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Device gives roof rack users a foot in the door

Device gives roof rack users a...
The Moki Door Step was successfully Kickstarted in 2018
The Moki Door Step was successfully Kickstarted in 2018
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The Moki Door Step was successfully Kickstarted in 2018
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The Moki Door Step was successfully Kickstarted in 2018
The Moki Door Step is simply placed on a front or rear door latch as needed, providing users with a temporary step for both feet
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The Moki Door Step is simply placed on a front or rear door latch as needed, providing users with a temporary step for both feet
The Moki Door Step can support up to 400 lb (181 kg), and has both a rubber bumper and a rubber hook-coating to protect the vehicle's finish
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The Moki Door Step can support up to 400 lb (181 kg), and has both a rubber bumper and a rubber hook-coating to protect the vehicle's finish
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If you've ever tried securing items to a car's rooftop carrier, then you'll know how difficult reaching around up there can be. Rightline Gear's Moki Door Step is designed to address that problem, providing users with – well, a door step – that hooks onto their vehicle's door latch.

Named after the footholds which were carved into rock surfaces by the Pueblo peoples of the American Southwest, the Moki Door Step was invented by paramedic/firefighter Zach Brown after he noticed that his wife couldn't reach her roof rack.

The device is simply placed on a front or rear door latch as needed, providing users with a temporary step for both feet.

The Moki Door Step can support up to 400 lb (181 kg), and has both a rubber bumper and a rubber hook-coating to protect the vehicle's finish
The Moki Door Step can support up to 400 lb (181 kg), and has both a rubber bumper and a rubber hook-coating to protect the vehicle's finish

Made of epoxy-coated aircraft aluminum, it can support up to 400 lb (181 kg), and has both a rubber bumper and a rubber hook-coating to protect the vehicle's finish. According to Brown, door latches are required to withstand a vertical force of 2,500 lb (1,134 kg) and a horizontal force of 2,000 lb (907 kg), so there shouldn't be any risk of the latch snapping or coming loose.

The Moki Door Step itself weighs under 2 lb (0.9 kg), and is the product of a successful Kickstarter campaign that took place last year. There are apparently now some cheap unlicensed knock-offs on the market, so if it looks familiar, that may be why.

It's available via the link below, for US$44.95.

Source: Moki Door Step

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3 comments
minivini
I got two of these during the kickstarter drive. It took a while to get them, but they’re great!! We keep one in each car.
Helios
I can't find the part where the force rating of the door latch is given... For those that are vertically challenged, why not get a receiver mounted bike rack instead, or stand on the tire?
Booleanboy
Am I missing something about this particular step? There are literally dozens of different models of these available from Amazon (UK) starting at under £10 for a (usefully) folding one.