"I have had my Hide-A-Step on for over a year, including a salty nasty Canadian winter. I have never taken it off for off roading, despite it having quick releases for just such a removal. This thing has taken a beating, and I would call my treatment "abuse". Not even the rubber isolators have failed. There isn't a SPECK of surface rust. Nothing. I was shocked after washing the winter salt off. It does not stick open. It does not stick closed, even in the winter. A minor squeak fixed with a bit of lube is literally the biggest "issue" I have had, if you can even call it that. Bottom line: If you need a step for your Jeep, you have just found your step. You shouldn't even consider anything else."