Heininger PortablePET Twistep® – The Innovative Pet Stair Step for SUVs.
Twistep is an instant, multi-use step that helps your dog enter and/or exit the vehicle. It attaches to the hitch receiver of your vehicle and stores under the bumper when not in use.
Twistep provides your pet with lower-impact, lower-stress access into and out of a vehicle. Repeated jumping into and out of a vehicle can aggravate or even cause serious conditions like arthritis, leg injuries, back sprains and other spinal damage. And lifting a large dog into a vehicle isn’t easy!
Twistep helps dogs of all ages. Young dogs can avoid unnecessary stress on growing hips and elbows. Active dogs can appreciate a step up at the end of a long day of hiking, hunting and other outdoor activities. Twistep provides older dogs, who may suffer from arthritis and who can no longer enter a vehicle on their own, with a much-needed assist.
The TWISTEP fits most SUV's. We have another model made specifically for a pick-up truck.
Note: The following vehicles require the TWISTEP Extension Bracket (item #3053) to provide additional clearance for the spare tire:
- 2006 - Present Chevrolet Tahoe
- 2006 - Present GMC Yukon
- 2006 - Present Cadillac Escalade
- 2006 - Present Nissan Pathfinder
- 2014 - Present Jeep Grand Cherokee
- 2018 - Present Ford Expedition
A minimum of 16” ground clearance is required from the lower-edge of the receiver. It does not fit a 2019-Present Subaru Ascent and most mini-vans due to either the bumper configuration and/or ground clearance.
Nice but doesn’t fit my 2025 VW Touareg so have to send it back
The twistep is well made, easy to use and my 8 year old large lab took to it very easily. It will definitely save my back from assisting him into the 4-Runner.
Bought for my Wagoneer. Ordered the extension but didn't need it. All of my dogs are quickly learning to use it. Easy on and off if I go to the car wash
I only recently installed your product on my Truck. While my dog seemed to take to it almost immediately, I cannot attest to its quality of construction or function. Please check back in 50 weeks and I’ll be able to share a more informed review.
Second one we’ve owned. Works good for our American Bulldog. Have a high jeep and don’t want our dog jumping out without a step. Much easier to use than hauling a ramp.