Gorilla-Lift 2-Sided Tailgate Lift Assist, Model# 40101042G
I extended the tailgate on the trailer and it was very heavy so I lookup lift assist and chose Gorilla-lift and it work great. It was easy to install and I could lift the gate with one hand. I would order it again.
August 26, 2014
This product is so good, I have bought a second set for a second trailer. I have a nephew who was so impressed with them he bought a set for his trailer and my son has a set on his trailer also.
August 17, 2014
Instructions not adequate
Great product idea and it works well. The directions on where to attach the cables to the tailgate is a table supposing materials of construction but does not address overall weight of the tailgate. Weight is a key factor in correct attachment location. Trial and error is what I had to use. Would recommend finding a way to temporarily attaching the cables to the tailgate to avoid drilling many holes. We actually bought 2 units. The tailgate on the second trailer was too light for the guidelines in the instructions. The gate was extremely hard to lower. We had to install with slack in the cables, but it does work. There should be an easier way to adjust spring tension rather than having to drill more 1/2" holes.
August 1, 2014
wonderful product, installed well on heavy home-made ramp that was installed on 16' lawn mower trailer. No more loud banging on way down and does not take 2 people to lift gate anymore.
July 31, 2014
Gorlila tail gate lift assit
I have a 7x12 trailer and it has a 7x6 metal frame and wire mesh on it. With five 1 1/2 square tubing in the center and set about 1 ft apart . I have back problems and am on oxygen 24x7 and can't get down very good to lift it up. This Gorilla Lift lets me hook my toes under it and flip it up and catch it and lift it, with one finger, and on up to lock it in place.It was one of the best things I ever bought for my self.
July 26, 2014
Very good design with the ability to change to fit your trailer. Heavy painted with little or no chance of chipping. Product looks great and is exactly what I needed. Easily lifts my 6.5'x5' gate. - I would buy again.
July 21, 2014
Fairly simple installation. Simple tools and easy to follow instructions. This will help my back from lifting my tailgate on my utility trailer for many years to come.
July 20, 2014
tailgate lift assist
Appearance is top notch. Installation not difficult. Only problem was that with both springs used, the lift gate would not stay down - too much tension. For most gates, only one spring will work best.
July 19, 2014
A Must Have
This gate does exactly what the video shows. Had my wife come outside to verify that it worked properly. She was skeptical at first, but she knows how heavy the tail gate is on our 16' trailer. She sure was amazed at how effortlessly it was to open and close. In her words, " no more gut buster opening/ closing that darn heavy tailgate". I'm glad that I was told about the Gorilla-Lift, best invention yet!
July 15, 2014
Thanks Northern for the e-mail containing this product I did not know that they were available till I received you e-mail and I had just been told by my eye doctor to not lift anything heavy.
This is a great product for anyone with tailgate on a trailer. It is a must have and it works great. The tailgate can be lifted by anyone even with back problems. If you can not lift it with one finger you don't have it installed right. I only had to use the large spring to lift my four foot by six foot tailgate. I modified my installation a little instead of using the loops of the cable to attach to the bolt. I used some small clevises between the loop and the bolt, that way if I need to remove the tailgate I don't have to remove the bolts, just lift and twist the clevis and the tailgate is ready to come off with no tools required.
It took me a while to install but the installation is fairly straight forward. The instructions say drill 1/2 inch holes for 5/16in. bolts and it comes with 2&1/2 inch bolts. I drilled the holes just large enough to accept the shank of the 5/6" bolt and used one inch bolts so I did not have an excess amount of bolt extending out of 1/4 in angle.
My only complaint with the system is that even though the instructions say that the hardware is standard 5/6 inch and 3/4 inch it is not you can not use a standard 5/6 in nut on the bolts supplied nor does a 1/2 in wrench fit. The same is true with the 1/2 in bolt that goes on the tailgate it is not a true 1/2 in. bolt a 1/2 in. nut will start and screw part way on but that is it and a 3/4 in. wrench will tighten the nuts but they don't fit properly. Other that that gripe it is a wonderful system makes my life much safer and simpler.
July 11, 2014