I want to make some sort of set up to help lift the gate on my utility trailer. What I came up with is when the gate is closed position, attach a spring to the floor and run it up to the gate at a 45 degree angle and attatch it to the gate. When you fold down the gate the springs will stretch out and lay flat on the bottom of the floor and gate. Put a spring on each side as far over out of the way as possible. I figured each spring would be only 2-3 inches wide and would not take up that much space. The only problem is where to get the springs. I thought about the springs on my snow plow but they are to stiff and short. And Ideas, or easer or less cost effective way for making something would be great.