Well after slipping off the front bumper trying to look at something inside the engine compartment I decided, after laying on the ground holding my shin and crying in pain, that I really needed to put some non-skid on the front bumpers if I was going to be climbing up on them. I didn't really want to just put some non skid tape down since it only seems to be that way when it is dry and not caked up with mud or something else from being out in the dirt. While I was walking through Wal-Mart I saw some rubber non-slip strips for RV steps. Hmmm this might work.
|This is what I picked up from Wal-Mart. Reese Sure Step rubber pads. Kind of a cool pattern with the diamond plate look. These are nice solid lugs on the rubber. They come two to a pack.|
|Here is the two areas that I was going to install the non slip on. The side with the air chuck is where I slipped off of. That air chuck, bumper edge and shackle really puts a hurt on the knee and shin.|
|I simply held the Sure Step rubber pad in position on top of the bumper where I wanted it and then moved it over a little to account for the spaceing on the other end. I then drew a line with a pen underneath on the tape for the pad.|
|Cut the pad along the line with a razor knife. Be careful you only cut the pad, not any other body parts.|
|I checked the fit on the other side (just flip the piece over) and since they matched I just drew a line on the other pad and cut it also.|
|Just remove the tape and carefully line up the pad and press in place. For the side with the air chuck, I just lined it up and cut a notch for the air chuck before installing the pad.|
|These work very well, I haven't slipped off of them, and even with a little mud on them, they provide some grip for you shoes.|
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