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Old 04-29-2010, 09:17 PM
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trimmer trap ga-1 gate lift assist

anyone use one of these before? i just bought a gorilla lift assist yesterday. was at the dealer today and saw the trimmer trap one in a magazine
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:01 PM
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I almost bought one, then decided to get a garage door spring and mounted on the top rail about 2 ft in front of my gate, mounted the other end to my gate near the top on the side and it works great. Doesn't take up as much room either. I put a short piece of pvc pipe over it for grabbing it safely and not getting pinched. $34 total and about 2 hrs. I can flip the gate up with 1 ft and catch it. But it won't look as nice as yours but I don't trip over it at all.
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:23 PM
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i dont recommend the gorilla or the trimmer trap or any that look like those. they all failed and fell apart on us so we changed styles and went to the elegator and it has been great, and actually stronger with no hitches.
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:29 PM
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I almost bought one, then decided to get a garage door spring and mounted on the top rail about 2 ft in front of my gate, mounted the other end to my gate near the top on the side and it works great. Doesn't take up as much room either. I put a short piece of pvc pipe over it for grabbing it safely and not getting pinched. $34 total and about 2 hrs. I can flip the gate up with 1 ft and catch it. But it won't look as nice as yours but I don't trip over it at all.
thats great to hear.
now back to the topic on hand...trimmer trap ga-1
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:10 PM
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i dont recommend the gorilla or the trimmer trap or any that look like those. they all failed and fell apart on us so we changed styles and went to the elegator and it has been great, and actually stronger with no hitches.
That was what I wanted but instead built a homemade version of. The simple design is hard to beat.
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Old 04-30-2010, 12:38 AM
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Lift gate system

Have elegator, bought two, super heavy gate. Not long to install, 5Lbs up and down. Worth every dime?
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Old 04-30-2010, 08:28 PM
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