Carr Mega Step for 2" Hitches - Folding - 500 lbs - Mechanical Matte

Carr Mega Step for 2" Hitches - Folding - 500 lbs - Mechanical Matte

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  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • Flip-Down Step
  • Carr
  • Aluminum
  • 500 lbs
  • Standard Step
  • 14 Inch
Mount this flip-up step on your work truck hitch to get instant access to all your cargo and equipment. Durable, non-skid, aluminum step folds down for use and up for storage. Extra-large platform step supports up to 500 lbs. Call 800-298-8924 to order Carr hitch step part number CARR190011 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Carr products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Carr Mega Step for 2" Hitches - Folding - 500 lbs - Mechanical Matte. Hitch Step reviews from real customers.


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Carr Hitch Step - CARR190011

Mount this flip-up step on your work truck hitch to get instant access to all your cargo and equipment. Durable, non-skid, aluminum step folds down for use and up for storage. Extra-large platform step supports up to 500 lbs.


Features:

  • Folding step mounts in your trailer hitch receiver so you can easily access cargo and equipment
  • Stainless steel springs allow step to fold up and down
    • Flip step down for use and up for storage
  • Extra-large, non-skid step surface offers sure footing
  • Heavy-duty backing plate provides strength and security
  • Sturdy, rustproof aluminum construction with mechanical matte finish
  • Pin and clip or hitch lock required (sold separately) to secure to hitch
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Step platform dimensions: 14" long x 5" wide x 1/2" tall
  • Mounting plate dimensions: 12" long x 5-3/5" tall x 1/2" deep
  • Weight capacity: 500 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


190015 Carr Mega Step for 2" Trailer Hitch Receivers - Mechanical Matte

Replaces 190011







Video of Carr Mega Step for 2" Hitches - Folding - 500 lbs - Mechanical Matte


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




Video Transcript for Carr Hitch Step - Flip-Down Step - CARR190011 Review

Today, we are going to be taking a look at part number CARR190011, this is the car mega step. The heavy duty step is going to mount in your 2 inch by 2 inch trailer hitch receiver. That way you can easily access cargo and equipment, whether it is in your tailgate, your rear hatch or on top of your roof. You could also install this on a front mounted bumper. That way you can get into the engine department and you can work under the hood of your vehicle pretty easily. Now with it installed, it is also going to keep dirt and grime out of your hitch. It is also going to feature a nice folding design.

That way it can get out of the way when your not using it and it folds up for travel. Very simple to fold up and to fold down. Here at the back, at kinda at the hinge area, there is going to be some lubricant already on there, so that way its going to easily fold up and fold down. If you ever notice that starting to get tough, you can simple just put some lubricant or some grease back there and that's going to make that a little bit easier for you. This step is going to feature the extra large non-skid area. This is the step surface.

That is going to provide strength and security. It's going to feature a sturdy, rust-proof aluminum alloy construction. And then here on the step itself, we are going to have a corrosion resistant silver powder coat finish. That is going to resist chipping, peeling and fading. This portion right here is going to be the portion that goes into your 2 inch by 2 inch receiver. You have two pin hole options to choose from.

That way it can work on your particular hitch. And then with it installed, you will need to go ahead and secure it all the way in your hitch. So you can do that by using a 5/8 inch pining clip, or a hitch pin and lock. Both of those are going to be sold separately. You can find those on our website. The one I will be using for our demonstration today here in a few minutes is going to be part number PC3.

That is going to be your standard 5/8 inch pin and its going to come with a clip. The product is made in the USA. Its got the nice large backing plate on it, and again this thing is built for strength and durability. Now when getting it out of the box, there is only going to be one easy step when it comes to assembling the product. This piece back here needs to be mounted on the backing plate with four bolts. It's also going to come with flat washers and lock nuts. All your mounting hardware is included. It just took a few minutes to get that on there and get everything tightened down correctly. Now again, this is designed for 2 inch by 2 inch trailer hitch receivers. We are going to go ahead and throw it in our demo hitch today. That way you can see what the product looks like and some other functions of it. Now when it comes to installing, you simply just push it in until you get one of the two pin holes to line up with the pin holes in your hitch. Once you have that done, just take your 5/8 inch pin and clip or hitch pin and lock and that is going to secure it in your hitch. We are going to take a measurement of the step platform, measuring the overall length. That is going to give us a measurement of 14 inches. Measuring the width or the depth, that is going to measure 5 inches. So its going to give you a really nice-sized platform when it comes to your step. Now with the step unfolded in this position, if we take a measurement from the center of that hitch pin hole that we have it mounted in to the end of the step, that is going to give us a measurement of about 10 1/2 inches. Now if we we're using the other hitch pin hole, that would be about 9 1/2 inches. Now if we fold the step up and do that same measurement, go to the underside here, so from the center of that hitch pin hole to the outermost point of that step, I'm actually measuring to this piece here, that is going to give us a measurement of about 4 3/4 of an inch. And then if we had it installed in the other position, that would reduce it to about 3 3/4 of an inch. Now one more measurement I want to go over with you real quick, with it installed in your receiver, you want to make sure depending on what vehicle your installing this on, that you have enough clearance to open up your rear hatch. So if you have a van, or an SUV, or a crossover, we can take a measurement from the inside top edge of the receiver to our hitch, to the top of the step, so this portion right here. That is going to give us a measurement of about 3 3/4 of an inch. So that is about how much room your going to need in order to clear the top of that step with it in the folded up position. The step is going to feature a weight capacity of 500 pounds and its going to be covered with a limited lifetime warranty. That is going to do it for today's look at part number CARR1900011. .


Customer Reviews

Carr Mega Step for 2" Hitches - Folding - 500 lbs - Mechanical Matte - CARR190011

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (30 Customer Reviews)

Mount this flip-up step on your work truck hitch to get instant access to all your cargo and equipment. Durable, non-skid, aluminum step folds down for use and up for storage. Extra-large platform step supports up to 500 lbs.

- CARR190011
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Yes, it is expensive..but as the cliche says, "You get what you pay for". This step has performed flawlessly, including the time a 30 pound log rolled out and hit it (open) when I opened the tailgate. Having seen and tried the cheaper alternatives (which I find small and somewhat less stable that the CARR product), I recommend it. That said, I have two little issues with it. 1) The foot plate does not stand vertical unless the assembly screws are tightened all the way down. In doing that, moving the foot plate to horizontal then requires two hands, not a foot to push down. 2) The holes in the mounting bracket (where the retainer bolt goes through the hitch receiver) do not line up with my Draw-Tite hitch. if it was drilled about 1/2 inch shorter, the back plate of the step would be tight against the hitch receiver. Currently, it moves slightly, which is a little disconcerting when stepping down from the truck bed with a mountain bike in your hands. Also, wish it was of thicker steel. Okay, there may be three issues, the CARR symbol looks like a Raiders football team logo, so being from Kansas City, it gets some comments. Would I buy one again...in a heartbeat. And yes, I do have a locking hitch bolt, otherwise, I would be buying another one due to theft! Lastly, make sure you put the step up when not is use. If you walk into with your shin, you'll only do that once. 545498


Comments

Still hanging on! I would recommend it. It’s not the cheapest, but it will probably outlast the truck.

Jerry - 07/30/2019

58448

- CARR190011
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First of all let me say that this step is well engineered and very well built. I only have two concerns. Number one, I found the spring retainer screws were loose. Upon fighting them I found the step would not stay folded. There was no tension on the spring. The screws needed to be left somewhat loose in order for the spring to engage the step. To solve this problem so the screws would not work themselves out I installed a lock nut on each screw. The second concern was the fit into my hitch receiver. This I solved by adding some shims until the fit was satisfactory. Overall I am pleased with the looks and function of the step. 456924



- CARR190011
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I received this receiver step yesterday, installed it this morning on my P.U. truck. It will let me step up & put things over the tailgate without having to get a step stool. Then I can fold the step up so I don't hit my shin when I walk past the rear of the truck. It also looks nice. 434492


Comments

I still like it very much.

Pete B - 09/20/2018

43812

- CARR190011
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It has worked very well. Very pleased with the product. My kids now have an easier time stepping up into the back of my land cruiser. My only "complaint" is that it doesn't fit perfectly tight in the hitch and will rotate very slightly. But, I have never had a problem with it rattling when I drive. Would definitely purchase again. 239518



- CARR190011
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THE ONLY ITEM THAT WAS NOT UP TO PAR WAS THE FIT INTO THE RECEIVER, IT WAS NOT A TIGHT FIT AND WILL RATTLE WHEN VEHICLE IS MOVING. IN READING REVIEWS, I NOTICED THIS SAME COMPLAINT. I WOULD SUGGEST RE-ENGINERING THE PART THAT FITS THE HITCH RECEIVER TO HAVE A MORE SNUG FIT, THEN IT WOULD BE PERFECT. 694892



- CARR190011
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Quality products & quick delivery 690596



- CARR190011
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The insert of the step into the hitch was very loose. I had to drive two small nails between the insert and hitch holder which means the step is almost permanent and would require a hammer to remove. The insert needs to be a square and shims should be provided to secure in place. 676827



- CARR190011
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Love it, great strong step. Needed little grinding on nuts that hold main plate to tongue assembly, they are too close to hitch entry point, make assembly wider! Pin hole barely lined up due to nuts hitting hitch and after grinding nuts slightly hole was barely lined up. Chamfered leading edge of my locking pin and drove it in with hammer, will have to drive out to tow so pain if its on an off a-lot. Gives it a tight e rattle free fit tho! Don’t expect slip on from package, needs fitting.. 671072



- CARR190011
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I've now had this about a year. I did have to shim it up to keep it from rattling in the hitch, but overall I’m very happy with it. No issues with it folding up and down. I don’t keep it on 24/7 but I do take it with me several times a year when I go camping, it gets covered in mud and still has enough friction on the step itself to not feel slick at all and the folding mechanism seems to have held up just fine. I tend to sort of "land" on it when I'm getting out, I'm 240 lbs and it seems solid. I would buy it again. 656669



- CARR190011
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it works very well for my application..i mounted it on the front bumper of my motorhome so i could stand on it to wash the winshield. with the license mounted on the other side...thank you 602242



- CARR190011
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Great product. What I was looking for. 593350



- CARR190011
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As always, Carr makes a very good product. Had Carr Super Hoops on my previous truck and never had a problem. However, if Carr could make one slight improvement on the Mega Step, it should be to make the part that slips into the receiver, so that it would be just a bit more snugly fit. It has a little wiggle room when installed, allowing the step to have a bit of side to side movement. Nothing major, just a bit annoying. I plan to insert a shim to tighten the installation for my satisfaction. All in all, a good product. 544092



- CARR190011
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I didn't use for the intended purpose. I used it for the first step off our pool deck into the pools steps. Works great. 524914



- CARR190011
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I received my step (product cart 190011) today. I put it together easily in 5 min. This is one heavy duty fold up step.I am very impressed with the quality. I am a large man and it supports me fine, and makes getting things out of the back of my truck much easier 504467



- CARR190011
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Great product. Versatile , compatible with all step stool combos in either the up or down position. 465928


Comments

Grear product. Still pleased

Philip - 01/09/2019

48383

- CARR190011
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Well made and sturdy. Haven't had a chance to use it much yet. Make sure to check the two small spring screws when you install. Both of mine were loose. Only minor complaint is it could be a tighter fit in the hitch. Mine wobbles around quite a bit. 347060



- CARR190011
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This step is very sturdy! The textured surface prevents slipping in wet/muddy conditions. I liked it so much that I bought another one! The customer service from etrailer is terrific! Thanks Guys 344151



- CARR190011
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Fits into the receiver nicely and seems to be well made. The only thing I wonder about is if the small screws holding the tension clip will stay in place over a period of time. 337718



- CARR190011
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Great on our service trucks to reach ladders and conduit rack.Very well built 163673



- CARR190011
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This product arrived in good shape and was just as advertised. This step is being used on a 2013 Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van with the factory hitch. Installed easy and works perfect for getting in an out of the back doors. 108182



- CARR190011
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Very solid construction and great quality. One issue is that the bar that goes into the receiver should be longer to accommodate vehicles that have the receiver deeper under the rear bumper. I have a 2011 Mercedes Benz GL-450 and at the first set of holes the step is not fully locked in the upright position, it rests against the bump cover. I can accept this but not for $135. Carr does not carry a longer bar. 107777



- CARR190001
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Review from a similar Carr Mega Step in Hitch Step


Even thought I can't install this till spring in my boat, I already know it is a quality item. My friend has one to step down into his boat from the deck. It is very well made and will serve the purpose as a foldaway step. Company was quick in shipping and the item was well packaged. 590047



- CARR190011B
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Review from a similar Carr Mega Step in Hitch Step


It fits our 2017 Transit 150 van, with a Curt hitch from etrailer, perfectly. From the pics you will see it looks like it was designed for this vehicle. It cuts the factory distance to the step bumper in half. My old knees like it. My shins like. . .love the fold up position. Step is big enough that you can hit it stepping around a load in the van. Provides solid footing even when stepping off center. Two issues: 1) The price. A bit steep compared to price of a hitch. But if it helps save my knees it's worth it. 2) The mount is loose in the hitch receiver. Has a tendancy to wobble. Concerned about this surprising others. So I took a 7/8" id flat washer and cut it down to 2" wide with flats on oposite sides. I put it in from the front of the receiver and wedged it under the step mount. This stablized the step. And when it comes time to remove the step I'll be pulling it away from the washer, undoing the wedge. 564077



- CARR190011B
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Review from a similar Carr Mega Step in Hitch Step


Product is great!! Etrailer is fantastic too. 703716



- CARR190011B
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Review from a similar Carr Mega Step in Hitch Step


Very well made just received it today, perfect for the transit style van just the right size. The step is at a comfortable split between the ground and the bumper. It is just what I was looking for. Thank you. 667441



- CARR190011B
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Review from a similar Carr Mega Step in Hitch Step


works perfect, just what my bus needed to get in and out of emergency exit 639447



- CARR190011B
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Review from a similar Carr Mega Step in Hitch Step


We do like this product. 617009



- CARR190011B
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Review from a similar Carr Mega Step in Hitch Step


Great product! Works as described! Looks good, too! 616944



- CARR190011B
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Review from a similar Carr Mega Step in Hitch Step


i was very impressed with how solid this folding step is and when folded it seems to blend right in 585762



- CARR190011B
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Review from a similar Carr Mega Step in Hitch Step


Very nice unit, albeit a bit pricey. Solid and well made, so I don't regret spending the money. 584750


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  • Widest Hitch-Mounted Steps For 2 Inch Trailer Hitch
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  • Could the Carr Mega Step Fold-Up Step be Mounted Directly to a Wall
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  • While there isn't a step such as # B75305 for the 2017 Toyota Tacoma there are options if your truck has a trailer hitch. I have included a link below to our hitch mounted steps for you. The Carr fold-up steps such as # CARR190011 are a nice accessory. If the truck does not have a trailer hitch you can add one using # 75238. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you.
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