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Tha5150
02-02-2012, 12:12 PM
Just starting out but here is what i got. An open trailer that as all of you know will get heavier and heavier throughout the day.

Are there any home made spring ideas out there to assist with the gate going up and down much easier?

I heard a garage door spring would work but i need to see how it attaches and what to do.

Any help is appreciated.

Trailer Parts Superstore
02-03-2012, 11:32 AM
If you can't come up with anything, check these out.


http://www.easternmarine.com/double-barrel-trailer-gate-assist-ra27c-0

http://www.easternmarine.com/buyers-ez-gate-trailer-tailgate-lift-assist-5201000

ffemt1271
02-03-2012, 09:35 PM
You cal get gorilla lifts from northerntool.com for about $140 if you watch you can catch them on sale.
I got a set last yr and have been very pleased with them
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Tha5150
02-06-2012, 08:26 AM
Thanks guys, i will see what i can come up with. I would rather make something for cheap and save a potential $120 bucks to put towards some new tires. :)

DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING
02-06-2012, 09:19 AM
Go shrewd and purchase the double barrell system. Using garage door springs etc. Is not only a safety hazard but will not last as long therefore you will spend the same amount over time and with the double barrell you still have one side if your trailer free for racks. Good luck to all.
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tyler_mott85
02-06-2012, 03:01 PM
Somebody has an interesting set of springs on their gate. They were just short little suckers. Said they helped a lot and they were designed for the purpose of closing trailer gates. Can't for the life of me remember where it was posted but they were a lot cheaper and maintenance free than the other options i've seen. No cables, tubes, etc.

Tha5150
02-06-2012, 03:02 PM
Somebody has an interesting set of springs on their gate. They were just short little suckers. Said they helped a lot and they were designed for the purpose of closing trailer gates. Can't for the life of me remember where it was posted but they were a lot cheaper and maintenance free than the other options i've seen. No cables, tubes, etc.

You need to find this info and repost.

lazer 46
02-09-2012, 06:25 AM
You need to find this info and repost.


Might be talking about The Elegator gate assist.

Thanksman
02-09-2012, 08:04 AM
I am very interested as well..:confused::confused::confused:

Tha5150
02-09-2012, 08:08 AM
Thanks guys. I will deal with it until i can figure out something for cheap or until i get busy enough to put a proper assist on. Currently i have no accounts so no need to beef up the trailer yet.

Trailer Parts Superstore
02-09-2012, 04:12 PM
We are running a sale on the Buyers EZ Life.

BUYERS EZ Gate Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist #5201000
Stock # 1326454
The EZ Gate Trailer Gate Assist Reduces lifting by 90% which also reduces the chance of injury and fatigue. Works on open utility trailers with a side rail height of 10" or more and with gates up to 180 lbs. It also features a no rattle spring insert and a black powder coat finish. All mounting hardware and easy to follow instructions are included. Reg. $129.00 ~ Sale Price $99.00
Regular Price: $129.00

Special Price: $99.00