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Old 03-27-2013, 04:27 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: nj
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Heavy trailer gate assist idea

I have the heaviest gate in the market: 100 lbs easily
I use heavy duty anchor bolt drilled into my trailer side as anchor. This anchor is connected to two springs from a two garage door openers in parallel. The Springs are then then attached via a 3/8" wire to a pulley at end of trailer, so that wire can be redirected to the top of the gate. I make sure that I change wire often so to avoid accidents. Been thinking of taking a pic over 3 years, so sorry. Total cost under $90 with new parts. No welding involved. Under one hour.

anchor ---> spring 1+2----->pulley--->gate
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