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WeatherTech BumpStep Hitch-Mounted Bumper Protector and Step for 2" Hitches - 300 lbs

WeatherTech BumpStep Hitch-Mounted Bumper Protector and Step for 2" Hitches - 300 lbs

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Simply guard against bumps, dents and scratches to your vehicle's bumper or safely stand on this rugged step to load a roof rack. Slides into your 2" trailer hitch receiver. Call 800-298-8924 to order WeatherTech hitch step part number WT81BS1 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all WeatherTech products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for WeatherTech BumpStep Hitch-Mounted Bumper Protector and Step for 2" Hitches - 300 lbs. Hitch Step reviews from real customers.
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WeatherTech Hitch Step

  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • WeatherTech
  • Fixed Step
  • Plastic
  • 11-1/2 Inch
  • Standard Step
  • 300 lbs

Simply guard against bumps, dents and scratches to your vehicle's bumper or safely stand on this rugged step to load a roof rack. Slides into your 2" trailer hitch receiver.


Features:

  • Sturdy step gives you quick, easy access to the rear of your truck or SUV
    • Makes it easy to climb into and out of your truck bed or to reach your SUV's roof rack
    • Provides sure footing with large, anti-slip step surface
  • Acts as a bumper guard - helps to protect against bumps and scratches
  • Composite resin stands up to the sun's harsh rays for a long life
  • Matte black finish delivers a rugged look
  • Simple installation
    • Step slides into your 2" trailer hitch receiver
    • 5/8" Pin and clip (sold separately) required for installation
      • Or use a hitch lock (sold separately) to secure step in hitch receiver
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Weight capacity: 300 lbs
  • Dimensions: 11-1/2" wide x 2-1/2" tall x 3-1/2" deep
  • 3-Year limited warranty


81BS1 Weather Tech Bump Step Hitch Mounted Bumper Protector and Step for 2" Hitches - 300 lbs

Item # WT81BS1

Installation Details WT81BS1 Installation instructions



Video of WeatherTech BumpStep Hitch-Mounted Bumper Protector and Step for 2" Hitches - 300 lbs

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




Video Transcript for WeatherTech BumpStep Hitch Mounted Bumper Step Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the WeatherTech bump step, part number WT81BS1. This hitch step installs into a 2 inch by 2 inch trailer hitch receiver as you can see here. With it installed, this is going to allow us to gain easy access into the bed of our truck. We have it installed on our SUV, you see that we can have it installed and gain access up to the roof of our vehicle, access anything on our roof rack that we may need to or any accessories that we may have installed. You can also see that with it installed in the hitch, it would also work on a front-mounted hitch. You could use this to help assist in working underneath the hood of your vehicle. Also, with it installed, it's going to act as a strong bumper guard.

If we we're to start reversing and made contact with something, the hitch step is going to make contact with that surface before our vehicle does. This is made from a strong durable construction. It's going to have that hard, plastic feel to it. It's made from a composite material. You can also see that it has a really nice textured surface on top here. That's going to ensure that your foot stays planted on top of the hitch step and doesn't slide around so they really take into consideration the amount of safety that they put into this thing.

You can also see that it's black in color so it's going to have that matte black finish that's going to deliver a nice rugged look. The hitch step is going to offer a weight capacity of 300 pounds. You can see here on our particular application, we do have a bumper step but sometimes that can still allow us some difficulty in getting access whether stepping into our tailgate or reaching over and getting things out that we need to. The WheatherTech bump step is going to do a good job at allowing us to have a little bit more access as needed. I do recommend if you're going to do two feet, put one foot on each side. It's going to help level you out a little bit.

I'm about 250 pounds, and again this has a capacity of 300 pounds, and as I'm standing here jumping on it, it's not going to go anywhere so the 300 pound capacity makes sure it's nice and stable for you. With our hitch step installed on our SUV, you can see that it can allow us to gain some easier access into the rear hatch of our vehicle. This is also going to be good if you have small children that need to climb in and out of the rear hatch. It can also be used for pets too. On the solid piece hitch step, we're going to take a look at the underside real quick. I just want to point out the structural support. A nice heavy-duty construction.

You can see that the cross-structures that it has, again this is just going to add to the stability and the capacity of the hitch step. Now that we've going over some of the key features of the WhetherTech hitch step, we're going to go ahead and show you how it installs in our two inch by two inch trailer hitch receiver. See here that we have multiple pinhole locations. This just offers a lot of variety, that way you can decide how far out you want it sticking from the rear of your vehicle. Some hitches sit pretty far underneath the bumper or they sit back a little bit so you'd want to use one of the first pinhole locations. Our hitch sits about a half inch behind our bumper so we can scoot this in a little bit more and still have full access to the step. These holes are going to have a diameter of 5/8ths of an inch. We're going to simply find the one that we want, line it up with the pinhole in our hitch and then we'll need to install a hitch-pin and clip or you can use a hitch-pin and lock. These are going to be sold separately. For our application today, I'm using just a standard 5/8th inch pin that comes with a clip. You can find that on our website with part number PC3. Now we're going to take a look at the measurements of the hitch step. It's going to give us a depth measuring from this point here to this point here of 3 and 3/4 of an inch. It's going to give us an overall length from side to side of 11 and 3/4 of an inch. It's going to give us a thickness measuring form the bottom of the platform of about 2 1/2 inches. That's going to complete today's review of the WhetherTech hitch step, part number WT81BS1. .


Customer Reviews

WeatherTech BumpStep Hitch-Mounted Bumper Protector and Step for 2" Hitches - 300 lbs - WT81BS1

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (30 Customer Reviews)

Simply guard against bumps, dents and scratches to your vehicle's bumper or safely stand on this rugged step to load a roof rack. Slides into your 2" trailer hitch receiver.

- WT81BS1
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Works as advertised, not sure how it would hold up to a smack from the NY drivers who drive by feel around here but I'll update if I find out. 217927



- WT81BS1
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I was able to install the step in minutes, looks and works great! 235101


Comments
I am still using all three products and I still think they are great!
Tony - 03/12/2017

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- WT81BS1
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I received the delivery very quickly and was surprised it shipped on a Sunday. The product fits very well and look perfectly like it was custom made. Would be great if there was a pin that locks instead of the metal clip that anyone can take off. 474653


Comments
A locking hitch pin is indeed available as part # 40107
Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock - Stainless Steel Flush Design for 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver
$33.66
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-- Mike L - 02/11/2018

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- WT81BS1
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Great service 749212



- WT81BS1
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Looks good. Color matches existing bumper. Hope I don't get to check it out with a rear end collision. (just joking) I'm sure I will enjoy it as a step. 729697



- WT81BS1
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every part of this transaction was great. everything was done very professional. very happy with all the dealings. thank you. 706306



- WT81BS1
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etrailer has the best brands and good prices. Web site and shipping are the absolute best in the business. Videos are great too. 680081



- WT81BS1
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I was surprised by the amount of flex this thing has in it. I like WeatherTech as a company with their all American sourced manufacturing, but this item doesn't seem like it's something I'd trust as a step. I'm 190lbs and it definitely flexed when I stepped on it. There are multiple holes in the tongue of the step, so make sure you mount it as deep as you can to reduce flex. Stepping on the ends cause it to flex even more. It may provide some cushioning in minor bumps, so I'm going to keep it in when I'm not towing. 456683


Comments
Still using it simply as a bumper guard during the winter. Holds up fine to Upstate NY winters when Im not towing. Hasnt gotten bumped so cant speak to effectiveness as a bumper guard.
Eric S - 12/02/2018

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- WT81BS1
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Nice, handy! 455954



- WT81BS1
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Fast shipping arrived in 2 days as promised. Great quality product I bought this for my dads birthday 448661



- WT81BS1
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they are working just swell 445545



- WT81BS1
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Prompt handling. 403435



- WT81BS1
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I was disappointed in this purchase. Advertised as "composite" (which, to me, means multiple materials) but it is an expensive piece of plastic. It cost more than the steel or stainless options, which I'm sure are much stronger. This flexes under my weight (175 lbs) and I can't imagine it will protect the bumper in an accident. If I could do it over, I'd go with a stronger material. 383746



- WT81BS1
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Simple, American made, great products come from this manufacturer . 383052



- WT81BS1
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Just what I wanted. The fit was perfect and the extra holes for the hitch pin gave me options on the extension length. Now I feel better about parking at the supermarket. 356747



- WT81BS1
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Order was acknowledged by e-mail and tracking information was easy. Product arrived quickly. Very easy to install - perfect fit and looks great. 341940


Comments
Product is holding up well through western MD ice, slush, single digit weather and road salt. Comes in handy and still looks brand new.
Gene F - 02/14/2018

34705

- WT81BS1
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Exactly as pictured 326972



- WT81BS1
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Product does exactly what is intended....and nice step also. Great protection for the back of the vehicle....no more scratched bumpers 323011



- WT81BS1
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I got the bumper step....its incredibly light weight, but strong and very easy to install. etrailer does a great job of getting the product in the mail quickly and packaged so the product does not get damaged. This is the second product I've purchased from etrailer, and I've been extremely satisfied with both. 321196



- WT81BS1
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2nd truck I outfit with this product. Simple, strong and durable plus e trailer has a very efficient shipping dept with good rates. Well done!! 296661



- WT81BS1
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Looks like a good product. I will use this as an extra step for the back of my truck and pickup camper. Hard to find product. I've several good items shopping with etrailer for my older North Star Truck camper... lights, trim, etc. Always good products sent out in a timely manner. 289722



- WT81BS1
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Ordering was simple received the product in 5 days, step works fine. The only reason I don't give a 5 star rating is you have to purchase the trailer pin separate, I would have ordered the pin at the same time if I knew about it, not after the step arrived and read the instructions. 263974



- WT81BS1
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Great product. Plan to put it on my 2016 Toyota 4runner. Didn't take long to get it. Shipping was pretty quick. 236047



- WT81BS1
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needed a step that would not rust with NY road salt 232118



- WT81BS1
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Hitch was an exact fit on a 2015 Dodge Durango Limited. Hitch took about 20 min to install. Very easy as long as you have the right size socket or wrench for the car. 192965


Comments
Great for reaching the top of the car when washing
Jim L - 05/26/2016

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Ask the Experts about this WeatherTech Hitch Step

  • WeatherTech BumpStep for 2 Inch Hitch Receiver
    We carry the WeatherTech BumpStep Hitch-Mounted Bumper Protector and Step for 2" Hitches # WT81BS1 and recently added the BumpStep XL # WT81BS1XL which has a 24 inch length versus the 12 inch length.
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  • How to Use a Hitch Step in a 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch
    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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  • 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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  • Backup Sensors Interference With BumpStep Hitch-Mounted Bumper Protector and Step?
    I reached out to my contact at WeatherTech regarding backup sensor interference with the BumpStep Hitch-Mounted Bumper Protector and Step for 2" Hitches # WT81BS1, and he advised me of no known issues with this matter.
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  • Distance WeatherTech BumpStep Hitch-Mounted Bumper Protector and Step # WT81BS1 Extends from Hitch
    Since you are looking for a step that can be used with your tailgate down, I recommend taking a look at the HitchMate Extendable TruckStep, # HE4045. This step was designed for that specific purpose and offers a support strut that extends step platform up to 23-1/2" from your receiver opening. Check out the picture that I have attached. As for the WeatherTech BumpStep Hitch-Mounted Bumper Protector and Step, # WT81BS1, that you referenced, this measures 9-1/2" from the center of the...
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  • Using WeatherTech Hitch Step with 2-1/2 Inch Hitch Receiver
    You can indeed use the WeatherTech BumpStep Hitch-Mounted Protector and Step # WT81BS1 with your 2-1/2 inch hitch using a reducer sleeve like the Curt # C45405. The hitch step does not include a hitch pin/bolt but this can be added with a standard pin and clip like # PC3 or a locking pin like our # e98880. The hitch step will still be able to attach securely to the reducer sleeve so that you have a solid platform to step up on. I have attached a short video demonstration on this product...
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    We do have a couple options you may be interested in for a wider hitch mounted step. First, I recommend the Carr Mega Step Fold-Up Step, part # CARR190011. This is a 14 inch wide fold-up step that has a weight capacity of 500 lbs. This step folds up when you travel and has a large 14 inch x 5 inch non-skid platform, and will fit a 2 inch receiver opening. The second step you may want to take a look at is the PortablePET Twistep Hitch Mounted Step, part # HE3052. This step has a platform...
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  • Is Underside of the WeatherTech BumpStep Hitch-Mounted Bumper Step # WT81BS1 Solid or Hollow
    I attached a picture that shows the underside of the WeatherTech BumpStep Hitch-Mounted Bumper Protector and Step # WT81BS1 you can see that it has a somewhat hollow design with a grate like cross hatching.
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    We have a large selection of truck bed steps that will work great on your 2013 Toyota Tacoma. If you have a 2 inch trailer hitch installed on your truck, a hitch-mounted step like the WeatherTech BumpStep Hitch-Mounted Bumper Protector and Step # WT81BS1 may be a good option. This will slide into a 2 inch trailer hitch and provide a large, sturdy step to allow for quick and easy access to your truck bed. I have attached a demonstration video on this product for you to check out. Another...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mounted Hitch Step with Anti-Skid Surface for a 2009 Ford E-250 Van
    Curt hitch step # C31001 is an excellent option. The step is made of steel butt it has an anti-skid surface on top for safety. I have linked a video review of this step for you. We also carry grip tape, # CAM25401, if you have any other surfaces that could use it!
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  • Would BumpStep part # WT81BS1 Fit 2 inch Hitch on 2014 Dodge Ram 1500
    Yes, the WeatherTech BumpStep part # WT81BS1 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for the 2 inch hitch you have on your 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 with dual exhaust.
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  • Can EcoHitch be Installed with Draw-Tite or Curt Front Receiver on 2019 Ford F-250
    That's a really good idea, but unfortunately the tab on the mounting brackets for the Draw-Tite # 65076 and Curt # C31078 actually use the same mounting location as the tab on the EcoHitch # 306-X7904 so you will only be able to install one of these front mount hitches on your 2019 Ford F-250. With that being said, I recommend using the EcoHitch because it has a hidden design which gives you an OEM look when you aren't utilizing the receiver, plus you can then use a Gen-Y Adjustable...
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  • Hitch for Use On 2017 Ram ProMaster 3500 With Rear Step Mounted
    Thank you for the picture. Unfortunately, there isn't going to be a hitch for the 2017 Ram ProMaster 3500 that is compatible with that step. Even something like the Draw-Tite # 75882 which hangs down a little bit further than the Curt # C13295 is going to have the receiver blocked slightly by the step on the rear of your ProMaster. What you could do is remove the rear step and replace it with a hitch mounted step like the WeatherTech BumpStep Hitch-Mounted Bumper Protector and Step for...
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  • Will TorkLift Custom Front Camper Tie Downs Work with AMP Bed Step on a 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500
    I checked the installation instructions for the AMP Research bed step for the 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500. It looks to me like it would get in the way of any custom fit REAR camper tie downs so I can't recommend trying to install both. But if you remove the bed step there are other options such as a tailgate step # CAB-SG or hitch mounted step (if your truck has a hitch) such as # WT81BS1. But # TLC2220 are front tie downs so unless you have the cab step which would be at the side of the...
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  • How to Install Stairs for Lance 835 Truck Bed Camper That Are Usable When a Trailer Is Hitched
    We offer a range of accessory steps for trucks which include hitch-mount, tailgate-mount and other types that can be seen on the link provided. Since you want to be able to install a step for entry into your camper while your horse trailer is hitched you have a bit of a challenge but we do have a solution for you. If you have a 2-inch receiver on your truck and if your trailer does not weigh more than 7500-lbs you can use the Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount # D210 in the truck's receiver....
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  • Available Hitch-Mounted Step That is Less Than 15-Inches Wide
    We do have many styles of hitch-mount step including 2-step models like # RHS2 (which is a bit too wide for you at 17-inches) as well as lighted steps like # BBS-1104L. For a good basic step that is less than 15-inches wide you might consider one of these: WeatherTech BumpStep # WT81BS1 Carr Mega Step # CARR190011 MaxxTow Hitch Extender with Step # MT70069 If you can tell me your vehicle year, make and model I might be able to offer additional custom-fit product options.
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  • Hitch Step Recommendation for a 2015 Ram 1500
    I checked with Bestop and they don't offer the bumper steps like the part # B75306 for Ram 1500s with dual exhaust, but I do have a solution that could work for you. What I would recommend would be the Hitch Step part # WT81BS1. This will install in your hitch and provide you a step for getting in the bed of your truck easier.
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  • Hitch and Hitch Step Recommendation for 2015 Honda Fit
    The hitches offered for the 2015 Honda Fit are all Class I with a 1-1/4" opening like the Draw-Tite, # 24920. A 2" hitch is not available for the Fit. The WeatherTech BumpStep Hitch-Mounted Bumper Protector and Step, # WT81BS1, is designed for use with the 2" hitch so this step will not work with the hitch receivers available for your Honda Fit. My recommendation would be to go with a similar step like the Tube Stainless Steel Trailer Hitch Receiver Step, # CR-605. The overall width...
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    I may have a solution for you, however the Bestop TrekStep Truck Bumper Step # B7531015 referenced in your question is designed for certain model Dodge Ram trucks and will not work on your 2006 Nissan Titan. I instead recommend looking into a hitch-mounted step, such as the WeatherTech BumperStep # WT81BS1. This step will slide right into any 2 inch hitch receiver and provide a sturdy step with a 300 pound weight capacity. The step itself measures 11-1/2 inches wide, 2-1/2 inches tall,...
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    All of the confirmed fits for step products for your 2004 Ford F-150 STX SuperCab pickup are shown on the linked page. These include tube steps/nerf bars and also single step products. This mounts to either side of the truck, but up near the cab rather than at the tailgate. We do not have a tailgate step. You may prefer a hitch-mounted step like the Weather-Tech # WT81BS1 or the Carr folding hitch step # CARR183242.
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