STEP-UP Gives You a Pickup Boost

Product helps make rear of pickup accessible with tailgate up or down.

Now you don't have to buy a new pickup truck to get a step into the tailgate region. STEP-UP uses your existing receiver hitch, without getting in the way of the tow ball, and works with the tailgate up or down.

This first-place invention at the Minnesota Inventors Congress in 2007 is now available for use on all pickups with 2-inch receivers, regardless of make, model or year. The steps pin closed, parallel with the rear bumper and can be used that way when the tailgate is up, or they can be pinned perpendicular to the bumper so one can step up to an open tailgate.

The STEP-UP is made of sturdy steel and tread plate and are powder coated black, but they can be chromed. Tebben Enterprises sells them for $189.

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