National Fleet Products has introduced its new fold-down Van Step and under-deck Hide-A-Ramp. The Van Step provides quick ergonomic access in and out of cargo vans, and the Hide-A-Ramp slides out from under its integrated deck housing to provide unencumbered van entry. Both products are initially designed for the Ford Transit platform, with versions for additional makes and models to come.
The 22-inch-wide, all-aluminum Van Step folds down to provide effortless three-step entry and egress from the rear of any Ford Transit van. Using the steps significantly reduces wear and tear on feet, ankles, knees and hips when entering or exiting off the deck or bumper at the rear of a van.
A steel mounting plate enables easy installation on passenger- or driver-side positions. Application of a second mounting plate allows users to move the steps from passenger-side to driver-side or center locations at will. Removing or relocating the steps is fast and simple and requires only the extraction and reinsertion of two quick-release pins located at the hinge site on the plates.
When folded up in its storage position, the step nests in just 8 and 1/2 inches of commonly unutilized space directly inside the rear doors and does not block visibility from rear windows. The Van Step’s lightweight yet durable construction means it can be quickly deployed from inside or outside the van. When in use, the steps don’t interfere with hitches, and by stowing inside the vehicle during travel, the steps are not exposed to weather or road debris.
The Van Step is constructed of high-traction aluminum mesh that provides users with a slip-resistant surface for use in a variety of environmental conditions. The mesh allows dirt and other contaminants to pass through it, keeping van interiors cleaner, and can even function as a boot scraper. The entire step is powder coated in high-visibility yellow to promote safety and awareness around the rear of the vehicle.
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