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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Video of Convert-A-Ball Step Gate - Universal Truck Tailgate Step - 1 Step
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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.
Average Customer Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (37 Customer Reviews)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.
by: Roger O.01/05/2013
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
by: Ray B09/16/2012
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
by: Mickey S07/12/2012
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
by: Mark H.05/14/2012
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
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. Thanks 10336
I've just installed this on a 2012 Ford F-150. Installation was straight ahead and easy. Everything needed plus extras was there. 63027
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
I realy like this product and it was delivered fast 68109
easy to install and works great 56189
1st I want to thank etrailer for the quick shipping. Within a few hours of placing my order I received two emails. One said my order was in stock at their warehouse and would ship immediately. The second said To expect delivery in 3 to 5 days instead of the 5 to 10 originally quoted. I received it in 4. When looking at the reviews before ordering I noticed several complaints about the box being busted open upon arrival. Mine was also busted open on the end but luckily the hardware package was still there. This seems to be common problem, maybe they need to do something about that. Now on to the step. Installation was fairly easy it took myself and a friend about 1.5 hours. It could be done in only a few minutes on a gate without a bed liner. The step is built well with the exception of one thing. The hing that attaches the second step is too lightweight and attached with small rivets. This thing is rated for 400 lbs. I weigh 265 lb. and the 1st time I stepped on it with a little pressure to see that the tail gate was strong enough the hing immediately stretched at the loops that the pin goes through and the rivets loosened. A hing with welded loops and welded to the step instead of rivets would have fixed this problem. I'm sure I'll need to repair this at some time. Because of the way the step is offset from the handle it has a considerable amount of side flex when stepped on. This shouldn't cause a problem as long as the ears on the bracket don't give up. Overall I think I'll be happy with it and it sure makes it way easier getting in and out of the truck. Oh, and one added bonus, using the handle when opening and closing the gate makes it a lot easier. 121807
by: George B.10/10/2013
Great Tailgate step, Easy to install. I can get in and out of the truck a lot safer. When I sleep in the back, I can close the tailgate by using the handle. 103340
by: Charles M.05/10/2013
I recently received my tailgate ladder and installed it today...Man what a difference getting into the bed of my pick up....I ordered the two step ladder and I'm glad I did...in my opinion the one step leaves the step to high...all and all the two step ladder is the way to go...I would definately recommend buying this product 79689
by: John M.02/14/2013
Okay I paid for express shipping 3-5 days Came the 5th day at 7pm. Tracking number they gave was not the shippers but there's so I could not track on my own only with there site so I had no idea when it was coming till after it was here. The step came an is nice but bag that holds the screws an all was ripped open Missing some screws an caps No big thing. Tailgate easy-lift well I ordered one (1) an got five (5) an don't like it at all There are no bushings to go between rod an sheet-metal so I can see a lot of tearing between sheet-metal an rod over time No good in my book. 66350
by: Mike M.07/01/2013
I am a fabricator as a hobby. I was actually designing a product simular to this one to build for myself when I seen this one. It works just as I had hoped, ease of operation and removal is good. little problem : It is a heavy item to ship and the box was opened when I got it. Additional stapping would be a good idea or at least place the two existing staps over the box ends that open would be a simple fix. luckily the parts inside were also bubble wrapped otherwise I'm sure I would be calling for missing parts. 86960
by: John R.06/19/2014
Installation was straight forward, no problems, took about half an hour. Makes getting into truck bed a breeze. Unit folds up properly. Easy to remove if it were to interfere with the truck load, but in normal use it remains in place. 136574
by: Gary H.10/11/2012
All parts were complete in the box. Instructions were complete and easily understandable. Had the 2 step gate installed in no time at all with no problems from start to finish. This item is certainly going to make it a lot easier on me getting into and out of the back of my truck since age has taken it's toll as it does on all of us sooner or later. I'd recommend this item. Price is competitive with other stores. 56962
by: Charles P.10/26/2012
Ordered Convert-a-Ball Step Gate expecting it to ship in 2-3 weeks.Very pleased when it arrived in 4 days . Thanks for speedy shipping . Product is exactly as described and exactly what I needed. Makes access to pick-up bed much safer and comfortable for my aging legs!! Will certainly order any future needed accessories for my truck. 58163
by: Fred r06/18/2014
If you can use a drill and turn a wrench then you'll have no problem installing this product. The only question is "how long will it hold up?". We will see. Other then that, delivery was prompt, item was all that was said. Installation a snap, about one hour.(I took my time) 136455
by: Lonnie P.08/24/2013
Step arrived the next day via UPS. I installed that evening and have enjoyed it very much. great item to aid in gettin up down from my Dodge 2500 Ram... Previous to the step I had to set on the tailgate pivot then stand up. Now I just step step and I'm in. 96738
by: jim L11/15/2013
installed product as soon as it arrived,very pleased with results. Third time i have ordered from e trailer and everything was what it was said to be. would recommend e trailer to anyone. 5 star all the way. 107460
by: Mike Burns06/19/2012
The product was just what I expected, the quality was good, and installs in minutes. As for the ordering process it could not have been any easier. Delivery was fast. Great business transaction. 44752
by: Connie D09/16/2013
Put it on our 4-wheel drive truck and like it so much that I ordered a single step for our 2-wheel drive truck!! Us "older" folks need help getting up on the tailgate & this works PERFECT!!! 100127
by: Gary C06/14/2014
The installation was very simple. It functions as advertised and sure makes getting up in the truck bed much easier on my 60 year old bones! I recommend it highly. 135576
by: Jay W.03/04/2014
Step went on without a hitch and works great. I bought this as a present for my father to help him get up into the bed of his truck. The step seems very strong. 118474
by: Marie Dorey07/20/2012
Have not put to use as yet,just got it this a.m. There are no bolts to assemble it. Bolts should be with it, as some are longer etc. Rating good except no BOLTS 48708
Great product.. Reasonably priced and good quality. Installed in 30 minutes and holds my weight and I can get in the bed of ny truck easily... Thanks 91803
fantastic follow-up, fast shipping and great prices. If you need car or rv parts, you have to shop at etrailer. 54888
I love the new step should have got one years ago. I have bad knees and this step really helps. Thank you 61916
recieved my steps fast and in good shape will order more items as time goes on thank you 67209
by: Joyce G05/11/2011
Perfect for us older folks that can't climb as well as we used to. Great product. 13605
by: JIM G11/20/2013
Super fast service and installation was a breeze. Very satisfied!!! 107909
Perfect solution to every "Up-Hi" lifted truck owners dilemma. 83354
by: bill f10/18/2013
recieved in one 1/2 days ups no special frt. great product 104293
by: Dana O07/28/2011
Easy to install and great customer service . 20471
by: Alvah Holcomb09/27/2012
Delivered quick and easy to install. 55886
by: Dave J.07/28/2012
Easy to install and use 49684
by: Dan P02/15/2014
Slice easy to use 116641
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