Step right up

01/11/2011 @ 11:53am

Four steps and you’re in. That’s how easy it is to access the bed of your pickup with the Truckstairs.

“I rely on my pickup to haul a lot of equipment, tools, and supplies. It wasn’t unusual for me to be climbing in and out of the bed more than a dozen times in a day,” says Robert Carr Jr., the creator of Truckstairs. “That really wore on me. With this invention, the days of crawling in and out of the bed of my full-size pickup are gone. And it will be the last time I hop up on a tire to access my toolbox.”

Carr, who is from Manchester, New Hampshire, outlines the Truckstairs’ five major features.

1. It’s Made Of Aluminum.

Truckstairs are made of aluminum, a long-lasting, corrosion-resistant material. Its light weight allows the stairs to be easily let down for use and put up into traveling position.

2. It Has Grip Strut Treads.

The treads on Truckstairs are made of Grip Strut, the best slip-resistant treading available. So these stairs are well suited for environments where slipping on grease or ice is a concern.

3. It’s Easy To Install.

Because they’re lightweight and installation is a one-step process, Truckstairs are easily installed.

4. It Has Adjustable Legs.

Because not all ground is perfectly level, the adjustable legs make the stairs easy to level on any terrain and on any size truck.

5. It Has A Locking Mechanism.

“A locking mechanism allows the stairs to be extended straight out horizontally when hauling material with the tailgate down,” says Carr.

The Truckstairs fit on any full-size pickup, and they will adjust to tailgates with heights from 28 inches to 40 inches.

The retail price for a Truckstairs is $569 and it is available through Carr’s New England Machine Company.

A word of caution. If your license plate becomes obscured from the rear as a result of a Truckstairs being placed in the upright position, some states may require that the plate be mounted to the stairs. If it’s required by your state, a license plate mounting kit is available through New England Machine Company. Kit includes a light and four-prong plug-in harness and sells for $29.95.  

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