PortablePET Twistep Hitch Mounted Step for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - 400 lbs

PortablePET Twistep Hitch Mounted Step for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - 400 lbs

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  • Vehicle Step
  • Heininger Holdings
Help your small or arthritic dog get into and out of the back of your vehicle easily by providing him with a large, sturdy step. This unique platform slides into your trailer hitch receiver and conveniently rotates beneath the car when not in use. Lowest Prices for the best pet supplies from Heininger Holdings. PortablePET Twistep Hitch Mounted Step for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - 400 lbs part number HE3052 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Heininger Holdings Pet Supplies - HE3052

Help your small or arthritic dog get into and out of the back of your vehicle easily by providing him with a large, sturdy step. This unique platform slides into your trailer hitch receiver and conveniently rotates beneath the car when not in use.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted step makes it easy for your dog - or his human - to get into and out of the rear of your vehicle or the bed of your pickup
  • Platform twists out for use and rotates beneath the back bumper for travel
  • Adjustable height ensures that step will clear underside of vehicle
    • Just line up the holes on the step platform to those on the receiver bar and then bolt in place
  • Rubber, anti-slip step surface
  • Anti-wobble receiver bolt included
  • Durable, corrosion-resistant construction
    • Sturdy steel frame with glass-filled nylon platform
  • Fully assembled for quick, simple installation


Specs:

  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" or 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Step dimensions: 22" wide x 19" deep
  • Capacity: 400 lbs
  • Height range: 6"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


PortablePET Twistep

This unique, hitch-mounted step is perfect for your pet, and perfect for you too. Give your dog an unassisted boost into the back of your SUV or the bed of your pickup truck. Step up to reach the roof of your car, van or SUV. Use the platform as a temporary seat to lace up your hiking boots or as a shelf to set your backpack on while you check its contents. And when you're ready to hit the road again, just rotate the step beneath your vehicle for storage and travel.


To swivel the step, press the button on the side of the tower. This unlocks the cover, allowing you access to the pull knob. Lift the pull knob to release the swivel feature and rotate the platform 180 degrees. When the Twistep is in place, in either the stored or step position, the locating pin will snap into place.



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Video of PortablePET Twistep Hitch Mounted Step for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - 400 lbs


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




Video Transcript for Heininger Holdings Pet Supplies - Vehicle Step - HE3052 Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at part number HE3052. This is the Heininger Portable Pet Twistep. It's a hitch-mounted step for an inch and a quarter and two inch hitches. The hitch-mounted step is going to make it really easy for your pet to get in and out of the rear of your vehicle or the bed of your truck, which ultimately is going to protect your pet's bones and joints, as well as your back. You can use this to gain access to the roof of your vehicle cargo area or the bed of your truck, or you can use it as a hitch seat when putting on your gear for your activity. The platform is going to twist on for you, just like the position that it's being shown in right now. Then it can rotate beneath the vehicle for transport.

All you have to this is pull this T lever here, and it's going to allow the platform to twist, which I don't have it in the vehicle right now, so I'm just going to show you that this is a rotating mechanism. You can see there that with this installed in the receiver tube of your hitch, the platform would be stored in underneath the vehicle. Then to push it back out to a platform position, you just pull up on that T lever and then you just rotate the step out from underneath the vehicle. That T knob is going to snap back into position automatically, so you don't have to worry about adjusting that. Now, this is going to fit inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, all you have to do is remove the two inch adapter. It's going to be held on there with an Allen bolt. You can use the included tool to remove that, and then it will allow you to gain access to the shank, it's side 01:34 ten inch and a quarter by inch and a quarter trailer hitch. Now to make sure you have enough room to store this underneath the vehicle, Heininger has a built-in adjustment system back here.

All you have to do is remove the four Allen bolts with the included tool, and then you can move this shank up or down. That's going to have a height range of six inches. When it comes to the actual pad right here, this is going to be a rubber anti-slip step surface. Up here, you're also going to get your anti-rattle receiver bolt that is included, as well as the lock washer. That's going to reduce the amount of rattle and wobble from within the hitch. Once you have this inside your hitch, all you have to do is line up your pinholes.

You're going to have three pinhole options to choose from, so whatever the one's going to work best for your application. Line up your pinholes and just insert this, and then you'll just need to thread it in using a socket and socket wrench. Now if you would like a threaded locking bolt, you can find that on our website with part number HE6033, that is going to be sold separately. This is going to feature a durable corrosion-resistant construction. It's going to feature a sturdy steel frame with heavy duty nylon platform. Out of the box, it's going to come fully assembled for quick simple installation and ready to be installed on your vehicle right away. Again, it is designed for inch and a quarter by inch and a quarter, or two inch by two inch trailer hitch receivers.

The step dimensions, when it comes right here at the platform, is going to give us an overall width of 22 inches and it's going to give us an overall depth, measuring from the very back to the front of 19 inches. It's going to offer a capacity of 400 lbs., but be sure not to exceed the total weight limit of the hitch that's on your vehicle. That's going to do it for our review of part number HE3052. This is the Heininger Portable Pet Twistep hitch-mounted step for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches. .


Customer Reviews

PortablePET Twistep Hitch Mounted Step for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - 400 lbs - HE3052

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (14 Customer Reviews)

Help your small or arthritic dog get into and out of the back of your vehicle easily by providing him with a large, sturdy step. This unique platform slides into your trailer hitch receiver and conveniently rotates beneath the car when not in use.

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If you have a large dog this is a must, steps 's right in the back of the car no jumping in and out hurting his joints!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 100277



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I love the adjustability and stability of this Twistep. The platform can be moved up or down as well as closer or further from the vehicle. And it's solid and doesn't bang around when driving over uneven surfaces. When researching hitch mounted platforms for my dogs, it was a toss up between this one and a 2-step hitch that folded up. I chose this one based on the size of the platform, which was considerably bigger than the steps on the 2-step hitch, and I'm glad I did. I have a Ridgeback mix and this is the perfect size for her. 496588



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I mounted this on a Torklift hitch extension anchored to a Curt 2 1/2 receiver as a person stair to access an Alpenlite Camper on a F350 SD 4x4 SRW. Works great as an intermediate step between an adjustable leg step on the ground and the fold out step on the Alpenlite. Provides a large stable landing pad that Jane prefers to the somewhat wobbly scissor stairs, although I will put on a mount for the Step and Glo stairs with landing gear that will work better in some situations. 410597



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A must have for a 115 lb dog! When folded under at lowest bolt setting, slightly rubs gas tank on Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 2018. !!!!! 584318



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My 11 year old baby (130# Anatolian Shepherd) has no problem using the step. He actually waits for me to pull the step out before he'll get in the back of the Outback. 116866


Comments

It is difficult to find a lock for the step. I have a 2 receiver and havent been able to find a lock. I tried item HE6001 and the tread portion of the pin is too large. The lock recommended with the Twistep is for a 1-14 received and doesnt fit a 2 receiver. Ive purchased generic locks from my local store which have been too large. The pin diameter has been too large or the shaft has been too short. My husband is going to have to drill out the hole so I can lock the step.

-- comment by: Cathy R - 03/22/2014

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Drilling out the hole may not be the best idea. The Heininger lock, part # HE6033
Advantage Threaded Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 1-1/4" Hitches
$22.66
, should work fine. It is specificed for 1-1/4 inch applications, due to the diameter and thread size. Since the step can be used for both 2 inch and 1-1/4 inch, it uses the 1-1/4 size lock. The span of the HE6033 lock, between the bolt head and lock, measures 3.178 inches. That includes the split washer. If your hitch is under 3 inches width on the outside, the HE6033 will work just fine.

-- Patrick B - 3/26/2014

Comments

Product is still working great and Jake enjoys getting in the vehicle.

Cathy R - 02/18/2015

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This is the second TwiStep we have. The first one is still in use on a 2014 Jeep Patriot. This one is on a 2017 Jeep Wrangler. These things are really great and we’ll never go without them again. They are so convenient and easy to use day in and day out. Installation is a breeze, if you have a hitch receiver, you’re almost done already. We have six dogs, these give our older dogs their independence back and makes the smaller dogs feel like the big dogs. They are a touch pricey but nothing else even compares. The bearings do need to be lubed anywhere from monthly to every three months depending on where you drive. Dirt and muddy roads will require lubing more often. The good news is that lubing the bearings takes all of about 30 seconds, doesn’t require any tools or removal and you don’t have to get on the ground to do so. After the TwiStep is initially adjusted during installation, it tucks up under the vehicle and out of the way very nicely. We have no complaints or anything bad to say about these, you really can’t go wrong. Also, a big kudos shout out to the folks at etrailer. These folks are great and thanks for all of the how-to videos. 510090



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The step came assembled, read to use. High quality product. Easy to install and remove. Plan to use it as a step into the cargo area of a Fun Mover for ease of access. Comes with instructions and recommendations for maintenance to maximize life of product. 573605



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Really Really Love it (and so do my dogs). Great Quality. Pretty much changed my life- always have had big dogs!! Great customer service by etrailer! 548496



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Well made. Packed and ships well. 524845



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Really good quality step. Like that it can be adjusted. The price was a put off at first, but really glad I ordered it. Fantastic quality. 459804



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I have a 2007 Tahoe with the step at the lowest drop it contacts the spare tire so we can't rotate it. 324581



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The Twistep was ordered to gain easier access to my Alaskan Camper mounted on a GMC HD 2500 4X4 which is rather high. It seems great....non-slip surface and a good size for our two standard poodles. Tucks back under the truck when not in use, and will stay installed. I returned the SilentACT locking hitch pin, as it was not compatible for my application. My truck has a 2 1/2" hitch receiver, with a 2 " adapter, & the locking hitch pin did not work. I purchased a 5" course thread bold, large washers, & locking nut & the bolt is installed thru the receiver, threads thru both threaded areas on the Twistep, and is very securely mounted to the hitch. As the step will rarely be removed, this works fine. 168353



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I have a 2014 Escape and wanted to give my dogs a way to get in the back of my car without having to lift or assist them. This works perfectly. Was easy to install - easy to twist to put under the bumper - very secure and study for dogs. The Escape has the foot assisted lift gate - put your foot by the hitch and lift gate opens. Was concerned that every time I twisted it under the car it would open the gate. So far that has not happened and I can still use my foot to open the gate. I have a 2"receiver but the Advantage Threaded Hitch Receiver Lock for 1-1/4" Hitches - HE6033 is the hitch pin you want. 129135



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Review from a similar Heininger Holdings Twistep in Pet Supplies


This is a Back-Saver. I have two large dogs: a Great Dane (108 lbs) she has no issue jumping up into the truck bed, however my Great Pyrenees (98 lbs) is a little stockier and she can't jump that high. After straining my back for a second time I decided the PortablePET Twistep Hitch Step was a must have and boy has paid off! Its super easy to open/close and it swivels out quickly locking into place to prevent any sway. It also has a very low profile when closed and the clearance rest higher than the lowest part of the rear differential below my spare tire. 599702


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