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Geezer step box needed for bed access

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by lightda, Mar 6, 2021.

  1. Mar 6, 2021 at 7:13 AM
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    lightda

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    Hi, I'm pretty new to overlandind. 62 YO and recently bought a 2021 Taco off road. I'm about to retire and want some sort of step box to make it easier to get in/out of the truck bed where I'll have an AT Overland Habitat. Alumbox looks great but too pricey ($300.00) for me.

    Is there something similar on the market that is less expensive?
     
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  2. Mar 6, 2021 at 7:16 AM
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    Thanks for the suggestion. I considered a step that attaches to the truck but I'd like to have the dual function of a box I can store things in and a bigger target to step on when getting in/out of the bed at night for example. Ideal is a box that is tough enough to step on.
     
  5. Mar 6, 2021 at 7:28 AM
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    You could check Home Depot or the likes for a folding step or a small platform ladder which could also be used for access to the top of the truck.
     
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  8. Mar 6, 2021 at 7:37 AM
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    I need one of those bed steps
     
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    Cheap little folding step stool.
     
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    When my Mom gets in my truck which isn’t to often (no I don’t live with her) lol
    I used to keep a small milk crate in the bed but it would get all leaves and junk in it
    Went to Home Depot and got a small plastic storage box that works great
    It fits between the 2 seats in side the rear AC cab
    I keep extra stuff in it and if needed i put it in the bed -water tight
     
  13. Mar 6, 2021 at 9:21 AM
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    This ubiquitous folding step approach works well. We have one in our kitchen for my short(er) spouse. Don’t get white! Amazon carries them. Harbor freight carries them. They’re everywhere and something like $10.

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    Aluminum folding step stool from Harbor Freight--about $20--less if on sale.
     
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    I guess I qualify as a "geezer" at 76 years old. I don't need a step to get into the bed, but I do need one to reach up to the Prinsu rack. If I carry anything up there I'm gong to also have to carry a step ladder.
     
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    Too many mods and I haven't even started yet..
    Search Amazon for "Pickup Truck Tailgate Ladder" there are a couple different solutions.
     
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