FAQ

  1. Where is this product made?
  2. What is the product made of?
  3. How many moving parts does it have?
  4. Can I install this myself? How long will it take?
  5. If I cut into my tailgate, won't that weaken it?
  6. Is the Livingstep™ tailgate step compatible with truck bed covers, such as the Tonneau, and truck caps?
  7. Is the Livingstep™ tailgate step guaranteed?
  8. How much weight can it support?
  9. Will it fit any truck?
  10. What are the dimensions?
  11. Is it heavy?
  12. Can it be used as a bed extender?
  13. What happens if it gets rained on? Ice? Sand? Mud?
  14. Who designed this and when?

1. Where is this product made?

The Livingstep™ tailgate step is constructed in the United States by a manufacturing company that is certified to OEM standards.

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2. What is the product made of?

The step is constructed of steel. It is "E" coated (a process used in automobile parts to keep them from rusting on the insides) as well as "powder" coated (a crinkle coat applied to the top to give further protection from wear and tear). The plastic molding provided with the TGS-11 Surface Mount is blown of High Density Polyethelene. The mold has a textured finish making it slip resistant as well as providing two convenient cup holders.

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3. How many moving parts does it have?

ONE, the hinge is its only moving part. The hinge is constructed from hardened stainless steel and will not rust. It is not affected from conditions such as sand, snow, or ice.

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4. Can I install this myself? How long will it take?

The TGS-11 Surface Mount can be installed in about 15 minutes. A simple step-by-step set of instructions and all mounting hardware is included with the kit. Installation for the TGS-12 Drop In is 2-3 hours professionally installed.

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5. If I cut into my tailgate, won't that weaken it?

The TGS-12 Drop-In step is engineered to replace the stability removed by cutting into the gate. Installation of the do-it-yourself TGS-11 Surface Mount model does not require cutting your tailgate.

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6. Is the Livingstep™ tailgate step compatible with truck bed covers, such as the Tonneau, and truck caps?

Yes it is compatible with truck bed covers, truck caps, as well as bed liners.

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7. Is the Livingstep™ tailgate step guaranteed?

All LivingSteps come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty which covers defects in materials or workmanship for the life of the product. The Tailgate Accessories LLC will repair, replace or refund the purchase price of any defective product returned to us by the original purchaser. This warranty gives you specific legal rights which may vary from state to state.

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8. How much weight can it support?

Our tailgate step is rated for repeated use at 500 pounds. They have been field tested since 2002 (and are still going) under grueling commercial working conditions. Please consult your truck’s manufacturer to determine the capacity of your tailgate.

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9. Will it fit any truck?

It will fit any full sized pickup truck, including Ford, Dodge, GMC and Nissan. Some Chevy Avalanches have a thin skin with a tapered cover, which will not accomodate the step.

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10. What are the dimensions?

The TGS-11 Surface Mount is 2" x 19" x 58" (this includes the plastic molding that accompanies the Livingstep™ tailgate step). The original The Livingstep™ tailgate step TGS-12 Drop In is 19" x 24".

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11. Is it heavy?

No. The TGS-11 Surface Mount weighs 28 lbs. Drop In weighs 18 lbs.

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12. Can it be used as a bed extender?

Yes. It turns a 6' bed into an 8' bed. Simply close step over load and strap down using the installed holes to hook bungee cords from step to bed anchors.

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13. What happens if it gets rained on? Ice? Sand? Mud?

The functionality of the Livingstep™ tailgate step is NOT affected by weather conditions.

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14. Who designed this and when?

The LivingStep tailgate step was conceived by a professional contractor in 2003 and perfected by a team of engineers to exceed OEM standards.

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