|Item Weight||36 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||72 x 2 x 2 inches|
|Item model number||40101042G|
|Manufacturer Part Number||GOR2LIFT|
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Gorilla-Lift 2-Sided Tailgate Lift Assist, Model 40101042GS
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- Raise or lower trailer tailgates with almost no effort
- Adjusts for different sizes and weights of tailgates
- Lighter tailgates will not pop up off the ground and heavier tailgates will not fall to ground
- Fully encloses lifting system inside a housing
- Attaches to your trailer quickly and easily
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The Gorilla-Lift is a revolutionary product that takes the weight off heavy utility trailer tailgates or ramps, enabling them to raise or lower with virtually no effort. Features 2-sided assist and recommended for tailgates 4- to 6-ft. tall with a maximum weight of 300 lbs. Side rails can be square tube, round tube or angle iron. Can extend life of trailer gate. Compatible With: Lift gates, Load Capacity (lbs.): 300, Overall Width (in.): 2, Height (in.): 2, Material Type: Steel with powder coat finish
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The rails are about 6' long, (2) 3' pieces with bolts about 1 in from each end. Look at your trailer and make sure you can drill through your top rail and attach a bolt. Also the bolts they sent are long, I assume they send long ones in case you have tube railing. I switched out the (4) interior bolts for shorter bolts. Didn't need to do so I just like the appearance more. The back bolts on my trailer were located directly between the wheels. I had to drill through the top rail and the fender below. The supplied bolts ere long enough to reach through both plates. While the fender is thinner material it is welded to the sides of my trailer so I am not concerned with the capacity. If anything I will just need to add a larger washer at this location. At the end of my trailer they have a vertical channel to support the gate locks and stiffen the sides. Luckily these have an open bottom. I was able to get a 24" extension for the sockets and install the nut on the bolt.
!!!Very important step!!! Make sure you attach the cables to the gate to see where the permanent attachment should be before drilling. I had to lower my location about 1" from the suggested location to keep our tailgate flat to the ground. Also make sure you check this in the position you will usually have your trailer in. Not thinking at the time the trailer was on a slight uphill grade when I installed the lift, when turned the other direction the gate stays off the ground about 2 inches. Not an issue for loading an ATV but could be a trip hazard. Plan to attach the spare tire to the gate to make sure it always stays down.
How it works:
As for lifting, I can now simply put my foot under the gate and raise it with a slight bump. My 2 yr old even closed it by himself, although that may not be a good thing. To lower you do have to pull down some, when before you had to make sure it didn't drop and smash whatever was underneath.
I will not own a trailer again that does not have one of these installed on the rear gate.
Out of the box there are not to many parts.
Step one, do not leave the springs and cable in the tubes while marking where to drill the holes. They do not tell you this and gave me a headache for nothing. Marking the tubes for drilling is easy, the holes arte kinda tough to drill as you are drilling into steel from your trailer. I started with a small bit then up a couple of sizes then the final 1/2 inch you need. Be careful with the 1/2 one, once through it turned the drill and almost broke my wrist so when close to be through, slow down.
Directions are pretty straight forward. When doing the four little rollers look at the picture on the last page, the direction are confusing but the picture tells it all. Took me about 21/2 hours to install but think I could do the next one in about 45 minutes.
My only question once completed??? Why did I wait so long to order!!!
Buy it you will never regret it.
The installation was not easy for my trailer and took many hours and modifications.
The yellow main body are in 2 parts per each side of the trailer. They have to lineup straight and abutted.
The main problem is that they only provide 2 holes for each piece for mounting and that location is not necessarily suitable.
In my case that location was an empty space (for inserting 2x4 vertically as a sidewall) and could not be used.
And you cannot just drill new holes because it needs to be a square hole for the carriage bolt. They need to provide more holes!
And they could have provided a piece of paper pattern for those holes.
Spring adjustment is another issue. The only adjustment they provide is to either use 2 springs (of light and heavy) or 1 spring per side, and it takes time to try. None of the combination had proper lift, so I wound up making additional holes in the gate to move the posts up.
It works well now, but it took a while. As it is, it does not work for some tailgates and the required modifications can be significant.
It would be nice if they made it a little easier to install.
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it doesnt hold the gate like it says and i followed all instructions and
made all adjustments reccommended.
I have a 5' X 10' trailer with 2 foot high solid sidewalls and the gate is 5' X 4' (2 inch angle...Read more