Transporting your skis, bicycle, kayak, or other gear on the roof of your vehicle is commonplace, but loading, securing and unloading your stuff can prove awkward without a step. The Moki Door Step from Rightline Gear could be just what you need. The unit hooks onto the U-shaped door-latch post (just about every newer vehicle has them), allowing you to step well above ground level. The 8.75-inch-wide Door Step is claimed to be made of strong aircraft-grade aluminum (with a protective rubber bumper) and can support up to 400 pounds. When not needed, it stores in the glove compartment or trunk. The Moki Door Step sells for $45 and is available from the manufacturer at

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