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HitchMate Boat Trailer Step - 5" Wide x 9" Long - 400 lbs

HitchMate Boat Trailer Step - 5" Wide x 9" Long - 400 lbs

Item # HE4036
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No more trying to balance on narrow trailer-frame beams to get at your boat. Attach this sturdy, clamp-on step to your trailer's tongue or frame and you'll be able to access your boat quickly and easily. 1-800-940-8924 to order Heininger Holdings boat trailer parts part number HE4036 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Heininger Holdings products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for HitchMate Boat Trailer Step - 5" Wide x 9" Long - 400 lbs. Boat Trailer Parts reviews from real customers.
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Heininger Holdings Boat Trailer Parts - HE4036

  • Steps
  • 9 Inch Long
  • 5 Inch Wide
  • Heininger Holdings

No more trying to balance on narrow trailer-frame beams to get at your boat. Attach this sturdy, clamp-on step to your trailer's tongue or frame and you'll be able to access your boat quickly and easily.


Features:

  • Unique step makes it easy to prep your boat for trailering
  • Bracket mounts directly to trailer tongue or frame
    • Clamps around frame with included hardware
    • Adjusts to fit different-size beams
  • Non-skid step surface
  • Durable steel construction
  • Powder coat finish resists rust


Specs:

  • Application: up to 3" x 5" trailer frame or tongue
  • Step dimensions: 5" wide x 9" long
  • Capacity: 400 lbs
  • 1-Year limited warranty


4036 Heininger Holdings Hitch Mate Boat Trailer Frame Step





Video of HitchMate Boat Trailer Step - 5" Wide x 9" Long - 400 lbs

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Heininger Holdings Boat Trailer Parts - Step - HE4036 Review

Today we're going to review HE-4036. This is the Heininger HitchMate Boat Trailer Step with a 400 pound weight capacity. I have assembled it to give you an idea of how this would look when it's installed on your trailer. There's no more trying to balance on your narrow trailer frame beams to get at your boat. This unique step right here will make it easy to prep your boat for trailering. The bracket, as you can see, will mount directly to your trailer tongue or frame.

It clamps around the frame with the included hardware, and it will adjust, as you can see the different holes there to fit different size beams. On the very top of the step it has a nice non-skid step surface. It's made of a durable steel construction. Has a nice black powder coat finish to help resist rust. Again, the application on this is for up to 3" x 5" trailer frame or tongue. The weight capacity on this step is 400 pounds.

The step dimensions, just to give you an idea here; the length of it is going to be right at 9". I'm going to swing this around and we'll give you the width of it; the width is going to be right at 5". Like I said, I've assembled it with the mounting hardware and the bracket. You can see how it would go around your trailer frame, the beam on it. Then you can use this step to stand up on to access to your boat. That should do it for the review on Part Number HE-4036. The is the Heininger HitchMate Boat Trailer Step with the 400 pound weight capacity.

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HitchMate Boat Trailer Step - 5" Wide x 9" Long - 400 lbs - HE4036

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (63 Customer Reviews)

No more trying to balance on narrow trailer-frame beams to get at your boat. Attach this sturdy, clamp-on step to your trailer's tongue or frame and you'll be able to access your boat quickly and easily.

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This step does exactly what I needed. Provided a safe stepping point on my winch support for easy access onto the bow when I’m solo launching. Thank you for a great quality product.



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Impressively solid and easy to install. No more standing on slippery trailer tongues for me!



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Step works great



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I am very pleased, as well as impressed, with my new trailer step. It was simple to install and easy to use, making the task of climbing in and out of a boat a very simple matter. It is handsomely built, and will support up to 400 pounds! What more could you ask for?



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I haven't used it yet.



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Good fit up on sport utility trailer. T hanks.



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installed and tested within minutes of receiving
really really like it, works perfect for what i needed .
shipped by ground and got here fast THANKS !!!!!!



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First e-trailer rocks! No one ships things the next day and are received the next.
Personnel are polite and courteous.
I purchased a boat trailer step that goes on the trailer so you don’t have to get your feet wet and is easy to get in the boat.
Every bass boat trailer needs one.
For your trailer or hitch needs. etrailer.com

John

7/28/2019

Great I use it every time



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This is a very well made product. The craftsmanship shows. I ordered them during the Christmas rush and am surprised how promptly they arrived. Due to hip replacement I can no longer climb over the bow of my boat. This will give me a stable means of walking the tongue of the trailer to retrieve it. Can't wait for the snow to back off to give them a try..

Dean B.

12/24/2017

Couldnt be happier. They got a lot of use in the past year. Happy to report no wet feet in that time. Great product...



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Great product. Extremely well made and heavy duty. Used on the tongue of my boat trailer to stay dry when winching the boat on the trailer. Highly recommend!

David

12/13/2021

Still extremely happy with product. Makes me question why I did not purchase sooner. Great Product and price.



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Well made.



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My only complaint is that the bolts that come with this unit are at least 1” too long. Could use somewhat shorter bolts for this product. Great unit and it’s solid.



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The bolt on step was delivered the day after I ordered it. It is a very sturdy unit and would likely handle more than the 400 pounds it is rated for. I did have to add some washers to each bolt as the bolts were about 1/4 " longer than the trailer channel.



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Good product. It makes getting into and out of my bass boat much easier when launching/loading on the trailer. Pros: Very sturdy, reasonably easy to install, looks good, prompt delivery. Cons: Adhesive holding non-skid to step is weak, step is a bit narrow (I will probably put another alongside it.) Would recommend.



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Good quality



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Fits great,very well made,fast shipping!! You guys are awesome



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Awesome product. Easy install and great setup. Easy assist on and off the bow of the boat. A must for any bass boater that loads boat on trailer without assistance.



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Ever step on your trailer to get something out of the bow of your boat and find that it is an inch out ofyour reach..? Then having to climb into boat to get it..? Frustrating. This trailer step add on takes care of this problem easily. Excellent product, made well. No skid surface is an added bonus, no slipping with wet foot wear.



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Product is very strong and easy to install. It should improve safety during launch and retrieval of the boat. Smaller dimension works well for boat trailers with shorter tongues.



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Fantastic, strong, heavy-duty step. I was very pleasantly surprised to see how beefy this thing is. It will be a great tool helping me in and out of my boat while it's on the trailer.

Super product, great service, consistently great customer service support all made this an excellent buying experience.



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Good quality and everything I had hoped it would be. Made a much safer on/off the boat trailer by way of hitch area.



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Great step for boat trailer. Delivery fast, step very well built and easy to install. Love the size for easy in and out of boat.



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Best step ever made to put on a boat trailer in order to help you get in and out of your boat. Strong, and long lasting.



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This product does exactly what it's supposed to. Also it's easy to install, should fit a variety of trailer frame sizes, has solid hardware and is built VERY strongly. It's made climbing onto the front of my jonboat with a bad leg safe and easy and has enough room on it for both feet if necessary.



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Product went on very easy. Looks good on the Ranger Trailer. The step will aid me getting into my Z520C from my Tahoe and will solve launching the boat by myself.


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  • Dimensions of the HitchMate Boat Trailer Step # HE4036
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