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Step stools for roof access

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CaTaco101, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. Dec 7, 2018 at 6:47 AM
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    CaTaco101

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    I have a 4’ step stool I use when polishing my windshield and roof.

    I am not 7’ tall so I need something larger than a little stool.
     
  3. Dec 7, 2018 at 7:01 AM
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    Toyko Joe

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    I think on Black Friday they were even $25 or $20 I use mine all the time as a bench or step ladder or tool tray!
     
  5. Dec 7, 2018 at 10:12 AM
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    CaTaco101

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    I really like that longer bench setup. Was kind cringing at the thought of having to move the stool around.

    May still pick up one of those toolbox steps as well.

    Curious what else you guys like...
     
  6. Dec 7, 2018 at 10:16 AM
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  7. Dec 7, 2018 at 10:16 AM
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    *cough* sliders... *cough*

    2 birds, 1 stone, doesn't add something always taking up space in the truck.
     
  8. Dec 7, 2018 at 10:19 AM
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    CaTaco101

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    Nothing like a $1,000 solution to a $20 problem.

    That said, I’ve thought about Nerf bars (I don’t 4x4...) but I’ve never liked how they look on these trucks.
     
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  9. Dec 7, 2018 at 10:24 AM
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    In fairness, sliders might be a little overkill depending on what your truck's use case is. But I hope you know what I was trying to say.
     
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    5 ft al. step ladder. Works fine for me.
     
  11. Dec 7, 2018 at 10:46 AM
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    Darth_Yota

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    Does anyone really care?
    Sliders are pricey, but I can’t count how many times I’ve use them to climb all over my truck. Or opening the door and standing on the plastic sill.
     
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    Yep, am entertaining the gtek plates for exactly this reason. Hoping they provide a bit more of a perch. Doesn’t help me with the aft load bar, which is further back.

    Any of you guys like those tire mounted steps?

    Edit - to be clear, my roof rack is on the shell, not the cab.
     
  13. Dec 7, 2018 at 10:49 AM
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    Gunshot-6A

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    I just stand on the tire. Or use the tire to get up to the top of the bed rail.
     
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    @CorpsTaco yep, that’s what I was referencing. Was curious if these actually work well or if a standalone stool is better served.

    Need something stable to yank on straps with two hands. Stuff like that. In that situation, this would be more stable than a stool.
     
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  16. Dec 7, 2018 at 10:55 AM
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    potstech

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    Tried one of those once and threw it away so it would not hurt anyone. Dang near died trying to keep from ending up on my backside.
     
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    LivinOnEdge

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    I'd be afraid I'd leave it on my wheel and try to drive off.

    Also, my shins have enough scars from mountain biking. I don't need more.
     
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  19. Dec 7, 2018 at 11:01 AM
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    Before we use your experience as a negative mark on the over the wheel step, were you drunk?!

    Haha, I’ve almost busted my ass because of many things drunk, luckily I’ve only thrown away or damaged a few things based on that.
     
  20. Dec 7, 2018 at 11:03 AM
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    Agree. My favorite piece of camping gear!
     
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