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

Convert-A-Ball Accessory Step

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Code:   CAB-SG

Retail:$95.38

Price:$84.95


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Convert-A-Ball Accessory Step - 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.

Features:

  • 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


Specs:

  • 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.



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


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installation instructions and specs for complete information.

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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:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.7 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.


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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






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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






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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






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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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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. Thanks 10336






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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






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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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dale02/28/2013

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I realy like this product and it was delivered fast 68109






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Phil10/01/2012

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easy to install and works great 56189




Reviews for other Step Gate Truck Tailgate Step :

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike.E03/23/2014

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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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: George B.10/10/2013

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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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Charles M.05/10/2013

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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





Comments

Hi Patrick...still very happy with the product...its holding it up just fine...

Charles M. - 06/09/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John M.02/14/2013

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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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike M.07/01/2013

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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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John R.06/19/2014

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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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gary H.10/11/2012

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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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Charles P.10/26/2012

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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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Fred r06/18/2014

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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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Lonnie P.08/24/2013

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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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: jim L11/15/2013

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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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike Burns06/19/2012

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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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Connie D09/16/2013

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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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gary C06/14/2014

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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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jay W.03/04/2014

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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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Marie Dorey07/20/2012

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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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tim07/26/2013

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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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Skip09/17/2012

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fantastic follow-up, fast shipping and great prices. If you need car or rv parts, you have to shop at etrailer. 54888






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mark12/26/2012

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I love the new step should have got one years ago. I have bad knees and this step really helps. Thank you 61916






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: william02/21/2013

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recieved my steps fast and in good shape will order more items as time goes on thank you 67209






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joyce G05/11/2011

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Perfect for us older folks that can't climb as well as we used to. Great product. 13605






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: JIM G11/20/2013

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Super fast service and installation was a breeze. Very satisfied!!! 107909






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Denley06/04/2013

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Perfect solution to every "Up-Hi" lifted truck owners dilemma. 83354






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: bill f10/18/2013

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recieved in one 1/2 days ups no special frt. great product 104293






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dana O07/28/2011

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Easy to install and great customer service . 20471






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Alvah Holcomb09/27/2012

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Delivered quick and easy to install. 55886






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave J.07/28/2012

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Easy to install and use 49684






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan P02/15/2014

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Slice easy to use 116641




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Expert Answers about Convert-A-Ball Step Gate - Universal Truck Tailgate Step - 1 Step - CAB-SGDo you have a question about this Accessory Step?


  • Is the 1 or 2 Step Convert-A-Ball Step Gate Compatible with a 2004 Ram 3500 Diesel 2WD
  • The Convert-A-Ball Step Gates are universal fit items that would both work well on your 2004 Dodge Ram 3500. The 2 step model, # CAB-SG-2R, will make your first step easier than the 1 step model, # CAB-SG. For reference, once the step gate is mounted to your tailgate, the 1 step model will sit 10 inches below your tailgate. On the 2 step model, the first stop will be 20 inches below the tailgate and the second step will sit 10 inches below the tailgate. You will have no problem using...
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  • Tailgate Mounted Truck Bed Step with Handle
  • On some Ford trucks they came with a factory bed step that included a handle. That might have been what you saw. There are some aftermarket bed steps that have a handle. Take a look at the Convert-a-Ball step, # CAB-SG-2R. This unit has 2 steps and a handle. It is also available in a single step, # CAB-SG. I have linked a video review for you.
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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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  • 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...
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  • Installing Convert-A-Ball Step Gate # CAB-SG-2R on 2013 GMC Sierra with Bed LInder
  • We have not yet completed an installation of the Convert-A-Ball Step Gate, so we do not have an actual install video, but we do have a video that we received from Convert-A-Ball that shows the Step Gate installed on a truck that has a spray-in bed liner. On trucks that have a spray-in liner, the Step Gate can be installed directly over the liner. On trucks with plastic drop-in bed liners, the bed liner will need to be trimmed so that the mounting plates of the Step Gate are in direct...
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  • Truck Bed Step for 2013 Silverado That Works with Tailgate Open
  • The bottom step of the Brophy Hitch Stair # RHS2 would still be usable with the tailgate down, but the top step would be blocked by the tailgate, so it might not be the best choice for you. In addition to the Hitch Stair, we offer several other options that might work for you. Bestop offers the Trek Step, part # B75300 which mounts under the vehicle, and will extend or retract with a push of the foot. It's really a slick system, you can see how it installs by clicking the provided...
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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...
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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...
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  • Is it Possible to Use a Kwik-Gate on a 2005 Chevy Avalanche
  • I spoke to my contact at Convert-A-Ball and he said that the correct size Kwik Gate would be the Convert-A Ball Kwik Gate 48 inch par # KG48. He said that since your truck has the tonneau cover you will need to raise it every single time you open and close the tailgate. Since most likely you are planning on getting into the bed of your truck frequently this may not be an issue since you would be raising the cover anyway. Another option would be for you to get the Convert-A-Ball Step...
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  • Is Step Portion of Convert-A-Ball Step Gate # CAB-SG-2R Available Separately
  • The Convert-A-Ball Step Gate is offered in two versions, single step # CAB-SG and double step # CAB-SG-2R, but the step portions are not offered individually, only as part of the complete step assembly. You might be better served by a hitch-mount step such as those shown on the link provided. These are offered in sizes for both 1-1/4-inch and 2-inch hitches.
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