Patent Number: 8,720,924

Title: Auxiliary step and hand hold system

Abstract: An auxiliary step and hand hold system for accessing a vehicle. The system includes at least one auxiliary step, at least one hand hold shaped to assist a climb into the trailer, and at least one pocket shaped to removably receive the at least one hand hold. The auxiliary step may be a rotating-retractable step that rotates between a use position and a stowed position. The hand hold is shaped to assist a climb into the cargo bay and may be inserted into the pockets in a use position and a stowed position. One or more stationary steps can also be used in connection with a preferred embodiment of the present invention. The hand holds, pockets and auxiliary steps may be used alone or in combination to assist with access to a vehicle.

Inventors: Ruehl; Phillip C. (Elm Grove, WI)

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International Classification: B60R 3/00 (20060101); B60R 3/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/13/12018