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TWISTEP®– The Innovative Pet Stair Step for SUVs

TWISTEP® is an instant, multi-use step that helps your dog get in and out of your SUV or Pickup easily. 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® can help dogs of all ages get into a vehicle. 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. And TWISTEP® can help older dogs, who may suffer from arthritis and who can no longer enter a vehicle on their own.

TWISTEP® was designed for single hand use, so you can have a leash in your hand, while you easily position the step into place. You simply push in the safety latch, push down on the cap, and pivot the step into position. TWISTEP® easily swivels out from under the vehicle in a few seconds just when you need it. And it tucks out of the way under the bumper when you don’t.

Unlike ramp alternatives, with TWISTEP® there’s no time consuming set up required. There’s no heavy, awkward or muddy items that you have to stow in the back cargo area of your vehicle. And importantly, there’s no more lifting!

TWISTEP® has a full size platform and a special non-skid surface designed especially with dogs in mind.  TWISTEP® holds up to 500 pounds when using a Class III hitch - 2" receiver and comes with a corrosion-resistant coating and a 1-year warranty.  TWISTEP® is simple to install and has a minimal effect on ground clearance.

And TWISTEP® is endorsed by veterinarians, breed groups and dog owners alike.

The added beauty of TWISTEP® is that it's an instant, multi-use step.  In addition to serving as a pet stair step, TWISTEP® can serve as a convenient seat at the back of the vehicle, or as a platform to help reach your vehicle's rooftop.  It's really three products in one.

Thousands of dogs and their owners have already become TWISTEP® users and fans.

Why not reward your dog and yourself with a TWISTEP®?


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Heininger Holdings, LLC. 2010, Protected by US Patent 6,659,484; other Patents Pending