I have been considering buying myself a late Christmas present. A WeatherTech bumper step. The price for a 12" would be well over $100 and the longer one about $150 after freight and tax. Harbor has a cheaper version for about $35. I would probably get the better quality, USA made 24", but is it worth it? You cannot use them as a step with the tail gate down or with the hard cover on the bed. And even tho it says it will hold up to 300 pounds, I would suppose that means, in the very center. Out near the ends, maybe not so much. So, my question is, would there by a real advantage to owning one? I do have a little difficulty getting this 5'8", 210 lb body into the truck bed, but I don't do it very often.