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Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist w/ Cable - 300 lbs

Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist w/ Cable - 300 lbs

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This system uses stainless steel cables with sturdy springs to make it easy for you to raise and lower the tailgate on your open utility trailer. Units mount on both sides of the trailer to assist each side of the tailgate evenly, preventing warping. Lowest Prices for the best tailgate from Gorilla-Lift. Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist w/ Cable - 300 lbs part number GL1 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Gorilla-Lift Tailgate - GL1

  • Tailgate Assist
  • Trailer Tailgate
  • Gorilla-Lift
  • Steel
  • 300 lbs

This system uses stainless steel cables with sturdy springs to make it easy for you to raise and lower the tailgate on your open utility trailer. Units mount on both sides of the trailer to assist each side of the tailgate evenly, preventing warping.


Features:

  • Lift assist allows you to easily lift and lower the tailgate on your utility trailer
    • Cables attach to springs in the rear of the units and take on the weight of the tailgate
  • 2-Piece system attaches to both sides of trailer for even, uniform lifting and lowering of tailgate
    • Reduces wear and helps prevent damage to hinges
    • Helps keep tailgate from warping
  • Durable stainless steel cables
  • Self-lubricating, thermoplastic rollers help guide the cables, control movement, and reduce wear
  • Rust-resistant eco-finish on springs ensures lasting quality
  • Sturdy solid steel tubing has corrosion-resistant powder coat finish
  • Fast, easy installation with included hardware
    • Drilling required


Specs:

  • Application: open utility trailers with square-tube, round-tube, or angle-iron side walls
    • Trailer side rail height: 12" to 24" from trailer bed
    • Trailer tailgate height: 4' to 6' from trailer bed
  • Weight capacity: 300 lbs
  • Individual unit dimensions: 6' long x 2" wide x 2" tall
  • Spring length: 25"
  • Cable dimensions: 58" long x 3/16" diameter
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Detail of housing assembly, rollers, and cable for Gorilla-Lift trailer tail gate lifter

The Gorilla-Lift tailgate assist reduces the amount of force needed to lift or lower your tailgate. It is comprised of 2 separate units that mount to both sides of your trailer. With even tension applied to each side of the tailgate, the tailgate is able to be raised and lowered evenly, reducing wear on the hinges and helping to prevent warping. Each unit has a spring located in the back. This spring attaches to the cable that hooks onto your tailgate.


Gorilla-Lift trailer tail gate lifter allows you to easily lift and lower your tail gate

When you lower the tailgate, the majority of the load is taken on by the springs, thereby decreasing the amount of weight that you have to manage. When you raise the tailgate, the springs, which extended as the gate lowered, will begin to retract, thus helping to pull the tailgate back into the upright position, again limiting the weight that you are responsible for lifting. As you raise and lower your tailgate, the self-lubricating thermoplastic rollers help to guide the cables in and out. This controls the movement of the cables for smooth and steady operation of the assist, and it also reduces wear on the cables.




GOR2LIFT Gorilla Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist w/ Cable

Replaces 40101042GS

Installation Details GL1 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist w/ Cable - 300 lbs - GL1

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (218 Customer Reviews)

This system uses stainless steel cables with sturdy springs to make it easy for you to raise and lower the tailgate on your open utility trailer. Units mount on both sides of the trailer to assist each side of the tailgate evenly, preventing warping.

- GL1
by:

I've had two back surgeries so I was very hopeful these would help with raising and lowering a heavy tractor ramp on my new trailer. They have exceeded my expectations.. I can literally use one hand to raise and lower the ramp... I would like to offer a install tip.. use a adjustable wood clamp to align the two tubes when tightening the bolts and they will be perfectly aligned. Great product.


Comments
Great... bought s second one for my lawnmower trailer !
michael p - 01/18/2021


- GL1
by:

I have been wanting this lift for some time and so glad I ordered it from etrailer.com. They had the best price around, quick shipping and customer service is awesome. Total installation time was around 1 hour and easy to do. I have arm, neck and back issues so the trailer ramp was difficult for me to raise and lower. The Gorilla Lift made it so easy to use now, I can't believe I wanted this long to get it! Highly recommend this company and the product!


Comments
This gate lift is fantastic! One year in use and still works like a charm. No problems or issues in the last year nor do I anticipate any. Quality is 100 and this product has exceeded my expectations. Highly Recommend!
Robert - 05/10/2020


- GL1
by:

I could not use an overhead spring with cable running down to the enclosed trailer ramp door because the cable rubbed the wings of my folding wing plane when I loaded it. I mounted three Gorilla lift tubes with internal springs to assist lifting my enclosed trailer heavy ramp door. The Gorilla Lift tubes are attached to one side of my trailer below the level of the wing and elevator so there is no interference during loading. All three Gorilla Lift tubes are on one side due to a door opening on the other side of the trailer. I worry a little about the plastic coating on the Gorilla Lift cables drying, cracking and becoming a maintenance problem later.



- GL1
by:

Should have purchased this years ago. What a difference. I had to do a custom mount on the side of the trailer rails due to the location of my gate latches. Welded on 6 pcs of channel iron, drilled the holes and mounted. This allows you to use the tie downs on the top of the trailer rails and let's the cables stay online with the rollers with no side load. It now takes very little effort to raised and lower the 6'4" x 4'2" gate made with 2" angle iron. Could have gotten away with just one but two makes the gate super easy. The force needed to raise the gate from the ground now measures between 5 & 6 lbs. Product was as advertised and shipping was super quick and free.


Comments
A year later and this thing is great ! Trailers should come stock with these things. Should have bought it sooner.
Joe - 06/02/2019



- GL1
by:

We use this on a commercial truck with landscape ramps, the truck is used everyday, the ramps go up and down a lot! We wore out one set of springs on this but, it's because we use it far more than the average person. I would highly recommend these to anyone with ramps.


Comments
Still going strong after a year!
Rob S - 10/31/2020


- GL1
by:

We put this spring loaded product on our lawn mower trailer to help raise the heavy tailgate. It works perfectly and we wish we had bought it a long time ago. We recommend it to anyone.


Comments
great-wonderful
Ken J - 11/16/2020


- GL1
by:

My trailer had a heavy back braking tailgate/ramp. I installed one side and it was enough lift to allow anyone to operate the tailgate. I installed the other side cause I don't have a second trailer to use it on. With both on, the ramp has almost no weight to it. It's a simple straight forward product that works great. Quality is well worth the price. My installation was slightly more difficult due to the trailer having extended sides. I had to use a piece of flatbar to offset the yellow tubes slightly. I included a pic and you can see the offset bracket if you look closely.



- GL1
by:

We have had our Gorilla lift system for 1 year and are thrilled every time we use our trailer for any project we get ourselves into! The Gorilla Gate lift is so simple to install and adjust i don't know why i ever had a trailer without one? Next time i have it out, i will snap a pic and add it to my review. Thankyou for this amazing product!


Comments
Our Gorilla Lift still works like the day it was installed ! smooth strong and always there to help me out. I had a spinal cord injury 35yrs ago and get a little weaker and slower each year, but the Gorilla Lift lets me go and help like anyone else. Thank You Gorilla Lift!!!
Sam W - 01/13/2021


- GL1
by:

The gorilla Tellgate lift is awesome! I can lift a tailgate with one finger and do the same as far as putting it down .It makes my life a whole lot easier lifting the tailgate!



- GL1
by:

This was easy as heck to install. Enjoyed not breaking my back to open this trailer ramp anymore haha. This is a must for all trailer gates.



- GL1
by:

I could never go back to life without the Gorilla tailgate lift assist. It was tricky installing on a 15 year old 12 ft. PJ's single axle trailer due to structural side rail supports that just happened to foul the locations where the bolt holes were needed. We worked around the problem but even with that frustration I love my lift assist and my back loves it even more so.



- GL1
by:

Love my gorilla lift. My brother made a trailer for me to haul my riding mower on. It's a great trailer but the tailgate/ramp was made of steel and so was very heavy. I needed his help to install the lift, but it has really made my life easier as I mow several lawns and have to lift the gate multiple times a day sometimes. I highly recommend the gorilla lift!!


Comments
Great! I still love it. One of the best things I have ever purdhased.
Karon R - 06/21/2020


- GL1
by:

The Gorilla lift works great. My tailgate was impossible to lift by myself, but now one hand does it easily. I needed to be creative to mount it on the outside of the top plate due to the rear post, but a piece of angle iron did the trick.



- GL1
by:

The gorilla lift is a very easy item to install. The instructions where very clear and troubleshooting tells you what the problem is and how to fix it. Shipping was fast got it w days before it was due.


Comments
Great, best thing since sliced bread
Larry - 02/21/2021


- GL1
by:

Great product for me and the ease it makes in lifting the tailgates on my trailers has really taken a load off of my back and shoulders


Comments
Great, makes lifting my tailgates so much easier. Tks.
Jerry A - 11/03/2020


- GL1
by:

I have a utility trailer with a bi-fold gate that was too heavy to operate and the use of the Gorilla 1 helped with the ease of use. I had to make a cable guide that was mounted in the box tubing of the first section of the bi-fold gate and the cable end was attached about 4 inches from the hinge of the second gate. This allowed assistance in the weight of second section of the gate as was lifted to lower the first section of the gate. From the lowered position, the cable tension allowed the weight balance of the full gate to retract with ease and automatically fold.



- GL1
by:

We wish we'd bought this years ago. I do a lot of the mowing and handling the trailer ramp/tailgate is hard on my back and shoulder. I decided to buy from someone besides the big online retailers and ETRAILER'S price was comparable. I like the ease of ETRAILER'S website and appreciated the video on the installation. We did the install in about 1 1/2 hours. Looking forward to using the gorilla lift!



- GL1
by:

Did just what it was supposed to do. Can lift tailgate with ease now, so well balanced it will stop in any position I stop it at. Only had to use one side. Keeping left over for spare parts, should I ever need them, r for another trailer. Great product.


Comments
GREAT working just as good as it did when I installed it. Good job. ???? Read a review that cable rubbed locking mechanism on their trailer. Move assembly back, go to Walmart, buy a 2-3” wide chair roller and install at end of tube on his trailer and cable will ride on roller when u let tailgate down. Mine works like a charm. Think they cost less than $8 bucks. Had to modify just a bit. ??
Donny C - 09/19/2020


- GL1
by:

The Gorilla-Lift was installed on my almost forty year old utility trailer that I have recently dove tailed, painted and new wood. The tail gate is 5’ x5’ made of 2” tubing and expanding metal (heavier thanI wanted to lift). You can see by the pictures all it took was one lift with the larger spring to do the job. Was adjusted to where you take your hand off it stays put. The Gorilla- Lift was recommended by a friend that has one installed on a much heavier tail gate that works great. I would recommend the Gorilla-Lift to my friends.



- GL1
by:

They definitely do a good job assisting in lifting the ramp on my trailer



- GL1
by:

Makes lifting the tailgate ramp on my trailer so much easier. This is such a great product and I highly recommend it for anybody with a trailer With a liftgate ramp especially if you have back problems or want to avoid back injuries.



- GL1
by:

Great device for people with lifting limitations. I can actually raise my tailgate on my trailer with my foot



- GL1
by:

I love it. East to install


Comments
Love it
Michael - 05/03/2021


- GL1
by:

I ordered a new Gorilla Lift for one of our landscape trailers. I was just going to order the rollers and cables, but found that ordering the whole package was cheaper than just ordering some parts. I ordered it on Tuesday and it arrived today(Thursday), and shipping was free. I have had excellent service from etrailer and will continue to order from them for our lawn and landscape business.


Comments
It still works like a champ. Have them on all 3 of my landscape trailers. Occasionally have to replace a broken cable, but very easy to do.
Todd - 06/14/2020


- GL1
by:

It arrived quickly, very heavy construction. Followed the instructions and installation was easy. When I was trying to adjust the tension for the gate it caused some frustration, fortunately there is a troubleshooting guide which addressed my problem. The lift works as advertised, effortlessly raises or lowers, and eliminates my concern about dropping the gate by accident. I highly recommend it


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Ask the Experts about this Gorilla-Lift Tailgate

  • Weighing Tailgate to Find Which Tailgate Lift Assist Can be Used
    The easiest method to weighing your trailer's tailgate would be to use a hanging scale with the appropriate capacity as they are both inexpensive and easy to find. That would allow you to know whether or not you need the 200 lb capacity Rack'Em Double Barrel Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist # RA-27C, which you would only need one of, or the 300 lb capacity Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist # GL1, which would require use on both sides of the tailgate. I've added...
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  • Gorilla Lift Compatibility with Tall Side Utility Trailer with Ramp
    The Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist w/ Cable - 300 lbs # GL1 will be right on the edge of working with your trailer dimensions but it will not be a direct fit. You would need to use a different length of cable 3/16 inch diameter to make it work properly and that cable would need to be obtained from a local hardware store. The 58 inches from loop end to loop end of the Replacement Cable with Quick Link for Gorilla Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift # GLC1-Q1 will be too...
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  • Rear Ramp Door Lift Spring Recommendation for Enclosed Trailer
    For enclosed trailer ramp/doors the best option is the style of spring that mounts to the top of the rear door frame and pulls the ramp up like the Enclosed Trailer Ramp Spring # 362SW61. The Gorilla Lift you mentioned only works on utility trailer with raised bed rails.
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  • Can the Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist Be Installed On a Trailer With Tall Sides
    If you wanted to use the Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist part # GL1 on your utility trailer with tall sides you would need to have a rail that is 12" to 24" from trailer floor. It does not look like there is one from the photo you attached but I could be wrong. That said, if you do not have this rail then you could install one of your own but that would be the only way for you to use the lift assist. The height of your tailgate will not be an issue. I have attached...
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  • How to Adjust Assist Tension on the Gorilla Lift Tailgate Assist
    To incraese the tension on your Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist w/ Cable part # GL1 the connection points on the ramp should be mover higher on the ramp. Move it up and check for assist and just set it to your preference. Once you have found the sweet spot permanently attach the cables and you are set. I've included the video I did on this system to show the exact process.
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  • Recommended Lift Gate Assist For Utility Trailers
    The Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist w/ Cable - 300 lbs # GL1 is a great system that I highly recommend because it utilizes stainless steel cables with sturdy springs to assist each side of the tailgate evenly to prevent warping. I've attached a couple videos as well as the link to the item's page for purchase. This makes raising and lowering your tailgate easy and controlled.
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  • Installing Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist on Split Trailer Gate
    When installing the Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist # GL1 you will want to attach the cable to the inside portion of the gate (closest to the trailer). This is simply because you want to have it secured to the stationary side of the gate, as putting it on the outside of the gate (the side that actually flips up when folding it down) would require you to work against the tension of the Tailgate List Assist every time you unfold the gate/ramp. I do also recommend making...
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  • Recommendation For Trailer Lift Gate Assist
    Yes. We have two products that meet your description. I recommend the Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist w/ Cable - 300 lbs # GL1 which is most similar to what you currently have. This has a cable on each side to help with lifting and lowering the tailgate. The other option is also a good one and can be used on one side or two. It is the Rack'Em Double Barrel Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist w/ Chain - 200 lbs # RA-27C. This system uses a springs and chain instead...
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  • Compatibility of Gorilla-Lift Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist with Dove Tail Trailer
    The Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Lift Assist you'd looked at (as are all the ones we offer) require that top of the trailer sides be between 12-14 inches above the trailer floor and the tailgate itself be 4-6 feet above the trailer floor. If your trailer meets the parameters, the # GL1 lift assist would work great for you. I've linked a video showing the installation procedure.
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  • How To Lower Spring Tension of Gorilla Lift Tailgate Assist
    I attached a page from the install instructions for your Gorilla Lift Tailgate Assist # GL1 that covers how to lower the spring tension.
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  • Will Trailer Tailgate Lift-Assist Work With 4 Ft Folding Tailgate
    The Gorilla-Lift Tailgate Lift Assist # GL1 is designed for trailers with side rail height from 12 to 24 inches from the trailer bed and a tailgate height from 4 ft to 6 ft from the trailer bed. We also have the Rack'Em Double Barrel # RA-27C that requires a side rail height from 10 to 15 inches form the trailer bed and a tailgate height at least 44 inches form the trailer bed. If your trailer and tailgate fit this criteria, either of these lift-assist systems will work for you....
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  • Replacement Spring and Cable Recommendation for a Gorilla Lift GL1
    The correct replacement spring and cable you would want for your Gorilla Lift part # GL1 is the part # GSCC-400. There will be a bolt and nut at the end of the # GL1 that holds the spring. When there's not tension on the system you will need to remove that bolt and nut so that you can get the old spring out. You will also need to remove the rollers at the other end of the unit so that you can pull the spring and cable all the way out.
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  • Compatibility of Gorilla Lift Tailgate Lift Assist with Split Ramp Trailer Gate
    The Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist w/ Cable - 300 lbs # GL1 will work on a split ramp trailer gate. You will install it in the exact same way, you will just split the weight capacity so each ramp will have 150 lb weight capacity and will only lift from the outer edge. You may choose to use a basic latch like the Bolt-On Zinc Spring Latch # SL716 to connect your ramps when desired for full lift assist function.
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  • Can the Gorilla Lift Ramp Assist be Used on Bi Fold Ramp Trailer
    The Gorilla Lift part # GL1 that you referenced could be used on a bi-fold style trailer ramp, but you should note that it would not help at all for extending the second folded portion of the ramp. It would with the first portion of the ramp though.
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  • How Do You Replace The Cable On Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist
    There is a bolt and nut at the end of part # GL1 that holds the spring in place. When there is no tension on the system you will need to remove the bolt and nut so that you can get the old spring out. You will also need to remove the rollers at the other end of the unit so that you can pull the spring and cable all the way out. After assembling the cable and spring you would reverse the steps you took to remove them from the GL1.
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  • Will One Gorrilla Lift Tailgate Assist Work for 5 Foot by 4 Foot Trailer Tailgate
    The Gorilla Lift # GL1 for trailer tailgates has a 300 lb capacity. For a tailgate that measures 5 foot by 4 foot you should be just fine getting by with just one.
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  • What are Trailer Side Rail Requirements to Install Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift
    In order for the Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist # GL1 to work properly it needs to install on trailer side rails that are totally horizontal and not sloping down. The height of the rails needs to be 12 to 24 inches from the bed of the trailer as well. If it's possible to modify your trailer to fit these specs this would only way to fit this kit. The side rails can be square-tube, round-tube, or angle-iron.
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  • How to Fix the Gorilla-Lift Cables Coming in Contact with Trailer Gate Latches
    We have a latch that will help you secure your trailer gate when it is upright and should not interfere with the cables on the Gorilla-Lift # GL1. Redline makes a Bolt-On Stainless Steel Spring Latch # SL716SS that you can install in a vertical position on your door instead of the spring latch in your picture that is horizontal. If you install this latch vertically on the trailer ramp's edge, you should experience no contact between the latch and the cable. I recommend installing the...
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  • Can Gorilla Lift Tailgate Assist GL1 Be Used on Round Tube Trailer Frame
    Yes, the Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist w/ Cable # GL1 can be installed on a utility trailer frame that is constructed with round-tubing. However, there is an alternate installation if round-tubes are larger than 2 inches in diameter. Gorilla-Lift advises that you might need longer carriage bolts before installation on a round-tube that is larger than 2inches. They also suggest that the Gorilla-Lift can be spot-welded on to the side of the trailer rails instead of...
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  • Can Gorilla-Lift Tailgate Lift Assist be Used on Folding Trailer Ramp
    The Gorilla-Lift Tailgate Lift Assist # GL1 could be used on a folding ramp. Yes, it should be attached to the first section of the ramp that is connected to the trailer. You could either fold the ramp and then lift or if your ramp allows you can use the lift assist to raise the entire ramp before folding.
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  • Could Gorilla Lift # GL1 be Used on Dovetail Trailer
    The Gorilla Lift part # GL1 could potentially work on a dovetail trailer but it would really depend on the the setup of the trailer as there are several types of dovetail trailer configurations. As long as the dovetail had a railing that was between 12-14 inches tall and the ramp was held in the vertical position this would work just fine. Other configurations would not work. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Can Gorilla-Lift Be Installed on Trailer with 2 Inch Round Side Rails
    The Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist # GL1 that you referenced can be applied to an open utility trailer with round-tube side walls. I spoke with my contact at Gorilla-Lift and she confirmed that it will work on your trailer's 2 inch round tubing. The bolts that are included with Gorilla-Lift for installation on the side rails measure 2-1/2 inches long. If these bolts are not long enough to install the lift on your 2 inch round rails, you may need to longer 5/16 inch...
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  • Will Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Work With Landscape Truck With Split Gate
    The Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift products like Item # GL1 are great but unfortunately are designed to work with utility trailers with square tube, round-tube, or angle-iron side walls. They are not purposed for truck gates and I do not recommend using them in this capacity. If you want to use the Gorilla-Lift on a utility trailer then a great choice so long as it fits your situation. Something like the DeeZee Tailgate Assist, Item # DZ43300, is a better choice for your...
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  • What Is the Length of the Visible Cable on the Gorilla-Lift Tailgate Lift Assist?
    The Gorilla-Lift Tailgate Lift Assist, # GL1 is one of my favorite products on our website. This system uses stainless steel cables with sturdy springs to make it easy to raise and lower the tailgate on your open utility trailer. Both sides of the gate are lifted evenly which prevents warping of your gate. The total length of the cable is 58" and it is attached to the dual springs, which are 25". Approximately 10" - 11" of the cable are visible outside of the unit when it is not in use....
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  • Will Gorilla Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist Work On Trailer With Wooden Side Rails
    If the wooden rails on your trailer are strong enough and you can mount the system securely, you will have no problem using the Gorilla Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist, part # GL1 with your trailer. I recommend using an additional metal support for the hardware when mounting it so that it does not pull through the wood and risk becoming loose.
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  • Diameter of the Cable On the Gorilla Lift Tailgate Assist # GL1
    I went and pulled a Gorilla Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist # GL1 from our warehouse to measure the diameter of the cable and found that it has a .15 of an inch diameter and is not coated. We haven't had any issues from our customers with the cable failing, but we do offer a replacement cable # GSCC-400 if that were to occur.
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  • Trailer Tailgate Latch Recommendations For Trailer Pulled by a Dodge Ram Pickup
    While the Gorilla Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist # GL1 is a sturdy product that reduces the lift force needed to close the gate as well as slows the gates opening, I must recommend that you always have a latch or lock on your trailer. The Gorilla Lift by itself is not enough to keep the gate to your trailer closed while traveling. If you need a tailgate latch for your trailer, I recommend the Redline Bolt-On Stainless Steel Spring Latch # SL716SS. It features a stainless steel...
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  • What Size Ramp Does and Height of Side Rails Does Gorilla Lift GL1 Fit
    If the side rails of your trailer are between 12 and 24 inches above the bed the Gorilla Lift part # GL1 would fit and work well. The tailgate then has to be between 4 and 6 feet in height above the trailer bed when up. So if your tailgate/ramp is between 4 and 6 feet this will work well. This also works find on most all angle iron.
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  • Replacement Cable and Spring Recommendation for a Gorilla Lift Tailgate Assist part # GL1
    Unless it was overloaded or otherwise misused the cable of the Gorilla Lift Tailgate Assist part # GL1 should not have snapped. This product is covered by a 1 year warranty, if you bought it less than a year ago you should contact the retailer you bought the product from. As long as the product wasn't misused the other cable shouldn't break anytime soon. For a replacement cable and spring you would want the Replacement Spring part # GSCC-400. If the rollers look fine and seem to be...
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