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  • Recommended Ramp Spring for Toy Hauler Ramp
  • We have ramp springs that would work well for you, but the springs part # GSCC-400 are not intended for what you are looking to do. Typically for toy haulers ramp springs like the part # ERS80S66 are what we recommend. This installs above the rear door frame and allows it to easily be lifted. The installation instructions for this product are recommended for individuals who have experience winding torsion springs. If you have not worked with a torsion spring system before, we recommend...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Compatibility of the Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist on Round-Tube Trailer Frames
  • 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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  • Is the Gorilla Lift Cable Available Separately for the Gorilla Lift # GL1
  • Because the attachment of the cable on the Gorilla Lift, # GL1, to the Spring could be a safety issue, the cable is not available separately. You would need to purchase the Spring and Cable Kit, # GSCC-400, to replace the cable.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Length of Replacement Cable for Gorilla-Lift Tailgate Lift Assistant
  • The entire cable to the end of each loop is about 57-1/4 inches. Between the clamps on each end before the loops is about 51-1/4 inches. The replacement cable for the Gorilla-Lift Tailgate Lift Assist # GL1 is # GLC1-Q1.
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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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  • 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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  • Roller Material on Gorilla-Lift Replacement Roller Assembly Part # GMNR925
  • The Gorilla-Lift Replacement Roller Assembly, part # GMNR925, consists of two each of the rollers, pins and clips along with four washers. The rollers themselves are machined from a high-density hard thermoplastic compound similar to nylon. The dimensions of the rollers and other parts are noted on the photo provided.
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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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  • 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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  • Will Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist Hold Tailgate When Towing Trailer
  • Typically, a tail gate on a trailer will have a pin that holds the tail gate in place when it is raised for transporting. I would not rely on the Gorilla-Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist, part # GL1 for the only support when towing. I have attached a link to a product review video you can check out. if you need a latch to hold the tail gate in position I recommend a latch like part # SL716 or part # SL716SS.
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  • Is it Normal to have to Replace Cables on Gorilla Lift Once a Year
  • I would say that it is not normal to have to replace the Gorilla Lift cables with # GLC1-Q1 very often under normal circumstances and certainly not once a year. If the system is overloaded, mounted outside of its specified range, or the trailer is often in extreme weather conditions (a lot of salt) then that would reduce the lifespan. The Gorilla Lift # GL1 is rated for up to 300 pounds for tailgates that are 4 to 6 feet tall. The trailer side rail height also needs to be 12 to 24 inches...
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  • Gorilla Lift Replacement Cable Function and Installation
  • The Replacement Cable with Quick Link for Gorilla Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift # GLC1-Q1 comes with the quick links. I've attached a video to assist in the assembly. That quick link would need to be used in the inner and outer spring but the cable length accounts for this kit so there is no adjustment needed. If you want the spring with the cable mounted, I recommend the Replacement Spring and Cable Kit for Gorilla Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist - Qty 1 # GSCC-400....
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  • Replacement Spring and Cable Kit Recommendation for a Gorilla Lift Tailgate Assist
  • We do not offer the cable separate from the spring for your Gorilla Lift Tailgate Lift Assist part # GL1 so you would need to order the Replacement Spring and Cable Kit # GSCC-400.
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  • Can Single Tailgate Lift Assist be Purchased Instead of Gorilla Lift GL1 that Comes as a Set
  • If you happen to already have the Gorilla Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist, GL1, and one side is in need of repair, we have replacement parts available. We offer the Replacement Roller Assemblies, # GMNR925, and the Replacement Spring and Cable Kit, # GSCC-400. The Gorilla Lift Utility Trailer Tailgate Lift Assist, GL1, is a two-sided tailgate assist system. By attaching to both sides, it helps to prevent trailer gates from warping or the hinges from deteriorating prematurely...
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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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  • Weight Rating of Replacement Spring and Cable Kit for Gorilla Lift GSCC-400
  • The Replacement Spring and Cable Kit for Gorilla Lift, part # GSCC-400, has a weight capacity of 150-lbs. This is used in a set of 2 springs on their # GL1 lift, the total weight rating for which is 300-lbs.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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