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post #1 of 9 Old 06-07-2021, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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Question Car Door Step Reviews?

I have been looking for a ladder to easily remove skis from my roof rack, but I came across this on the weekend.

https://www.amazon.com/Universal-Mul...dp/B093R9JQS7/

Wondering if there is anyone that has positive or negative experiences with something like this?
facts only please, opinions not necessary


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post #2 of 9 Old 06-08-2021, 07:12 AM
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I have been looking for a ladder to easily remove skis from my roof rack, but I came across this on the weekend.

https://www.amazon.com/Universal-Mul...dp/B093R9JQS7/

Wondering if there is anyone that has positive or negative experiences with something like this?
facts only please, opinions not necessary
Not really, but I know that my in-laws have one of these. And it works surprisingly well. I would expect that to work well also, but I do have to put one opinion in, I can see some terribly skinned shins in the future and a smacked chin if you slip.
https://www.amazon.com/Portable-Vehi.../dp/B08RD35356

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I open both doors and I stand on the rear tire.

I also bought a hitch-mounted step the is good for loading/unloading a kayak from the rear end.
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Not really, but I know that my in-laws have one of these. And it works surprisingly well. I would expect that to work well also, but I do have to put one opinion in, I can see some terribly skinned shins in the future and a smacked chin if you slip.
https://www.amazon.com/Portable-Vehi.../dp/B08RD35356



This would be better if the step was flat , but I like the fact that it doesn't touch the B Pillar. I've seen some online reviews of dents occurring with the one I originally posted
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They can also bend the latch hoop that will prevent your door from closing, I saw this happen on a Chevy Tahoe that parked next to me at Kirkwood. The user was a big guy, if you need to use these on a WK2 you are probably not a large person so they could work. Try them on your driveway before heading to slopes to find if they work or don't.
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This would be better if the step was flat , but I like the fact that it doesn't touch the B Pillar. I've seen some online reviews of dents occurring with the one I originally posted
That isn't a step, it is a grab handle. My 80 year old mother in law used it to get into/out of a Subaru Forester. It really helped them.
But it does use the same latch point as the O.P.'s step.
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post #7 of 9 Old 06-09-2021, 02:25 PM
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Yes, different options. darcym12345 is looking for the step that will facilitate access to a roof-mounted ski rack that places more load on the door latch.

If you are vertically challenged the tow hitch mounted ski/board racks can be a good option. The leading bands offer an adapter for their bike racks.

It also depends on your passenger & luggage load, and the distance you plan to travel, if you have space it can be easier to fold down the 1/3 of the rear seat and put your skis/boards in the trunk, this works for skis up to about 200cm but if you can't reach the roof rack you are likely to be running shorter skis so no problem.
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Oh i see. Definitely looking for a step
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That isn't a step, it is a grab handle. My 80 year old mother in law used it to get into/out of a Subaru Forester. It really helped them.
But it does use the same latch point as the O.P.'s step.
i think that qualifies as a fact....
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