Heininger PortablePET SUV Twistep Dog Hitch Step

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About This Item

  • Twistep easily swivels out from under the vehicle in seconds and tucks away under the bumper when not in use; simple to install on both 1.25 and 2-inch receiver hitches.
  • Low-impact, low-stress vehicle access is great for dogs of all ages, sizes and activity levels; allows for six inches of height adjustment.
  • Helps limit or prevent potential risks like arthritis, leg injuries, back sprains and other spinal injuries.
  • Also eliminates potential personal injury caused by lifting a large, heavy dog into the back of your SUV.
  • Sturdy steel construction and 22 x 19-inch non-slip step holds up to 400 pounds; also makes an ideal step or stool for people!
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Questions & Answers

10 Customer Questions


How quick can it be uninstalled? I have an extended SUV so if i have to park in a shorter area will I run the risk of damaging the twistep?
Answer by ChewyOct 16, 2020
The Twistep easily swivels out from under the vehicle in seconds and tucks away under the bumper when not in use. It is simple to install/uninstall on both 1.25 and 2-inch receiver hitches.

Will this work on an RX 350?
Answer by ChewyFeb 25, 2020
A hitch is required to use this product. The Twistep for SUV’s requires a 1.25-inch or 2-inch receiver hitch. The Twistep for Trucks requires a 2-inch receiver hitch. We recommend a clearance of 12 inches from the bottom of your receiver hitch to the ground.

Will this work with a 2021 GMC Acadia?
Answer by ChewyJan 09, 2022
This hitch may be used on a wide variety of SUV's and trucks. A hitch is required to use this product. The Twistep for SUV’s requires a 1.25-inch or 2-inch receiver hitch. The Twistep for Trucks requires a 2-inch receiver hitch.

How easy is this to install?
Answer by ChewyFeb 25, 2020
The Twistep comes fully assembled but you may need to adjust the height. Then the only task you will have is to attach the Twistep to your hitch and tighten the bolt with a wrench (They require a 7/8 inch wrench, or 22mm socket wrench fitting). The instruction manual with assembly directions may be located by clicking the “Instructions” tab, on the product page, then clicking the link to the "Use & Care Instructions".


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34 Customer Reviews



Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Twopetlimit on Aug 12, 2021

Very useful.

Just what we needed. Our dog was initially a bit reluctant. I put his front paws on the step, gave a treat; boosted the butt to move him in, gave another treat and he had the concept down. I really like the way it swivels around out of the way. We use our hitch for a camper, but find switching the step on and off only takes a few minutes.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Grandmaofeight on May 13, 2021
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Strong and safe

This is extremely simple to use and strong enough for a person to stand very handy if you wanna rearrange the back of your SUV good for the dogs that like steps. Easy to put back underneath swings around simply no real strength involved which is good for me.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Catreas on Feb 24, 2021

Great Quality

Very sturdy and nice size for my 100 lb dog. It's big enough he's forced to use it to get in back of chevy suburban.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Shepardgirl on Nov 12, 2020

A livesaving step!

This steps now allows my big dogs to get in the car with ease. And i dont have to lift a heavy ramp! This step is extremely well made, sturdy and strong. easy to install and use! I wish i would have know of this product years ago!!!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By DKent on Jun 10, 2020

Game changer

We have two older 80 pound German Shepherds (ages 9 and 12) who we had to lift into the back of our SUV. The Heininger Twiststep came quickly, was super easy to put on the hitch for a 58 year old woman, as my dogs watched. As soon as I was finished both my dogs stepped on the large non-slip Twistep and into the vehicle without any training. It swings in and out of way easily. Great product and a game changer for us as we were having increasing troubles getting the dogs into the suv.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By ElkoNevada on May 18, 2020

Twistep Pet Step

I purchased this step because I have a large dog that sometimes has trouble getting in and out of my SUV. He is still unsure of it, and currently is jumping over or to the side of the step to get in/out. I have trained him to use the step to get out of the vehicle (still working on using it to get in), but he only uses it when I entice him with a treat. It's a large step and I think that it will work well over time, especially as he gets older. He just needs to get used to it. My small dog was also hesitant to use it, but needs it, so it is working well for her. One note, when stored under my vehicle, it is closer to the ground than I expected. It is fine for using in town but I am not sure how it will do with rougher terrain. Also, unless you have removed your tailgate from your truck, this isn't compatible with a truck because an open tailgate would block the step.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Great on Jun 10, 2020

Excellent purchase!!

We have a 9 1/2 year old German Shepherd who is beginning to have difficulty getting in and out of my Toyota Highlander. The step has worked great for him. I would definitely recommend this product!!!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By LabMom on Mar 22, 2020

Twistep for our SUV

We were recently at a dog trial and someone mentioned this step which would help us load our dogs in the back of our SUV. We purchased it and were amazed at the ease it was for our dogs to learn to use it and save us from having to lift them in the back of our SUV. Best purchase ever.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jenn on Jun 10, 2020

Perfect for my senior

This is a great step for my senior dog. Easy to install and perfect height/width.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Emily on Dec 30, 2019

Easy for Giant Dogs

I have only two negatives about this product, so I’ll get them out of the way first: 1) the 2” hitch adapter wasn’t square, so we had to do a little work with some clamps to get it square and then install was the simplest ever. 2) I need to be better about remembering to swivel it back under my bumper before driving away I purchased this because of the experience I had with my previous Dane near the end of his life. He went EVERYWHERE with me, and when he could no longer jump in and out of my 4runner it was heartbreaking. We tried a ramp with him, but he was already unsteady on his feet and did not trust it. Also, the ramp was heavy and cumbersome to store and use. Also, it requires lots of space behind the car. We recently adopted another Dane, and I was adamant that I wanted to start teaching him to use steps or a ramp for the car right away. I wasn’t a fan of the ramps already, and all the other stair options were a pain to store in the car and haul out every time. This hitch step is killer. Nothing to store in the car, swivels underneath the bumper so easily (the hardest past is remembering to swivel it under after the big man is in the car!), and the step is big and sturdy. It was minimal coaxing to get the new boy to try it for the first time, and has been a breeze ever since. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this to anyone looking for a better car loading option.