner  Online Content OP
THF Celebrity

Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,198
Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Okay. I admit that a couple decades ago, I thought they were stupid.

Now, since I just had to buy a slightly lifted pickup 'cause it looked "cool", and I now am trying to make some personal fleet decisions about what will actually work at the deer lease, with my aging body, what does the THF say is the best after-market, bolt-on tailgate step?

And I'll also admit, the ones with a handrail catch my eye. up

(I'm just too tired to do a search on this subject.)


...and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Gen. 1:28
Re: Best tailgate step? [Re: Creekrunner] #7211973
06/29/18 10:47 PM
06/29/18 10:47 PM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 13,259
Forney, Tx
B
BigPig Online content
THF Celebrity
BigPig  Online Content
THF Celebrity
B

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 13,259
Forney, Tx



Itís like the AMP Research of tailgate steps
roflmao


Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin
Re: Best tailgate step? [Re: Creekrunner] #7211981
06/29/18 10:52 PM
06/29/18 10:52 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,198
Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Creekrunner Online content OP
THF Celebrity
Creekrunner  Online Content OP
THF Celebrity

Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,198
Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
I sold liftgates. 'Looking for something a tad bit simpler.


...and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Gen. 1:28
Re: Best tailgate step? [Re: Creekrunner] #7212031
06/29/18 11:35 PM
06/29/18 11:35 PM
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 10,849
The Island Cres
T
TEXASLEFTY Online content
THF Celebrity
TEXASLEFTY  Online Content
THF Celebrity
T

Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 10,849
The Island Cres
The new GMC is my first suggestion. If not then I would purchase a sturdy four foot ladder. If not get ready to spend some $$$$.


Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.
Re: Best tailgate step? [Re: Creekrunner] #7212251
06/30/18 11:47 AM
06/30/18 11:47 AM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 11,183
Bandera, Tx
D
don k Online content
THF Celebrity
don k  Online Content
THF Celebrity
D

Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 11,183
Bandera, Tx
I keep a short step ladder in the bed of my truck to use when I need it.

Re: Best tailgate step? [Re: Creekrunner] #7212252
06/30/18 11:49 AM
06/30/18 11:49 AM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 18,839
North Texas - God's Country
Cast Online happy
THF Celebrity
Cast  Online Happy
THF Celebrity

Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 18,839
North Texas - God's Country
I have a step built in on the superduty. Itís too short.

Little Giant has a good little step ladder/work stand that I like.


Cast



I have a short attention spa
Re: Best tailgate step? [Re: Creekrunner] #7212281
06/30/18 12:31 PM
06/30/18 12:31 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 3,468
San Marcos, TX
6
68rustbucket Online content
Veteran Tracker
68rustbucket  Online Content
Veteran Tracker
6

Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 3,468
San Marcos, TX
I just step up on the trailer ball, then climb over the tailgate.

Re: Best tailgate step? [Re: 68rustbucket] #7212339
06/30/18 02:00 PM
06/30/18 02:00 PM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 1,311
Stratford Texas
BassCat'99 Offline
Pro Tracker
BassCat'99  Offline
Pro Tracker

Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 1,311
Stratford Texas
hope it's not too greasy


22 Creedmoor
Re: Best tailgate step? [Re: Creekrunner] #7212342
06/30/18 02:02 PM
06/30/18 02:02 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 3,468
San Marcos, TX
6
68rustbucket Online content
Veteran Tracker
68rustbucket  Online Content
Veteran Tracker
6

Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 3,468
San Marcos, TX
I donít grease my balls

Re: Best tailgate step? [Re: 68rustbucket] #7213077
07/01/18 03:21 PM
07/01/18 03:21 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 12,268
Wylie, TX
J
Judd Online content
THF Celebrity
Judd  Online Content
THF Celebrity
J

Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 12,268
Wylie, TX
Originally Posted By: 68rustbucket
I donít grease my balls


eek2


Originally Posted By: Phil Robertson
Don't let your ears hear what your eyes didn't see, and don't let your mouth say what your heart doesn't feel
Re: Best tailgate step? [Re: Creekrunner] #7213097
07/01/18 04:04 PM
07/01/18 04:04 PM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,613
DFW
T
twinbubba Offline
Veteran Tracker
twinbubba  Offline
Veteran Tracker
T

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,613
DFW
I had one of these on my 2008 Silverado 2500 and loved it. One of the things I really liked about it is you could drop the tailgate, push the step down with your foot, step on it, use the top of the bed as a handle and step right onto the tailgate. When you are done, step down on the step, again using the bedrail as a handle, close the tailgate and then kick the step to return it to the stored position.

AMP Research bedstep


2017 Chevy Colorado Z71, 09 Yamaha Rhino 450 Camo,
Re: Best tailgate step? [Re: Creekrunner] #7215455
07/04/18 10:14 AM
07/04/18 10:14 AM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,613
DFW
T
twinbubba Offline
Veteran Tracker
twinbubba  Offline
Veteran Tracker
T

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,613
DFW
Have you decided on what you are going to do yet?




2017 Chevy Colorado Z71, 09 Yamaha Rhino 450 Camo,
Re: Best tailgate step? [Re: Creekrunner] #7215462
07/04/18 11:28 AM
07/04/18 11:28 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,198
Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Creekrunner Online content OP
THF Celebrity
Creekrunner  Online Content OP
THF Celebrity

Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,198
Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
I have to look at your suggestion on the big computer, won't load on my phone. Thanks for taking the time! I'll check it out.


...and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Gen. 1:28
Re: Best tailgate step? [Re: Creekrunner] #7215579
07/04/18 02:32 PM
07/04/18 02:32 PM
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 10,849
The Island Cres
T
TEXASLEFTY Online content
THF Celebrity
TEXASLEFTY  Online Content
THF Celebrity
T

Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 10,849
The Island Cres
[video:youtube]?v=2FKkYTwjKtQ[/video]

His link will not work for me either. I THINK this is what heís talking about though.


Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.
Re: Best tailgate step? [Re: Creekrunner] #7216147
07/05/18 01:50 AM
07/05/18 01:50 AM
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 7
S
Stan2000 Offline
Green Horn
Stan2000  Offline
Green Horn
S

Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 7
Overall, this is likely not a huge market. So you won't find a lot of great solutions since firms will be less likely to invest in top notch solutions.

Re: Best tailgate step? [Re: Creekrunner] #7216634
07/05/18 09:23 PM
07/05/18 09:23 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,198
Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Creekrunner Online content OP
THF Celebrity
Creekrunner  Online Content OP
THF Celebrity

Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,198
Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Can't add anything that's gonna make the angle of departure worse. I'd tear off anything mounted underneath. Gotta be bolted in side the tailgate. My processing guy has a good one that he showed me a while back, I just can't remember much about it. I just need to get off my lazy butt, go wait and whack an axis, and go look at it again. A simple ladder may be the sensible solution. I've got a small plastic two-step stool, but I'm afraid of missing the darn thing coming down, busting something, and laying there under a dang feeder for days, or, until I'm "called up yonder".

Regarding market share - you'd be surprised how many pickup bed factory options started off as an after-market idea made by a small entrepreneur. Now, they usually just copy the poor bastard, instead of buying from him or buying him out. mad


...and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Gen. 1:28
Re: Best tailgate step? [Re: twinbubba] #7216922
07/06/18 04:11 AM
07/06/18 04:11 AM
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 1,876
Flower Mound, TX
CharlieCTx Offline
Pro Tracker
CharlieCTx  Offline
Pro Tracker

Joined: May 2013
Posts: 1,876
Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: twinbubba
I had one of these on my 2008 Silverado 2500 and loved it. One of the things I really liked about it is you could drop the tailgate, push the step down with your foot, step on it, use the top of the bed as a handle and step right onto the tailgate. When you are done, step down on the step, again using the bedrail as a handle, close the tailgate and then kick the step to return it to the stored position.

AMP Research bedstep


x2

Really like mine on my '14 Mega.


Charlie

M&P-10 + AAC Cyclone
Kel-Tec RFB + Griffin Sportsman Ultra Light 300
Pulsar Apex XQ-50
Re: Best tailgate step? [Re: Creekrunner] #7217327
07/06/18 07:04 PM
07/06/18 07:04 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 7,777
Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
P
PMK Online content
THF Trophy Hunter
PMK  Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
P

Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 7,777
Central TX (Gtown/Austin)


"everyone that lives dies but not everyone who dies lived..."

~PMK~
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
UBB.threads™ 7.6.2