There's an awful lot of Canada that isn't all that close to either kind of store - learned that the heard way.try you local auto parts & accessory store. A local trailer/RV place may have 'em too.
Either place can prolly get 'em in w/o hass;e from one of their regular supliers.
Phoey! Just stick any standard drawbar with a hitch ball on top. It's MUCH more efficient for keeping people from bumping against you because as they get too close, it punches a nice neat little hole in the front of their car which makes lots of noise and does make them stop before they get close enough to damage your back end. Those hitch mounted steps won't protect your bumper worth a darn and most of them are strong enough to leave you with damage under your car when the other vehicle bangs in to it.I'll add info to my profile shortly. I was thinking of adding a hitch step to keep people from parking 2 inches off my bumper, or doing the "bump-bump" style of parallel parking. It's amazing what people pass off as driving skills in the city. As long as they can wedge their vehicle into a spot, they're happy.
Our auto parts stores are not much to talk about as far as variety, mostly your oil, filter and spark plug places around here.
And I'd remind you again that if someone bumps a step like that one, most of the damage will be to the underside of your Element. The trailer hitch mounting area wasn't built to take much of a bump.