View Full Version : Enclosed trailer ramp door assist

08-12-2006, 05:42 PM
Hello, I am new to the site but it has a great deal of excellent information. I was wondering if anyone has ever had to replace a cable on a ramp door spring assist? I bought a trailer with one side already attached with a cable, but can't figure out how to attach the other side. No matter what I try, I just can't get the tension right and the cable ends up unraveling off the spool. Any ideas???

08-12-2006, 07:53 PM
My trailer only has one cable. It's a new Haulmark. Are you sure its supposed to have two?

08-12-2006, 09:00 PM
Yes, it definitely has 2. There are spools on both sides of the spring to hold cable. It's an older (1998) Pace trailer, 16 x 8. It also has hooks for the cable on the door itself to attach to. Just can't figure out how to wind the cable and get the proper tension.

08-12-2006, 09:17 PM
I brought mine to the dealer. I have a 7X16 and its a dangerous setup. Let the dealer do it. Its worth it. You can lose a hand trying it with the big spring