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Default Door latch step

Has anyone used this door latch step? I wonder if the door latch can actually be used this way. Bought one anyways for $15.28 delivered.
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Has anyone used this door latch step? I wonder if the door latch can actually be used this way. Bought one anyways for $15.28 delivered.
The blurb under the photo talks about "2500 pounds", but doesn't talk about the direction of that force.

Simple leverage principles mean that the latch will be experience more force than simply the weight of the person standing on the step - but it's difficult to judge how much leverage / extra force will be experienced, and it's unlikely that 2500 pounds will be reached.

The 2500 pounds is most likely a "failure force" - the latch can't shear. They probably don't care if the latch bends.

What will you do if this step bends the latch (or the B pillar), and you can no longer close your door?

For $15.28 delivered, I wouldn't trust standing on anything other than a block of wood on the ground.
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I agree with NJ_SWB.

While I like the idea, I wouldn't trust the strength of the latch, the material that its fixed to, in fact, the step is probably the only part that I would trust.

Pity though, it would be nice to be able to reach the roof rack with such a simple device.

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