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Replacement Cables for Conventional Ramp Door Spring - 150" Long - Qty 2

Replacement Cables for Conventional Ramp Door Spring - 150" Long - Qty 2

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Replacement cables fit enclosed trailer ramp door spring (9500468). Each cable measures 150" long x 1/8" diameter. Call 800-298-8924 to order M-3 and Associates accessories and parts part number CAB1-8CB150 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all M-3 and Associates products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Cables for Conventional Ramp Door Spring - 150" Long - Qty 2. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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M-3 and Associates Accessories and Parts - CAB1-8CB150

  • Enclosed Trailer Parts
  • Ramp Spring
  • M-3 and Associates
  • Cable

Replacement cables fit enclosed trailer ramp door spring (9500468). Each cable measures 150" long x 1/8" diameter.


Features:

  • Replaces the cables for the conventional ramp door spring (9500468) on your 8' wide enclosed trailer
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Cable dimensions: 150" long x 1/8" diameter
  • Quantity: 2 cables


Warning: It is recommended that only individuals who have experience winding torsion springs install this product. If you have not worked with a torsion spring system before, we recommend contacting a local garage door company to install this system.



9500265 M-3 Replacement Cables for Enclosed Trailer Ramp Spring - 174" Long - Set of 2 (ERS160D96)

CAB1/8CB150





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Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for M-3 Enclosed Trailer Ramp Spring Replacement Cables Review and Installation

Hi there, enclosed trailer owners. Today, we're going to be taking a look at M-3's Replacement Cables for Enclosed Trailer Ramp Springs. This is what our replacement cables look like when they're installed. Then you can see here we have our original cable, and in comparison it's covered with surface rust, which is going to lead to premature failure. If we follow on further down the line, you'll see we have sections that are frayed, and then we do have a section that's broken as well. Keeping an eye out when you see this on your cables can help you be proactive and replace them before they break.

Once your cable has broken, it does make the installation a bit more difficult, especially if both cables on each side break, and then it greatly increases the amount of time that it takes to replace the cables. You know you don't want to spend that time out there. You'd rather be doing the things you enjoy doing.Replacing your cables before they break will allow you to simply just take off your old cable and replace it while your tension is being supported, but if your cable does break, especially on both sides, you have to adjust your tension, which is the more difficult and time-consuming part of an installation. This is the most dangerous part. If the coils we're to unwind, you could potentially harm yourself.The cable is a 1/8th diameter braided steel, which is the most common size, and it measures 150" in length, which is going to be about right for most of your enclosed trailers.Now with broken cables, it can be dangerous to open your trailer, as you're now supporting all the weight, but with properly working cables, as you can see here, it lowers itself down nice and easy.

When raising it back up without your cables if they we're broken, it'd be very difficult, and if you lift improperly, you could hurt your back or your knees, but with our cables and proper working order, we lifted up with almost no effort.We'll now walk through replacing your cables together so you can have the confidence to do it at home. If you still feel uncomfortable with replacing your cables on a loaded spring assembly, then you can take the replacement cable part here etrailer.com to your local garage door repair company and they can get those swapped out for you.We've all been in this situation and it's no good for anybody. You open up your door and all of a sudden you've got a lot of weight bearing down on you because one of your cables has broke, and this is gonna make it significantly more difficult to lift our door back into position. Our replacement cables here are going to take our broken cable and make it just like new. It comes in a set of two, so we'll be able to replace the other side as well if we need to.The first thing you're going to need to do when the cable breaks on your trailer is determine the appropriate length you need.

This cable here is a pair of 150" cables. This will work in most situations, but it's important that when your door is fully open, the cable length is at least as long as the distance between your two attachment points, so we're going to make that measurement now. We're measuring from the attachment point on our spring assembly located inside of the top of the trailer down to our attachment point at the end of our door while our door is fully open. For our trailer here, we're measuring 115". Since our cable is 150", we know that we have enough length for the door to fully open, and you do want to have a little bit of excess to wrap around the spring assembly to make sure that it is nice and solid and operate smoothly around the roller.You can see that here on the other side that is not broken, the doors fully opened and you can see that the cable still has a couple of wines around the roller assembly and then also on the guide section here.

This one, you always want to make sure that the cable is wrapped around when the door is open, and then here on the intersection it's okay if you only had maybe one loop or just that little half loop there.Now since we do still have one cable intact, we still have tension on our spring assembly, so you want to keep this in mind. You don't want to just go taking anything loose, these bolts here, these square head bolts that are located on your pulley end and on the other side of your spring is what is used to adjust the tension. If you take those loose while they're still tension on it, they will unwind and it can be dangerous, so you want to make sure that you have everything in place before you take anything loose. You also want to make sure that you've got a rod poked into your spring side here if you take these loose so that way you can hold it. Again, you don't want it to unwind. It can be dangerous and unwind site itself. If you need to unwind it, you want to make sure you're doing that by hand slowly. Now, since ours is still intact and hasn't come loose on this side and we've still got that spring tension on it, we can go right over to our other side and begin hooking our cable in.If both of yours we're broken, you could still do it like this. You would just have some more steps at the end. You'll have a notch on the outside here. We pushed our cable on that so that way the bullet on the end catches on the notch and then we can rewind it around our pulley. Now, the amount you want to ride it around your pulley is going to vary depending on the size of your trailer in the door. Since we are using 150", and that's a fairly standard size, we got pretty lucky and our cable on the other side is a very similar length, so we're going to be winding it up the same amount of turns as our other side. That's usually a good starting point, you know, wind it up and then see where you're at when it's similar looking to your other side.Make sure that when you're winding it around you're going into the grooves and we've got it wound up now about the same amount of turns to our other side, so we're going to go down to our other end and we're going to take a look at how much more or less we may need.Now we're going to check, and as you can see here we've got just about the right amount of cable length. Since we're good here, we can take our hardware loose and we'll attach it to our islet end. We'll remove the hardware there. This is going to vary depending upon your trailer. Take our old one. We're going to reuse our existing hardware to attach the new cable to our assembly. We'll then slide our bolt through our door and then through our ring here. Now, this is actually a pretty good scenario. You're probably thinking, "Well, Hey, your cable's not long enough now to reach." Well, we want to have tension on this cable, so this way we can just lift up on our door slightly, it makes up that small difference in length, make sure our cable stays taut, and then we can reinstall the hardware.Now's a good time to check the operation. We want to see if the door opens and closes smoothly without excessive effort. If everything works fine, then your installation is complete. If you want to replace your other cable, you could do so after you've tested it out. Everything seems nice and smooth. If everything is not nice and smooth and it still feels difficult, you may need to increase the tension on the door. Everything is pretty smooth, but we'll go ahead and show you how you would adjust that tension now.Now to adjust this, the first thing you're going to want to do, I like to use 3/8s extensions to places in there. Any kind of hard rod is going to work. You want to make sure that it's strong enough that it's not going to break when you put it in there, so I wouldn't use anything like wood. Again, 3/8s extensions work great. We're going to start by placing one end. Make sure you have another extension on hand, as you will need at least two to wind your spring. We're going to start with just the one, we're going to put it in place, and then while holding pressure on it, we're going to loosen these. You want to loosen very slowly. Again, you want to make sure you've got pressure on it. If you need to, you can kind of pull down. You know that you're adding more tension to the spring if the cables start to loose it.Now a little tension on it, we're going to loosen each of these here. We're just using an adjustable wrench, as they are typically a square head like this. You'll now feel it. You can feel once you've got it loose, the difference in the spring pressure. It's now wanting to move independently from the bar, which is what we want. We've now got it loose, so you can now increase or decrease the spring pressure by winding it, by pulling it down, or decreasing it back. Since our spring pressure was fine as it was, we're just going to go ahead and tighten it back down.But if you did need to wind it, you would pull down. You would pull against the spring pressure. You would take another extension, put it in the next hole slot, grab that one, pull that one down, and then just alternate from one to the next, going a quarter turn at a time until you've got the right tension. You will have to periodically check to see how easily the door opens. You don't want to over-tension it. If the door wants to start pulling itself up without any additional pressure from you, you've got it too tight, and if the door is difficult to open, you don't have it tight enough. Make sure that you've got these all the way snug before taking your extensions out, because again, your extension you're holding on it is the only thing keeping the spring from unwinding.Now if you still have some slack in one end after you've adjusted your spring pressure, you can fix that single end by loosening the bolts here and rotating the pulley on the shaft until that play has gone. You want to make sure if you take these loose that you've got something supporting everything, so we've got our other sides still attached, and we've also still got our rod in the bar here because again, you don't want any of this to come free spinning away from you. Now we know this side's not going to free spin because this cable was previously broken and it wasn't uncoiling with nothing that was attached to it, but again, you want to make sure you've got all that stuff in place as a safety precaution.Now that we've got the one cable installed, we can repeat that same process here on the other side to install the cable over here. Most of the times you only have a cable break, Once you've got the cable wrapped around and installed the bottom, you don't typically have to do any adjustments up here other than maybe taken out a little bit of slack if the cable was slightly different length than your other one if you're not replacing both. If both cables break, however, your spring is going to unwind and you are going to have to make those adjustments up here. Once you've attached both cables, you'll then have to wind your springs up.We're not going to do our other side and we're going to repeat that procedure, but we've got a little tension on this so it can be a little dangerous to just take it loose down at the other end and then put your new one on. Beforehand, we're going to relieve a little pressure on it, and we're going to do this by just pulling down a little bit to unwind it. You'll see slack appear in your cable when you do this. Then we're going to shove another extension up there, and that's going to rest against the top, or it can even arrest against this piece here, whichever is a harder piece that you know is not going to get any damage to it. Then you'll let that rest there with slack on it, and now we can safely remove our cable without worrying about any tension causing it to move and potentially cut or hurt yourself.Now that our cable is free, we're going to replace it just like we did the other side. Here's a glimpse of our cable that was still intact, but as you can see here if we go down our cable, we've got plenty of frayed ends. This is pretty common. It's going to happen over time as you use it. It's under constant pressure, it's winding, it's unwinding, it's twisting, and the ends do fray, and this is what eventually leads to breakage.Now with both of them installed, let's check it out. It winds up nice and easy, very minimal effort, and when we come back down, it comes down nice and easy. We don't have to pull it down, it lowers itself down nice and slow.That completes our look at M-3's Replacement Cables for Enclosed Trailer Ramp Springs.


Customer Reviews

Replacement Cables for Conventional Ramp Door Spring - 150" Long - Qty 2 - CAB1-8CB150

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (80 Customer Reviews)

Replacement cables fit enclosed trailer ramp door spring (9500468). Each cable measures 150" long x 1/8" diameter.

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cables were exactly what i wanted and supplied in a good, timely manner. Thank you 566667



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LIKED THE CABLES, TOO BAD THEY WERE FROM CHINA, BET THEY RUST WITHIN A YEAR. 650970



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These cables came in a lot quicker than expected and saved the crew and myself a ton of hassle with our enclosed trailer back ramp, that thing is heavy! Would definitely shop at etrailer again, and they come highly recommended! 399570



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Cable looks fine, just as expected. etrailer has a wide variety of trailer parts and having access to them is great. "Back in the day" it was difficult to locate a place to buy some hard-to-find part until the internet and companies like etrailer. I buy exclusively from them because they always have the parts I need, the parts fit, and they're delivered in a timely manner. 693617



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The cables was a breeze to install 851433



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etrailer always has what I need. Good prices and fast shipping! 822056



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Cables worked well, quality appears to be similar to OEM. 806642



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Very satisfied with my order everything came as I ordered on time not a lot of places can do that with no problems we run a lot of trailers here and I will definitely order again thanks etrailer 738771



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The cables and drum I ordered were as advertised and arrived on the day stated they would. Thank you 729860



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Great service, no problems 692321



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no issues 649652



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The product is excellent. The fit perfectly. Very happy with my purchase. 607134



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Everything looked good and very happy!! 604940



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The cables on my pace 14 foot enclosed trailer we’re broken and frayed I replaced in them with E trailer cables and they worked flawlessly, I would recommend E trailer to anyone 588150



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works great, fits like it is supposed t o. 573381



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Everything as described,everything great at this time 567547



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The cables fit perfectly. Actually better quality than OEM. My ramp door problems are solved!!. Thank you etrailer. 525839



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Received the product earlier then expected. That's always a great thing. 520194



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PERFECT 515867



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Good quality, product description was exact ,fast shipping and the price was good .easily installed and working great with every day use Thank you 515454


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Still going strong ,working perfect with every day use no complaints awesome product Thank you
Brent G - 06/01/2019

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Finally a quality product. Thank you! 514694



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Great product , Quick delivery ! 512713



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Cables arrived on time and were perfect fit. Trailer loaded and headed north. 483852



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After a year the cables are still working well,and look like new. There made very well. 471771


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