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Convert-A-Ball Step Gate - Universal Truck Tailgate Step - 1 Step

Convert-A-Ball Truck Bed Accessories

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Code:   CAB-SG



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Convert-A-Ball Truck Bed Accessories - CAB-SG

Sturdy, lightweight Step Gate (with 1 step) provides an easy, safe way to climb up into your pickup truck bed. Also secures bulky or long items for transport. Removes or folds out of the way in seconds.


  • Provides effortless access to truck bed with sturdy handle and 1 steel step
  • Secures hard-to-transport items
    • Holds lumber, pipe and other long items
    • Cradles bulky items such as propane tanks or water bottles
  • Mounts to left or right side of tailgate
  • Works on a wide variety of truck tailgates
    • Can be used in trucks that have bed liners or toolboxes
  • Folds out of the way for travel
    • Do not operate truck with step in down position
  • Removes in seconds (brackets stay mounted to tailgate)
  • Won't interfere with towing applications
  • Constructed of black powder coated steel tubing
  • Includes drill bit, wrench and hardware needed for installation


  • Application: left or right side of pickup truck tailgate
  • Weight capacity: 400 lbs
    • Do not exceed capacity of tailgate
  • Step height: 13"
  • Tube dimension: 1" square

NOTE: This step gate will only work correctly if mounted directly to the steel of the tailgate. It doesn't work properly if mounted over a bedliner. If a tailgate has a bedliner, it must be cut out enough to allow a solid connection between the steps mounting plates and the steel of the tailgate. Failure to do so will result in the step being unstable and wobbly.

Single step gate is shown on a truck tailgate with a double step gate for reference

The Convert-A-Ball Step Gate one-step model is reversible. It can be mounted to the right or left side of your tailgate.

Step Gate shown securing pipes and gas bottle

Step Gate not only works as a safe, comfortable way to get up into your truck bed, it's also handy for securing hard-to-transport items such as pipes, construction supplies and gas containers.

Folded Step

When not needed, Step Gate folds up, step first, onto tailgate. All you have to do is close the tailgate and go. The main part of the unit removes easily when necessary.

Warning: Do not operate your truck with the step in the down position. Always stow the step bracket before moving your vehicle.

SG Convert-A-Ball Step Gate - Universal - Mounted Tail Gate Step - Reversible

Video of Convert-A-Ball Step Gate - Universal Truck Tailgate Step - 1 Step

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Convert-A-Ball Step Gate - Universal Truck Tailgate Step Manfacturer Review
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Convert-A-Ball Accessory Step Truck Bed Accessories CAB-SG Review

Video Transcript for Convert-A-Ball Step Gate - Universal Truck Tailgate Step Manfacturer Review

At work, home or play, accessing the bed of your pickup truck has never been easier or safer with the new step gate. Simply open the tailgate, swing the step down into position, grab the handle and step up. No more straining or stretching to get to the items in the back of your truck. No more shifting of long or bulky items on your way home. No more back or knee pain jumping out of the back of your truck. The position of the uniquely designed handle allows you to step down either forwards or backwards. This handle and step combination provides stability to confidently enter and exit the bed of your truck with ease, worry free. 0:49

The step gate is affordable and comes in two models, a single step and a double step configuration. The single step extends 10 inches down from the top of the tailgate. For taller truck beds, the two step gate provides an additional hinged step that provides 20 inches of step assistance from the top of the tailgate. The patented step gate is easy to self install on any year or model pickup trucks regular tailgate with the included mounting hardware and drill bit. Truly the most universal product on the market and the most cost effective upgrade you can make for your truck, starting at under 100 dollars. As long as your truck has a metal tailgate, you can mount it within a few minutes of opening the box. 1:38

The step and handle assembly are made of high strength square steel tubing with a black powder coat finish. The step gate has been tested successfully by a 400 pound individual. The single step unit is reversible, allowing it to be mounted on either side of the tailgate. The unit can be mounted in conjunction with truck bed toolboxes and liners. The step gate does not interfer with a trucks ability to pull a trailer. With the handle and step attached, the tailgate is free to close and the step gate is stored out of the way, ready to use the next time you need to step up into your truck bed. The quick release allows the step and handle to be removed in seconds if the entire truck bed or tailgate is needed. More than a step, the step gate is designed to help transport items safely and securely. Use the specially designed step bracket to anchor long pipe, lumber, or even a propane bottle. For taller trucks or added stability, the two step gate has the same functions as the single step unit. It just adds and additional hinged step.

Customer Reviews

Convert-A-Ball Step Gate - Universal Truck Tailgate Step - 1 Step - CAB-SG

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.8 out of 5 stars   (9 Customer Reviews)


ratingratingratingratingrating by: Roger O.01/05/2013

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It works. It is much easier to climb into and out of my '07 Chevrolet half ton 4wd. It was easy to install too. 62499


ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ray B09/16/2012

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Great people to order from. They ship fest and keep you informed. Just installed it and think it will work well. May be a little light on the tubing but will wait and see. Like that it can be removed fast and easy in case you need to load something large.54817


ratingratingratingratingrating by: K.R.03/25/2011

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Love the product - easy install and works beautiful. Service was excellent and I think your tracking tool is the best I've seen. Same experience when I bought my trailer hitch in 2009. Thanks10336


ratingratingratingratingrating by: Martin01/30/2011

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Good item,fast install,go for 2 steps if it will be full size truck l have f150 should order 2 steps. works great I like it 6408


ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dale02/28/2013

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I realy like this product and it was delivered fast68109


ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kris01/14/2013

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I've just installed this on a 2012 Ford F-150. Installation was straight ahead and easy. Everything needed plus extras was there.63027


ratingratingratingratingrating by: Phil10/01/2012

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easy to install and works great 56189


ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mickey S07/12/2012

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This is a really great product. I looked at several that would act as a step only, but kept coming back to this thinking how cool to be able to use it as a hauling support too. And it's great, thank goodness I bought it! So useful!47738


ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mark H.05/14/2012

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This product works great. I mounted in less than 30 minutes. I weigh 250 and it does not bend or feel like it is goin to give. I recommend this to anyone who's truck is a little high off the ground. THANKS for the great products.40394

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  • Will Convert-A-Ball Step Gate CAB-SG Fit on a Truck with a Roll and Lock Tonneau Cover
  • The Convert-A-Ball step gate # CAB-SG does have a 90 degree piece on the bracket that attaches at the very end of the tailgate. Since this 90 degree piece sits on the outer edge of the tailgate, it does not look like you will be able to install the step gate if a metal rail runs along the edge of the tailgate, as you would not be able to get the gate brackets to sit flush for mounting. I would recommend a truck bed step like the Westin Truck-Pal, part # 10-3000. These steps are installed
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  • Comparing Convert-A-Ball Step Gate and Westin Bed Ladder for a 2008 Ford F-150 with Tonneau Cover
  • Since you have a tonneau cover, the best option would be to go with the Westin Truck-Pal Fold-Up Bed Ladder, # 10-3000, as it does not have a bracket that needs to be mounted on the top of the tail gate, which the Convert-A-Ball Step Gate - Universal Truck Tailgate Step - 1 Step, # CAB-SG, does have. That bracket on the Covert-A-Ball could cause fit issues with the tonneau cover, so it would be best to avoid that possibility and go with the ladder. I have also included a link to other step-up op
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  • Recommendation for a 2-Step Tailgate Step for a Truck with a Tonneau Cover
  • There are 2 different 2-step version of the Convert-A-Ball Step Gate. For the passengers side, we have # CAB-SG-2R. If your tonneau cover just rests on the top of the tail gate it will not interfere with where the steps mount to the tailgate.
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  • Does the Quick Release of the Convert-A-Ball Step Gate Allow Clearance for a Tonneau Cover
  • With the Convert-A-Ball Step Gate # CAB-SG removed using the quick release there still will be a portion of the assembly that will go over the top of the tail gate. To get an idea of what will still be on the tail gate check out the picture I attached. This additional bracket that will go over the tail gate may or may not interfere with your roll-up truck bed cover. I would think that you would be okay, but you will want to check out the pic and compare it to your setup to see if you think
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