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HitchMate TruckStep Extendable, Hitch Mounted Step for 2" Hitches - 9" x 6" - 500 lbs

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  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Step
  • Extendable Step
  • Heininger Holdings
  • Steel
  • 9 Inch
  • Standard Step
  • 500 lbs
Now you can step into your truck bed with ease and load and unload your cargo faster. This unique step has a support strut that slides 12-1/2" out from the receiver opening so that it can be used even when your tailgate is down. Call 800-298-8924 to order Heininger Holdings hitch step part number HE4045 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Heininger Holdings products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for HitchMate TruckStep Extendable, Hitch Mounted Step for 2" Hitches - 9" x 6" - 500 lbs. Hitch Step reviews from real customers.



Heininger Holdings Hitch Step - HE4045

Now you can step into your truck bed with ease and load and unload your cargo faster. This unique step has a support strut that slides 12-1/2" out from the receiver opening so that it can be used even when your tailgate is down.


Features:

  • Unique, hitch-mounted platform lets you easily step into your truck bed with the tailgate down
    • Support strut extends step platform up to 12-1/2" from your receiver opening
  • Low-profile appearance when not in use
    • Support arm slides back beneath truck or SUV
    • Step platform folds up against hitch receiver
  • Non-slip, molded step surface
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Corrosion-resistant yellow zinc plating on support bar
  • Lockable hitch pin included
    • Padlock sold separately


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Step platform dimensions: 9-1/4" wide x 5-1/2" deep
    • Measures 3" from end of receiver when step is fully retracted and folded
  • Capacity: 500 lbs
  • 1-Year limited warranty


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HitchMate TruckStep Extendable, Hitch Mounted Step for 2" Hitches - 9" x 6" - 500 lbs


HitchMate TruckStep Extendable, Hitch Mounted Step for 2" Hitches - 9" x 6" - 500 lbs
Heininger Holdings Hitch Step

43 reviews

Code: HE4045

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Our Price: $79.36


  • Hitch Step
  • Fixed Step
  • Extendable Step
  • Standard Step
  • 500 lbs
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 9 Inch
  • Steel
  • Heininger Holdings


Now you can step into your truck bed with ease and load and unload your cargo faster. This unique step has a support strut that slides 12-1/2" out from the receiver opening so that it can be used even when your tailgate is down.

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Video Transcript for Heininger Holdings Hitch Step HE4045 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna take a look at the Hitch Mate truck step extendable hitch-mounted step for two inch hitches, has a 500 pound weight capacity. How this unique hitch mounted platform will install into you two inch hitch receiver opening and will let you easily step into your truck bed, even with the tailgate down, and the way that is this support strut right here. This will extended the step platform out up to 12 and a half inches from your receiver opening. You just pull the T handle and extend that out. And once it gets far enough you can see that with your tailgate down, you still will even be able to step on it and reach in there. Locks into place.

It's 12 and a half inches from your receiver opening to the edge of the step. The step itself is five and a half inches. So, the total length to extends it out is about 18 inches.And then it gives you, when you pull it back and slide it all the way in, it'll give you a nice low profile appearance when it's not in use. This support arm slides back beneath your truck or your SUV. This step platform will also flip up and slide back even closer against the hitch receiver.

The step itself is a non-slip molded step surface. It is constructed sturdy steel construction. On the strut, the support bar right here, it's a corrosion resistant zinc plating on that. The hitch pin does come with it, so when you do slide this part in to your two inch hitch receiver opening, line your hitch pin holes up, slide you pin through there, and if you see it has the ball inaudible 00:01:20 it'll hold it into place.For extra security they do have a quarter inch pole in there that you could put a padlock through there, give you extra security. And the padlocks we do sell separately on our website.

Few specs on this again. This is designed to fit two inch by two inch trailer hitch receivers. Weight capacity on this step is 500 pounds. Give you a few dimensions on the step itself. The width is nine and a quarter inches by five and a half inches.

And again, when you do flip this is horizontal now. It can be flipped up vertically and even pushed back further and when you do that, it'll measure only three inches from the end of the receiver when the step is fully retracted and folded up. But that should do it for the review on the Hitch Mate truck step extendable hitch mounted step for two inch hitches with a 500 pound weight capacity.


Customer Reviews

HitchMate TruckStep Extendable, Hitch Mounted Step for 2" Hitches - 9" x 6" - 500 lbs - HE4045

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (43 Customer Reviews)

Now you can step into your truck bed with ease and load and unload your cargo faster. This unique step has a support strut that slides 12-1/2" out from the receiver opening so that it can be used even when your tailgate is down.

- HE4045

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I ordered and installed the HitcMate HE 4045 on my 2011 Chevy Colorado crew cab Z71. It performed well and was easy to install. The long tubing cleared the spare tire by quite a few inches when fully retracted under the truck bed which was my main concern. Had to work it a few times to get the hang of opening and closing up the platform... 150460


Comments

Still working like a champ

Effron S - 09/09/2015

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Comments

Working like a champ...I did get a stainless steel locking pin for it...Thanks for inquiring.

Effron S - 09/09/2015

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Great product for a reasonable price - works as advertized and very strong. Etrailer's customer service was beyond compare - an email was sent to me at every step of the shipping process, and they upgraded me to a superior shipping speed at no extra cost. Great company to deal with and great pricing. 26994



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Extremely well made. I used my locking hitch pin for security. The step when it is extended from the recommended installation position of closet to the tailgate is slightly too short. However if you move the pin to the rear hole when stopped it is perfect. It is just what I was looking for (easy install) at the right price. 200920


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I use the step extensively . I use the step a lot. There is an added benefit it acts as a bumper.

Robert S - 06/04/2016

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Enclosed are pictures of my awesome Hitchmate truckstep.I love it! 33123



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Raising and lowering the pad is a little trickey but definitely makes it easier getting in and out of the truck bed once you master the pad motion. Mounted to a Chevy Avalanche and the 2nd mounting position is needed because of the size of the tailgate as it moves the pad further away from the tailgate when the gate is down. As usual etrailer is an excellent supplier with very fast delivery, keep up the good work. 293061



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This is a very clever item for my RV with a rear door. If I stop along the highway, I don't have to set out my large portable stair to gain a comfortable entry. One down side is that it becomes the lowest item on my truck and scrapes the pavement occasionally, wherever there is a dip, such as entering a driveway. As a result of the scraping, I expect it will rust eventually. 460604



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Even though the product was on back order when I placed the order, I was immediately contacted to inform me and offer me alternative products. When the order was shipped, I was informed and given a tracking number. Upon receiving the product, it was exactly as advertised. Throughout the entire process, I received excellent service. Thank you very much, Marc 164266



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This is my second step for my Ford F350. My first one got damaged when I was rear ended. The first step worked so well and was so handy that as soon as the insurance company settled up I ordered a new one. My only concern with my first step was that you need to keep it clean and oiled once in awhile otherwise it starts to stick and is hard to open up. 203498



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Received it and put it on the truck. There was a hole in the package and it appears that the hitch pin that comes with it must have fallen out being as it wasn't in the box and the hole in the box. Other than that it works. just a little high step for me and my wife. Have to get on a knee to get out and in because of truck bed tent mattress. 109430



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Just received my hitchmate step and CIPA towing mirrors for my 2017 Ram 2500 after seven days all the way to atlantic Canada. Both products are a simple and fast install and look good on the new truck. I would recommend them to anyone who need such accessories. Well pleased with both products and service from etrailer. 306074



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This product has helped me tremendously in stepping into the bed of my truck. I am a short person and this product is excellent. Product is manufactured with great stability with quality machining. Thanks for having a truck step like this that extends out to clear the tailgate when it is in the down position. 457075



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Not for use on 2011 Ford F250 short bed trucks. The step cannot be slid inward for storage because the extension arm collides with the spare tire and will not lock in the stowed position. The arm is several inches too long. Other than this, the step is well made and the design is well thought out. 27691



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would not fit my dodge truck because the long bar when it was fully in hit a cross bar as I have air bag system. Tried it on my wife's toyota pickup and same type problem. The spare tire was in the way. Will have to return it and lose 18 dollars in shipping fee. 345968



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I have run a trail run on the item. It appears to work accordingly , but its is a little stiff. This maybe because it is new has not been broken in. I do have trouble engaging the step portion and once out, replace it to the original position. 477051



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Great product. Also, etrailer.com seems to really care about delivering quality. My experience was essentially, "Quality project, quality order process, quality delivery". Will not hesitate to search and order from these guys. Thanks. 448928



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Haven't used it yet. But it was an easy install, when closed the extension clears the spare tire on the 2013 Silverado without a problem. Appears to be a quality product and etrailer.com was great. Delivered sooner than expected. 107310



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Item shipped same day I placed the order! Product quality and functionality is exactly as advertised. This device is a "shin saver", getting in and out of the box of my truck (Dodge RAM 2500) is now a breeze (vs. a bruise)! 64407



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Product is what I expected and fits my F150 perfectly. I would gladly recommend the HitchMate TruckStep Extendable with the Bulldog Hitch Lock to others with the help of the excellent support group of this Company. 130926



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Works great. It won't go all thye way in because of the spare tire. Will be loading my camper next week so will see if it makes a perfect first stamp into the camper. A picture will fallow. 28962



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These are gifts to my son and son-in-law, so actual product review is to come. However, it was easy to order, and I am pleased how quickly the product arrived. 166102



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I have already recommend this product to a friend of mine who is currently using a step stool that has stored in the bed of his truck. 477794



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Great! Got it for my husband for Father's Day, does all it says it will do! Only took 5 mins to install, and looks good too! 399285



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The step is very well made and does everything as advertised. Just what I needed to get in the back of my Ram 3500 dually. 200723



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This is exactly what I wanted. Worked as advertised and was a simple install. Ordering was easy and delivery was prompt. 345055



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I have placed 2 orders so far and both arrived in time and excellent shape. I would highly recommend Etrailer.com 210243



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Just got it and have not used it very much. Very sturdy and built well. great customer service with this company. 111184



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Well-made product, works great with tailgate up however does not stick out far enough to use with tailgate down. 441483



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It delivered a lot quicker than expected,it's exactly what I hoped for this product will work awesome for me . 421749



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This is a great product for those of us who are vertically challenged. It was easy to install and works well. 243276


Comments

It has worked great.

JohnW - 04/08/2017

23087

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My husband loves it! He works in the trucking industry and is in and out of his truck bed a lot. Works great! 467902



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Just received today and tried it out and so far it works great. Well worth the money and very durable. 440106



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I have been looking for a long time for a better way to step into my 10' truck camper. This is perfect. 27819



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Easy to install and performs as it should!! Well made for the low cost of the hitch step. 123150



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I bought this for my Dad's 2014 F-250. He loves it. I would recommend to anyone. 129116



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Does the job as started. Thanks for the fast shipment. Good communications. 168394



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Great product.... perfect fit for reece hitch... fast shipping. Thanks 468635



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Really handy to get into a very high truck-but tends to rattle some 187114



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Great! RCVD fast. Thanks. Wish it had a tail light on it. 271136



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Great product perfect addition to my tr ucki 396423



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Haven't used it yet but seems great 192663



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Being a old guy this helps a lot. 56831



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Easy to install and remove. 184759



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Awesome product 259390


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  • You might be interested in the HitchMate TruckStep, # HE4045. The step extends out 23-1/2 inches from the face of the trailer hitch receiver. Depending on the position of the receiver and the length of the tailgate when down, this could work. We also have the nifty tailgate step, # CAB-SG-2R, so you could use the tailgate to your advantage. I have included links to the right to videos on both of these steps for you.
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  • I have a solution for you but there are not hitch steps that have a drop and fit a 2-1/2 inch hitch. First you will need a reducer sleeve such as # C45405. Then you could use hitch step # RHS2 which is 2 steps with the first step with a drop below the hitch receiver. None of the other steps really have a drop with the exception of # HE4045 or # HE4037.
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  • Will HitchMate Extendable TruckStep # HE4045 Interfere With Spare Tire on 2012 Ford F-250 Short Bed
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  • How to Determine if HitchMate Extendable Receiver Mount TruckStep Will Fit a 2012 Chevy Silverado
  • To determine if the extendable hitch step # HE4045 will fit your 2012 Chevy Silverado you will have to take some measurements. Measure from the bottom of your hitch receiver down 1-5/8 inches. Then from that point measure back up to 22-1/2 inches. If there are no obstructions in that area and you have a 2 inch receiver then you can use the step. I have included a picture that should help. For a hitch step that doesn't extend we have # MT70069 which costs a little less than the other...
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  • Will HitchMate Extendable TruckStep # HE4045 Clear Spare and Tailgate on a 2017 Ram 1500
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  • What Color Is the Logo on the HitchMate Extendable Truck Step # HE4045 for Use on 2 inch Hitches
  • I have pulled one of the HitchMate Truck Step Extendable Hitch mounted step for 2 inch hitches # HE4045 from the warehouse and the HitchMate Logo on the step is black lettering on the black background. You have indicated this is your preference so this should work out great for you. I have also contacted the manufacturer and confirmed that the logo is only imprinted on the hitch step itself and is a black logo on the black background. The packaging shows the logo as being white but...
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  • Difference Between # HE4045 and # HE4047 HitchMate TruckStep Extendable Hitch Mount Steps
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  • Will HitchMate Extendable TruckStep Interfere With Spare Tire On 2011 Chevy Z71 Colorado
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  • Tailgate That Will Work With Tailgate Open
  • The WeatherTech # WT81BS1 will extend out just over 9 inches, which wouldn't be far enough that it can be used with the tailgate lowered. The Heininger HitchMate # HE4045 will extend a step up to 23-1/2 inches rearward of your receiver opening. Depending on the year, make and model of your vehicle, Bestop might offer a Trek Step, like part # B75300 which can be used while the tailgate is open. The step can then retract back up under the truck when not needed. The Trek Step is available...
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  • Will the Pilot Automotive Hitch Step # CR-600LED Clear the Open Tailgate of 2004 Ford F350
  • When fully extended, the Pilot Automotive Round Tube Hitch Step # CR-600LED measures 9 inches in length, measured from the hitch pin hole to the furthest edge of the step. To determine if the step will clear your tail gate, measure 9 inches rearward from the hitch pin hole in your receiver. If you find that this hitch step is not long enough, then I recommend taking a look at the Heininger HitchMate Extendable TruckStep, # HE4045. This hitch step can extend up to 23-1/2 inches away from...
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  • How to Tell if the HitchMate TruckStep Will Clear Spare on Vehicle
  • With the truck step inserted into a trailer hitch the support arm will sit 1-5/8 inches below the hitch receiver opening and the support arm will extend under the vehicle 22-1/2 inches from the front of the hitch receiver, when it is completely retracted under the vehicle. I am including a picture of those measurements. If you take these measurements on your vehicle you will be able to determine if this step will interfere with your spare tire when fully retracted. I wish I had specific...
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  • Will HitchMate TruckStep Extendable, Hitch Mounted Step, # HE4045, Fit a 2013 Ram 2500 Crew Cab
  • On the HitchMate TruckStep Extendable, Hitch Mounted Step, # HE4045, from the bottom of the outside of the trailer hitch receiver tube to the top of the strut that would go under the truck it measures approximately 2 inches. If the area under the receiver is clear 2 inches down and back then it will fit. If it is not clear we do have other options such as a custom fit step, # B75306.
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  • Will the HitchMate Extendable TruckStep # HE4045 Clear Spare of 2005 Dodge Ram 2500
  • I spoke with my contact at Heininger on the HitchMate Extendable TruckStep, part # HE4045, and he said they have not had a problem with it hitting a spare tire on short bed or long bed truck like your 2005 Dodge Ram 2500. He did mention to take a measurement on your truck to determine if it will clear your spare tire. With the truck step inserted into a trailer hitch the support arm will sit 1-5/8 inches below the hitch receiver opening and the support arm will extend under the...
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  • Heininger HitchMate TruckStep Extendable Step HE4045 Fitment on a 2005 Chevrolet Siverado 4x4 Z71
  • I can help you determine if the Heininger HitchStep # HE4045 will fit your Chevrolet Silverado 4x4 Z71 Off Road Package 8ft bed. Once the truck step # HE4045 is inserted into a trailer hitch the telescoping support arm will sit 1-5/8 inches below the hitch receiver opening and the support arm,when it is completely retracted under the vehicle, will extend under the vehicle 22-1/2 inches from the front of the hitch receiver. I have linked a picture of those measurements for your convenience....
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  • Will The HitchMate TruckStep Extentendable Fit The 2017 Honda Ridgeline Storage?
  • We have not test fitted this product with your 2017 Honda Ridgeline. I can give you some measurements for you to determine if it will fit. The setp when fully retracted sits 3 inches from the end of the reciever. The extension bar will rest directly under your hitch receiver and will be 12-7/8 inches deep behind the receiver when step is down and retracted or 15-1/2 inches underneath hitch end when fully retracted. I have attached a diagram with further measurements to assist.
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  • What is the Length of Extension of the HitchMate TruckStep XL
  • The HitchMate TruckStep XL # HE4037 extends approximately 21 inches from the trailer hitch receiver opening. Also, the platform measures 11 inches by 8 inches where the smaller TruckStep # HE4045 is 9 inches by 6 inches.
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  • Truck Bed Step for 2008 Ford F150 Usable With Tailgate Open
  • Anytime a hitch extender of any kind is used, the tongue weight capacity of the hitch (the amount of downward force that can safely be applied to the hitch) is cut in half. The further away from the hitch a load is moved, the more leverage is applied to the hitch. If this distance and weight applied becomes large enough, the extender, hitch accessory and the hitch can be damaged. In my opinion, the best step option for when the tailgate is down would be the Bestop TrekStep, part # B75302....
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