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Hitch Step-Parking Assist

Putting stuff on the roof rack is a pain, so thinking of adding a hitch step. Anyone know if these interfere with or continually trigger the parking assist system? I would like to leave installed all the time.

I have also found a Go Rhino step with sensors built in. Can I splice into the "C's" parking assist sensors at the bumper to power these up?

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It probably would cause the park assist to continually beep. I know that when I put the hitch into the receiver it beeps as long as it is in reverse. When you say hitch step is this what you are referring to?





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I have a Bully tubular hitch step that I sometimes use. It does not set off the park assist. I've got the Mopar hitch - not sure how it would work with an aftermarket. It also does not give you a whole hell of a lot of footing.



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I am always concerned with the tubular steps as you are already in an odd position when you use them and a flat surface would provide much better footing.





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I am always concerned with the tubular steps as you are already in an odd position when you use them and a flat surface would provide much better footing.
Agreed. While I have not had a problem with mine, I also have not worked with anything particularly heavy or unwieldy on the cargo rack. I have small feet and don't weigh much, either.


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My trailer hitch with ball sets off the park-assist most of the time.

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TRY IT OUT AND IF THE PARK SENSORS BEEP TURN THEM OFF WITH THE BUTTON...ITS NOT GOOD IF YOU NEED IT BUT IF YOUR CAMPING DO YOU REALLY NEED PARK ASSITS ON?2ND WAY IS TO BUY A SMALL HITCH STEP...THIS ONE IS BY "HITCH wARE" http://tmperformanceproducts.com/index.php/cPath/41_28



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My hitch step (similar to the one above) does not set off the park assist so I leave it on all the time.
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They do make pin locks for receiver hitches.

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