Heininger PortablePET Twistep® – The Innovative Pet Stair Step for SUVs.
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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.
Twistep Pet Step for SUV's
It was the greatest thing ever until a rock or something got stuck in it. Now it will not turn. As a retired mechanic I couldn't believe that it is held together with a roll pin. A roll pin that looks like it is going to be next to impossible to reinstall.
The Twist-Step is a great idea. Works very well for assisting the older dogs in and out of the back of my 4Runner. It eventually rusted in place to the point where I couldn't swivel it, but it still serves the purpose.
I own multiple giant breed dogs, including two seniors, and wanted an alternative for them to enter/exit my Honda Pilot that would both minimize stress on their joints, and be easier and more convenient than portable folding steps.
Several friends with my breed and similar sized dogs recommended the Twistep. I have been using it now for a year, on two different vehicles (my original Honda Pilot and now on a Dodge Grand Caravan that replaced the Pilot) and LOVE it! It is wide enough for my big guys to safely use, has been slip-proof even in wet conditions and doesn't shift even with my biggest boy or my rambunctious youngster.
It is easy to take off when I need to use my trailer, easy to maintain and even though it is totally sturdy for my dogs, has been simple enough for this petite senior chick to manage alone!